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Rotary Club Updates January 10, 2019
  • It’s been quite some time since we last met.  I hope each of you enjoyed the holidays and that we all have a successful, healthy and joyful 2019.
  • This week our program will be Ned Seaton who will provide his annual look-back at the previous year and make his prognostications for key events in 2019.  Ned has been a highlight each year and I’m sure will be once again this year.
  • Your Board will be meeting immediately after our club meeting this Thursday.  Please let me know if you have something you feel should be brought to the Board’s attention.
  • Rotary Leadership Institute will once again this year be held in Manhattan on March 30-31.  This program is an excellent way to learn more about Rotary and meet Rotarian from other clubs in our District.  Further, this program is designed for all Rotarians, not just those in club leadership positions. 
  • A few reminders of why it is important to contribute to the Rotary Foundation
    • 91% of your dollars are used on programs and projects.
    • Your contribution is matched 2-to-1by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meaning every dollar you contribute actually adds $3 to the Rotary Foundation for the great work it supports worldwide.
    • The Rotary Foundation supports 6 causes:
      • Promoting peace
      • Providing clean water
      • Saving mothers and children
      • Supporting education
      • Growing local economies
      • Fighting disease
    • Polio – about 99% of all cases have been resolved but there is still much work to be done.  Additionally, a child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents.
    • Finally, we receive back from the District more funds than we contribute in the form of grants and fellowships. 
    • So please contribute something to the Rotary Foundation – its important and your contribution supports programs and projects locally as well as internationally.
  • Upcoming Dates of Interest
  • January 21: Rotary on Tap (Taphouse)
  • March 30-31: Rotary Leadership Institute (Manhattan)
Wild Poliovirus Weekly Update
Week Ending 28 Nov 2018
Total number of wild cases in 2015:  74
Total number of wild cases in 2016:  37
          Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017:  22
          Total number of wild poliovirus cases this week: 0
          Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2018:  27 (compared with 16 for the same period in 2017)
Total number of Circulating Vaccine Derived cases in 2018: 91
 (compared to 80 by this date and total in 2017: 96)

Reported in K-State Today 


Mohammad H. Hosni, professor of mechanical engineering and the Charles and Nona Frankenhoff chair in engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2018 ABET Fellow Award, a designation approved by the organization's board of directors.

ABET accredits higher education programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, serving more than 3,500 programs at 714 colleges and universities in 29 countries. An ABET accreditation offers the confidence a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Hosni joined the faculty in mechanical engineering at Kansas State University in 1991. In 1993, he assumed a leadership role as director of the Institute for Environmental Research, a multidisciplinary research center, where he was responsible for the development of research programs in human thermal comfort and indoor air distribution. He served as the director until 2001, when he was named department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering. After serving eight years in this capacity, he was appointed director of the University Engineering Alliance in 2009.

Hosni has served as a member of the ABET executive committee for the Engineering Accreditation Commission and chaired the commission's training committee. He is appointed as an ABET editor-2 for the upcoming year.

He has served the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as vice president for education and currently serves as a member of the society's council on standards and certification. He is also active in ASHRAE, serving on the publishing and education council. Hosni holds fellow status as well with both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and ASHRAE.

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