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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 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

Last week, Club President Scott Emley passed the gavel to Betty Stevens, the new incoming club President. Congratulations, Betty and thank you Scott for your excellent service to the club! You can watch the presentation here.

Last week, Ray Roberts, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections gave a presentation. You can watch it online here.

Last week, Jane Marshall gave a great presentation on her cookbook "Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at The K-State Table.". You can watch her presentation online here!

Last week, Blake Kaus gave a presentation on The Guardian Angels organization here in Manhattan. You can watch his presentation online here.

Last week, Ryan Swanson, VP for Facilities and University Architect at K-State, gave an update on all the construction projects in progress and beginning at the university. You can watch Ryan's presentation online here.

Our presentation last week was by Becky Fitzgerald from the Meadowlark Hill Foundation. You can watch the presentation online here.

Congratulations to Rotarian Eric Higgins for being awarded the Rotarian Of the Year award. You can watch his award presentation here.

Fellow Rotarians,
Thank you to everyone who made last week's Awards Ceremony such a great event.  It takes dozens of people behind the scenes dedicated to serving our club for us to pull off such a meeting.  There are too many to list in this email, but I do want to highlight a few people and accomplishments we recognized last week.  Our club was presented the Presidential Citation by District Governor Debra Rodenbaugh-Schaub.  She also presented a Community Service Award to the K State Rotaract Club, a Service Award to Sue Maes for her work with the Vocational Training Team from Panama and a Club Builder Award to George Ham.  Our 4 International Graduate Students were presented their $500 scholarships by Gary Clark.  C. Clyde Jones introduced our Rotarian of The Year, Eric Higgins.  Eric has served our club tirelessly over the past 3 years as our Program Chair.  As such, he also frequently serves as the person to introduce our speakers.  I know as President, I have a new level of appreciation for Eric and the job he does securing interesting and informative programs each week.  Congratulations Eric and thank you to the ROY Nominating Committee for your work.
Foundation Chair Mike Mayo informed the club that we have reached 106% of our Foundation giving goal of $19,000. Your response to the challenge of reaching this goal has been tremendous.  It is amazing what we can accomplish together and this is just another example of that.  More important than the goal of $19,000 is that everyone participate.  If you haven't already done so, please consider making a contribution to you Rotary Foundation.  Under Mike's leadership, our club continues to meet or exceed our giving goals and we continue to recognize a new Paul Harris Fellow almost every other week.  Our club now has 223 Paul Harris Fellows with 10% of those receiving this level within the past 16 months.  Thanks to Mike for his leadership and to all of you who continue to make a difference through the Rotary Foundation.
Last week we recognized our final 2 MHS Students of The Month for this year in Sydney Bannister and Trevor Bashaw.  Thanks to Andy Bowen and his committee for making this happen every month through the school year.
This week you will have the pleasure of President Elect Betty Stevens presiding as I will be out of town.  The last time this happened we had record attendance and I don't anticipate anything different this week!  Our program will feature Associate Vice President of Facilities & University Architect, Ryan Swanson.  He will discuss the K-State Master Plan with a focus on the North Corridor.  I hope you will join Betty and your fellow Rotarians for lunch this Thursday!

Scott Emley