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19 October 2019 ---

A busy day for our club; President Maria represented our club at the Leavenworth County Scholarship Pageant presenting the Rotary SAS Service Award and the Crown and Sash to Miss Pride of Kansas, Miss Elisabeth Johnson from Lansing High School; congratulations to all of the talented young women who competed today!

And, this evening our club participated in the Leavenworth Parks and Recreation’s Haunted Depot at the Riverfront Community Center; many thanks to Rotarians Julie Anderson and Rotarian John Nonnemaker & family and friends of Rotary who volunteered to work at this annual service project!

18 October 2019 ---

Thanks to all who came out yesterday to support our non-Perishable Food Drive to help fill the local Catholic Charities Food Bank shelved; due to our community’s donations, we were able to collect three truckloads of food items and $342.95 in cash donations for the food bank; many thanks again for all who contributed and worked; special thanks for our to Rotarian Gary Cordes for taking the lead on this semi-annual service project with Brian Voorhees assisting!

13 October 2019 ---

Thanks to Rotarian Bill Kidder for taking on the duty of cutting the grass by the Welcome to Lansing sign where our Rotary Wheel and meeting information is displayed...Bill does this every October for our club...you ROCK, Bill; thanks much again!

8 October 2019 ---

The Mayor of Leavenworth proclaims 24 October 2019 as World Polio Day in our fair city...shown here is President Maria accepting the Proclamation Certificate from Mayor Jermaine Wilson and presenting him with a Rotary End Polio Now T-shirt that he can wear on World Polio Day later this month!

7 October 2019 ---

Back pack buddy food pack up this evening with USM student volunteers...124 meals each packed up for five weeks...deliveries to Lawson Elementary this month; a special thank you to Rotarian Don M. for taking the lead on this semi-annual service project; thanks to all who came out to help with this effort!

5 October 2019 ---

OTC Med Drive today; although Wal Mart made us leave early, we still did well considering we were only able to collect OTC MEDS from 9-Noon...thanks to all who donated and worked today...appreciate ALL efforts!!! ☺️ We delivered four tubs of OTC meds and $164.12 in cash donations to Saint Vincent Clinic today...YAY!


We were happy to host our District Governor earlier this month.  DG Blanche Parks gave her take on what it means to be a Rotarian; she was inspirational; it was great to get to know Blanche a little better and hear her plans for our operational year.  In addition to her visiting our club, she visited our STEM event also escorted by PDG John Donovan and our club President Larry Martin.  During her visit, she presented our Silent Rotarian of the Year award to a very deserving Rotarian, John Donovan.  John has been an invaluable asset to our club for many years; he works tirelessly in support of our executive board and our club.  Congrats to John, and we look forward to hosting DG Blanche again in November!  Also at this meeting we welcomed our exchange student, Simon, who is attending Lansing High School --- he will be making a visit to our club on a monthly basis where we can get to know him better!
Helping to feed the community—several Rotarians worked late last week to collect non-perishable food items in support of our local Catholic Charities Food Pantry; thanks to all who supported this service project with special thanks going to Rotarian Brian V. for taking the lead and to Dillon’s Grocery Store for allowing our club to set up our collection point in front of your store!
On Saturday, 20 October 2018, several Rotarians worked a booth at the annual Haunted Havens to get children in our community fired up for upcoming Halloween events.  As usual, a good time was had by all!  This event was hosted by the Leavenworth Parks & Recreation Department at the Riverfront Community Center.  Our club has participated in this event for several years.  Thanks to our club members who came out to have a little fun and support 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.
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