Posted by Michael Dodson on Sep 19, 2019
Rotary Club Newsletter Update from Week of 16-20 Sep 2019
Meeting on the 26th will be upstairs.
Parking lot on the 26th will be undergoing some repairs.
Mike thanked Eric Higgins for another great program on his observations on the economy. particularly for giving some thoughts on mid-west states, Kansas and Manhattan.
Mike gave a revue of the 12 September Board Meeting
- Nominating Committee. We will form a committee to forward officers for 2020-2021 to the Board and then to the members.
- Goals. Committee Chairs will consider the draft goals and once they approve we will bring to the members.
- Zone Institute. 25-29 September. Vernon will lead our club to the meeting in Overland Park.  We will determine how many Rotaract members want to attend. Club lunch is on 27 September. District 5710 will pay for up to 3 Rotaract members to attend the club luncheon.
- Interact. Dwight and Jayson will discuss feedback on RYLA with MHS Interact on 25 September.
- Interact. Chris has met with Interact. They expressed an interested in two of our projects: tree planting and assembly of birthing kits.
International Student Grants. Steven is developing a process to clarify this program.
- Rotary Learning. Steven will help develop a program to help make us all more knowledgable of Rotary. We might call it “membership moments”
- Newsletter. A survey was instituted to determine if members were reading it and if not, how we could make it more appealing. Vernon is leading.
- Monthly Dues Payments. A survey was instituted to determine the level of interest in being able to pay Club dues on a monthly basis. Mitzi is leading.
Today’s Program. Dale Bradley introduced Chuck Tabor KSU Provost. Chuck provided some of his personal background and some of the concepts that drive him. He also spoke about the challenges facing colleges today, with specifics on KSU. He then outlined the initiatives KSU is taking to deal with the issues. The club appreciated his insights and enjoyed the interaction.
We had 3 visiting Rotarians and 1 guest. We are always happy to welcome our visitors and guests to our meetings.  
Our Upcoming Meetings.
- 26 September. Ron Fehr, Manhattan City Manager
- 3 October. Coach Jeff Mittie
- 10 October. District Governor Jason Leib
Upcoming Rotary Service events:
   - 21 September – Bloody Kansas Gravelduro bike race
   - 28 September – C. Clyde and Midge Jones fun run/walk
   - 2 November – Little Apple Marathon
   - 16 December – Breadbasket
Upcoming “Rotary on tap” events:
     - 24 September – Manhattan Country Club, 4-7 pm.
     - 10 October – District Governor Social at Tallgrass Taphouse, 4-7 pm. 
     - 20 October – Joint event with the Konza club and families at the Lazy T Ranch 4-7 pm.