Posted by Michael Dodson on Aug 19, 2019
Rotary Club Newsletter Update Week of 19-23 August 2019
Last week (15 August) we were reminded of the C. Clyde Run and Midge Mile Fun Walk on 28 Sep.
Had a report on the 8 Aug board meeting.
  • Reconciled the number of members – 187
  • Approved the new budget format for 2019/2020.
  • Approved cup fund for remainder of 2019. Sep (just tri-it); Oct (interact); Nov (speaker books); Dec (holiday in staff).
  • Breadbasket. Jayson has us signed up for 16 Dec.
  • Discussed the KSU vending contract, having 3 or 4 hires as a core group to help ensure continuity. Also discussed transportation options, and teaming with Konza and Rotaract.
  • Grants. Meeting in Lawrence on 17 August. We will submit by 31 Aug. Rebecca and Andy will meet to discuss.
  • Zone meeting. Vernon is a Rotary Zone officer. The meeting will 24 to 29 in Kansas City. RI President-Elect will attend. Vernon will ask for Rotaract participants in a couple of weeks when KSU resumes.
  • Anti-bullying speaker for interact. We will pay the $79 for meals. Konza will pay the lodging.
Program.  Deb Watkins gave an excellent program on the Manhattan Animal Shelter, covering its goals and objectives and current status.  She stated there are 152 animals currently at the animal shelter and discussed the various things she and her employees do to make as many of the shelter animals as possible ready for adoption.  For example, each animal is brought up-to-date on its vaccinations, put on the proper medicine regime if necessary and then is spayed and neutered.  Deb indicated that her goal for “Clear the Shelter” weekend was to have 40-50 animals adopted. A book titled Wings of Fire the Lost Continent was presented in her name to the Ogden Elementary school.
Bill Turner briefly discussing the “9/11: A Day of Remembrance” event to be held at Bishop Stadium and the flyers he had distributed on each table.
Greeters were Scott Emley and Bill Turner
            - 22 August - Josh Wright and Cindy Miller, Alzheimer’s association
            - 29 August - Christina Rockhold, Mercy Community Hospital Foundation
Rotary on Tap.
  • 26 August – Four Points Sheraton
  • 24 September – Manhattan country club
  • 10 October – district governor
  • October – joint with Konza club at a pumpkin patch - families
Konza club programs upcoming:
  • 23 August - mini service project – USO single soldier homecoming
  • 30 August – no meeting (Labor Day)
  • 6 September – Coach Chris Klieman
Konza Rotary-sponsored events
            -    28 August – Rotary-sponsored anti-bullying program 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Rezac auditorium, MHS