Rotary Club Update For Week of February 24, 2020
Last Week’s Program:  
Jason Cyr introduced Wyatt Thompson, “Voice of the Wildcats”. Wyatt gave a wide-ranging presentation on broadcasting behind the scenes. He discussed his early beginnings in Goodland Kansas and the people who gave him opportunities along the way. He is very conscious of these advantages and now helps to provide these opportunities to others. He had many stories about coaches he has known over the years and even some opinions on referees. 
This Week’s Program:
The book “We are Grateful” was presented in their honor to the Ogden Elementary School.
New Members. 
Bill Wolf introduced his son Hayden as a new member. What a great way to add to the legacy of the Club.
We recognized Tom Roberts, Assistant Dean Emeritus of the Carl Ice College of Engineering for his appointment by the National Society of Professional Engineers to serve a 3-year term as representative to the Board of delegates and area delegate to Applied Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology.
Board Meeting – Notes from the 13 February Board Meeting
  • GMCF. Rotary now has an endowed fund. Rotary is eligible for Match Day. Membership. Now stands at 205 and still growing. Kudos to our membership committee team and our membership
  • South Africa Club visit. 9 will be coming in April. The committee is not seeking host families
  • Grants. We continue to work with the District to bring clarity and predictability to the grant system.
  • Youth. Interact has sent 100 birthing kits to Madagascar and will soon send 100 more. Great job by Chris and our MHS Interact.
  • Foundation. Now working to bring clarity to the giving program so all members will have an opportunity to contribute as is our goal.
  • Cup Money. Selected Pawnee Mental Health for March. All other months are already assigned.
  • Student of the Month. This program will be revitalized.    
Leadership Training. We have leadership training opportunities coming.
  • March 14-15 in Leavenworth
  • August 20 (business) with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

    There will be a Rotary District Conference on May 8 in Lenexa.   
Next Meetings.       
            - 27 Feb – Club Assembly
            - 5 Mar – Penny Seften, Manhattan Arts Center
            - 12 Mar – Sheila Markley, Junction City Opera House
Rotary On Tap
  • 3 Mar - Hilton Garden Inn
Rotary and The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary was founded in Chicago in 1905 by Paul Harris and 2 others. It was established in order to provide service to others, with the motto of Service Above Self. Today, Rotary has 35,000 clubs around the world and has 1,200,000 members.
In 2019, Rotary gave $90 M toward service projects, including:
  • Education - $11M
  • Health/Disease - $36. This includes the Polio eradication campaign in partnership with the Gates Foundation.
  • Water/Sanitation - $20M
  • Local Economies - $10M
The Rotary Foundation. This is the signature fund for Rotary International. This fund provides the bulk of RI’s ability to support local, national and international service projects. The Manhattan Rotary members give through the “Annual Fund”.

Giving can be done in various ways: 
- You can mail your check (Made to The Rotary Foundation). (We previously provided a self-addressed, stamped envelope).
- Or you can bring your check to the club meeting and give it to George Ham, Doug Wendt, or Andy Bowen.
- If you would like to donate on-line, just go to Club Runner, log-on, scroll down the left to Links and click on Rotary Foundation. Then click on the DONATE NOW button, Click on the Annual Fund and fill out the form. You will need our club number (1623) and your individual Donor ID (which will be the same as your Member Number).  
Finding Donor ID/Member Number
-  Go to ClubRunner and log in
-  Select Member Area
-  Select Edit My Profile
-  Underneath the photo, the word “Personal” is underlined. Click on “Rotary” and your Member number will be shown.  
Checking the status of your donation and the points accumulated for Paul Harris:
- Go to MyRotary and Log In.
- At the top of the page you will click on Profile.
- On the next page click on Donor History Report
- And then on the next page click on Donor History Report.
- These pages take some time to open so be patient