Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
May 30, 2023 
This Week's Program: June 2, 2023
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Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Platte County Parks & Recreation
Jackie Halloran is the Recreation & Marketing Coordinator for Platte County Parks & Recreation. She has been with Platte County Parks for 5 years, a transplant from Shiloh Springs Golf Club. As the sales manager of Shiloh, she organized golf tournaments and other events including weddings at the golf course. Platte County sold the golf course to Great Life in 2018, and the sales manager position was eliminated under the new ownership. Platte County Parks quickly scooped her up when the Recreation & Marketing Coordinator position opened. Jackie plans all of the park's events and programs, and the marketing which includes keeping the website and facebook page updated. She also handles all of the ballfield and shelter reservations for the two Platte County owned and operated Parks: Barry Platte Park and Platte Ridge Park. When not in the office, you will more than likely see Jackie on water, usually the Missouri River or Smithville Lake. An avid stand up paddler, and last year turned kayaker. A 10-year dream that came to fruition, she completed the MR 340  (in 2022) in 74 hours (Missouri River race from Kansas City to St. Louis). While she enjoys all of the Platte County programs, her favorite is when she can get folks out in a kayak on the Platte River. 

Jackie will be joined by Chris Oryshyn the Platte County Parks Assistant Director. Chris Oryshyn is a 15+ year Platte County Parks employee who started out cutting grass. He graduated from Northwest with a Recreation Parks Management degree, and he is now the Platte County Parks Assistant Director. He oversees all of the capital projects and the outreach grant program. The most recent activation of a brand new Park in Southern Platte County is Michael Gunn Park. Chris planned a 1-mile trail as part of the first phase. Chris currently stays busy with the two huge projects at Brush Creek Trail and Platte Ridge Park.  He is also a coach to his three kids including soccer, baseball, basketball, and football. He is very active with his family and promotes the "get outside" theme while taking them biking, fishing, and gardening etc.

We all enjoy the parks in Platte County so come and hear how they are being taken care of! 



A Big Thanks to Scott Walterbach...

...for volunteering to help with the Parkville Rotary facebook page and posting our recent events. Go take a look!

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! 
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
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 02, 2023 12:08 PM
Platte County Parks & Recreation Information
Jun 09, 2023 12:00 PM
TBD coming soon
Jun 12, 2023 7:30 AM
Volunteers Needed to Check in player participants.
Jun 17, 2023 12:00 PM
Wine, Food, Goodwill and Better Friendships
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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
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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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