Rotary Club of Emporia

 
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Welcome to the Emporia Rotary Club

Emporia

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Emporia Country Club
1801 Rural
Emporia, KS  66801
United States
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Speakers
Brian Dennis
Sep 25, 2018
Director, Kansas SBDC Cybersecurity Center for Small Business
Annie McKay and John Wilson
Oct 02, 2018
Kansas Action for Children
Dr. Joseph Laudie
Oct 09, 2018
Mission Trip
Lisa Keith
Oct 16, 2018
Update on the David Traylor Zoo.
Ron Thomas
Oct 23, 2018
Emporia's Radio Station and Ron's Ride
Vickey Bartel,
Oct 30, 2018
Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services at NRH
 
 
 
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Treasurer
Secretary
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Garin Higgins is in the midst of his 12th season as head football coach at Emporia State University. His teams have played NCAA post-season games in three of the past five years. He is now the second winningest football coach at ESU. With 17 seniors on this year's team out of 119 total players, they are experiencing an 82% retention rate.
Team members from Emporia: 
  • Braxton Marstall - Senior QB, 3-year starter
  • Parker Bass - Senior DE and MIAA Player of the Week two weeks ago
  • Sam Dobbins - Freshman Kicker
One of the bright spots on the team so far this year is the play of the defense. The team will continue to build on this success and improve.
Damian O'Keefe, representing Newman Regional Health, presented an update on the new emergency department addition to the hospital that is starting to take shape and should open mid-December. It will be state of the art and very secure. The hospital's ED experienced an 8.4% increase in patients (14,752) in 2017 over the previous year. Why the increased use of ED? 
  • A growing elderly population and chronic illnesses.
  • Chronic illnesses are starting at a younger age.
The ED staff is now a specialty, and a higher quality of care is being delivered in the ED as a result. Through lots of communication, a coordinated effort is being provided to incoming trauma patients at all points of care here. The resulting quality of medical care outperforms the rest of the nation.
 
The Express Care unit currently located at the Flint Hills Mall will be located next door to the ED when the new space is open. 
 
 
Gary Ace recognized three of his grand children by naming them as new Paul Harris Fellows. Landon Ray, Max Orr and Caroline Orr are the new recipients.  
Fr. Nick Blaha of the Didde Catholic Campus Center told our Rotary Club about how the high level of impact they and other campus organizations can have with college students. College students are looking for fellowship and connection. That could be why the rate of suicide among college-age people is rising. Nick said that college students are looking for where they can find Truth in this world. A large annual investment is being made through the Didde Catholic Campus Center to serve Truth to the college students of ESU. Nick is creating a dialogue with ESU students that parallels ESU's vision of changing lives for the common good. He is helping students create the right habits of serving others during the emerging adulthood period of their lives.
 
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