Josephine Pellow, Plazan Don Pellow's granddaughter, was favorably mentioned in the attached article for her portrayal of Hana in ‘Hana’s Suitcase’ admirably portrays the Holocaust . She and her sister are very involved in theater. In fact, her younger sister just completed her role as Cyndy Loo Who in the Broadway production of The Grinch at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Check it out!
Shoes for Orphan Souls is a great cause for Rotary. Several of our Rotarians have gone on trips to distribute shoes and can attest to the good results. We are trying to wrap up this year’s campaign early. If you go out shopping you can often find shoes on sale at clearance prices. If you would rather give money, we need that too, because we have also been successful buying at very good prices, and we need to pay for those shoes. We are asking every member to contribute whatever they can as soon as possible.
-- Ed Laadegard
Keep shopping! Or write a check! There's still time for our annual shoe drive for Shoes for Orphan Souls. Bill Schmidt will be heading up our club's effort this year. For more on this charitable effort, visit Buckner's website here.
Following the International Convention in Atlanta (June 10-14) , District 6040 is hosting a delegation of African Rotarians on a very short Friendship Exchange onJune 16-18. Rotarians will be in Kansas City for two nights and three days and will stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel near KCI. The Out of Africa planning committee is looking for local hosts who’s responsibilities will be to attend events, provide transportation and companionship and host African Rotarians during the day to various tourist attractions around KC. The daily schedule will be determined by the African Rotarian’s interests. The event costs (reception Friday evening, lunch Saturday noon and reception/dinner Saturday evening) for local Rotarians will be about $75/person. Please contact Jan Armstrong at JArmst2298@aol.com or Marc Horner at MHorner@aol.com if you are interested in being a host. Cassy Venters has additional details, email@example.com.
The commitment to Service Above Self is what defines us as Rotarians, and the Rotary Foundation is one of the main vehicles we use to serve others and make the world a better place. Here’s your opportunity to define your Rotary legacy and support the Rotary Foundation for its 100th anniversary.
District Governor Kim Lesage and District Rotary Foundation Chair Cassie Venters invite you to participate in the Rotary District 6040 Centennial Legacy Campaign to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation. The Campaign goal is to raise $2,650,000 for The Rotary Foundation by April 10, 2017.
Contributors who make a minimum commitment of $10,000 in cash, Rotary Direct pledges, or a bequest will be invited to attend the Centennial Legacy Dinner, to be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Rotary International President John Germ will be the keynote speaker.
Though the deadline is March 1, we would encourage all RYLA applications be submitted to Ann Leabo at ALeabo@hopehouse.net by mid-February. We will still accept applications until March 1, but there may not be space available. There are two RYLA sessions this year:
What is RYLA? The Missouri RYLA Academy is a 4-day, 3-night training program for high school Sophomores and Juniors who exhibit a desire for community service. Developed by some of Missouri's top professional educators, the curriculum is designed to identify and enhance the qualities of Servant Leadership for each participant, train them on how to successfully implement a service project, and inspire them to live a lifetime of "Service Above Self."