Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
May 9, 2022 

This Week's Program: May 13, 2022

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Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Parkville Rotary Scholarship Luncheon 
Mark Comfort and the Scholarship Committee will be awarding three scholarships at our meeting this FridayThis year's recipients include: 
Sara Montalbano, Park Hill South HS
Aryana Anderson, Park Hill HS
Sydney Eubanks, Park Hill HS
All three winners are very deserving. Mark noted that this was the closest the scholarship committee has ever had to decide for the third scholarship. There were five students tied and the person selected had the highest financial need while also having the best essay on the FOUR WAY TEST. Mark also noted that it is very evident the need for scholarships are greater than ever this year. 
This is Parkville Rotary's 15th year of giving scholarships. Over $60,000 of scholarship money has been invested in Platte County high school students. 
Congrats to Sara, Aryana, and Sydney! 
Hy-Vee is Back for the Summer 

Fresh Ideas has closed down for the summer so Hy-Vee will be catering our lunch meals starting Friday through July 31st. Bon Appetit! 

Shoes for Orphans Caravan

The Rotary "Shoes for Orphans" Caravan will arrive in Parkville on May 19th at 3:00 p.m. at the old Kmart parking lot.  Larry Lunsford and his crew will pick up shoes and take pictures.  Anyone from our Club that would like to attend is welcome.





Parkville Rotary Helping Ukrainians through Partnership with Rotary Club Chisinau

PROJECT UPDATE: We've raised $7,598.96 as of last week and have heard there may be a few additional donations still coming in!! Thank you to all of those who have donated. If you haven't donated we urge you to donate!

Tell your friends, neighbors, and family as we are working to make this as big as we can! Donate a second time if you are able.

We need your help! I am a Rotarian in the Parkville Rotary Club and we are looking to help Ukrainian refugees. Can you help us?

As you know, the situation for Ukrainian refugees is dire. 350,000 refugees have made their way to the tiny neighboring country of Moldova, where a per capital annual income of just $4,547 means that Moldovans have only a limited capacity to assist their new guests.
Seeing this need, the Parkville Rotary Club is partnering with the Chisinau, Moldova Rotary Club on a fundraiser to assist Ukrainian refugees. Contributions collected here in the U.S. will be used by the Chisinau Rotary to buy food, supplies, and other necessities for the refugees.
Donations are being accepted through PayPal. You can pay with a credit card, debit card, or through a PayPal account. Please use the 'Donate Here' button below.
Donations can also be made by check, payable to Parkville Rotary Club, and mailed to PO Box 12064, Parkville, MO 64152.
If you are able to make a donation, of course that would be great. If you don’t have funds available, we understand. Whether your club donates or not, we would be most grateful if you pass this request around to your members, and anyone else in your community who you feel might be receptive.
Thank you for your generosity.
Service above self,
Scott Walterbach, President, Parkville, Missouri Rotary Club
Dmitri Popa, President, Chisinau, Moldova Rotary Club
Steven Youngblood, District 6040 Peacebuilding Ambassador
Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY)

It's that time of year again when Joe Carroll, Treasurer, and Dalyn Novak, Foundation Chair, reach out to all members and ask if you've donated your $100 for Every Rotarian Every Year. This program, also known as EREY, asks every Rotarian to support The Rotary Foundation every year. 
Even if you can't donate $100 that's okay! We just ask each member to donate what they are able to, be it $10 or $1,000 (or more)! We can dream, can't we? :) 
These donations are used to directly help Rotary's 7 Areas of Focus:
  • Promoting Peace
  • Fighting Disease
  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Saving Mothers & Children
  • Supporting Education
  • Growing Local Economies
  • Protecting the Environment
These are all areas that we can get behind as Rotarians! All donations for this calendar year need to be in by June 1st to Joe Carroll. Bring a check to the next meeting you attend or have Joe include it on your next invoice.  Please email him at: 
We have had 100% participation by our members in past years. Need even more information behind why? Click on the blue box below...
Parkville Rotary Partnering on a NEW Global Grant! 

The Parkville Rotary Board has approved the use of $2,200 to be put towards Smithville Rotary Club's Global Grant with the Rotary Club of Rudramati Kathmandu in Nepal to provide much needed medical equipment and supplies in the rural area outside of Kathmandu. We have drafted a Global Grant application, number GG 2235567, called Nepal Healthy Communities. 
The area of RI focus is maternal and child health. Two health centers will receive medical equipment, supplies, and training.  Both health centers provide obstetric and gynecological services to socially and economically marginalized women. 
The total value of the grant project is $31,001. The project currently has financial support from the Rotary Clubs of Smithville, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Parkville, and Rudramati Kathmandu; and from District 6040. We anticipate the contributions from the World Fund (RI) will be $12,000. 
The grant application will be submitted mid-May. If the Grant request is approved, the funds will be needed mid-June. We are excited to be helping fund this wonderful grant.
Our own Steve Youngblood will be in Kathmandu this summer and is intending to travel for the project as well.  He will be working directly with the Smithville Club to determine where he will go and hopefully he will be able to take a gift for the Rotary Club of Rudramati Kathmandu with him on the trip! 
Volunteer Opportunity with Hospital Hill Run
The 49th Annual Hospital Hill Run is slated to return this year on
Saturday, June 4 and we could really use your help.
The HHR strives to improve health and well-being by creating one of the best experiences in the region for our athletes and fans.  This year will be no different.  The race also creates direct community impact by raising money for the 'I Love Children's Mercy Fund', which helps provide advanced medical treatments, compassionate care and world-class research at Children's Mercy Hospital.
All volunteers who sign up will receive:
  • Free event t-shirt
  • Free parking
  • First choice of available shift assignments
  • Community Service Hours
Sign up by clicking the blue box below. Contact Julie at or 913-638-0151 with questions.

If a group of Rotarians wants to volunteer together please email Julie.
Flag Renewal Time!!
If you know of anyone who is wanting to sign up for our flag subscription give them this link:  https://app.helpingwithflags/parkvillerotary and have them click on NEW SUBSCRIBERS. This link works for members as well and saves our club members time if you use it. 
Upcoming Programs
May 13, 2022 12:00 PM
May 19, 2022 5:30 PM
Johnny's Tavern, Parkville
May 27, 2022 12:00 PM
Jun 03, 2022 12:00 PM
City of Parkville
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Comfort
May 30
Join Date
Mark Comfort
May 1, 1992
30 years
Joe Carroll
May 16, 2002
20 years
Rick Williams
May 20, 2010
12 years
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New Parkville Rotary Membership Forms!

The Membership Committee has been hard at work putting together new membership forms!  All members can access the forms by clicking on the blue box below which will take members to a dropbox link with the forms.  Give these to potential members! The new spouse forms can be found here as well. 
The following forms can be found in the link: 
  • Standard Rotarian Membership Packet
  • Corporate Membership Packet
  • Spouse Membership Packet
Please submit the forms filled out to Dalyn Novak ( so she can get new member information added to ClubRunner after the board's approval! 
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