We had a GREAT club meeting last night!  Thank you to each visitor and member who joined us – it was a nice turnout!
First, we welcomed 2 new club members – Jaime Theisen, a new Rotarian, and A.W. Pickel, a transferring Rotarian from Wisconsin, former President of the Sunset Rotary Club, and charter member of the Shawnee Rotary Club.  Welcome, again, Jaime and A.W.!
Our District 5710 will be hosting the annual Gathering for Good, a fundraising event to benefit the Rotary Foundation.  The night will include dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction, and more!  More information can be found on the District 5710 web page here:  Gathering for Good
Kelly also talked about our club doing the virtual Music Bingo fundraiser again this year!  Last year, we raised over $1,300 for Sunflower House, a non-residential children's advocacy and abuse prevention center serving Johnson and Wyandotte counties.  Keep watching for more information on this year's event coming soon.
We also discussed that our club will be hosting a Learn to Curl event at the new Kansas City Curling Club in Blue Springs.  Watch for more information coming soon about this event too!
Lastly, our Curling event discussion connected nicely to our guest speaker for the evening, club member Dave Huston, who talked the rest of the meeting about the basics of Curling.  For example, did you know the circular rings the "rock" or "stone" lands on have nothing to do with the scoring?  Or that the sweeping motion warms up the ice just enough to melt the ice and create a thin layer of water for the rock or stone to ride on (which increases the speed due to less friction)?  Thank you, Dave, for a great presentation!
Interested in joining us at an upcoming meeting?  Please click HERE to contact us or text us at (913) 382-8970.  We would love to have you join us!