Jenny Shipman, Alzheimer's Association Program Director, talked to club members about the things that we can do now to reduce our risk of cognitive decline such as exercising, socializing, eating a healthy diet, and learning something new. It's never too late to adopt healthy habits. Jenny gave the advice of starting now, starting small, engaging others, and making it fun.
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.
Bev Harstine, Co-Director and CEO of Wichita's Littlest Heroes, spoke to our Club on March 14th. It was inspiring to hear about the different ways they offer support to their families. (Also pictured: Club President Alison Couey)
BJ Hunt with Walnut River Brewing spoke to the Club on March 8th. He covered how the brewery, which has been around for 5 years, got started. Walnut River Brewing is one of our featured breweries at Haus of Brews!
On March 1st, we celebrated Tony Durano being named a Paul Harris Society member. Tony embodies the values of Rotary and is an excellent example of what Rotary represents. Also pictured President Tom Taylor.
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.