Posted by Jm Wayman on Oct 29, 2019
Dr. Robert Ward, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities for Emporia State University, brought with him the ESU Tall Grass Chamber Choir to our Rotary Club meeting. Dr. Ward provided insight to the variety of music that this group learns during their college career. This presentation was both an entertaining and learning experience.
Tall Grass Chamber Choir Jm Wayman 2019-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Wayman on Oct 22, 2019
Helping to produce more productive citizens of our community is the goal of Deb Crowl, the long-time Director of the Emporia Community Day Care Center. Starting in 1967 in the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Emporia, the center has grown to include infant care, and is trying to combine all of its operations under one roof at the former Teachers of Hall of Fame Building on the C of E Campus in order to meet the needs of the Emporia community. The day care center needs an additional $200,000 to meet its general campaign goal. 
Deb Crowl - Emporia Community Day Care Center Jim Wayman 2019-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Wayman on Oct 15, 2019
Jack Mouse and Janice Borla demonstrated how their organization, Flashpoint, is making a difference among people's lives, and earned them each Rotary's Paul Harris Fellow for their work among young people with autism spectrum. They took time out by spending the day at the Granada Theater working with several groups from Emporia schools and from Hetlinger Developmental Services. Both are jazz musicians who have been working in the Chicago area for many years. Jack is a jazz drummer who is a native Emporian, while Janice is a native Chicagoan who uses her voice as a true jazz instrument. Both described how they donate their time to promote the understanding and practice of improvisation as an essential life skill. Jack and Janice were in Emporia to present an awesome jazz concert at the Granada Theater a few days earlier.
Improvisation as a Life Skill Jim Wayman 2019-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Wayman on Oct 08, 2019
Dr. Blake Flanders, President and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents, presented to our club the state of higher education in Kansas. We are in a talent war to produce and retain talent in Kansas. Those moving to our state have a lower attainment rate than those in our history. Kansas' population changes include increasing populations of Hispanics and first generation college students. The total costs of a higher education have risen about the same as the cost of living. What has increased is the share of higher education costs that are being borne by our students (56%).
Dr Blake Flanders, Kansas Board of Regents Jim Wayman 2019-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 08, 2019
Rotary Club President Sharon Tidwell inducted three new members. Marc Fusaro was proposed by Ed Bashaw, Rolland Trahoon was proposed by Stuart Symmonds, and Annabel Maskovich was proposed by Jim Wayman. We appreciate Marc, Rolland and Annabel for joining our club!
New Rotary Club Members 2019-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 17, 2019
Rotary Club President Sharon Tidwell recently inducted Brad Cochennet into our Rotary Club. Gary Ace proposed Brad for membership. Thanks for joining us, Brad!
Brad Cochennet New Member 2019-09-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Wayman on Sep 17, 2019
Brenden Kienholz presented to our club his experience attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference this June. Our club sponsors a good share of the cost of two high school juniors or seniors to attend this conference. All come away enthused and ready to apply their new skills.
Brenden Kienholz, RYLA Student Jim Wayman 2019-09-17 05:00:00Z 0