Rotary Club of Emporia

Club Information

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
District Site
Venue Map
Corby Milleson Head Football Coach
Aug 21, 2018
Preview of the upcoming season
Damian O’keef
Sep 04, 2018
New Emergency Room at the Newman Regional Hospital
Blanche Parks
Sep 18, 2018
District Govenor
Club Executives & Directors
Rotary Foundation

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Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. That sentence is the vision of the Kansas State Board of Education according to Jim Porter, its Chairman and one of it's ten members. Jim told our club how the members of the board are working to build a system to live out that vision. They are working to help each student in Kansas be successful in life. By asking the question, "What does a successful 24 year old look like?", they are implementing standards to accomplish that vision. The resulting skills for each student include academic skills, technical skills, giving back to the community, ability to work with others, and capable of being life-long learners. 
Outgoing Rotary Club President Stuart Symmonds talks about his tenure as Club President. Incoming Club President Jami Reever presented Stuart recognition from the club for his time and efforts to help our club succeed. Thanks, Stuart for a great year!
We welcome Kevin Case as our Rotary Club's newest member. Jami Reever is Kevin's club sponsor. Thanks, Kevin, for joining us!
Our Rotary Club is on our summer meeting schedule during July and August. Our July and August meetings are on the following dates:
  • July 10
  • July 24
  • August 7
  • August 21
We will resume our weekly meetings on September 4.
Alerting the world to the symptoms of Type I diabetes. That is the mission of Kent Schnakenberg and Team Schnak. Kent spends a lot of time talking about the disease and collects donations for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Over the last three years, Kent has collected over $300,000 in donations for JDRF. He has put 173,000 miles on his truck, which you can't miss seeing going down the road. He is participating in five bike rides this year and has so far this year visited 14 schools around the country communicating about Type I diabetes and its symptoms. 
Kent introduced Alyssa Belford, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2001, and has been living with it for 17 years. Alyssa, the daughter of Rotarian Karen Belford, provided a fascinating first-hand report on what it is like to live with Type I diabetes.  Indeed, it is a team effort among the whole family of a diabetic. Alyssa recently graduated from KSU, has become EMT certified, and is applying for jobs as well as for medical school. Her interest is providing sustainable care for those with the disease in third world countries. 
During our meeting, Harvey Foyle presented a check to Kent from Happy Bucks donations collected during a recent quarter. Kent has also started the Team Schnak Strong Fund at the Emporia Community Foundation. Donations to this fund provide $500 per year for medical and gas expenses for families of local kids with Type I diabetes. The fund also sends kids to camp for one week for kids with Type I diabetes. Seven kids are receiving this year's camp scholarships. The goal is to expand the number of kids with camp scholarships.
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