Thank you for contributing to the Bonner Springs Rotary’s “Speakeasy: An Evening of Live Music and Fun!” held on Saturday, November 1 at Lake of the Forest Club House. The event benefited Bonner Springs community partners Allegro Choirs of Kansas City and Vaughn-Trent Community Services. It is only with the help of volunteers and supporters like you that we are able to provide support to these two amazing organizations that are making a difference in the community. Please recognize our sponsors and our silent auction donors listed below. We are proud to announce that we raised more than $7,000 during this special night.
At the 1927 Rotary Convention in Ostend, Belgium, San Antonio Rotarian Harry H. Rogers said “Let the slogan this year be Make Rotary Effective. Where it exists, make its influence felt. Where it does not exist, if possible, extend it. Let courtesy abound, widen acquaintance, intensify friendships, and put the program over in every club.”
Like all civic organizations The Rotary Club thrives on volunteers efforts. However, not all volunteer opportunities give you the chance to step back in time to a place that only exists in history books. “Where it exists, make its influence felt.” Please join us in our effort to make the Bonner Springs Rotary’s influence felt within our community. The Speakeasy event will benefit for Vaughn-Trent as well as the Allegro Choirs of Kansas City, both organizations are part of the greater influence within Bonner Springs.
“Let courtesy abound, widen acquaintance, intensify friendships.” Working together for the greater good has been proven to bring friends closer to one another. You will be working with those you know, those you’ve seen walking down the street or maybe even those you’ve never seen before. Volunteering at the Speakeasy is a great way to widen acquaintances.
Look through our list of needed volunteers. Interested in volunteering? Contact Bonner Springs Rotary President Judy Miksch at email@example.com.
Set-Up Team: Requesting 2-3 volunteers to help move furniture and set up the day of the event on Nov.1. 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Silent Auction Set-Up: Requesting 1 volunteer to help with setting up items on tables with bid sheets. 5 – 6 p.m.
Bouncer: Requesting one person to act as our Bouncer for the night when guests check in. 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Bartenders: Requesting 2 volunteers to serve as bartenders for the night. 5 – 10 p.m.
Gambling: Requesting 4 volunteers to assist with Blackjack and other Gambling needs. 6- 10 p.m.
Check-In Station: Requesting 2 volunteers to manage the A-M & N-Z last name list when checking in guests. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Silent Auction Checkout Station: Requesting 3 volunteers using 3 I-Pads to check out guests with credit cards and also collect cash/check. Will have at least 2 i-pads but if you have one, that’s a plus! 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sell Raffle Tickets: Requesting 3 volunteers to walk around collecting raffle ticket money, providing guests with their raffle ticket, gathering tickets to be put in the raffle, and drawing the raffle ticket at the end of the night. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Table Movers: Requesting 2 volunteers to move dinner tables out for the dance floor. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Table Bussers: Requesting 3 volunteers to clear tables after guests eat. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
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.
Need some fashion inspiration? Check out these great 1920’s fashions!