American Red Cross community volunteers Jen Griffin (left, in green above) and Deb Brinegar (right) visited our club today. Deb Brinegar serves on the board of the American Red Cross and is also a Community Volunteer Leader (CVL). Deb belongs to the Rotary Club of East Wichita and talked to club members about why she is very passionate about the American Red Cross and how much the goals of the two organizations are aligned.
Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers visited the Rotary Club of Andover on November 4, 2021 and talked to members about what the Kansas State Treasurer's office does. Some members also found they had unclaimed money.
City Manager Jenny McCausland and Fire Chief Chad Russell Speak to Club Members About Sales Tax Proposal
On October 28, 2021 Andover City Manager Jenny McCausland and Fire Chief Chad Russell visited our club to speak to members about the sales tax proposal. The city is requesting a temporary 1% tax increase that would end no greater than eight years. The primary projects proposed to be funded include:
1. The building and equipping of the new Fire Station #2 at the corner of Minneha Avenue and Andover Road
2. The remodel of the existing Fire Station #1
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.