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About Bonner Springs Rotary Club

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations. The Bonner Springs Rotary Club has supported the Bonner Springs community for more than 80 years.

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:

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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.

Rotary’s Vaughn Trent Auction Raises More than $8,000

What an amazing evening for the Bonner Springs Rotary’s Annual Vaughn-Trent Auction held on December 5. Almost 100 guests attended and bid on more than 50 auction items, raising more than $8,000 for Vaughn-Trent.  Congrats to the Rotary members who planned this memorable event and a special thank you for all who attended. Looking forward to the next Rotary event!

Vaughn-Trent provides emergency assistance to those who live in the Bonner Springs school district and meet income guidelines. Services include: Free breads and pastries Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am-noon; Food pantries; Utility assistance; and Christmas baskets the middle of December.

To get involved with other Rotary service projects, contact us.

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Annual Vaughn-Trent Holiday Auction and Update

X-Mas Auction 2013 InviteKeep an eye out for a lovely holiday invite to the Bonner Springs Rotary’s Annual Vaughn-Trent Holiday Auction. It’s Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Ag Hall of Fame barn (630 Hall of Fame Drive Bonner Springs, KS 66012). Tickets are $20. RSVP to Marva at 913.441.2584. If you didn’t receive an invitation, no worries! Just contact us and let us know you can attend. We’ll make sure to get you on our contact list for next year’s mailing. Looking forward to another successful event that makes a difference in our community.

Club Member Update:

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Here is Si after a bath and just taking some stickers off his face that hold the nasal cannula in place.

Sol Jacobson: Please continue to send your thoughts and prayers to Sol, Ali and Silas. Si is back in the hospital receiving extra oxygen. Despite everything, Si remains happy.  Much love and support to this family.

3 NEW Members Inducted, Volunteers Needed & HALO Featured Program

The Bonner Springs Rotary officially welcomed in three new club members: Dan Brungardt, Tim McGraw, and Grant Lambert. Congrats to these individuals for their commitment to making a difference in our community. If you are interested in getting involved in the Bonner Springs Rotary, please contact us. “Friends of Rotary” are also welcome to get involved. We have several volunteer opportunities coming up and need your help. This month, we are doing “Christmas in October.” This provides needed home repair assistance to local homeowners who lack the skills or resources necessary to undertake the repairs themselves. Contact us to get involved.
Left to Right: Bill Miller, Dan Bungardt, Dean Buhrle, Tim McGraw, Jim Bishop, Grant Lambert, Roger Miller, Judy Miksch

Left to Right: Bill Miller, Dan Brungardt, Dean Buhrle, Tim McGraw, Jim Bishop, Grant Lambert, Roger Miller, Judy Miksch

Program Highlight

HALO Kansas City Learning Center Director Carly Manijak

HALO Kansas City Learning Center Director Carly Manijak as the featured program speaker

The HALO Foundation Kansas City Learning Center Director Carly Manijak shared the amazing local impact that HALO is making in Kansas City. HALO is headquartered in the West Bottoms in the Kansas City Livestock Building. Its mission is empowering youth in the greatest need to become contributing members of their communities. Internationally, HALO supports 11 orphanages and programs in Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, India, and Nicaragua. This includes providing food, water, shelter, clothing, education, art therapy, caretakers, and vocational training or college for youth in the greatest need. Locally, HALO partners with area homeless shelters, residential care facilities, and transitional living programs to provide art therapy and life skills-based programming to youth in the greatest need. Learn more at www.haloworldwide.org. Make sure to check out the recent coverage in The Kansas City Star: HALO Center harnesses the creative power of kids.