Speaker for Newton Rotary Club was Bethany Spare.  Bethany is from Ashland, Kansas and was the recipient of the prestigious Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship for Rotary District 5690.  This is a $ 26,000 scholarship to study abroad at the recipients choice of Universities, furthering their education in their chosen field of study.    We should be proud as Rotarians to be a part of an organization that supports this scholarship program.  At this meeting, you will see the good the Foundation does as Bethany shares with us her experience.


Bethany used this scholarship on a nine-month graduate program at Oxford University in England studying modern European and native British history and completing a dissertation discussing the ways religious changes during the 16th century affected the wives of Henry VIII. She was an active volunteer at her church and K-State, is among 700 men and women from 70 countries selected this year to receive the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. The award is given to university students to study in countries where rotary clubs are active. While abroad, the students act as goodwill ambassadors for their native countries and also speak at Rotary club meetings where they attend their selected university.