Emporia Senior Center

Posted by Jim Wayman on Dec 22, 2020
Alice Dryer, Board President of the Emporia Senior Center, presented to our Rotary Club. The Emporia Senior Center on East 12th Avenue was started in 1983 by the Blue Key National Fraternity. Their current director, Ian Boyd, started in 2018, and has been busy creating policies and procedures to protect the organization. Ian has industriously been creating a new image as a busy community center for those 50 and over. Prior to the current pandemic, activities have included Bingo (as their main fund raiser), friendship meals, tax services, legal clinics , social and recreational activities, a senior disc golf league, health classes, card players, an exercise group, and pool players. Meals on Wheels served food at the center until the pandemic began. Ian helped the Senior Center sponsor Seniors Without Food from a Kroger grant that provides food and medical help to those in need. In January of 2020, the center replaced their walk-in cooler. A Christmas Gala in December 2019 netted $16,000. After the pandemic began, the center has mostly been closed to the public with ongoing improvements as help has been available. One example of their volunteer help has been Justice Painting volunteering their time to painting and cleanup work as they can. 
Watch for future new activities to take shape once the current pandemic environment allows. Their goal is to create a relaxing atmosphere with lots of activities for learning and visiting. It sounds like they are well on their way.
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Jason Kuehl New Rotary Club Member

Posted on Dec 22, 2020
Please welcome Jason Kuehl as our newest Rotary Club member. Jason is an Emporia State University accounting major. Ed Bashaw sponsored Jason. Thanks for joining our club, Jason.
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A Great Opportunity - Kansas Leadership Center

Posted by Neil Wakefield on Dec 21, 2020
Together Rotary District 5680 and District 5710 have received a Leadership Transformation Grant valued around $48,000 from The Kansas Leadership Center for 2021 and:
We have 85 Seats available on a first come first served basis.  This is open to all members of Rotary Districts 5680 and 5710. The complete program consists of three steps. You may enroll in one, two or all three now, or you may prefer to participate in one per year; the choice is yours.  Tuition is FREE, books are at your expense. As of now KLC plans for all sessions to be via Zoom.
Please see the attached Document for Enrollment procedures.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Neil Wakefield
Trainer - Rotary District 5710
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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 (rotaryemporia.com) 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 www.paypal.com. 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: http://paypal.me/rotaryemporia or search for us by our e-mail at rotaryemporia@gmail.com. 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 amosakow@gmail.com
PayPal Enables Online Payments to Emporia Rotary Club Alex Mosakowski 2020-12-21 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Donations

Posted by Richard Duncan on Dec 10, 2020
For those wanting to make year-end contributions to The Rotary Foundation, please send checks to Navrat’s Inc ATTN: Richard Duncan PO Box N Emporia, KS 66801. Note whether you want it to go towards the Annual Fund or Polio Plus.
Richard Duncan
Navrat’s Inc.
728 Mechanic St.
Emporia, KS 66801
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Craig Doty ESU Men's Basketball

Posted by Jim Wayman on Dec 08, 2020
Emporia State University Men's Basketball Coach "Cowboy" Craig Doty said at our Rotary Club meeting that "COVID has consumed our lives as coaches to the point in which we are spending most of our time as logistics managers." At this point in their season, Coach Doty's team is 3-0, all to MIAA opponents. Coach Doty received his recent nickname after organizing the ESU teams to wear cowboy hats at a game at Hays when they tried mixing it up to create a different atmosphere on the road to liven things up in a COVID-laden atmosphere.
The team stays in small bubbles to try to stay healthy and to keep from spreading anything to anyone else. Despite their efforts, two players tested positive. College athletes are not likely to get seriously ill, but they can be parties who can spread the virus to others in the community. The team has not practiced since November 27, and are getting out of sync. 
There are a small number of games this season, and no more non-conference games. As a result every game is important, and they have to go with their best players all the time. In this situation, unfortunately walk-ons don't get a chance to play.      
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Toby Wynn ESU Women's Basketball

Posted by Jim Wayman on Dec 08, 2020
Adapt and press forward is the theme these days on Emporia State University's Women's Basketball team according to Toby Wynn, in his third year as head coach of the team. They are working at maintaining a sense of positivity with each other on the team while keeping their circle small in order to try to stay healthy. The team has weekly COVID testing every Monday. Toby himself tested positive with no symptoms, and has to be quarantined for fourteen days. Kyle Unruh stepped in and coached the last game that the women played. One player recently tested positive and the whole team ended up being quarantined for fourteen days. This created a longer break from play than was anticipated. Now there are no more games until after the Christmas break. 
ESU's record is 2-1 with their loss from Kearny. Some teams have been able to play six games at this point in time. With 22 games this season, it is going to be a challenge to get them all in. 11 games are required to play post season, and only 6 teams from our region get to play. This makes every game important. "It is really important that we do what we do really, really well," said Coach Wynn.   
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