Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
August 25, 2020 
 
This Week's Program: August 27, 2021
 
 
HYBRID MEETING
 
Please join us in person: 
 
OR

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
https://park.zoom.us/j/298478705
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
 
 
Topic: Life as an Entomologist - Lee Burgess 
 
A Connecticut Yankee by birth Lee’s first 9 years were spent in New Haven where his father worked for Wire Rope Corporation of America.  His family moved to St. Joseph, MO in 1950 where the company was transferred to be closer to their wire supplier, Armco Steel in Kansas City.  He attended elementary school and Central High School.  Following graduation they moved to North Easton, MA when his dad went to work for his grandfather at an iron foundry which manufactured parts for many types of tools.  He attended the University of Massachusetts and earned a BS in Wildlife Management. He headed west to seek my fortune. Lee spent the following summer working at a national wildlife refuge in Northwest Missouri.  Then it was off to the University of Missouri where he earned a masters degree in entomology.  It was there he met his wife Carol.  After finishing at Mizzou they moved to Kansas City where Carol became a guidance counselor at Oak Park High School.  They have two children: Brian and Sara.
 
Lee was an area Entomologist for the Missouri Department of Agriculture where he was responsible for inspections of nurseries, garden centers, and greenhouses looking for insect pests and plant diseases.  Additional duties included trapping and monitoring exotic pests such as Japanese Beetle and Gypsy Moth and speaking to various groups regarding plant pests.  Concurrently with my full-time job, he was also an adjunct instructor of Biology at Maple Woods Community College, a position he held until retiring in 2012. 
 
 
 
 
Parkville Rotary Board Meeting - This Friday

Board Members: Please join us at 11am Friday, August 20th in the regular Rotary meeting room, PDL-MA for a board meeting.  If you are unable to attend, please let Scott Walterbach know. 
 
 
 
 
 
The Parkville Rotary Book Club - Book 2
NEW DATE DUE TO THIRD THURSDAYS
 
Thank you to all those who participated in reading Book 1 - Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek.  Book two will be Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss.

The goal of this group is to read a leadership or personal development type book & discuss with your fellow community leaders at Rotary.  We will discuss for 10-15 minutes or so after the meeting on Friday, September 24th.
 
So come with ideas...  No need to RSVP, we’re going to keep this very informal.  
 
We hope you’ll join us! 
 
Upcoming Programs
Aug 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Burgess
Sep 03, 2021 12:00 PM
TBD
Sep 10, 2021 12:00 PM
TBD
Sep 16, 2021 5:30 AM
Johnny's Tavern
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kathy Leibrand
August 8
 
Greg Prymak
August 13
 
Tom Taylor
August 23
 
Mark Stuhlsatz
August 24
 
Join Date
Ryne Kloeppel
August 2, 2013
8 years
 
Sandy Knoernschild
August 3, 2018
3 years
 
Steven Youngblood
August 10, 2012
9 years
 
Bob Caplinger
August 14, 2009
12 years
 
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