Tony White from the Augusta Flight Center spoke to the Club about the different programs they have available for anyone who wants to learn to fly. And it was rewarding to see a business supporting it's local communities!
Jeff Peier spoke to the Club about Bike MS: Flint Hills on 08/08/2019. The event will be held on September 7th starting and ending in Augusta. It benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. They are still lookin gfor volunteers and bikers for that day!
The Andover Central Kindness Club was one of the recipients for the Rotary Club of Andover Mini Grant. The Club is located at the Andover Central High School and ranges from freshman to seniors. They currently have 22 members. The Club used the funds from their grant to purchase fleece and created 23 fleece blankets that they donated to the Salvation Army to benefit the homeless. The Club presented the process they went through to make the blankets and how impactful the project was to everyone in their Club.
Melani Kliewer and Susan Harsh from Rainbows United spoke today about the services they provide to the community. We also discussed the Rainbows Run happening in Augusta on May 4th.
DeAnn Sullivan (Rotary Club of West Wichita) recently visited India as part of an End Polio Now immunization campaign. She presented about polio and the importance to keep working towards making every country polio free. She recapped her trip that she took with 30 other Rotarians from 4 countries.
Speaker Clint Randolph had many interesting facts and stories to share about this life with the Club on Thursday. Clint’s 39 year aviation career has spanned the Globe: he has visited 147 different countries. While in the Air Force he was based in Texas twice, Japan, Illinois, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. As a Corporate Pilot he was based in Houston, Dubai, Spain, and his home state of California. Clint has over 7,800 flying hours in 14 different types of Aircraft.
One of our newest members, Dr. Christiane Smith, spoke to the Club today along with founding member Mark Owens. Mark shared his wisdom regarding insurance plans and the different options available to consumers while Dr. Smith introduced her practice to the group.
On Thursday, July 13th Chief of Police Mike Keller spoke to the Club to give an update about the Andover Police Department. Before his presentation, he had the privilege of presenting a check in the amount of $7,299 from the City of Andover. This check was from the involvement the Club had during the Clint Black Summer Concert. The Rotary Club of Andover served beer during the concert. These funds will be used to help support local organizations and projects in the Andover area.