Rotary Club of Emporia

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Welcome to the Emporia Rotary Club


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Emporia Country Club
1801 Rural
Emporia, KS  66801
United States
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Coach Milleson
Aug 22, 2017
EHS Football
The Never Let Go Fund
Sep 05, 2017
The Never Let Go Fund
Dr. Marc Fusaro
Sep 26, 2017
Director of the Center for Business and Economic Devvelopment at ESU
Gail Barrett
Nov 14, 2017
The Wade Barrett Memorial Fund
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Getting kids outdoors experiencing nature is the goal of Phil Taunton. He says it gives them a different perspective in life. Phil gets involved in encouraging kids to have fun outdoors across the state of Kansas...from visiting schools to working with kids with disabilities at Communications Camp held at Camp Alexander.
Phil introduced Hannah Duncan, who is one of his award recipients. Hannah is an Emporia kid who is entering Kansas State University this fall to study chemical engineering with an environmental emphasis.
Rotary Club President Stuart Symmonds thanks Past-President Harvey Foyle for his year of service as President of our Rotary Club. We appreciate your service, Harvey!
Happy Bucks Donations last quarter to the Emporia Arts Council Children's Fund totaled $369, while the change added to the Polio Plus cups added up to $85. Thanks, everyone for your great support!
Newman Regional Health CEO and Rotarian Bob Wright introduced Harold Glitz, NRH Facilities Director, to explain the Emergency Department renovation. Based on the 2009 master plan for the hospital, the capacity of the new ER will be greatly increased to allow for a level of care that will be much easier to obtain. The new ER will contain a new clinical decision unit, all private rooms, and a waiting room that is more than two times larger than the current one.
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. 
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.
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.
Rotary International Weekly Update
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...