Club Executives, Directors, Committee Chairs
Birthdays & Anniversaries
John ArnoldApril 1
Bill LatimerApril 4
Max HalleyApril 9
Linda IrelandApril 13
Kirk JohnsonApril 15
Melissa MasonerApril 16
Ann PalmerApril 20
Mike WelchApril 24
Marie PykoApril 26
Mike HallApril 27
Chris MeinhardtApril 29
Ramon PowersEva PowersApril 11
Kevin SmithBonnie SmithApril 16
Brady RobbSuzanne RobbApril 21
Dick KnollApril 1, 198532 years
Mike WorswickApril 1, 197839 years
Phil BakerApril 1, 198136 years
Phil OliverApril 1, 198631 years
Roy BrowningApril 1, 196354 years
John ArnoldApril 3, 199819 years
Lawrence BrockApril 8, 200314 years
Susan MauchApril 10, 200116 years
Jason FizellApril 11, 20125 years
Jim DeinesApril 11, 20125 years
Valerie VanDerSluisApril 11, 20125 years
Don SchepkerApril 12, 200611 years
Rebecca CrottyApril 13, 20116 years
Mike LennenApril 14, 20107 years
PROPOSED NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT
Jeff Zimmerman, Manager, Jose Peppers
Sponsored by Larry Dimmitt
MEETING - April 20th, Ramada Grand Ballroom
Program: Jim McCollough, Topeka Center for Peace and Justice - Grant Update
- Keep an eye on the slide show at each meeting for announcements
- CHECK OUT THE COMMUNITY CORNER
- Volunteer for Rotary Career Days - CLICK HERE - Informtion below
- Freedom Festival Leaders Needed - CLICK HERE FOR DESCRIPTIONS - Information below
NEXT MEETING - April 27th, Emerald Ballroom inside Capital Plaza Hotel
Program: Jo Ann Long, SLI, Who are we and what do we do?
Rotary Freedom Festival - July 1 - Rain or Shine
Freedom Festival Leadership Positions
ROTARY NEEDS YOUR HELP - Click here for position details.
Pocket Park Coordinator
Ticket Sales Coordinator
Host for Musicians - one for each of the four bands
Sponsor Committee Members - VERY IMPORTANT!
Race Volunteers (8:45 to 9:45 am)
Cleanup Manager during and after concert
EVERY MEMBER NEED TO HELP WITH THE FESTIVAL!
Do you know of someone who would make a great Rotarian? Invite them to a club meeting as our guest.
Our club goal is 25 new members.
We can do it! Share the Gift of Rotary.
Click on the graphic to download an information sheet/membership application.
NEW MEMBERS for 2016-17
1. Greg Harry, Lyndon State Bank
2. Kathleen Marker, YWCA
3. Jeannie Herrin, Midland Care
4. Lucinda Stocker, Mount Hope Cemetery, Penwell Gabel Funeral Homes
5. Ramin Mahmoudian, Architect One
6. Ingrid Pearson, Kansas Main Street, Inc.
7. Jennifer Waters, The Waters at Keller Williams Legacy Partners
8. Monica Parcel, Winston Brown Construction
9. Michele Fleuranges-Parker, Black Deer Ventures
10. Jason Farrant, GreatLIFE Golf
11. Carolynn Holmes, Occupational Therapist
12. Preeti Chauhan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
13. Cindee Williams, McCrite Plaza Topeka
14. Carole Jordan, Washburn University
15. Jeremy Snowden, Jeremy Snowden Agency of American Family Insurance
16. Katy Browne, Roden + Fields
17. Becky Harmon, Koss Construction Company
18. Laurel Vogt, Stormon-Vail/Cotton O'Neil
Rotary Youth Exchange is seeking host families for high school students for the 2017-18 school year. If you would like more information about being a host family, contact David Beck, firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 785-817-0144. CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF STUDENTS WHO WILL BE IN OUR AREA FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.
ROTARY DISTRICT 5710 - 2017 CONFERENCE
May 5, 8:00 am through May 6, 11:00 pm
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
6100 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION UNTIL MARCH 15 - $99
After March 15 - $139
Can also register part of the convention at various fees
June 16 & 17, 2017
Kansas City Airport Embassy Suites - Kansas City, Missouri
JOIN US . . as Rotarians from Africa and the USA come together to enjoy fellowship and celebrate the centennial of our dynamic Rotary Foundation. Registration, $75. Rotarian hosts are needed. For more information, CLICK HERE. Or email Larry Dimmitt, email@example.com. Or go to OUT OF AFRICA link.
RYLA is designed for high school students who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors next year, and are ready to explore and develop their leadership potential. Application deadline: April 8, 2017.
June 4 - June 8, 2017
The University of Kansas
Please join in welcoming our own Ingrid Pearson as the new Executive Director of the North Topeka Arts District.
Our club sponsored Scots Movement Rotary Interact Club* at Highland Park High School needs assistance with their Lego Drive which will continue into 2017. If you can help, bring your Legos to any meeting. Here are the details:
LEGO DRIVE - Collecting new or old legos for Highland Park Central. Legos help students with focus and behavior issues. Currently, there is only one set in the principals office. The Interact Club would like to collect enough legos for each classroom.
* WHAT IS INTERACT? Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with other young people in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding.
District 5710 is thrilled to announce that the Nominating Committee for Rotary International Director in Zone 27 has selected our Rotarian, Larry Dimmitt, of the Rotary Club of Topeka Downtown, to be an RI Director in 2018-20.
This is a tremendous honor for Larry, and most fitting, given his service and commitment over many years to Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation, our zone, district and his club. Larry is currently serving as the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for Zone 27, he is a Past District Governor for District 5710, and he has served in many other roles throughout his Rotary career.
Many of you know and have worked with Larry through his years of very active service in our district. His selection to serve on the RI Board of Directors is an acknowledgement of his dedication to Rotary and his ability to further the purposes and objectives of Rotary International and its extension throughout the world. Please join us in congratulating Larry, and showing him how much we in his home district particularly appreciate his service.
Great photos of the Rotary Youth Exchange weekend in Topeka by Brittany JoRae'. To see more pictures, check out the Youth Exchange Photo Album.
Thank you to our volunteers: Marie Pyko (Chair), Nicki Salazar, Sherda Williams, Brad Walker, Linda Ireland, Jane McCall, Gary Shofner, Lee Morris, and Ramin Mahmoudian.
On September 15th at Garfield Park Community Center, club Rotarians spent the day with over 500 4th graders teaching them about The Incredible Journey- a lesson to identify the different ways water moves through the water cycle. Each student was given a "sun" bead on a string and rolled a dice sending them to different stations - ocean, river, clouds, soil, plant, lake, animal, ground water and glacier to receive a different bead. At the end of the activity each student had a bead bracelet and a story about their water cycle journey.
If you missed the meeting on October 15th, here is the PDF of the PowerPoint Rehan Reza and Linda Aziz presented on our club's Global Grant in Bangladesh - CLICK HERE. This is a great presentation that shows how the contributions you make to the Rotary Foundation can be matched by the District and Rotary International to make a great impact on the lives of many people.
Career Days at Washburn Tech
Washburn Institute of TechnologyApr 26, 2017 – May 01, 2017
2017 Rotary District 5710 Conference & Assembly
May 05, 2017 – May 06, 2017
New Member Orientation
May 17, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy)
University of KansasJun 04, 2017 – Jun 08, 2017
Out of Africa in to Kansas City
Kansas City Airport Embassy SuitesJun 16, 2017 – Jun 17, 2017