Speaker Date Topic
District Governor Vern Henricks Aug 03, 2021 12:00 PM
2021-2022 District Governor for Rotary District 5710
2021-2022 District Governor for Rotary District 5710

Vern Henricks is a Past President of the Manhattan Rotary Club and the Rotary District 5710 Governor for 2021-2022.   He also serves as Co-Chair of the Manhattan Region Reimagined Quality of Place effort, as a board member of Thrivent Financial Kansas-Missouri, and as board President of Emmaus University of Haiti in Cap Hatian, Haiti.

Mr. Henricks has spent 40 years in the development professions.  Since 2013, he has served ad President and CEO of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, growing its asset base from $35 million to $107 million, expanding its community grants from $1 to $5 million, and increasing affiliate community foundations from two to thirteen.

Please join us to welcome District Governor Henricks to the KCK Rotary Club and to hear what is happening in District 5710! 


KCK Police Chief Karl Oakman Aug 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department

Unified Government of Wyandotte County officials named Karl Oakman as the new police chief for the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department on May 7, 2021.  Chief Oakman was sworn in as the new KCK Chief of Police in June, after spending nearly 30 years with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, most recently serving as deputy chief.

Chief Oakman grew up in in the Argentine area of Kansas City, Kansas, and is excited to return to his hometown as its Chief of Police.

Join us to welcome Chief Oakman and hear his goals for the KCK Police Department.

Michele Surber Aug 17, 2021 12:00 PM
Caritas Clinics
Caritas Clinics

Michele Surber is the newly appointed Regional Executive Director of Caritas Clinics - Kansas, a ministry of SCL Health, which operates Duchesne Clinic in KCK and St. Vincent's Clinic in Leavenworth.

Prior to joining Caritas and SCL Health, Ms. Surber served as Regional Director of Operations at Telecare Corporation in Alameda, California.  She also held an administrator role for the Ventura County Health Care Agency in Ventura, California, leading county-wide health centers for employee health and homeless services and a seven-city outreach program providing care to clients diagnosed with substance use disorders, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities and mental health issues.

Ms. Surber holds a Master of Science in Child Forensic Psychology from the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Trinity University.