Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
July 21, 2020 

This is a LONG newsletter with lots of good information!
This Week's Program: July 23, 2021

Please join us in person: 

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Alzheimer's 101
With over 6 million people diagnosed in the US at a cost of 355 billion—and with no cure in sight—Alzheimer’s disease has become a public health crisis and yet few people know where to turn to or what to do once they or a loved one gets the diagnosis.
Please join Joan Cabell to discuss:  the general symptoms of Alzheimer’s; how it affects different populations; the 10 warning signs, the toll on caregivers, and how you can receive help.
Joan Cabell has been involved with the nonprofit world for over 20 years. Currently she is the Development Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter where she is responsible for a staff of 4 and 8 walks in a 65 county area.
Her previous fundraising roles included being the Development Director for the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College Foundation in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  She focused on developing and implementing fundraising strategies including individual giving, corporate contributions, and foundation grants.
Previously she spent 15 years with United Way. In her last role at United Way, she was Vice President of Workforce Giving providing leadership and direction for managing workplace campaigns which represented more than 1600 contributing organizations.
She and her husband Pete have been happily married for 29 years and have two wonderful daughters; one of which lives and works in Tel Aviv and the other just graduated with her Master’s Degree in Accounting.

The program was arranged by Dalyn Novak.
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
City of Parkville Summer 2021 Newsletter 
Don't miss the City of Parkville's quarterly newsletter.  Click the button below to view the electronic version of the newsletter.  Don't miss the Parkville Rotary ad on page six. 
Thank you to the City of Parkville for allowing our club to advertise in the quarterly newsletter at no cost to the club. We greatly appreciate all you do for our club! 
RSVP For Our 5th Friday Pizza Shoppe Dinner

Please email Bob Stone ( with your RSVP for the 5th Friday Pizza Shoppe Dinner.  The event starts at 5:30pm. 
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
Volunteer Opportunities!  We Need YOU!  

Opportunity #1: Red Cross Blood Drive TODAY!
Blood donations are urgently needed - there is currently a severe shortage. Give the gift of life! Just one pint of your healthy blood can save up to three lives. Please pass along this info to family and friends who may be able to help. 
Appointments are needed. You can schedule your donation now at:
You may also go to and type in zip code 64098 to find Holy Trinity's drive, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Holy Trinity is in Weston, MO at 407 Cherry Street. 

If you are unable to donor tomorrow please consider searching for another location or time in the near future with the American Red Cross or the Community Blood Center in Gladstone, MO. Save a life! 
Opportunity #2:  Journey to New Life 5K, Saturday, July 31st
JTNL has a fun opportunity for you Saturday July 31st. There are 3 high school students who are hosting a 5k for JTNL. All proceeds go to JTNL! They are needing volunteers to tend the drink stations & cheer on runners.
The race is in Parkville at English Landing Park at 8am. In the volunteer sign-up linked below it says 5 am - 2pm start time but the host sent us the message below. 
(It’s says we want volunteers there at 5am but if they are there by 7/7:30 that will be fine. It also says that clean up might run till 2pm but I highly doubt that will happen, just short of a catch all. They should be out of there by 10/10:30.) 
Here is the link to sign up for the 5k:
Here is the link to be a volunteer:
They would love the help & we'd love to see your all's faces! Let me know if I can answer any questions. 
All the best,
Madeline Jones
Parkville Days Parade 
Saturday, August 21, 2021

Please email Bob Stone ( if you intend to walk or drive in the parade. 
Parade Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Parade Line Up: 9 am
The parade begins at 10:00 am at 63rd Street and Hwy 9 and ends at Historic Downtown Parkville
Theme: “Parade of the Stars”
Group Name: Parkville Rotary Club
Contact Person: Bob Stone

If someone is interested in heading up the walkers the club would be greatly appreciative! 
Be on the Lookout for a Thank You... 

Steve Youngblood organized a PPE drive for India Pakistan earlier this year when their COVID-19 numbers were climbing.
Parkville Rotary donated $500 to the cause.

We have a thank you email with a video that we want to share with all of you!
Upcoming Programs
Jul 23, 2021 12:00 PM
Jul 30, 2021 5:30 PM
Pizza Shoppe
Aug 06, 2021 12:00 PM
Aug 13, 2021 12:00 PM
Ed Linnebur Executive Director of the Parkville EDC
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kent Mayfield
July 3
Dave Napoli
July 4
Join Date
Scott McRuer
July 1, 1988
33 years
Lee McLain
July 8, 2016
5 years
Tom Taylor
July 16, 2010
11 years
Greg Prymak
July 18, 2005
16 years
Michelle Ford
July 20, 2020
1 year
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