The Rotary Club of Wichita will host its evening fireside social event and new member reception at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the Bishop Gerber Science Center.
Rotarians and guests will mingle in the science center foyer while enjoying drinks and appetizers.
A short presentation will be given over the history and construction of the science center and tours of the science center, along with the renovated adjacent Eck Hall, will be given.
The event will double as the annual reception for the 50 new Rotarian members.
Members’ businesses are regularly chosen as the location for the fireside social events. In this case, Newman University President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., has been a member of the Rotary Club for 10 years and the club felt visiting the new science center would be the perfect opportunity for members to learn more about the university and its achievements in the education of the natural sciences.
Sharon Van Horn of Van Horn Promotion and Marketing, who is chairman of the Rotary Club's social committee, said, “Newman has an outstanding track record for students wanting to pursue a medical career. Through this visit and remarks by Dr. Carrocci and Newman staff, our membership can better understand what a true gem Newman is to Wichita and our region for educating medical professionals.”
Van Horn also stated, “Being able to enjoy this beautiful new center will help our new members understand how much they will learn and be exposed to because of their Rotary membership.”
The Rotary Club of Wichita is a diverse group of professional men and women seeking to improve the lives of others in communities at home and around the world by building networks and friendships and serving in Wichita and abroad, according to the club's website.
The club started in 1911, six years after the first club began in Chicago. It is the 19th largest club out of 34,000 Rotary clubs across the world.
In the course of 100 years, more than 2,600 Wichita business and professional leaders have been members of the Rotary Club of Wichita.