On Monday, Kurt Harper, district governor for Rotary District 5680, will be the guest, and program, for the Rotary Club of Great Bend. In addition to being accompanied by his wife, Kelly, he will be accompanied by Assistant Governor Lee Musil, who is the immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Great Bend.
The club meets at noon at the Great Bend Public Library basement meeting room, 1409 Williams.
During their visit to the area, the Harpers will also attend the meeting of the Ellinwood Rotary Club on Tuesday.
Rotary District 5680 was formed effective July 1 of this year, the product of a merger between two adjacent districts which collectively cover nearly 2/3 of the State of Kansas, as well as the panhandle of Oklahoma. The District consists of 60 Rotary clubs.
Rotary is the oldest and largest service organization, providing local and international service projects, opportunities for mentoring, scholarships, and fellowship among its members.
The Harpers are life-long residents of Wichita, and Kurt has been a Rotarian for 24 years. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Russian and in Slavic and Soviet-area studies before obtaining his law degree in 1979. Kelly majored in French and international business.