Dear District 6040 Rotarians,
Hope you and your Club are having a successful Rotary year. Have enjoyed all the Club Visits and only have 7 Clubs left. We have a great District Conference planned for this year! 
Friday April 28th
Rotary Youth Camp
22310 NE Colbern Road
Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64086
Cookout and Campfire (Outside-Campfire attire)
Fun, Fellowship, NFL Draft watch party and small Service Project
6:00-9:00            No Charge as evening is sponsored by Lee’s Summit Rotary Club (Cash Bar available)
Saturday April 29th
Harry S. Truman Library
500 NW US Highway 24
Independence, Missouri  64050
Agenda attached for all the activities for the day.
Registration Fee includes Admission to Library, food, drinks, and cocktails.  ($65.00)
Hotel Info:
Hilton Garden Inn
19677 E. Jackson Dr
Independence, Missouri  64057
($153.00 for King Size Bed or 2 Queen Beds for $171.00)   (April 12 deadline)
Please register for both days at:
Thank you to David Gale, Tonya Parker, Kandi Kos and the Committee for helping to organize these events. Also, thank you to the Lee's Summit Rotary Club for sponsoring the Friday night cookout.
Larry "Kent" Shelman
District Governor 2022-2023

Show Me Rotary

Join our DG Superheros on Thursday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. Our crusaders will be collecting shoes, playing bingo, and leading relay races. Superhero costumes are not required, but highly encouraged.  
Shoes For Orphan Souls
The Excelsior Springs Rotary Club is already making the news with their Shoes for Orphan Souls efforts.  
Shoes for Orphan Souls Quick Facts:
WHERE WILL THE SHOES BE GOING THIS YEAR? – to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.
SHOES GOAL – We have a goal of 15,199 pairs of shoes.  If we can achieve this, colleagues, we will eclipse a cumulative amount of 400,000 pairs of shoes over these 22 years.  A source of great pride for us.
SOCKS GOAL – We have a goal of 4,409 pairs of socks.  If we can achieve this, colleagues, we will eclipse a cumulative amount of 50,000 pairs of socks over these 22 years.  A source of great pride for us.
SHOES CARAVAN – will be condensed to one weekend this year, tentative dates are April 26, April 27, and April 28.  It could be two days.  It could be three days.  John Gill and Larry Lunsford are putting the finishing touches on our caravan schedule.  It could involve multiple smaller trailers operating in various parts of the district on the same day.  While this might mean that Larry would not be able to personally see each of our clubs, we may need to move to this model for this year.
PROJECT COMPLETION and SHOES ROLL CALL - Given that we hope to be able to go back to our “normal rhythm” of completing our collections efforts at the District Conference, we will complete our efforts on Saturday, April 29 with our TRADITIONAL SHOES ROLL CALL OF CLUBS at the DISTRICT CONFERENCE at the TRUMAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY in Independence, Missouri.  Larry encourages you to plan now for a representative of your club to participate in the TRADITIONAL SHOES ROLL CALL OF CLUBS.
WHICH CLUB WILL TAKE US OVER 400,000 PAIRS OF SHOES DURING THE SHOES ROLL CALL?  Larry looks forward to seeing you on April 29th at the District Conference.
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