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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 for weekly location
1717 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS  66612
United States of America

(785) 232-7216
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Featured Information
Meeting - November 15 - RAMADA HOTEL REGENCY EAST
Program:  Dr. Ron Trewyn, NBAF facility in Manhattan (Click here for Bio)
November 22 - NO MEETING - Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving
November 29 - Capitol Plaza Emerald Ballroom
Program:  Patti Mellard (Topeka South) - Fresh Start Kits Topeka Rotary Clubs Project - Find out how the Topeka Rotary Clubs are providing for a critical need in our community - Bring family members and guests!
Topeka Rotary Career Days
Washburn Institute of Technology
November 13, 14, 15
AM and PM sessions each day - need 15 volunteers for each session!
Sign up at Rotary meetings - online registrations coming soon
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! 
With the posting of Eugene Williams red sneakers on out facebook page, I have many inquiries on how to get a pair.  Here is how. . .  Linda
Get your "Stomp Out Polio" red sneakers.  CLICK HERE FOR DISTRICT 5400 Stomp Out Polio project and to order your own pair of red sneakers.
In sizes for both men and women.  Version 1 ($56) is VERY limited, but Version 2 ($75) is still available.  Both include a contribution to PolioPlus through District 5400.
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Upcoming Events
Dr. Ron Trewyn
Nov 15, 2018
(Ramada Regency) NBAF facility in Manhattan
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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