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
Dave Abbott
May 24, 2022 12:00 PM
Rotary Grants
Rotary Grants

Dave Abbott is a Postal Nomad.  His first mentor asked him if he wanted to have 40 years of Postal Experience or one year Postal Experience 40 times over???   I chose the former. (1966-2005)

Distribution/Window Clerk: Wichita KS

Postal Inspection Service: St Louis Postal Data Center

Postal Finance/Human Resources:  St Joseph MO, Salina KS,  Kansas City MO

District Director Finance: Atlanta GA (covered States of Alabama and Georgia)

Faculties and Procurement: Wichita Division (state of Kansas and Eastern Colorado)

Postmaster: Shawnee Mission and Leavenworth

WARNING:  This path can be very hard on the family, but my wife stayed with me and we celebrate number 54 this year.  We have one son David J who lives in Connecticut.

Dave has been a Rotarian since 1990 in five different clubs [Shawnee Mission, Johnson County, Leavenworth, West Sedgwick County Sunrise, and West Wichita].  He is Past President of the Leavenworth and Sunrise Club.   He is currently serving as Global Grant Chair for District 5680.

Military Service- Kansas National Guard, US Army Reserve (1970-1976)  US Marine Reserve (1983-1988)

Past Speakers
Bob Neier
May 17, 2022 12:00 PM
Kansas Barns
Jaime Prothro, Director of Libraries
May 10, 2022 12:00 PM
Wichita Public Library
May 2022
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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
  • Heidi Bowen
    May 6
  • Dave Abbott
    May 20
  • Mark Chamberlin
    May 21
  • Randy Bowles
    May 28
Join Date:
  • Dave Abbott
    May 1, 1990
    32 years
  • Terry Finger
    May 8, 2003
    19 years
  • Rod Brown
    May 14, 2019
    3 years
  • Diana Fredelake
    May 15, 2012
    10 years
  • Joey Timmer
    May 15, 2012
    10 years
  • Kandace Day
    May 17, 2018
    4 years