Springfield, MO

Reaching Out and Making A Difference

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Rotaract Club of Springfield, Missouri
L-R (Kelly Smith, Lindsey Neddenriep, Zach Swartz, Weston Kissee, Keith Seiwert, Steven Rosetta, Meredith Bosso and Adrienne McCoy)

910 East Saint Louis Street #200
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: 417-522-8105
Fax: 417-882-7206
Web Address:

President:  Adrienne McCoy,
    Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks
President-Elect:  Lindsey Neddenriep,
    Ozarks Food Harvest
Secretary:  Zach Swartz, BKD, LLP
Treasurer:  Meredith Bosso,
    Schultz, Wood & Rapp
Steven Rosetta, Rosetta Construction
Director of Professional Development:  
Kelly Smith, Trend Management, Inc.
Director of Public Relations:  Keith Seiwert, KPM CPAs
Past-President: Weston Kissee, Edward Jones
Melissa Bade, Neale & Newman, LLP
Jackie Bednara, Ramada Oasis Convention Center
Shanda Boling, GYN Cancers Alliance
Carrie Brown, Elliott, Robinson & Company
Krystal Creach, BKD, LLP
Cody Danastasio, Morelock-Ross
Rachel Drake, American Diabetes Association
Amanda Dumey, Neale & Newman, LLP
Seth Elliott, Parlor 88
Heather Fulton, Trust Company of the Ozarks
Christi Gibson, Great Southern Bank
Patrick Grayshaw, Missouri State University
Kim Greene, Ozarks Technical Community College
Daniel Heflin, Missouri State University
Christopher Hoeman, Greene County Prosecutor's Office
Britton Jobe, Neale & Newman, LLP
Tyson Johns, Corporate Business Systems
Emily Journagan, Drury University
Marshall Kinne, Med-Pay, Inc.
Caitlin Kissee, Springfield Ballet
Andrea Masterson, Boys & Girls Town of Missouri
Deryk Morelock, Morelock-Ross
Laura Mothersead, Community Volunteer
Sarah Nettinger, Missouri State University
Kristy Paddock, Great Southern Bank
Darcy Parrish, Wells Fargo Advisors
Michael Pena, Ozarks Technical Community College
Andrew Robinson, Robinson & Company
Donnie Rodgers, Urban Districts Alliance
Steven Rosetta, Rosetta Construction
Tiffany Schnarr, Crockett Chiropractic
Branden Schwab, Bates & Associates
Michael Stewart, American Family Insurance
Jimmy Stilley, Oakstar Bank
Drew Stoner, Arvest Bank
Jessica Straub, Club Management Services
Scott Tennison, Liberty Bank
Emily Thomas, Vision Clinic
Emily Tod, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks
Bryant Young, Insurors of the Ozarks
Nathan Zoromski, Southwest Center for Independent Living

The Rotaract Club of Springfield is always on the lookout for ways to reach out to those in need. Whether helping youth at Boys & Girls Town of Missouri (BGTM) get ready to go back to school, planning the kids’ annual Halloween party or fundraising through special events such as the club’s annual Casino Night, members are constantly finding ways to live their mission.

“We enjoy taking the Boys and Girls Town kids roller skating and bowling or playing different sports with them on their campus, and sometimes we get ice cream,” Rotaract Director of Public Relations Keith Seiwert says. “We’re there to provide one-on-one contact. Boys and Girls Town is our signature charity and we’re always looking for ways to provide interaction between our members and the kids.”

Rotaract, a program of Rotary International, is a service club for men and women age 18-30 that fosters leadership and responsible citizenship, encourages high ethical standards in business and promotes understanding and peace. The Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast chartered the Rotaract Club of Springfield in 1995, and today the club has more than 50 members.

The young professionals’ primary goal is to serve those in need. The Club supports local youth by donating time and money each year to BGTM and other area charities. One community service opportunity is made available each month, with nearly half benefiting BGTM, and half benefiting various local nonprofits to shed light on other causes.

Unlike other organizations for young professionals, Rotaract partners with hundreds of Rotarians by working with Springfield’s five Rotary Clubs. Members are provided with additional networking opportunities and are exposed to the various clubs allowing them to determine which one is the best fit for them after their time in Rotaract.

Building relationships isn’t limited to socials and meetings with local Rotarians. Rotaract has a strong cohesiveness within their membership, primarily due to the group’s age requirements. Everyone is experiencing similar milestones, whether it’s promotions, marriages, new babies, or first homes, and members are always there to congratulate and support one another.

“We love finding new people to join us in sharing our skills, talents and energy to help others,” Seiwert added. “Rotaract members have the opportunity to volunteer together, build career contacts, develop leadership skills, network with service-minded people, make new friends and have fun.”

Rotaract meets from noon to 1 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at 425 Downtown, 425 W. Walnut, in Springfield. The meetings are open to visitors and each luncheon features a program to expand members’ understanding of the work environment and business opportunities within the community. Speakers from various facets of the community also bring the knowledge of their industry or organization to members. For more information, go to[[In-content Ad]]


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