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Rotary Club Update For Week of Dec 12, 2019
Mike welcomed everyone back after Thanksgiving, there was no meeting last week due to the holiday. 
Mike provided a wrap up on the KSU vending project. The club received on average approximately $1,700 for each of 7 home games. Although the work was taxing at certain times in each of the games it was rewarding to work together. This project was designed to provide an opportunity to work together, to earn money for future service projects, and to incorporate those in the community who need the work, and to work beside them with the public. 
New Members.
Steven Graham introduced Georgina Clemens and Dale Bradley introduced Randy Peterson. These new members will add significantly to the strength of our club.  
Last week’s meeting was a work session which is an opportunity for the club committees to meet, discuss on-going efforts, plan for the future, and review committee membership. These committees provide a means for every Rotarian to be involved in the service of Rotary in the way which best aligns with their individual interests. 
Next Meetings.
  • 12 December – Manhattan High Pops Choir
  • 19 December - Sarah Duggan, Meadowlark Hills Update
Rotary on Tap
  • December 17, 4-7 p.m., Colbert Hills, holiday party
  • January 21, 4-7 p.m., JP’s Union
  • 15 Dec, 6PM KSU Union
Upcoming Events.
  • 16 December – Volunteer activity at the Breadbasket from 12:30 to 3pm
The Manhattan Rotary Club meeting on Dec. 5 was a club assembly, during which the various committees met to work on their projects. Stacy Kohlmeier served as greeter. In addition, some new members were introduced. Dale Bradley introduced Randy Peterson and Steven Graham introduced Georgina Clemens. President Mike Dodson noted upcoming events: MHS Pops Choir will perform at Rotary on Dec. 12; club assistance at the Manhattan Breadbasket on Dec. 16; KSU Rotaract will meet on Dec. 16; Rotary On Tap at Colbert Hills Dec. 17. Vern Henricks announced the results of Rotarians volunteering at the refreshment stands at KSU home football games.  Steven Graham received the Holiday Inn Appreciation.
The Manhattan Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon (except Dec. 26 and Jan. 2) at the Holiday Inn at the Campus. Visitors are always welcome.
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