Lenexa Rotary Club
Chartered 1967

Welcome to The Rotary Club of Lenexa!

Fridays at 12:00 PM
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PO Box 14323
Lenexa, KS 66285-4323
United States of America
Club #1622
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This Friday . . . 


Meeting ID: 867 4914 7716

Password: 431182



Our speaker this Friday will be VJ Lively, Operations Director with Medical Supplies Network, Inc.

Tulsa, Oklahoma businessman, Jack Maxwell, discovered the needs of developing countries when he began recruiting physical therapists from around the world. In his travels, he discovered that the medical equipment being used in these developing countries was severely outdated. He also met doctors and nurses who were frustrated because they did not have the means at their disposal to provide the kind of care they knew the patients needed.

Due to advancing technology, most facilities in the United States are continually upgrading their equipment. Therefore, surplus medical equipment with still many years of operating life become available for developing countries rather than sitting idle in warehouses. What is second hand surplus in the United States is state-of-the-art equipment to the healing needs of the former Soviet Republic States, Central and South America, Mexico, South Africa and countless other countries.

Committed to the ideals of service, Jack founded a project in 1993 within the “World Community Service” Committee of the Rotary Club of Tulsa. Soon Rotarians throughout District 6110 supported this project. This District has 5,000 Rotarians in 80 clubs from the four corners of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. The Medical Supplies Network was incorporated and received its 501-c-3 non-profit status. Two warehouses were purchased, and a Board of Directors made up of 14 Rotarians from District 6110 now directs the operations of M.S.N.I.

Rotarians throughout District 6110 utilize their network to locate medical equipment and disposable supplies. These donations are packaged, inventoried, weighed and shipped to developing countries free of charge.

With generous donations of materials, money, volunteer time and transportation, thousands of lives are being saved by the efforts of M.S.N.I. Seventy-three containers have been shipped to 37 different countries as of 2009.



Rotary Matters
Konza Rotary Trivia Bingo - Feb. 11th
The Rotary Club of Manhattan Konza is having a Virtual Valentine's Trivia Bingo Fundraiser night on Thursday, FEB 11th from 6-7pm! This is open to all friends and family of Rotarians, so please feel free to share this email with them.  The registration limit is the first 100 people to sign up!  The cost is $10 per person and the proceeds will go to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund.
To register to attend, please visit the link below (you will need to enter the passcode because it is scheduled as a private event on the page and choose the "Valentine's Trivia Bingo").
Page Password: konzarotarybingo\
Registration will close on Monday, FEB 8th, so be sure to register before then. Once we close registration, we will send out the special zoom link to the event.  On the night of the event, we will all be given our bingo card link and let the festivities begin!
Remember - All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund. 
March is Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month . The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
For more information visit - https://womenshistorymonth.gov
The Lenexa Rotary Foundation has a new revenue stream!
We recently registered "The Lenexa Rotary Foundation" on AmazonSmile to receive charitable contributions.  Quarterly we will receive .5% of eligible purchase when our foundation is selected.
Here is what you do:
1.  Enter "smile.amazon.com" in your browser address bar.
2.  On your 1st visit, select "The Lenexa Rotary Foundation"
3.  Shop and place your order
4.  Amazon donated
That is it!  Tell your friends, family and your business.
Remember, if you want Amazon to donate to The Lenexa Rotary Foundation, you need to start each shopping session at the URL smile.amazon.com and they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligibel purchases.
Peace Pole Project
Here is an article that was in the magazine KC Studio with an article promoting the Peace Pole Project. 
All Lenexa Rotarians are encouraged to participate and/or forward Peace Pole information to budding artists you may know.  Go to this link for additional details and instructions."  Peace Pole Call for Artists
Contact Lenet Compton at 913-209-3864, if your company is interested in being a peace pole sponsor.  
Collecting Egg Cartons
We are collect egg cartons to be given to a local food pantry.  They only need the 12 egg cartons, not 18.
If you have some to donate, please contact President SteveYou can drop them off at his house or you can drop them of at Rimann Liquors at 87th & Lackman.
Toastmasters Challenge
Join the Toastmasters/Rotary Club Challenge!  President Steve, Nathalie and Lenet have challenged each other to complete the six Toastmaster modules specifically designed for Rotarians.  We challenge you to join us by completing them no later than the end of this Rotary year, June 30, 2021. https://my.rotary.org/en/toastmasters-alliance
Apr 16, 2021
Classification Speaker
Apr 16, 2021
Medical Supplies Network, Inc.
Apr 23, 2021
Classification Speaker
Apr 23, 2021
Hwy 69 proposal
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Upcoming Events
Streamway Clean-Up
Apr 17, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Board Meeting
May 04, 2021
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
Lenexa Rotary LADIES - Coffee
May 22, 2021
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Board Meeting
Jun 01, 2021
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM
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