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Fridays at 12:00 PM
Blue Moose
10064 Woodland Road
Lenexa, KS 66220
United States of America
Club #1622
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New on our Trafficking Survivor Reintegration Global Grant
 
  • They are reaching out to community organizations, churches, and Rotary clubs for on-site meetings/events at the boutique. This is a way to engage community members in knowing more about human trafficking and how the proceeds from their purchases will go directing to helping survivors reintegrate back in the community and work force. The first event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13th. They need five (6 ft long) tables, 50 folding chairs and black tablecloths. It would be great if your Rotary Club can donate any of these items. 
  • A volunteer from the boutique and training center will be scheduling two Rotarians and two community members for Zoom meeting workshops with survivors providing information on how to address pediatric (0-18 years old) emergency needs at home, how to fill out an employee application, and how to build a resume and interview skills. Plus, two individuals from Pawnee Mental Health will facilitate a "what we do now and how to move forward" workshop. These will take place near the end of October. 
  • One survivor from the reintegration program has a job at UPS. We are looking at incorporating survivors as interns at the boutique to gain skills in retail and customer service.
Happy Sukkot
Thank you President Christopher for sharing The Sukkot holiday with our club.  Learning about this important Jewish holiday, being welcomed guests and sharing challah bread served with your fabulous honey, cinnamon and butter dip was a much better choice than the Chief's football game.  You did a great job in constructing your sukkah as it was a very windy day!
 
Rotary Club of Western Johnson County and Lenexa accepting World Peace Day proclamation from Lenexa Mayor Boehm, Sept. 21, 2021, in recognition of peace and the Lenexa Community Peace Pole Project.  Project 1020 was also represented by Cindi White.
As catastrophic wildfires and storms hammer communities in many countries across the planet and leaders prepare for tough reckoning at this fall’s UN Climate Conference, an ESRAG Task Force is handing you the tools to lead a movement that will slash methane emissions and protect carbon sinks, without having to wait for public policy to change.  It’s the 15-Day Global Plant-Rich Diet Challenge, which starts Oct. 1. Sign up here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpmktjwuMgkLSh08pQSZ9QIwL6-D3OjunHjru68TcQKkZueg/viewform
 

What Is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will. Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age.
 
If you or you know know someone who might need help call 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711)|*Text 233733.
 
 

 

After the exhibit ends October 31, the Lenexa Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Western Johnson County will sell the peace poles during a silent and live auction they will host on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lenexa City Hall. They have selected Project 1020, which is a cold-weather homeless shelter in Lenexa, as the beneficiary of the proceeds.
 
 
District 5495 (northern central AZ) is working on a Rotary Foundation Global Water Grant to provide homes on the Navajo Nation with inside running tap water.  There are over 200,000 Native Americans living on 25,000 square miles of land with 40 percent without inside tap water and/or a toilet along with 44 percent of the children in poverty. 
 
It is estimated that the average American home consumes 100 gallons of water per day while the average Navajo home consumes seven (7) gallons per day.  Or putting it another way, todays toilet uses 3.5 to 5 gallons per flush. So, two (2) flushes per day can exceed a day use of water. And what about: Laundry? Bathing? Cooking? Having a glass of water?
 
Many of these people, our Arizona neighbors, presently have their water delivered into 50 gallon holding barrels in their yards by a water truck and then into the home by small container. Our goal is to install underground cisterns which pump running tap water into or selected homes (need-based) at a cost of $4,500 per home.  The homes are located within a 70-mile radius of Thoreau, New Mexico which is close to Gallup, New Mexico.
 The District Global Grant is working with with DigDeep which supplies and installs the total water system at each home. The water system consists of a 1,200 gallon in ground cistern, electric pump, sink, solar panel, battery, filter, heater and gray water leach field.
 
Please view Navajo Water video:
More information on DigDeep:
https://www.navajowaterproject.org/project-specifics
 
Moe Cougher with Lenexa Rotary and Olathe Noon Rotary set up another great packaging event with Heart to Heart International. Our District 5710 and Clubs already donated over $38,000. This is the second Rotary hands on packaging event. As with our last event we had great participation from Overland Park, Ambassadors of West Kansas City and Western Johnson County. We also had Lenexa's in-bound exchange student Elvira Gonzalez Acosta from Canary Islands and members of the Lenexa Community Corps.
 
 
SMNW Interact and Lenexa Rotarians packaging meals for Rise Against Hunger.
 
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