Oct 19, 2021 12:00 PM
2021-22 District 5680 Governor


Dr. Fred C. Heismeyer is District 5680 Governor and a member in the East Wichita Club. Fred has served as Club President in 2016-17 and District Trainer of District 5690. He has been honored with the district “Service Above Self” award jointly with his wife, Joyce, and the club’s “Service Above Self” and “Rotarian of the Year” awards. Fred and Joyce have been active Rotarians at the club and district levels for many years. Fred began his Rotary career in 1997 as a member of the Springdale (Arkansas) Club where he was a board member; moved to the Iola, Kansas club in 2009 where he served as President-Elect before the couple’s move to Wichita in 2011.

As a Global Human Performance Coach/Owner of Career Dimensions, Fred has focused on team/leadership training and worked with education, business, industry, banking, health care and not-for-profit organizations worldwide. He has been an adjunct faculty member with Webster, Baker, and Friends universities and an instructor at Allen County Community College. Fred has taught in China and Ghana; as well as facilitated training in Poland through the USAID program.

Fred holds a doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, a master’s degree from Emporia State University and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University. He is past president of the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development chapter and former board member of the NWA Society of Human Resource Management and the Arkansas College Personnel Association. Fred worked for 15 years as a university student affair professional in a variety of capacities. Joyce and Fred are committed to community service. Fred is a past national president of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, served as vice president of the Board of Governors of the Up with People International Alumni Association, and a past president of Springdale, Arkansas Habitat for Humanity chapter.

Fred and Joyce have been married for 41 years. Joyce recently retired from a career in health care administration. The couple has provided foster care for children, enjoy traveling, active in their church and share a love of dogs.

Oct 26, 2021 12:00 PM
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The BOARD will meet with District Governor Heismeyer in Banquet Room 1 at Rolling Hills Country Club at 11:15 a.m. before today's club meeting.
World Polio Day (October 24) provides an opportunity to highlight global efforts toward a polio-free world and honor the tireless contributions of those on the frontlines in the fight to eradicate polio from every corner of the globe. 
Last meeting: 63% 
Membership: 60
Last year: 55%
Membership: 60
DeAnn Sullivan ................................................. Sunrise Rotary
Stephanie Flaming .................................. guest of Vern Klassen
Kimber Johannsen ...................................... guest of Lori Taylor
HOLIDAY RAFFLE: Allan Sands won $2. This week, if the Ace is drawn, the pot will be worth over $122. Proceeds from the Raffle are used to purchase groceries for those in need.
ROTARY AWARENESS WINNER: Phil Michel won tickets to Botanica.
DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR ROTARY PIN OR SOME TYPE OF ROTARY APPAREL! If you have it on at our club meetings, you have a chance of having your name drawn and winning a fabulous prize! Who wants to miss out on that?! 
NOTICE: STAR Class will be held  on October 26 (instead of October 19) in the Mulligan room at RHCC.
The 4-Way Test of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Pictures provided by Vern Klassen & Randy Bowles
Originally scheduled for last Tuesday, the rain delayed this project for a day but a crew of our members got it done! Our thanks goes to Randy Bowles, Mindy Wagner, Scott Hinderliter, Vern Klassen, Rod Brown and DeAnn Sullivan!
Lawrence Elementary Family Fun Night Rotary Booth
Pictures provided by Randy Bowles
Thanks to Jodi Besthorn (project organizer), Jon Roper, Joey Timmer & Randy Bowles for working our club's booth at the Lawrence Family Fun Night last Thursday Night! (notice the nice playground map that was repainted by our club members in August)
We need one more pair of volunteers to purchase and deliver groceries this month. You can choose a time that is  convenient for you and the selected family any time during this month. Gift cards are provided for the grocery purchase. Please sign up at the meeting or e-mail Diane if you can help. 
Member Birthdays
Christy Barnett
October 4
June Costin
October 4
Diana Fredelake
October 24
Nancy Chadick
October 24
Vern Klassen
October 30
Organized by Jon Roper
Being the only birthday celebrant in September, Bob Benson won the right to name a charity to receive a donation. Bob chose Envision and we raised $135 to send to them.