January is Rotary Vocational Service Month
Manhattan Rotary Club
Week of January 17, 2022
This week’s presenter: Susan Adams, Director, Flint Hills Discovery Center
Please join us at the Manhattan Country Club on Thursday,  January 20 from 12-1:00pm. Lunch opens at 11:00am. Please RSVP for lunch by Wednesday at midnight to: https://manhattancc.surveysparrow.com/s/Rotary-Club/tt-deafc2. You do NOT need to RSVP if you are not eating. The County Club also prepares a little extra for those few who don’t RSVP.  Per CDC Guidelines, masks are recommended when not eating.
The meeting will start at 12:15 pm.
Greetings Rotarians,
I hope you enjoyed last week’s speaker, Kevin Gwinner, Dean of the KSU College of Business.  Thanks to Esther Swilley for the introductions. As the Dean said, “Sometimes knowing what you don’t want to do is as valuable as knowing what you do want to do!”
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  The Kansas Office of the Attorney General is partnering with Kansas Rotary Clubs to increase awareness of and compliance with the new state law that requires certain establishments to post information about how to contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline.  The new partnership will equip Rotarians with talking points and posters to distribute across Kansas. For more information, go to https://ag.ks.gov/human-trafficking or contact the Attorney General’s Victim Services toll-free hotline at (800) 828-9745.
On January 19 at 12:00 noon the “End Sex and Labor Trafficking” SWARM Global Grant team report will be presented.  This is an opportunity to learn what is happening in District 5710, more specifically the KC area.
The quarterly district “End Human Trafficking” committee meeting will be Tuesday, January 25 at 12:00 noon. This is an opportunity to receive updates on the projects, grants, education and legislative initiatives, and seminars that our members are supporting to fight human trafficking.
Our club is working on a joint service project sometime this spring with the Konza club to assist The Homestead, a local social service organization that provides help, hope and holistic healing for adult female sex trafficking survivors.  Be watching for more information
Serving with you to Change Lives,
Robbin Cole
2021-2022 President
Manhattan Rotary Club
(cell) 785-317-9902
Opportunities to Participate
District 5710
  • January 19-End Sex and Labor Trafficking SWARM Global Grant team report, 12:00
  • January 25-Quarterly District End Human Trafficking committee meeting, 12:00.  To join the meeting by ZOOM, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81311934071?pwd=SkFQZmN1ZWJpRnk2WlV2cWJHRHlEUT09
  • March 15-Donations of wine and spirits valued at $25 or more for the  Wine and Liquor Pull at Gathering for Good.  Contact Jenalea  Randall, District Governor Nominee  at 785-213-2515 or Jenalea.Randall@icloud.com. Venmo accepted. Account: @Jenalea-Randall. Last 4-digits of phone: 2515
  • March 26-Gathering for Good, a fundraising event to benefit the Rotary Foundation.  Prairie Band Casino and Resort, Mayetta, Kansas 6-9:00pm
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
  • January 27-C. Clyde Jones 99th birthday celebration.  Meeting will start at 12:05 instead of 12:15pm. 
  • January 27-Blade Mages, Founder and Executive Creative Director, The Story of “Middle,” Hidden and Unexpected
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • January 21-Sara Hazan, Coordinator, Cats’ Cupboard
  • January 28-Dr. Frank Tracz, Director of Banks, KSU
Meetings are held at 7 a.m. Friday mornings at 1880 Kimball at the KSU Foundation Building. To join the meeting by ZOOM, go to:
Sunflower Rotary Club Meetings
  • January 24-Sarah Siders, Executive Director, SPARK
Meetings are held at 6:30 pm every other Monday  at 1880 Kimball at the KSU Foundation Building.
CAAHT (Community Action Again Human Trafficking) Club Meetings
Meetings are held virtually at 12:00p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information contact Usha Reddi, ulr12345@gmail.com or Patti Mellard, patti@keystaffing.com
Opportunities to Contribute
January Cup Money-Crisis Center
If you can’t 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
If you haven’t already contributed this year, please consider giving to the Rotary Foundation.
  1. Go on-line to www.rotary.org and click Donate and then Annual Fund. You will then be asked to 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.
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 don’t 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’s a great 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.”