Recent Club Highlights
Manhattan Rotary Club
Week of October 4, 2021
This week’s presenter:  District Governor Vern Henricks, President/CEO of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
October is Rotary Economic and Community Development Month
 
Please join us at the Manhattan Country Club on Thursday,  October 7 from 12-1:00 pm. Lunch opens at 11:00 am. Please RSVP for lunch by Wednesday at midnight to: https://manhattancc.surveysparrow.com/s/Rotary-Club/tt-deafc2.     You do NOT need to RSVP to just attend the meeting.  Per CDC Guidelines, masks are recommended when not eating.
 
The meeting will start at 12:15.
 
 
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Greetings Rotarians,
 
District Governor and Fellow Manhattan Rotarian Vern Henricks will be our program this week.  If you haven’t been to a club meeting in a while, this would be the meeting to attend!  Vern has already made 24 club visits (and counting)  throughout the district.  We want his homecoming to be the warmest, most enthusiastic, and best attended in district 5710.
 
Don’t forget about the opportunity to go bowling at 7:00 pm this Wednesday, October 6 at the KSU Union with the Interact, Rotaract, and Konza Clubs.  It will be a lot of fun! You are welcome to bring your family!
 
There is room for one or two more participants in this week’s Kansas River Battery Clean-up.  Contact Chris Culbertson if you are interested in participating.
 
Thank you to Matt O’Keefe, Dean of the KSU College of Engineering for an engaging presentation at last week’s meeting.
 
Serving with you to Change Lives,
Robbin
 
Robbin Cole
2021-2022 President
Manhattan Rotary Club
(cell) 785-317-9902
 
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Opportunities to Participate
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
  • October 14-Robbin Cole,  Pawnee Celebrates 65 Years of Service
  • October 21-Jeff Mittie, KSU Women’s Head Basketball Coach (11:00 am)
  • October 28-Landry Brewer, Cold War Kansas
 
Upcoming events
  • October 6-Bowling at the KSU Union. 7:00 pm with the Interact, Rotaract, and Konza Clubs.  Bring your family!
  • October 8-Konza Club Purple Pinky Donuts Delivery and Pick-up at Hy-vee
  • October 9-Kansas River Battery Case Cleanup. 8:00 am.  Contact Chris Culbertson if you would like to participate.  (kansasculbertson@me.com)
  • October 19-World Polio Day Proclamation with Manhattan and Konza Clubs, City of Manhattan. 7:00pm
  • October 21-District Golf Tournament.
    • 11:30am-Registration
    • 12:30 pm -Tournament
  • October 21-District Conference
    • 5:30pm-Registration
    • 7:00 pm -Opening
  • October 22-District Conference
    • 7:00 am -Registration and breakfast
    • 8:00 am -Opening
    • 6:00 pm -Dinner and Awards
  • October 23-District Conference.
    • 7:15 am -Breakfast
    • 7:45 am -Opening
    • 12:15 pm -Adjourn
 
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • October 8-No meeting.  Purple Pinkie Donut Delivery Day
  • October 15-Chase Stevens, Salvation Army
  • October 22-No Meeting.  District Conference
  • October 29-Bruce Weber, KSU Men’s Basketball Coach
Meetings are held at 7 a.m. Friday mornings at 1880 Kimball at the KSU Foundation Building. To join the meeting by ZOOM, go to:
 
CAAHT (Community Action Again Human Trafficking) Club Meetings
Meetings are held at 12:00p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information go to: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/16195/
 
Opportunities to Contribute
October Cup Money-Speaker Books
If you can’t make it to meetings to drop your contribution in the cup, you may mail it to PO Box 331, Manhattan, KS  66505-0331.
You may also contribute Cup Money via Venmo. Use the QR Code below.
 
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Rotary Foundation
Please consider giving to the Rotary Foundation.
  1. Participate through My Rotary where funds are contributed as  you specify www.rotary.org/contribute; OR
  2. Mail your contribution to Rotary Foundation - 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693
 
USD 383
Take your used books in good condition to Dusty Bookshelf in Aggieville.  Mention they are for the Rotary/USD383 account for books for elementary school students in our community.  We already have over $300 in the account!  Please don’t take more than two boxes at a time. For more information, please contact Bill Richter (wrichter@ksu.edu)
 
Opportunities to Show your Rotary Pride
Purchase Official Rotary Products
If you are interested in purchasing official Rotary products like caps or hats, shirts, socks, or even chrome-plated license plate frames, go to the Russell Hampton website at www.bestclubsupplies.com to see the full selection of merchandise.
 
Document your Profile in My Rotary
You can document your biographical profile in My Rotary. It’s a great way to share your contact and background information,  your Rotary “Resume,” information about any Rotary programs you have participated in and your professional experience and areas of expertise.  To create or update your biographical profile, go to www.my.rotary.org,  and click on “My Profile.” 
 
October is Rotary Economic and Community Development Month
 
Manhattan Rotary Club
Week of October 18, 2021
THIS WEEK’S MEETING STARTS AT 11:00am DUE TO THE ROTARY CONFERENCE GOLF TOURNAMENT.
This week’s presenter:  Jeff Mittie, KSU Women’s Head Basketball Coach
 
Please join us at the Manhattan Country Club on Thursday,  October 21 from 11-12:00pm. Lunch opens at 11:00am. Please RSVP for lunch by Wednesday at midnight to: https://manhattancc.surveysparrow.com/s/Rotary-Club/tt-deafc2. You do NOT need to RSVP to just attend the meeting. Per CDC Guidelines, masks are recommended when not eating.
 
The meeting will start at 11:15 am.
 
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Greetings Rotarians,
 
The week of the Rotary District Conference has finally arrived! DG Henricks and his conference committee have put so much work into making this a conference that will be both educational and inspiring. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to register! Events kick-off with the District Golf Tournament on Thursday at 12:30pm and end on Saturday at 12:15pm.
 
On Tuesday, Konza President Rich Sell and Community Action Against Human Trafficking Club President Usha Reddi and I will receive a proclamation from the City of Manhattan Declaring October 24 as World Polio Day. The presentation will air live at 7:00pm on Cox Cable Channel 3, on the city's website at http://cityofmhk.com/tv, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cityofmanhattan
 
Member Bill Richter and Jennifer Francois, PhD, Director of the Kansas Institute for Early Childhood Education and Research, Kansas State University have led our club to the successful  award of  a $10,000 “Together We Read Community Early Learning Grant”  sponsored by Save the Children and  the Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group. Be sure to come to the meeting on Thursday to learn more about this exciting award from Bill and Jennifer.
 
 
Serving with you to Change Lives,
Robbin
 
Robbin Cole
2021-2022 President
Manhattan Rotary Club
(cell) 785-317-9902
 
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Opportunities to Participate
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
  • October 28-Landry Brewer, Cold War Kansas
Upcoming events
  • October 19-World Polio Day Proclamation with Manhattan, Konza and Community Action Against Human Trafficking Clubs, City of Manhattan. 7:00pm
  • October 21-District Golf Tournament.
    • 11:30am-Registration
    • 12:30pm-Tournament
  • October 21-District Conference 
    • 5:00pm-Registration
    • 6:30pm-Welcome
  • October 22-District Conference 
    • 7:00am-Registration and breakfast
    • 8:00am-Opening
    • 6:00pm-Dinner and Awards
  • October 23-District Conference.
    • 7:15am-Breakfast
    • 7:45am-Opening
    • 12:15pm-Adjourn
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • October 22-No Meeting. District Conference
  • October 29-Bruce Weber, KSU Men’s Basketball Coach
Meetings are held at 7 a.m. Friday mornings at 1880 Kimball at the KSU Foundation Building. To join the meeting by ZOOM, go to:
 
CAAHT (Community Action Again Human Trafficking) Club Meetings
Meetings are held at 12:00p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information go to: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/16195/
 
Opportunities to Contribute
October Cup Money-Speaker Books
If you can’t make it to meetings to drop your contribution in the cup, you may mail it to PO Box 331, Manhattan, KS  66505-0331.
You may also contribute Cup Money via Venmo. Use the QR Code below.

Rotary Foundation
Please consider giving to the Rotary Foundation.
  1. Participate through My Rotary where funds are contributed as  you specify www.rotary.org/contribute; OR
  2. Mail your contribution to Rotary Foundation - 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693
 
USD 383
Take your used books in good condition to Dusty Bookshelf in Aggieville. Mention they are for the Rotary/USD383 account for books for elementary school students in our community. We already have over $300 in the account! Please don’t take more than two boxes at a time. For more information, please contact Bill Richter (wrichter@ksu.edu)
 
Opportunities to Show your Rotary Pride
Purchase Official Rotary Products
If you are interested in purchasing official Rotary products like caps or hats, shirts, socks, or even chrome plated license plate frames, go to the Russell Hampton website at www.bestclubsupplies.com to see the full selection of merchandise.
 
Document your Profile in My Rotary
You can document your biographical profile in My Rotary. It’s a great way to share your contact and background information,  your Rotary “Resume,” information about any Rotary programs you have participated in, and your professional experience and areas of expertise. To create or update your biographical profile, go to https://my.rotary.org  and click on “My Profile.” 
Stories
 
September is Literacy and Education Month
Update Week of September 6, 2021
Manhattan Rotary Club
 
Please join us at the Manhattan Country Club on Thursday,  September 9 from 12-1:00pm. Lunch opens at 11:00am. You do NOT need to RSVP to attend the meeting.  Please RSVP for lunch by Wednesday at midnight to: https://manhattancc.surveysparrow.com/s/Rotary-Club/tt-deafc2.   Per CDC Guidelines, masks are recommended when not eating. 
 
The meeting will start at 11:15.
Presenter: Kyle Smith, Scout Executive Coronado Area Council, The future of Scouting
 
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Greetings Rotarians,
 
Thank you to all the committee chairs for last week’s program during club assembly.  I thought you all did a great job!  I hope everyone enjoyed the reintroduction to our committee leaders and learning more about the work of the committees.   I will be sending out a survey in the coming weeks asking you to identify where you are inspired to get involved. 
 
The Rotary Clubs of Eastern Kansas, in partnership with the Kansas Leadership Center and the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, have produced videos on the COVID-19 vaccination in Spanish and English.  Please feel free to share the links.
Full Length English Video: https://youtu.be/4JzkOhswKwg
Full Length Spanish Video: https://youtu.be/OI6TsCkBZck
How do we know they are safe? (1 min): https://youtu.be/Db2OhbBovrc
How do vaccines protect me? (1 min): https://youtu.be/2l2fNbfBfUg
 
Just a reminder that early bird registration for the District Conference ends next week. Let’s show our support to Vern Henricks our District Governor and send our registrations in early.
 
Serving with you to Change Lives,
Robbin
Robbin Cole
2021-2022 President
Manhattan Rotary Club
785-317-9902
 
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Opportunities to Participate
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
  • September 16-Jason Smith, President/CEO, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Chamber and Economic Update
  • September 23-Casey Bough, Sr. Director Renewables, Gas and Oil Fleet, Renewables and Generation for Evergy
  • September 30- Matt O’Keefe, Dean, KSU College of Engineering Update
 
Upcoming events
  • October 9-Kansas River Cleanup.  Note the date change.  Please let Chris Culbertson know if you would like to help.  (kansasculbertson@me.com)
  • October 21-23-District Golf Tournament and Conference. Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan. Tournament Registration ($125).  Conference registration before September 15 ($100).  Registration after September 15 ($125).  Reduced fees are available for first time attendees ($75), virtual attendees ($50) and Rotaractors/Interactors ($25).  To register go to:  http://www.portal.clubrunner.ca/50021/event/district-conference.
 
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • September 10-Purple Pinky for Polio Roll Out
  • September 17-Scott Voos, Be Able
  • September 24-Vern Henricks, District Governor 
Meetings are held at 7 a.m. Friday mornings at 1880 Kimball at the KSU Foundation Building. To join the meeting by ZOOM, go to:
 
CAAHT (Community Action Again Human Trafficking) Club Meetings
Meetings are held at 12:00p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information go to: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/16195/
 
Opportunities to Contribute
September CUP Money-Interact Club
If you can’t make it to meetings to drop your contribution in the cup, you may mail it to PO Box 331, Manhattan, KS  66505-0331.
You may also contribute Cup Money via Venmo. Use the QR Code below.
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Rotary Foundation
Please consider giving to the Rotary Foundation.
  1. Participate through My Rotary where funds are contributed as  you specify www.rotary.org/contribute; OR
  2. Mail your contribution to Rotary Foundation - 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693
 
USD 383
Take your used books in good condition to Dusty Bookshelf in Aggieville.  Mention they are for the Rotary/USD383 account for books for elementary school students in our community.  We already have over $300 in the account!  Please don’t take more than two boxes at a time. For more information, please contact Bill Richter (wrichter@ksu.edu)
 
Opportunities to Show your Rotary Pride
If you are interested in purchasing official Rotary products like caps or hats, shirts, socks, or even chrome plated license plate frames, go to the Russell Hampton website at www.bestclubsupplies.com to see the full selection of merchandise.
 
You can document your biographical profile in My Rotary. It’s a great way to share your contact and background information,  your Rotary “Resume,” information about any Rotary programs you have participated in, and your professional experience and areas of expertise.  To create or update your biographical profile, go to www.my.rotary.org,  and click on “My Profile.” 
 
 
At last week's Club Assembly, members from each Club Committee shared an overview of their committee responsibilities and current activities with the members.

Betty Stevens describes opportunities for involvement with writing press releases about Club news.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At last week's Club Assembly, members from each Club Committee shared an overview of their committee responsibilities and current activities with the members.

Betty Stevens describes opportunities for involvement with writing press releases about Club news.
 
Bob Ward presents Betty with a Paul Harris+5 pin for her contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Rachel Klataske talks about opportunities to serve with Rotaractors while Chris Culbertson waits to talk about opportunities to serve with Interactors and the newly formed Protecting the Environment Committee. Andy Bowen prepares to talk about the MHS Scholarship program.
 
Dale Bradley talks about the meetings Committee and reminds us all to show our support of District Governor Vern Hendricks by registering early for the district conference.
 
Dick Wertzberger covers the work of the programs Committee.
 
Georgina Clemens tells about opportunities for involvement with the public image Committee.
 
Jim Reed describes the work of the Awards Committee and tells about new awards on the horizon.
 
New member Natalie Gordon speaks to the club after being introduced  by member Shelly Carver.
 
Randy Peterson is the club’s new Polio Plus Chairperson.
 
Rebecca Gould describes the work of the International Committee including Global grants and global scholars.
 
Shelly Carver and Mitzi Richards tell about opportunities to serve by greeting members as they arrive to meetings.
 
It is Roger Reitz’ pleasure to serve as the club’s pianist.
 
Steven Graham and Todd Moore are clubs membership co-chairs.
 
 
Club Information
Speakers
K-State Women's Basketball Coach Jeff Mittie
Oct 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Women's Basketball Update
Landry Brewer, Professor of History for SWOSU
Oct 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Cold War Kansas
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Executive Secretary
Director
Director
Director
Past President
Director
Director
Chair Rotary Foundation
Director
Meeting Committee Co-Chair
Membership Committee Co - Chair
Membership Committee Co - Chair