The Bonner Springs Rotary Club cordially invites you to attend our Annual Holiday Banquet to benefit Vaughn-Trent Community Services, a food pantry and social services organization, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame’s Event Barn.
The event will include festive libations, good cheer and a holiday dinner, with a performance of seasonal songs by the Bonner Springs High School Choir and a live and silent auction. Please join us to kick off the holiday season and improve the holidays for those served by Vaughn-Trent. Read more about this event here.
Tickets, $25, area payable at the door. R.S.V.P. to Marva at 913-441-2584 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all of this year’s Tiblow Trot participants and sponsors for another great run! We will add a few photos and some more information here in the next few days, but for now, you can find all our photos on our Facebook page here.
The 37th Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Fun Walk and 5 Mile Run is August 29th at 7 a.m. 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.
Tiblow Trot 5 Mile Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk: $25 until August 28 / $30 Day of Race Kids Run or Walk (12 and under):$10 with shirt (free without shirt)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
Packet pick-up and pre-registration
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Second and Elm Street
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015
Packet pick-up and registration
6:00 – 6:30 AM
Second and Elm Street
Race begins promptly at 7:00 AM – rain or shine.
Parking: We suggest parking at Bonner Springs Elementary School or along the nearby streets (2nd, Forest, Neconi). Downtown streets (Elm, Oak, Cedar/32) will be closed for Tiblow Days. Using the school parking lot will allow you a nice warm-up run or walk up the 2nd street hill to registration at Kelly Murphy Park at 2nd and Elm. Note: Neconi is a southward one-way street between Shadyside and 2nd Street. You can enter the school parking lot from 2nd Street just west of Neconi. Click on the map below to view a larger version.
Divisions: Male and Female 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over
Awards at 8:15 a.m. (approximately):
T-shirts for the first 200 entrants
Trophies to the 1st through 3rd finishers of each division
Trophies to the 1st male and female finishers
Trophies to 1st and last walkers, youngest walker and largest group
Drawing for prizes donated by the Bonner Springs merchants will follow the awards ceremony
All race finishers and walkers are eligible for the drawing
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.