Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
June 6, 2023 
This Week's Program: June 9, 2023
Please join us in person: 

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Elizabeth Alex

Elizabeth Alex is the senior director of public relations and community outreach at Kansas City University (KCU). In her role at KCU, Elizabeth helps tell the story of the University, its programs, students, faculty and research on the KCU campuses in Kansas City and Joplin. Additionally, Elizabeth serves as co-chair of the KCU Community Outreach Task Force.

Before her work in public relations and community outreach, Elizabeth enjoyed a long career in television news. She was an anchor and reporter at KSHB-TV in Kansas City, earning many journalism awards for health and investigative reporting that included five Regional Emmys.

Additionally, Elizabeth volunteers with humanitarian organizations in the Kansas City area and around the world. She sits on the boards of Metropolitan Community College Foundation, Mattie Rhodes Center, Kansas City PBS and United Aid Foundation.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Elizabeth will discuss her humanitarian work at the Romanian-Ukraine border and tell us about the refugee mothers and children she has been serving there since the Russian invasion.

Tom Taylor arranged this program. 

Rotary Board Meeting This Friday @ 11AM
BOARD MEMBERS: There will be a Rotary Board Meeting this Friday at 64th Street HyVee prior to the regular weekly meeting.  Please let Kathy Leibrand know if you are able to attend. 
EREY: Every Rotarian Every Year

Club Treasurer, Joe Carroll, and Executive Secretary, Dalyn Novak, are here to remind you to donate $100 each year to Rotary International.  Please talk with Joe if you'd like the $100 added to your next invoice. All funds need to be in to Joe in early June to count for this Rotary calendar year. 

Volunteers Needed - Chamber Golf Outing
The chamber is looking for Parkville Rotarians to volunteer to help with check-in the morning of the golf outing June 12th

The event will be held at the The Deuce at The National, 6415 N National Dr., Kansas City, MO 64152
Check-in for players if from 8:00-8:45 am. Volunteers need to arrive by 7:30 am so that they have plenty of time to get set up.
Please let Sandy Knoernschild know if you can help with this event!
Save the Date! Parkville 4th of July Parade
Participate with our club in the parade on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023. For more information or to sign up to drive a car please let Bob Stone know. 

Theme: Party in the USA
Parade Line Up: 9:00 am

The parade begins at 10:00 am at 63rd Street & Hwy 9 and ends in Historic Downtown Parkville. 
Donations Needed to Assist Turkey Victims of the Earthquake

The Parkville Rotary Club is teaming up with the Istanbul, Turkey Rotary Club to provide relief to Turkish victims of the devastating earthquake and aftershocks that struck southern Turkey (and Syria) in February. An estimated 50,000 were killed, and over 1.9 million displaced, according to World Vision. Food, shelter, and health care are a struggle. More than 350,000 pregnant women, for example, are struggling to access health care and daily essentials, according the UN.
Funds raised in Missouri will benefit the Istanbul Rotary Club’s Project Hope, which is providing housing (523 tents and a 120-family “container camp”); food and hygiene (2,300 boxes of 11kg food packages); health care (a mobile hospital to replace one that was destroyed); and education (two mobile education centers) for survivors.
Donations in any amount are desperately needed, and deeply appreciated. Steven Youngblood has organized this fundraiser. 
1. Use this link to make a donation with a debit or credit card or Paypal.
2. Scan this QR code to make a donation with a debit or credit card or Paypal.
3. In person, at a Parkville Rotary Club meeting Fridays at noon in Park University’s Watson Literacy Center.
4. By mailed check: Parkville Rotary Club, PO Box 12064, Parkville, MO 64152. In the memo, please write in “Turkey.”
Scan this QR code to make a donation! 
Member News!
Member News is a new section in the weekly newsletter.  Have news you want to share with Parkville Rotary members? Email Dalyn Novak at to have your news added.
Upcoming Programs
Jun 09, 2023 12:00 PM
Location 64th Street HYVEE
Jun 12, 2023 7:30 AM
Volunteers Needed to Check in player participants.
Jun 16, 2023 12:00 PM
Wine Food Goodwill & Better Friendships
Jun 23, 2023 12:00 PM
Moldova Fulbright
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Larry Vawter
June 16
Scott McRuer
June 22
Join Date
Eddie Batts
June 1, 1996
27 years
Kent Mayfield
June 1, 1982
41 years
Michelle Sparks
June 10, 2022
1 year
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Parkville Rotary Membership Forms

The Membership Committee has been hard at work putting together new membership forms!  All members can `access the forms by clicking on the blue box below which will take members to a dropbox link with the forms.  Give these to potential members! The new spouse forms can be found here as well. 
The following forms can be found in the link: 
  • Standard Rotarian Membership Packet
  • Corporate Membership Packet
  • Spouse Membership Packet
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