Posted by Michael Dodson
Rotary Club Update July 18, 2019
  • Last week (11 July) we sent out prayers to Andy Bowen and his family and to Darrel Brensing and Mrs. Brensing.
  • Steven Graham Bradley introduced Judy Davis, Director of Crisis Center. She spoke about the services they provide, the types of incidents they see, and the number of incidents in our area. She highlighted the interaction with the RCPD and the learning that has taken place. She discussed the need and the initial planning for a new facility, capable of handling requirements for the future. She also discussed the intersections between her work and the emerging problems of bullying and human trafficking.  
  • Also, as a reminder, each of you has received an email about the formation of a District Human Trafficking Committee.  We will likely have to add this committee. We have interest from Linda Morse but will need others to help. The District committee will meet either bi-monthly or quarterly with the first meeting taking place in July in Topeka.  If you are interested in being involved with this committee please contact Linda Morse from our club or Patti Mellard at
  • Robbin Cole is hosting 20 Mandela fellows at her home. All Rotarians were invited.
  • For the meeting on 18 July, we will discuss the organization and staffing of our committee structure and provide an overview of the 11 July Board meeting.
From the Board Meeting.
  • Finished the year at 183 members.
  • We will have cup money scheduled to the end of the year at the next meeting
  • We will work closely with the Konza Club on projects
  • Jason Leib, new district governor will join us on the 10th of Oct and the Konza Club on the 11th. Perhaps will have an event on the evening of the 10th.
  • We will establish a committee to participate in human trafficking initiative. Linda Morse will lead.
  • Tree Project. Trees need some attention. Chris Culbertson is surveying all the sites.
Manhattan Rotary Club Programs upcoming:
  • 18 July – Jason Smith, President/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce
  • 25 July – Chris Klieman, KSU football coach.
July cup collection: Juneteenth
  • 18 July - Linda Morse and Jim Wright
  • 25 July - Jan Marks and Tad Thompson
Manhattan Rotary Sponsored: Events
  • July 25: Rotary on Tap (Liquid Art).
Konza Club PROGRAMS upcoming:
  • July 19 - Andy Klein - KS Water Service, It's All About Water/Water Conservation
  • July 26 – KS River Keepers - Dawn Buehler, State of the rivers in Kansas
  • August 2 – Dina Clark - No Stone Unturned, Sensory Swim Program 
Konza Rotary Sponsored Events.
August 3 – Water Matters Day, Sunset Zoo
August 28 – Rotary Sponsored Anti-Bullying Program 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Rezac Auditorium, MHS