February’s meeting last Wednesday was very successful. Chris Crowder’s program on the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge was touching. He spoke about the patients that live for free there while receiving treatment for their cancer in Kansas City. The support system that they offer each other contributes not only to their length of life but their quality of life. Chris asked if anyone in the room had been diagnosed with cancer – nobody raised their hand. He asked “who knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer?” – every single person raised their hand. Cancer touches everyone and Hope Lodge works to make their journey less hard.
Chris also discussed Shave to Save which is the only fundraiser that raises money solely for Hope Lodge. On April 25, 2014 at Studio Dan Meiners, the Hope Lodge invites Rotaract KC to get involved in the event:
- Become a shavee! Get people to pay to have your head shaved in honor of those with cancer
- Volunteer to help staff the event
- Come to the event to see what it’s all about
- Donate to the cause
Visit the Shave to Save website to get involved!
For the March community service activity, Rotaract KC will be visiting Hope Lodge to host a movie night for their residents this Thursday, March 6 at 6:30pm. We will need to bring a recent movie release and movie snacks. Our time volunteered to serve these patients will not be forgotten! Please RSVP by Wednesday March 5 at noon to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan the movie night together.
Also during the February meeting, Rotaract KC members ran for the new board for the 2014-2015 term. The following members will be taking their new roles in July of this year:
- President: Jeff Dutzel
- Vice President: Branden Ehlers
- Treasurer: Danielle Zaner
- Secretary: Skyler Wills
Other leadership and committee roles are still available! The president will make appointments of committee chairs in the coming month and everyone can sign up for a committee. If you’re interested in either, please contact email@example.com to let the board know.