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Topeka Rotary Foundation funds daytime drop-in center for victim-survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation at YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment.  Click on graphic to view the press release.
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Downtown Topeka Rotary Club - People of Action

Downtown Topeka

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Usually Capitol Plaza Hotel or Maner Conference Center, CHECK for weekly location
1717 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS  66612
United States of America

(785) 232-7216
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The Rotary Club office has moved from the Ramada to the YWCA.  New address is 225 SW 12th Street, 66612.  The office phone service will be down for a few weeks, so call Linda on her cell (785-554-4402) until the office phone service is set back up.
Sign up to be a Greeter this week or any week through October 31
Meeting:  September 19, Capitol Plaza Emerald Ballroom
Program: Melissa Rau, Lifesize Sculptures - Artist
  • Original, hand sculpted figures.
  • Clothing is original design and hand made
  • Creates historical and whimsical figures
  • From life sized to miniature
  • For those of you interested in more socializing time at our weekly meetings, lunch will be available starting at 11:45.
  • Don't miss ways to serve our community or socialize with Rotarians - See Stories Below - Interact Project, Day Center for Sex Trafficking Victims, Zone All Club Luncheon
  • IMPORTANT - Please note the new Topeka Rotary Club address above.  If you are using a financial institution for dues payments, please update to the new address.  And if your business pays for your dues, please update the address with your accounting department.
Featured Information
Here is a great opportunity for helping build our relationship with our new Interact Club at Topeka High School.  The member of the THS Interact are working on a project making "Pillow Case Dresses" for children in need in our community.  The dresses are simple to create, and can be individually decorated.  Please bring your items to this weeks meeting and/or 9/19 meeting OR drop them by Angel Zimmerman's Law Office on Quincy St. 
You are asked to help by providing some of the supplies needed for the Interact Group's project, which include:
  • Pillow Cases - new or gently used, plain or patterned or colored
  • Ribbon - satin or other types, plain or fancy, any color
  • Rickrack Trim - any size and color
  • Fabric Glue
  • Fabric Paint
  • Bedazzling Trim, e.g. jewels or similar decorative pieces
Contact me or Angel if you have questions.  Thanks for your help!
-Lee Morris, Youth Committee Chair  (785 215-9695)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm each day.
The address is 1309 SW Huntoon
Day Center for Sex Trafficking Victims
1309 SW Huntoon, Topeka, KS, 66604
We need a crew of volunteers to come in and do some demolition work, painting, and clean up at the Day Center on:
Saturday, September 7 – demo, dirty work! Need cabinets torn out, floor covering torn up, a wall torn out, debris hauled to dumpster, removing nails, sanding walls, and miscellaneous demo work. Please bring tools such as hammers, pliers, dolly, saw, tool to take up vinyl flooring, and wear gloves!
Saturday, September 14 – clean up and painting
Saturday, September 21  - more painting!

Zone Institute will be hosted by RI Director Larry Dimmitt and Lois Dimmitt, members of our club!  Sign up for the All Club's Luncheon and show our club's support for Larry and Lois.

REGISTER HERE for the Zone Institute All Club Luncheon

The All Club Luncheon will be held at the Overland Park Sheraton on Friday, September 27 - Noon to 1:45 pm.  The luncheon speaker will be Past RI Director Larry Lunsford.  Larry is from our neighboring district 6040 in Missouri, and he is currently the Aide to the RI President Mark Maloney.

Cost of the luncheon is $45.  All Rotarians are welcome.  Register at the link above.

Come meet and network with Rotarians from Texas, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas as well as folks from North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Iowa and even Canada! 

Did you miss a meeting?  Wished you had heard that speaker?  Just too hot to come to a meeting!!?  Thanks to Dave Heinemann, you can watch most of our meetings on the club's YouTube Channel.  Never heard of it? CLICK HERE to find out all about it.  Or click on "Club YouTube" on the menu bar at the top of the club website.  If you watch a meeting you missed, send an email to and you will receive an attendance credit as if you had been there in person.  Watch any club video for any missed meeting.

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Upcoming Events
Melissa Rau
Sep 19, 2019
(Captol Plaza) Lifesize Sculptures - Artist
Sep 26, 2019
Retirement Party for Linda - Evening
Kyle Wiley Pickett
Oct 03, 2019
(Capitol Plaza) Topeka Symphony
Oct 10, 2019
Club Social

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