Program This Week - Rotary Year in Review
Harvey Foyle's year as President of the Rotary Club of Emporia is rapidly coming to a close with only one month left in his term. This week, Harvey will be providing our club his Rotary Year in Review. Don't miss it!
Trudy Hutchinson - Hetlinger Developmental Services
Trudy Hutchinson of Hetlinger Developmental Services provided our Rotary Club a rundown of the services that they provide to people who have developmental disabilities. They provide direct services to 70 people in our four-county area including an enrichment program and employment services helping people find work within their abilities in the community. Their funding comes from Medicaid. There are reportedly 85 additional individuals with developmental disabilities in our four-county area who are waiting for funding for Hetlinger to serve them. Some of these individuals have been waiting for eight to ten years. Hetlinger created a 501(c)3 foundation in 2002 to accept donations that are used to defray operating expenses.
Hetlinger also operates a workshop employing those with developmental disabilities that provides subcontract work to local companies, such as Thermal Ceramics, Hopkins Manufacturing, Simmons Pet Food, and Hill's Pet Food. We thank Trudy and her staff for serving our local citizens in this worthy endeavor. For additional information, Hetlinger's website is
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.
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.
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 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
Russell Hampton
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