Manhattan Rotary Club
Week of October 4, 2021
This week’s presenter:  District Governor Vern Henricks, President/CEO of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
October is Rotary Economic and Community Development Month
Please join us at the Manhattan Country Club on Thursday,  October 7 from 12-1:00 pm. Lunch opens at 11:00 am. Please RSVP for lunch by Wednesday at midnight to:     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 12:15.
Greetings Rotarians,
District Governor and Fellow Manhattan Rotarian Vern Henricks will be our program this week.  If you haven’t been to a club meeting in a while, this would be the meeting to attend!  Vern has already made 24 club visits (and counting)  throughout the district.  We want his homecoming to be the warmest, most enthusiastic, and best attended in district 5710.
Don’t forget about the opportunity to go bowling at 7:00 pm this Wednesday, October 6 at the KSU Union with the Interact, Rotaract, and Konza Clubs.  It will be a lot of fun! You are welcome to bring your family!
There is room for one or two more participants in this week’s Kansas River Battery Clean-up.  Contact Chris Culbertson if you are interested in participating.
Thank you to Matt O’Keefe, Dean of the KSU College of Engineering for an engaging presentation at last week’s meeting.
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 14-Robbin Cole,  Pawnee Celebrates 65 Years of Service
  • October 21-Jeff Mittie, KSU Women’s Head Basketball Coach (11:00 am)
  • October 28-Landry Brewer, Cold War Kansas
Upcoming events
  • October 6-Bowling at the KSU Union. 7:00 pm with the Interact, Rotaract, and Konza Clubs.  Bring your family!
  • October 8-Konza Club Purple Pinky Donuts Delivery and Pick-up at Hy-vee
  • October 9-Kansas River Battery Case Cleanup. 8:00 am.  Contact Chris Culbertson if you would like to participate.  (
  • October 19-World Polio Day Proclamation with Manhattan and Konza Clubs, City of Manhattan. 7:00pm
  • October 21-District Golf Tournament.
    • 11:30am-Registration
    • 12:30 pm -Tournament
  • October 21-District Conference
    • 5:30pm-Registration
    • 7:00 pm -Opening
  • October 22-District Conference
    • 7:00 am -Registration and breakfast
    • 8:00 am -Opening
    • 6:00 pm -Dinner and Awards
  • October 23-District Conference.
    • 7:15 am -Breakfast
    • 7:45 am -Opening
    • 12:15 pm -Adjourn
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • October 8-No meeting.  Purple Pinkie Donut Delivery Day
  • October 15-Chase Stevens, Salvation Army
  • 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:
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.
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Rotary Foundation
Please consider giving to the Rotary Foundation.
  1. Participate through My Rotary where funds are contributed as  you specify; 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 (
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’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,  and click on “My Profile.”