Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
May 16, 2023 
Saturday Social Breakfast: May 20, 2023
English Landing Park @ 8:30am
8701 McAfee St, Parkville, MO 64152
Topic: Changing of the Guard  
This is a wonderful social function brought back this year due to an overwhelming response to last year's Saturday Morning in the Park. Please meet at 8:30 am in the first shelter on the left as you enter in the park. Look for our flag. 
Plenty of parking and bring your lawn chairs also as we fill up fast. Great breakfast food with coffee involved! Breakfast provided by The Baker's Table in Parkville, Missouri. 
Afterwards take a walk on the trail and go see what is fresh at the market.  Look for a signup at Rotary or respond to your emails.

RSVP by Thursday to reserve your spot! 
We hope to see you there!
We had a great meeting last Friday at the YMCA presenting our scholarships to the three recipients:
Yesem Hailemariam of Park Hill South
Dylan Robertson of Platte County
Sarah Humburg of Platte County
Each recipient was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. 

Memorial Day, May 29, 2023, is our first flag deployment of 2023.  Have you renewed your flag subscription for this year yet?  Click on the 'Click Me!' link below to go to the website. The link can be used for first time subscribers as well. 

If you are able to help the Flag Committee in placing flags in yards around Parkville please email Steve Bleish at The Flag Committee is always looking for good volunteers! 
The Walterbach boys helping with flags. :)
Shoes for Orphan Souls Drop Off 
Kathy Leibrand, Bob Stone, Robert Kersey, and Lynn Fahy were present at the shoe drop-off in the old K-Mart parking lot at 72nd Street and I-29 recently. Our club has been participating in this donation event for many years. 
Our District’s annual Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls shoe drive led by our Shoes Cheerleader, Larry Lunsford, contributed a total collection this year 10,180 pairs of new shoes for vulnerable children.
The shoes and over 12,000 pairs of socks, were picked up by the Rotary District 6040 caravan and shipped to nonprofit Buckner International. More than $32,000 in cash donations were also received. The shoes will be sorted and distributed by Buckner to children in countries like Guatemala and Dominican Republic.
The shoes collected during the drive will provide hope for children living in orphanages and impoverished communities where Buckner International offers a variety of holistic services. Through foster care, empowerment programs, transitional care and humanitarian aid, Buckner International supports children and families in countries such as the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico and Peru.
About Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls:
Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®, the largest humanitarian aid project of Buckner International, provides new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and throughout the world. Since 1999, Buckner Shoes has collected and distributed nearly 5 million pairs of new shoes, serving children in more than 80 countries. Thirty percent of the shoes benefit children living in the U.S.
Our District since Larry Lunsford started this in 2001 has collected $395,034 Shoes, 58, 310 Socks, 27,564 Laces and over $266,126.00 in funds. Thank you to all our Rotarians in District 6040 for your efforts this year and to Larry Lunsford for starting this great International Project for our District!
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. 
Community. Networking. Support. Rest & Relaxation. 
Arrrgh & Arrrgh is an opportunity for Park University Athletics to showcase the athletics department and the Parkville community.  Come spend an afternoon in Parkville with your favorite girlfriends to shop, walk, and learn about the power of sport combined with a fantastic education.  Hors d'Oeuvres, Wines by Jennifer, a silent auction, goodie bags, and a delightful gathering will be had at the Breckon Sports Center to finish off the afternoon. Networking and professional development opportunities are powerful tool for our guests, the Park University athletics staff and most of all, our athletes. By participating in Arrrgh and Arrrgh you will be supporting the Park Athletics staff expand their professional development which impacts the student athlete experience.

Date: May 17, 2023
Check-In: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM at Breckon Sports Center Dome
Event: 2:30-4:00 PM

11:30 AM-2:30 PM Optional Event [Select 1]

2:30 PM-4:00 PM – Arrrgh & Arrrgh Program at Breckon Sports Center Dome

  • Silent Auction – Themed Baskets
  • Happy Hour with drinks & hors d'oeuvre
  • Presentation about Park Athletics
  • Music

4:00 PM

  • Flowers
Register/RSVP by clicking the blue box link below.  
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. 

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! 
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program 
The Missouri Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (MoSFMNP) provides benefits to low-income seniors (60 years of age or older) residing in one of 47 Missouri counties. Eligible seniors receive $50 in benefits annually. Benefits can be exchanged for eligible foods at a farmers market or roadside stand with an authorized farmer.
Benefits issued to eligible participants: June 1-September 30 
Participants can redeem benefits: June 1 - October 31
Park Hill Community Alliance for Youth Coalition

The Parkville Rotary Club is invited to attend an event with the Park Hill School District because of our influence and concern for area families. 
The coalition is hosting a Coffee with CAFY event hosted on May 19th from 9-10am at the Community Room in the Mid-Continent Public Library, Green Hills Road Branch. A formal invitation is attached in the link below. 

You may have heard of CAFY before, but CAFY is a coalition made up of parents, community members, agencies and individuals who are concerned about the health and safety of youth within the community.   CAFY has been around for decades but as substance use and mental health needs rise among area youth, we are looking to increase the efforts and impact of our group.

You can RSVP by replying to Ashley, clicking on 'RSVP Here' below!  If you have any questions or want additional information, please reach out to Ashley!  

Ashley Halter, MA
Program Director 
Park Hill Community Alliance for Youth
Visit our website:
Follow us on Facebook: 
Follow us on Instagram:
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
May 20, 2023 8:30 AM
Breakfast Social/Changing of the Guard/Parkville Farmer's Market at English Landing
May 26, 2023 12:00 PM
Rotary presentation of Painting and an update from Park University
Jun 02, 2023 12:08 PM
Platte County Parks & Recreation Information
Jun 09, 2023 12:00 PM
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dean Katerndahl
May 23
Mark Comfort
May 30
Join Date
Mark Comfort
May 1, 1992
31 years
Joe Carroll
May 16, 2002
21 years
Rick Williams
May 20, 2010
13 years
Sign Up to Receive Our Weekly Newsletters!
Want to receive our weekly newsletter? Click on the link below for the sign up page! 
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
Please submit the forms filled out to Dalyn Novak ( so she can get new member information added to ClubRunner after the board's approval! 
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7