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420 SE 6th Avenue, Suite #121
Topeka, KS  66607
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PROPOSED NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT
Andy Tompkins
Retired - has been a Rotarian over the years since 1979!!
Sponsored by Grace Morrison
 
 
MEETING:  September 3 - Ramada Downtown REGENCY EAST BALLROOM
PROGRAM:  Banjy Zhang, Pianist
 
 
NEXT MEETING:  September 10 - Ramada Downtown Grand Ballroom
PROGRAM:  Member Vocational Talks
Rick Anderson, Washburn University; Lonnie Williams, L&J Building Maintenance
 
 
 
TO VOLUNTEER ONLINE go to topekarotary.org.  Click on TOPEKA WATER FESTIVAL under UPCOMING EVENTS in the right column.  Click on TOPEKA WATER FESTIVAL under ONLINE REGISTRATION in the right column and login to the club's website (don't know your login - click on "New and existing users . . ."). Choose your session then click on SIGNUP then click on the circle before "MEMBER OF MY CLUB" and choose your name from the drop-down menu.  Super Easy!  Limited opportunities so reserve your spot fast!
 
Volunteers needed to host a booth for the Topeka Water Festival on September 17th at Garfield Community Center, 1600 NE Quincy Street, Topeka, Kansas 66608. We have two sessions from 9:00-11:30 and 12:00- 2:30. 
 
This is a community wide festival where all 4th grade students in Shawnee County are invited to spend a day learning about the importance of water to life and move through various stations learning about the properties of water, the value of good clean potable water and the water cycle.  We will have two stations.  Students visit our stations “The Incredible Journey” and play a game about the water cycle.  Please email or talk to Marie Pyko if you are available for a two hour shift.  mpyko@tscpl.org  or 580-4560.  We need at least 3 volunteers for the morning session and 4 volunteers for the afternoon session.
 

 
 
COME MEET CLARA AT OUR MEETING THIS WEEK - AUGUST 27!  Clara is pronounced Clahra.
 
August Message from Clara:
 
Hello!

So here are my memories so far:
 
One month ago, I came to Kansas. In the first week we just drove around Topeka or down to Kansas City to show me the area. One week later, my host family and me went to New York and Syracuse! Syracuse is a beautiful city with a wonderful campus. It was very interesting to hear what I could study, but after I saw what I had to be capable of, I quickly forgot my Syracuse-dream. Two days  later we went to New York City. The big apple is just wonderful, with a lot of people and I definitely love this city!  I ate the best cheesecake in the world (Lindy's I guess).  Click on Read More!
 
 
 
 
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF ROTARY IN TOPEKA
GALA PICTURES AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AND TO PURCHASE! 
 
The pictures are amazing!  Check them out and purchase a few of your favorites!
 

 
 
July 9, 2015 - Topeka USD 501 Board thanked members of the Topeka Downtown and Topeka South Rotary Clubs for their Sole Mate program, in which they provide shoes, socks and coats for needy children. During the past three years, Rotarians have purchased clothing for an estimated 1,500 children by partnering with schools to identify children in need.  An award was presented to each club.  Mark DeGroff accepted the award on behalf of the Downtown Topeka Rotary Club.
 
501 Board member Nancy Kirk said some Topeka families and children are facing difficult situations, and all help is appreciated.  “That’s just scratching the surface sometimes of the needs of our kids,” Kirk said. “That the community cares, too, is really important to us.”
 

 
 
Have you always wanted to participate in an International Service project?  Now is your chance.  Woodland Public Charity, a non-profit lead by Executive Director Jorge Coromac (member of Shawnee Mission Club) invites you to participate in one of the International Volunteer Trips to Guatemala and Panama.  Monthly trips are scheduled for June, September and December to Panama.  All other months in the year the trips are to Guatemala.
 
Each month Woodland welcomes volunteers such as physicians nurses, dentists, medical students, engineers, teachers, social workers, non-medical volunteers - and of course, Rotarians.  You do not have to be a Rotarian to participate, so why not invite a friend, spouse, family member to participate with you.  Pictured are a few of the Rotarians from the December trip to Panama with the family member receiving a water filter.  For the first time these families will have clean water for drinking and cooking.
 
For more information on how your can help - CLICK HERE.
 

 
 
LIKE the Downtown Topeka Rotary Club on FACEBOOK!   Invite your facebook friends to LIKE us also!  CLICK HERE or on the FACEBOOK graphic to go to the Club's page.
 

 
 
 
Celebrating 100 years of Rotary with the creation of a pocket park next to Constitution Hall.  You can be a part of this historical event.  Download the special flyer below for more information and a contribution form.
 
Want to know more about the Topeka Rotary's Pocket Park?  CLICK HERE to download the flyer.
 

 
Great fun at NOTO!  To see all the pictures, check out the Oktoberfest 2014 Photo Album on the club website or go to the club Facebook page - CLICK HERE.
 

 
 

The Downtown Rotary club will once again participate with the Kansas State Extension Office in the annual Topeka Water Festival

 

Topeka Water Festival
Thursday, September 18, 2014
9:30 AM to 2:05 PM
GARFIELD PARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 1600 NE Quincy Street Topeka, Kansas 66608.

 

This is a community event where all 4th grade students in Shawnee County are invited to spend a day learning about the importance of water to life and move through various stations learning about the properties of water, the value of good clean potable water and the water cycle.  We need at least 8 Rotarians to help work our two stations.  Students visit our stations “The Incredible Journey” and play a game about the water cycle.  Please email or talk to Marie Pyko if you are available for a two hour shift.  mpyko@tscpl.org  or 580-4560
 

 
 
 

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Speakers

Sep 10, 2015
Vocational Talks
Rick Anderson, Washburn University; Lonnie Williams, L&J Building Maintenance
Sep 17, 2015
Sep 24, 2015
Karen Hiller - New Bikeways Coordinator
Topeka Bikeways - Let's Get Rolling!
Oct 01, 2015
Jared Starkey
712 Innovations - That Thing Topeka Always Needed
 
 
 
 
 
Downtown Topeka Rotary - 420 SE 6th Avenue - Suite 121 - Topeka, KS 66607 - 785.232.7216 (Wednesday and Thursday) - Email:  dtrotary@swbell.net