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 27, 2016
Matt Baty
Wichita Sports Forum
Aug 03, 2016
Aug 10, 2016
Ms. Jean Pouncil-Burton
Wichita Griots: Keepers of the Stories
Aug 31, 2016
Sep 14, 2016
Darron Boatright
WSU Athletic Director
 
Club Executives & Directors
PRESIDENT
TREASURER
SECRETARY
COMMUNITY SERVICE
MEMBER NEWS/SOCIAL
MEMBER RETENTION
CLUB ADMINISTRATION
MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION
Club's Foundation Liaison
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".  After recognizing and thanking his board members and strategic planning committee members, Joe also presented the additional following awards:
 - Distinguised Service Award - Schoen Fitzgerald
 - Youth Service Award - Kim Pennington
 - Club Service Award - John McEwen
 - Club Service Award - Ely Luna
 
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.  
 

 
 
From an April 27, 2016 Press Release to the Wichita Eagle .....
 
Eighteen members of the Rotary Club of East Wichita participated in Our School Cares About Reading (OSCAR) program at Buckner Elementary in April, continuing the tradition at the school of community volunteers reading in the classrooms.   Volunteers participated during an earlier reading session held last December.  
 
This program, designed to focus on literary, was started in 2012 at Buckner Elmenetary.  Each student preselects a book which is ordered and presented by the community volunteer during the reading session for students to take home that day. 
 
"April marked the third time East Wichita Rotarians participated and it is quickly becoming one of our members' favorite projects." said Susan Addington, public relations director and volunteer.  "The students are so excited to have the volunteers come and read to them .... and receive their own carefully chosen book to take home.  It's a great way to promote reading and connect with teachers and students in our community."  
 

 

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.