Posted by John Armbrust on Mar 20, 2019
  • Last week Shelli Schottler gave us an excellent update on Pawnee Mental Health’s STARS Camp.  STARS Camp, as you may remember, receives our Cup Money for this month of March.
  • Our program this week is Scott Hulshoff, who will update us on Manhattan Catholic Schools.
  • Your Board of Directors met last Thursday after our Club meeting.  A few of the items discussed or actions taken were:
    • Alan LaPolice was approved as a new member.
    • Betty Stevens updated your Board on Interact’s effort to bring a speaker to Manhattan High to discuss bullying and sexual assault.  She also brought the Board up-to-date on past efforts of our Club to support exchange students and the need to re-emphasize this program.
    • The upcoming District Convention was discussed with at least 3-4 Board members planning on attending.
    • Financial support for Rotaract activities was discussed.  Since we budgeted nearly $3,000 for Rotaract, it was decided the Rotaract Club should use these funds not only for RYLA, but also as our support for many of their activities such as Box City and the upcoming joint social with Interact on March 24th.
    • There were continued discussions concerning a major Rotary fundraiser.  Mike Dodson will continue to organize this effort.
    • Vern Henricks announced that the annual Rotary Golf Tournament will be at Colbert Hills on May 20th with a 1 pm shotgun start.  $50 of each golfer’s registration will go to the Rotary Foundation in their name, with the remaining funds going to our club for international programs.  The registration fee will be $125, and sponsorships will be $150.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
  • A big thanks to Nathalie Kind-Chalmers for her efforts to set up and organize our month socials, Rotary on Tap. 
  • Congratulations to Bill Richter and his wife for receiving the Community Foundation Philanthropy Award.  Bill, we appreciate your excellent support of the Manhattan Rotary Club and the Greater Manhattan community!!
  •  Please don’t forget that we are still short of our goal for 100% participation in contributing to the Rotary Foundation this year!!!!  Please consider contributing if you have not done so this year.

    Upcoming Dates of Interest
  • March 30-31: Rotary Leadership Institute (Manhattan)
  • March 31:  Rotaract club meeting (6 pm, room 206 in KSU Union)
  • April 25: Rotary on Tap (Colbert Hills – Joint social with Konza Club)
  • April 26-27: District 5710 Conference and Assembly (Cyrus Hotel, Topeka)
  • May 21: Rotary on Tap (Bluestem Grill)
  • June 24: Rotary on Tap (Little Apple Brewery)