Aug 31, 2021 12:00 PM
“FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab Program”
“FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab Program”

Our meeting today will be held at

WSU Tech, 4004 N. Webb Road

We will enjoy a box lunch then hear about their FutureMaker Learning Lab

About the presentation: In this program we will introduce and tour an innovative program through WSU Tech called the FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab.  This program was created in 2017 to introduce middle/high school, and GED students across the state to technical careers that are in high-demand.  We travel to schools both face-to-face and virtually to deliver engaging high-tech demonstrations that get students thinking about what they want to do during high-school and beyond.  Some of your kids may have even been through our program or seen us at a community STEM event.  For more information on this program check us out at!

About the speaker: Shea currently serves at WSU Tech as the Director of the Career & Tech Ed STEM Lab, or more widely known as the FutureMaker Lab.  This program serves middle/high school and GED seeking students with options for high-demand technical careers and how to train for them.  He is also a mentor at GoCreate Makerspace, and teaches classes in Design, 3D printing, laser cutting, and large format printing.

Shea completed the CMD Master Certificate in Project Management. That step lead him to complete the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from PMI.  Shea actively utilizes his project management knowledge in his current director role to expand the FutureMaker Lab Program.

Shea’s passion is aviation, receiving his pilot license at the age of 17, and going on to earn his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering with minors in math and crash investigation.  Since moving to Wichita Shea has worked for several local aviation companies.

Shea received his Master’s of Business Administration from WSU. During his time at WSU he led the first team of technology transfer research students as WSU Ventures Tech Transfer Office was formed.

Shea was honored as a “40 Under 40” by the Wichita Business Journal in 2020 for his community efforts.   He has completed many hours of volunteer service designing and constructing exhibits and demonstrations for Exploration Place. He recently managed a short project to turn the whole museum into a Rube Goldberg Machine! Additional community service efforts include Wichita Rotary Club board member, and past board member of the former Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW).

MEETING NOTE: Masks are not required (as of now) but are encouraged. However, you WILL need a mask to enter the Future Maker Lab (the trailer that goes to the schools) if you want to see what’s in there and how it’s used. 
Be sure to refer to the e-mail sent to you with the map on where to park and enter the building.
Sep 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Lunch and Entry complex Tour
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2021-22 Rotary International Theme
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Our club will meet at the Zoo in the Poet Gazebo. We will have a boxed lunch then tour the new Entryway to the zoo (we won't be venturing out past the entrance).  There will be a Wine Dinner Committee Meeting immediately following our club meeting.
Report by Jodi Besthorn

Thanks to club members who participated in the “Extra Effort” supplies for Lawrence Elementary school. More than $400 worth of back packs, socks, underwear, crayons, and markers were delivered to the school. KUDOS to WWRC!!!

Members assisting were: Dave Abbott, Mark Chamberlin, Lori Taylor, Alan Sands, Rod Brown, Ed Frey, Dan Kreis, Sharon West, Jack Flesher, Brian Goudie, Randy Bowles, and Jodi Besthorn.


Last meeting: 64% 
Membership: 59
Last year: 52% (zoom only meeting)
Membership: 60
Mike Ludlow (son) - brought by Mike Ludlow
HOLIDAY RAFFLE: Dan Kreis won $9. Proceeds from the raffle are used to purchase groceries for needy families at Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas.
August STAR Class Attendance: Mark Hansen, Scott Hinderliter, Heidi Bowen, John Mosley, Roger Bowles, Jack Flesher, Rod Brown, Mindy Wagner, Dave Abbott and Ed Frey.
Bob Benson................... September 2
Our club will have a booth at the
Wichita Business Expo on Thursday, September 23, to promote membership in our Rotary club. We will need at least 2 members per two hour shift, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We still have a few slots left!
Make reservations to attend this year's Annual Wine Dinner Fundraising Event on Saturday, October 9, Newman University. $75 per person or $550 for a Table of 8. Reservations can be made through Diane Walker, to avoid extra processing fees, our preferred payment method: cash or check made payable to West Wichita Charitable Foundation. Ask Kandace Day about sponsorship opportunities or if you have any auction items, contact Colin McKenney.