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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Riverfront Community Center
123 S Esplanade
Leavenworth, KS  66048
United States
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We had a busy, productive day ringing the bells for the Salvation Army on Black Friday; we will have many other opportunities to ring.  If you can help, please email Derek Wohlgemuth at (thank you to everyone for supporting this annual service project and special thanks to Rotarian Derek for leading this effort)! :)
Thanks to all who came out to our annual Christmas Party to enjoy a little fun, good food and fellowship in December.  Also appreciated were the donated toys, gift cards, etc., for our CASA foster kids and the monetary donations for our local Foundation (for scholarships).  On a personal note, many thanks to everyone for the wonderful hostess gifts as well.  Here's hoping all of our great Rotarians had a very Merry Christmas and enjoy a prosperous new year...all the best in 2018!!!
Paul Harris Fellows were awarded to Susan Murphy and Jenifer Murphy Gibbs by Don Murphy.  These ladies do a lot for their communities, and we are glad to call them friends of our Club!
We were happy to induct two new members into our club today; welcome, Tiffany Andrews & Tim Vandall; we are glad to have you in our Club!
Thanks to all of our great Rotarians (and friends of Rotarians) who came out and helped at BAK Welcome Ceremony and the recent Rotary Park Clean Ups; each of the folks that helped with these events deserves a BIG HAND CLAP!
Join us on Saturday, 20 May when we commemorate the lives and service to the community of three of our "career complete" Rotarians who have departed this Rotary year. 
The ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m at the Tenth Avenue Park as we mark the planting of red oak trees for Dan Schilling, Ted Sexton, and George Berg, all long time members of the Leavenworth Rotary who contributed their sweat and service to a better community.
Our club will do our monthly park clean-up at 8:00 a.m that morning, so many of us will be there in our work clothes, helping to maintain the cleanliness of the park, a very fitting tribute to the types of service of these three Rotarians. I hope you can come out and join the families to celebrate their lives.
George Berg obituary:
Dan Schilling obituary:
Ted Sexton obituary:
Congratulations to the Rotarians who turned out Saturday morning for monthly clean-up at 10th Avenue Park,a.k.a. Rotary Park.  Because of the good turn-out, the work load was evenly spread and the work done in about 40 minutes.  Thanks to Tony Kramer for organizing the clean-up.
Many thanks to the following Rotarians for working at the OTC Medicine Drive on Saturday, 17 October 2015:
John Donovan, Tim Anderson, Ellen Bogdan, Stan Cherrie, Tom Dials, DeEtte Lombard, Pico Lamus, Tony Kramer, Jessica Martin (with Jr. Rotarian Breanna), Mark Schoenemann, Nate Stevenson, Joan Murnane-Rendall and Brian Vorhees
Your dedication and commitment to this on-going effort is greatly appreciated.  Rotary members (with the assistance of members of the Lansing Lions Club) were able to collect five large bins of OTC Medicines and almost $765 in cash donations.  The SVC staff and patient populations truly appreciate these donations and our hard work.
If anyone is interested in making a cash donation to SVC, checks may be mailed to the following address:
Saint Vincent Clinic Over-the-Counter Medicine Drive
ATTN: Karole Bradford
818 North 7th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Please mark your calendars for our next OTC Medicine Drive which will be on Saturday, 14 May 2016.
Many thanks again to all who supported this event!!! :)
When introducing your guest speaker, here is a little information that will help with your personal introduction, i.e., your Classification Talk:
You were assigned a classification when you joined relating to your business & position. When you have the program of the day, it is your chance to tell members about yourself and your business. It shouldn't be a big chore because you should already know all the answers. Your talk should be brief before you introduce your program.  Your personal story can be elaborate or short.  To help you, some things you might want to include are:
Introduce yourself:
You live in (town)
Married or single
Spouse's name if applicable
Children and ages
Schools they attend
Spouse's business if applicable
Any famous children or do they do something special
Where you lived before. Where you grew up. Where you went to school
Where you met you spouse, if applicable Service?
Where you work now.  Where you have worked before (optional)
What your business does or sells. How long you have been there. What you do for the company or position.
Any special items you sell or special services your company does
What makes your company special?
Business History: how long it’s been there
Any business travels to other countries or places. How often. With group, family, individually
This is your big chance to "advertise" your company to Rotary members. We do want to know where your company is and what it does. Normally, we do not "advertise" in meetings.
You do not have to answer all questions above; they are intended to give an idea of what to say if you need help getting started. It is only intended as a possible outline.
The talk is not mean to embarrass you, but to let us get to know you as you want us to.
You are not expected to "come off" as a professional speaker. Most of us are not.
If you have something special to show us, you can bring it in.
A big kudos to Mike McDonald and his picnic committee for once again putting together an extremely successful event!
Our annual picnic was well attended; good food and fellowship was enjoyed by all in attendance.
Many thanks to all who participated and provided a covered dish to share with the group!
Hope to see everyone at our next meeting on Wednesday, 30 September!
NEXT UP:  Volunteers needed to support the bi-annual Saint Vincent Clinic Over-the-Counter Medicine Drive on Saturday, 17 October!!!
We are a very busy club with plenty of activities our members (and friends of Rotary Club 210) can help with.  Check out and like our Facebook Page (Rotary Club of Leavenworth, Kansas).  Additional photos of Rotarians at work may be found on our Flicker page (Rotary of LV Kansas) and you may also tweet us at @RotaryofLVKS.
District Governor John Donovan met with our club yesterday.  After some administrative business he presented his ideas for his year at the helm of our District.  Thanks, John for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with Club 210 members.  We enjoyed getting your insight on the year ahead!