Konza Rotarians, Welcome!
Tick Tock! Don’t forget to pay your dues by 5/31/23! 
The board is excited to present a new dues format this year.  Any questions regarding these changes may be directed to Memory Buffington,, and Michelle Sink,
THE STALKING HAS BEGUN… If you are not planning to renew your membership please let one of us know and we will stand down.
All dues should be paid through our website, . Or by check given to Memory.
To Do List:
VOTE for KONZA THE BEST CIVIC ORGANIZATION in the Manhattan Mercury Reader’s Choice Awards!   (UNDER SERVICES)
Update your information, pretty please! Andy sent out an email through club runner requesting members without phone numbers to be updated. If you have changed address, jobs, or phone numbers, please hop into ClubRunner through the website and update your information. OR email it to me and I can update it for you.
What is your shirt size?? We are ordering new shirts to promote our club! Tell us what size you wear! Anyone who responds by 5/31 will be guaranteed their size.
Check out the website!
Upcoming Events: (Sign-ups at bottom of newsletter)
5/27 Bill Snyder ½ Marathon Volunteers
6/7 Joint Social with The Manhattan Rotary Club at Colbert Hills-$10 pp to help cover the cost of food. Cash bar. Guests are no extra charge.
6/19 Rotary Golf Fundraiser at Manhattan Country Club
6/27 Common Table (Need 5 Volunteers)
7/25 Common Table (Need 7 Volunteers)
10/12-14 District Conference in Topeka
Date TBD Map Painting at Northview
May Cup Collection is CASA 
May 26, 2023
Jun 02, 2023 7:15 AM
State of the City
Jun 09, 2023 7:15 AM
Update on Tuttle Creek State Park
Jun 16, 2023 7:15 AM
Water Matters Day
Jun 23, 2023 7:15 AM
Konza Rotary Year in Review/President Transition
Jun 30, 2023
No Meeting
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Meeting Responsibilities
6/2 Greeter
Salmans, Josh
6/9 Greeter
Say, Travis
6/16 Greeter
Hutchinson, Andy
6/23 Greeter
Sell, Richard
Upcoming Events
Bill Snyder Half Marathon Race
May 27, 2023
6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Joint Social with The Manhattan & Konza Rotary
Colbert Hills Club House
Jun 07, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PR Committee Meeting
Tallgrass Taphouse
Jun 08, 2023
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Konza Board Meeting
Jun 09, 2023
8:10 AM - 9:00 AM
Golf Tournament
Manhattan Country Club
Jun 19, 2023 12:00 PM
PR Committee Meeting
Tallgrass Taphouse
Jul 13, 2023
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Konza Board Meeting
Jul 14, 2023
8:10 AM - 9:00 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Hatesohl
May 7
Chris Brandt
May 11
Susan Hammond
May 15
Gary Aufdemberge
May 20
Jared Hayes
May 31
Join Date
Janet Nichols
May 3, 2019
4 years
Ryan Hamel
May 4, 2018
5 years
Gary Aufdemberge
May 8, 2020
3 years
Mark Rose
May 8, 2015
8 years
Jared Hayes
May 10, 2022
1 year
Broderick Frey
May 21, 2021
2 years
Scott Olesky
May 24, 2007
16 years
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
In Person meets at the Manhattan Country Club on THURSDAYS (thanks Rich!!), from 12:00-1:00pm. Lunch opens at 11:30am and costs $12.
You do NOT need to RSVP if you are not eating.
  • May 25 - Brian McCornack, Friends of Konza Prairie/KSU Entomology Department Update
  • June 1 - Michael Gassman, Community Meals
  • June 8 - Matt Goss, Tattoo cover ups for human trafficking survivors
  • June 15 - Brian Peete, Director, Riley County Police Department Update
  • June 22 - Katie Pawlosky, National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Overiew/Update
  • June 29 - Steven Graham/Mitzi Richards, Rotarian of the Year, Blue & Gold Awards, Passing of the Gavel
To join the Meeting by ZOOM:
Meeting ID: 873 8749 9653
Passcode: 280408
CAAHT (Community Action Against Human Trafficking) Club Meetings
Meetings are at 12:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month by zoom. For more information contact Sharon Sullivan or Patti Mellard,
Rotaract Meetings at KSU
  • Meetings are over for Spring semester; they will resume in the Fall.
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May Cup Collection: CASA (Venmo @Konza-RotaryMHK or mail your check to Konza Rotary Club, PO Box 1605, Manhattan, KS 66505)