Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
May 23, 2023 
This Week's Program: May 26, 2023
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Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Rotary Presentation of Painting & Update from Park University
Shane B. Smeed was appointed president effective January 2022, having been interim president since December 2020. Before his recent appointment, Smeed served as Park’s vice president and chief operating officer. In that role, Smeed provided strategic and tactical leadership to more than half of the University’s staff in the areas of enrollment management, student success, financial aid services, marketing, student engagement, athletics and campus center operations. In addition, he was responsible for approximately 16,000 students annually, including 10,000 active duty, National Guard, reserve, veteran and military family member students.

Smeed has more than 20 years of progressive experience in higher education. Smeed earned a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Saint Louis University and a Master of Business degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.

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Memorial Day, May 29, 2023, is our first flag deployment of 2023.  Have you renewed your flag subscription for this year yet?  Click on the 'Click Me!' link below to go to the website. The link can be used for first time subscribers as well. 

If you are able to help the Flag Committee in placing flags in yards around Parkville please email Steve Bleish at The Flag Committee is always looking for good volunteers! 
Dave Rittman Named Rotarian of the Year
A warm congratulations to Dave Rittman who was named Rotarian of the Year by President Kathy Leibrand.  He was honored at the Changing of the Guard event last Saturday morning at English Landing Park. 
Volunteers Needed - Chamber Golf Outing
The chamber is looking for Parkville Rotarians to volunteer to help with check-in the morning of the golf outing June 12th

The event will be held at the The Deuce at The National, 6415 N National Dr., Kansas City, MO 64152
Check-in for players if from 8:00-8:45 am. Volunteers need to arrive by 7:30 am so that they have plenty of time to get set up.
Please let Sandy Knoernschild know if you can help with this event!
Save the Date! Parkville 4th of July Parade
Participate with our club in the parade on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023. For more information or to sign up to drive a car please let Bob Stone know. 

Theme: Party in the USA
Parade Line Up: 9:00 am

The parade begins at 10:00 am at 63rd Street & Hwy 9 and ends in Historic Downtown Parkville. 
EREY: Every Rotarian Every Year

Club Treasurer, Joe Carroll, and Executive Secretary, Dalyn Novak, are here to remind you to donate $100 each year to Rotary International.  Please talk with Joe if you'd like the $100 added to your next invoice. All funds need to be in to Joe in early June to count for this Rotary calendar year. 

Donations Needed to Assist Turkey Victims of the Earthquake

The Parkville Rotary Club is teaming up with the Istanbul, Turkey Rotary Club to provide relief to Turkish victims of the devastating earthquake and aftershocks that struck southern Turkey (and Syria) in February. An estimated 50,000 were killed, and over 1.9 million displaced, according to World Vision. Food, shelter, and health care are a struggle. More than 350,000 pregnant women, for example, are struggling to access health care and daily essentials, according the UN.
Funds raised in Missouri will benefit the Istanbul Rotary Club’s Project Hope, which is providing housing (523 tents and a 120-family “container camp”); food and hygiene (2,300 boxes of 11kg food packages); health care (a mobile hospital to replace one that was destroyed); and education (two mobile education centers) for survivors.
Donations in any amount are desperately needed, and deeply appreciated. Steven Youngblood has organized this fundraiser. 
1. Use this link to make a donation with a debit or credit card or Paypal.
2. Scan this QR code to make a donation with a debit or credit card or Paypal.
3. In person, at a Parkville Rotary Club meeting Fridays at noon in Park University’s Watson Literacy Center.
4. By mailed check: Parkville Rotary Club, PO Box 12064, Parkville, MO 64152. In the memo, please write in “Turkey.”
Scan this QR code to make a donation! 
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program 
The Missouri Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (MoSFMNP) provides benefits to low-income seniors (60 years of age or older) residing in one of 47 Missouri counties. Eligible seniors receive $50 in benefits annually. Benefits can be exchanged for eligible foods at a farmers market or roadside stand with an authorized farmer.
Benefits issued to eligible participants: June 1-September 30 
Participants can redeem benefits: June 1 - October 31
Member News!
Member News is a new section in the weekly newsletter.  Have news you want to share with Parkville Rotary members? Email Dalyn Novak at to have your news added.
Upcoming Programs
May 25, 2023 12:00 PM
Charity Fund Raiser
May 26, 2023 12:00 PM
Rotary presentation of Painting and an update from Park University
Jun 02, 2023 12:08 PM
Platte County Parks & Recreation Information
Jun 09, 2023 12:00 PM
TBD coming soon
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dean Katerndahl
May 23
Mark Comfort
May 30
Join Date
Mark Comfort
May 1, 1992
31 years
Joe Carroll
May 16, 2002
21 years
Rick Williams
May 20, 2010
13 years
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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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