Club Meetings

Below you will find recaps of our club meetings, including our special guest speakers!  We've had MANY great speakers in the past and we sincerely apologize to those who are not shown below.  As of September 2021, this is a new section to our website and, unfortunately, we don't have a lot of speaker information from the past.  If you would like to be recognized as a past speaker, please CLICK HERE to send us a message and we will get you added!  Thank you!
Upcoming Events
  • Friday 11/12 - Peace Poles Auction at Lenexa City Center 6:00p
  • Tuesday 11/23 - Social get-together at Transport Brewery due to Thanksgiving week (instead of our normal club meeting)
  • Tuesday 12/14 - WJC Rotary Christmas Party at the Blue Moose
  • Member Birthdays - Kelly Vaille (11/27) and Terrie Johnson (11/30)
  • Spouse Birthdays - Cindy (Dave) Huston (11/7) and John (Michelle) Herman (11/29)
  • Wedding Anniversaries - Dave & Cindy Huston (47 years on 11/23)
  • Rotary Anniversaries - Paul Mayo (20 years on 11/30)
​​​​​​Speaker  Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley, Executive Director of Gilda's Club in Kansas City, shared with us the great work their organization does for anyone affected by cancer, at any stage, from diagnosis through survivorship.  This is a no-cost program for anyone going through cancer or close family/friends impacted by cancer.  You can learn more about Gilda's Club by visiting their website at
Gary provided an update on our District Grant.  It was submitted for the "Sleep in Heavenly Peace" project.  If approved, the grant money will be used to build beds for kids in the Kansas City area that currently don't have one.  You can learn more about this great organization by visiting
Upcoming Events
  • Our annual fireside chat chili contest will be Tuesday 9/28 at Becky Metcalf's house.  Gary will be sending an email prior for club members to RSVP.
  • The Lenexa Chili Challenge is 10/8-10/9.  The winner of our 9/28 chili contest will represent our club at the Lenexa event! 
  • District 5710 Conference will be 10/22-10/23 at the Hilton Inn - Manhattan Conference Center in Manhattan, KS
  • Member Birthdays - Matt Wright (9/2) and Kristin Johnson (9/9)
  • Spouse Birthdays - Rebecca (Mark) Emly (9/26)
  • Wedding Anniversaries - Caroline & Steve Becher's (34 years on 9/19)
  • Rotary Anniversaries - Caroline Becher (9 years on 9/18), Becky Metcalf (5 years on 9/20), Matt Wright (5 years on 9/20), and Nick Wilson (6 years on 9/30)
​​​​​​Speakers  Kay Reeves and Kim Clark joined us from the Community Blood Center.  They serve 11 territories in the Kansas City and over 70 hospitals!  They need over 600 pints/day to keep up with a normal days' need.  They coordinate 10-12 mobile blood drives each day, with roughly 30% of their blood supply coming from high schools and colleges.  They currently have 1.5 days of blood on-hand.  Holidays and Summer are the lowest donation times but usually the highest need.  Please consider donating blood the next opportunity you get!