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Member Birthdays:
  • Dale Anderson
    January 1
  • Greg Bailey
    January 4
  • Debra Ricks
    January 5
  • Shelley Robertson
    January 7
  • Mike Lennen
    January 10
  • Tomari Quinn
    January 10
  • Susan Mauch
    January 11
  • Charlotte Adair
    January 12
  • Lon Lewis
    January 15
  • Lucinda Stocker
    January 20
  • Andy Chandler
    January 21
  • Anita Wolgast
    January 21
  • Cody Fredrickson
    January 22
  • Karren Weichert
    January 23
  • Bruce Clarke
    January 26
  • Ken Keller
    January 26
  • Lee Chaffee
    January 27
  • J. D. Lakhani
    January 28
  • Kathleen Williams-Heit
    January 28
  • Doug Wallace
    January 30
  • Alisa Snavely
    Sean Snavely
    January 7
  • Ned Nusbaum
    Joleen Nusbaum
    January 8
  • Rehan Reza
    Sabukun Reza
    January 17
  • Jim McCollough
    Charlotte McCoullough
    January 18
  • Ashishkumar Chauhan
    Preeti Chauhan
    January 27
Join Date:
  • "SHOF" Shofner
    January 1, 1981
    36 years
  • Andy Chandler
    January 1, 1980
    37 years
  • Jeannie Herrin
    January 1, 2004
    13 years
  • Kathleen Marker
    January 1, 1996
    21 years
  • Mike Hall
    January 1, 1984
    33 years
  • Ned Nusbaum
    January 1, 1983
    34 years
  • Stan Teeter
    January 1, 1966
    51 years
  • Lee Chaffee
    January 4, 2016
    1 year
  • Mike Welch
    January 6, 1998
    19 years
  • Brady Robb
    January 9, 2008
    9 years
  • Scott Griffith
    January 11, 2006
    11 years
  • Norma Pettijohn
    January 13, 2010
    7 years
  • Blanche Parks
    January 14, 2003
    14 years
  • Ken Keller
    January 19, 2015
    2 years
  • Angel Zimmerman
    January 21, 2016
    1 year
  • Kate Huddelson
    January 21, 2016
    1 year
  • Shelley Robertson
    January 21, 2016
    1 year

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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

(785) 232-7216
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Jason Farrant - GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness
Sponsored by Grant Glenn
NO NOON MEETING JANUARY 19 - CLUB MEMBERSHIP SOCIAL, 4:30-6:30pm at Norseman's Brewing Company in NOTO Arts District (see details and story below)
NEXT MEETINGS - A meeting location spreadsheet will be available at the January 26 meeting as we firm up the locations for the next few months. But please watch the weekly bulletins for any changes that might occur.
January 26 - GREAT OVERLAND STATION - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER by Tuesday evening, January 24
February 2 - Ramada Grand Ballroom - No need to register for this meeting
February 9 - Ramada Regency Ballroom - No need to register for this meeting


Norseman Brewing Company in NOTO Arts District

4:30-6:30 pm

Food will be provided and beer/wine may be purchased at Norseman Brewery.  If you can respond by Tuesday evening if you will be attending and the number of guests you will be bringing, that will help to order the food.  But if you can come after that, please do so.  Many of our newer members are already registered so this will be a great time to get to know them.

The Topeka Chamber of Commerce is holding their luncheon at noon on January 19.  Since so many of our members belong to the Chamber, we are taking this opportunity to encourage our members to attend that luncheon - AND invite a Chamber member who you feel would make a great  potential member for our club to attend the after hours membership social with you at 4:30-6:30.   This will be a great networking opportunity for our club members and potential club members.  Rotary does so much good in our community.  Now is the time to "Share the Gift of Rotary."  This will be a great networking opportunity for our club members and potential club members.

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
January 28, February 25, and March 11
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Capital Plaza Hotel Amber Room, Topeka
$90 for all three sessions (if you miss a session you can make-up in the next RLI program)
To register and for more information:  CLICK HERE
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a leadership and development program whose goal is to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education.  The RLI program is great training for "new" as well as "seasoned" Rotarians.  RLI is a great way to network with other Rotarians throughout NE Kansas.  RLI topics to discuss:
Do you know of someone who would make a great Rotarian?  Invite them to a club meeting as our guest.  
Our club goal is 25 new members by March 31, 2017.  
We can do it!  Share the Gift of Rotary.
Click on the graphic to download an information sheet/membership application.
NEW MEMBERS for 2016-17
1.  Greg Harry, Lyndon State Bank
2.  Kathleen Marker, YWCA
3.  Jeannie Herrin, Midland Care
4.  Lucinda Stocker, Mount Hope Cemetery, Penwell Gabel Funeral Homes
5.  Ramin Mahmoudian, Architect One
6.  Ingrid Pearson, Kansas Main Street, Inc.
7.  Jennifer Waters, The Waters at Keller Williams Legacy Partners
8.  Monica Parcel, Winston Brown Construction
9.  Michele Fleuranges-Parker, Black Deer Ventures

February Club Social

February 9, 2017

Top of the Tower - 534 S. Kansas Avenue

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar

Please register by Tuesday Evening, February 7th, for a headcount - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  

This will be a great networking opportunity for our club members and potential club members.  Rotary does so much good in our community.  Now is the time to "Share the Gift of Rotary."  

Our club sponsored Scots Movement Rotary Interact Club* at Highland Park High School needs assistance with their Lego Drive which will continue into 2017.  If you can help, bring your Legos to any meeting.  Here are the details:
LEGO DRIVE - Collecting new or old legos for Highland Park Central.  Legos help students with focus and behavior issues.  Currently, there is only one set in the principals office.  The Interact Club would like to collect enough legos for each classroom.
* WHAT IS INTERACT?  Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with other young people in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding.
District 5710 is thrilled to announce that the Nominating Committee for Rotary International Director in Zone 27 has selected our Rotarian, Larry Dimmitt, of the Rotary Club of Topeka Downtown, to be an RI Director in 2018-20.
This is a tremendous honor for Larry, and most fitting, given his service and commitment over many years to Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation, our zone, district and his club.  Larry is currently serving as the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for Zone 27, he is a Past District Governor for District 5710, and he has served in many other roles throughout his Rotary career.  
Many of you know and have worked with Larry through his years of very active service in our district.  His selection to serve on the RI Board of Directors is an acknowledgement of his dedication to Rotary and his ability to further the purposes and objectives of Rotary International and its extension throughout the world.  Please join us in congratulating Larry, and showing him how much we in his home district particularly appreciate his service.
Great photos of the Rotary Youth Exchange weekend in Topeka by Brittany JoRae'.  To see more pictures, check out the Youth Exchange Photo Album.
Thank you to our volunteers:  Marie Pyko (Chair), Nicki Salazar, Sherda Williams, Brad Walker, Linda Ireland, Jane McCall, Gary Shofner, Lee Morris, and Ramin Mahmoudian.
On September 15th at Garfield Park Community Center, club Rotarians spent the day with over 500 4th graders teaching them about The Incredible Journey- a lesson to identify the different ways water moves through the water cycle.  Each student was given a "sun" bead on a string and rolled a dice sending them to different stations - ocean, river, clouds, soil, plant, lake, animal, ground water and glacier to receive a different bead.  At the end of the activity each student had a bead bracelet and a story about their water cycle journey.
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.
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