Our club meeting this week started with us welcoming 2 new members to our club!  Rebecca, wife of club member Mark, officially became a Rotarian on Mon 8/7.  Congratulations and welcome Rebecca!  Shelley, a former member of the Sunset Rotary Club, has been with our club for a couple months now but we finally had the chance to officially welcome her as well.  Congratulations and welcome Shelley!  Both will be amazing Rotarians for our club!
Our guest speakers this week were Officer Roman Madrigal and Sergeant Matt Burger of the Shawnee Police Department.  Officer Madrigal and Sergeant Burger shared their history with the SPD and the work they both now do with the SPD CORE Community Outreach team.  Some of the events the CORE team supports in our community include Cram The Cruiser, Giving The Basics, Shop With A Cop, National Night Out, and more!  The CORE team also coordinates the SPD Citizens Police Academy, a 12 week class (held twice per year in the Spring and Fall) available to folks who live or work in Shawnee.  To learn more about the CPA, check out this link:  Shawnee CPA
Thank you Officer Madrigal and Sergeant Burger for joining us!  And THANK YOU to ALL of our area first responders for the work you do each day to keep our communities safe!