ROTARY CLUB OF
​EAST WICHITA

Mailing address:  1124 N. Rutland
​Wichita, KS  67206

 
Contributions to Rotary International OR East Wichita Rotary Foundation
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Speakers
RYLA students share their camp experiences!
Aug 09, 2017
brief part of meeting, not the program speaker
 
Club Executives & Directors
PRESIDENT
TREASURER
SECRETARY
COMMUNITY SERVICE
MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIR
MEMBER NEWS/SOCIAL
MEMBERSHIP
PUBLIC RELATIONS
Our Club's Foundation Liaison
CLUB ADMINISTRATION
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 Fred Heismeyer to Scott Holder!  

As always, the "Changing of the Guard" meeting is a Club favorite!  This year's was no different, interlaced with humor and tributes as Fred Heismeyer passed the gavel to Scott Holder.  Fred was so good to bring us many fresh ideas and always kept us informed of club matters, as well as District and International matters.  In fact, the title of this article was introduced by Fred.  He shared with us that, when visiting a Rotary club in Russia, that club calls the process of changing leadership as "turning the wheel".  Many thanks to Fred Heismeyer, "our fearless leader" for all of the energy and leadership he shared with our Club this year and good luck to Scott as he leads us for 2017-18!    Congratulations, too, go out to Kim Goodnight and Lynn Jeane, each presented with the "Service Above Self" award and Anne Schneider, awarded "Rotarian of the Year".  Fred also recognized and thanked his board members and our own Foundation's board members.  The meeting concluded with a wonderfully funny slide show, put together by Scott, "roasting" Fred.  
 
What a year it's been, EWR!
 
 Rotary International has really encouraged all of the clubs worldwide to visit the issue of new membership categories, giving clubs autonomy to structure their membership statuses as they see fit for their Club.  As such, with the start of a new Rotary year just around the corner on July 1, the Board of Directors has been hard at work discussing and brainstorming new membership categories for our Club.
 
We are proud to announce a new "Young Professionals" Membership Category that is available to new members under 40 years old and would include:

• $300/year membership fee (no new member fee)
• 12 Meals included (one per month) – meals in addition to the 12 would be pay-as-you-go at our standard rate.
• Required minimum 50% involvement among meeting attendance, service projects and mixers – combined.
• Maximum term is 2 years and then member must become full-paying member
 
This is a fantastic way for a young professional building his/her career, with perhaps increased demands on one's time, to have an affordable way to join and grow with Rotary! Contact any of the directors on the left side of the website for more details!   
 
Please note that this is an evolving program and subject to change or elimination in the future.  
From the desk of President Fred Heismeyer ....
 
It is said you cannot say “THANK YOU” enough to your team. I cannot agree more. So, a big THANK YOU goes to the Fundraising team for a fabulous job on conceptualizing, organizing, creating and executing our Kentucky Derby event. From the wonderful venue, classy decorations, great food/drinks, fun themed games, excellent items for the auctions/drawings and, of course,  the live streaming of the 2017 "Run for the Roses," the team of East Wichita Rotarians gave our Club the opportunity to raise $10,500 to be equally divided by Starkey, EmberHope and Heartspring. Each of these organizations works with children/youth to improve their living conditions. We congratulate the entire team for its collective effort and success, as well as each Rotarian for their individual role on the Fundraising committee: Kim Goodnight (Chair), Susan Addington, Brian Blackerby, Mick Cayless, Ryan Henry, Kim Hurtig, Tammie Rhea, and Isaac Ulbrich. We also thank Anne Schneider and Ric Wolford for taking pictures, and Eileen Kludt and Burke Jones for their special assistance. Thanks, too, to the staffs of the LUX Building, Larkspur Restaurant and Flying Monkey Photo Booth for their roles in making this event fun and a success. We should also give a big shout-out and thank you to our corporate sponsors of Westar Energy, Intrust Bank and ITC Great Plains. Of course, many individuals and organizations donated items for the auction/raffle and we want to thank each for their part in helping us raise money for our three recipient organizations.

Finally, thanks to everyone who attended. We expanded our audience to include East Wichita Rotarians and many guests,thus widening the Rotary story to our community. 

 
Our East Wichita Rotarians are enjoying the new tradition of, twice a year, reading to students at Buckner Elementary School, as part of their Our School Cares About Reading (OSCAR) program!  It is a wonderful chance for our Rotarians to engage with the students and read a story that brightens their eyes and builds a love of reading!  Click here to check out the pictures from Friday, March 10.  
With decorations aplenty and lots of good cheer, to boot, East Wichita Rotarians and friends helped the residents of Wichita Children's Home decorate Christmas trees!  What a fantastic way to enjoy a Saturday morning in December, one of the great annual traditions of EWR!