Welcome from the President

Missy Matthews Social Club PresidentDear Fellow K-Staters, 

I am so pleased and proud to serve as the President of the Kansas State University Social Club this year. The Social Club's activities and events have evolved over the past 103 years, but our primary purpose remains the same. To encourage interdisciplinary social interactions for members of the Kansas State University family.  

Social Club members have many opportunities to meet new people - regular programs, special events, and interest groups. 

Interest groups are the life-blood of the Social Club. These small groups meet monthly to enjoy such activities as tasting fine wines, preparing gourmet meals or sharing hobbies and artistic talents. If you don’t find a group that piques your interest, we warmly welcome new ideas! Lifelong friendships have developed through Social Club's interest groups. I encourage all new and renewing members to take part in one or more groups!

If you are new to campus, Kansas State University Social Club provides an amazing opportunity to meet members of the K-State family from across the university, as Manhattan becomes your new home. My family moved to Manhattan in 2011, with no prior connections to K-State. Through Social Club, we have met friends from many different areas of campus - friends we might not have ever met, if not for Social Club.

If you are a longtime Wildcat, you already know how special K-State is - membership in Social Club will help you expand your connections across the university community.

I encourage current members to renew their membership and also extend a personal invitation to any eligible potential members. We are pleased to waive the first year's membership fee for new members. The board and I wish everyone a fantastic 2014-2015 year. I look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming events.

Go Cats!!

Missy Matthews
2014-2015 President
Kansas State University Social Club

Membership Eligibility and Dues

Membership in the Kansas State University Social Club is open to any of the following and/or their spouses: administrative officers, administrative assistants, faculty members of the rank of instructor or above, including visiting and regents professors and post-doctoral fellows, commissioned officers in the Military Science and Aerospace Departments, director and assistant directors of athletics, coaches and assistant coaches, government personnel with equivalent faculty rank working in conjunction with the university, and former faculty members in the above named categories.  Courtesy membership is extended to first-time members for one year and to housemothers and house parents. Anyone in the groups listed above may join Social Club by payment of dues of $15 per individual or $25 per couple per year.  In order for your name to appear in the yearbook, dues must be received no later than September 29. (If applicable, interest group fees are payable to the interest group chairperson.  Special event fees are payable at the time of the event.)  Please complete the Member Registration Form and return to the Treasurer of Kansas State University Social Club.

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Next Program

KSU Women's Basketball Update

Don't miss the chance to meet Jeff Mittie, new KSU Women's Basketball coach, and hear an update on the upcoming season at our fall dinner.

 Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Manhattan Country Club
Social Time (Cash Bar), 5:45 p.m. 
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Next Special Event

  A Course in Whiskey & Cheese by 4 Olives

Self-taught chef Scott Benjamin and his wife Rachel opened 4 Olives Restaurant & Wine Bar in 2004 and have been contributing to the Manhattan fine dining scene ever since. The restaurant recently moved to the historic Marshall Theatre Building at 4th and Houston, and remodeled the location to include outdoor dining, a massive wine cave, and a completely open kitchen with chef's tables. Join us as Scott uses his extensive knowledge of classic cocktails and premium spirits to take us on an educational adventure involving whisky and cheese! He will select four individual whiskeys for sampling, as well as four handpicked cheeses to accompany each tasting. Accompanied by locally-baked WheatFields Bread with olive oil and aged balsamic, this tasting is sure to be one to remember. Please join us for a fun experience at 4 Olives Restaurant and Wine Bar!

 Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
4 Olives
Fee: $25 per person (includes tax and gratuity)