COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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
Red Badge-Blue Badge Chair
Club Administration
Club Services Chair
Vocational Services
Fellowship
Communications
International Bangledesh Project
Cross Roads
Career Days at Washburn Tech
Executive Assistant
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Don Horttor
    May 3
  • Ira Stamm
    May 5
  • Julie Ford
    May 5
  • Hurst Coffman
    May 6
  • Brendan Wiley
    May 10
  • Jan Leuenberger
    May 10
  • Mark DeGroff
    May 10
  • Roger Aeschliman
    May 10
  • Mike Worswick
    May 11
  • Sharon Durrell
    May 11
  • Gill Gabelmann
    May 13
  • Irene Haws
    May 13
  • Norma Pettijohn
    May 14
  • Dick Crawford
    May 15
  • Joanie Underwood
    May 16
  • Joe Pierron
    May 16
  • Katie Koupal
    May 18
  • Todd Payne
    May 21
  • John Christensen
    May 23
Anniversaries:
  • Rachel Meyer
    Blake Meyer
    May 2
  • Karren Weichert
    Ivan Weichert
    May 5
  • Scott Gales
    Cheryl Gales
    May 6
  • Mike Kuner
    Jenny Kuner
    May 11
  • Jim Allan
    Mary Allan
    May 22
  • Charlotte Adair
    Bruce (Deceased) Adair
    May 24
  • Nick Nickum
    Deceased
    May 24
  • Scott McKenzie
    Susie McKenzie
    May 25
  • Jason Fizell
    Sarah Carkhuff Fizell
    May 27
  • Karen Christilles
    Dennis Christilles
    May 28
  • Todd Payne
    Kelly Magerkurth
    May 30
Join Date:
  • Bob Jacoby II
    May 1, 1976
    40 years
  • Jan Leuenberger
    May 1, 1968
    48 years
  • Jim Seltsam
    May 1, 1963
    53 years
  • Mike Kuner
    May 1, 1995
    21 years
  • Ron Baron
    May 1, 2014
    2 years
  • Terry Wages
    May 1, 1992
    24 years
  • Ann Palmer
    May 8, 2001
    15 years
  • Chris Palmer
    May 8, 2013
    3 years
  • Lon Lewis
    May 8, 2013
    3 years
  • Sam Carkhuff
    May 8, 2001
    15 years
  • Rick Anderson
    May 9, 2012
    4 years
  • Vince Frye
    May 9, 2012
    4 years
  • Scott Gales
    May 13, 2009
    7 years
  • Bob Clawson
    May 14, 2002
    14 years
  • Lance Weeks
    May 14, 2002
    14 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
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Featured Information
 
COME JOIN FELLOW ROTARIANS AND GUESTS AT OUR NEXT CLUB SOCIAL!  Registration requested for a headcount for this event.  Club social at the 2016 Designers Showhouse, 4-7 pm, May 5th.  Admission for club members is paid.  Guests are $11.  Please utilize the shuttles from the Prince of Peace Lutheran church parking lot at 37th and Wanamaker Road.  Park on the east side of the parking lot.  Shuttles will run until 7:00 pm.  Limited parking at the Designer Showhouse, 6400 SW Suffolk Road.   TO SIGN UP - CLICK HERE.
 

 
 
NEW MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT
ROBBIE SMITH, Networks Plus, Business Account Consultant
 
 
Meeting:  May 5 - Ramada Hotel Grand Ballroom
PROGRAM:  Crossroad/Freedom Festival Update
DON'T MISS THIS MEETING - SIGNATURE CHARITY WILL BE REVEALED!
 
Meeting:  May 12 - Ramada WEST, 6th & Fairlawn 
(Watch for online registration coming soon)
PROGRAM:  Rotary New Generations (Youth) Program
 
 
 
 
 
THERE ARE 25 OPEN TIME SLOTS THAT NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS EVENT. YOU CAN VOLUNTEER FOR MORE THAN ONE SESSION!
 
Time for volunteers for Rotary Youth Career Days at Washburn Technical Institute.  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 Resources, Health Science, Technology and Transportation.  Eight volunteers are needed for each session - two sessions per day.  TO VOLUNTEER, CLICK ON CAREER DAYS IN THE UPCOMING EVENTS SECTION OR CLICK HERE
 
Dates are:  Friday, April 29, Monday, May 2 and Tuesday May 3 - TWO sessions per day.  Sign-up through the volunteer email!  Or contact Linda Ireland (topekarotary@gmail.com) with the date/time to volunteer.
 
 

 
JOIN THE VENTURE ROTARIANS IN WALKING FOR WATER.
 
Come join Topeka-area Rotarians, Boy Scout troops and high school Interact clubs as we go Walking for Water!
Walking for Water is an worldwide awareness and fundraising initiative. Walkers are sponsored by friends and family to walk 6 kilometers (the average that people in the developing world must walk to be able to access water) while carrying 6 liters of water in a backpack. Students learn about global water issues, and raise funds to help solve them.
 
This year we’ll be raising funds to repair toilet facilities in 8 villages in Nepal that were damaged by the 2015 earthquakes.    
http://walkingforwater2016.akvoapp.org/en/project/1348/
 
WANT TO WALK - Come to the registration desk at the event.
 
WANT TO VOLUNTEER - Help with registration, hand out backpacks,water and snacks.  CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
 

 
 
SAVE THE DATE!  JULY 2, 2016
 
Come to the May 5th noon luncheon to learn all the details!  The Signature Charity for the event will be revealed at this meeting.  Don't Miss Out!
 
TO DOWNLOAD THE 2016 RAFFLE RULES, CLICK ON THE LOGO.
 
 

 
Would your family be interested in hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange student next school year, August 2016 – May 2017?  We are recruiting for 2 or 3 families so the commitment would be for only 3 - 5 months, not the entire year. We have boys and girls from France, Romania, Austria, Italy, Thailand, and Chile who would like to come here. See David Beck for more information if you're interested or know a family who might be.
 
David Beck 
o: 785 274-3382 m: 785 817-0144
 

 
 
Check out Clara's report for September through the end of the year.  Pretty amazing!  Enjoy her journey complete with pictures.
 
 

 
 
 
A HUGE Thank You to all the members who brought non-perishable foods or made a cash donation at the January 14th meeting at Harvesters Community Food Network!  I am happy to report that your donations will provide 448 meals for hungry individuals in our community.  Way to put Service Above Self!  Thanks to Wynne Dillon for a great presentation.
 
FYI - we had quite a bit of food left over after the meeting.  The sandwiches, chips and cookies (yes, you left a FULL tray of cookies uneaten - so proud of all of you!) were sent with Frank Henderson to the Rescue Mission - no wasted food.
 
 
 

 
 
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.
 
 

 
The club has a new email address:  topekarotary@gmail.com.  Please check your contact lists for Ruth Reynolds (delete) and Linda Ireland (change email to topekarotary@gmail.com).  IMPORTANT:  Remove exec5710@swbell.net and linda@rotary5710.org if you have these connected to Linda Ireland.  These email addresses now go to the new Executive Assistant for the District.  Linda now works exclusively for the Downtown Topeka Rotary Club.  THANKS!

 
 
 

 
 
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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Featured Charity
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
May 05, 2016
Crossroads Update
(Meeting @ Ramada) Freedom Festival
May 12, 2016
Rotary Youth Programs
(Meeting @ Ramada WEST)
May 19, 2016
Marsha Pope
(Meeting @ Ramada) Topeka Community Foundation Update
May 26, 2016
 
 
 
 

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