Mar 09, 2021 12:00 PM

Lynn Rogers was sworn in as the 41st State Treasurer on January 4, 2021.

Lynn is a businessman, former State Senator, and former Wichita Board of Education president, who has been fighting for Kansas families for decades.

Lynn has more than 40 years of experience in banking, serving in a number of capacities for a variety of financial institutions. In 2016, he retired after spending over thirty years traveling Kansas as an agriculture banker assisting farmers and ranchers with financial planning and investment. He worked to provide more than $750 million in leasing and financing services to farmers, ranchers, and grain cooperatives. This experience has helped him understand the challenges Kansans face, especially those in rural communities and in the agricultural sector.

In 2001, Lynn was elected to the Wichita USD 259 Board of Education. He worked on behalf of the children and parents in Wichita serving as president or vice-president for seven of those years. Lynn also volunteered on his local Parent Teacher Organization and his local church.

Lynn was elected to the Kansas Senate in 2016. He represented the 25th Senate District, which includes parts of Wichita, from 2017 to 2019. During his time in the Senate, he served as the Ranking member of the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance and was a member of the Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs and the Senate Committee on Agriculture. He also served on the Legislative Post Audit Committee.

He went on to serve as Lieutenant Governor from 2019 to 2021. As Lieutenant Governor, Lynn was the head of the Office of Rural Prosperity. He focused on increasing opportunities in rural communities. He made significant progress in expanding broadband and housing opportunities in rural Kansas.

Lynn is a commonsense leader who has a passion for education and improving the lives of Kansas families. He has lived in Wichita for over 30 years with his wife, Kris. They have three adult children – Kyle, Kelsey, and Keegan – all of whom are graduates of Wichita public schools.

Mar 23, 2021 12:00 PM
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High School Scholarship applications are being accepted until April 2. Our club will award up to 3 Trade School Scholarships of $1,000 each for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Graduating seniors from our area west side schools who plan to attend a Kansas trade school
  • Proven involvement in school, church, and community activities
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.50 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher / administrator speaking to the quality of your work and study habits
  • Cannot be an immediate family relative of a member of the Rotary Club of West Wichita
Please pass this information along to people you know.
An application can be downloaded from our club website at:
Mark Hansen and his grocery shopping crew will meet at the Dillons store at Central & West at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 3 to purchase groceries then deliver to four families in need. We need a few more members to round out that crew so please sign up!
NOTE: we still need one more shopper for our March Monthly Groceries.
Pictured: Lawrence staff member, Roger Bowles, Ann Oliver (Lawrence Social Worker) Bob Goebel & Allan Sands.
Picture taken by Sharon West 
The bookshelves were delivered to Lawrence and Benton Elementary schools last Tuesday morning for the 1st grade teachers to hand out to their students. 
Jacob Beckman completed the Red Badge program to earn his Blue Badge which was presented to him at last week's meeting. Shown in the picture, Jacob's sponsor, John Mosley, congratulated him via zoom. 
Member Birthdays
Bob Broeckelman
March 28
Stan Krehbiel was the winner of the February birthday drawing  last week.
Member Attendance: 52% 
(23 in person + 8 on zoom)
Membership: 60
Member Attendance: 65%
Membership: 61
Eric Melgren (speaker) Downtown Rotary
Geri Appel - Downtown Rotary
HOLIDAY RAFFLE: Bob Goebel won $5.
Information from the ABC’s of Rotary
How do you describe the organization called “Rotary”? 
In 1976 the Rotary International Board of Directors was interested in creating a concise definition of the fundamental aspects of Rotary.  After numerous drafts, the committee presented this definition, which has been used ever since in various Rotary publications.
“Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.”
Those 31 words are worth remembering when someone asks, “What is a Rotary club?”