We had a good attendance at last week’s meeting of the Manhattan Rotary Club.  KSU Men’s Basketball Coach Weber talked about his team in some detail, just further whetting our appetites for another great year of K-State Basketball.

We also introduced new member Karen Bryant.  Karen is a department head at the IDEA Center and looks forward to being an active Rotarian.  Please help welcome her to the Club.

K-State Rotaract Club Co-president Ramin Rostampour announced some of the upcoming Rotaract activities and asked for some professional advice about some of the planning details.  Where better to seek professional advice than from the Manhattan Rotary Club?  I think we have at least one expert on just about everything, don’t we?

Our Community Service Committee is gearing up for a workday on Saturday, October 3, to plant some greenery in the lawn at the Ogden Elementary School.  If you would like to join that activity and get a free Rotary work shirt, please contact Shawnn Martin or Dede Brokesh and let them know you want to help.

Here’s a reminder from Past President Scott, who is now chairing the Nominating Committee.  He says we should learn from our mistakes and take an active role in suggesting names for the 2016-17 Board of Directors. I’m not sure what he means by that because I think we have a fine Board of Directors this year, but there will be openings next year.  So if you have a name to suggest or if you are interested yourself, please let Scott know.

Help Ben Johnson lead the Manhattan Rotary Club in again collecting the largest amount for the Relay for Life. If you have a donation to the American Cancer Society, make it through the Rotary Club by giving it to Ben Johnson and help bring home the “trophy” once again.

This week we will have Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt as our guest speaker, so if you have any questions for the state’s chief lawyer, this would be a good week to be at Rotary.

Committees will all be meeting during our regular meeting time next week on the 17th, so Committee Chairs, have your agendas ready. If you are not on a committee or if you don’t know who the chairperson is, I’ll have a list for you to check this week.  I’ll be asking each committee for a brief written report on what your committee is doing so far this year, so we can share it with the whole club.

Thank you for all you do for Rotary.

“Be a gift to the world.”
Betty Stevens