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Member Birthdays:
  • Richard Ross
    August 2
  • David Beck
    August 4
  • Dean Patel
    August 12
  • Staci Williams
    August 14
  • Jim Leiker
    August 23
  • Gordon Lansford
    August 25
  • Angel Zimmerman
    August 27
  • Jay Befort
    August 27
  • Mike Locke
    August 28
  • Tom Gorrell
    August 1
  • Ira Stamm
    Joanna Stamm
    August 3
  • Rick Anderson
    Julie Anderson
    August 3
  • Russ Cobb
    Paula Cobb
    August 3
  • Greg Allen
    Tina Bulk
    August 5
  • Kirk Johnson
    Cheryl Johnson
    August 8
  • Gary "Shof" Shofner
    Sandra Shofner
    August 13
  • Scott Griffith
    Sandy Griffith
    August 13
  • Ann Palmer
    Jerry Palmer
    August 14
  • Dick Knoll
    Judy Knoll
    August 14
  • Don Schepker
    Marge Schepker
    August 14
  • Stan Teeter
    JoAnne (Jody) Teeter
    August 14
  • Kathleen Hein
    August 24
  • Max Halley
    Jo Halley
    August 28
  • Charles Jeffress
    Betty Jeffress
    August 31
Join Date:
  • Dale Anderson
    August 1, 1970
    46 years
  • Hurst Coffman
    August 1, 1977
    39 years
  • Karren Weichert
    August 1, 1995
    21 years
  • Grace Morrison
    August 8, 2012
    4 years
  • Joyce Martin
    August 8, 2000
    16 years
  • Randy Peterson
    August 8, 2012
    4 years
  • Todd Payne
    August 8, 2007
    9 years
  • Joanie Underwood
    August 9, 2006
    10 years
  • Alisa Snavely
    August 10, 2005
    11 years
  • Frank Henderson
    August 10, 2015
    1 year
  • Kels Purvis
    August 10, 2015
    1 year
  • William Beteta
    August 10, 2005
    11 years
  • Walt Pursell
    August 11, 2010
    6 years
  • Gill Gabelmann
    August 13, 2014
    2 years
  • Steven Newell
    August 13, 2008
    8 years
  • Betsy Schlossman
    August 17, 2011
    5 years

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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
Topeka, KS  66607
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Featured Information
Jeannie Herrin, Midland Care, VP of Philanthropy (former member of Atchison Rotary Club)
Kathleen Marker, YWCA NE KS, CEO (former member of Lawrence Rotary Club)
Ramin Mahmondian, Architect One, Designer (Venture Club Applicant)
MEETING:  August 25 - Ramada Downtown Grand Ballroom
PROGRAM:  Dean Sue Maes and Connie Beene, Opportunities and Value of Higher Education - new initiatives for the military and degree completion individuals
NEXT MEETING:  September 1 - Ramada Downtown Grand Ballroom
PROGRAM:   Center for Peace and Justice, Circle Program


(The Downtown Topeka Club's Signature Charisty)
4th Annual Peace and Justice Party
September 22, 2016
  • Ramada Hotel and Convention Center
  • Doors open at 6:00, Italian buffet dinner at 6:30
  • Tickets $35 ($15 is tax-deductible)
  • One person or group in 5 categories will be honored for their efforts and accomplishments that advance the TCPJ vision of a world where people everywhere live in harmony.

September 15th
Approximately 1,200 fourth grade students will attend the 26+ outdoor and 3 indoor areas for hands-on-activities and to learn about the importance of water.  Topeka Downtown Rotary members will help with some of the areas.  This is a fun volunteer opportunity!  To volunteer, CLICK HERE.  We will need 4 volunteers for the 9:00-11:30 am session and 4 volunteers for the 12:00-2:30 session.

Celebrate National Park Service 100th Birthday August 25th!

Go Topeka'S Entrepreneurial & Minority Business Development will honor six outstanding Women of Influence on Wednesday, August 24 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Emerald Ballroom, Capitol Plaza Hotel.  THREE OF THE SIX WOMEN ARE MEMBERS OF OUR CLUB - Carol Bradbury (Community Service), Angel Zimmerman (Mentorship) and Joan Wagnon (Woman of Achievement).  This event is free but registration is requested (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER).  For more information about this event and to read the biographies of these amazing women, CLICK HERE.

Want a glimpse of the 2015-16 Year-In-Review book created for Curtis?  The pages have been added to our Photo Album.

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.

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.



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Upcoming Events
Aug 25, 2016
Dean Sue Maes and Connie Beene
Oportunities and Value of Higher Education - new initiatives for military and degree completion
Sep 01, 2016
Center for Peace and Justice
(Ramada Grand) Circle Program
Sep 08, 2016
Kevin Mapes, VP of Operations
(Ramada Grand) Primary Mobile Med International
Sep 15, 2016
Details Coming Later
Sep 22, 2016
To Be Announced
(Ramada Grand)
Featured Photo Album

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