Speaker Date Topic
No Meeting. Holiday Party Dec 06, 2023
Jenalea Randall Rotary District Governor Dec 13, 2023
Update on what's going on with Rotary in the Kansas District
Update on what's going on with Rotary in the Kansas District

Jenalea (Jen-ah-lee) Randall (Ran-dell), District Governor 2023-24, has been a Rotarian since 2009 when she joined the Rotary Club of Topeka South. She has served in various roles including as Club President, Membership Chair, Club Service Chair, and Club Administration Chair, 2014-2015. At the district level, Jenalea served as the District Membership Chair from 2020 to 2022.

Jenalea graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri with a degree in public relations and Baker University with a master’s degree in business and marketing. Her career has focused on engaging communities, partners and other stakeholders through strategic, meaningful communications. She has worked in the non-profit sector, for state and federal governments, and corporate organizations. Currently she is the deputy director of communications for the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

In addition to her work, Jenalea is the past chair of the American Red Cross board of directors, past chair of the Greater Topeka Partnership’s Military Relations Council, past chair of the American Cancer Society’s Couture for Cancer, and has served in various leadership positions with other professional and community groups.

Jenalea has lived in Topeka for more than 22 years and grew up in Hartford, Kansas, located in Lyon county. She was married in 2007 to Tony Randall, who passed away in 2014 from brain cancer. Since his passing, Jenalea has engaged in cancer awareness and treatment fundraising and military activities that promote the well-being of service members and their families to honor Tony’s memory and service in the United States Army.

Amy Milroy....meeting will be held at BE Smith Dec 20, 2023
BE Smith Children's Center at Advent Health
BE Smith Children's Center at Advent Health

Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language-Hearing and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Kansas.  Amy was a teacher in a local school district before joining AdventHealth’s Britain Development team as a teacher in 1999.  She became the Director of Britain Development in 2006.  Over the years, she has provided leadership for a growing team of therapists and teachers with the goal of providing family-focused developmental services to young children with special needs.  Continuing to carry out the vision of Lee Ann Britain has been of utmost importance. In 2020, she became the Director of the B.E. Smith Family Center adding oversight of AdventHealth’s Early Learning program, the largest child care center in the state of Kansas. Amy services as the business liaison for the Project SEARCH program, a job training program for young adults with disabilities which is a partnership between AdventHealth and Shawnee Mission School District. Amy currently serves on the executive board of the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce.   Amy is a fan of KU basketball and live music and enjoys baking and spending time with her husband, Matt, and daughters Claire and Grace.















No Meeting! Happy Holiday! Dec 27, 2023
No Meeting! Happy New Year! Jan 03, 2024
Chad Whitman, Special Agent, DEA Jan 10, 2024
Fentanyl Use In Johnson County
Fentanyl Use In Johnson County

Chad Whiteman currently serves as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) for the St. Louis Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA) in the Kansas City District Office. In this capacity, he oversees operational, enforcement, and administrative matters for the DEA in the State of Kansas. In 2015, ASAC Whiteman was appointed as the DEA Country Attaché to the country of Chile, where he served as DEA’s representative for the country, and the U.S. Ambassador’s primary advisor on all counter narcotics activities occurring within the country. Once again, he led a team of DEA Special Agents and foreign police counterparts in conducting criminal investigations targeting high level
transnational criminals. In 2019, ASAC Whiteman was promoted to the position of Chief of International Affairs for the Office of Foreign Operations at DEA’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. In this capacity, he was responsible for preparing DEA’s executive leadership for interactions with foreign police and government diplomats, as well as maintaining good relationships with the DEA’s foreign police partnerships in 69 countries. ASAC Whiteman graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. He has received numerous professional awards throughout his career. He is married with two wonderful children.

Brett Bogan Jan 17, 2024
An Update on Future of Hope and Social Event
Greg Gurley, KU Assistant Athletics Director-Major Jan 24, 2024
What's going on with KU Athletics
What's going on with KU Athletics

Greg Gurley joined the Williams Education Fund in 2011 as the Director of Development, and has since been elevated to the position of Assistant Athletics Director, Major Gifts. In addition to his work with the Williams Fund, he serves as the color commentator for the Kansas men’s basketball program on the Jayhawk Radio Network. Before joining the Williams Fund, Gurley spent 12 years in the apparel industry, doing collegiate and corporate embroidery and screen printing. A standout shooting guard from Shawnee Mission South High School, Gurley was recruited by Roy Williams to play college basketball for the University of Kansas. He won three Big 8 titles and was a member of the 1993 Final Four team. Gurley graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1995, and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity during his time at KU. The Leawood, Kansas native, Gurley married his wife Amy, a 1996 KU graduate, in 1997. Greg and Amy have two daughters, Kate, 20, a junior at the University of Kansas and Jane, 17, a senior at Blue Valley North High School. In his free time, Gurley enjoys golfing, spending time with family and friends, and spending summers at the lake.

Steve Nettles Feb 14, 2024
Anti-Human Trafficking
Anti-Human Trafficking

For over 40 years, I worked as an Educational Psychologist. My specialty was Psychometrics and I  concentrated my career on occupational testing, especially licensing and certification. The first part of my career I worked for the Illinois Dept. of Personnel preparing civil service tests. Then I spent 6 years in the Philadelphia area while I worked for the federal government overseeing federal grants to state governments, and at the Educational Testing Service developing licensing exams for several clients. In 1985 I accepted a job with one of my clients in Lenexa which expanded from preparing one major healthcare groups examinations to developing exams for 80 different occupations.  I retired at the end of 2015 and I wanted to find opportunities for service  projects.

I joined the Rotary Club of Lenexa in 2016. I have held the following positions  - Vice-President, President Elect and President, and Foundation Chair. I am now serving as the District 5710 Chair for the Anti Human Trafficking Committee.

My favorite Rotary projects include working on the food assembly project we used to do at SMNW,  the Lenexa ShrimpFest, and the Hope Builder ramp projects. I am currently concentrating go Anti-Human Trafficking projects and District grants that help HT victims.

In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, making sawdust, and fishing in Canada.

Caleb Flake Feb 21, 2024
TWA Museum

Caleb has more than two decades of experience working in the civil engineering field, which spans a diverse cross-section of private land development projects. This experience encompasses nearly all aspects of civil engineering, including commercial, industrial, residential, and telecom/utility, and federal projects. Caleb serves a senior project manager, acting as a client liaison and overseeing the day-to-day operational activities of his design team. He also has extensive experience serving as a client’s primary advocate—assembling and leading the team required to advance the client’s priorities.


Caleb grew up in the Kansas City metro and has several acquaintances who have worked for TWA. His passion for aviation and flying, along with his desire to give back to the community, has led him to join the Museum staff, serving as a volunteer on the Steering Committee and then joining the Board of Directors.