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Vice President
Topeka Rotary Foundation President
The Rotary International Foundation
Membership Chair
Club Administration
Vocational Services
Services Chair
International Bangledesh Project
100th Anniversary Planning
Career Days at Washburn Tech
Executive Assistant

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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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Featured Information

Kelsey (Kels) Purvis, Customer Care, Westar Energy
Sponsored by Mark DeGroff
MEETING:  August 6, 2015 - Ramada Downtown Grand Ballroom
PROGRAM:  Lyall Ford, Venture Rotary 101
August 13, 2015 - DILLON HOUSE
August 20, 2015 - JAYHAWK THEATRE
The pictures are amazing!  Check them out and purchase a few of your favorites!

Northeast Kansas District 5710
Foundation, Membership, Leadership (FML) Seminar
August 8, 2015
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Washburn University Student Union
CLICK HERE FOR THE MEETING AGENDA.  Meet up with Rotarians from around the District!  New Rotarian?  FML is the best way to learn about Rotary in fun and varied sessions.  Club Leader?  Use the time at FML to set the tone for the new Rotary year.  All Members - Be inspired!  FREE EVENT - breakfast and lunch included.

July 9, 2015 - Topeka USD 501 Board thanked members of the Topeka Downtown and Topeka South Rotary Clubs for their Sole Mate program, in which they provide shoes, socks and coats for needy children. During the past three years, Rotarians have purchased clothing for an estimated 1,500 children by partnering with schools to identify children in need.  An award was presented to each club.  Mark DeGroff accepted the award on behalf of the Downtown Topeka Rotary Club.
501 Board member Nancy Kirk said some Topeka families and children are facing difficult situations, and all help is appreciated.  “That’s just scratching the surface sometimes of the needs of our kids,” Kirk said. “That the community cares, too, is really important to us.”

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.  or 580-4560


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Upcoming Events



Aug 06, 2015
Lyall Ford
Venture Rotary 101
Aug 13, 2015
Historic Dillon House
Aug 20, 2015
OFF SITE MEETING - Jayhawk Theatre
Topeka Jawhawk Theatre
Aug 27, 2015
Nancy Geise
Auschwitz #34207
Downtown Topeka Rotary - 420 SE 6th Avenue - Suite 121 - Topeka, KS 66607 - 785.232.7216 (Wednesday and Thursday) - Email: