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33 Rotary Clubs in Northern Missouri Participating in District 6040 Rotary Lives Here Service Day on Sept. 20

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) September 20, 2008

Thirty-three Rotary clubs in Northern Missouri will be conducting 39 community service projects during Rotary District 6040’s Rotary Lives Here Service Day on Sept. 20, 2008. District 6040 represents 53 Rotary clubs in Northern Missouri from Kansas City to Kirksville.

The District’s Service Day projects support Rotary International’s goal to enhance child safety and well-being and reduce child mortality worldwide. The projects range from bike safety training to offering budgeting and life skills training for teenage mothers. The community service projects include:

Blue Springs Rotary will help build a Habitat for Humanity house.
Eastern Independence Rotary is conducting two projects: one is a “Bears on Patrol” project where members are collecting stuff animals for first responders to give to children affected by trauma; their goal is to collect 400 bears; the second project is “StarRight Teen MOMs Program where club members will provide budgeting and life skills seminar for teenage moms.
Higginsville Rotary will be responsible cleaning up the entire downtown area following the Higginsville Country Fair.
Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club is collecting diapers to deliver to Operation Breakthrough.
Kirksville Thousand Hills Rotary will sponsor its 2nd Annual Chicken on a Stick fundraiser during the Red Barn Arts Festival.
Lee’s Summit Sunrise Rotary will be partnering with Hope House and a local grocer to solicit donations of “life’s essentials” products, including diapers and paper products.
Liberty Rotary will offer safe Halloween trick-or-treating tips at the opening weekend of Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch.
Parkville Rotary is collecting used luggage to give to children in crisis. The “Used Luggage for Kids in Crisis Day” is Sept. 19.
Platte City Rotary will partner with local YMCA to offer skateboard and bicycle safety tips.
Princeton Rotary will offer DNA child ID protection services during the Princeton annual festival
Raytown Rotary is collecting diapers, diaper wipes, children’s vitamins, peanut butter and jelly for a local emergency assistance program.
South Platte Rotary will provide “PhotoFacts” booklets from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children/Kansas City branch to children and their parents and grandparents during the Riverside Festival in Riverside.
St. Joseph Rotary is conducting two projects: club members will pack backpacks for America’s Second Harvest Foodbank’s Backpack Buddies program for needy children in the city. Their goal is pack 1,000 backpacks. The second project is a partnership with the Red Cross where members will help the Red Cross with a child CPR class.
St. Joseph Southside Rotary is partnering with the St. Joseph Safety Council and bilingual police personnel to provide infant car seats to St. Hoe’s Hispanic community and to offer car seat checks during the Annual Southside Festival. Tarkio Rotary will install a bike rack at the Tarkio Resource Center.
Trenton Rotary will partner with the local police department to offer a bike safety course.

“Rotary is a service-oriented organization and the clubs in Northern Missouri are demonstrating Rotary’s ability to come together on one day to provide important community service projects aimed at helping children,” said District 6040 Governor Elizabeth Usovicz. “Rotarians are committed to giving back to their communities in a way that makes an impact. It is very exciting to see 60 percent of our 54 clubs, from Kansas City to Rock Port to Kirksville participating in District 6040’s Rotary Lives Here Service Day.”

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. For more information on Rotary District 6040, visit http://www.rotary6040.org.

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ASIS Foundation to Present $42,450 to Chicago Public School for Security Enhancements, Sept. 20

Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

On Friday, Sept. 20, the ASIS Foundation will present Spencer Technology Academy, in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a donation of $ 42,450 for security improvements. It is difficult to express what this award means to my school and the students and families that we serve in our community, states Principal Dr. Shawn L. Jackson. The school will also be honored at a luncheon on Sept. 27 at McCormick Place.

Spencer Technology Academy is the winner of the ASIS Foundations School Security Funding Competition. Through a series of short essays, schools in CPS were asked to consider their particular security concerns and what risks they would attempt to reduce and/or eliminate, along with a list of specific security enhancements they would purchase with the funding. A committee comprised of security management professionals from the ASIS Chicago Chapter judged the submissions. This is the tenth year that ASIS has sponsored this competition, as a way of giving back to the community where our Annual Seminar and Exhibits is held, says ASIS Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Stack. The aim of the competition is to encourage local schools to assess the security issues that confront their buildings, staff and students every day.

Located on the west side of Chicago, Spencer Technology Academy houses nearly 930 students in grades PreK-8 in two separate buildings. Principal Jackson explains, Unmonitored entrance points make our school vulnerable to unwanted access leading to equipment theft, violent activity, and criminal behavior.

Proposed improvements include the addition of both indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras to act as a deterrent for potential wrongdoers and provide the staff the means to more closely monitor the safety of the children as they pass from one building to the other, as well as those entering and exiting the school.

ASIS International (ASIS), the leading organization for security management professionals worldwide, is the largest donor to this annual initiative to improve school security. To complement the ASIS $ 20,000 donation to Spencer, (ISC)2, through its Foundation, is donating its Safe and Secure Online Program to help students become responsible, ethical digital citizens. Safe and Secure Online has taught responsible computing to more than 90,000 students worldwide. Trained volunteers visit schools for free, teaching cyber-safety, cyber-security and cyber-ethics while fostering an interest in cyber careers. The Chicago school district, which is the 3rd largest in the country with 675 schools and 500k students, is aiming to implement the SSO program in its schools beginning this fall. A full listing of donors may be viewed on the ASIS Foundation website at http://www.asisfoundation.org.

Along with the award and donation, 60 students drawn from Chicago high schools, including Mather High School and Richards Career Academy, will attend a career day hosted by ASIS on Thursday, Sept. 26 at McCormick Place. All the students are in the Chicago Public Schools Career and Technical Education Law and Public Safety Program.

The day will be begin at 9:00am with a welcome and presentations from security professionals. The presenters will discuss their current position, their successes and challenges, what drew them to the field and advice on education and experience for someone wanting to enter the security profession, including characteristics and qualities that make for a successful security practitioner. The students will later visit the exhibit hall to view the latest security technologies.

The ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2013) will be held Sept. 24-27 (Tuesday through Friday) at McCormick Place. With more than 200 educational sessions and 600+ exhibitors, this is the security industrys leading event for security management professionals. For more information, visit http://www.asis2013.org.

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ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industrys No. 1 magazineSecurity ManagementASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.