Recent Club Highlights
 
By Ehi Braimah
 
Women all over the world are recording significant accomplishments in different fields and the story is not different in Rotary International, a humanitarian service and fellowship organisation founded on February 23, 1905, by Chicago, Illinois attorney, Paul P. Harris (April 19, 1868 – January 27, 1947), when he formed the Rotary Club of Chicago.
That was a long time ago and you may not believe it but Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, past district governor of District 6400 and past vice president of Rotary International (2016-2017), will assume office on July 1 as the first female president of Rotary International – after 117 years of the founding of the global organisation. If that is not a glass ceiling-shattering achievement, what else should we call it?
Jones, an accomplished achiever and distinguished Rotarian, was nominated two years ago for this role and she is eminently qualified and fit for the task ahead. As she spoke and shared her vision at the recently concluded Rotary International Convention which was held at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in downtown Houston, Texas, USA, from June 4 to 8, she received a standing ovation. She urged Rotarians to use the brand power of Rotary to “transform the world”.
Jones believes Rotarians should “dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality”. In a special report for Rotary International, senior writer and content editor, Ryan Hyland, explained that Jones is keen to focus on two key demographics: female membership and members under the age of forty years.
She said these demographics need to “see their own reflection in leadership”. This should not come as a surprise because Rotary’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement creates a level playing field for all Rotarians. Rotary is committed to treating everyone with respect and dignity, allowing everyone’s voice to be heard and providing equitable opportunities for fellowship, service and leadership.
In the report, Jones said she will “champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family”. She also pledged to grow Rotary by hosting DEI Summits to create leadership opportunities that foster balance across the membership in Rotary. In a complex and changing world, our priorities keep changing but our ability to adapt is important for survival. No one prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic that challenged our common humanity.
October Economic and Community Development Month
 
Manhattan Rotary Club
Week of October 3, 2022
 
Greetings Fellow Rotarians,
 
First off, I have to emphasize the importance of letting the Manhattan Country Club know you will (or even think you will) eat lunch. If you do not reserve your lunch, you may not have a lunch. Click on the link below.
 
I hope you enjoyed last week’s program, which was Julie Gibbs, director of the Riley County Health Department, discussing the County Health Improvement Plan.
 
Please come in person to this week’s meeting and be present as PDG Vern Henricks presents Bill Richter with a very, very special Rotary International award. We want a great turnout to celebrate Bill and his accomplishments.
 
We were notified Friday that our 2022-2023 District Grant applications were all funded. Congratulations to our team which submitted the three applications for high school scholarships, assistance to Homestead Ministries, plus tree planting and maintenance.
 
At our Rotary program on this Thursday October 6, we will hear from Dr. Hans Coetze, Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Medicine at KSU.
 
This is a busy week. We will participate in the Family Fun Night in City Park, Tuesday, October 4 from 4-8pm. The Manhattan Rotary Club is partnering with the Riley County Police Department and others.
 
We will have a Rotary on Tap at Liquid Art Winery, Thursday, October 6 from 4-6pm. Appetizers will be provided by the club. Wine and cider are available for purchase. Enjoy the Church Ladies performing at 6pm.
 
The Konza Rotary Club is organizing a fall Homestead Ministries House/Yard Clean Up on Saturday October 8th. Homestead houses women recovering from sex trafficking. Volunteers will start at 9 a.m. and end at 12 noon, or until all the jobs are completed. They would like to divide the volunteers into 4 teams. If members would like to help and have a specific talent in one of these areas, please let John Poulson jwpoulson51@gmail.com know.
 
Fall Kansas River Clean Up - Also, on this Saturday October 8th, is the fall Kansas River Clean-up. Friends of the KAW, Interact, Rotaract, Rotary and others will work together to clean up battery casings, etc. If you are interested in going down the river by kayak or assisting on the boat ramp, please contact Chris Culbertson culbert@ksu.edu for more details.
 
I look forward to seeing you at Rotary this Thursday October 6th
 
Steven Graham
2022-2023 President
Manhattan Rotary Club
(cell) 785-532-8120
 
***************************************************************************************************Please join us at the Manhattan Country Club on Thursday, October 6th, from 12:00-1:00pm. Lunch opens at 11:30am and costs $12.
Please RSVP for lunch by Wednesday at midnight to: https://manhattancc.surveysparrow.com/s/Rotary-Club/tt-deafc2.
You do NOT need to RSVP if you are not eating.
 
The meeting will start at 12:15pm.
 
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Opportunities to Participate
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
  • October 6 – Dr. Hans Coetze, KSU Vet Med Distinguished Professor
  • October 13 – Nate Kauffman – U.S. Federal Reserve System Update
  • October 20 – Aaron Schroeder – Canopy, an innovative software firm
  • October 27 – Coach Mittie – KSU Women’s Basketball
 
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • October 7 – Coach Tang – KSU Men’s Basketball
  • October 14 – Purple Pinky Day – Doughnut Delivery
  • October 21 – KSU Student Body President and Vice President
  • October 28 – DG Stephanie Meyer – District 5710 Update
 
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 Sharon Sullivan sharon.sullivan@washburn.edu or Patti Mellard, patti@keystaffing.com.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events
  1. Locally – We will participate in the Family Fun Night in City Park, Tuesday, October 4 from 4-8pm. Manhattan Rotary Club is partnering with the Riley County Police Department to organize and deliver this event. Contact Dan Devlin devlin.dan.l@gmail.com to volunteer.
  2. Locally – Rotary on Tap at Liquid Art Winery, Thursday, October 6 from 4-6pm. Appetizers provided by the club. Wine and cider available for purchase. Stay and enjoy live music from The Church Ladies starting at 6pm!
  3. Locally – The Konza Rotary Club is organizing a fall Homestead Ministries Clean Up on Saturday October 8th. Homestead houses women recovering from trafficking. Volunteers will start at 9 a.m. and end at 12 noon, or until all the jobs are completed. They would like to divide the volunteers into 4 teams. If members would like to help, please let John Poulson jwpoulson51@gmail.com know.
  4. Locally – Fall Kansas River Clean Up - Also, on Saturday October 8th, is the fall Kansas River Clean-up. Friends of the KAW, Interact, Rotaract, Rotary and others will work together to clean up battery casings, etc. If you are interested in going down the river by kayak or assisting on the boat ramp, please contact Chris Culbertson culbert@ksu.edu for more details.
 
Opportunities to Contribute
October Cup Money -
 
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 www.rotary.org and click Donate and then Annual Fund. You will then sign in and pay.
  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 some money in the account! Please do not 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 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 https://my.rotary.org and click on “My Profile.”
Upcoming Events
 
Club Information
Speakers
Dr. Hans Coetzee
Oct 06, 2022 12:00 PM
KSU Vet Med distinguished professor
Nate Kauffman, VP Federal Reserve Bank of KC
Oct 13, 2022 12:00 PM
Federal Reserve Update
Aaron Schroeder
Oct 20, 2022 12:00 PM
Canopy
Jeff Mittie, K-State Women's Head Basketball Coach
Oct 27, 2022 12:00 PM
2022- 2023 Season Update
Amanda Webb
Nov 03, 2022 12:00 PM
Hazardous waste - battery disposal
Meredith Sleichter, EVP
Nov 10, 2022 12:00 PM
Eisenhower Museum/Eisenhower Foundation
Jerome Tang, K-State Men's Head Basketball Coach
Nov 17, 2022 12:00 PM
Update 2022-2023 Season
Thanksgiving
Nov 24, 2022 12:00 PM
No Meeting
President Steven Graham
Dec 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Holiday Break
Dec 22, 2022 12:00 PM
No Meeting
Holiday Break
Dec 29, 2022 12:00 PM
No Meeting
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