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
Steve Hale
May 18, 2021 12:00 PM
Kansas Department of Transportation Updates

Steve Hale is Director of Communications for the Kansas Department of Transportation. Steve’s hometown is St. Francis in the extreme northwest corner of the state and he has a Journalism degree from Kansas State University. He’s lived and worked in McPherson, Cimarron, Arkansas City and Gardner and has canvassed the state on behalf of both the KDHE and KDOT. His professional career started in newspapers before turning to public relations, marketing and economic development. Prior to joining KDOT, he was a Senior Partnership Specialist for the 2020 Census in Kansas. Steve is a past school board member and city councilman. He is going on 36 years as a Rotarian and is currently a member and past president of the Gardner Rotary Club and is a past president of the Overland Park Rotary Club.

Tom Hein, KDOT’s Public Affairs Manager for the Wichita Metro Area, will be joining Steve in this presentation. Tom will provide an update about Wichita-area road improvement projects and local transportation-related updates. 

 

Past Speakers
Russell Fox, Professor, Friends University
May 11, 2021 12:00 PM
“Wichita vs. Topeka: When Cities and States Conflict”
Travis Balthazor, Flight Operations Manager
May 04, 2021 12:00 PM
UAS Flight Operations
May 2021
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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:
  • Brent Groves
    May 1
  • Dave Abbott
    May 20
  • Mark Chamberlin
    May 21
  • Randy Bowles
    May 28
Join Date:
  • Dave Abbott
    May 1, 1990
    31 years
  • Terry Finger
    May 8, 2003
    18 years
  • Rod Brown
    May 14, 2019
    2 years
  • Diana Fredelake
    May 15, 2012
    9 years
  • Joey Timmer
    May 15, 2012
    9 years
  • Kandace Day
    May 17, 2018
    3 years