Rotary Club of Kirksville
18 JULY 2019
Program: 2nd Circuit Children's Division;
Daniel Kennedy
Daniel Kennedy is an investigator in the Children's Division and he talked to us about the mission of the division, and how people can help support it. The 2nd Circuit Children's Division covers the region that encompasses Adair, Knox, and Lewis counties, and is responsible for the administration of child welfare services. The Children's Division works in partnership with families, communities, the courts and other governmental entities toward ensuring the safety, permanency, and well-being of Missouri children. The division is made up of 14 children service workers, 2 children service supervisors, one children service specialist (CS) and one circuit manager.  Daniel told us that there continues to be tremendous need for foster parents and respite care givers in our area.  There are currently 128 kids needing foster care in the 2nd Circuit's region, and the region has 19 foster parents. He mentioned several ways that someone wanting to help could get involved--from becoming a foster parent, to donating time/goods/services/money to support their efforts. If you would like to know more about how you can help with this incredible need of the youth in our community contact our fellow Rotarian Christine Steele, who is the children's service specialist in the 2nd Circuit.  
Pictured below, from left, is Club President Jon Peck, Daniel Kennedy, and Rotarian Christine Steele.
Jon P. announced that tomorrow, July 19th, the Kirksville Country Club will host a Patriots Day Golf Outing in honor of the late SFC Matt Lewellen.  Come join the fun and play some golf.
Blessing Bowl: Steve Petersen -  $5.  Steve's son is currently at US Army Airborne School, and is supposed to graduate Friday. They called Steve “Lumberjack” at airborne school because he never learned the proper way to land.  They teach you how to tuck and roll to avoid injury but he always fell straight over like a tree being cut down.
Thanks to Bob Collenge and Daniel Kennedy for joining us today!
Upcoming Events:
July 25th:         Regular Club meeting.  Karla D. and Zach S. are the greeters and Matt W. will lead us
                           in prayer.
July 27th:        RLI Part One here in Kirksville.  If you are interested let Marilyn R. know.
August 1st:      Regular Club meeting.  Janet G. and Joe S.. are the greeters and Linda B. will lead us
                           in prayer.
August 10th:   Movie in the Park hosted by our club.  WonderPark is the movie.  More details will come
                           as the time gets closer to the event.
August 17th:   REAL Training in Chilicothe.  Contact Marilyn R. for more details.
September 14th:  North Star BBQ.  Jeff A. is putting a team together for our club.  Contact Jeff if you are                                  interested.
September 14th:  RLI Training Parts I, II, and III in Chilicothe.  Contact Marilyn R. for details if you are                                  interested.
October 27th:       Noon Club Duck Dash at Days Inn parking lot.
November 2nd:    District Foundation Dinner at Arrowhead Stadium.
Jon P. Daughter’s fiance’s visa has been approved and his family is on track for a wedding in September. He also said that his family reunion went very well last weekend. Jim B. is taking grandkids to the fair tonight. Shirley B. put in for a good day. Pat K. is happy to be heading to a family reunion. Andrea O. put in for her Dad and friend who have received positive results from post cancer testing. Marilyn R. put in for Karla. Linette P. put in for her Mom’s 82nd birthday. Karla D. said she doesn’t fall as gracefully as she used to. Sue S. is happy to get to spend time with grandkids the last couple weeks. Bob C. is glad to be here. Rick S. went to fair Monday and saw Ernie. Elsie G. is glad Sue is staying in Kirksville. Steve P. put in for all the grandchild stories shared during the meetings. Zach S. left Heritage House and took a job at Century 21. Linda B. is just happy to be here. Troy P. put in for missing a few weeks and said he got his kids back home after RYLA and basketball camp. Christine S. put in for our program and her son and husband who are currently at scout camp. Larry B. put in for the Cardinals. Ernie L. put in for the fair.
July 25th- Mystery Program.  Come and be surprised!
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