Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
October 19, 2021 
This Week's Program: October 22, 2021
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Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: The Parkville American Legion #318
The American Legion was charted by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization.  Focusing on service to veterans, service members, and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.  Membership quickly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country.  Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide.  The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines.
Parkville, MO Post #318's History
The Parkville American Legion Post #318 was chartered in 1940.  In 1985, Post #318 adopted a new name: The Leon A. Robbins Memorial Post Number 318.  Mr. Robbins was a charter member of the post in 1940.  He served as the post's first Commander in 1941 and again in 1945. At Park College, Robbins was a professor and chairman of the mathematics department.  He passed in 1961.
In proposing naming the Post #318 after him, Raymond Paeth, Chaplain, said the majority of the posts in the district were named for veterans.  "It is only fitting and proper," the renaming resolution reads, "that the American Legion Post 318 should honor a distinguished veteran, co-founder, charter member, and first post commander, and three-time Parkville mayor." The resolution changing the post name passed on February 14, 1985.
Over the years, Post #318 has supported its community, assisted veterans, and encouraged patriotism. The post continues to grow and support veterans and our community.
Our guest speaker is Jim McCall (Navy) Commander of the American Legion Post #318 located at 11 Main Street, Parkville, Missouri 64152. Their website is Mr. McCall has some updates about the Veterans Memorial that will be located in downtown Parkville and ways that Rotary can assist.  Thank you for joining us October 22nd.
Sandy Knoernschild arranged for this program.
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 22nd.
The date was pushed back to give more people time to read the book or to finish reading the book.
So come with ideas...  No need to RSVP, we’re going to keep this very informal.  
We hope you’ll join us! 
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Wednesday, October 20th at 8-8:30pm

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RSVP for the October Pizza Shoppe 5th Friday, October 29th at 5:30pm
This month there will be a Pizza Shoppe 5th Friday at 5:30pm and not a Third Thursday event.  Please RSVP to Bob Stone at if you plan to attend. 
Address: 7687 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151
Third Thursdays & Fifth Fridays, Oh My!
Here are the plans for the upcoming events:
Third  Thursdays @ 5:30 pm - Johnny's Tavern, Table Room
November 18, 2021
January 20, 2022
February 17, 2022
March 17, 2022
May 19, 2022
Fifth Fridays @ 5:30 pm, Pizza Shoppe 
October 29, 2021
April 29, 2022
District 6040 Foundation Dinner

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, November 5th at the historic Hotel Kansas City, 1228 Baltimore Ave, KCMO at 6pm. 
All members of Rotary District 6040 are encouraged to attend the upcoming “Foundation Dinner” on Friday, November 5, 2021, at the Hotel Kansas City, once known as the Kansas City Downtown Club and the original meeting location of Rotary Club 13. Two years is too long not to come together in person with District 6040 Rotarians to celebrate the accomplishments of our individual District Clubs.
The guest speaker will be Tiffany Ervin, award-winning keynote speaker, spokesperson, and television personality, the Past District Governor of District 7670.
Fun-filled evening to include a Silent Auction and Special Raffle. Stay tuned to the District Website for additional information regarding hotel reservations,  registration and sponsorships.
Click the link below to register.
The link to Hotel Kansas City reservations is:
Hotel Kansas City is located at:
1228 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone# - 816-895-0398
When you register for the Foundation Dinner you will need to make a choice of entree. All entree's come with: Salad, Seasonal Vegetable, Seasonal Starch, Chef choice dessert. The meat choices are Chicken or Prime Rib.  You will also have a choice of a Vegetarian entree.  
The link for Foundation Dinner Registration:
Registration opens at 4:30 p.m.
Happy Hour begins at 5 p.m. (cash bar).   
Dinner to be served at 7 p.m.
Cost:  $110.00 per person. 
The last day you can register is October 29.  No exceptions.
Please note that the District is also looking for auction item for the silent auction.  They have had many wonderful items from all over the world in the past.  Please reach out to the District if you have something that you'd be willing to donate. Thank you!
Upcoming Programs
Oct 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Oct 29, 2021 5:30 PM
Pizza Shoppe
Nov 05, 2021 12:00 PM
Nov 12, 2021 12:00 PM
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