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Greetings Konza Rotarians!
 
Notes/Reminders: 
  • ATTENTION: Kimball Ave. now CLOSED west of Denison Ave.
    • Effective Monday, February 19, Kimball Avenue will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic west of Denison Avenue, to Tex Winter Drive/Grain Science Way, including the western approach.
    • The specific area of closure is between the Kansas State University rowing facility and the Denison/Kimball Avenue intersection. The official detour for Kimball will be south on College Avenue, then east on Claflin Avenue, then north on Denison. North-south traffic on Denison will remain in place through the intersection until mid-May, when the entire intersection will close for the summer after K-State graduation.
  • Interested in a service trip to Guatemala (April 13-21) as part of a Rotary International Global Grant? If so, contact Memory and/or Ben for additional information. 
  • Gathering for Good: Saturday, April 6th at the Lawrence DoubleTree, from 6:00-9:00 PM. Consider contributing to our SELF CARE basket for the silent auction. Items can be purchased via this Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/4BJ0YG49VUKG?ref_=wl_share
Kansas Leadership Center Opportunity:
District 5710 and the Kansas Leadership Center have partnered to offer the KLC Leadership Path sessions to Rotarians at no expense. The district has 25 spots available to be used for When Everyone Leads or Your Leadership Edge and five spots for Lead for Change. Register here: www.kansasleadershipcenter.org/the-klc-path, using the code: Rotary2024
 
Paul Harris Fellowship - Matching Opportunity:
Deb and Patrick Schaub are extending their Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) point matching program to support Rotarians interested in working towards their first PHF! For a $100 donation to the Rotary Foundation, Deb and Patrick will provide a match of 100 PH points. This applies to 36 Konza Rotarians. The matching challenge will run through the end of the current Rotary year, ending June 30, 2024. 
 
Do you have a program you would like to see? 
Fill out a form to contact the Program Committee at https://forms.gle/xm6pQd9DyLbjWybP9
 
Be sure to check the newsletter for your greeting day!
Assignments are alphabetical, by last name. If you are unable to greet on your assigned day, please trade with someone and let Kirk know. We ask that you arrive by 6:50 AM to help get the room in order. 
 
March Cup Collection is Green Apple Bikes.
 
 
Speakers
Mar 08, 2024
Wonder Workshop: Happenings for their 30 Year Anniversary
Mar 15, 2024
Spring Break
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Meeting Responsibilities
3/1/2024 Greeter
Buffington, Memory
 
3/8/2024 Greeter
Crabtree, Kirk
 
NO MEETING: 3/15/2024
 
3/22/2024 Greeter
Conley, John
 
3/29/2024 Greeter
Craghead, Logan
 
4/5/2024 Greeter
Crocker, Matt
 
4/12/2024 Greeter
Daveline, Dirk
 
4/19/2024 Greeter
Davis, Karen
 
4/26/2024 Greeter
Dittmar, Paul
 
Upcoming Events
Member Orientation
Tap House
Mar. 05, 2024 6:30 p.m.
 
Konza Board Meeting
Meadowlark
Mar. 08, 2024 8:10 a.m.
 
PR Committee Meeting
Tallgrass Taphouse
Mar. 14, 2024
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Common Table Service
First Presbyterian Church
Mar. 26, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
PR Committee Meeting
Tallgrass Taphouse
Apr. 11, 2024
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Konza Board Meeting
Meadowlark
Apr. 12, 2024 8:10 a.m.
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Crystal Bryant-Kearns
March 2
 
Join Date
Stephanie Peterson
March 4, 2016
8 years
 
Kenny Titus
March 6, 2020
4 years
 
Kevin Bryant
March 7, 2014
10 years
 
Lori Bishop
March 8, 2021
3 years
 
Kirk Crabtree
March 17, 2020
4 years
 
Dylan Kelsheimer
March 20, 2023
1 year
 
Dustin Thornton
March 25, 2022
2 years
 
Sladana Hudson
March 28, 2014
10 years
 
Manhattan Rotary Club Meetings
In Person meets at the Manhattan Country Club on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00pm. Lunch opens at 11:30am and costs $12. Please RSVP for lunch by Wednesday: https://manhattancc.surveysparrow.com/s/Rotary-Club/tt-deafc2.
You do NOT need to RSVP if you are not eating.
  • February 29 - Evan Grier, One Egg Group
  • March 7 - Ron Fehr, Manhattan City Manager, City Update
To join the Meeting by ZOOM:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87387499653?pwd=eVdYZ29zdDhnQ0MrZWVXMklPNC9IQT09
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 sharon.sullivan@washburn.edu or Patti Mellard, patti@keystaffing.com.
 
Rotaract Meetings at KSU and Interact Meetings at MHS
  • RotaractMarch 20, 6-7 PM: Volunteering with Manhattan Emergency Shelter Inc.
  • Interact on Instagram: @interact.club.of.mhs 
Additional Opportunities to Learn & Serve beyond Rotary:
(Requests beyond the activities coordinated by Konza Rotary.)
  • Flint Hills Volunteer Center
  • CASA is in desperate need of volunteers! 6-10 hours a month is all you need to change a child’s story. Children ages birth to 18 who are victims of child abuse and neglect are waiting for your voice. You don’t need any specific education or work experience to become a CASA, just a heart for youth and a desire to make a difference. Questions or want to sign up? Contact Jayme at
    jaymem@sunflowerchildrensco.org
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March Cup Collection: Green Apple Bikes (Venmo @Konza-RotaryMHK or mail your check to Konza Rotary Club, PO Box 1605, Manhattan, KS 66505)