Recent Presentations & Highlights
Fellow Manhattan Rotary Club member and Associate Dean of Finance at K-State, Eric Higgins, gave us a recap of the 2016 world and U.S. economic status. Eric also gave us insights on what to watch for 2017. You can watch his presentation in the video below!
Last week we honored our February Rotary Students of the Month, Ahmet Ciftci & Chloe Dorst. You can listen to what their plans are after they graduate in the video below!
Our presentation this week was Brandy Veatch with Care Portal, a new organization in Manhattan and around the state of Kansas that helps children and families of foster care with their needs. You can learn more about Care Portal by watching Brandy's presentation below!
This week we welcomed two new members to the Manhattan Rotary Club, Janet Lowell and Robbin Cole! You can watch their inductions below!
Last week, Head K-State Baseball Coach, Brad Hill, stopped by to tell us about the upcoming season! Coach Hill was very encouraged with the development of some of the seniors and is looking forward to watching the new players.  You can watch Coach Hill's presentation below!
Our presentation this week was Lyle Butler, President/CEO of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce. Lyle talked about the changes over the past year in Manhattan and what he expects for future growth. You can watch his presentation below!
Our guest this week was Jackie McClaskey, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture. She talked about all the change going on with the Department of Agriculture. You can watch her presentation below!
Our presentation today was one that our club looks forward to each year. Ned Seaton, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Manhattan Mercury, gave us an entertaining recap of the top 10 stories from 2016. You can watch his presentation below!
Our presentation this week was one of the club's favorites every year, the Manhattan High Pops Choir! You can watch their performance below!
Our very own Dr. Peter Dorhout was the presentation this week! Peter is the Vice President for Research at Kansas State University, and he talked about the importance of research not only to the University, but also the state of Kansas. Peter also discussed the plans for making K-State a top 50 research university by 2025. You can watch his presentation below!
Last week’s program Mark Chalfant. CEO of Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC). Mark talked how they are advancing manufacturing in the state of Kansas. MAMTC is one of the first seven Manufacturing Technology Centers (MTCs) in the United States, MAMTC was founded in 1991. MAMTC is now one of 51 centers serving all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) started the program because US manufacturers were facing growing global competition. Companies needed help as they slowly shifted from post-World War II manufacturing methodologies. Over the past two decades, MAMTC has established several offices in Kansas that provide manufacturing management consulting services to the statewide Kansas manufacturing community.
Congratulations to our October Rotary Students of the Month, Gabriella Radina and Saubhagya Shrestha! Hear about their future plans after graduation in the video below!
Our District 5710 Governor, Chris Ford gave a very inspiring presentation to our club on September 8th. Chris talked about the performance of District 5710 compared to other Districts around us, and encouraged everyone to get involved in service projects that are important to them. He also stressed the need to continue the growth of our clubs within the district.
Last week’s program Dave Fiser, who gave an Update of the Peace Memorial Auditorium. Dave and his father Lud Fiser were both Past Secretaries of our club.
Last week, we were privileged to have retired U.S. Air Force General and current interim President of Kansas State University, General Richard B. Myers. General Myers spoke about his opportunity as interim President, the current challenges facing K-State and updates on construction on campus.
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