More Than a Parade!

Julie Belluci and Maren Ludwig, out-going chairs of the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, gave a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the year-round planning and fundraising that goes into this Lawrence tradition. The 2017 parade was the thirtieth one, once...

Greetings from Bangalore, India

“Namaskara!” Ranjith Madhana Gopal said hello to Rotarians in Kannada, his native language. He told club members about his home in Bangalore, India. Bangalore, a city of 8 ½ million people, is the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state. It is considered the...

Kendra Kuhlman Inducted into Lawrence Central Rotary

President Jim Peters inducted Kendra Kuhlman (right) into Lawrence Central Rotary on Wednesday, March 29.  Kendra’s sponsor was Kate Campbell.  Kendra works at Kansas Public Radio in sales and business underwriting....

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...

Williamson Tells Story of Revitalized Senior Resource Center

The Senior Resource Center of Douglas County (SRC) has recently redefined its mission and rebranded itself as an information clearinghouse. The organization is now focused on helping people navigate the complexity of resources in the Lawrence area that are available...