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President Elect
Vice President (Program Chair)
Topeka Rotary Foundation President
The Rotary International Foundation
Membership Chair
Membership-Venture Members
Red Badge-Blue Badge Chair
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Club Services Chair
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Peace, Freedom & Justice
Vocational Services
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International Bangledesh Project
New Generations and Youth Service
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Career Days at Washburn Tech
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Nick Nyp
    December 6
  • Russ Cobb
    December 6
  • Eric Claspill
    December 11
  • Rehan Reza
    December 11
  • Miriam Krehbiel
    December 12
  • Nicki Salazar
    December 17
  • Lance Weeks
    December 21
  • Stan Martindell
    December 22
  • Nick Nickum
    December 27
  • Susan Bullock
    December 29
  • Karen Hiller
    December 31
  • Jeannie Herrin
    Mike Herrin
    December 2
  • Jennifer Waters
    Chris Waters
    December 4
  • Pat Michaelis
    Connie Michaelis
    December 14
  • John Wendling
    December 16
  • Robbie Smith
    Greshiene Smith
    December 17
  • Greg Bailey
    Janeen Bailey
    December 18
  • Craig Klein
    Dr. Marybeth Fitzpatrick
    December 24
  • Gordon Lansford
    Phyllis Lansford
    December 29
  • Jay Befort
    Merrill Hicklin Befort
    December 29
  • Lonnie Williams
    Jill Williams
    December 29
Join Date:
  • Bill Latimer
    December 1, 1966
    50 years
  • Bill McBride Jr.
    December 1, 1971
    45 years
  • Don Horttor
    December 1, 1985
    31 years
  • Gordon Lansford
    December 1, 1979
    37 years
  • Jim Leiker
    December 1, 1992
    24 years
  • Kirk Johnson
    December 1, 1992
    24 years
  • Mike Locke
    December 1, 1977
    39 years
  • Sharon Durrell
    December 1, 1988
    28 years
  • Steve Knoll
    December 1, 1981
    35 years
  • Stu Entz
    December 1, 1974
    42 years
  • Debra Ricks
    December 2, 2015
    1 year
  • Tomari Quinn
    December 2, 2015
    1 year
  • Dusty Wagoner
    December 11, 2013
    3 years
  • Grant Glenn
    December 13, 2006
    10 years
  • Rehan Reza
    December 14, 2005
    11 years
  • Trey George
    December 14, 2011
    5 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

(785) 232-7216
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Michele Fleuranges-Parker,
Managing Director, Black Deer Ventures (Sponsored by Rehan Reza)
NEXT MEETING:  December 15 - Ramada Downtown REGENCY EAST Ballroom
PROGRAM:  Holiday Party
When you volunteer for Sole Mates and/or Covered in Coats, you build self esteem in our youngest citizens.  It is easy and fun - simply help a child choose new socks and shoes or find a winter coat to keep them warm.  These projects are funded by our Topeka Rotary Foundation and by a District Grant provided to our club based on your personal contributions to Rotary International.
Sole Mates - December 13, 1:00 pm at Payless ShoeSource North (2037 NW Topeka Blvd).  We need 12 volunteers for this session.  CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
Covered in Coats - December 20, 2:00 pm at NOTO Community Arts Center, 935 N Kansas Avenue.  We need 18 volunteers for this session.  CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER.
If at the last minute your schedule changes, or the volunteer list fills up, come on over for either project.  There is always room for more volunteers!
Our Scots Movement Interact Club at Highland Park High School need assistance with two holiday projects.  If you can help with these, bring your items to the club's Holiday Party next Thursday, December 15.  Here are the two projects:
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.
ADOPT HIGHLAND PARK DAY CARE - Please bring all items unwrapped so the parents of the pre-school children can have the rewarding experience of wrapping presents for their children.  Needed items:  Clothing size 3-months to 5T, hats, mittens, board books, pre-school toys, diapers, wrapping paper, bows, and tape.
BRING ALL ITEMS TO THE HOLIDAY PARTY ON DECEMBER 15TH OR BRING BY THE OFFICE ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY (10:00 am to 4:00 pm).  The office is in the Ramada Hotel, entrance B on east side of building, take first right hallway and office is 3rd door on the right.
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.
Do you know of someone who would make a great Rotarian?  Invite them to a club meeting as our guest.  
Our club goal is 50 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
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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Upcoming Events
To Be Announced
Dec 15, 2016
(Ramada Regency East)
Dec 22, 2016
Happy Holidays
Dec 29, 2016
Happy New Year

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