Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Topeka Rotary Foundation President
The Rotary International Foundation
Membership Chair
Red Badge-Blue Badge Chair
Club Administration
Club Services Chair
Vocational Services
International Bangledesh Project
Cross Roads
Career Days at Washburn Tech
Executive Assistant
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Don Horttor
    May 3
  • Ira Stamm
    May 5
  • Julie Ford
    May 5
  • Hurst Coffman
    May 6
  • Brendan Wiley
    May 10
  • Jan Leuenberger
    May 10
  • Mark DeGroff
    May 10
  • Roger Aeschliman
    May 10
  • Mike Worswick
    May 11
  • Sharon Durrell
    May 11
  • Gill Gabelmann
    May 13
  • Irene Haws
    May 13
  • Norma Pettijohn
    May 14
  • Dick Crawford
    May 15
  • Joanie Underwood
    May 16
  • Joe Pierron
    May 16
  • Katie Koupal
    May 18
  • Todd Payne
    May 21
  • John Christensen
    May 23
  • Karren Weichert
    Ivan Weichert
    May 5
  • Scott Gales
    Cheryl Gales
    May 6
  • Mike Kuner
    Jenny Kuner
    May 11
  • Jim Allan
    Mary Allan
    May 22
  • Charlotte Adair
    Bruce (Deceased) Adair
    May 24
  • Nick Nickum
    May 24
  • Scott McKenzie
    Susie McKenzie
    May 25
  • Jason Fizell
    Sarah Carkhuff Fizell
    May 27
  • Karen Christilles
    Dennis Christilles
    May 28
  • Todd Payne
    Kelly Magerkurth
    May 30
Join Date:
  • Bob Jacoby II
    May 1, 1976
    40 years
  • Jan Leuenberger
    May 1, 1968
    48 years
  • Jim Seltsam
    May 1, 1963
    53 years
  • Mike Kuner
    May 1, 1995
    21 years
  • Ron Baron
    May 1, 2014
    2 years
  • Terry Wages
    May 1, 1992
    24 years
  • Ann Palmer
    May 8, 2001
    15 years
  • Chris Palmer
    May 8, 2013
    3 years
  • Lon Lewis
    May 8, 2013
    3 years
  • Sam Carkhuff
    May 8, 2001
    15 years
  • Rick Anderson
    May 9, 2012
    4 years
  • Vince Frye
    May 9, 2012
    4 years
  • Scott Gales
    May 13, 2009
    7 years
  • Bob Clawson
    May 14, 2002
    14 years
  • Lance Weeks
    May 14, 2002
    14 years

Welcome to our Website!

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
District Site
Venue Map
Featured Information
Meeting:  May 26 - Ramada Downtown Grand Ballroom
PROGRAM:   Vocational Talks by Julie Ford (501 School Superintendant) and Hurst Coffman (Elder Law)
June 2 - Ramada WEST   PROGRAM:  Rating the Communication Styles & Persuasive Skills of the Presidential Candidates
June 9 - Ramada West    PROGRAM:  KBI Director Kirk Thompson
Rotarians are urged to sell or purchase the 40 tickets as a fundraiser to support our club and its signature charity, PEACE.  If you do not have your tickets, contact William Beteta.
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 at the Rotary Freedom Festival on July 2,
For each 20 tickets our member sells, the member will have his or her name entered in a special raffle for other prizes given only to vendors of the tickets.  Sell your tickets soon and be entered for more than one drawing.  Week One: Curtis Sneden won a year's subscription to the Topeka Capital-Journal.   Week Two:  Karen Wagaman won "Wine and Watercolor" the NOTO Arts Center.  THIS WEEK'S PRICE:  Dinner for 4 at a cabin PLUS a lake cruise - via Grant Glenn.

Come to the May 5th noon luncheon to learn all the details!  The Signature Charity for the event will be revealed at this meeting.  Don't Miss Out!

Would your family be interested in hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange student next school year, August 2016 – May 2017?  Jeff and Trish Geske will be the first host family for our youth exchange student from August through December.  Olga is from Italy and will be enrolled at Shawnee Heights High School.  We are recruiting for 2 or 3 families so the commitment would be for only 3 - 5 months, not the entire year.  The host families would need to be in the Shawnee Heights school district or be willing to commit to getting Olga to Shawnee Heights each day.  The host families do not have to be Rotarians!  See David Beck for more information if you're interested or know a family who might be.
David Beck 
o: 785 274-3382 m: 785 817-0144

Check out Clara's report for September through the end of the year.  Pretty amazing!  Enjoy her journey complete with pictures.

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:  Please check your contact lists for Ruth Reynolds (delete) and Linda Ireland (change email to  IMPORTANT:  Remove and 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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Featured Charity
Upcoming Events
May 26, 2016
Ramada Grand Ballroom
(Meeting @ Ramada) Vocational Talks
Jun 02, 2016
Rich Drinon
(Meeting @ Ramada WEST) Rating the Communication Styles & Persuasive Skills of the Presidential Cand
Jun 09, 2016
KBI Director Kirk Thompson
(Meeting @ Ramada WEST)
Jun 16, 2016
Pocket Park Dedication

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