Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
July 14, 2020 
This Week's Program: July 16, 2021

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Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Kansas City Sports Commission
Kathy Nelson of the Kansas City Sports Commission will speak this Friday. 
As two non-profit organizations founded in 1966, our staff works to fulfill the mission to enhance the quality of life and economic success of Greater Kansas City by taking the lead in maintaining and selectively acquiring a diversity of amateur and professional sporting events; to collaborate with area economic development and agencies to attract and retain amateur and professional sports organizations; and to promote the lifetime benefits of sports for the citizens of Greater Kansas City. 
Kathy Nelson is the President and CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission. She works to promote Kansas City sports locally and nationally with the goal of attracting, retaining and facilitating sports events and organizations.  She helps the bi-state region realize the economic, social and community-building benefits of sports.
Nelson has become an influential leader in Kansas City.  In recognition of her contribution, The Kansas City Star included Nelson on their 2020 list of the 50 Most Influential People in Kansas City Sports History, ranking her at #38 and making her one of only four women represented.  Prior to that, she had been named one of the 20 Most Influential Sports Figures in Kansas City placing her at #5 behind Clark Hunt (CEO/owner of the Kansas City Chiefs), Dayton Moore (Kansas City Royals general manager), Peter Vermes (Sporting Kansas City’s Coach/Technical Director) and David Glass (former owner of the Kansas City Royals). 
Prior to joining the KC Sports Commission staff, she was an active volunteer and member of WIN for KC and the KC Sports Commission for over ten years.  She was previously on the WIN for KC Advisory Board and has also been involved on the Women’s Sports Award Celebration committee.  
Along her career path, Nelson has received numerous Telly, Emmy and cable television awards for television production, specifically sports production.  She was the first woman to win a regional Emmy for the production of an NFL game in the early 2000’s.  She attended Truman State University.
In her free time you can find Nelson volunteering in the community. She is married with two very active daughters who are also involved in volunteering and participating in their community.

The program was arranged by Steve Bleish.
We Miss You, Parkville Rotarians!!
Please come back to Rotary!
We haven’t seen some you in a while and we miss you!  We need your participation!  Now is an excellent time to renew your commitment to attend club meetings regularly.  We have returned to luncheon meetings in the Park University Commercial Underground; same location and time as before.  We have many great programs planned and would love to see you.  Please join us for lunch and fellowship.  If you know someone that could be interested in Rotary, please bring them along.  Hope to see you soon. 

Debbie Hopkins & Don Breckon, Membership Co-Chairs
Don't Forget: Introducing the Parkville Rotary Book Club 
This is an invitation 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 8/13/21 & someone else can pick the next book. 
So come with ideas...  No need to RSVP, we’re going to keep this very informal.  Our book for this first meeting is Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek, available on Audible, approximately 8 hours. 
About Sinek, from Amazon: “Simon Sinek, an unshakable optimist, is the author of the bestselling book Start with Why, which challenged traditional assumptions about how great leaders and great companies inspire people. He has presented his ideas to Fortune 100 companies and small start-ups; to nonprofits and members of Congress; to foreign ambassadors and the highest levels of the U.S. military, among many others. His TEDTalk based on Start with Why is the second most popular video of all time on He lives in New York City.” 
About Leaders Eat Last also from Amazon, regarding his search for why some teams pull together & others don’t: “The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. ‘Officers eat last,’ he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care.” This is part of my focus to reconnect with each other after a long COVID hiatus. 
I hope you’ll join us.   
Scott Walterbach, President of Parkville Rotary
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