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.
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: Joe Pierron, Roxie Lytle.
Resignations: Chris Burger, Jeffrey Cornish.
Leave of Absence: None.
Thanks to all who support the Blue Cups!  This easy way of giving helps so many, every year.
Blue Cup donations for October were $377.26 for Just Food.  November receipts will be used for gift cards for Cordley Elementary School families. 
 Our club's addresses:, 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  On Facebook, log in with
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.
Please direct any website questions to Kristin Eldridge, webmaster:
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Year-End Celebration
Youth Exchange
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