News

Jul 25th, 2015
Playground Map Paintings


President Jamie has plans to paint United States maps on up to 11 area elementary school playgrounds and has secured a matching grant to help achieve that goal. Several of our members & friends, interact members and other area Rotarians pulled together to paint this map at Benton Elementary on Saturday, July 18th. Kansas Rainbow Girls provided volunteers to paint the map on the Clark Davidson Elementary playground....

Dec 06th, 2010
Bookshelf Project


On December 6th, members of the West Wichita Rotary Club and West Wichita Interact Club gathered to build approximately 80 bookshelves for all the first graders at Lawrence Elementary. This marks the 23rd year for this project, which is organized by Roger Bowles and the workshop and materials are provided by Bob Goebel. Roger provides refreshments of “glue and sawdust” (aka eggnog & cookies)! The tradition at the end of the evening is to pour a bucket of sawdust over our Club President’s head. I...

Oct 12th, 2010
Speakers Greg and Lynn Marshall


Greg Marshall, head basketball coach at Wichita State University, gave more than 70 members and guests of the Rotary Club of West Wichita a preview of the 2010-11 season on October 12th. Since school started the staff has been conducting three, 40-minute individual workouts a week with players. The Shockers began team practices on October 15th. With three seasons behind him at WSU, the enthusiastic and energetic coach has the Shockers on the brink of making noise on the national scene after t...

Jul 01st, 2010
New Officers assume duties


Brian Martin began his term as the President of the Rotary Club of West Wichita on July 1st, taking over for Tim Devine. Brian is a Vice-President with the Commercial Insurance Group, and has been a Rotary member since 2004. The transition was celebrated during our June 29th luncheon meeting, with Tim handing out humorous gifts of recognition to several members for their service during the past year. The rest of the new officers and directors also assuming their responsibilities for the ...

Apr 13th, 2010
Paul Blissett receives our SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD


The purpose of the Service Above Self Award is to recognize fellow Rotarians for the outstanding contributions they make to the community, our club, social, religious, educational, business ethics, and/or other worthwhile activities which make Wichita a better community. Paul has been a member of our club for 10 years, served on our board several years and has helped with various club and community activities. Congratulations Paul!...

Apr 21st, 2009
DeAnn Sullivan receives our SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD


DeAnn Sullivan is the recipient of the 2009 Service Above Self Award presented by the Rotary Club of West Wichita. The purpose of the Service Above Self Award is to recognize fellow Rotarians for the outstanding contributions they make to the community, our club, social, religious, educational, business ethics, and/or other worthwhile activities that make Wichita a better community. Nominations were made by club members then voted on by past recipients of the award. “This year’s recipi...

Mar 04th, 2008
David Lane receives our SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD


The purpose of the Service Above Self Award is to recognize fellow Rotarians for the outstanding contributions they make to the community, our club, social, religious, educational, business ethics, and/or other worthwhile activities which make Wichita a better community. David has been a member of our club for 20 years, served as our 1998-99 Club President and is currently in charge of Public Relations and webmaster for our club’s website. This statement, taken from one of the nominations submit...

Sep 18th, 2007
Brian Goudie becomes Paul Harris Fellow


Bob Harbison, left, presents Brian Goudie with his Paul Harris Fellow certificate at our club's meeting on September 18th....

Jul 31st, 2007
District Governor Rod Kreie visits our club


DeAnn shows DG Rod Kreie that she took former RI President Cliff Dochterman's advice from PETS. He said a real Rotary President will tattoo the RI President's theme on their bicep....

Jun 26th, 2007
New Officers Assume Duties At Rotary Club of West Wichita


A new slate of officers and directors have assumed their responsibilities at the Rotary Club of West Wichita for the 2007-2008 year. The club’s new officers are: DeAnn Sullivan, President; Dr. Mike Ludlow, President-Elect; Celia Goering, Vice President; Nancy Duling, Secretary, and Roger Eastwood, Treasurer. Members of the club’s board include the officers as well as new and holdover directors. Second year directors for 2007-2008 are: Paul Blissett, Mike Bingenheimer, Ed Frey, Tony Goebel...