Rotary Program This Week - Dr. Mark Fusaro
Dr. Marc Fusaro, who is the Director of the Center for Business and Economic Devvelopment at ESU will be our guest program.
Rotary Youth Leadership - A Great Experience
Each year our club contributes toward the cost of two high schoolers who have finished their sophomore year to attend the RYLA Conference at Lawrence. Storm Dial enthusiastically described his experiences at RYLA, and is applying his leadership skills in the many activities of which he is involved at Emporia High School. One principle he is trying to practice is "leading from behind". He is learning not to micro-manage others. Storm's favorite activity is STUCO. He enjoys meeting and interacting with others and getting involved. It looks like Storm is actively practicing leadership skills every day!
Garin Higgins - Hornet Football
Head Hornet football coach Garin Higgins is creating a very well-run program with mostly Kansas talent and a great, young coaching staff. With only one full-ride football scholarship recipient, Coach Higgins has learned to make a total of 36 scholarships work among 75 to 80 football players. Among a team that only lost two games last year, and graduation rates of 75%-83% over several years, Hornet football players have shown that they are staying in school and graduating. 
When asked about developing a great program such as NW Missouri State, Coach Higgins gave these characteristics:
  • Recognizing and focusing on their strengths;
  • stability of staff;
  • when staff does leave, they go on as head football coaches elsewhere;
  • consistent, hard work from within their program.
It looks like Hornet Football is definitely headed in the right direction.
Hurricane Relief Contributions
In the spirit of Rotary, we would like to offer our members a way to assist with relief efforts associated with Hurricane Harvey through a tax deductible gift. We ask that you consider making a contribution to United Way of the Flint Hills, after which all monies accumulated will be forwarded to assist with relief efforts. Our local United Way, as well as the United Way of Greater Houston, have guaranteed that 100% of all donations will go towards recovery efforts – no administration fees will be withdrawn.  Checks, with Emporia Rotary notated in the memo line, should be made payable to United Way of the Flint Hills, 702 Commercial Street, Suite 2E, Emporia, KS 66801. Please make your contributions by the end of September. 
ECF - Never Let Go Fund
Rotarian Shirley Antes, who is the executive director for the Emporia Community Foundation, pinch-hit for the Never Let Go Fund. This fund started in 2013 by Sandy Solano to help families of children diagnosed with cancer from $538 earned from a garage sale. The fund received a boost of over $8,400 in 2014 from a donation from the Dirty Kanza organization, and the fund now offers to assist families across a seven-county area for medical, travel and lodging expenses. The maximum grant per family is $2,000 over a 12-month period. 
Bill Barnes, Chairman of the Board of the Emporia Community Foundation, announced that Shirley Antes will be retiring as Foundation Executive Director effective this fall after a new Executive Director is named. During her tenure, Shirley doubled the number of funds held at the Emporia Community Foundation. The past year, $90,000 of scholarships were paid out. Under her leadership, Match Day was started and has grown in funds raised from $61,000 in 2014, to $120,000 in 2015, to $180,000 in 2016. The 2017 Match Day is on November 13 with the largest number of organization participating - 25. 
Bill announced that the Fund for the Future was also started to raise funds for the operations of ECF. The goal is to raise $2 million by 2025.
Happy Bucks to Match Day
Funds collected from Happy Bucks during our July, August and September meetings go to the Emporia Community Foundation's Match Day activities. Contributions toward this have resulting in attracting growing contributions every year since Match Day started. Please contribute!
Sep 26, 2017
Director of the Center for Business and Economic Devvelopment at ESU
Oct 10, 2017
Junior Worlds Disc Golf Championships 2018, 2019, 2020; Glass Blown Open History
Oct 17, 2017
Newman Medical Partners Cardiology
Oct 24, 2017
Match Day Participants
Oct 31, 2017
National Awards won by Newman Hospital
Nov 14, 2017
The Wade Barrett Memorial Fund
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September 23
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September 15, 2010
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September 20, 2016
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September 29, 2015
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