On June 5, 2018, the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Kansas hosted the annual State of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. The Club has a long history of hosting this annual address, dating back to the 1960’s.

Mayor David Alvey delivered his first address as Mayor of Wyandotte County. An estimated 350 people were in attendance to hear the mayor. He spoke about building and supporting strong neighborhoods which are key to the future of KCK.  The mayor is calling for a better quality of life for KCK residents and increased economic growth by improving the traditional neighborhoods in the city. “We must pay more attention to our neighborhoods, because our neighbors deserve a better quality of life and because only by improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods will we grow our tax base,” according to Mayor Alvey.

Mayor David Alvey and KCK Rotary Club President Fred Zimmerman



The Kansas City, Kansas Rotary, as a community service project, assembled 13 ‘Welcome Baskets’ for the Veterans Community Project and the residents of their new Veteran Village of tiny homes.  Over several meetings the club collected personal hygiene items that would then be given to the new residents of the Veteran Village.  During the club’s May 29th meeting, members presented the baskets to the Veterans Community Project and toured the facilities at 8900 Troost Ave. in KCMO.
The Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club announced the winners of its annual Student Scholarship Contest and recognized outstanding educators from each of the Wyandotte County high schools at the Club’s May 1st luncheon meeting.
The Club awarded $1,000 college scholarships to each of two area high school seniors: Suan Sonna and Vanessa Obi, both from Sumner Academy.  The Club awards these scholarships to the top female and male students who participate in the Club’s scholarship speech contest.  These students competed with other outstanding high school students from our Wyandotte County schools.  All the students exemplify the highest academic, service and character standards in our community.  We can all be proud of what Wyandotte County has helped produce in these students.  The Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club congratulates them and wishes them the best in their pursuit of higher education.
In addition that day, the Club recognized outstanding teachers from each of Wyandotte County's nine high schools.  This annual program of the Kansas City, Kansas Rotary Club honors teachers in the county who represent the best of our community.  The teachers were introduced by the respective school’s administrator, and the Club learned of each teacher’s unique contributions to the individual schools.  Each educator was presented a plaque of appreciation.  We are grateful to these teachers who give so much of themselves to educate and prepare our youth for the future.
Student Scholarship Winners:
   Vanessa Obi – Sumner Academy        Suan Sonna – Sumner Academy
Outstanding High School Teachers:
     Front row (left to right) – Tierney Thompson, Bonner Springs High School; Dr. Cindy Horchem, Piper High School; Kathryn Smith, Turner High School; Maggi Schoonover, J.C. Harmon High School; and Joanne Postlewait, Wyandotte High School
    Back row (left to right) – Fred Zimmerman, KCK Rotary President; Jacqueline Smola, Washington High School; Sean Kepple, Sumner Academy; Mark Western, F. L. Schlagle High School; and Kevin Walterbach, Bishop Ward High School
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