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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn
1641 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502
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P.O.Box 331

Manhattan, Kansas 66506 


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Last week, fellow Manhattan Rotary Club member and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at K-State, Dr. Peter Dorhout, gave a presentation about leadership to the Manhattan Rotary Club. You can watch his presentation below!

Last week, Michele Johnson was introduced as the newest member of the Manhattan Rotary Club. You can watch the introduction below. Congratulations, Michele!

Last week, Kyle Pickett, music director and conductor of the Topeka Symphony, gave a presentation about life as an orchestra conductor, as well as the upcoming schedule and events of the Topeka Symphony. You can watch his presentation below!

Last week Duane Dunn, Associate Dean and Director of K-State's Global Campus, was introduced as the newest member of the Manhattan Rotary Club. You can watch the presentation below!

Our guest speaker last week was Kansas Attorney General, Derek Schmidt! Derek gave an update on the activities of the Attorney General's office, and a few things to expect in the future. You can watch Derek's presentation below!



The Rotary Foundation earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent evaluator of nonprofits in the United States.
This year’s top distinction is the Foundation’s eighth in a row, which places the Foundation in the top 2 percent of U.S.-based charities. In a letter to the Foundation, Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher wrote, “Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.
“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates The Rotary Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” Thatcher said.
Rotary News

The guest speaker this week was Bruce Weber, head K-State men's basketball coach. Coach Weber talked about the season last year, as well as the team for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. You can watch his talk below!

This week, Jim Wright introduced Karen Bryant as the newest member of the Manhattan Rotary Club! You can watch the introduction below. Congratulations, Karen!

Last week Eddie Eastes, director of the Manhattan parks and recreation, gave an update on the latest projects and future goals of Manhattan parks. You can watch the presentation below!

Last week, Jim Reed presented Charles Rice with a Paul Harris Fellow award. You can watch the award presentation below. Congratulations, Charles!

Last week, Randy O'Boyle was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award by Tom Fryer. Congratulations, Randy! You can watch the award presentation below.

Last week, Manhattan City Commissioner, Linda Morse was introduced as the newest Manhattan Rotary Club member. You can watch her introduction below.

Last week, K-State head women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie gave a talk on the upcoming 2015-2016 season, and what he expects from his team. You can watch the first half of the presentation below, and watch part two of the presentation here.

Newly inaugurated District 5710 Governor, John Donovan, gave us a presentation last week on his hopes and goals as District Governor. John invited all Rotarians to get involved, but also to have FUN! You can watch John's presentation below.

Our speaker last week was John Broberg, CEO of Via Christi Medical Center in Manhattan. John discussed the recent transition from Mercy to Via Christi, as well as some expansions that the medical center is undertaking.

K-State Head Football Coach Bill Snyder spoke last week to a nice crowd at the weekly meeting of the Manhattan Rotary Club.  He addressed such topics as the future look of the Big 12 conference, the question of Conference Championships and play-offs, and the Mentoring Program that he has been working on so devotedly at least since his first retirement in 2005. He encourages Rotarians to get involved with the Mentoring Program in Kansas as a way of giving young people a hand up into a responsible and productive adulthood.

Last week, Michelle Martin, CEO of Catholic Charities for Central and Western Kansas, gave us an update on all the services and way that the organization is helping in Manhattan and around the state.

K-State Rotaract Co-Presidents Ramin Rostampour. and Alejandra Rivarola at the Argentinian embassy for dinner while attending the North American Rotaract Conference in D.C. posted on K-State Rotaract Facebook

Our presentation last week was Jodi Oleen with the Kansas Pork Association!

Last week, John Armbrust gave an update on the upcoming troop cuts to Ft. Riley, and what to expect further in the future. You can watch John's presentation below!

Last week former District 5710 Governor, Debra Rodenbaugh-Schaub, presented Kevin Ingram with a Paul Harris Fellow award. Congratulations Kevin, and thank you for your contribution to Rotary!

Last week, Todd Holmberg gave us a preview to the upcoming McCain performance series!

Last week, Professor Dawn Deeter, along with two of her students gave a presentation on the fast growing National Strategic Selling Institute program.

Last week, we welcomed in our newest Rotarian, Peter Dorhout. Congratulations, and welcome to the club! You can watch Peter's introduction online here.

1948 Buick driven by Scott Emley. Model T driven by Veryl Stevens. Photos by Shawnn Martin