Rotary Club Update For This Week
Please join us on August 6th from 12-1PM
Presentation: K-State Reawakening - Linda Cook, Chief of Staff K-State
The Rotary theme for 2020-2021 is Rotary Opens Opportunities.
Greetings Rotarians,
This week, Chris Culbertson will share some remarks on Rotary’s newest area of focus – Supporting the Environment and his work as our Environmental Sustainability Officer.
Using repurposed funds from the Rotary birthing kit project and club monies, Chris Nolte was able to purchase 900 youth sized face masks. Each of the nine elementary schools in USD 383 will receive 100 masks each. She also purchased 10 hand sanitizer stations for businesses run by Rotarians and/or nonprofit community organizations. Chris will be sending a SignUp Genius notification to recruit Rotarians to deliver both. We also would appreciate if a photo was taken of the delivery. One of our goals is to be more visible in the community.
Rotary is all about peace. Please join me in creating a PeaceBuilders club. All we need is two members with one them to serve as chair. Since I will join the group, now we only need one Rotarian. Thank you for considering.
The home for Water Matters Day Challenge is  There are many learning opportunities about water. Question from Water Matters Day: Where would you take hazardous chemicals such as motor oil, paint, chemicals, etc.?  Answer: The Riley County Hazardous Waste Facilty.
Cup money goes to the Interact.
Yours in service,
Summary from July 30 Meeting
Last week, Coach Chris Kleiman discussed K-State football and answered questions regarding fall football, safety of our student athletes and more. Hats off to the Kleiman family for receiving permission to provide care for Josh Youngblood after his recent surgery. A typical day for athletes and coaches begins at 5:30 a.m. and often doesn’t end until about 8:00 p.m. Players are organized by lifting groups, running groups, walk-through groups and meetings with position coaches. Due to COVID-19, players receive grab and go for their meals/nourishment. For safety precautions, players have a shield over their helmets and a pull up mask. According to Coach Kleiman, changes are occurring constantly and the challenges are endless.
Konza Club Meeting
  • August 7 – Water Matters Day Wrap up and Celebration – offsite at Hyvee
  • August 14 – Julie Gibbs, Riley County Health Department with a COVID19 update
  • August 21 – Shelly Williams, Manhattan Soup Kitchen
  • The Konza Club meets at the KSU Foundation Building, 1880 Kimball Avenue or join online via Facebook Live from the Konza Rotary Facebook page. The Zoom ID is
Manhattan Rotary Club
  • August 13 - Lyle Butler, Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK)
  • August 20 - Todd Holmberg, McCain Performance Series 20-21
  • August 23 – Bruce Snead, Energy, Pollution, Prevention and Radon
District Rotary Club
The District Rotary meeting held the week of July 21 had Rotarian Jim Ogle presenting on the role of Eastern KS and Western MO Here is the recording. He provided a list of action steps with a few listed below.
  1. Discover which Native Americans once called your location home. The Canadian non-profit “Native Land” is an Indigenous-led organization to refine and share which peoples once called almost any location in North America home.
    1. Discover the website for the map. Plug in your address to find local tribal groups
that called where you are now home.
  1. Learn about how Race Project KC, which tells the story of how Kansas City segregated and engages students from throughout the metro to discuss what happened and what to do together to eliminate the vestiges of institutional racism.
Community Service Opportunities
  • August 8 – Just Tri It in City Park
  • Deliver masks to nine elementary schools, and ten hand sanitizers to local businesses
  • September 7 - 2020 - Bill Snyder Highway Half & 5K – staffing a water station or giving directions
 Leadership/professional development opportunities:
  • August 20 (business) with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Nov 6 – 7 - Rotary District 5710 conference