Recent Club Highlights
  • Last week was Club Assembly day.  Thanks to everyone who participated in the various committee and subcommittee meetings.  The Board will be discussing the ideas that came out of the various discussions. 
  • This week our program will be the Manhattan High Pops Choir!  We also will be honoring the December Students of the Month.
  • Just a reminder that our contributions to the Rotary Foundation are down significantly when compared with the same time frame in previous years.  This is true for both the number of members contributing as well as the amount that has been contributed.  Please consider giving to the Rotary Foundation any amount for which you are comfortable – our goal is 100% participation.
  • We had a great time at our special holiday edition of Rotary on Tap on Monday, December 10th at Harry's.  Thanks to Nathalie Kind-Chalmers and Rachel Klataske for doing all the work and getting things set up and ready to go.  Our next Rotary on Tap will be January 21 at Taphouse.  Come to our meeting this week and have an opportunity to name the beer that is being brewed for us for the January 21 Rotary on Tap.
  • Please don’t forget to fill out the “mentor form” if you are interested in becoming a mentor for one of our Rotaractors.  I understand we are still short of mentors.
  • December 17 is our Volunteer Day at the Breadbasket.  Remember to see Jason Cyr if you can volunteer or email Jayson at
  • We will not be having a meeting on December 27 or January 3.
  • Finally, congratulations to Past President Vern Henricks, who was selected to be the District Governor for District 5710 during the Rotary year 2020-2021.
Upcoming Dates of Interest
  • December 17:  Bread Basket Volunteer Day
  • December 20: Club Meeting – Election of next year’s officers and new board members
  • December 27:  No meeting
  • January 3: No meeting
  • January 21: Rotary on Tap (Taphouse)
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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