Speaker Date Topic
Vern Hendricks Sep 22, 2021

Vern Henricks joins our weekly meeting as the Incoming Rotary District Governor.

Vern has spent forty years in the development profession and has been an active member of Rotary since 1988.  After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Kansas State University in 1978 & 1979, he began coaching and working in athletic development at Fort Hays State University as the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach. 

In 1987 he joined the athletic staff at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA as Associate Athletic Director and joined the Arcata Rotary Club.

In 1989 he moved to Pittsburgh, PA and began working for the University of Pittsburgh as Director of Development for the School of Engineering. 

In 1991 he joined the Iowa State University Foundation as Executive Director of Development for the College of Engineering and joined the Ames Rotary Club.

In 1997 Vern join the Kansas State University Foundation as Vice President for Major Gift Programs and joined the Manhattan Rotary Club where he is a current member. 

In 2005 Vern joined the Hartsook Companies consulting firm as their Senior Vice President. 

In 2007 Vern joined Manhattan Christian College where he served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and also established their baseball program. 

In 2013 he began working for the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation as President & CEO.

He continues his consulting efforts with non-profits both small and large as President of The Henricks Group and serves as a consultant or member of more than twenty-five boards.

As a philanthropist, he supports community needs through his Make A Difference Foundation.

As an entrepreneur, he co-owns the Eat The Frog Fitness franchise in Manhattan with his family.

Vern served as; President of the Manhattan Rotary Club in 2017-18, Tri-Chair of the Manhattan Chamber Region Reimagined effort, member of the Thrivent Financial Kansas-Missouri Board.

He was the first board president of Emmaus University of Haiti in Cap Haitian, Haiti and also supports the Meds and Food for Kids and a Saturday morning youth leadership program in Cap Haitian.

The Kansas Society of Professional Engineers selected Vern as their Kansas Citizen of the Year in 2020 and the Mayor of Manhattan proclaimed June 28, 2021 as Vern Henricks day in the community of Manhattan, KS as part of his installation as the 2021-2022 District 5710 Rotary District Governor.

Anna Marie Tutera Sep 26, 2021
Kansas City Museum

Anna Marie Tutera is the Executive Director of the Kansas City Museum. She has considerable experience in museum and nonprofit management including executive leadership and organizational and program development. She has worked at leading institutions such as Wornall/Majors House Museums, Santa Fe Children's Museum, Fine Arts for Children and Teens, Habitot Children's Museum, Drawbridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Chicago Children's Museum. Anna Marie holds a BA in English Literature from Northwestern University and an MA in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

Anna Marie joins the weekly Rotary meeting to present on the Kansas City Museum, located at 3218 Gladstone Blvd, Kansas City, MO. The Museum is temporarily closed for construction, which includes the restoration and renovation of the Corinthian Hall (the mansion) into a leading edge, 21st century museum of Kansas City's history and cultural heritage.

Cameron McGown, P.E. Oct 13, 2021
69 HW Expansion
69 HW Expansion

Cameron McGown, P.E. serves as the HNTB project director for the U.S. 69 Modernization Project responsible for improvements and program management consulting tasks for KDOT’s first-ever express toll lane project in Kansas. He has spent his nearly 20 year career working on highway improvement projects in the Midwest.  Cameron  joined HNTB in 2003 and currently serves as vice president and project director for the Kansas City Metro Office’s transportation group. He is a graduate of Kansas State University.    

Amy Roberts Oct 20, 2021
Serendipity Farm & Vine
Serendipity Farm & Vine

Amy and Mark Roberts own Serendipity Farm and Vine. Serendipity is located just east of the Overland Park Arboretum in Stilwell, Kansas. Amy is a Kansas City native. You could say that an adventurous spirit, and a love of nature and the outdoors runs in her blood.

This love was nurtured by her family. As a child she remembers helping her dad in the garden, and walking around with her parents and grandparents talking and listening to them about the different trees, plants, vegetables, fruits, and even weeds. She loved going fishing with her grandparents.

Amy and her high school sweetheart, Mark Roberts, also a native Kansas Citian, celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2019 with their three wonderful children, Garrett, Paige and Savannah. Amy and Mark have worked together for over 20 years in Mark’s financial advisory business, Affinity Asset Management.