Welcome!
Thank you for visiting our West Wichita Rotary Club Website! Rotary is a diverse group of local businessmen and women dedicated to promoting Service above Self throughout the community and world.
 
Chartered in 1987, our club provides each member with a unique opportunity to serve others.  We support our community with projects throughout the year, including building and delivering bookshelves for several west Wichita Title 1 schools, partnering with local schools to identify families in need of groceries, providing gifts for needy families at Christmas and ringing bells for the Salvation Army.  Our club also supports international goodwill through the Open World Program and Rotary Inter-country Teacher Exchange (RITE). We have many opportunities to give back to our community and world that you will find very rewarding. 
 
Please, take a few moments and discover all that our club has to offer by browsing our website.
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Richard Zahn
Jan 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Molecules to Medicines: Trends, technology and how do we pay?

Richard W. Zahn is a principal with HMJ Global Partners, a corporate strategy and governance group. Mr. Zahn has guided public and private companies in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, and Asia. Prior experience includes over four decades in pharmaceutical leadership including the founding management board member of Ortho Biotech, the biotechnology division of Johnson & Johnson, where he commercialized the world’s first monoclonal antibody and recombinant protein for human therapeutic use.

Mr. Zahn is the retired President of Schering Laboratories where he led change and grew the business to a $6 billion, 7000 employee integrated pharmaceutical research development and manufacturing organization. His portfolio included leading modalities in cardiovascular, oncology, allergy, and asthma.

Mr. Zahn has been a guest lecturer at leading universities discussing health policy and global impact. He is active in community groups, a member of the Iola Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Past Speakers
William (Bill) Perkins, Capital Program Manager
Jan 19, 2021 12:00 PM
Status Report - Northwest water treatment and filtration facility
SEMI-ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Jan 12, 2021 12:00 PM
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Dodgeball Tournament Raises Funds for Interact
Rotarians field teams for a Saturday morning tournament. Entry fees support Rotary's youth program called Interact. Those funds underwrite the travel of local Interact members. In this case students will travel to Panama. There there learn the culture and provide some sweat equity maintaining local schools.
Rotarians deliver gift cards to local teachers
Elementary teachers at Benton and Lawrence start the school year with more cash to buy school supplies thanks to a grant from the West Rotary Foundation. Watch the video of teachers getting the gifts
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
 

We love celebrating the birthdays of our members and recognizing their long-term commitment to Rotary and its ideal of 'service above self."

Member Birthdays:
  • Rod Brown
    January 3
  • Mark Hansen
    January 9
  • Ed Frey
    January 18
  • Patrick Walden
    January 29
Join Date:
  • Mark Hansen
    January 2, 1995
    26 years
  • Marvin Fisher
    January 2, 1995
    26 years
  • Patrick Walden
    January 2, 1990
    31 years
  • Dan Kreis
    January 3, 1993
    28 years
  • Jack Flesher
    January 3, 1991
    30 years
  • Robert Nelson
    January 3, 1991
    30 years
  • Terry Gardner
    January 5, 1991
    30 years
  • Vern Klassen
    January 5, 1990
    31 years
  • Shelli Kadel
    January 6, 1996
    25 years
  • June Costin
    January 7, 1996
    25 years
  • Bob Broeckelman
    January 8, 1991
    30 years
  • Brian Turney
    January 11, 2005
    16 years
  • Bob Benson
    January 27, 2009
    12 years