September is Literacy and Education Month
Update Week of September 6, 2021
Manhattan Rotary Club
Please join us at the Manhattan Country Club on Thursday,  September 9 from 12-1:00pm. Lunch opens at 11:00am. You do NOT need to RSVP to attend the meeting.  Please RSVP for lunch by Wednesday at midnight to:   Per CDC Guidelines, masks are recommended when not eating. 
The meeting will start at 11:15.
Presenter: Kyle Smith, Scout Executive Coronado Area Council, The future of Scouting
Greetings Rotarians,
Thank you to all the committee chairs for last week’s program during club assembly.  I thought you all did a great job!  I hope everyone enjoyed the reintroduction to our committee leaders and learning more about the work of the committees.   I will be sending out a survey in the coming weeks asking you to identify where you are inspired to get involved. 
The Rotary Clubs of Eastern Kansas, in partnership with the Kansas Leadership Center and the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, have produced videos on the COVID-19 vaccination in Spanish and English.  Please feel free to share the links.
Full Length English Video:
Full Length Spanish Video:
How do we know they are safe? (1 min):
How do vaccines protect me? (1 min):
Just a reminder that early bird registration for the District Conference ends next week. Let’s show our support to Vern Henricks our District Governor and send our registrations in early.
Serving with you to Change Lives,
Robbin Cole
2021-2022 President
Manhattan Rotary Club
Opportunities to Participate
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
  • September 16-Jason Smith, President/CEO, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Chamber and Economic Update
  • September 23-Casey Bough, Sr. Director Renewables, Gas and Oil Fleet, Renewables and Generation for Evergy
  • September 30- Matt O’Keefe, Dean, KSU College of Engineering Update
Upcoming events
  • October 9-Kansas River Cleanup.  Note the date change.  Please let Chris Culbertson know if you would like to help.  (
  • October 21-23-District Golf Tournament and Conference. Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan. Tournament Registration ($125).  Conference registration before September 15 ($100).  Registration after September 15 ($125).  Reduced fees are available for first time attendees ($75), virtual attendees ($50) and Rotaractors/Interactors ($25).  To register go to:
Konza Rotary Club Meetings
  • September 10-Purple Pinky for Polio Roll Out
  • September 17-Scott Voos, Be Able
  • September 24-Vern Henricks, District Governor 
Meetings are held at 7 a.m. Friday mornings at 1880 Kimball at the KSU Foundation Building. To join the meeting by ZOOM, go to:
CAAHT (Community Action Again Human Trafficking) Club Meetings
Meetings are held at 12:00p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. For more information go to:
Opportunities to Contribute
September CUP Money-Interact Club
If you can’t make it to meetings to drop your contribution in the cup, you may mail it to PO Box 331, Manhattan, KS  66505-0331.
You may also contribute Cup Money via Venmo. Use the QR Code below.
Rotary Foundation
Please consider giving to the Rotary Foundation.
  1. Participate through My Rotary where funds are contributed as  you specify; OR
  2. Mail your contribution to Rotary Foundation - 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693
USD 383
Take your used books in good condition to Dusty Bookshelf in Aggieville.  Mention they are for the Rotary/USD383 account for books for elementary school students in our community.  We already have over $300 in the account!  Please don’t take more than two boxes at a time. For more information, please contact Bill Richter (
Opportunities to Show your Rotary Pride
If you are interested in purchasing official Rotary products like caps or hats, shirts, socks, or even chrome plated license plate frames, go to the Russell Hampton website at to see the full selection of merchandise.
You can document your biographical profile in My Rotary. It’s a great way to share your contact and background information,  your Rotary “Resume,” information about any Rotary programs you have participated in, and your professional experience and areas of expertise.  To create or update your biographical profile, go to,  and click on “My Profile.” 
At last week's Club Assembly, members from each Club Committee shared an overview of their committee responsibilities and current activities with the members.

Betty Stevens describes opportunities for involvement with writing press releases about Club news.