Rotary Club of Emporia

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Welcome to the Emporia Rotary Club


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Emporia Country Club
1801 Rural
Emporia, KS  66801
United States
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Richard Duncan, Hilary Becker and Area Principals
Nov 21, 2017
Foundation update, BBBS volunteer program - Dictionary distribution after
Cathy Pimple, Quality Director, Newman Hosp.
Nov 28, 2017
National Awards won by Newman Hospital
Miss Kansas
Dec 05, 2017
Father - Daughter Day
Shaun Vandiver and Jory Collins
Dec 12, 2017
ESU Men's and Women's Basketball
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December 5 Meeting - GUEST DAY
The program - Miss Kansas Kristian Fish 
Bring guests who would like to hear and meet Miss Kansas
Daughters, Grand Daughters, Neighbor's daughters, Wives, Co-Workers, Colleagues , Friends..........
Sign-up sheet at our meetings this month.
Rotarian Sam Purohit represented the Rotary Club of Emporia at the District 5710 Rotary Foundation Dinner. He reported that the speaker was Jim Mates.
Marv Kuehn is our Rotary Club's newest member. Marvin was a member of our Rotary Club in 1994 to 2008. We are happy to have Marv with us again! Thanks to Marshall Miller and Don Hill for being his sponsors.
Don Hill, Kent Heermann and Ed Bashaw led a discussion on the merits of voting for the Half Cent Sales Tax Extension at our club.
Twenty-five charitable organizations are participating in the Emporia Area's Fourth Annual Match Day to be held on November 13th at the Flinthills Mall. It is a day of giving for these organizations in the Emporia area thanks to the Emporia Community Foundation and five major sponsors who have put up a $50,000 match pool:
  • Clint Bowyer's 79 Fund
  • Hopkins Foundation
  • Reeble Foundation
  • Trusler Foundation
  • WS & EC Jones Testamentary Trust
Rotarian Shirley Antes, who is retiring from ECF, introduced four of the charitable organizations that are participating, who told our club what they do and how they would use the funds that they receive:
  • Jim Kessler, Habitat for Humanity
  • Julia Wilson, ECKAN-Lyon County
  • Rhonda Gordan, Keep It A Safe Summer Taskforce
  • Sally Sanchez, Hispanics of Today & Tomorrow
Sam Purohit, who has been a member of our Rotary Club for the past seven years, was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow + Four for his generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
Dr. Pat Crawley and Dr. Mike Lloyd, Cardiologists for Newman Medical Health, told our club that arteriosclerosis, or coronary artery disease is the number one killer in the world. Cholesterol is something that everyone needs...but too much builds up in our arteries as plaque. 65% of the cholesterol in our bodies is made by our own liver, while 35% comes from the food we eat we eat.
Prevention tips:
  • ​​​​​​​Look before you eat.
  • Exercise - 30-40 minutes per day; five days per week.
  • Stop smoking
  • Know your number
    • Cholesterol < 200
    • LDL < 100
    • HDL > 40
    • Triglycerides < 150
  • Control your blood pressure
We have received a Rotary District Grant for our next project at Camp Alexander.

Camp Alexander has a unique story. E.J. Alexander, upon his death in 1923, left 40 acres and all of his savings to the orphaned and needy children of Emporia and Lyon County. Camp Alexander was founded as a result. Alexander sold fruits and vegetables in Emporia, grown on 40 acres of land east of Emporia. He always distributed part of his produce to needy families. For his legacy, he wanted children to experience the great outdoors and Camp Alexander. Camp Alexander is a non-profit organization, with the mission of empowering children by providing a safe place for growth and enrichment in the great outdoors while prospering a respect for the environment.
We have received a $3,198 district grant to be combined with club funding of $1,599 for a total of $4,797 to spend on materials at Camp Alexander. Several of the buildings, which were constructed in the 1960’s require new siding, paint and caulking. We plan to start working in November, and see what can be completed prior to winter. Any work left will be completed in the spring.
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Convention: Southern hospitality
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