At last week’s meeting of the Manhattan Rotary Club we were proud to watch Past District Governor Deb Rodenbaugh-Schaub honor Rotarian Kevin Ingram with a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition for his contribution of speaking to numerous Rotary groups on the subject of ethical behavior.  Ethical behavior is at the heart of Rotary’s values, and we know that Kevin is deserving of this award.

We also were fortunate to be able to hear Rotarian John Armbrust relay to us the news that was breaking even during his talk about the reductions that have been decided for Fort Riley.  John serves as the Executive Director for the Kansas Governor’s Military Council.  John explained that the local area fared well in the cuts compared to other military communities, and that there is still another round of cuts coming in the future.   He also did an outstanding job of explaining the context and implications of the facts. 

This week we are looking forward to a visit from Jodi Oleen, representing the Kansas Pork Association.  Pork production and consumption are still big business in Kansas.

We know that the Manhattan Rotary Club is very fortunate to have such excellent programs available to us.  We are also fortunate to have excellent participation of our Rotary Club members in our committees and in their work for the future of our community and our nation. 

If you haven’t found a home this year on one of our Rotary Club committees, it’s never too late.  Just let us know your interests and we will help you find your way to an appropriate committee.  The more people help, the less each person has to do.

Thank you for all you do for Rotary.
“Be a Gift to the World.”

Betty Stevens