Jan 12, 2021 12:00 PM

Today's meeting will be ZOOM-only 

Committees will have a break-out session to meet and discuss plans for the last half of our Rotary year.

Jan 19, 2021
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Rotary Club of West Wichita
Club Service
Kandace Day – Chair, Sean Babjak, Mark Chamberlin, Marv Fisher, Dan Kreis, Bob Nelson, John Oswald, Colby Reynolds, Rita Rowlen, DeAnn Sullivan, Sharon West
Community Service
Allan Sands – Chair, Jacob Beckman, Roger Bowles, Bob Broeckelman, Rod Brown, Bob Bundy, Terry Gardner, Vern Klassen, Mike Ludlow, Colin McKenney, Tony Morrow, Zella Newberry, Bruce Pearson, Dustin Riley, Jon Roper, Lori Taylor, Ann Welborn
Vocational Service
Pam Chambers – Chair, Dave Abbott, Terry Finger, Scott Hinderliter, Angela Malley, Brian Turney
International Service
Mark Hansen – Chair, June Costin, Diana Fredelake, Ed Frey, Brian Goudie, Ken Hays, Maurice Linnens, Michael Phipps
Monty Allen – Chair, Bob Benson, Jack Flesher, Bob Goebel, Brent Groves, Cindy Hand, Stan Krehbiel, Phil Michel, John Mosley, Pat Walden
Membership/Public Relations
Joey Timmer – Chair, Jodi Besthorn, Randy Bowles, Nancy Chadick, Gregg Greenwood, Shelli Kadel, Mindy Wagner, Wade West, Jamie Wise
Last Fall, Rod Brown shared an idea with the board about purchasing reusable bags to use when our club delivers groceries for our Monthly Grocery project, as well as, our Holiday groceries. He felt this would  serve as an awareness to the recipients of our club's involvement while promoting the Rotary name.  So, with the help of several others on the board, they set out to find a source to purchase these bags. As it ended up, Randy & Ronda Bowles identified a source  and Rod followed through to order and purchase the bags himself. 
Rod sent this description of the bags and this project: 
"The bag is 11” wide by 7”deep by 15” tall and will carry 30 pounds. They’re made from a synthetic material produced from recycled plastics. The Rotary gear logo is 4” in diameter, screened in white on a face pocket for cell phone or receipt. I have 100 bags with the intention of using one per household just to identify the grocery’s inside as a gift from Rotary. We do the good deed, but when we deliver the food there didn’t seem to be any identification that it was Rotary doing the community service. So when the subject of advertising came up in a board meeting in relation to recruiting, I thought this might help our brand recognition or at least raise the question from the logo: 
Who is Rotary? And that kinda bags up my bag story."


Starting next week, January 19, we will return to RHCC with a hybrid meeting.
Bookshelf Delivery Update: Since the Wichita schools were still deciding about having in-person classes, our bookshelf delivery has been postponed until next month. 
Congratulations to June Costin who is now officially retired as of January 7! June started at Butler Community College 23 years ago. She has been both Adjunct Faculty in several departments and now leaves as an Academic Advisor.  
STAR Class resumes next week, January 19, 11:30 a.m. at Rolling Hills Country Club. The topic this month is "Rotary International, District 5680 - Organization & Operation." 
We need shoppers for our Monthly Grocery project: January, February, March & May. Please contact Rod Brown (Project Chair) or Diane Walker if you are able to help any of these months. 
Our club rang bells for the Salvation Army in December. The project was organized by Vern Klassen who shared this report from The Salvation Army:
Your kettle shift raised $420.43 for The Salvation Army's programs and services. Every dollar you helped collect will fuel important services for individuals and families in crisis, through basic needs programs, disaster relief efforts, and so much more. Visit to read about the help available in your community.
Attendance: n/a
Membership: 60
Attendance: 45%
Membership: 61
Geri Appel - Downtown Rotary
Fred & Joyce Heismeyer - East Rotary
Member Birthdays
Rod Brown
January 3
Mark Hansen
January 9
Ed Frey
January 18
Patrick Walden
January 29
REMINDER: To be eligible for the birthday drawing, you need to attend at least one meeting during your birthday month: in-person or via zoom.