Recent Presentations & Highlights
Our District 5710 Governor, Chris Ford gave a very inspiring presentation to our club on September 8th. Chris talked about the performance of District 5710 compared to other Districts around us, and encouraged everyone to get involved in service projects that are important to them. He also stressed the need to continue the growth of our clubs within the district.

Last week’s program Dave Fiser, who gave an Update of the Peace Memorial Auditorium. Dave and his father Lud Fiser were both Past Secretaries of our club.

Last week, we were privileged to have retired U.S. Air Force General and current interim President of Kansas State University, General Richard B. Myers. General Myers spoke about his opportunity as interim President, the current challenges facing K-State and updates on construction on campus.

Last week’s program, we had the much anticipated Todd Holmberg’s McCain Series program. Todd never fails to bring outstanding performances to McCain and this season is no different! Todd talked about the renovations taking place at McCain, and how philanthropic efforts have helped continue to expand the possibilities of the performance series.

Last week, Bonnie Lynn-Sherow was introduced as a new member of the Manhattan Rotary Club. Bonnie is the Executive Director of the Chapman Center for Rural Studies, and an associate professor of American history at Kansas State University.

Last week, Richard Jones was introduced as a new member of the Manhattan Rotary Club. Richard is an Executive Project Manager for US Engineering, and is currently working on the NBAF project.

Last week’s program was Jeff Koenig talking about small business consulting and coaching. Local small business still drives the American economy, while service and care between individual people still drive local small business. He offers broad-spectrum assistance, straightforward analysis and novel solutions to small businesses and their related trade and industry associations. He has purchased or started, operated and/or sold a dozen small businesses in as many different fields, and uses lessons learned from multiple disciplines to help decision-makers apply economic fundamentals and best practices that are commonly missed.

eBay is donating a portion of its sales from select Live Auctions to Rotary. Rotarians and their friends and families are encouraged to visit eBay Live Auctions each month to see what is available for real-time bidding from hundreds of auction houses.
Below is the list of upcoming eBay Live Auctions that will benefit Rotary. August includes exciting auctions featuring Elvis memorabilia, art from Montana and China, collectible coins, and jewelry. We encourage you to browse the catalog of items available for bid and to register for those auctions that are of interest to you. Remember: the more items sold, the more Rotary benefits!
Western Masters Art Show & Sale
2016 Heart of the West Bozeman Live Auction
13 August 2016
888 Auctions
Fine Chinese Carvings, Ceramics & Bronzes
18 August 2016
Grand Southern Auctions
World Coins & Currency Auction
19 August 2016
Gulfstream Auction Gallery Inc.
Antiques, Diamonds & Estate Jewelry Auction
23 August 2016
If there are questions, please contact
Eric Schmelling
Interim Chief Development Officer and General Manager
The Rotary Foundation

Last week’s program was Dina Clark from No Stone Unturned Foundation. No Stone was founded in honor of he founder’s son, Stone who was diagnosed at 2 years of age with Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome (CFC Syndrome) a rare genetic syndrome that includes developmental, cognitive and neurological delays. It also manifests with numerous medical complications. This was an awesome program and we all learn how important and essential these service they provide are to the Manhattan and surrounding community.

This week, we were honored to have K-State head football coach, Bill Snyder, come speak to our club again! Coach Snyder entertained us with the events and activities going on in the football program this summer, as well as discussed several different organizations that he is involved with. You can watch Coach Snyder's presentation below!

Our presentation this week was Tim Barr and Marty Vanier, discussing the progress of NBAF. Tim is currently serving as the project manager and Marty is serving as the director of operations. NBAF construction is currently around 30% complete and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. You can learn more by watching their presentation below!

C. Clyde Jones introduced the newest member to the Manhattan Rotary Club, Corey Reeves. Corey is the General Manager of the Manhattan Broadcasting Company. Welcome to the club, Corey!

pictured: C. Clyde Jones, Corey Reeves, Betty Stevens and Betty's grandson Seth

Our presentation last week was Gary LaGrange. Gary is a retired garrison commander at Fort Riley and President of Soldier Agricultural Vocation Education,  SAVE for short. SAVE is an innovative project which will help veterans and wounded warriors transition into healing careers in agriculture. To learn more about the SAVE project, watch Gary's presentation below!

Last week, we introduced our newest member to the Manhattan Rotary Club, Pat Collins. Pat is the Director of the Riley County Emergency Management. Welcome, Pat! 

Click here to check out a video of the Ogden Elementary service project that was completed last fall.

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