About Our Club
Rotary Club of Downtown Topeka
Office: 420 SE 6th Avenue, Suite 121, Topeka, KS 66607 (Ramada Hotel and Convention Center)
Office Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
What is Rotary?
Rotary is a global network of community volunteers. Rotary club members are business, professional, and community leaders who meet regularly to plan and implement community service activities and network with other professionals. More than 1.2 million men and women in over 200 countries and geographical areas belong to over 33,000 Rotary clubs.
Benefits of Membership
Belonging to a Rotary club provides members with an opportunity to make a contribution to their own communities and to communities around the world. Members join Rotary for many different reasons - community involvement, personal development, professional networking, friendship – but the most important benefit is the satisfaction gained from making a real difference in the world.
PolioPlus, Rotary International’s most ambitious program to date, focuses on global immunization efforts and has played a leadership role with the World Health Organization, CDC, and UNICEF in bringing the world to the brink of polio eradication. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has contributed $355 million to Rotary to support PolioPlus activities.
Downtown Topeka Events and Projects
- Topeka Water Festival – educate youth regarding water conservation
- Washburn Institute of Technology Career Days – host area students to examine future learning and career opportunities
- Weekly Speaker Books – books given to Ross Elementary School Library
- Sole Mates – provide under privileged school children a way to earn a pair of shoes and socks
- Covered in Coats - provide under privileged children with a coat for winter
- Walking for Water – educate youth regarding struggles other countries have to get clean water
- 100th Anniversary of Rotary in Topeka – Rotary Pocket Park - next to Constitution Hall
- Provide 30 different water stations to residents of Bangladesh through a Global Grant
- Support Rotary International Youth Exchange Program by hosting at least one student
- Support a Rotary Interact Club at Highland Park High School
- Sponsor high school students to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy)
- Provide scholarships to International students at Washburn University
- Contribute to twelve local non-profits with weekly cup money
- And many more . . . .COME JOIN US!