Posted by Betty Stevens on Jul 30, 2019
The July 18 meeting of the Manhattan Rotary Club featured 22 Mandela Fellows as guests. Mike Dodson presided. Greeters were Jim Wright and Linda Morse. Melanie North announced the upcoming Global Leadership Summit on August 7-8 at KSU. Because of military pressure in Pakistan, it remains the only source of new polio cases—41 so far this year. District 5710 Governor Jason Lieb will visit the club on Oct. 19. This month’s cup money is for Juneteenth. District 5710 through Patty Mellard is organizing an effort against Human Trafficking. Andy Hutchinson and others from the Konza club announced Water Matters Day on Aug. 3.  Dale Bradley introduced the speaker, Jason Smith, the new director of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce. He spoke about the past successes of the Chamber in Manhattan and the strong partnership among the Chamber, the City, and the University, which he said is a rare and welcome sign that Manhattan is doing it right. The book for the week went to Bergman Elementary and the Holiday Inn Appreciation went to Nelson Galle.
 
The July 25 meeting, chaired by Mike Dodson, included announcements of volunteer opportunities at Brew-to-Shoe, Just-Tri-It, See Clyde Run and the Rotary-sponsored anti-bullying talk at MHS on August 28. Greeters were Jan Marx and Tad Thompson. The guest speaker was KSU head football coach Chris Klieman. He spoke about his guidelines for success, both as individuals and as a team.  In honor of the speaker, the book What Color Is My World by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be given to Marlatt School. The Holiday Inn Appreciation went to Doug Wendt.
 
The Manhattan Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon at the Holiday Inn at the Campus. Visitors are always welcome.