Jul 27, 2021 12:00 PM
"Making Strategy Sexy Again"

Most leaders have a clear vision of where they want their organizations to go.  But getting there is often tedious and dispiriting, leading to unmotivated employees and underwhelming results.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.  Strategy can have more life than a binder or a Gantt chart.  Brandon will explore how strategy can be profoundly invigorating, calling out the best in people, and producing sustained hope, purpose, and growth.  

Brandon Gaide leads a strategy and innovation consultancy called Sevenfold, in partnership with Hutton.  He helps organizations transform and grow by unlocking employees’ genius and creativity.  He has consulted for a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing to banking to non-profits.  A former ordained Presbyterian pastor, he holds an MBA from Indiana University, an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a BA from the University of Texas.  He has lived in five foreign countries, learned and forgotten four languages, has two daughters, two Vizslas, and one wife.  Brandon and his family have lived in Wichita for four years. 


Aug 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards & Training
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Last week's meeting....
Congratulations to Nancy Chadick (New PHF), John Oswald (PHF +2) and Lori Taylor (New PHF) for their contributions to The Rotary Foundation.  
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The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
SPEAKER: Sergeant Edward Brower 
We got to hear about the WPD Mounted Unit and meet Keeper, Sgt. Brower's Clydesdale.
Rotary Club of West Wichita
Annual Wine Dinner Fundraising Event
October 9, 2021
Newman University ~ Dugan-Gorges Conference Center
Proceeds from this annual fundraising event are channeled through our club's West Wichita Charitable Foundation to fund projects such as: books for 1st graders at Lawrence & Benton Elementary Schools, HS scholarships, groceries for those in need throughout the school year and during the holidays, Interact, gift cards to teachers, map paintings and more!
There are many opportunities for EVERYONE in our club to be involved with this event! 
  • Bring a bottle (or more!) of wine to any of our Tuesday club meetings to donate
  • Be a GOLD or SILVER Sponsor
  • Offer to help with preparations
  • Provide Auction prizes
  • Make reservations to attend the event
  • Invite others
WDFE Committee: Colin McKenney, DeAnn Sullivan, Randy Bowles, Mark Chamberlin, Michael Phipps, Kandace Day, Ed Frey, Rod Brown, Diana Fredelake, Joey Timmer, Mike Ludlow, Diane Walker.
There will be a Committee meeting
following today's meeting.
Heidi Bowen
I have lived in Wichita all my life. I went to Friends University where I met my husband, Scott of nearly 20 years. We have three young children, Jack, Joy and Jenna. I am very involved in my church community through missions as well as the music and children's ministries.  Before I began my career at Edward Jones, I was an educator with USD 259 for seven years, instructing students who knew little to no English. I believe this background helped me prepare for my role as a financial advisor. Finances can be a whole new "language" for people, and to some, it can be extremely overwhelming.  My father (David Weber) was a Rotarian for this club for many years and I am honored to be his legacy and do what he loved - helping people.
Heidi was inducted as a new member at  last week's meeting.
Last meeting: 69% 
Membership: 59
Last year: 47% (zoom only meeting)
Membership: 60
HOLIDAY RAFFLE: Dr. Mike Ludlow won $4 last week.  If an Ace is drawn this week, the pot will be worth over $278.  There are 8 cards left in the deck with 1 Ace. Proceeds from the raffle are used to purchase groceries for needy families at Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas.
July STAR Class attendance: Jodi Besthorn, Mark Hansen, Scott Hinderliter, Roger Bowles, Dave Abbott, Bob Goebel, Jack Flesher, Wade West. The next STAR class will be held August 17 and the topic will be "Membership & Public Relations".
Member Birthdays
7 - Pam Chambers 
8 - Kandace Day 
8 - John Oswald
11 - Terry Finger
11 - Phil Michel
16 - Brian Goudie
18 - Mindy Wagner
19 - Gregg Greenwood
19 - John Mosley
22 - Bob Bundy
25 - Monty Allen
26 - Marv Fisher
28 - Lori Taylor
31 - Sean Babjak
This week's birthdays are in RED.
The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
2021-22 Rotary International Theme