Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
July 28, 2020 
Fifth Friday Pizza Shoppe: July 30, 2021
Please join us at Pizza Shoppe at 7687 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151 at 5:30pm this Friday, July 30th. The cost of the meal is covered by the club but beverages are paid for by individuals.
RSPV by emailing Bob Stone at  Reservations are not required so please come even if you haven't told Bob! 
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
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 Opportunity!  We Need YOU!  
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! 
Upcoming Programs
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
Aug 20, 2021 12:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kent Mayfield
July 3
Dave Napoli
July 4
Sandy Knoernschild
July 8
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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