District Governor Blanche Parks visited Lawrence Central Rotary, demonstrating abundant enthusiasm and commitment for her Rotary leadership responsibilities.

DG Parks joined the Downtown Topeka Rotary Club in 1999, serving as president in 2012.  She also served as Assistant District Governor and District Trainer. She was instrumental in establishing the first Rotary Leadership Institute for the District.

Parks worked for the State of Kansas managing and directing various state agencies. She is most proud of developing the Kansas Learning Quest 529 College Savings Plan.  Governor Parks serves on numerous boards and is very active in the Topeka community.

Her plans for the coming year include raising Rotary’s public image, a focus on utilizing technologies that are appealing to young people, increasing giving to the Foundation, and increasing club membership.

In closing, Governor Parks urged Rotarians to ”Recognize achievement, celebrate and have fun.”