Category Archives: Rotary

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“I can look down on City Hall from the sidewalk.”

Maura McEnaney, Monday’s Rotary speaker and the author of “Willard Garvey, An Epic Life,” quoting the late businessman’s response after someone said he could look down on City Hall from his new Epic Center

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“I got a jake turkey for $198. This is a scam!”

– Gov. Sam Brownback telling Rotary members Monday how he paid a fine this month after his annual turkey hunt when he shot two birds but only had a permit for one

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Wichita State can’t get football because if we did, KU would want football, too.”

City Council member Pete Meitzner teasingly misquoting WSU President John Bardo at Rotary Monday

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“I’m like, are you kidding me? Do you know what you have?”

Go Wichita president and CEO Susie Santo telling the downtown Rotary club her reaction when people ask why she would leave Hollywood for Wichita

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“Freddy’s is immune because people haven’t learned how to cook just because the economy is bad.”

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers co-owner Scott Redler, speaking to the Rotary Club of Wichita on Monday about how his restaurant is doing well even though the economy isn’t

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“While I was working this weekend it was so hot I had to play some Christmas music.”

Greater Wichita YMCA general executive Dennis Schoenebeck, speaking to the Rotary Club of Wichita today, on how singing “White Christmas” can be a survival tool in this heat

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“That’s my biggest fear for the coming year.”

— New Rotary Club of Wichita president Sheryl Wohlford on her concern about falling as she climbs the stairs to the Rotary podium each Monday

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“In Kansas, we pop a beer and sit on the back porch to watch.”

Kroger CEO David Dillon, speaking at the Rotary Club of Wichita today, on his reaction to coworkers the first time severe thunderstorm sirens (not tornado sirens) sounded at the company headquarters in Cincinnati

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“We’re going to keep it at 10 so the KU grads can count the number of schools in the conference.”

Kansas State president Kirk Schulz, joking at Rotary today about why the Big 12 conference will stay with only 10 schools

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“At last. I’ve been coming for four years, and I finally get the podium.”

Newman University president Noreen Carrocci joking as she commandingly gripped the podium at Rotary Monday where she and Friends University president Biff Green gave a presentation on the economic value of independent higher education