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Downtown Topeka Rotary Club - People of Action

Downtown Topeka

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Usually Capitol Plaza Hotel or Maner Conference Center, CHECK topekarotary.org for weekly location
1717 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS  66612
United States of America

Phone:
(785) 554-4402
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MEETING:  PLEASE REGISTER - January 17, TCALC (Topeka Center of Advanced Learning and Careers)
500 SW Tuffy Kellogg Drive, west of 6th & MacVicar (map link below) 
PROGRAM:  Service Project and Networking, tie blankets for Fresh Start Kits for our Human Trafficking Project - Have fun and get to know other club members - sit with a member you don't know very well!
 
NEXT MEETING:  January 24, Capitol Plaza, Emerald Room
Speaker:  Senator Jerry Moran
Because this date is also the Greater Topeka Partnership 2019 Annual Meeting, we are asking for a headcount for this meeting.   If you will be or may be at the January 24 CLUB meeting, CLICK HERE.  Please sign-up by Friday, January 18 to allow time to adjust our guarantee headcount with Capitol Plaza.
NOTE:  Members have asked how to make a contribution for the Fresh Start Kits for the Human Trafficking Topeka Club's Project.  You can make a check out to Topeka Rotary Foundation, put Fresh Start Kits in the memo area and mail to Rotary Club of Topeka, 420 SE 6th Avenue, Ste 121, Topeka, KS 66607.  This will be a tax deductible contribution.  You can also make a contribution at our weekly meetings by check or credit card.  Non Rotarians can also make a tax deductible contribution for this important community project.  CLICK HERE to view a list of items to be collected or purchased to complete 50 Fresh Start Bags.  The first 50 bags have been completed and we are now working on the 2nd 50 bags.
 
Click the Arrow to start the presentation on Human Trafficking, click the FORWARD button on the keyboard until the full video screen appears, then click on the arrow to play.  When video is finished click the FORWARD button to the start presentation.  After each screen, click the FORWARD button to advance slides to the end of the presentation.  Please share this link with your family and friends.  This is critical information for our community and an important project for the Topeka Rotary Club's.  Link to share:  http://prezi.com/view/OHTrMQlgkfxgZmvtHm5s/.
We will soon be kicking off our second year of our Mentoring Forward program with the students at Highland Park High School.  Our goal this year?  Move into a more personal, one-on-one format - Additional get-acquainted group activities - Have some FUN!  We will begin with an "ice breaker" to identify potential Rotarian/Student matches.  The date for this event will be announced soon, but for now, the committee needs an indication of the number of Rotarians/Rotarian Friends ready to move forward with this important "Service Above Self" project.  CLICK HERE to add your name to the list of interested members.  When list #1 is full, go on to list #2 and #3.
Our Club’s Sole-Mates program evolved this past week, offering Rotarians new experience and encouragement as we joined the South Club in a community service opportunity aimed at older students attending 501’s new Collegiate Prep’ Academy.  In 2 sessions we provided new dress shoes for almost 50 teenage students, helping them complete their uniforms (khaki pants and navy blazers).  To say these college bound students impressed us would be a distinct understatement.  “Polite, thoughtful, motivated, focused, and driven” – adjectives heard repeatedly as we assisted these 14-15 year olds in selecting what were for many, their first pair of specifically “dress” shoes, anticipating experiences like job interviews, academic presentations, etc.  We came away feeling encouraged and heartened by our interactions with these young adults, and proud that our Club is sponsoring and engaging in community service activities to support our young people.  I heartily encourage every member to take opportunity to join in the upcoming Sole-Mates events! 
LIKE the Downtown Topeka Rotary Club on FACEBOOK!   Invite your facebook friends to LIKE us also!  CLICK HERE or on the FACEBOOK graphic to go to the Club's page.
 
 
 

 
 

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Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Senator Jerry Moran
Jan 24, 2019
(Caitol Plaza) Legislative Update
Thomas Underwood
Jan 31, 2019
(Capitol Plaza) NOTO Update
Jeff Kahrs
Feb 07, 2019
(Location TBD) Opioid Crisis
Sergeant Cody Burger TPD
Feb 14, 2019
(Capitol Plaza) Safety Enhancement Program Cameras
 
Signature Charity
In 2016 the Topeka Downtown Rotary Club selected Topeka Center for Peace and Justice to receive a $20,000 grant for Restorative Justice.  This is truly a life changing program for students in our community.  Click on the video to learn more.
 
 
 
 

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