Club news for Feb. 10, 2019 - Manhattan Mercury


Duplicate Bridge Club

Kathleen Oldfather and Dianne Childs won the Manhattan Duplicate Bridge Club game Feb. 4. Linda Schottler and Mory Mort were second, and Ellen Hoover and Judy Hildreth

were third. In flight B, Graham Rose and Larry Lord were the winners. Pam Bales and Becky McKibbin were second, and Pam Barta and Judy Salem were third. The club meets at the Seniors Center at 1 p.m. each Monday and invites all bridge players. For partnerships, call Becky at 785-539-7818.

Manhattan Rotary Club

President John Armbrust reminded members of the Rotary Leadership Institute in Manhattan Mar. 30-31. George Ham and other members have provided funding for attendance so that many members may attend. The Rotaract Club seeks additional mentor applications and their next meeting is Feb. 10. District 5710 annual conference is April 26-27 at the new CYRUS Hotel in Topeka. January cup money is for the Flint Hills Foster Teen Camp. Greeters were Chris Bailey and Robbin Cole. One guest was introduced. President John presented two formal proclamations: one to C. Clyde Jones on his 60th anniversary as a member of this Rotary Club, and one to Donald Rathbone for his 90th birthday. Phil Howe was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow +5 pin for his donations to the Rotary Foundation.

Mike Dodson introduced the speaker, city manager and fellow Rotarian in the Konza Club, Ron Fehr. Ron spoke about city developments and improvements over the last couple of years. He mentioned were the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility, the early repayment of STAR bonds for the southeast downtown and conference center development with the Flint Hills Discovery Center; plans for a major re-development of the Aggieville area including growth in parking; a coming new Courtyard by Marriott; consideration of solutions to flooding of the Wildcat Creek area; parks and recreation improvements; and expansion of the Conference Center.

In honor of the speaker, the book “Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away” will be given to Woodrow Wilson School. The Holiday Inn Appreciation went to Preston Schotte.

Solar Kiwanis

The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis Club met at noon on Feb. 4 at the Little Apple Brewing Company with 17 members and five guests present. President Chad Tepe led the meeting. Doug Ackley led the song “America,” Larry Williams led the pledge to the United States flag and Brian Fehr gave the invocation. The guests were Manhattan High School Key Club President Elizabeth Holmes, Key Club District Secretary Tejaswi Shrestha, Key Club Lt. Gov. Dru Dugan, and the MHS Key Club Institutional Advisor Lisa Julian, and the speaker for the day, Rhonna Hargett. President Chad Tepe presented Lisa Julian with an honorary membership in the Solar Kiwanis Club and a pin identifying her as institutional advisor. Jim Bach announced that the area History Contest will be at Marlatt Elementary School on Feb. 16. Kansas District Mid-Year Conference will be March 1-2 in Hays.

Karl Dean Introduced Rhonna Hargett of the Manhattan Public Library. Hargett spoke of the many services of the library. She spoke of the new Teen Center and she also reported 1,000 people a day come to the Manhattan Library. Hargett also spoke about the number of students from Kansas State University because of the fire at Hale Library.

The program for Solar Kiwanis on Feb. 11 will be introduced by Doug Denning and will be Vern Hendricks from the Manhattan Community Foundation.

The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis Club meets every Monday at noon at the Little Apple Brewing Company. Guests and prospective members are always welcome. Advance reservations are not necessary.

VFW Auxiliary

The auxiliary welcomed two new members, Vicki Russell and Betty Schneweiss.

Julie motioned to be reimbursed for supplies to make posters for the Young American Patriotic Art Award to be displayed in local high schools, color copied applications, and plastic sheet protectors for new secretary’s book. Marilyn seconded. Motion passed.

Kent motioned the group provide refreshments for the Welcome Home ceremony for the 538 Transport Reserve Unit from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 in Church basement. Pat seconded. Motion passed.

The next meeting will be 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at Pat Patterson’s home.

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