Lenexa Rotary Club
 
Chartered 1967

Welcome to The Rotary Club of Lenexa!

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 . . . 
 
 
 
 
ZOOM LINK:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86749147716?pwd=SnRYYTFla3ZwVVMzSUM0S2xyNFhSQT09

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 In his travels, he discovered that the medical equipment being used in these developing countries was severely outdated.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
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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.
 
 
 
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.
 
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
 
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Jennifer Montgomery, the Public Affairs Director for the Kansas Human Trafficking Advisory Board has recently written an article in the Kansas Reflector.  CLICK HERE to read the article
 
 
Lenexa Rotary Foundation
 
We recently received THANK YOU notes from
Happy Bottoms for our donation of $1,200
and
Johnson County Christmas Bureau for our donation of $5,000.
 
Lenexa Rotary's Craig's Crossing
 
Recently Lenet Compton and Sarah Donohoe had the opportunity to speak with Jenny Doty, Lenexa Parks & Recreation Supervisor - Nature, about the Craig's Crossing, Lenexa Rotary Club Scenic Outlook.  They were ecstatic to learn it is one of Jenny's favorite spots and that the trail maintenance has moved to the top of the department's To-Do list.  YAY!  
 
Background - for those of you that were not in the club - it was built with a bucket brigade.  Maintenance is still done with a bucket brigade requiring A LOT of volunteer, strong backs.  Coordinating that effort is difficult and therefore why our trail doesn't stay in the best shape.  The bad news is you currently can't even see the trailhead.  The good news is it should be navigable this summer!
 
The Newsletter Editor could not get the picture to rotate.  Sorry!
 
 
 
 
ShrimpFest
Due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there is no safe option to hold the Rotary Club of Lenexa ShrimpFest in early 2021.  As a Committee and as a Club, we have discussed various options and alternatives, and here is your chance to weigh in and be counted.
 
Please fill in this brief  SURVEY 
 
As a reminder, there is no danger to the Lenexa Rotary Foundation.  Through careful management, the Foundation remains fiscally sound, and we are not in danger of being unable to carry out the Club's good work, even without our largest annual fundraiser.
 
Thank you for working with us and looking forward to better days.
 
Christopher Coleman
 
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.  
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Speakers
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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