Lenexa Rotary Club
 
Chartered 1967

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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:

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Meeting ID: 867 4914 7716

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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 In his travels, he discovered that the medical equipment being used in these developing countries was severely outdated.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
Lakeview Village
Here is a card that we received from Veronica and the servers at Lakeview Village for the gift we gave them this year.
 
 
Lenexa Rotary Holiday Party
 
A small group showed up some in “festive “ sweaters or light necklaces. We learned about favorite cookies, the most unique being potato candy! The Petersons won the award for the tree with the most ornaments with several other beautiful trees. All remembered family  traditions that were important to their holidays. It turned out to be an enjoyable party.
Anti-Human Trafficking
 
Are you looking for a way you can make a difference in someone's life?  The Topeka Day Center that serves victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation is needing items for those in need of something to keep them warm!  This Day Center was made possible from a Rotary Global Grant.  Women, girls, and young men who are victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation are suffering increased violence and abuse during these difficult times. Buyers and traffickers have not experienced a decrease in demand.  During the month of November, there were 56 total visits to the Day Center, which included 24 unique victims, 8 of which were new. In looking back, this was the highest usage since the Day Center was opened a year ago. Donations can be sent directly to YWCA Northeast Kansas225 W 12th Street, Topeka, KS 66612, attention Christina Chavez.  Or you can drop them off at Lenet's and she will make a run to Topeka after the first of the year. 
 
Survival Blankets - These are $1.99 at Dick's Sporting Goods, they retain the heat better than fleece.
Sweatshirts  - Any hooded pull-over sweatshirt, dark colors preferred, really need 2XL and 3XL, some XL.  This is very important because people being trafficked don't want to stand out - hence the dark color.  They also want to hide - hence the large size request.
Hand and toe warmers   - These are great for victims who have no shelter or are forced to walk in the cold.
Plant a tree for Gene
 
All funds have been raised to plant trees in the Clear Creek Lenexa Commemorative Grove in memory of PDG and Past President Gene Amos.  The application to the City is in process.  Phil Hammond is currently working with the families on the content of the plaques.  Below are pictures showing the location, sign, park layout and current locations of the four already honored.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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