Beverly Long - Family Promise

Posted on May 10, 2021
Join us for our Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday as Beverly Long will present us our club Family Promise. Its should be interesting!
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Jacque Wellnitz, New Rotary Club Member

Posted on Apr 27, 2021
Mickey Edwards sponsored Jacque Wellnitz, who was inducted as the newest member of our Rotary Club. We are honored that you joined us, Jacque.
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ESU Teachers College Rotary Awards of Excellence

Posted on Apr 27, 2021
Our annual Teachers College Rotary Awards of Excellence was introduced by Rotarian Dr. Ken Weaver. Dr. Joan Brewer, Dean of the Teachers College introduced each recipient of this year's awards, along with why each was nominated for their award:
  • Katherine Beckley
  • Stephanie Castillo
  • Johnathan Helfrich
  • Sister Mary Teresa Laville
  • Hannah Lingard
  • Tayler Loudermill
  • Evan Porter
  • Dalton Watts
It as easy to see why each was chosen as an outstanding Teachers College graduate.
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ESU Track & Field

Posted by Jim Wayman on Apr 13, 2021
Steve and Erin Blocker, both track & field coaches at ESU for the past 12 years, talked about their program. Steve as the head coach commented how proud he is of his team. They put in intensive efforts and they consistently see results from his team moving up from the top 5s to the top 3s. Steve has a knack for developing winners in a blue collar program that gives everyone a shot. Here are several examples from the current team:
  • Alyssa Conway throws the hammer, is a provisional national qualifier, and is ranked 8th in the nation in NCAA Division II.
  • Megan McManis is a freshman pole vaulter who is only six inches short of being a national qualifier.
  • Xavier Hall is ranked 4th nationally in the NCAA Division II in 110-meter hurdles.
  • Travis Morrison is a shot putter who is ranked 7th in the NCAA Division II.
ESU is planning to host the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in 2024 and 2026.
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Lifestyle Empowerment for Alzheimer Prevention

Posted by Jim Wayman on Apr 13, 2021
Erin Blocker, the ESU Pole Vault Coach, also leads the LEAP! Program that is growing by leaps and bounds and finding new ways of meeting people's needs. In 2019 Erin and LEAP! impacted 593 people, but in 2020 12,797 individuals were impacted! More people it seems want to develop more healthy lifestyle practices. From a concern for aging adults, LEAP! focuses on brain health, and teaches six lifestyle factors related to the brain. Through a collaboration with Mobilizing Literacy, monthly in-person family workshops have been formed that help parents of young families develop lifestyle behavior changes. 
Go to the website and browse through exercise videos that you can do at home, or find out about workshops on stress management, sleep and physical activity. 
The LEAP! program is partially funded by the United Way of the Flint Hills, and Erin is working on obtaining grants to hire a graduate assistant.
Lifestyle Empowerment for Alzheimer Prevention Jim Wayman 2021-04-13 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Signature Project

Posted by Jim Wayman on Mar 23, 2021
Rotary Club President-Elect Alex Mosakowski lead a discussion among our club members on ideas for a future signature project for our club. The type of projects we are looking for highlights a community issue, ones that set our club apart from others, and are repeatable. Several ideas were brought up and discussed. More ideas are encouraged from everyone. These ideas will be discussed further at our Rotary Club Board Meetings. 
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Rotary Club Distributes Books to Emporia Kids

Here are a few pictures from kids showing off their own books that they received from our Rotary Club through our donation along with a Rotary District Literacy Grant. All the photos will be uploaded to a photo album on our website soon. 
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PayPal Enables Online Payments to Emporia Rotary Club

Posted by Alex Mosakowski
The Emporia Rotary Club now has a PayPal account, which we will be trying out for a year. This means you can now use PayPal for handling dues, sending Happy Bucks, and making donations for End Polio Now. Our PayPal page is available on our club website ( at the top of the screen. 
How do I use PayPal?
Clicking on the "donate" button will take you to our PayPal page. Enter the amount you wish to pay and select where the money should be designated. If you wish, you can make it a regular, monthly donation (must have a PayPal account). You can then choose to pay using your PayPal account or your Debit or Credit Card. 
Is there a fee?
PayPal is free to use, except when you receive money from a purchase or send payments using a Debit or Credit Card. If you choose to send a donation or payment using a Debit or Credit Card, a transaction fee will be taken out of your payment. The transaction fee for Debit or Credit Cards is 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction. There is no fee if you send a donation or payment using your bank account.
Do I need a PayPal account?
A PayPal account is not required, but it is recommended to avoid sending payments with transaction fees. A PayPal account is the only method that allows you to send payments linked to your bank account, thus avoiding any transaction fees.
How do I set up an account?
You can sign up for a free personal account at You will be asked to verify your phone number, e-mail, login credentials, name, and address. You will then be asked to link your account to a Debit/Credit Card and/or bank account. You can link your account to multiple payment options and select a preferred payment option. You will be asked to confirm two small deposits to your Debit/Credit Card and/or bank account. It will take 3-5 business days for these deposits to appear in your bank account and will be withdrawn within 10 days.
Can I use PayPal on my phone?
Yes, you can download the PayPal Mobile App. You can send payments to our PayPal link: or search for us by our e-mail at You will not be able to select a designation for the payment, so make sure to let our treasurer, Dan Robertson, know.
For further questions, ask Alex Mosakowski at
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