Step Back in Time to Benefit Our Future

f58c4804e437f7d5c8f868a708cc41e3The start of the roaring twenties brought with it a multitude of history making events. Women began working while men were away at war and continued working even after their husbands returned.  Americans began moving into the city and the nations wealth had doubled. The growth of wealth, mass produced goods and music, access to vehicles, and women’s independence didn’t sit well with all Americans.  Many thought the culture had become much too “racy” and made it their mission to end the free spirited movement that was overtaking their society.  To these Americans, the passage of the Volstead Act, prohibiting “intoxicating beverages”, was a means to moving back in time to a place they were more comfortable with and where change wasn’t prevalent.

On November 1, we are stepping back in time, but not to hinder progress, to advance it for local charities dedicated to creating a better society for families in the Bonner Springs and surrounding areas.  Please mark your calendar and purchase your tickets for the Speakeasy benefiting Vaughn-Trent Community Services Inc. and Allegro Choirs of Kansas City.   For just $55 enjoy dinner, music, drinks, entertainment, dancing and two free drinks.

Online tickets available here.  To purchase with cash or a check, contact Marva at 913.441.2584.

Also, just in case you missed it, check out the recent Chieftain article about the Speakeasy event.  Click here.

Become a Speakeasy Sponsor or Donate a Silent Auction Item

The Bonner Springs Rotary presents “Speakeasy: An Evening of Live Music and Fun!” on Saturday, November 1, 6-10 p.m. at Lake of the Forest Club House. The event benefits Bonner Springs community partners Allegro Choirs of Kansas City and Vaughn-Trent Community Services. The evening features live entertainment by the Allegro “Brillante” Choir and The Kicks Band; dance lessons led by Shari Augustine from Walter’s Dance Center; gambling; a silent auction and prizes for best 1920s costume, with all guests encouraged to dress up. Tickets are $55 each, which includes dinner, music, entertainment and two free drink tickets. A cash bar is also available. Check out the Bonner Springs Rotary Facebook page to watch our Speakeasy promo video too!

For more than 75 years, the Bonner Springs Rotary has supported its community. Its mission is to build peace and good will in the world. This year, Rotary is so pleased to provide all Speakeasy funds raised to benefit Allegro Choirs of Kansas City and Vaughn-Trent Community Services. Both organizations are located on Oak Street in Bonner Springs and are making a difference in the community.

Here’s how you can help. Rotary is in need of securing sponsors and silent auction items. Sponsor levels include: $1,000 The Big Cheese; $500 The Cat’s Pajamas; and $150 The Bee’s Knees. Download your form by clicking here: sponsorships or silent auction donations form. If any questions, please contact Nicole Gerken at 913.548.8875 or nicolepericagerken@gmail.com. Please return the form by October 1 to allow time for all promotion efforts.

Online tickets available here. Or feel free to contact Marva at 913.441.2584 if you would prefer to pay with cash/check. If you have contacts who would be interested in donating, please share the Sponsorship/Silent Auction materials here:

Speakeasy Sponsor/Auction Letter

Speakeasy Sponsor/Auction Form and Levels

The Bonner Springs Rotary appreciates your time, your consideration and most importantly, your support.

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Speakeasy Fashion Inspiration

Who doesn’t want to get away?  To pause the world and enjoy an evening of elegance and fun.  Who doesn’t want to get thrown back in time, to a place where women began their independence, men were coming back from war and the history of the United States would be changed forever?  The Bonner Springs Rotary is giving you that chance.  On November 1, step back in time to the days of Speakeasies, flapper girls, and fedoras. great-gatsby-halloween-costume

 

Need some fashion inspiration? Check out these great 1920’s fashions!

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Have you seen our fun promo video? Don’t be a lollygagger! Get your tickets now. Can’t wait to see your 1920s attire!

 

Are You Ready for the 36th Annual Tiblow Trot Race?

tiblow trot 2014-01Are you ready for the 36th annual Tiblow Trot in Bonner Springs? Mark your calendar for August 23. Plus, we have really cool t-shirts AGAIN by our designer friend Joel Kivett.

run_0089_s_jpgSaturday, August 23rd at 7 a.m. is the 36th Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Walk and 5 Mile Run. Register online now. Meet at Kelly Murphy Park at 2nd and Elm Street in Bonner Springs, KS. All funds raised go toward scholarships and the Rotary’s Polio Plus Program to end Polio worldwide.

For more event information, please contact Bruce Coleman at 913.422.3040 or bruce@colemanequip.com.

Interested in volunteering for the Bonner Springs Rotary? We need your help! Contact us today.

Join Us November 1 for “Speakeasy: An Evening of Live Music and Fun!”

 

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Online tickets available here. Or feel free to contact Marva at 913.441.2584 if you would prefer to pay with cash/check. Sponsorship/Silent Auction opportunities available HERE. Contact Nicole Gerken at 913.548.8875 for more information.

Rotary Paper Day, Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Tiblow Trot Race

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Mark your calendar. The Bonner Springs Rotary Club is making an impact on our community!

Join us Friday, April 4th for Greater Kansas City Day (Paper Day). Members are selling Kansas City Star newspapers on the main corners in Bonner Springs in the morning. The funds raised will support the Bonner Springs YMCA youth scholarship fund.

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2013 Scholarship Winners

Monday, April 21st Rotary will award three $1,000 scholarships to Bonner Springs High School students at the Rotary Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Tall Oaks. Scholarship funds are raised through various local fundraisers by the Bonner Springs Rotary Club.

run_0089_s_jpgSaturday, August 23rd at 7 a.m. is the 36th Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Walk and 5 Mile Run. Register online now. Meet at Kelly Murphy Park at 2nd and Elm Street in Bonner Springs, KS. All funds raised go toward scholarships and the Rotary’s Polio Plus Program to end Polio worldwide.

For more event information, please contact Bruce Coleman at 913.422.3040 or bruce@colemanequip.com.

Interested in volunteering for the Bonner Springs Rotary? We need your help! Contact us today.