Recent Club Highlights
June  is Rotary Fellowships Month
Manhattan Rotary Club
Week of June 20, 2022
This week’s presenter: Vern Henricks, District Governor
Greetings fellow Rotarians,
You won’t want to miss this Thursday’s meeting when our own member and District Governor Vern Henricks gives us his District 5710 Year in Review. I’m not saying, but there might be a cool treat there for all of us!
I hope you enjoyed last week’s speaker and fellow Rotarian Jason Smith. Thanks to Jayson Cyr for filling in for Dale Bradley and making the introductions. There is so much happening in Manhattan! Jason reported that over the last year we have eight projects moving forward compared to 17 in the previous 20 years! That’s incredible!
So many club members turned out for C. Clyde Jones’ 100th Birthday Bash at the K-State College of Business that Past-President Rebecca Gould commented that we could have held a club meeting. Thanks to all who came out and made his event extra special.
We also had a fun time this past weekend serving the community at the Juneteenth 5K and Fun Run and Vendor Fair on Saturday where we gave away free Schwan’s ice cream. It was a hot one! What was remaining of the ice cream will be enjoyed by members of our community served by Be Able, a downtown community center engaging those in adversity.
Monday afternoon members of our club enjoyed the Rotary golf tournament at the Manhattan Country Club. Tonight, we’ll be enjoying a Rotary on Tap at the country club. I bet it will be a lot cooler for indoors than it was for the golfers! See you soon!
Robbin Cole
2021-2022 President
Manhattan Rotary Club
(cell) 785-317-9902
***************************************************************************************************Please join us at the Manhattan Country Club on Thursday,  June 23, from 12:00-1:00pm. Lunch opens at 11:00am. Please RSVP for lunch by Wednesday at midnight to: You do NOT need to RSVP if you are not eating. The County Club prepares a little extra food for those few who do not RSVP.
The meeting will start at 12:15 pm.
Opportunities to Participate
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
  • June 30-Awards Program and Passing of the Gavel
  • July 7-Daryn Solder, Economic Development
  • July 14-Dr. Michael Welsh, Cornerstone Family Counseling
  • July 21-Dr. Seth Oliphant, What is a PMR Physician?
  • July 28-Coach Kleiman, KSU Football
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • June 24th – Konza Rotary Year in Review. Awards and Celebration
  • July 1-No Meeting
CAAHT (Community Action Again Human Trafficking) Club Meetings
Meetings are at 12:00p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month by zoom. For more information contact Usha Reddi, or Patti Mellard,
Opportunities to Contribute
June  Cup Money- Manhattan Juneteenth
Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on June 19, 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. Manhattan Juneteenth  celebrations  run through Sunday, June 26.
If you cannot 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
To make your contribution to the Rotary Foundation:
  1. Go on-line to and click Donate and then Annual Fund. You will then sign in.
  2. Write your check to Rotary Foundation and mail it to Rotary Foundation - 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693 or to Manhattan Rotary Club, PO Box 331, Manhattan KS 66505.
  3. Write your check to Rotary Foundation and give it to Bob Ward or Janet Lowell at a meeting.
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 do not take more than two boxes at a time. For more information, please contact Bill Richter (
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 to see the full selection of merchandise.
Document your Profile in My Rotary
You can document your biographical profile in My Rotary. It is a wonderful 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  and click on “My Profile.” 
Reported by Ryan Hyland
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.
Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.

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.
Upcoming Events
Club Information
Robbin Cole
Jun 30, 2022 12:00 PM
MRC Awards Program and passing of the Gavel
Daryn Soldan
Jul 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Economic update from MHK Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Michael Welsh, Executive Director
Jul 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Cornerstone Family Counseling
Dr Seth Oliphant
Jul 21, 2022 12:00 PM
What is a PMR physician?
Coach Klieman, K-State Head Football Coach
Jul 28, 2022 12:00 PM
KSU Football 2022 Season Update
District Govenor Stephanie Meyer
Sep 08, 2022 12:00 PM
District Governor Visit
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Executive Secretary
Past President
Chair Rotary Foundation
Meeting Committee Co-Chair
Membership Committee Co - Chair
Membership Committee Co - Chair