Last week the Manhattan Rotary Club held our first “club assembly” of the Rotary year.  It was well attended and everyone quickly became engaged in the discussions and plans of our committees.  I am attaching two documents to this e-mail message (or trying to, anyway). These are a list of all the committee members that I have on any list as of now, and a short summary of some of the committee discussions from the Assembly last week.  I’ll have additional copies of these available on Thursday in case you would like to get them in paper form.
If you are or want to be on a committee but don’t see your name on the list, please add it either by sending me a message or writing it on the list I will have at the Club meeting.  According to my lists, more than half our members are not on any committee.  If you are one of these, I think you are missing a great opportunity for fellowship, working together on important Rotary activities, and—most of all—not sharing your good ideas and abilities with others of us who value your wisdom and help. Many of the committees meet “virtually” rather than in person, so any member can participate in one or more committees, even if you can’t always be at a weekly meeting.
This week we are starting up again with our Students of the Month, thanks to the efforts of Andy Bowen and his committee members.  We always enjoy hearing from these outstanding young people.
Our guest speaker this week will be Kyle Pickett, Music Director and Conductor of the Topeka Symphony Orchestra.  I have never met Maestro Pickett, nor have I heard the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, but I love classical music.  So I am really looking forward to this and I know you will enjoy it too.
Don’t forget the following activities:
  1. Work day at Ogden Elementary School on October 3 (two shifts);
  2. C.Clyde Run and Midge’s Mile on October 3 with proceeds to Shepherd’s Crossing;
  3. Relay for Life, this Friday evening in City Park; give your donations to the American Cancer Society to Ben Johnson or Jayson Cyr to get credit for the Manhattan Rotary Club Team.
Thank you for all you do for Rotary.
“Be a gift to the world.”
Betty Stevens