Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
July 19, 2022 

Join Us at the Parkville Farmers Market & Breakfast in the Park
Saturday, July 23, 2022 @ 8:30 AM
No Thursday Social this month.  Instead, please join us for breakfast and shopping at the Parkville Farmer’s Market this Saturday! 

We will meet at the market location in the parking lot, grab our breakfast, share some time together, and then check out the fresh fruits and vegetables.
You may sign up for a Chick-fil-A breakfast for $10.00 Each. Sign up by Thursday by emailing Sandy Knoernschild at
Please note your choice in advance Chicken, Sausage, or Bacon Biscuit with hashbrowns and coffee. This will be automatically charged to your Rotary account.  Beat the heat and get out early!
Parkville Rotary Board Meeting 
The board will meet August 5th at 11am, prior to the regular Friday meeting in the same room, PDL-MA. Please plan to attend if you are a board member. If you are unable to attend please let Kathy Leibrand know. 
Those not on the board are always welcome to come and listen in or learn how you can become more active in our club. 
New Sergeant at Arms: Michelle Sparks 
Please help the board welcome Michelle Sparks as our new Sergeant at Arms!  Michelle accepted the position last week before our last meeting and served at her first meeting last week.  Michelle is our newest member and wants to be more active in the community and our club so please welcome her when you see her! 
You're Invited - this Friday!
I'm hoping you saw the email that I sent out club-wide inviting you to a going away party for Don & Sandy Breckon for Friday, July 22nd.  Homer Williams and I would love to have you attend. 
Don & Sandy Breckon's Going Away Party 
Hosted by Homer Williams/WSKF Architects
Location: WSKF Architects, 110 Armour Road, North Kansas City, MO 64116
Time: 6-8pm 
If you are able to attend please RSVP so that we can make sure to have enough food and refreshments for those who attend. Please email me at 
Cards and well wishes are encouraged! Thanks and we hope to see you there! 
Dalyn Novak
Executive Secretary
A Thank-You from Don & Sandy Breckon 
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
Thank you for the “Don Breckon Day”.  It was great fun, and was very much appreciated, especially the memories and tributes.
Serving with you and many others for nearly 35 years has been a privilege and a pleasure, and together our small club has worked wonders in the community and the world.  Your friendship and our fellowship at meetings and beyond have been especially meaningful during the 21 years of my retirement.
You are among the finest people I know, and Rotary is among the finest organizations I know.  Your commitment to “Service Above Self” and “The Four Way Test” is exemplary!
I have especially appreciated commitment to “The Four Way Test” when engaged in business relationships with Rotarians Steve Bleish, Mark Comfort, Scott McRuer, Sandi Schmude and Bill Quitmier.  The same goes for when I was at Park and employed the services of Tony Tognascioli and Homer Williams.  (Forgive me if I have missed some.)
I will be transferring to a smaller Club, where two Clubs recently combined, but retained all the projects of each of them.  They are very active, and I look forward to getting to know them.  However, I expect to be back in Parkville and look forward to seeing you at a meeting.  It most likely will be late Fall or early Spring, when it is cold up there and warm down here. 
Yes, this Club has challenges, and thus it has always been, but I am confident the Club is in good hands and will prosper.  All the best.
Don (and Sandy) Breckon
(L to R): Kathy Leibrand, Mark Comfort, Don Breckon, Sandy Breckon, & Steve Youngblood
Two RYLA Attendees Express Gratitude

From Eddie Batts, our RYLA committee chair:
Dear Parkville Rotary Club,

The Missouri RYLA Academy has been a really fun and great experience for me. I was able to make a lot of new friends with most of my group members and probably made life long friends. Thank you very much for making this experience possible.
Something we did that was a personal highlight for me was when I was able to talk and go out of my comfort zone, dance with 2 of new girl friends that I made because I usually can't really talk to girls or really dance with them.
It would be great to have the opportunity to thank your club personally, please let me know when it would be possible to visit one of your club meetings.
Sincerely, Daniel Reyes
Good Afternoon Eddie Batts, 
Thank you so much for letting me go to RYLA. Click on this link for a special video message I prepared:
Thank you again! 
Dulce Reyes
(949) 438-9518
Upcoming Programs
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St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry at St. Therese
Aug 12, 2022
Northland Therapeutic Riding Center
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kent Mayfield
July 3
Sandy Knoernschild
July 8
Join Date
Scott McRuer
July 1, 1988
34 years
Lee McLain
July 8, 2016
6 years
Greg Prymak
July 18, 2005
17 years
Michelle Ford
July 20, 2020
2 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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