Lawrence Central continues our annual fundraiser for the work we do every year. As in year’s past, we will be selling wreaths and other holiday decorations from Lynch Creek Farms and in Lawrence Central’s partnership with them, we receive money back from every sale to help fund the service projects we do. Some examples of our service activities include:
We want to continue to do this work and more with help from you and all you need to do is simply purchase holiday decorations. You can do this by talking to any of our members or there’s an even easier way – visit our Lynch Creek fundraising website, peruse what they have, and order yourself! We’ve even set up an easy link:
If you’re not comfortable with ordering online we totally understand – you can also call Lynch Creek direct toll-free at 1-888-426-0781 and please Lawrence Central Rotary Fundraiser #246673.
Lynch Creek is a family business that started in 1980, now transformed from selling a few flowers and vegetables at the local farmers’ market on the weekends, to a full-blown year-round business that ships throughout the United States.
We could go on about how great these wreaths are, but when we were at the Lawrence Rotary Club recently, Jennifer Berquist stopped us and told us this,
“I purchased several Lynch Creek items as holiday gifts. Those who received the evergreen gifts were so pleased and impressed with the quality. It is a huge seller for me that the Lawrence Central Rotary Club receives part of the profits. I will definitely place another order this year!” – Jennifer Berquist – Lawrence, KS
Lynch Creek Farms have been amazing to work with and they care about the groups that sell their wreaths and decorations. Here’s a video about the business.
The 2019 Community Bike Ride is set for July 20th. We’ll again be at Lawrence’s Rotary Arboretum at 27th and Waukarusa.
This year we have 4 rides planned for folks of all ages and experience.
4 Miles – 9:30 am – Sanders Mound
6/8 Miles – 9:00 am- K-10 Trail
12 Miles – 8:30 am – I-70 Turnaround
22 Miles – 8:00 am – Lawrence Loop
We are excited to again to be sponsoring free helmets, safety vest, and other exciting goodies (while supplies last).
After a trial run last year, we will again be partnering with Lawrence’s bike share company VeoRide who will offer FREE bikes for use during the event if it is too difficult for you to get a bike to the Arboretum. You just need to register before 7/18 at http://bit.ly/cbr-bike-res
All of this is made possible by volunteers from Lawrence Central Rotary and some fine local sponsors who love supporting getting outdoors and being active.
You are also welcome to join the ride after-party at S&S Artisan Pub and Coffee House at 2228 Iowa Street between 12 and 2pm.
We will have releases on-site for attendees to sign when checking in, but you can also download one here to fill out and bring if you like.
See you on July 20th!
Updated Ride Maps!
We’ve had some requests for maps so we’ve put this together for you. If you’d like to download a pdf of one use this link.
Lawrence Central Rotary recently launched or 2018 fall and holiday decoration campaign. The money raised helps to do the service work of our club both locally and globally.
Supporting our fundraiser is easy… Simply order decorations for your home or to send to a friend or client and 20% of your purchase comes back to Lawrence Central. This year’s link is http://bit.ly/lcrholiday18
Fall decorations are available now and you can even pre-order your holiday wreaths and evergreen centerpieces or garland!
Thank you for helping us to continue to do the work we do!
On behalf of all of us at Lawrence Central Rotary, a big thank you!
On Saturday we hosted the 2nd ride of our “Community Bike Ride” initiative. In spite of warm weather, overlap with the KU football game, and a variety of other options, we were able to total 79 participants (by counting the waivers). We had another successful helmet giveaway – as well as providing neon safety vests and shirts.
For the year (both rides), we had 247 participants, we gave away 107 helmets, 98 vests, and 105 shirts (with shirt and vest totals only limited by our inventory). And, importantly, we had another successful year without injuries. We heard multiple people share that it was “…my first time on this trail!” and more than one family share that they were back with kids who had graduated from our training-wheel takeoff clinic (that Jane Huesemann leads).
Speaking for the group – each time we help fit a child (or adult) with a helmet – provide them with a bright (neon) vest or bright shirt – we know we are proactively promoting well being (safety). It means a lot to us – and we could not pull this off without your help.
Below is a gallery of pictures (thank you Lynn O’Neal, Tobin Neis, and the folks at Friends of Lawrence Area Trails). Our fall ride that started at the Haskell Stadium parking lot and went up along the Burroughs Creek trail and back.
We are looking forward to coming back in 2019 and we hope you choose to be along for the ride!
We’ve reserved the space, got the sponsors, now we need you to come out and enjoy our second 2018 Lawrence Community Bike Ride.
Here’s what we’ve got on tap for this year’s event from 10:00-12:00 at the Haskell Indian Nations Stadium parking lot:
Family Friendly Bike Ride With Safety
Kids Helmet fitting
Safety Vest Giveaway
Training Wheel Takeoff Area
Bike Checkup & Maintenance area
Healthy Snack Zone provided by The Merc
The always popular Lawrence Kids Calendar Kids Inflatable Zone!
The ride will be on Lawrence’s Burroughs Creek Trail which is a great, smooth concrete multi-use path that is wonderful for beginners as well as seasoned riders to have a safe place to ride and enjoy Lawrence’s Eastside.
Thanks to all our sponsors these annual events just get better and better.
All riders must fill out a release you can download one from this LINK.
(We’ll have them on hand too.)
Get this on your calendar! We look forward to seeing you!
The membership of Lawrence Central has chosen to meet virtually during the COVID-19 public health crisis. When it is deemed safe to meet in person again we plan to but for now our meetings have gone virtual!
Join us Wednesdays for a virtual lunch meeting from Noon to 1pm at our recurring Zoom Meeting room.