Recent Club Highlights
May is Youth Service Month
Manhattan Rotary Club
Week of May 2, 2022
This week’s presenter: Gabriella Radina, Impact of Artificial Lighting and Control on Patient Outcomes in Behavioral Health Settings
Greetings fellow Rotarians,
I hope you enjoyed last week’s speakers, Carley Phelps, and Cohen Lyle with Engineers without Borders. It gives me hope to see and hear the enthusiasm of these students for using their skills to help others internationally. Thanks to Gary Clark, for making the introduction.
Our club will be having a workday with the Konza Club this Saturday, May 7 at the Homestead, a local program that helps female survivors of sex trafficking. There are
several projects that will provide an opportunity for us to roll up our sleeves and lend a hand. Please see Rebecca Gould for more information.
We had a lot of activities going on this past week. Thanks to Chris Culbertson, Alison Wheatley, and Steven Graham for their help with planting trees on K-State campus Friday morning and to Steven Graham for representing our club at bowling with eight Rotaractors and four Interactors on Friday night.
Thanks to Dwight Johnson and Leslie Bissell for reviewing/selecting RYLA applicants with me on Saturday afternoon. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is an intensive leadership experience where high school students may develop their skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. We had six students apply. Our club budgets to send four MHS students every year.
A week from today (May 9) is our next Rotary on Tap. It will be a lot of fun touring Tointon Family Stadium and socializing afterwards. Be sure to mark your calendar!
Registration forms for our Annual Golf Tournament on June 20 will be available to pick up during club meeting.
Just a reminder that Todd Moore our club’s new Membership chair. You may contact him at
Serving with you to Change Lives,
Robbin Cole
2021-2022 President
Manhattan Rotary Club
(cell) 785-317-9902
***************************************************************************************************Please join us at the Manhattan Country Club on Thursday,  May 5, from 12:00-1:00pm. Lunch opens at 11:00am. Please RSVP for lunch by Wednesday at midnight to: You do NOT need to RSVP if you are not eating. The County Club prepares a little extra food for those few who do not RSVP.
The meeting will start at 12:15 pm.
Opportunities to Participate
Manhattan Rotary Club
  • May 7- Service Project at The Homestead
    • 9am-12:00pm
  • May 9-Rotary on Tap, 4:30-6:30pm
    • 4:45pm Tour of Tointon Family Stadium
    • 5:30pm Social Hour. Beer, wine, and snacks provided
  • June 20-Manhattan and Konza Club’s Annual Golf Tournament and Social
    • 1:00pm Shotgun Start, Manhattan Country Club
    • 5:30pm Rotary on Tap, Manhattan Country Club
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
  • May 12-Andy Hutchinson, Konza Rotary Water Matters
  • May 19-Deb Klutz, Homestead Ministries Peace Fellowship. Please bring items found on the Homestead website at
  • May 26-Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas 50th Anniversary
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • May 6-Lori Bishop, Flint Hills Volunteer Center on Suicide Prevention, and Intervention
  • May 13-Pattie Mellard, Rotary Chair District 5710. End Human Trafficking
  • May 20-TBA
  • May 27-TBA
Meetings are at 7 a.m. Friday mornings at 1880 Kimball at the KSU Office Park Building next to the Foundation Building. To join the meeting by ZOOM, go to:
CAAHT (Community Action Again Human Trafficking) Club Meetings
Meetings are at 12:00p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information contact Usha Reddi, or Patti Mellard,
District 5710
  • June 12-16, RYLA, KU.
Opportunities to Contribute
May Cup Money- RYLA- (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) An intensive leadership experience where high school students may develop their skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. Our club budgets to send four MHS students every year.
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 and click Donate and then Annual Fund. You will then sign in.
  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.
Cars for Afghan Refugees
Several of the refugees from Afghanistan who are living in Manhattan have acquired drivers licenses and a job but no reliable transportation. The Manhattan Afghan Resettlement Team is looking for donated or inexpensive, reliable cars. You may go to their website for more information.
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 over $300 in the account! Please do not take more than two boxes at a time. For more information, please contact Bill Richter (
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 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  and click on “My Profile.” 
At last week's Club Assembly, members from each Club Committee shared an overview of their committee responsibilities and current activities with the members.

Betty Stevens describes opportunities for involvement with writing press releases about Club news.
Bob Ward presents Betty with a Paul Harris+5 pin for her contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
Rachel Klataske talks about opportunities to serve with Rotaractors while Chris Culbertson waits to talk about opportunities to serve with Interactors and the newly formed Protecting the Environment Committee. Andy Bowen prepares to talk about the MHS Scholarship program.
Dale Bradley talks about the meetings Committee and reminds us all to show our support of District Governor Vern Hendricks by registering early for the district conference.
Dick Wertzberger covers the work of the programs Committee.
Georgina Clemens tells about opportunities for involvement with the public image Committee.
Jim Reed describes the work of the Awards Committee and tells about new awards on the horizon.
New member Natalie Gordon speaks to the club after being introduced  by member Shelly Carver.
Randy Peterson is the club’s new Polio Plus Chairperson.
Rebecca Gould describes the work of the International Committee including Global grants and global scholars.
Shelly Carver and Mitzi Richards tell about opportunities to serve by greeting members as they arrive to meetings.
It is Roger Reitz’ pleasure to serve as the club’s pianist.
Steven Graham and Todd Moore are clubs membership co-chairs.
Reported by Ryan Hyland
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.
Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.

Eastern Kansas Rotary
              District 5710
District #5710, supports the Rotary International statement that Rotary has no tolerance for racism. As Rotarians. we work tirelessly to promote respect of others, celebrate diversity, and demand ethical leadership to advance peace in our District and our world. As Rotarians, we support our code of conduct, focus on peacebuilding, and address conflict with compassion while building peace.
“Rotary Opens Opportunities” is the theme for this Rotary year. The future is NOW and it is imperative that as Rotarians e open the door of opportunity to not only recruit new
members but place special emphasis on the recruitment of African Americans, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, and any underrepresented groups in our communities, such as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, women, etc. Anyone who is willing to serve while respecting Rotary values should have the opportunity to be a member of one of our
clubs. We have much work to do as we continue to provide opportunities and make a difference in our diverse Kansas communities.
Through Rotary, we have the strength and power to bring people together. Our district clubs, through projects and grants, work to address the community needs of all people and all ages. Our local and global projects impact minorities and address inequities of those who are most in need of our Kansas communities and the world.
As Rotarians, we have the “power to make a difference” as we do our part to listen, learn and take action (your ideas are welcome here) to ensure that we meet the challenge of making positive change for Kansas citizens including all persons of color and any underrepresented groups in our communities.
Our District, through its member clubs, is proactive and continues to recruit and attract men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Currently, our District composition is approximately 30% women and has many people of color in club memberships, but we do not yet fully reflect the makeup of our communities.
For over a century, Rotary has funded and encouraged global and local programs that promote goodwill and better understanding between people of different cultures and nationalities. Our District will continue to do the same and will move forward to celebrate diversity and find peaceful solutions to make our world a better place.
Upcoming Events
Club Information
Deb Klutz, Executive Director Homestead
May 19, 2022 12:00 PM
Homestead Ministries
Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas Exec Director
May 26, 2022 12:00 PM
Humanities Kansas 50th Anniversary
District Govenor Stephanie Meyer
Sep 08, 2022 12:00 PM
District Governor Visit
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Executive Secretary
Past President
Chair Rotary Foundation
Meeting Committee Co-Chair
Membership Committee Co - Chair
Membership Committee Co - Chair