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Glacier's Edge Winery

 

Guest Speaker Dennis Hupe

 Kansas Soy Bean Council

 

 

Guest Speaker Dr. Tom Underwood

CEO NOTO

 

Grocery Grab Winner, Amanda Anderson,

with President Hickert and President Elect Mackey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Speaker Brenda Williams

Stormont Vail Healthcare

 

 

 

Dictionary Delivery

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Polio Day at the Capital

 

DG Parks Giving Opening Remarks

 

Guest Speaker Tim Hrenchir, The History Guy

 

Guest Speaker DG Blanche Parks

 

Guest Speaker Brett Klausman

Wheatfield Village Development

 

Changing of the Guard

2018-2019 Inner Outer

Past President Bob Mackey passing the gavel to Incoming President Kathleen Hickert

President Bob receiving Plaque in appreciation of his work as Club President 2017-2018

Great Dinner and of course Cake for Dessert

Topeka West Rotary Club June 2018 Newsletter

 

The Topeka West Rotary Club held its first Grocery Grab fundraising event on April 28th at the Topeka Hy-Vee store and it was our most successful fundraiser to date.  The Club spent six weeks selling tickets, both at the store and to companies and other individuals prior to the event.  Total ticket sales went very well, particularly for our first try for this type of event. 

The Club wants to thank Ed Coulter, with the Shawnee Mission Rotary Club, for his guidance and sharing of information regarding his Club's Grocery Grabs.  A great example of Clubs working together to achieve common goals.  The net funds raised will be used to purchase dictionaries for third grade students and teachers in eleven area elementary schools and for grants to local charities.

The Club donated $150 for hygiene kits in support of the Celebration of 30 Years of Women in Rotary and contributed $100 to the Public Image campaign that District 5710 is conducting in collaboration with Districts 5670, 6040 and 5690.

Our members answered the challenge to achieve Star Club status again this year by obtaining the minimum average donation of $100 per member to The Foundation.  Pledges have also been made by members for additional donations that will place us beyond the minimum per member. 

Paul Harris Fellows

Roger Viola, PHF +1

Susan Hsia, PHF +3

Guest Speaker Vince Frye

Downtown Topeka Inc

Guest Speaker Dennis Blackmore

Roller Pigeons, Aerial Acrobatics

Guest Speaker Peggy Mast

Children in Need, Foster Care

 

Guest Speakers Christine Tipton, Amber Nanninga

EcoTec, Topeka

 

 

Guest Speaker Jessica Schenkel

Visit Topeka

 

Member Rick Ryan

Kansas Entrepreneur Challenge

 

Member Victoria Watkins drawing a winner for the Grocery Grab

 

 

 

Rotary Youth Exchange Student Ariana from Romania spoke to our club

about her experiences as an exchange student.

 

2017 Christmas Dinner

 

      

                                                      

Topeka West Rotary President Bob Mackey presents fellow Rotarian Bill Nace with a Certificate for 40 years of Rotary Membership