Program This Week - Trudy Hutchinson of Hetlinger Developmental Services
Trudy Hutchinson of Hetlinger Developmental Services will be providing our program at Rotary Club.
Tom and Pat Mais - Guatemala Mission Trip
Tom and Pat Mais presented highlights of their medical mission trip to Guatemala. The group spent several days ministering to the medical needs of the indigenous Mayan t two medical clinics serving people living in the Jan Juan and Pablo areas around Lake Atitlan. The people here live in poverty and depend heavily on medical mission trips such as this for their medical care. The two clinics where they worked cares for the medical needs of 9,500 people per year. Our Rotary Club in the past donated funds for two transducers to enable two medical clinics to use two ultra sound machines. Among the people who accompanied Tom and Pat on this trip were other Rotarians from our Rotary Club, Ken Wright and Greg Bachman.
Dr. Jim Geitz - New Rotary Club Member
We welcome Dr. Jim Geitz who was recently inducted into our Rotary Club. Don Hill proposed Jim for membership. Thanks for joining our club, Jim.
Interact Club Emporia Middle School
Interacting with the Interact Club full of energetic sixth through eighth graders from the Emporia Middle School is a breath of fresh air. That group, with their sponsor, teacher Andrew Hawley, presented to our Rotary Club the projects that they developed and are implementing during their 2016-2017 school year. Andrew challenged the Interact Club members with the question of what type of problems are there in their school, in their community, and the world, and the kids in the Interact Club took it from there. A couple of issues that they wanted to tackle are:
  1. Negativity in school - Make school a more positive place.
  2. Hunger - A child dies every 10 seconds due to hunger - Focus on community and world hunger projects.
Here is what they decided to do about these issues:
  1. Put letters in other students' lockers to spark positivity instead of negativity.
  2. Help with our club's dictionary project by making sure that every dictionary that was distributed to the third graders in Emporia had a label. Our club provided the pizza during this event.
  3. Volunteered at Abundant Harvest.
  4. Collect pop tabs and donate to the Ronald McDonald House.
  5. They sold popsicles to other students for 50 cents, raising about $700 to donate to Heifer International.
  6. Animal Roundup for Heifer International - They took other middle school students out of classes for 10 minutes to demonstrate that a child dies in our world every 10 seconds.
This was a great group of kids who are going to be our future leaders. Their sponsor, Andrew Hawley, is doing a great job facilitating their leadership growth. For those who are not aware, our Rotary Club facilitated the start of this club several years ago. Andrew Hawley was one of the original sponsors of the club from it's beginning.
New Flowers at the Clock Tower
Marshall Miller and Duane Henrikson planted new flowers at the clock tower on the corner of 12th & Merchant Streets. This a great Rotary project because it presents a great image for visitors to Emporia, and makes a very pleasant environment where we work and live. Our Rotary Club also maintains the plantings in front of the Kress Center on Commercial Street.
Clark Rusco Inducted into Rotary
Clark Rusco is our Rotary Club's newest member. Tom Mais proposed Clark for membership.
FHTC Top Graduates Recognized
Our Rotary Club recognized eight of the top graduates of the Flint Hills Technical College at our club meeting. FHTC President Dean Hollenbeck (and fellow Rotarian) provided some background of the group of students, Rotarian Lisa Kirmer from the FHTC introduced each student, and Brenda Carmichael and Kat Dorcas from the FHTC assisted in the logistics.
Mike Hudson Inducted into Rotary
Mike Hudson is our Rotary Club's newest member. Bill Barnes proposed Mike for membership. 
Rotary Club License Plates
Sam Purohit has ordered Rotary Club of Emporia license plates that celebrate our 100th Anniversary. The cost per license plate is $6.00. All funds are going to pay for the cost of the plates. Any funds over the cost are being contributed to Polio Plus. You can get yours from Sam or from Jim Wayman.
New Emporia Rotary Membership Incentive
Last fall, District Governor Chris Ford challenged all Rotary clubs to increase membership by 20%, or 14 new members for our club. The first step in getting new members is to ask a person who may be interested in joining to come to a meeting. To encourage this very thing, we are offering some incentives. 
When a Rotarian brings a potential member for the first time, the Rotarian will receive $5 in Chamber Bucks. When that new member is inducted, the sponsoring Rotarian will receive $20 in Chamber Bucks.
The incentive runs January through June, 2017.
May 23, 2017
Hetlinger Development Center
May 30, 2017
Rotary Year in Review - Centennial Update
Jun 06, 2017
Come find out the surprise
Jun 20, 2017
Kansas Commissioner of Education
Jun 27, 2017
Induction of new officers and Welcome to the club
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club Annual Board Planning Meeting
Emporia Country Club East Room (SE corner)
May 24, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Club of Emporia 100-Year Celebration
Emporia State University Colonial Ballroom
May 31, 2017 6:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tim North
May 7
Karen Belford
May 11
Ken Martell
May 13
Ken Wright
May 18
Jeffrey Muldoon
May 20
Judy Schade
May 21
Marshall Miller
May 22
Spouse Birthdays
Ken Martell
May 13
Pat Mais
May 27
Jeanine McKenna
Mark McKenna
May 15
Don Miller
Linda Miller
May 21
Judy Schade
Kenneth Schade
May 26
Teresa Maley
Doug Maley
May 26
Tim North
Janell North
May 31
Join Date
Kent Heermann
May 1, 1994
23 years
Sharon Tidwell
May 15, 2012
5 years
Barbara Wry
May 20, 2003
14 years
Tom Mais
May 22, 2012
5 years
Mike Crouch
May 29, 2007
10 years
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Rotary Club Membership Proposal
2014 Club Membership Drive Teams
Program Dates 2014-2015
2015 India Polio Immunization Trip