Welcome to Rotary Club of Eastern Independence!
Eastern Independence
We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
18011 Bass Pro Drive
We love visitors!
Independence, MO 64055
United States of America
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Our club received a District Grant to help to revamp the employee breakroom at Job One.  For more than 50 years, Job One has been providing opportunities for adults with disabilities. We were formed in 2011 from the merger of two organizations, IBS Industries and Foundation Workshop ––both with decades of service helping people with disabilities. These two organizations (founded in 1967) came together to expand employment opportunities, take advantage of joint marketing and sales efforts, and to create a more efficient and cost-effective agency. As a result, Job One is one of the largest and most programmatically diverse business of its kind in the state. Nearly 40% of Job One employees work in community settings and that number is growing each year! Thanks to a committed board of directors, hardworking staff, and outstanding employees we are poised for growth and program innovation.
In response to Covid_19, our club awarded local organizations emergency grants to help with economic and social challenges resulting from the Covid_19 crises. We are pleased to have assisted the following 10 local organizations: NorthWest Communities Development Corporation  Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity
Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders
Hillcrest Transitional Housing Job One PPE for KC - Kansas and MissouriRachel House Pregnancy Rsrc FosterAdopt Connect Child Abuse Prevention Association Cancer Action
 At the 2019 6040 District Foundation Dinner, our nightly little club was recognized as the Klinginsmith Cup for having received the Presidential Citation for the Rotary year and making the highest per capital contribution to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fun during the Rotary year.  With a per capital giving of $475.00 per member!  In addition, we received every single possible recognition that any club can receive. These are:
  • Star Club - Level 4 & Highest Per Capital Giving Club - contributed an average of $400 or more per member to the Rotary Foundation
  • End Polio Now Level 1 ($1500/per club) $ Level 2 - $50 per captial
  • TRF Giving Banner for clubs that had 100% participation in TRF Giving to the Rotary Foundation
  • We thank our Past President Sonci Bleckinger for her leadership through this award-winning and life changing Rotary Year.  
 
The Eastern Independence Rotary Club annually presents the “Rotarian of the Year Bob Jones Memorial Award”.  This award, which was named for Bob Jones, a club member who passed away in 2008, was established the following year and is presented annually to the club member who most exemplifies the values of Rotary.  These members will have taken leadership positions, displaying high ethical standards, showing a dedication to fostering new ideas, and embracing opportunities to be of service on  community and global projects. 
The Eastern Independence Rotary Club annually presents the  “Service Above Self Award Randy High Memorial” to a member for outstanding commitment to service and giving back to the community.  The award was established in memory of club member Randy High, who passed away in 2014.
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Upcoming Events
Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
Executive Secretary
Service Projects Chair
WineFest Chair
Giving Committee Chair
Historian
Programs Chair
Public Relations
New Generations (Youth)
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jessica Houston
    July 5
  • Gerry McReynolds
    July 9
  • David Kyle
    July 18
  • Susan Wray
    July 29
Anniversaries:
  • Joel Fleetwood
    Katherine Fleetwood
    July 16
  • Cindy Miller
    Mike Miller
    July 25
Join Date:
  • Raelene Longie
    July 1, 2018
    3 years
  • Steven Morgan
    July 1, 2008
    13 years
  • Jessica Houston
    July 21, 2011
    10 years
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