Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
September 30, 2020 
This Week's Program: October 2, 2020

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
MEETING ID: 298-478-705

Topic: I Pour Life, Older Foster Youth & the Cost of Doing Nothing 

Julie Higgins is the founder and CEO of I Pour Life, an international non-profit organization working to help individuals become self-sufficient through developmental programs in the United States and Ethiopia. Julie founded I Pour Life in 2011 after decades of experience as a nationally recognized entrepreneur. She has successfully built and sold several businesses, and strategically consulted growing businesses to help them flourish at the next level. Julie serves on numerous executive boards and is a graduate of Evangel University. She resides in Ozark, Missouri with her husband Paul.
Julie will be sharing a presentation entitled "Older Foster Youth and the Cost of Doing Nothing." She will share the implications of allowing young people to exit state foster care without the resources to live a self-sufficient life, and what I Pour Life does to develop these youth. 
COVID-19 UPDATE: Parkville Rotary has been meeting virtually since mid-March due to the pandemic.  Our club will continue to meet virtually until the Parkville Rotary Board determines it is again safe for our members and guests to meet in-person.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)

Rotary Leadership Institute is a leadership development program designed for those Rotarians who have the potential and willingness to engage in club leadership (not necessarily as club presidents) to provide them with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills so important in voluntary organizations. The leadership skills you will develop at RLI will help you in your leadership efforts professionally and in other service organizations as well as in Rotary.
RLI  Part I is coming to you online via Zoom in October and November.  An agenda is attached for your convenience.  Also attached are couple of documents: "Preparing to Participate in RLI Part I Online 2020" and " Tips for Participating in an online meeting".  They both give you the guidelines for the class.  Please note that you must attend all nights in either the October or November session. 
The dates are noted below:
Tech Night-Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 6:00 
Night One -Oct. 19 from 5:30 to  8:15
Night Two -Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 8:15
Tech Night-Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 6:00 
Night One -Nov. 16 from 5:30 to  8:15
Night Two -Nov. 23 from 5:30 to 8:15
The cost is $20 and you can register at  You or your club can pay online or send me a check mailed to 861 Fairway Drive, Suite B, Chillicothe, MO  64601. If you have trouble registering, let me know and I'll be glad to sign you up.  Or if you have any questions, please let me know.  My contact information is noted below.
I look forward to hearing from you soon,
Julie (The REAL) McCoy
RLI Coordinator for District 6040
Rotary Zone Summit - October 10th

The 2020 Virtual Summit is designed to let Rotarians share information, build connections, and exchange ideas about Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.
This will be a unique opportunity to:
  • network online with other Rotarians;
  • get a quick, 20 minute overview of four key Rotary initiatives;
  • take a deeper, 60 minute dive into one of six specific areas of interest;
  • get a quick, 15 minute update on Rotary’s progress toward global Polio eradication;
  • hear a humorous and motivational message about Rotaract;
  • get new ideas on building your club’s membership;
  • hear from the Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta or Foundation Trustee Ian Risely;
  • get tips on leading your Rotary or work team through a crisis;
  • support our Zone service projects
  • and more, all without having to pay for registration, meals, travel or lodging!
Our 2020 Virtual Summit will start at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 10th and will wrap up at 3:30 p.m. when the last breakout sessions conclude. The entire event is online, so you’ll incur no travel, lodging, or food costs.
In the morning, we’ll get updates on our final push to end Polio, timely thoughts on diversity, an energetic pitch on “Do Goodery”, and learn how to be better leaders in times of crisis and disaster. For first-timers, there will be quick overviews of Rotary’s Membership, Public Image, and Rotary Foundation initiatives.
Afternoon breakouts chosen at registration, will engage you with in-depth discussions about our new Area of Focus, Supporting the Environment, Grant ideas for your club or district, engaging younger members, continuity in planning from year-to-year, public speaking, and more.

Visiting our House of Friendship will allow you to dive deeper into a variety of Rotary experiences, shop our vendors and network with old, and new, friends.
There is no registration fee, so be sure to invite others in your Club to join you in attending. If you can do so safely, you and others may want to get together in one place to watch on a big-screen TV, where you can also enjoy each other’s company. I look forward to seeing you virtually on October 10th.
Don Gladhart
District Governor 2020-21
Rotary International District 6040
Empowering Women in Rotary Event

Mark your calendar now for this season's third Empowering Women in Rotary event: Together, We End Polio - 6 P.M. Monday, October 12. In this tremendous presentation, we'll learn about the struggles and triumphs in the battle to finally eradicate polio from the face of the earth, from two people who have experienced polio first hand, and have been on the front lines of the battle. Join PDGs Ann Lee Husey and Carl Chinnery for this informative and moving presentation. Don't miss it. For more information and to register visit 
Programs Etiquette for 2020-2021

We are starting a new Rotary year so here are a few reminders to help you find a speaker for your date. 
1) All members are assigned a date to provide a Friday program. Please find a speaker to present that day. You will be finding a speaker about once a year. It is much easier to find a speaker a few months in advance vs. a few weeks so PLAN AHEAD! You can also be your own speaker if you have an interesting topic to talk about!
2) Remember to keep your topic free of politics and religion!  
3) When you know who you are having talk let Scott Walterbach ( and Dalyn Novak ( know so they can add it to the event list in ClubRunner.  
4) Have your speaker email you a short biography and description of their speech and email it to Scott Walterbach and Dalyn Novak for the weekly newsletter. Please email this to them no later than the Friday before your speaker is to present! Earlier is always preferred!  This is key so that there is enough time to get the information into the weekly newsletter. Please don't make us hunt you down! No one has time for that!   
5) Make sure you provide the Zoom meeting information provided above to your speaker so they can join our virtual meeting! They will be able to present a powerpoint, etc. 

6) If you are having a hard time finding a speaker email Scott Walterbach (  We get emails often from people who would love to come speak to our club. 
Thank you!
Dalyn Novak & Scott Walterbach
Upcoming Programs
Oct 02, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Oct 09, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Oct 16, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Oct 23, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Betty Knight
September 2
Ryan Reed
September 7
Join Date
Bob Stone
September 1, 1983
37 years
Dave Overman
September 1, 1983
37 years
Homer Williams
September 1, 1981
39 years
Steve Bleish
September 1, 1983
37 years
Robert Kersey
September 12, 2014
6 years
Del Weiz
September 25, 2019
1 year
Scott Walterbach
September 25, 2009
11 years
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