Category Archives: Announcement

Installation Picnic, Vaughn-Trent Needs and Club Member Updates

On June 26, the Bonner Springs Rotary Club hosted the annual Installation Picnic at Wyandotte County Park to celebrate the past year and announce new officers.

New 2013-2014 Bonner Springs Rotary Club Officers: Bruce Coleman, Judy Miksch, Bill Miller and Del Coleman.

New 2013-2014 Bonner Springs Rotary Club Officers: Secretary Bruce Coleman, President Judy Miksch, Vice-President Bill Miller and Treasurer Del Coleman.

Special thanks to all who cooked and brought food. The passing of the gavel was accomplished amidst much thanking for support and hopes for our club’s future.

Past President Judy Cox presented with a parting gift by new President Judy Miksch.

Past President Judy Cox presented with a parting gift by new President Judy Miksch.

The now Past-President Judy Cox emphasized the importance of membership growth and community recognition as a focus for Rotary and shared accomplishments to be proud of, which will continue to thrive in 2013-2014. Congratulations to the club leadership in the past and continued success this year.

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Judy Cox thanked Al Ramirez, Roger Miller and Del Coleman for the weekly singing and praying.


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Del Coleman received the Paul Harris Fellowship pin for the 7th straight year. Congratulations, Del!

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The intrepid golf team that braved the elements at the Spring Hill Rotary Tournament. Bill Miller, Dean Buhrle, Roger Miller and Al Ramirez.

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Judy Cox honoring Marva Sproules for her help throughout the years. She is an amazing. dedicated Rotary club member.




































Vaughn-Trent Community Services Needs Food Donations

Food PantryThe pantry is running short on the following items: Jelly, Canned meat (tuna, chicken), Chili Saltine Crackers, Skillet Meals (tuna helper, hamburger helper), Potatoes, and Sides (miscellaneous pasta and rice sides). The office address is 304 Oak Street Bonner Springs, KS 66012 and hours are 9 a.m. – Noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You may also drop items off at Hidden Treasures at 205 Oak Street Bonner Springs, KS 66012. If any questions, contact Executive Director Debbie Lohmann at 913.441.0461 or Learn more at


Club Member Updates

Warren Hanks – He is home and says he is doing better, but progress is slow. Hopes the THIRD procedure they did to solve the urinary tract infection will be a success. So do we, Warren! He probably will not be able to return to Rotary for two or three more weeks. Take care, we miss you, and return when you are able.

Sol Jacobson – Unfortunately, they had to take their son Silas to the ER at Children’s Mercy Hospital last Sunday. He was admitted and is still in the NICU. Hemoglobin counts were low, and he had an infection. They have had to reduce his feedings due to the IV fluids, and he has had a blood transfusion. Silas will be two months old this week and remains at six pounds. Sol says there is no time frame to bring him home and that it has been a roller coaster. Sol, Ali & Silas, all of us send our thoughts and prayers, and remember, WE ARE  available if there is anything you need.

35th Annual Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Walk & 5 Mile Run, August 24

2013 Tiblow Trot Shirt Design

2013 Tiblow Trot T-Shirt Design

The 35th Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Walk and 5 Mile Run is August 24th 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: $20 until August 21 / $25 Day of Race

Tiblow Walk 2 Mile Walk: $20 until August 21  $25 Day of Race

Kids Run or Walk (12 and under): $10 until August 21 / $11 Day of Race


Friday, August 23

Packet Pick-up and Pre-Registration
6:00 – 7:00pm
Second and Elm Street


Saturday, August 24
Packet pick-up and Registration
6:00 – 6:30am
Second and Elm Street

Division: Male and Female 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over


  • T-shirts for the first 250 entrants
  • Trophies to the 1st through 3rd finishers
  • Trophies to the 1st male and female finishers
  • Trophies to the 1st and last walkers, youngest walker and largest group
  • Traveling trophy for USD 204 school with the most participants
  • Drawing for prizes donated by the Bonner Springs merchants will follow the awards ceremony
  • All race finishers and walkers are eligible for the drawing

For more event information, please contact Bruce Coleman at 913.422.3040 or

Bonner Springs Rotary Donates to Agricultural Hall of Fame

Charley Vogt checkBonner Springs Rotary Treasurer Del Coleman presents Agricultural Hall of Fame Board Member Charley Vogt a check for $332.13 to support Children’s Programs. The donations were raised during the Royals Paper Day event. Rotary designates half of the money raised for a local charity each year; The other half goes to support the Rotary Kids Camp in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Thank you to those Rotary members who were up early and braved the morning traffic to collect donations.

Welcome, Silas. Rotary Welcomes Another New Baby to the Family

The Bonner Springs Rotary Club congratulates Sol and Allison Jacobsen on the recent birth of their son Silas Solomon Jacobsen on Friday, May 3. We do, however, ask for everyone’s thoughts, as Silas is still at Children’s Mercy Hospital as he continues to show progress with his health. Sol Jacobson's SonHe may have a surgery involving a feeding tube and then hopefully he will be home in the coming days. Best wishes to you, Sol. We’re anxious to hear of upcoming news.