Lenexa Rotary Club
Chartered 1967

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PO Box 14323
Lenexa, KS 66285-4323
United States of America
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This Friday . . . 


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 In his travels, he discovered that the medical equipment being used in these developing countries was severely outdated.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
Gathering for Good Fundraiser
As described in Mandy Sheldon's recent district email, "Gathering For Good" will be held at the Prairie Band Casino Event Center (just north of Topeka) on March 20th. This event is designed to have fun and raise money for the Rotary Foundation. Registration will be open soon with much more information to follow. For now, know that we will have live entertainment to kick us off. The evening will consist of a silent auction, dinner, a brief view of the impact of the Rotary Foundation, and end with a live auction featuring Charlie Moon from Wichita who is also a Rotarian. You will start seeing catalogs of what items will be available very soon. This will be a hybrid event. Prairie Band Casino has assured us that they can accommodate 160 people safely distanced in this 12,000 square foot room. If you would enjoy attending from home more, we will be offering a virtual version simultaneously. In the past, the Lenexa Rotary Foundation purchased a table for $1,000.   We buy additional tables depending on how many members want to attend.  Some members pitch in the $60 chair price (which also goes to the District Foundation fund) but that certainly isn't a requirement. This event  is open to the entire club.   
This is coming up fast, so please let President Steve or Lenet know if you wish to attend in-person so the club can purchase the appropriate number of tables.
Gathering For Good-Wine & Liquor Pull
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.
Supporting the Environment
Lenet Compton is part of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG).  Let her know if any topics interest you and she will will forward links.

Solar refrigeration to safely store vaccines,

system-wide solutions to food waste, and more!

This month brings you a wealth of webinars, including a solution to storing COVID vaccines safely in regions without a reliable grid. Here's the schedule:

  • March 20-21:  Rotoractors of Latin America host global environmental project conference!  Aparta la fecha/Save the date!
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.  
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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