Lawrence Rotary Club
The Lawrence Rotary Club was chartered in 1917. Since that time its members have steadfastly served its local and international communities.  In this second century of Rotary, we are committed, as ever, to furthering the objectives of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, through Service Above Self.
 
 
On December 8, 2020, it was raining hard in Lamut, Philippines.  Despite second thoughts, seven Rotary Club of Lamut members joined staff from Ifugao State University (IFSU)-Lagawe campus, as well as members of the 1404th Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army Reserve Command and the Hingyon Municipal Police on a long and slippery hike to Humalophop Elementary School located in rural Hingyon in Ifugao province.  To get to Humalophop one must hike through the forest, mountains, and rice paddies on a narrow path for 2 to 4 hours, depending on whether it is dry season or wet season.  Bridges over creeks are often two slippery logs laid next to each other.  Why would seven Rotary Club members walk through the hard rain during the wet season, up mountains and through rice fields, going to a very far place with university staff, soldiers and police? This is our story.
Our thanks to the following members for serving on the club's Board of Directors for the 2021-22 Rotary year: President-elect Patrick Schmitz, Cynthia Lewis, Chuck Olcese, Linda Robinson, and Cathy Shenoy.
New members: Colleen Himmelberg
 
Resignations: Tim Mock, John Peck, Kathy Pryor, Larry Swinson.
 
Leave of Absence: Mary Gage, through November 30.
 
 
 
Thanks to all who support the Blue Cups!  This easy way of giving helps so many, every year.
 
Blue Cup donations in May were $287.50, for the Senior Resource Center. Collections in June will go to the Sole Patrol back-to-school shoe project.
 Our club's addresses:  rotarylawrence@gmail.com, and Lawrence Rotary Club, P.O. Box 442162, Lawrence, KS 66044, are addresses through which you can contact our club president or any other club officer or committee chair with comments, questions, suggestions, to request a leave of absence, or if you find you must resign from the club (although we hope that never happens!).  The mailboxes are checked each business day.
 
Our Rotary club is on Facebook and Twitter.  The Twitter e-mail address is lawrenceksrotaryclub@gmail.com.  On Facebook, log in with www.facebook.com/lawrencerotary.
 
All prospective members may attend Rotary meetings with their sponsor at no charge to the sponsor.  Please note on the Guest Sign-In Sheet that your guest is a prospective member, to avoid being billed for his/her meal.
 
Leaves of absence may be requested if you will be unable to attend club meetings for a minimum of six weeks in a row, for up to six months.  If approved by the club's Board of Directors, you will continue to be billed quarterly for dues, but will not be billed for meals during the leave period.  To request a leave, contact the club by email or post, at the addresses listed above.
 
 
         
If you are interested in purchasing a tree marker for the Arboretum, please contact Dave Ambler.  Currently, May 2020,  there is a waiting list to purchase markers for whenever new trees are planted and become available in the Arboretum.
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