Follow-up Letter from Innocent Magambi

Rotarian Leaders,
Thank you so much for allowing me to bring Innocent Magambi to your clubs to speak to them about refugees in Africa. He has sent me the following thank you to distribute to you and your clubs if you see fit.  Additional copies of his book “Refugee for Life” are available at if any of your members missed out on the opportunity to get them while we were visiting.
Again, thank you so much. You are doing good in the world. I hope to see you all at the District Foundation Dinner on November 5th.
Marc Horner
District Rotary Foundation Chair 2022-2025 / Past District Governor 2019-2020 Rotary District 6040 / Past President Rotary Club of Kansas City 2011-2012
Keep reading for a message from Innocent.........
Follow-up Letter from Innocent Magambi 2022-10-03 05:00:00Z 0

RI President - September 2022 Message

     Jennifer Jones,    RI President 2022-23

    September 2022

Recently, Nick and I spent time in Guatemala, where we met wonderful fellow Rotary members and families who unofficially adopted me as “Tía Jennifer.” On the third day, after visiting Patzún in the mountainous western highlands, we set out for Lake Atitlán, which we needed to reach by nightfall. If we took a back road we could get there faster. Locals told us it had just been repaved and assured us, “You’ll have no problem.”

RI President - September 2022 Message 2022-09-12 05:00:00Z 0

New Service Project - Hillcrest Hope Apartment Sponsorship

Hillcrest Hope is a place of second chances. Everyday we work with individuals and families to help them find the way back to stability and personal independence.
The mission of Hillcrest Hope is to empower the homeless and working poor to achieve personal independence through housing, accountability, education, and community support.
Community is a vital ingredient for Hillcrest Hope families during their time in the program and beyond. We believe lasting change is made possible when our families are surrounded with a supportive and positive community. At Hillcrest Hope, our vision is to someday see a community where all people have the necessities of life, including food, clothing, and housing. Wherein all people can stand on their own with dignity and provide for their families.
Hope Essentials is the cornerstone program of Hillcrest Hope. For nearly 45 years we have been providing transitional housing services to families right here is Liberty. Families are provided with a 2-bedroom apartment for 90-days (rent and utility free). During that time, families work closely with their case manager and budget counselor to address a variety of obstacles and struggles in their lives.   See program in here!
New Service Project - Hillcrest Hope Apartment Sponsorship 2022-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Every Rotarian Every Year Initiative

Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world.  
Your contributions help us strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, protect the environment, and fight disease.    
The Every Rotarian Every Year initiative asks every Rotarian to support The Rotary Foundation every year. In addition to contributing to the Annual Fund on a regular basis, members are encouraged to get involved in a Foundation project or program.
Every Rotarian Every Year Initiative 2022-06-13 05:00:00Z 0

Club Scholarships

Each year the Scholarship Committee of the Liberty Rotary Club is tasked with finding students in Liberty Public Schools who exemplify Rotary ideals. Through essays and interviews, the committee looks for students who are committed to serving others, promote integrity, and are leaders in their school and community. The Liberty Rotary Club’s largest event, the Butt Buster Barbecue, funds the clubs investment in local youth. This includes the $22,500 that is awarded to three top Liberty School District Seniors. 
Club Scholarships Jennifer Rodgers 2022-06-07 05:00:00Z 0

RI President's May Message

May 2022
Due to your positive response to the Each One, Bring One initiative, I am so happy to see that the membership trends in Rotary are looking up. Let us not lose this momentum — keep inviting new members, and also work hard to retain every member we attract. I look forward to seeing you next month in Houston at the 2022 Rotary International Convention, which I assure you will be a great event.
Also in Houston this June, we will be hosting my final presidential conference. We have devoted this year to conferences built around Rotary’s areas of focus. They have been a tremendous success, both in terms of attendance and in the ideas that were generated.
RI President's May Message 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

21st D6040 Rotary Shoes for Orphan Souls 

Shoes Caravan - Rotary Shoes for Orphan Souls - CARAVAN SCHEDULE - District 6040 - our 21st year

April 23, 2022
To All Shoes Cheerleaders in Rotary District 6040 Rotary Clubs –
A good Saturday morning to you.  I hope this finds each of you safe and healthy, ready to enjoy a great weekend.  Allow me to possibly make up for some lost communication time. 
I guess over 21 years, I finally created an email distribution list that is TOO BIG.  Though I have sent communications to you on January 21, and on April 8, I am coming to learn that perhaps many of you have not received those communications which have become a part of the rhythm of Shoes Season in our District 6040 Rotary Clubs.
Please accept my apology.  I believe I have rectified that communications situation for now, and for the future. 
I am looking forward to our 21st year together, and I am looking forward to another year when all our Rotary Clubs participate in this meaningful service project.
21st D6040 Rotary Shoes for Orphan Souls 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Parkville & Moldova Rotary Club: Ukrainian Refugee Assistance

Posted by Dalyn Novak
We need your help!
As you know, the situation for Ukrainian refugees is dire. 350,000 refugees have made their way to the tiny neighboring country of Moldova, where a per capital annual income of just $4,547 means that Moldovans have only a limited capacity to assist their new guests.
Seeing this need, the Parkville Rotary Club is partnering with the Chisinau, Moldova Rotary Club on a fundraiser to assist Ukrainian refugees. Contributions collected here in the U.S. will be used by the Chisinau Rotary to buy food, supplies, and other necessities for the refugees.
Donations are being accepted through PayPal. You can pay with a credit card, debit card, or through a PayPal account. Please use this link--
Donations can also be made by check, payable to Parkville Rotary Club, and mailed to PO Box 12064, Parkville, MO 64152.

Rotary Club of Parkville & Moldova Rotary Club: Ukrainian Refugee Assistance Dalyn Novak 2022-04-13 05:00:00Z 0

RI President's April Message

Friends, one of my mantras in Rotary has been do more, grow more. I am sure you are adopting this mantra. Do more, as in bigger and impactful service projects, and grow more, as in increasing our membership.

There is so much excitement across the Rotary world about our Each One, Bring One effort. Everywhere I travel, club presidents, district governors, and Rotary members — both veteran and new — express appreciation that their membership efforts are inspiring the Rotary world.

We are growing more, and I cannot wait to celebrate all of this success with you at the Rotary International Convention in Houston in June. There is still time to register and make your plans to join us. We are looking forward to a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will unite our members after far too much time apart.

RI President's April Message Pat Knauss 2022-04-13 05:00:00Z 0

Austrian Aid Convoy Delivers Supplies to Ukraine

On the evening of 2 March, Sebastian Adami, a member of the Rotary Club of Klagenfurt-Wörthersee, Austria, set out with a team of Rotaract members and colleagues from six nations to deliver relief supplies to contacts waiting near the border of Poland and Ukraine. Adami had seen images of the war in Ukraine and immediately wanted to help. He connected with others interested in raising money and supplies, and they secured the use of several trucks to drive the items all-night across Austria and Poland to the border or Ukraine. Read more of how Austrian Rotaractors used their network to channel humanitarian support into Ukraine.
Austrian Aid Convoy Delivers Supplies to Ukraine Pat Knauss 2022-04-13 05:00:00Z 0

Getting Ready for Shoe Caravan 2022:  Twenty thoughts for our post-caravan update in our 20th anniversary year

As we get ready for Shoes for Orphan Souls 2022, lets hear from Larry Lunsford about last years 20th annual event:
To All Shoes Cheerleaders in Rotary District 6040 Rotary Clubs –
Good Monday morning to each of you.  I hope this finds each of you safe and healthy.
It was simply great to see Rotarians once again, at each of our final 14 stops this past weekend for the 2021 Shoes Caravan.  Tremendous Rotary spirit throughout West Central Missouri and the Kansas City are.  I’m told the two weekends totaled 1,600 miles of driving. 
Getting Ready for Shoe Caravan 2022: Twenty thoughts for our post-caravan update in our 20th anniversary year Larry Lunsford 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

Liberty Hospital Half Marathon & Jewell 5K

Come run or walk in the fastest growing race in the Kansas City area for the Liberty Hospital Half Marathon/Jewell 5K Presented by Hy-Vee! All Half Marathon and 5K participants will enjoy a scenic race course starting and ending at William Jewell College and going through downtown Liberty. Plus, load up with the following swag: stunning large finisher medals, free race photos, very soft uni-sex long sleeve shirt for half marathoners and very soft uni-sex short sleeve tech shirt for 5K, post-race refreshments, 3Halves Craft beer, chip timing and discounts/giveaways from our sponsors!
NEW in 2022- Personalized bibs. Half marathon course we are taking out the last hill at the finish, taking out the loop around the hospital (we will be using the flat walking trail) and the Seaport area hills (miles 3-5).  
Liberty Hospital Half Marathon & Jewell 5K Aimee Tilley 2022-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

World Book Day     -     March 3rd

It could be argued that what separates humans from other intelligent lifeforms is that we have the ability through books to record our knowledge and pass it on from generation to generation, country to country, person to person. Through the written word each generation is freed from having to learn from their own experiences or survive on instincts alone.
World Book Day - March 3rd 2022-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary  Disaster Response - Ukraine Crisis

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, Rotary has made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We are deeply concerned about the Ukraine crisis and need your help.

Rotary is made up of people of action, especially in difficult times. In response to the deepening refugee crisis, The Rotary Foundation Trustees have decided to prioritize contributions made to the Disaster Response Fund until 30 April 2022 to support disaster response grants for districts affected by these events. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to supply water, food, medicine, shelter, and clothing.
Rotary Disaster Response - Ukraine Crisis 2022-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Satellite Service Project Wendy Coffey 2022-02-20 06:00:00Z 0

RI President Visits Kosovo

Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora z. Kreshnik Ahmeti hosted the president of Rotary International organization Dr. Shekhar Mehta at a meeting.

Welcoming him to the Republic of Kosovo, the Deputy Minister has presented the country's achievements in various fields as well as for future development plans. Meanwhile, Dr. Mehta has talked about Rotary activities around the world as a global network of 1.2 million members who come together and take action to create sustainable change. Being that Dr. Mehta is an Indian, he has also talked about the aspect of bilateral relations with this respected and important state when even the contribution of Mother Teresa was mentioned across the globe.
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JANUARY: Vocational Service Month

Shekhar Mehta, RI President 2021-22                                                                                                                  

January 2022:     One of Rotary’s founding principles was to use your vocation — whether as a doctor, lawyer, engineer, or another profession — to do good in the world.  As we attempt to overcome and recover from the pandemic, this principle is vital in retraining people who have lost their jobs. In response, the Rotary E-Club of Tamar Hong Kong organized seminars for young people, with the aim of preparing them for the changing world of work.

This type of training must happen on a large scale. According to the United Nations, global unemployment is expected to exceed 200 million people in 2022. Women and youths are likely to be disproportionately affected.

JANUARY: Vocational Service Month 2022-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

Global Scholarship Grants 2022

District 6040 is getting ready to start a new cycle for Global Scholarship Grants for students traveling in the 2022-2023 academic year (AY23) and Rotary fiscal year. The AY23 academic year would include travel for fall of 2022 through the spring and summer of 2023.

The District 6040 Global Grant Scholarship committee would like to ask you to notify your membership about these opportunities. While these scholarships are not available to Rotarians or their families, one of the best approaches is to identify key college and university contacts who may be able to inform students.


Global Scholarship Grants 2022 2022-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

Hillcrest Hope's "Adopt a Family" 2021

For many years we have been blessed to be able to help families from Hillcrest Hope with Christmas gifts. We have fun checking the lists, shopping, sometimes googling exactly what the gift is, and wrapping for these families. The whole club comes together to make an unforgettable Christmas for these families. 

Christmas Adoption Began October 1, 2021

The week of Christmas Gift Drop-Off for 2021 was December 6th-December 11th. 

Hillcrest Hope's "Adopt a Family" 2021 Anne Champ 2021-12-21 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary International & The Rotary Foundation Position Statement on Covid-19 Vaccination

As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative. The Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees believe that:

  1. Global vaccination is the path to ending the pandemic, and we strongly encourage vaccination for all individuals, including our members.
  2. Misinformation hinders the fight against COVID-19, and we are committed to providing our members with science-based information.
  3. Rotary is engaged in assuring equity in vaccine access to all people. Through joint efforts with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance we are leveraging our frontline experience with polio to facilitate vaccine delivery.
  4. Rotary salutes health care workers everywhere as they continue to provide lifesaving services. We encourage clubs to offer recognition and encouragement to these heroes.
  5. Rotary and Rotaract clubs are encouraged to redouble their efforts to support COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts.
  6. As one of the greatest advances of modern medicine, vaccines are safe, effective and save millions of lives each year. They have eliminated or controlled numerous diseases such as polio, smallpox, measles, and Ebola, and now, there is the opportunity to end the COVID-19 pandemic through vaccination.
  7. The eradication of polio remains the goal of the highest order for Rotary. We can continue to apply the lessons we have learned in fighting polio to COVID-19 response efforts.
Rotary International & The Rotary Foundation Position Statement on Covid-19 Vaccination Pat Knauss 2021-12-21 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 6710 Relief Fund

 Dear Rotary Members in Zones 30 and 31,
Rotarians are People of Action. Throughout the world in disaster recovery situations, our compassion and commitment to service are a significant part of relief efforts. 

Right here, right now, your help is needed here in our own zones.
The tornado that touched down in Kentucky has devastated communities in 18 counties in our District 6710. The loss of life in many small towns, such as Dawson Springs and Mayfield, is heartbreaking, and survivors have lost their communities, their homes and livelihoods. In many areas, there is limited electricity, resources for food, gasoline and supplies and medical services. Now more than ever is the time for us to live our hashtag, #Rotary Responds.
Rotary District Governor Gail Story and the leadership of District 6710 are in the process of assembling a committee to identify needs and coordinate response across affected areas.
Here’s how you can help. District 6170 can now accept tax-deductible donations for hurricane relief. 
Rotary District 6710 Relief Fund Pat Knauss 2021-12-21 06:00:00Z 0

Service: Salvation Army Bell Ringing

On 12/04/2021, your kettle shifts raised $223.36 and $220.00  for The Salvation Army programs and services of the Northland area.   

Thank you for volunteering in 2021 and helping us in our "Hope Marches On" Holiday campaign to serve our community.

Every dollar you helped collect will fuel important services for individuals and families in crisis, through basic needs programs, disaster relief efforts, and so much more all year long. 

Thank you for your gift of time to The Salvation Army.

Happy Holidays and God bless you,
The Salvation Army Northland Corps
Service: Salvation Army Bell Ringing Pat Knauss 2021-12-14 06:00:00Z 0

December: Disease Prevention & Treatment Month

Shekhar Mehta
President 2021-22
December 2021
Public health is on everyone’s mind due to the global pandemic that still threatens the safety of ourselves and our loved ones. In a sense, COVID-19 has made all of us much more aware of the roles and responsibilities of medical professionals than we were before we had to wear masks and maintain social distance. In addition, while moving through this pandemic, we have also learned about the role we can play in keeping others safe.

December: Disease Prevention & Treatment Month Shekhar Mehta 2021-12-07 06:00:00Z 0

Liberty - The Rotary Club - and Polio

Rotary Club of Liberty Report:  Our club raised the equivalent of 32 boxes of Purple Pinkie Donuts for a total of $800 which after applying the match equaled $6,000 raised by our club!  Way to GO!!!
 Read how the key Rotarians and the city made a positive impact on the community during the polio scares in the 1940's and 1050's as told by  J.E. Tanner in Wheel Within a Wheel...The Rotary Club & Liberty, 1935-2010.  
Liberty - The Rotary Club - and Polio Jim Tanner 2021-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

Service Project: Food Mobile

In September 2021 our club started a new service project working with Church of the Resurrection's "Food Mobile" truck.  The Food Mobile visits food "deserts" in the KC area and will be parked at Hillcrest Hope Thrift Store on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 3pm until 6pm. People in these "desert" areas typically are low-income and have to travel farther to find healthy food options. The Food Mobile provides hungry people in the Kansas City area with fresh, nutritious food and a dignified shopping experience. Our club volunteers help with registration of guests, assisting with shopping, and re-stocking the Food Mobile between stops.

Service Project: Food Mobile Pat Knauss 2021-11-09 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Family Health Days Nigeria 2020

The Rotary Family Health Days, RFHD, is the signature program of the Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, RFHA.  It is a unique and longstanding initiative that provides free health screenings and connects marginalized communities to critical health information and resources.  Rotary Club of Liberty is the International Global Grant Partner and as such facilitates funding support with assistance from D6040 partners and provides overall grant review support. 
Highlights of GG2013248 Rotary Family Health Days 2020 in Nigeria:
•     Total of 110 RFHD sites across Nigeria with new launch sites in Abuja, Lagos, Ebonyi,  and Rivers State. 
•     About  154,375 people visited the sites
•     Over   543,412 health services were provided in total: 52.566 HIV Test performed,  5,000 Hepatitis B&C screening,   62,061 Malaria screening,   60,615 Blood pressure tests,  1,009 Tuberculosis screening, 70,816 Eye tests,    8,017 Dental checks, 11,168 Polio immunizations administered,  27,825 Sanitary pads for girls distributed,  6,342 Vitamin A supplements,  16,632 Children received deworming,    23,780 Long-Lasting mosquito nets distributed.
•      4 Districts participated with 301 different clubs and 5,774 volunteers. 
Rotary Family Health Days Nigeria 2020 KNA 2021-09-18 05:00:00Z 0

June is Rotary Fellowships Month

Do you have a hobby or passion you would like to explore with friends from around the world? Do you want to build community around your profession or cultural identity globally? Rotary’s Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion or identity. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience. Watch this video to learn more:
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Liberty Rotary Sam Chapman Rotarian of the Year - Dustin Prockish

The Liberty Rotary Club honors a member of the club each year that exudes and amplifies the Rotary motto "Service Above Self".  The Rotarian of the year is named after long time member Sam Chapman who was a Rotarian for most of his life and lived the principles of Rotary daily.  The honor this year goes to Dustin Prockish - Administrative Committee Chair and Director for 2018-20.
Liberty Rotary Sam Chapman Rotarian of the Year - Dustin Prockish Frank Dixon 2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

George Dixon - Celebration of Life

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George Dixon a long time Rotarian and current home of Liberty Rotary Club has moved on to the next chapter, but not before leaving behind a legacy of family, friends and great works.  George will be missed for his smile, dedication and friendship.
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Liberty Rotary Club Champion - Mario Usera 2015-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
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Security and Integrity of Your Data

Posted by Frank Dixon
ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.

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