VENTURE ROTARIANS

 

Club Executives & Directors

President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant-at-Arms
Past-President
Topeka Rotary Foundation President
The Rotary International Foundation
Membership Chair
Club Administration
Community Service
Vocational Services
International Service
Club Service/Public Relations
New Generations and Youth Service
100th Anniversary Planning
Executive Assistant
 

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

 

Welcome to our Website!

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
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 

Featured Information

 
MEETING LOCATION THIS WEEK - RAMADA DOWNTOWN REGENCY EAST
 
DON'T FORGET TO
  • REGISTER FOR THE CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF ROTARY IN TOPEKA GALA
  • LAST DAY - BRING YOUR USED/NEW BOOKS FOR THE VENTURE CLUB BOOK DRIVE
MEETING THIS WEEKMay 28- RAMADA DOWNTOWN REGENCY EAST
PROGRAM:  Nathan Morris, Creating TEDx Topeka!
 
NEXT WEEK:  June 4 - NO NOON MEETING - CELEBRATING 100 YEARS AT TOPEKA CIVIC THEATRE
 
 
 
TOP TEN REASONS TO ATTEND THE ROTARY GALA . . .
 
10 . .  You'll feel special on the RED CARPET entry  . .  with surprise music in the parking lot
 
9 . . . You'll enjoy having your picture taken in front of the Rotary backdrop
 
8 . . . You'll be surprised . .  but not afraid . . . of a "surprise guest:  . . who may be missing from the World Famous Topeka Zoo
 
THREE MORE REASONS . . . .
7 . . . You'll chuckle, laugh, or laugh till you cry watching Shannon Reilly's skits Portraying Topeka Rotary's history . . . as it wasn't!
6 . . . You'll reminisce while you eat, chat and watch two screens scrolling our Rotary History during dinner
5 . . . You'll be dazzled by the unique "Display of Flags"
 
STAY TUNED FOR MORE REASONS NEXT WEEK!!
 
 
Want to know the difference in the reservations?  Go to topekarotary.org and read all about it!
 
QUESTIONS?  Ask us!
100th Anniversary Gala Committee Members:  Anita Wolgast, Chair; Greg Allen, Tom Gorrell, Terry Hobbs, Terri Murphy, Jim Ogle, Ramon Rowers, Chris Schultz, Doug Wallace, Chris McGee, Grant Glenn, Richard Ross
 

 
 
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!
 

 
 
Looking for a Host Family!  Our club is sponsoring Clara Breuer from Belgium this coming school year to attend Topeka High.  Clara will arrive August 1.  Abby Moore will be her first host family.  The 2nd host family is processing, BUT there is an opportunity for a 3rd host family that would start around March 1, 2016 through the end of the school year.  If you are interested in hosting Clara or know someone who might be, contact David Beck for more information.  Clara will turn 18 in October this year.  She likes singing and all of the arts and says, "Life would not be worth living without music".  David Beck cell:  785-817-0144.
 

 
 
DURING THE MONTH OF MAY
Used Books for Adults and Children at Topeka Rescue Mission
 
Bring your used books to any club meeting in May.  The Downtown Topeka Venture Rotary Group will be completing the 4th Annual Book Project at the Topeka Rescue Mission Hope Center.  The group will provide new books to all the children, but will collect used books for adults and children this year also.  BRING YOUR BOOKS TO ANY MEETING IN MAY!
 

 
 
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.
 

 
 
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
 

 
 
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!
 

 
 
 

Find us on Social Media

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Speakers

Jun 04, 2015
RED CARPET GALA
Celebrating 100 Years of Rotary in Topeka - At Topeka Civic Theatre
Jun 18, 2015
Patrick Downes
Consultant to Kansas Riverfront Authority
Jun 25, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Downtown Topeka Rotary - 420 SE 6th Avenue - Suite 121 - Topeka, KS 66607 - 785.232.7216 (Wednesday and Thursday) - Email:  dtrotary@swbell.net
ClubRunner © 2002–2015  All rights reserved.
Privacy Statement | Online Help | System Requirements