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Rotary Club of Shawnee Mission

Wednesdays at noon. (First Wednesday of the month, please check schedule)
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5960 Dearborn Street
Mission, KS  66202
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Growing Futures Early Education Center will host us on Wednesday, October 17 at noon.

8155 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204

We will have a program, announcements, etc. like normal, but we will also be rolling up our sleeves! The group needs help cleaning up their two raised vegetable garden beds for the winter. They will supply the rakes, the club will be donating the yard waste bags, and bring your gloves if you'd like to help! We can take shifts to get the work done, while the rest of the club members have lunch. (We will order in pizza.)

Growing Futures Early Education Center, formerly Head Start of Shawnee Mission, is a non-for-profit organization providing quality early education opportunities and family support services for children in Johnson County. It opened in 1975 as a Head Start summer enrichment program and today serves 250 low-income children and their families.

Rotarian Wayne London provided a little extra service last week. Coach Dre at Shawnee Mission North High School made an emergency request for six dozen doughnuts for their staff meeting. Wayne jumped to it, and made sure that the doughnuts were labeled with Shawnee Mission Rotary (Public Image never stops!) and delivered the doughnuts at 7:30 a.m. last Friday. Safe to say they were well-appreciated! It's great to have these relationships where the help can come in many forms!
World Polio Day is October 24, 2018. Celebrate the achievements in eradicating polio for good with Rotarians and others around the world. 
Rotary International is hosting a live stream event at 5:30 CST. Tune in here.
More locally, there are two events to mark the occasion:
October 24 - World Polio Day Celebration at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka at 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
11:30 am      Welcome
                       District Governor Blanche Parks
                       District Polio Plus Chair Jim Arnett 
                       Pledge of Allegiance
                       Proclamation "World Polio Day"
                       Polio Survivor Testimonials
                       "Lean on Me"
12:30 pm        Closing
12:30 pm        Capitol "Walk for Polio" (One Block) 
1:00 pm          Tour of Capital Building
2:15 pm          Tour of Capital Dome 
Pints for Polio - Martin City Brewery - 410 E. 135th Street Kansas City, MO 64145
Wednesday, November 7th, 5:00 - 8:00 PM on their heated patio. Donations accepted, and $1 will be added to each each beer sold will contribute to the Polio Plus fund. Online registration.
Shawnee Mission Rotary was well represented on Saturday at the District T.E.A.M. training in Lawrence. There was great information shared, Wayne and Joe completed district grant training, and the fun, food and drink was in good supply! We'll be working on a lot of what was discussed this Rotary year. Consider attending next year - it is a great boost for your Rotary membership.
This Thursday, August 16, Shawnee Mission Rotary will be out and about at the Mission Market! The market, at 5635 Johnson Drive, is open each Thursday from 4:30-8:00 p.m. The Rotary club will have a tent this week - sharing information about the club, Rotary International, and about the pancake breakfast at the Sunflower Festival on Saturday, August 25. Please stop by, even if you haven't signed up for a shift to help. It will be a fun evening. 
The pancake trailer and grill will be making a test run at the market on August 16 as a warm-up for the Sunflower Festival. New this year as a test: pancakes and sausage on a stick! We're going to see how they go over, and if they're a hit, offer them at the festival as well.
The Sign-up for the Sunflower Festival on August 25 still has some openings. Check it out and sign up here.
Brandon Hearn
Oct 24, 2018
Recycling- Changes in the Recycling World

Brandon is a Environmental Health Specialist and works for the Department of Health and Envirionment.  He will be speaking with us about changes in recycling market and what we can do to recycle properly. 

Speaker Bio: Brandon Hearn, Environmental Health Specialist with Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, has been providing environmental education for 10 years now. Brandon provides education to school age kids, works with businesses to start waste reduction programs, and does social media through the Johnson County Recycles page on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Larry Sells
Nov 14, 2018
President John Kennedy- Thoughts on the assassination of John F Kennedy.
Bruce Thomas- Meteorologist-
Nov 28, 2018
Changing weather patterns and how they affect us
Shawnee Mission School Choir
Dec 19, 2018
Festival Holiday Songs
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