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
Gary Steed, Executive Director
Aug 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards & Training

"Police Reform in Kansas"

Gary Steed began his law enforcement career as a patrolman with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office in 1974.   Steed worked his way up through all ranks until being elected Sheriff in 2000.  He served two terms as Sheriff, retiring in 2008.  Steed then worked as a program manager for the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) until December 2010 and then as an investigator for the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (KSCPOST) before being appointed Executive Director in April of 2012.  Director Steed served as a KSCPOST Commissioner during his tenure as Sedgwick County Sheriff.

Gary earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University.  He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, the Southern Police Institute, the Nationals Sheriffs Institute, and both the FBI and FBI Central States Law Enforcement Executive development programs.

Gary served two terms as a board member for the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).  He is a life member of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, the Kansas Peace Officers Association, and the Kansas Sheriffs Association, having served as President of that organization in 2007.  He is very proud to have been named the Wichita Crime Commission’s Criminal Justice Professional of the year in 2013.  In 2019 he was awarded the Clarence M. Kelley lifetime achievement award by his peers at the Kansas and Western Missouri Chapter of the FBI National Academy Association.  Gary also served for four years as the Honorary Chair of the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Past Speakers
Brandon Gaide, Sevenfold Consulting
Jul 27, 2021 12:00 PM
"Making Strategy Sexy Again"
Sergeant Edward D Brower & KEEPER
Jul 20, 2021 12:00 PM
Meet Keeper the Clydesdale and learn about the WPD Mounted Unit
July 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:
  • Pam Chambers
    July 7
  • John Oswald
    July 8
  • Kandace Day
    July 8
  • Angela Malley
    July 11
  • Phil Michel
    July 11
  • Terry Finger
    July 11
  • Brian Goudie
    July 16
  • Mindy Wagner
    July 18
  • Gregg Greenwood
    July 19
  • John Mosley
    July 19
  • Robert Bundy
    July 22
  • Monty Allen
    July 25
  • Marvin Fisher
    July 26
  • Lori Taylor
    July 28
  • Sean Babjak
    July 31
Join Date:
  • Bob Goebel
    July 7, 1987
    34 years
  • John Mosley
    July 7, 1987
    34 years
  • Mark Chamberlin
    July 7, 1987
    34 years
  • Michael Ludlow
    July 7, 1987
    34 years
  • Michael Phipps
    July 7, 1987
    34 years
  • Phil Michel
    July 7, 1987
    34 years
  • Roger Bowles
    July 7, 1987
    34 years
  • Stan Krehbiel
    July 19, 2011
    10 years