Fellow Rotarians,
 
I hope everyone had a great spring break and, at a minimum, had an opportunity to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather we've had for the past several days.  Spring is the time of year we recognize our Rotarian of The Year.  Nominations will be taken until late April, so if you would like to nominate a fellow Rotarian, please notify myself or a member of the Selection Committee.  Members of the Selection Committee are Ole Olsen, Tom Fryer, Bill Richter and Mike Mayo. 
 
Last week we honored Carroll Hess by proclaiming him an Honorary Member of the Manhattan Rotary Club in recognition of his nearly 50 years of service.  Carroll has contributed in so many ways to our club and the community and we wish him all the best in his move to Topeka. 
 
Don't forget our social with the Konza Club this Wednesday from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Commerce Bank on Poyntz Ave.    If you haven't been able to attend meetings regularly this is a fun, relaxed way to reconnect with your fellow Rotarians as well as an opportunity to meet new K State Soccer coach Mike Dibbini.  Thanks to Rotarians Tom Giller, Jackie Schlup and Rich Jankovich for hosting this event.
 
During our meeting this week Clay Myers Bowman with the Konza Club will be in attendance to take photos and video portions of our meeting which will be used in producing a video to be presented at the upcoming District Conference. Chris Nolte, our Public Relations Chair, is working with Clay to create a video in such a way that will not only highlight the activities of each of our Clubs, but also the efforts we’ve made to increase the interaction between the two.  So do not be alarmed if you notice a camera aimed at you during our meeting this week.  Thanks to Chris and Clay for their efforts in producing this video. 
 
This week's program features Chad Jackson, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship.   I hope to see you at Commerce Bank on Wednesday evening  and at lunch this Thursday.
 
Scott Emley