Southwest Middle School Students Envision the Future

Over two dozen eighth graders from Southwest Middle School told Lawrence Central Rotarians their ideas about how to make the world a better place. The students are all members of the Future City team that placed first in regional competition and then took home the...

Mail Ballot Supports Student Centered Learning

USD 497 Superintendent Kyle Hayden brought a message to Lawrence Central Rotarians focusing on an upcoming mail-in ballot election. Kyle Hayden grew up in Sabetha, Kansas, and attended college at Tabor, later earning an advanced degree at Emporia State University. He...

Van Go: An Artistic Path to Success

Van Go is a unique and creative non-profit program that has provided employment, guidance, and success for disadvantaged youth in the Lawrence community.  Development Director Eliza Darmon presented the story of this award -winning program started 20 years ago by Lynn...

Walk (or Bike) To School Day is Wednesday, Oct 7th

Mark your calendars! Wednesday Oct 7th is the official day that Lawrence Schools are encouraging students to walk or bike to school. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department had a great website with information about finding the best routes to your local school...

Lawrence Public Library Summer Reading Program is a Solid Success

Lawrence Central Rotary (and the other local Rotary Clubs) sponsored a hole for the Lawrence Public Library’s Caddy Stacks Mini Golf fundraiser event. From Library Executive Director Kathleen Morgan, “Summer Reading is an important annual program for our...