Recent Presentations & Highlights
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.
Last week’s program, we had the much anticipated Todd Holmberg’s McCain Series program. Todd never fails to bring outstanding performances to McCain and this season is no different! Todd talked about the renovations taking place at McCain, and how philanthropic efforts have helped continue to expand the possibilities of the performance series.
Last week, Bonnie Lynn-Sherow was introduced as a new member of the Manhattan Rotary Club. Bonnie is the Executive Director of the Chapman Center for Rural Studies, and an associate professor of American history at Kansas State University.
Last week, Richard Jones was introduced as a new member of the Manhattan Rotary Club. Richard is an Executive Project Manager for US Engineering, and is currently working on the NBAF project.
Last week’s program was Jeff Koenig talking about small business consulting and coaching. Local small business still drives the American economy, while service and care between individual people still drive local small business. He offers broad-spectrum assistance, straightforward analysis and novel solutions to small businesses and their related trade and industry associations. He has purchased or started, operated and/or sold a dozen small businesses in as many different fields, and uses lessons learned from multiple disciplines to help decision-makers apply economic fundamentals and best practices that are commonly missed.
eBay is donating a portion of its sales from select Live Auctions to Rotary. Rotarians and their friends and families are encouraged to visit eBay Live Auctions each month to see what is available for real-time bidding from hundreds of auction houses.
Below is the list of upcoming eBay Live Auctions that will benefit Rotary. August includes exciting auctions featuring Elvis memorabilia, art from Montana and China, collectible coins, and jewelry. We encourage you to browse the catalog of items available for bid and to register for those auctions that are of interest to you. Remember: the more items sold, the more Rotary benefits!
Western Masters Art Show & Sale
2016 Heart of the West Bozeman Live Auction
13 August 2016
888 Auctions
Fine Chinese Carvings, Ceramics & Bronzes
18 August 2016
Grand Southern Auctions
World Coins & Currency Auction
19 August 2016
Gulfstream Auction Gallery Inc.
Antiques, Diamonds & Estate Jewelry Auction
23 August 2016
If there are questions, please contact
Eric Schmelling
Interim Chief Development Officer and General Manager
The Rotary Foundation
Last week’s program was Dina Clark from No Stone Unturned Foundation. No Stone was founded in honor of he founder’s son, Stone who was diagnosed at 2 years of age with Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome (CFC Syndrome) a rare genetic syndrome that includes developmental, cognitive and neurological delays. It also manifests with numerous medical complications. This was an awesome program and we all learn how important and essential these service they provide are to the Manhattan and surrounding community.
This week, we were honored to have K-State head football coach, Bill Snyder, come speak to our club again! Coach Snyder entertained us with the events and activities going on in the football program this summer, as well as discussed several different organizations that he is involved with. You can watch Coach Snyder's presentation below!
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