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
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:
  • Stu Entz
    June 1
  • Webb Garlinghouse
    June 3
  • Chris McGee
    June 4
  • Curtis Sneden
    June 5
  • Bill McBride Jr.
    June 7
  • Walt Pursell
    June 7
  • Valerie VanDerSluis
    June 11
  • Jane McCall
    June 13
  • Chris Palmer
    June 16
  • Sherda Williams
    June 20
  • Phil Elwood
    June 22
  • Phil Oliver
    June 22
  • Brad Walker
    June 23
  • Chris St. John
    June 23
  • Vince Frye
    June 24
  • Brian Haug
    June 26
Anniversaries:
  • Andy Tompkins
    Glenda Tompkins
    June 2
  • Blanche Parks
    Sherman (Deceased) Parks, Jr. (Deceased)
    June 3
  • Joan Wagnon
    Bill Wagnon
    June 4
  • Wayne Pancoast
    Kerry Pancoast
    June 6
  • Chris St. John
    Trudy St. John
    June 10
  • Gina Millsap
    Ried Millsap
    June 10
  • Katie Koupal
    Matt Koupal
    June 10
  • Angel Zimmerman
    Larry Zimmerman
    June 13
  • Anita Wolgast
    Larry Wolgast
    June 16
  • Bob Clawson
    Rebecca Clawson
    June 20
  • Doug Scott
    Brenda Scott
    June 21
  • Jim Walden
    Rebecca Walden
    June 23
  • Lee Chaffee
    Luke Chaffee
    June 26
  • Marie Pyko
    Marc Pyko
    June 29
Join Date:
  • David Beck
    June 1, 1997
    19 years
  • Jim Blackburn
    June 1, 1965
    51 years
  • Larry Gawronski
    June 1, 1988
    28 years
  • Ramon Powers
    June 1, 1993
    23 years
  • Ron Andersen
    June 1, 1986
    30 years
  • Tom Gorrell
    June 1, 1984
    32 years
  • Stan Martindell
    June 8, 2005
    11 years
  • Gary Alexander
    June 12, 2013
    3 years
  • Jay Befort
    June 12, 2013
    3 years
  • Rodger Fry
    June 12, 2013
    3 years
  • Susan Bullock
    June 12, 2013
    3 years
  • Chris Meinhardt
    June 21, 2012
    4 years
  • Stacey Hammond
    June 21, 2012
    4 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
 
 
HAVE A SAFE 4TH OF JULY!
 
NEXT MEETING:  July 7 - Ramada Downtown Grand Ballroom
PROGRAM:  2016-17 Rotary Year by President Grant Glenn

 
 
 
 
DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR RAIN AND STORMS, THE ROTARY FREEDOM FESTIVAL IS BEING POSTPONE TO A LATER DATE NOT YET DETERMINED.  THE RAFFLE DRAWING FOR THE $5,000 DREAM VACATION WILL BE HELD IN THE RAMADA DOWNTOWN HOTEL IN THE REGENCY EAST BALLROOM AT 4:00 PM, JULY 2ND.
 
ROTARY FREEDOM FESTIVAL - JULY 2, 2016 - 11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM - Kansas Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS EVENT AT ANY OF THE NEXT CLUB MEETINGS
 
Highlights of Festival include:
  • Reenactment of the Dispersal of the Free State Topeka Legislature - 160th anniversary of the Topeka Legislature's first meeting, its historical significance and very dramatic visit by Col. E. V. Sumner and the U.S.Cavalry on July 4, 1956.  Civil War equipment including a cannon will be on display.  Visit with The 3rd Kansas, Light Artillery Battery B. and the Lecompton Reenactors.  Reenactors will take place at noon, 2:00 and 4:00.
  • At 1:00 pm the 35th Infantry Divisional Band will play a 30-minute concert of period music directly in front of Constitutional Hall.
  • Military Hardware Display
  • Beer Garden and Food Stand
  • Raffle Prize "Dream Vacation" drawing at approximately 4:30 pm
  • Guided Tours of the historic downtown Post Office
  • Booths for our club and our Heritage Partners
TO DOWNLOAD THE 2016 RAFFLE RULES, CLICK ON THE LOGO.
 
 

 
 
RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE AT THIS LINK:  CLICK HERE!  GO TO THIS LINK AND SHARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ON Facebook, Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn, Twitter or share by email!
 
Rotarians are urged to sell or purchase the 40 tickets as a fundraiser to support our club and its signature charity, PEACE (Center for Peace and Justice).  If you do not have your tickets or wish to check out more tickets, contact William Beteta at: wmbeteta@gmail.com
 
Tickets are $5.00 each and the winner receives a $5,000 Dream Vacation to a destination of the winner's choice.  The drawing will be held at approximately 4 PM at the Rotary Freedom Festival on Saturday, July 2.
 
 

 
 
 
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!

 
 
 

 
 
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