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Happy February Rotarians!
After a cold January, I am sure hoping that the Groundhog does not see his shadow!  I’m sure you would agree, you are looking forward to seeing some sunshine and above freezing temperatures.  It was great to get some moisture, but I sure am ready for spring!
February is a special month for Rotarians, as February 23rd is Rotary Day.  On February 23rd, 1905, Paul Harris’s vision formed the Rotary Club of Chicago.  This brought professionals with diverse backgrounds together to exchange ideas and establish long-lasting relationships.  This day is now designated as World Understanding and Peace Day.  It really is amazing that Rotary has brought so many people together over the past 119 years!
Best,
Jeni Adams

News:  Salina Rotary helps identify AEDs in Salina

Hello Rotarians!
To celebrate American Heart Month, we are excited to announce that we have been working to launch a project to locate, identify, verify and map life-saving AED's in our Salina community.
Many of you may remember hearing from Julie and Greg Coon about the critical use of an AED to save Julie's life. Julie, the daughter of Rotarian Bob Ott and the late Dianne Ott, happened to be in just the right place and with just the right people to know where an AED was to save her. So many of these stories have tragically different outcomes due to the lack of knowledge on where AED's are located or worse yet, the closest one being locked inside of a press box on a high school football field. In fact, even if you call 911, the dispatcher may not be able to direct you to the closest life-saving device because there is no national database easily accessible. 
According to AED USA, 38% of victims shocked with an AED survived hospital discharge, whereas those who received CPR only survived 9% of the time. Also, of those who received no CPR or defibrillation, only 7% survived. We don't like those odds for our community and believe that as Rotarians, we can help.
In the spirit of service above self, this project will kick off in February with an outline of our project scope available in the coming days, ways to help listed, and requests for any of those of you who would like to participate. This is a large project that will take time, yet we aim to see a comprehensive mapping of AED's in the Salina community available to all via an app gaining traction nationwide called PulsePoint. If we are able to accomplish this, we will be among the first of our Kansas communities mapped into this accessible database and most importantly, we might just save the life of a neighbor, family member or Rotarian. 
Please contact me with any questions,
Amy Cole

Guest Speakers

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February

Program Chair
Katy England

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February 5th

Amanda Randolph Director of Sales & Marketing and Jenni Jones Director of Giving, Salina Presbyterian Manor

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February 12th

 Valentine's Program Kyle & Jeni

Meet at Sacred Heart Cathedral for a special lunch

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February 19th

No Meeting

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February 26th

Misty Serene, Salina Art Center

February Birthdays:
Kristi Hays 2/5
Roger Morrison 2/6
Deena Horst 2/12
Daran Neuschafer 2/13
Morrie Soderberg 2/26

Menu for February

Feb 5th - Barbecue pork chops, Baked macaroni, Roasted broccoli, Potato salad,  and Buttered Grilled toasts.
Feb 12th - Meeting at Sacred Heart Cathedral, no menu announced
Feb 26th
Spaghetti and meat sauce, Green beans, Caesar salad, and garlic bread.
 

2023-24 ROTARY STUDENT GUEST PROGRAM

October Kansas Wesleyan University
November Sacred Heart High School
January Salina Area Technical College
February Central High School
March Kansas State University Salina
April South High School
May Cornerstone Classical School

Rotary Minute
Salina Symphony: Saturday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Cirque de la Symphonie returns with an all new program of awe-inspiring physical feats of power and beauty! Paired with music from blockbuster movie classics, this visual thrill ride will feature acrobats, strongmen, and a touch of magic. With aerial flyers soaring high above the orchestra, you’ll experience film music like never before!
www.salinasymphony.org

Volunteers Needed:
Kansas Technology Student Association (TSA) is a student-led career and technical student organization for both middle school and high school students. We focus on training students in STEM fields through career exploratory competitions.  Examples of events that students can compete in range from software design, electrical applications, and flight design to prepared presentation, career challenge, and future technology teacher.
Volunteers are needed - both virtually and on-site with the biggest need for on-site volunteers.
While all of our events have a STEM focus, many do not require specific knowledge on a subject, like Prepared Speech. Our state conference judging will take place in two parts. Portfolio judging will happen virtually between March 13th-24th.  In-person competition will happen March 27th-29th in Salina, KS, at Webster Conference Center.  We would appreciate any volunteers, even if they can only spare an afternoon or evening. Most events only take about four hours or less to judge.  We're happy to provide a meal to our volunteers as well. 
 

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