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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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Topeka Rotary Club News
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.
Meeting:  July 18 - YWCA Building, 225 SW 12th Street
Program:  Y Open House, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Sherry Best Art Curator
Lunch catered by Serving Hope (Hospitality Incubator Program)
Serving Hope, One Plate at a Time 
The HIP Program is designed to teach hospitality skills in a professional kitchen setting. In partnership with the Greater Topeka Partnership and Forest Park, the HIP Program trains new kitchen professionals to take new leadership roles in restaurants, catering businesses, and food trucks in Topeka and North East Kansas.
Meeting:  July 25 - Manor Conference Centre
Program:  Visit of District Governor Jason Leib and presentation of the 2019 Rotary International Convention
  • Dues for the 3rd quarter will increase $2 because of increase of due for Rotary International and increase in meal costs.  Third quarter dues will be $209.  Meals at the door will be $14 starting with the July 11 meeting.
  • Missed a meeting a need a makeup for attendance?  See article below.
Featured Information
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.
At TEAM Rotary training you will learn about a variety of topics, including membership and public image, new rotary initiatives, End Polio and more!  And you get a chance to network with Rotarians from other clubs in our district (NE Kansas).
This a FREE event - but please register - 
Transform your club.
Engage your members.
Advance your mission.
Make a Difference!
Saturday, August 17, 2019 ~ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence, KS
Grants Training Session,  11:00—1:00 @ Lawrence Beer Co. (next door to Cider Gallery within walking distance)
There will be a free brunch buffet with Bloody Mary's and Mimosas.  This event is lots of fun!
Stick around afterwards for a fun social next door at the Lawrence Beer Co. from 1:00-3:00. 
Pop Up Service Opportunity - We had twelve volunteers, Rotarians and their families, paint on the mural at the Topeka Police Headquarters between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday the 22nd.  It was FUN and all went to the Iron Rail for fellowship and a cold beverage following.  The Club provided lunch to the ten professional artists leading the project and bottled water for all volunteers.  A monetary gift will be made to Arts Connect in conjunction with this project.  Thank you to all who helped with the Pop Up Service Opportunity!
We automatically drop our money into the Blue Cup in the middle of the table.  Ever wonder where the money goes?  How are the recipients of the cup money chosen?  Well, here is the information from your Topeka Rotary Foundation who chooses the recipients.  Applications can be made to the Topeka Rotary Foundation for June and all of the 2019-20 year (through June 2020).  CLICK HERE for the process the Topeka Foundation uses to select cup money recipients.  CLICK HERE for a list of current recipients.

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Upcoming Events
District Governor Jason Leib
Jul 25, 2019
(Maner Conference) RI Convention in Hamburg, Germany
Signature Charity
In 2016 the Topeka Downtown Rotary Club selected Topeka Center for Peace and Justice to receive a $20,000 grant for Restorative Justice.  This is truly a life changing program for students in our community.  Click on the video to learn more.

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