ROTARY CLUB OF
‚ÄčEAST WICHITA

Mailing address:  1124 N. Rutland
‚ÄčWichita, KS  67206

 

Contributions to Rotary International OR East Wichita Rotary Foundation

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Speakers
Jul 13, 2016
Jul 27, 2016
Matt Baty
Wichita Sports Forum
Aug 10, 2016
Ms. Jean Pouncil-Burton
Wichita Griots: Keepers of the Stories
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
PRESIDENT
TREASURER
SECRETARY
COMMUNITY SERVICE
MEMBER NEWS/SOCIAL
MEMBER RETENTION
Club's Foundation Liaison
CLUB ADMINISTRATION
MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION
PUBLIC RELATIONS
VICE-PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
CLUB EXECUTIVE
 
 

Welcome to our Club!

East Wichita

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Wichita Country Club
8501 E. 13th Street
Wichita, KS  67206
United States
 
Home Page Stories
.....from Joe Goetz to Fred Heismeyer!  
 
As always, the "Changing of the Guard" meeting is a Club favorite.  This year's was no different, interlaced with humor and tributes as Joe Goetz passed the gavel to Fred Heismeyer.  Many thanks to Joe Goetz for "steering the ship" this year and good luck to Fred as he leads us for 2016-17!  This one picture below sums up the meeting, but click here to enjoy more photos for the festivities!  Congratulations, too, go out to Bobbi Hansen, presented with the "Service Above Self" award and Terry Wiggers, awarded "Rotarian of the Year".  What a year it's been, EWR!  
 

 

 

 
 
With guests in attendance from other local Rotary clubs and a large contingency of East Wichita Rotarians, June kicked off in a big way with a two-person panel of Kansas Supreme Court justices presenting the program.  EW Rotarian, Sarah Bagby, moderated the discussion, posing questions to The Honorable Carol Beier and The Honorable Caleb Stegall,   The Justices offered a glimpse into life inside the Kansas Supreme Court, as well as answering questions on some of today's "hot topic" issues.  
 

 

In lieu of accepting community grant applications for 2015-16 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016), East Wichita Rotary’s local charitable support will be focused on awarding scholarships to support the growing number of deserving students from Sedgwick County who seek financial assistance to attend Kansas universities.  

 

 

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK

Although official "National Volunteer Week" for 2016 was April 10-16, the spirit of a Rotarian focuses on volunteerism year round. "Service Above Self", the motto of Rotary clubs around the world, is ever-present in the hearts of Rotarians!
 

 

East Wichita Rotary delivers Thanksgiving turkey dinners  - video created by students from  WSU's "Reporting the News" class. 

 

As is a favorite tradition of our Club, our members collected money this fall to purchase and deliver a record-setting (!) 92 full Thanksgiving dinners, complete with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and rolls, to families in the community that might otherwise go without dinner on this special holiday!  Our members and their families look forward to this day every year because it is a time to share a smile with fellow Wichitans and present them with a good meal to share with their family!  Deliveries were done this year on the Tuesday before a Thanksgiving, a wonderful change that was met with enthusiasm ... and an incredibly beautiful November afternoon!  Many thanks to our resident "photographer extraordinaire", Ric Wolford, for documenting the fun with his picture-taking expertise!  Click here for the photo album.