Recent Presentations & Highlights
Our presentation this week was Tim Barr and Marty Vanier, discussing the progress of NBAF. Tim is currently serving as the project manager and Marty is serving as the director of operations. NBAF construction is currently around 30% complete and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. You can learn more by watching their presentation below!

C. Clyde Jones introduced the newest member to the Manhattan Rotary Club, Corey Reeves. Corey is the General Manager of the Manhattan Broadcasting Company. Welcome to the club, Corey!

pictured: C. Clyde Jones, Corey Reeves, Betty Stevens and Betty's grandson Seth

Our presentation last week was Gary LaGrange. Gary is a retired garrison commander at Fort Riley and President of Soldier Agricultural Vocation Education,  SAVE for short. SAVE is an innovative project which will help veterans and wounded warriors transition into healing careers in agriculture. To learn more about the SAVE project, watch Gary's presentation below!

Last week, we introduced our newest member to the Manhattan Rotary Club, Pat Collins. Pat is the Director of the Riley County Emergency Management. Welcome, Pat! 

Click here to check out a video of the Ogden Elementary service project that was completed last fall.

Last week, Bob Beatty shared with us facts and opinions on the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election. Bob is a Professor of Political Science at Washburn University, a columnist for the Topeka Capital-Journal and a political analyst for KSNT. Bob has received a grant to study this election season, and spent 30 days in Iowa during their caucus interviewing each of the Presidential candidates. You can watch Bob's presentation below!

Last week, outgoing President Betty Stevens handed the gavel over to the incoming Manhattan Rotary Club President for 2016-2017, Vernon Turner. Thank you, President Betty, for your leadership to the club over the past year! Congratulations as well, Vernon, as we look forward to your year as President!

Last week we enjoyed an inspiring discussion with Carl Ice CEO BNSF Railroad. Carl is a K-State Alum and active supporter of K-State Initiatives and serves on the K-State Foundation Board of Directors. Carl talked about the tonnage shipped by the railroad and how efficiently it accomplishes that mission. You can watch Carl's presentation below!

Our presentation on June 16th was Wendy Shaw, director of the Coronado Area Council for Boy Scouts. Wendy also brought a special guest, Braden Schmidt, who is an Eagle Scout at age 15, and is only a few merit badges away from obtaining all of the merit badges possible! You can watch Wendy and Braden's presentation below!

Our presentation on June 6th was Matt Amick, founding member of The Fellow, Manhattan's first and only co-working space. You can watch Matt's presentation below! If you'd like to learn more about The Fellow, you can visit their website at!

Congratulations to Randy O'Boyle for being selected co-Rotarian of the year for 2015-2016! You can watch the award presentation, given by C. Clyde Jones, below!

Our presentation this week was Brad Schoen, director of the Riley County Police Department. Brad informed us on the state of the RCPD, as well as crime statistics in Riley County. You can watch Brad's presentation below!

Last Saturday, our club raised over $9,000 for the Riley County Relay for Life! Thanks to all of our members who donated and a special thanks to the club members who participated in the relay: Scott Emley (and his work as Team Captain), Allyn Weddle, Randy Martin, Bill Richter, Jim Wright, Karen Bryant, and not pictured Paul Bullock, Sam Gillespie, Vern Henricks and Laurie Schoap.

Kansas State University President Emeritus Jon Wefald, explained some of the themes and details of his newly published book about Kansas State University. He emphasized the importance of having good people in key positions and letting them do their work, and how this philosophy helped to bring about significant and very positive changes in the University.  His book is titled “The Transformative Years at Kansas State: The Years of President Jon Wefald from 1986 to 2009.”

Last week, the Manhattan Rotary Club held its annual award meeting. Each year, the club presents an award for Rotarian of the Year, to a member of our club who not only embodies the values of Rotary, but also makes significant contributions the club, club projects and club activities that Manhattan Rotary is involved with. This year, the Manhattan Rotary Club announced that there were co-Rotarians of the Year. One of the co-Rotarians of the Year was unable to be present at the meeting last week, but we were pleased to present Scott Emley as the other co-Rotarian of the Year. Congratulations, Scott, and thank you for all that you do for our Club and for Rotary!

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