Program for the week of July 11 - Bob Wright, Newman Medical Partners
Rotarian Bob Wright will be introducing Dr. Michael Lloyd and Dr. Patricia Crawley of Newman Medical Partners.
Rotary Club Schedule in July and August
In July and August, our Rotary Club meets twice a month at the Emporia Country Club:
  • July 11
  • July 25
  • August 8
  • August 22
On September 5, we resume our weekly meeting schedule.
Children's Books Needed for Little Libraries
Our Rotary Club recently helped to organize and install some Little Libraries in Emporia. Especially now that we are in the middle of summer, more children's books are needed to stock the libraries. At our next meeting, bring any children's books that can be used to help stock these lending libraries. 
Stuart Symmonds New Rotary Club President
District Governor Adam Ehlert participated in the Installation of our New Officers for the new 2017-2018 Rotary year. Stuart Symmonds is beginning a year as President of our Rotary Club beginning in July.
Adam Ehlert Rotary District Governor...Swing for the Fences
Our District Governor Adam Ehlert visited our club and provided an inspiring message. Adam owns the Kansas City T-Bones and is a member of the Village West Rotary Club in Kansas City, Kansas. He talked about his experience as a member of a Rotary Group Study Exchange that went to Finland, and how he made wonderful friendships despite language and other barriers.
Adam encouraged us to consider and communicate what Rotary means to us individually. That is how we can let others know the good that Rotary does in our world. That is how we can make a difference. After all, Rotary is local. Our club is what it is because of what each of us bring to the table each week at our Rotary Club meetings. So dig in, get involved in our club, and "swing for the fences."
Click HERE for a video message from Adam to Rotarians of District 5710.
Mark Schreiber New Rotary Club Member
Mark Schreiber, who recently was a member  of the Emporia Sunrise Rotary Club, was inducted into our Rotary Club. Shirley Antes proposed Mark for membership. Thanks for joining our club, Mark!
Dr. Randy Watson - Kansas Commissioner of Education
Rotarian Ken Weaver introduced Randy Watson, the Kansas Commissioner of Education, who was in Emporia for part of the activities of the National Teachers Hall of Fame Induction. The Commissioner carries out education programs as directed by the State Board of Education. Kansas is in the top 10 states in the nation in several different metrics. He leads their vision of leading the world in the success of each student. Dr. Watson talked about the future of education in Kansas. The State Board is challenging districts in the state to redesign schools that have high engagement between students, teachers, and the communities that they serve. He reported that Kansas schools will soon experience the baby boom echo...higher numbers of kids being born and entering local schools.
Sam Purohit Attends RI Convention
 Sam Purohit attended the Rotary International Convention held in Atlanta earlier this month. He reported that it was exciting to be there to see the many things that Rotary is doing around the world and to interact with so many Rotarians who are actively accomplishing so many things. He reported getting to meet the grandson of Arch Klump, the Rotarian responsible for starting the Rotary Foundation 100 years ago. Click HERE to see highlights of the Rotary International Convention.
Matt Brown - Handlebars of Hope
Stuart Symmonds introduced Matt Brown, owner of High Gear Cyclery, who started a ministry called Handlebars of Hope. Matt's story started several years ago when he saw the hopelessness and poverty of the people living in a Mexican community with one of the highest crime rates in the world while on a missionary trip. Matt brought along on that same trip a few bicycles and gave them away to the locals, as well as completed some needed repair work on bicycles for the local families. He realized how appreciative that these people were for what he did, and how they deeply depended on low-cost bicycle transportation to hold down a job and make the lives of their families much easier. 
Returning several times to this same area in later missionary trips, Matt's ministry grew and began to take shape. This past winter, Matt and his family spent three months living in the area, working with United for Christ, helping the families with bicycle repair work and developing relationships with the families that continue. His plans are to teach some of the local people to run their own bicycle repair shops in the future. His ministry helps to bring hope to the lives of the people he touches as he shares the love of Christ among the people there. 
This same ministry has extended here in Emporia as Matt has reached out to groups like SOS and the Men's Shelter by teaming up with others to provide bicycle transportation to those who are otherwise in need. This story is a great testimony of how God is working in Matt and his family to provide for others in need, while sharing the love of Jesus.
Barbara Wry - Paul Harris Fellow + 5
Rotary Club Foundation Chairman Richard Duncan recently recognized Barbara Wry with her Paul Harris Fellow + 5 for her continuing contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Congratulations, Barbara!
Bill Barnes - Paul Harris Fellow + 4
​​​​​​​Rotary Club Foundation Chairman Richard Duncan recently recognized Bill Barnes with his Paul Harris Fellow + 4 for his continuing contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Congratulations, Bill!
Judy Schade - Paul Harris Fellow
Rotary Club Foundation Chairman Richard Duncan recently recognized Judy Schade with her Paul Harris Fellow for her contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Congratulations, Judy!
Jun 20, 2017
Kansas Commissioner of Education
Jun 27, 2017
Induction of new officers and Welcome to the club
Jul 11, 2017
Newman Medical Partners Cardiology
Jul 25, 2017
Catch and Release Fishing Contest
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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
Shane Shivley
June 13
John Patton
June 17
Jim Williams
June 19
Robin Newell
June 19
Jim Lowther
June 20
Dean Hollenbeck
June 26
Spouse Birthdays
Bobbi Sauder
June 7
Kim Simons
June 7
Sandra Helbert
June 9
Gwen Longbine
June 20
Michelle Malone
Dustin Malone
June 3
Duane Henrikson
Jerilynn Henrikson
June 5
Don Hill
Robbie Hill
June 7
Ken Weaver
Kathy Weaver
June 8
Bill Barnes
Abigail Barnes
June 12
Kent Schnakenberg
Natalie Schnakenberg
June 21
Phillip Davis
Tiffany Davis
June 21
Jim Williams
Helen Williams
June 27
Steve Sauder
Bobbi Sauder
June 30
Join Date
Greg Seibel
June 1, 1985
32 years
Karen Belford
June 5, 2012
5 years
Paul Dean
June 9, 2015
2 years
Shirley Antes
June 10, 2014
3 years
Lisa Kirmer
June 17, 2014
3 years
Kent Schnakenberg
June 21, 2016
1 year
Dan Robertson
June 30, 2000
17 years
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