Rotary Friends,
On Thursday, David Kreller introduced our new member, Narmadha (Meenu) Mohankumar.  Meenu is from Sri Lanka and was a member of Rotaract while she earned her PhD. in Statistics at K-State. She is currently employed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Please welcome Meenu! 
Tom Fryer shared the good news that Clyde Jones is heading home this week!  At our Holiday Rotary on Tap on Thursday, December 21st at the Beach Museum of Art from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. we look forward to celebrating Clyde's 101st Birthday!
Thanks to all our club leaders who provided progress toward our annual goals as well as Committee service opportunities at our first Club Assembly of the year.  Special thanks to Robbin Cole who shared the "audacious" goals the District 5710 Mental Health Task Force has proposed to the Kansas Health Foundation to address Kansas' dismal access to mental health services. Next step is a KHF funded planning grant that will utilize the services of a consultant to formulate a successful eight figure grant proposal. Robbin and Randy Peterson's service on the Task Force is making a difference!
Thanks to the Community Cares Chest volunteers, Tom Phillips, Tara Claussen, Gary Fees, and Paul Bullock for providing twelve nonprofits products last Wednesday. 
Don't miss this Thursday's meeting.  Robbin Cole will introduce Lori Feldcamp as a new member and the talented Manhattan High School POPS CHOIR will treat us to a live performance!  
See you Thursday!
P.S. Be sure to check out our website for your GREETER day....December 7 Greeters are Shari Crittendon and Chris Culbertson
Mitzi Richards
(cell) 785-564-1049
Please join us at The Manhattan Country Club on Thursday, December 7th. 
GREETERS - Shari Crittendon and Chris Culbertson
LUNCH  RSVP - please click this link.  by Wednesday by midnight. Lunch opens at 11:30am and costs $12.
To join the Meeting by ZOOM:
Meeting ID: 873 8749 9653
Passcode: 280408
To download the weekly ZOOM files to your calendar:
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
  • December 7 - MHS  POPS CHOIR
  • December 14 - Roger Aeschliman, Rotary Foundation
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • December 8 - Kevin Larson - Manhattan's Historical points before flooding
Rotaract Meetings at KSU - Meetings have resumed
Community Cares ChestTo volunteer for the Community Cares Chest from 8-10 a.m. on Wednesday mornings or from 1-3 p.m., please log on at the Konza United Way website, if you have already volunteered in the past. If not, please watch the following short video by Tara Claussen, Secretary of our Club, for instructions on how to sign up and volunteer: sign up video.  The Poster below will be featured at District 5710 Conference in Topeka Oct 12-14.
CAAHT (Community Action Again Human Trafficking) Club MeetingsMeetings are at 12:00p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month by zoom. For more information contact Sharon Sullivan or Patti Mellard,
    Opportunities to Contribute
    November Cup Money - The Flint Hills Breadbasket for people who need access to adequate and health food choices. They focus on making sure that every guest is able to choose items that meet their needs with dignity and care.   Our generosity will strengthen and enhance teaching and learning opportunities for students and faculty.
    If you cannot make it to meetings to drop your contribution in the cup, you may:
    1. Mail it to Manhattan Rotary Club, PO Box 331, Manhattan, KS  66505-0331. 
    2. Send a check to the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, 555 Poyntz, Suite 269, Manhattan, KS 66502, with the memo saying, ‘Rotary Club Cup Money.’
    3. You may also contribute Cup Money via Venmo. Use the QR Code below.
    Rotary Foundation
    To make your contribution to the Rotary Foundation:
    1. Go on-line to and click Donate and then Annual Fund. You will then sign in and pay.
    2. Write your check to Rotary Foundation and mail it to Rotary Foundation - 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693 or to Manhattan Rotary Club, PO Box 331, Manhattan KS 66505.
    3. Write your check to Rotary Foundation and give it to Bob Ward or Janet Lowell at a meeting.
    USD 383
    Take your used books in good condition to Dusty Bookshelf in Aggieville. Mention they are for the Rotary/USD383 account for books for elementary school students in our community. We already have some money in the account! Please do not take more than two boxes at a time. For more information, please contact Bill Richter (
    Opportunities to Show your Rotary Pride
    Purchase Official Rotary Products
    If you are interested in purchasing official Rotary products like caps or hats, shirts, socks, or even chrome plated license plate frames, go to the Russell Hampton website at to see the full selection of merchandise.
    Document your Profile in My Rotary
    You can document your biographical profile in My Rotary. It is a wonderful way to share your contact and background information, your Rotary resume, information about any Rotary programs you have participated in, and your professional experience and areas of expertise. To create or update your biographical profile, go to and click on “My Profile.”