Posted by John Armbrust on Feb 19, 2019
Rotary Club Updates February 21, 2019
  • Last week’s program was our Linda Ralston, who gave an interesting program on the Orphan Train and her father, who “rode the train”.
  • Our program this week will be Beth Klug, the new Executive Director of Shepherds Crossing.
  • We have several individuals that have indicated an interest in the Rotary Peace Fellowship program.  Remember, endorsed applications for the program are due May 31st.  Please let Brad Shaw or Bill Richter know if you are aware of someone who may be interested in this important program.
  • Another reminder that our next Rotary on Tap will be at Mr. Ks on February 21 from 5pm-7pm.  I know there are several other events that evening, but please take the time to join us for some Rotary fellowship time.
  • The KSU Rotaract Club will meet this coming Sunday, February 24th. 
  • Once again, I remind you that the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) will be held in Manhattan on March 30-31.  I’m now aware of at least three from our club who will attend.  Hopefully, a few more members will consider attending this informative program.
  • The District 5710 conference is April 26-26 at the Cyrus Hotel in Topeka.  The registration fee is $140 unless you are a first-time attendee.  The cost for first-time attendees is $70.  If you elect to stay overnight, the convention room rate at the Cyrus is $139 per night.  I’ve seen the agenda and it looks like the convention will be both informative and interesting.
  • Due to a full agenda at our club meeting, rather than take time to report out at the meeting on your Board of Directors meeting, below some of the items we discussed:
    • We are looking into several fundraisers for our club
    • Global Grant Scholars were to be interviewed in Lawrence last Saturday
    • We need to take time during one of our weekly meetings to get an update from Vernon Turner on how best to use Club Runner
    • Due to the turmoil in Haiti, any activities we have been considering via Vern Henricks are now put on hold
    • At the request of several members, we will look into creating a hardcopy membership directory
  • Upcoming Dates of Interest
  • February 21: Rotary on Tap (Mr. K’s)
  • February 24: Rotaract (KSU Union)
  • March 19: Rotary on Tap (Blue Moon)
  • March 30-31: Rotary Leadership Institute (Manhattan)
  • April 25: Rotary on Tap (Colbert Hills – Joint social with Konza Club)
  • April 26-27: District 5710 Conference and Assembly (Cyrus Hotel, Topeka)
  • May 21: Rotary on Tap (Bluestem Grill)
  • June 24: Rotary on Tap (Little Apple Brewery)