Summer is for Socializing!

The Rotaract Club of Kansas City would love to meet you at our Summer Social!

Join us at the Rotary Youth Camp (22310 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086) on Friday, July 15th at 6:00pm to grill out, play yard games and learn more about Rotaract KC’s 2016-17 goals & projects and how you can get involved!

Bring your sunscreen, bug spray, swimsuit and towel! We will bring the food, beer and fun!

Share the Rotaract Summer Social invite and RSVP Here!

Monthly Volunteering at Harvesters

Rotaract KC aims to give back to our community through at least one volunteer event each month. Many of our club members love working outdoors but in the colder winter months we decided to move our service inside and team up with Harvesters.

This Saturday club members worked together to package about 5,000 lbs of frozen food that will be delivered to agencies, pantries and other programs that assist people in need!

This event was tons of fun and we look forward to working with Harvesters again! Contact us at if you’re interested in signing up for our next Harvesters volunteer day on February 13th from 1-3 pm.

“State of the Club” Address from Branden Ehlers

There is a story of Kansas City and it seems that everyone has his or her own story to share. Rotaract of KC will be entering its third year, and at our meetings for the next twelve months we plan to share stories of Kansas City from professional sports clubs, local politicians, business leaders, educators, and local movements. The goal of this year is to not only inform Rotaractors but also engage Club members in this great city.ehlers_pic

Like I stated, Rotaract will be entering its third year, and we have already began to positively engage our City. The 2nd annual Project Homeless Connect KC event will be held on August 28th. Come volunteer with us at this event. We are also beginning our 6-12 month service project at the Rotary Youth Camp. The Camp gives children with a physical limitation the opportunity to be outdoors in a safe and productive environment. Our first event will be July 11 at 10:30 am. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

Whether you are a life-long Kansas Citian, are returning to your hometown, or you have moved here, come and be a part of our stories to bring OUR CITY to life.

This is our town; our Kansas City!

Branden Ehlers
Rotaract KC President 2015-16

Come Hang Out with Rotaract Members at our Happy Hour


Calling all young community leaders – join us for our monthly Rotaract meeting! We’ll be at Lidia’s Italy in the Crossroads from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, April 22nd. We will not have a speaker at our monthly meeting, instead we will have a networking social.

Come eat, drink, and network with current Rotaract members and other young professionals. You can find information about Lidia’s Italy on their website here. They are located at 101 West 22nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 (very close to Jack Stack).

See you there!

Monthly Club Meeting: Our Speaker this Month is Jared Campbell

Tomorrow we have another exciting speaker for our monthly meeting! Our speaker will be Jared Campbell, a candidate for a seat on Kansas City’s Council, 4th District At-Large. The district covers Downtown, Midtown, The Plaza, Ward Parkway, and UMKC.Jared

Jared is an insurance agent and civic activist who has personally witnessed and influenced the revitalization of downtown through his work as a founding board member of the Downtown Neighborhood Association and later as a representative of his council district on the Neighborhood Tourism and Development Fund. Now, he is running for a position on the KC City Council with the 4th District At-Large. Elections are April 7, 2015. You can find out more about Jared and his candidacy here:

Lidia’s Italy has hosted us the past two months and will now serve as our monthly meeting location! Lidia’s Italy is in the Crossroads, and our meeting is from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 25th.

Come eat, drink, and network with current Rotaract members and other young professionals. You can find information about Lidia’s Italy on their website here. They are located at 101 West 22nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 (very close to Jack Stack).

Don’t Miss! Join Rotary at Lidia’s for the Ask the Exec Series

Join the downtown Rotary Club, Rotaract and other young – and seasoned – professionals for networking, noshing and spirits at Lidia’s fabulous new space.

We will hear from the folks at Lidia’s on restaurant entrepreneurship and where Lidia’s is headed! Do not miss this opportunity to network and learn from the business leaders and entrepreneurs of Lidia’s.

The event is February 17th, 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM, at Lidia’s Italy, 101 W 22nd St, Kansas City, MO 64108.

Register now, space is limited. Click here to RSVP. See you Tuesday, February 17!

Let’s volunteer at Harvesters on Saturday, Feb. 7

harvestersHarvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. They also offer education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about good nutrition.

We are scheduled to lend a hand on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 8:30 – 10:30 am at 3801 Topping Ave., Kansas City, MO 64129. Volunteers help sort and repackage food that feeds 141,000 people in our community every month.

See you there.