Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
September 29, 2021 
This Week's Program: October 1, 2021
Please join us in person: 

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Head Start Program (YMCA)
Head Start programs prepare America’s most vulnerable young children to succeed in school and in life beyond school. To achieve this, Head Start programs promote the school readiness of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children from low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and educational needs.  Head Start programs deliver services to children and families in core areas of early learning, health, and family well-being while engaging parents as partners every step of the way.
As it stands today, decades of research show that participation in Head Start has both short- and long-term positive effects for Head Start children and their families. Children who attend Head Start demonstrate marked academic and social progress, and are more likely to enter kindergarten ready to learn, with parents who have acquired skills to be involved and advocate for their children. 
Amy McGee has been fortunate to live and travel extensively but Kansas City has been her home since 2001. She received her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from Drury College and then obtained her graduate degree in Administrative Leadership from Central Michigan University.  She has 25 years of client-facing and administrative roles in social services within the nonprofit sector.  Amy works to protect children and strengthen families through training, engagement and community partnerships.  Amy currently works with the YMCA Head Start as the Family and Community Engagement Coordinator where she oversees the family advocates, coordinates volunteers and develops community partnerships that allow families to more easily connect with needed services.

Michelle Ford (YMCA) arranged for this program.

Volunteers Needed Saturday, October 16th! 
We are looking for volunteers for the Parkville Microbrew Festival on October 16th.  Volunteers are needed for three shifts between 11am and 5:30pm. Eight volunteers are needed. 
Shift 1, 3 people needed  -  11am - 1pm
Shift 2, 2 people needed  -  1pm - 3:15pm
Shift 3, 3 people needed  -  3:15 - 5:30pm
Please email Sandy Knoernschild,, if you can help!
The Parkville Rotary Book Club - Book 2
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, October 1st.
So come with ideas...  No need to RSVP, we’re going to keep this very informal.  
We hope you’ll join us! 
Upcoming Programs
Oct 01, 2021 12:00 PM
Ford / YMCA
Oct 08, 2021 12:00 PM
Oct 15, 2021 12:00 PM
Oct 22, 2021 12:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Betty Knight
September 2
Join Date
Bob Stone
September 1, 1983
38 years
Dave Overman
September 1, 1983
38 years
Homer Williams
September 1, 1981
40 years
Steve Bleish
September 1, 1983
38 years
Robert Kersey
September 12, 2014
7 years
Scott Walterbach
September 25, 2009
12 years
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