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Club #1622
Lenexa, KS
United States of America
What is Rotary?
Statement of Affirmation
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. - Martin Luther King Jr.
What we are currently witnessing is borne from a long history of systematic racial oppression that perpetuated discrimination and suppressed generational wealth. This condition has permeated our society for centuries and has created economically depressed pockets within our communities. An injustice has sparked a reckoning, and today we face that reckoning even as we navigate the effects of a global pandemic and economic crisis. Violence has no place in this conversation, but all Americans must listen to the voices raised in protest and take action.

Rotary has served the needs of our area for more than 100 years, and we intend to learn from this pain and help lead our communities on an unwavering path to affirming every citizen’s unalienable rights to equity, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  As Rotarians, we support peaceful protest against injustice and oppose all inequalities within our great nation. This is in keeping with Rotary’s focus on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution to enhance the capacity of individuals and communities to transform conflict and build peace.

Rotary is not a political organization and will continue to serve the community and strengthen the ties that bind us together as one human race. Rotarians live by a code and hope all will consider these questions in every action. Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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Home Page Stories
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:
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.
On Jan. 17, 2017, Lenexa Mayor Mike Boehm presented a certificate of recognition to the Lenexa Rotary Club on behalf of its 50 years of service to the community and the world. A handful of club members, including Pat Thomas, Phil Hammond, Jason Leib, Milton Jeffries, and Jerry Harper were in attendance. Charter president Charles Smith and current president JC Burcham accepted the award. Charlie shared some history about the club and its role in the community.

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Upcoming Events
Jerry Harper
Dec 04, 2020
Classification Speaker
No Speaker-Lunch Only
Dec 04, 2020
Johnson County Christmas Bureau
Ben Harber
Dec 11, 2020
Classification Speaker
Meredith McAllister, Owner, Compost Collective KC
Dec 11, 2020
Compost Service is a Gift that Keeps Giving
Phil Hammond
Dec 18, 2020
Classification Speaker
Faron E. Barr
Dec 18, 2020
District Governor, District 5710
Finalists-Speech Contest
Jan 08, 2021
Wes Fry 4 Way Test Speech Contest
Doug Gorham
Jan 08, 2021
Classification Speaker
Sarah Donohoe
Jan 15, 2021
Classification Speaker
President Steve Nettles
Jan 15, 2021
State of the Club
Mike Dix
Jan 22, 2021
Classification Speaker
Fred Kipp
Jan 22, 2021
The Last Yankee Dodger
Janis Dickey
Jan 29, 2021
Classification Speaker
Craig Denny
Feb 05, 2021
Classification Speaker
Tom Cox
Feb 12, 2021
Classification Speaker
Moe Cougher
Feb 19, 2021
Classification Speaker
Laura Conley
Feb 26, 2021
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Lenet Compton
Mar 05, 2021
Classification Speaker
Becca Coleman
Mar 12, 2021
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Christopher Coleman
Mar 19, 2021
Classification Speaker
J.C. Burcham
Mar 26, 2021
Classification Speaker
Dalton Brunner
Apr 02, 2021
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April Boyd-Noronha
Apr 09, 2021
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Marilyn Blaufuss
Apr 16, 2021
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Jim Blaufuss
Apr 23, 2021
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Pete Black
Apr 30, 2021
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Steve Adams
May 07, 2021
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Wayne Zetzman
May 14, 2021
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