Recent Club Highlights
Greetings Rotarians,
 
On Thursday, our greeters Julie Hostettler and Charlie Hughes welcomed Suzie Greer and Maureen Hinkin, as our guests.  Dean Henricks from Sacramento, CA, was a visiting Rotarian.
President Mitzi presented the “Big Check” to Deb Kluttz, Director of Homestead Ministries. Deb shared that since July 2012, 85 women have completed the program at the Manhattan or Salina residences. The current urgent need is for funds and a home to support women who have experienced ritual abuse, comprising 30% of those trafficked.  She thanked our Club for on going financial support and grant funds.
 
The Community Cares Chest dedicated volunteers, Rebecca Gould, Gary Fees, Tom Phillips, Mike Heylin and Paul Bullock assisted supported twelve nonprofits last week.

Daryn Soldan introduced Shelia Ellis-Glasper, CEO of SEG Media Collective and Executive Director of the Black Entrepreneurs of the Flint Hills (BEFH), a 501(c)(3). With a vision of progress and prosperity, Shelia shared statistics on the wealth gap between black and white families, wage discrepancies, and their implications for community prosperity. BEFH has 110 members in Manhattan and Junction City, with an economic impact of $3.5 million. Entrepreneurs range from food truck owners to realtors. Six of these Black entrepreneurs are working with Hy-Vee to promote their products. Tre, the son of Shelia and Jermain, is the mastermind behind Tre’s Squeeze beverage. BEFH's four-point plan includes championing, boosting, delivering, and driving. When Black entrepreneurs thrive, the entire community benefits. BEFH’s work includes providing microloans, funding scholarships, offering training and development, and one-on-one consultations for Black-owned businesses. Sponsors of BEFH include WTC, the Kauffman Foundation, GMCF, and many others. The community can support BEFH by supporting Black-owned businesses, joining the Circle of Community, and engaging with BEFH members. In Shelia’s honor, the children’s book Cape will be donated to the Lee Elementary School Library. Sheila contributed her son Tre's book, Squeeze into Your Dreams to award on behalf of our speaker next week, Jeff Wick.

 Wishing you all a productive week ahead!

Mitzi

P.S. This week's greeters are Jonathan Hupp and Ron Janasek.

Mitzi Richards
President
(cell) 785-564-1049
mitzidalerichards@gmail.com
 
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Please join us at The Manhattan Country Club on Thursday, MAY 23th. 
PROGRAM - Jeff Wick, WTC Fiber build out and Broadband in MHK & Beyond
LUNCH RSVP - please click this link. https://manhattancc.surveysparrow.com/s/Rotary-Club/tt-deafc2 by Wednesday by midnight. Lunch opens at 11:30am and costs $12.
 
To join the Meeting by ZOOM: 
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Meeting ID: 873 8749 9653
Passcode: 280408
 
To download the weekly ZOOM files to your calendar:
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OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE:
 
SEND your Rotarian of the Year nominations to Robbin Cole
 
Here is the link to sign up for the BILL SNYDER HALF MARATHON - May 25th at 6:30 a.m. 
 
DAY OF GOLF -  Wednesday, June 5 at Colbert Hills - Questions, contact Vern Henricks. 
 
ROTARY ON TAP - Join the Konza Rotary Club members on June 20 at Aggieville Brewing Company for fellowship & fun!
 
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
  • MAY 23 – Jeff Wick, WTC - Fiber buildout in Manhattan & Broadband in Kansas
  • MAY 30 – Shanna Goodman, Pottawatomie County Economic Development exec director
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • May 24 - NO MEETING Memorial Day
KSU Rotaract Meetings will resume in the Fall.
 
Community Cares ChestTo volunteer for the Community Cares Chest from 8-10 a.m. on Wednesday mornings or from 1-3 p.m., please log on at the Konza United Way website, if you have already volunteered in the past. If not, please watch the following short video by Tara Claussen, Secretary of our Club, for instructions on how to sign up and volunteer: sign up video.
 
CAAHT (Community Action Again Human Trafficking) Club MeetingsMeetings 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.
    Opportunities to Contribute
    May Cup Money - Sponsorship for Juneteenth 
     
    1. Mail it to Manhattan Rotary Club, PO Box 331, Manhattan, KS  66505-0331. 
    2. Send a check to the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, 555 Poyntz, Suite 269, Manhattan, KS 66502, with the memo saying, ‘Rotary Club Cup Money.’
    3. 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.”
     
     
     
     
     
    Meeting Greeter

    Name

    Greeter Date

    Michelle Haub

    4/18/2024

    Tom Hawk

    4/18/2024

    Vern Henricks

    4/25/2024

    Katherine Hensler

    4/25/2024

    Mike Heylin

    5/02/2024

    Eric Higgins

    5/02/2024

    Brice Hobrock

    5/09/2024

    Todd Holmberg

    5/09/2024

    Julie Hostetler

    5/16/2024

    Charles Hughes

    5/16/2024

    Jonathan Hupp

    5/23/2024

    Ron Janasek

    5/23/2024

    Felix Jimenez

    5/30/2024

    Stormy Kennedy

    5/30/2024

     

     

     
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