Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
November 2, 2022 

This Week's Program: November 4, 2022
Please join us in person: 
Park University Underground, Watson Literacy Center (WLC)

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Ryan Lawn & Tree

Mark Stuhlsatz has been a Parkville resident for over 20 years, has worked extensively in the Parkville community and now is working with Ryan Lawn and Tree.  He is here today to explain a little about Ryan and help you understand the mission that Ryan Lawn and Tree is on.  Please join us!

New Meeting Space & Parking Information 
In case you haven't seen the recent news we have a new meeting room in the underground, the Watson Literacy Center. A map is provided in the link below. 
Possible Snowflake Party? RSVP Today!
The board is looking at a possible party on Sunday, January 8, 2023. Sandy Knoernschid is working on setting up a party for the first time in several years due to COVID. 
One possibility would be a dinner at the Cafe Des Ames in Parkville. They have limited seating for only 40. The cost for the meal would be $50 +tax, tip and any adult beverages. 
Please email Bob Stone at with "yes" or "no" as soon as possible. If more than 40 members and guests are interested then either the first 40 will be able to attend or a change in location will need to be arranged. 
Last Friday was the second year of the Purple Pinkie Donut fundraiser. Our district raised $102,918.75 with all of the matching funds. 
District 6040 Foundation Dinner
Please join our District Governor Kent Shelman on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs for the 2022 District 6040 Foundation Dinner. 
We will celebrate the accomplishments of our individuals and Clubs in our District during the 2021-2022 Rotary year!
The quest speaker will be Mike McGovern who is the chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee. He is a member of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine USA Club.
This will be a Fun-filled evening to include a Silent Auction and Special Raffle. 
The Silent Auction Items will be online for your bidding starting this Thursday so be looking for that email from the district.  There will be some great things up for auction. 
Raffle Items can be found here: 
Rotary International Conference 
Melbourne, Australia! 
Dear 6040 Rotarians-
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of attending my first Rotary International Convention in Houston.
It was amazing!
Meeting Rotarians from other part of our country and the world and listening to them share their Rotary experience was one of the most profound things I have encountered in my Rotary journey.
Not only did I make new friends and get reacquainted with Rotarians from the Philippines whom I have not seen since my GSE trip back in 2001, but I was able to bring ideas back to our district and share those ideas with Rotarians with specific project priorities. Projects addressing human trafficking, Alzheimer's therapies and better community engagement are now being implemented in our district thanks to International Convention.
Next year's convention is in late May in Melbourne Australia. The prospect of traveling that far for a week or so may sound daunting but it is totally worth it! You have no appreciation of the power of Rotary until you attend one of these events.
I am inviting you to join my wife and I at the Convention.
If you register before December 15th, you get $100 off your registration fee.
The link to register is:
I hope to see you there!
Yours in Rotary Service
Randy Steinman
District Governor Elect
District 6040
Paul Harris Fellow Matching Points Program
Please see attached and below from Annual Funds Chair, Jodi Sundaram, for exciting information about District 6040's matching points program and share with your club's members!
Rotary District 6040
2022-2023 Annual Fund Points Match Program
  • The first $500 contributed per member to the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation during the 2022-2023 Rotary year will be given a match of 500 D6040 Foundation Points to move you to Paul Harris Fellow status. 
  • Period for matching begins on August 5th, 2022 and ends on December 31st, 2022.
  • Please email Jodi Sundaram at once you have made a qualifying contribution so that we can be sure to properly match this with the 500 points.
In Rotary year 2018/2019 our club was 100% PHF members. This has been achieved many times throughout our club's history. 
Upcoming Programs
Nov 04, 2022
Who is Ryan Lawn and Tree?
Nov 11, 2022
Nov 17, 2022
Social Event Food & Conversation
Nov 24, 2022
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Neil Davidson
November 13
Bill Quitmeier
November 19
Tony Tognascioli
November 20
Dave Rittman
November 21
Spouse Birthdays
Mimi Comfort
November 3
Nancy Quitmeier
November 10
Join Date
Bill Quitmeier
November 1, 1985
37 years
Betty Knight
November 17, 1999
23 years
Carolyn Payne
November 17, 1997
25 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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