October is Rotary Economic and Community Development Month
Manhattan Rotary Club
Week of October 18, 2021
This week’s presenter:  Jeff Mittie, KSU Women’s Head Basketball Coach
Please join us at the Manhattan Country Club on Thursday,  October 21 from 11-12:00pm. Lunch opens at 11:00am. Please RSVP for lunch by Wednesday at midnight to: https://manhattancc.surveysparrow.com/s/Rotary-Club/tt-deafc2. You do NOT need to RSVP to just attend the meeting. Per CDC Guidelines, masks are recommended when not eating.
The meeting will start at 11:15 am.
Greetings Rotarians,
The week of the Rotary District Conference has finally arrived! DG Henricks and his conference committee have put so much work into making this a conference that will be both educational and inspiring. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to register! Events kick-off with the District Golf Tournament on Thursday at 12:30pm and end on Saturday at 12:15pm.
On Tuesday, Konza President Rich Sell and Community Action Against Human Trafficking Club President Usha Reddi and I will receive a proclamation from the City of Manhattan Declaring October 24 as World Polio Day. The presentation will air live at 7:00pm on Cox Cable Channel 3, on the city's website at http://cityofmhk.com/tv, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Cityofmanhattan
Member Bill Richter and Jennifer Francois, PhD, Director of the Kansas Institute for Early Childhood Education and Research, Kansas State University have led our club to the successful  award of  a $10,000 “Together We Read Community Early Learning Grant”  sponsored by Save the Children and  the Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group. Be sure to come to the meeting on Thursday to learn more about this exciting award from Bill and Jennifer.
Serving with you to Change Lives,
Robbin Cole
2021-2022 President
Manhattan Rotary Club
(cell) 785-317-9902
Opportunities to Participate
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
  • October 28-Landry Brewer, Cold War Kansas
Upcoming events
  • October 19-World Polio Day Proclamation with Manhattan, Konza and Community Action Against Human Trafficking Clubs, City of Manhattan. 7:00pm
  • October 21-District Golf Tournament.
    • 11:30am-Registration
    • 12:30pm-Tournament
  • October 21-District Conference 
    • 5:00pm-Registration
    • 6:30pm-Welcome
  • October 22-District Conference 
    • 7:00am-Registration and breakfast
    • 8:00am-Opening
    • 6:00pm-Dinner and Awards
  • October 23-District Conference.
    • 7:15am-Breakfast
    • 7:45am-Opening
    • 12:15pm-Adjourn
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • October 22-No Meeting. District Conference
  • October 29-Bruce Weber, KSU Men’s Basketball Coach
Meetings are held at 7 a.m. Friday mornings at 1880 Kimball at the KSU Foundation Building. To join the meeting by ZOOM, go to:
CAAHT (Community Action Again Human Trafficking) Club Meetings
Meetings are held at 12:00p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information go to: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/16195/
Opportunities to Contribute
October Cup Money-Speaker Books
If you can’t make it to meetings to drop your contribution in the cup, you may mail it to PO Box 331, Manhattan, KS  66505-0331.
You may also contribute Cup Money via Venmo. Use the QR Code below.

Rotary Foundation
Please consider giving to the Rotary Foundation.
  1. Participate through My Rotary where funds are contributed as  you specify www.rotary.org/contribute; OR
  2. Mail your contribution to Rotary Foundation - 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693
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 over $300 in the account! Please don’t take more than two boxes at a time. For more information, please contact Bill Richter (wrichter@ksu.edu)
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 www.bestclubsupplies.com to see the full selection of merchandise.
Document your Profile in My Rotary
You can document your biographical profile in My Rotary. It’s a great 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 https://my.rotary.org  and click on “My Profile.”