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Topeka Downtown

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, Downtown
420 SE 6th Avenue, Suite #121
Topeka, KS  66607
United States
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MEETING THIS WEEKApril 30- CAPPER FOUNDATION
3500 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, 66604
 
FOR DETAILS AND TO REGISTER, CLICK ON THIS LINK:  http://whoozin.com/KDY-ENP-7RQF
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY APRIL 28
 
 
 
 
imageREGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our Gala CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF ROTARY IN TOPEKA, June 4th, Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy, 5:30 pm.Regular tickets are $35.00 each.  You may reserve a two or four person table at the link below.  Check “The Fine Print” on the link for more details about how reservations and payment works: http://whoozin.com/XD9-3AC-DC4Q
 
Sponsor Tickets for the Event are $100 each.  In addition to giving you priority seating, other benefits to Sponsors include: First call to the dinner line; Opportunity to reserve tables of 2, 4 or 6, provided there are enough such tables; Recognition in the Program and the Screen; and finally, and most importantly, the satisfaction of knowing that your sponsorship has helped make a very special evening recognizing the accomplishments of the club possible. We would like to sell 75 or more Sponsor Tickets.  Sponsor Ticket reservations may be obtained by going to the following link: http://whoozin.com/RN9-76W-WXJE Check “The Fine Print” on the link for more details.
 
Either way, please “Like” the Event on Facebook and encourage your friends to attend!
 

 
 
 
The  Downtown Topeka Rotary Club will be presented a 100 Year Certificate from Rotary International at the Eastern Kansas District Conference at the Saturday night banquet.  It would be great to have a large number of club members in attendance to receive this prestigious award.The Conference will be in Manhattan, Kansas on May 8-9.  To attend the banquet only on Saturday is $25 per person and guests are welcome! CLICK HERE for details and to register.
 

 
 
Time for volunteers for Rotary Youth Career Days at Washburn Tech.  Rotarians act as guides to USD 501 7th grade students as they navigate through one of Washburn Tech's five Technical Career Courses:  Construction, Human Services, Health Science, Technology and Transportation.  Two Rotary volunteers per Technical Career Course!  That would be a total of 10 volunteers per session.  There will be a least two teachers/parents per group as well, with a WTI administrator as lead guide.  The groups are primarily between 30-35 students.
 
Dates are:  Thursday, April 30; Monday, May 4; and Tuesday May 5 - TWO sessions per day:  9-10:30 am and 12:30-2 pm.  Sign-up sheets will be on the tables at the Rotary noon meetings.  Or contact Terri Murphy, mtbm44@gmail.com.
 

 
CLICK HERE for RYLA Application
CLICK HERE for RYLA Brochure
 

 
 
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.
 

 
 
 
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
 

 
 
District 5710 Rotary Youth Exchange inbound students and their host families attended a great orientation session Saturday in Lenexa. Our club is sponsoring Claudio D'Eramo, shown on the far left.
 

 
 
Claudio D'Eramo, our Rotary Youth Exchange student from Italy has arrived!.  He's shown here with Richard Ross at the Kansas City airport. Welcome to Topeka, Claudio!
 

 
 
MORE PICTURES OF THE EVENING AT THE CAPITOL ON THE CLUB'S FACEBOOK PAGE - CLICK HERE
 

 
 
WOW! Another successful Rotary Career Days completed!  Downtown Topeka Rotary supported a three day event for all USD 501 seventh graders touring Washburn Technical Institute.  We were able to give an introduction to the 4-Way Test to almost 1,000 youth.
 
(Highlighted in RED - Members of the club's 2013-14 class of new members!)
 
A HUGE thank you to the following members for volunteering:  Chris McGee, Bryan Falk, Willie Brooks, Karily Taylor, Jay Befort, Terri Murphy, Lonnie Williams, Nancy Daniels, Chris Meinhardt, Karren Weichert, Joe Gutierrez, Hurst Coffman, Greg Allen, Grant Glenn, Ashish Chauhan, Brad Walker, Glenda DuBoise, Terry Wages, Jackie Keddie-Holt, Mark DeGroff, Julie/John Ford, Jeffrey Geske, Anita Wolgast, Kathleen Williams Heit, Susan Mauch and Jessica Goubeaux.
 
With a special applause to the members volunteering more than once:  Brandi Bryan, Grace Morrison, Kevin Smith, and Terry Hobbs!
 
We made a difference in some lives as we helped plant a seed of possibility for many youth as they realize a future path they might be able to take.  It was a pleasure working on a partnership with USD 501 and Washburn Tech!
 
To see more Career Day Pictures, go to the home page Photo Albums.
 

 
 
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