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Downtown Topeka Rotary Club - People of Action

Downtown Topeka

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, Downtown
420 SE 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS  66607
United States

Phone:
(785) 232-7216
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PROPOSED NEW MEMBERS
Allison Marker, Resource Development Director, YWCA Northeast Kansas, Sponsored by Kathleen Marker
Nicole Revenaugh, Senior Associate, Palmer Law Group, Sponsored by Joan Wagnon
Mike Kuner, Returning club member
 
NEXT MEETING:  January 18 - WASHBURN TECH, 5724 SW Huntoon 66604
SPEAKER/PROGRAM:  Shana Perry, Principal Highland Park High School - Vision and Goals for HPHS
 
UPCOMING MEETING LOCATIONS
Jan 25 - Capitol Plaza Emerald Ballroom; Benjamin Gardner, Social Media and the Highway Patrol
Feb 1 - Ramada Grand Ballroom; Hurst Coffman, The Rotary Foundation and Presentation of Paul Harris Fellows
Feb 8 - Washburn Tech Conference Center; our own Trey George, Topeka Housing Authority
Feb 15 - Capitol Plaza Emerald Ballroom; Gene Taylor, KSU Athletic Director
Feb 22 - Ramada Grand Ballroom; FUN TIMES - CLUB SERVICE PROJECT!
NOTE:  Scholarships are available to club members who would like to attend this very valuable Rotary training.
 
The next class of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) will be held at the BBN Architects Library in Manhattan, KS.  The 2018 dates are:
  • Session 1, Saturday, February 10 - Focus is on you the Rotarian
  • Session 2, Saturday, March 3 - Focus on your Club
  • Session 3, Saturday, April 7 - Focus is on your Rotary Journey
  • ALL SESSIONS ARE FROM 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • The cost if $55 which includes all three sessions, including lunch, plus a RLI notebook.
RLI is a grassroots leadership and development program whose goal is to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education.  The program is great training for "new" as well as "seasoned" Rotarians.  RLI can help grow our club with membership and meaningful service projects.  Those who attend RLI get a change to network and learn from other Rotarians in NE Kansas.
 
TO REGISTER:  CLICK HERE
For a club scholarship, contact Linda Ireland at topekarotary@gmail.com
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO VICKI AND JAY!
 
Do you know how the speaker books are selected and delivered?  Vicki Peterson, club president 1999-2000 works with the librarian at Ross Elementary school to select books needed for the library.  Vicki makes arrangements to purchase the books at one of the school's Book Fairs.  She picks up the books from the Book Fair and delivers them to the Rotary Office.  Each week our guest speaker(s) sign a children's book and they are collected until the box is full.  Then the books are delivered to Ross Elementary by a club volunteer.
 
This time, Jay Van Blaricum volunteered to deliver the full box of books along with a few "celebration bags" to be handed out.  Thank you Vicki and Jay!
Members of our club and our Scott's Movement Interact Club delivered the gifts that were purchased a few weeks ago Walmart last week to the Highland Park High School Parent/Child Learning Center on December 6.  Awesome job Team Christmas, says Angel Zimmerman!
Members had a great time at the club social.  Everyone had a change to "tie one on" and create a soft blanket for the student families at Highland Park High School.   And no beer was spilled in the process!
On November 17, Rotarians participated in the Career Exploring Fair at Highland Park High School.  A special thanks to Jeremy Snowden for helping to organize this event for our club.
 
Club members gathered on November 27 to give out coats to students at Pine Ridge Prep.  Arms up to check the fit of the coat!
On November 14 members of the club met at Payless ShoeSource North to help students pick out a pair of new shoes and socks.
 
A group of Rotarians, family members and students meet at WalMart Tuesday, November 28 to purchase toys, clothes diapers and other needs for the students at Highland Park High School that have families of their own.  This was a joint project with Downtown Topeka Rotary Club and the Scott's Movement Interact Club at Highland Park High School.  Students with families will have a present to wrap for their children for Christmas.  Special thanks to Angel Zimmerman for organizing and coming up with the shopping lists.
 
PICTURES FROM THE SEPTEMBER ALL CLUB SOCIAL ARE IN THE "PHOTO ALBUM" BOX.
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Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Shana Perry, Principal HPHS
Jan 18, 2018
(Washburn Tech) Vision & Goals, Highland Park High School
Benjamin Gardner, Kansas Highway Patrol
Jan 25, 2018
(Capitol Plaza) Social Media & Highway Patrol
Hurst Coffman, The Rotary Foundation
Feb 01, 2018
(Ramada Grand) Paul Harris Presentations
Trey George, Topeka Housing Authority
Feb 08, 2018
(Washburn Tech) Know Your Community Housing
 
Signature Charity
In 2016 the Topeka Downtown Rotary Club selected Topeka Center for Peace and Justice to receive a $20,000 grant for Restorative Justice.  This is truly a life changing program for students in our community.  Click on the video to learn more.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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