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
PDG Andrea Krauss
Nov 24, 2020 12:00 PM
“Doing Good in the World through Rotary”

Andrea graduated from Kansas State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Agricultural Economics.  After graduation, she worked in the tax division of Arthur Andersen & Co. in Kansas City for three years, during which time she became a Certified Public Accountant. 

Andrea then moved back to Manhattan, KS and began working for DPRA Incorporated, a government contractor with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada and headquartered in Manhattan, while also working tax seasons for Varney & Associates, CPAs.  During this time, she earned a Master of Business Administration from KSU and taught Business Strategy as an adjunct professor at KSU.

In 2002, Andrea returned to her hometown of Russell, KS to take her current position of Secretary/Treasurer at John O. Farmer, Inc., an oil and gas producer with operations throughout central and western Kansas.  She is the Chairman-Elect of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association, serves on its Executive Committee as the Finance Committee Chairman, and also as the Federal and State Tax Committee Chairman, and was the 2015 recipient of the KIOGA President’s Leadership Award. 

Andrea is currently serving as Chairman of the board of trustees of the Sunflower Foundation, a statewide health foundation.  Additionally, she is on the boards of Russell Development, Inc., Russell PRIDE, Inc. and the Beta Upsilon of Gamma Phi Beta House Corporation at Kansas State University.  She also serves on the Russell Co. 4-H Program Development Committee and the St. John Lutheran Church Council. 

Previously, Andrea served on the USD 407 School Board for 4 ½ years and the Russell County Hospital Board for 8 ½ years, serving as Chairman for the last three of those years.  She was heavily involved with the formation of and served as Treasurer of Waudby & Co. Clothiers, a community-owned women’s clothing boutique.  Andrea has also served as Chairman of the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce, President of the Rotary Club of Russell, Assistant Governor of Rotary District 5670, Governor of Rotary District 5670, Chairman of the 2018 Rotary Heartland PETS, Co-Chairman of the Rotary District 5680 Merger Committee, and Facilitator at the 2019 Rotary Zone 25b/29 Institute.  She has traveled to Panama, Guatemala, and Ecuador on Rotary service trips.

Andrea was a member of the 2019 class of Leadership Kansas. She was a 2019 recipient of the Rotary District 5680 Service Above Self Award.   In 2016, she was the recipient of the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. 

Andrea lives on her family’s farm southwest of Russell, along with her husband, Tom, who farms and ranches with her father.  Her family raises registered Hereford and Angus cattle and produces wheat and grain sorghum.  Andrea and Tom have one daughter, Katherine, who is a junior at Kansas State University.

Past Speakers
Dr. Mike Ludlow
Nov 17, 2020 12:00 PM
"Covid-19 Update and WWFP"
Richard Zahn
Nov 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Molecules to Medicines: Trends, technology and how do we pay?
November 2020
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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:
  • Dan Kreis
    November 5
  • Jacob Beckman
    November 13
  • Scott Hinderliter
    November 18
  • Michael Ludlow
    November 20
Join Date:
  • Angela Malley
    November 19, 2019
    1 year
  • Colby Reynolds
    November 25, 2008
    12 years