VOCATIONAL PROFILE - Rotary Club of West Wichita

Meets Tuesdays, 12:00 noon at
Rolling Hills Country Club,
223 S. Westlink
Rotary Club of West Wichita
P.O. Box 12064
Wichita, KS 67277
Rotary Club of West Wichita:
District 5690
Club # 24865
Chartered July 7, 1987
Executive Secretary &
Bulletin Editor: Diane Walker
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Rotary District 5690:
Rotary International: www.rotary.org
Club Industry Tour at
(don’t go to RHCC!)
Instructions: Parking will be in Lot 1 off Waterman on the Southeast corner of
the arena and you may enter through Entrance B. The meeting and lunch will
be in the Cox Lounge on the main concourse up the escalator. A staff member
will be at Entrance B to assist you. Following lunch, we will have a short
presentation by Downtown Rotarian, A.J. Boleski, General Manager, and tour by
West Wichita Rotarian, Kris Wheeler, Sales Manager. The buffet line will open
before noon so plan to go through the line when you arrive to allow time for the
presentation and tour.
Mark Hansen
General Manager
Resthaven Mortuary & Cemetery
We provide funeral and cemetery
services at the time of need and
availability to pre-arrange before
the time of need.
A.J. Boleski is the General Manager of INTRUST Bank Arena in
Wichita, KS, where he has served in that position for more than four
years. He works for SMG, a Philadelphia-based private management
company contracted by Sedgwick County to manage the15,000-seat
A.J. graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor Degree
of Business Administration in Marketing and Management, before joining
SMG at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, KS. He has since managed
the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WV and the Canton Civic
Center in Canton, OH.
NOTE: The purpose of our Vocational profiles are intended not as an advertisement but
rather an awareness so you can learn more about your fellow members. As the ABC's of
Rotary states: "Any use of the fellowship of Rotary as a means of gaining an advantage or
profit is contrary to the spirit of Rotary. On the other hand, if new or increased business
comes as a natural result of friendship that develops in Rotary… it is not and infringement
on the ethics of Rotary membership. The primary purpose of Rotary membership is to
provide each member with a unique opportunity to serve others, and membership is not
intended as a means for personal profit or special privileges."
He and his wife Katie are both originally from Kansas and relocated to
Wichita from Huntington, WV in July 2010. They have a six-year old
daughter, Ava and a 2-year old son, Alex. AJ is a member of Downtown
Rotary, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission, and serves on the
Executive Board for Go Wichita.
This is a time for clubs to develop their own literacy projects and raise
awareness of Rotarians’ efforts worldwide to eliminate illiteracy.
Special Notice and Reminder regarding Friendship
Exchange to Russia, May, 2015
March 10 Speaker: tba
March 17 Speaker: tba
No STAR Class in March due to Spring break
March 24 Speaker: tba
David Weber Extra Effort Awards – 1st grade
March 31 NO MEETING – 5th Tuesday
April 3
The Wichita Force outing
 The plan for two of the open slots for speakers this month is to have
the two candidates for Mayor speak so they will be scheduled after that
is determined at the March 3 primaries.
SSaavvee tthhee ddaatteess::
Annual Wine Dinner Event, April 18
DoubleTree by Hilton
Contact Greg Carr if you have Silent Auction donations
Rotary International Convention June 6-9, 2014
Sao Paolo Brazil
Taken from the ABC’s of Rotary
The Rotary International US-Russian Intercountry Committee has
organized a Friendship Exchange with the Russian districts for May,
2015, as was previously announced in the District newsletter. It is still
possible for District 5690 to send one or two participants, but anyone
wishing to participate should act immediately because of the time
necessary to procure visas.
The current itinerary contemplates departing the US for Moscow on May
6, arriving in Moscow on May 7. Commencing May 8, the itinerary
generally is fly from Moscow to Simferopol in Crimea on May 8. May 10
go to Krasnodar; May 13, go to Rostov on Don; May 16 to Volgograd;
May 19, fly to Moscow; May 22 fly or express train to St. Petersburg (the
express train is about 4 hours); then May 24 fly home from St.
Petersburg. Victory Day, May 9, is always a major observance in
Russia, and there is a war memorial being rededicated or restored in
Simferopol. At the end of the visit, in St. Petersburg, the delegation will
attend the District Conference for D2220, Western Russia. Estimated
cost is $4000 per person.
For more information, contact Kurt Harper, at 316-267-1281 or 316-3710796; or email at [email protected]
Happy Birthday!
Lynn Ungles ………………………………………….………………. March 5
Jon Madsen …………………………………………………..……… March 7
Zach Goudie ………………………………………… guest of Brian Goudie
Scott Nelson …………………….……………. introduced by Joey Timmer
Attendance & Membership Report
Last meeting: 56%
Membership: 62
Last year: 55%
Membership: 64
Happy Basket: $4.00
Scooter Bowl: $3.00
Make-up Credit Raffle Winner: Joey Timmer
Holiday Raffle: Lori Taylor won $4 in our drawing last week.
The Wichita Force ticket winners: Terry Finger & Tim Devine
With gratitude…
Dear Rotary Club~
Thank you so much for care of our Lawrence families. Many were helped
at Christmas because of your generosity! You are a blessing to our
school and to our families.
Thank you!
Ann Oliver (Social Worker) & Lawrence Elementary staff
Organized by Kris Wheeler
Friday, March 13, 6:00 p.m.
3700 E. Douglas, #100 in Clifton Square
Join us for a fun evening of beer, pizza and basketball! The Big 12
tournament semi-finals kick off at 6:00 p.m. followed by an 8:00 p.m.
game. We have a room reserved for Rotarians and friends. This is an
informal social so no reservations are required. There will be some
appetizers provided but food and drink are on your own. This is a great
opportunity for fellowship!
Ziggy's Pizza is a locally owned neighborhood pizza and sandwich pub. Located
in the heart of College Hill with a casual, fun dining atmosphere, great food,
drinks, and people. Ziggy's homemade pizzas are created with the perfect
combination of fresh ingredients and originality to satisfy your appetite.
Interact Dodgeball
Saturday, April 4th
9:00am to 1:00pm
Arrive: 8:30am
Maize High School
45th & 119th
Registration is $10 per player, payable the day of the event. Teams of up
to 10 players. Two female team members must start each game. Open
to high school and older. Contact Mark Hansen if you are interested in
playing OR contact Mike Suellentrop if you can provide prizes or a
Gary Huang, Taiwan
RI President
Jamie Anderson – TkFast, Inc.
Bob Benson – The Beta Group
Jodi Besthorn – Sedgwick County Extension
Paul Blissett – Auto Craft Collision Repair
Randy Bowles – JP Weigand Commercial Division
Roger Bowles – Thermal Trade Inc. (retired)
Dr. Bob Broeckelman – FCC Service (retired)
Robert Bundy – Robert Bundy Commercial Real Estate
Greg Carr – Carr Wealth Management, LLC
Nancy Chadick – Right Recruiting
Mark Chamberlin – Armstrong/Chamberlin
Dr. June Costin – Butler Community College
Tim Devine – City Print
Vernon Dolezal – High Touch Technologies
Roger Eastwood – Intrust Bank, Inc.
Terry Finger – Bank of the West
Marvin Fisher – SagePoint Financial, Inc.
Jack Flesher – Bever, Dye, LC (retired)
Diana Fredelake – The Media Source, Inc.
Ed Frey – FCC Services
Terry Gardner – Airparts Company, Inc.
Bob Goebel – Star Lumber & Supply Co. (retired)
Brian Goudie – Downing & Lahey Mortuary
Gregg Greenwood – PEC P.A. (retired)
Jim Grocholski – Welsey Rehabilitation Hospital
Brent Groves – Kanza Bank
Cindy Hand – Catholic Family Federal Credit Union
Mark Hansen – Resthaven Mortuary & Cemetery
Ken Hays – XPEDX (retired)
Augustine Iacopelli – W.S.U. – west campus
Shelli Kadel – Wichita Friends School (retired)
Vern Klassen – Interior Trends, Inc.
Stan Krehbiel – Salon Partners, LLC
Dan Kreis – Circle Consulting
Maurice Linnens – KS Truck Equipment Co., Inc.
Dr. Mike Ludlow – West Wichita Family Physicians
Leon Luntwitz – The Print Source, Inc.
Jon Madsen – Edward Jones
Colin McKenney – Starkey, Inc.
Phil Michel – Cessna Aircraft Company (retired)
Tony Morrow – USPS (retired)
John Mosley – Sheplers, Inc. (retired)
Dr. Bob Nelson – Wichita Family Vision Clinic
Zella Newberry – Therapeutic Massage by Zella
John Oswald – Wichita Airport Authority
Eric Parkhurst – Bever Dye, LC
Michael Phipps – Double Tree by Hilton Wichita Airport
Colby Reynolds – Realty Executives
Kerry Sabala – New Home Specialist
Allan Sands – Farm Bureau Financial Services
Mike Suellentrop – Frontier Wealth Management
DeAnn Sullivan – Sullivan & Associates
Lori Taylor – Koch, Siedhoff, Hand & Dunn, LLP
Joey Timmer – Commerce Bank
Brian Turney – Bever Dye, LC
Lynn Ungles – Kansas –Oklahoma Machine Tools, Inc.
Tom Wagner – Citizens Bank of Kansas N.A.
Pat Walden – Garden Plain State Bank
Ann Welborn – Benton Elementary (retired)
Sharon West – Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate
Kris Wheeler – INTRUST Bank Arena