Welcome to Rotary District 5710 - Eastern Kansas

 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back. Our District is comprised of 43 clubs in Eastern Kansas, with over 2100 members. Find a Club in Eastern Kansas.
Save the Date! 
 
This year’s District Conference, “Building Champions, Changing Lives”, will be held on September 22 – 24, 2022 at Lenexa City Center’s Hyatt Place!  The event will include a Thursday evening social through downtown Shawnee’s many great local breweries and restaurants, a Friday filled with fantastic programming and opportunities for networking, brainstorming, and inspiration, and a Saturday of service. 
 
District Team Seminar Training 2022 was a great success!  One hundred Rotarians registered. Thank you to DG Stephanie Meyer, our guest speaker, the Rotary panel and all attendees. Your participation made this half day training opportunity engaging, fun, and purposeful. Of course, the complimentary brunch and beverages (to include Bloody Marys and Mimosas) added to the success! 
 
As folks checked in, Rotarians who are not Paul Harris Fellows had an opportunity to submit their name to win a Paul Harris Fellow. The lucky lady was: Andrea Law, Konza Rotary Club!
 
DG Stephanie welcomed everyone and helped set the stage by reinforcing that this year’s Rotary International theme Imagine Rotary challenges us to embrace change.
 
This year’s Team Seminar focused on Change Management. We explored and applied the eight steps of the John P. Kotter Change Management Model to assist us in making how we Imagine Rotary become lasting transformations.
 
Our guest speaker, Mr. Billy Miller (Department of Command and Leadership , U.S. Army Command and General Staff College) addressed the first three steps of the Kotter model: Creating a Sense of Urgency; Creating a Guiding Coalition; and Developing a Vision. Participants then spent time with their table group identifying a needed change and answering questions related to the first three steps of the model. Table groups then volunteered to share discussion points with the group at large.
 
Our Rotary Panel members were Jason Camis (Public Image), Chuck Udell (Membership), and John Donovan (Foundation).   They addressed the next three steps of the model: Communicate the Vision; Eliminate Obstacles/Challenges; and Create Short Term Wins. They discussed these steps in relation to their individual panel role. Table groups then volunteered to share discussion points with the group at large.
 
District Trainers, DeEtte and Ellen summarized the last two steps of the Kotter Model: Build on Changes and Anchor the Changes in Your Culture.
Before closing, the group was entertained and inspired by an Evan Burrell video on Public Image.
 
It was a Saturday well spent. Thanks to everyone in attendance. We all came away with useful nuggets to help us manage change in Rotary and in our professional and personal lives as well! 
 
Yours in Rotary,
DeEtte Lombard and Ellen Bogdan
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DG Stephanie Meyer
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