Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
June 1, 2020 
This Week's Program: June 4, 2021
Please join us in person: 

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
If you are vaccinated there is no need for you to wear a mask while on  campus unless you feel more comfortable doing so.  If you are unvaccinated you will need to continue to wear a mask and social distance 6' from others while eating. These are Park University's rules so please take note.
We are intending to have boxed lunches for those who attend the meeting. 
Topic: ScrapsKC
ScrapsKC is Kansas City’s creative Reuse center and is the most exciting new non-profit concept seen in a long time.  ScrapsKC focuses on caring for our local environment, education and homeless; three large issues in our community that blend beautifully together!
ScrapsKC had already diverted over 12 tons of materials from the landfill by the time it launched in September 2016.  ScrapsKC knows there is more than one way to use an object. The ScrapsKC store is filled with unique and colorful materials just waiting to be creatively reused.
We believe that education reaches far beyond the classroom and new things can be learned everyday through experiences. We teach creativity by providing an unusual array of materials for children to interact with and share unique ways to creatively reuse scraps.  Learning how to serve the homeless and bringing our materials into your home, churches and classrooms are other ways for families to learn together.
ScrapsKC is honored to be able to provide opportunities for the homeless of Kansas City. We hope to grow our resources and support network to employ our homeless volunteers as soon as possible, and play a part in their renewal as they strive to be contributing members of our community.
Brenda Mott is the Executive Director of ScrapsKC. Brenda brings significant experience to ScrapsKC.  Prior to helping start ScrapsKC, Brenda was the Director of Children’s Ministries at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.  She also founded Smart Mom University and was the Program Director of the Children’s Museum of KC.  Brenda graduated from Boston College and is an excellent Public Speaker. 
Through the diversion of manufacturing waste Brenda and her team are able to provide teachers, artists and other creative minded individuals with unique and reusable materials that enhance the creative and educational processes.
What’s really cool is how ScrapsKC engages the manpower of our local homeless population to fulfill various jobs in our retail storefront. In return for their volunteer time we provide the homeless men and women with meals, health and survival items needed for daily living on the streets. It is our desire to one day be able to provide paid positions for the homeless.
The work that Brenda and her team do at ScrapsKC is saving lives and our community!
The following students have been awarded Parkville Rotary scholarships this year. 
Taylor Lawrence of Platte County R-3 High School
Finley Bickford of Park Hill South High School
Reinhart J. Realina of Park Hill High School
Please join us June 11th for the Scholarship Awards Ceremony during our Friday membership meeting at noon to learn more about these amazing students.

Participate with Parkville Rotary in the parade the morning of Saturday, July 4th, 2021!
Parade Line Up: 9am
Parade Begins: 10am at 63rd & Hwy 9
Parade Ends: Historic Downtown Parkville
Theme: Celebrate First Responders
Please let Bob Stone know if you intend to participate.  We are looking for members to drive their personal classic cars as well as walkers! We are always near the front of the parade so it won't take up much of your morning! 

If you are interested in helping build cars for kids as discussed in last week's presentation, please contact Rebecca Kidwell.  They are always looking for volunteers. 
Upcoming Programs
Jun 04, 2021 12:00 PM
Jun 11, 2021 12:00 PM
Jun 18, 2021 12:00 PM
IN-PERSON Weekly Meeting
Jun 25, 2021 5:30 PM
Changing of the Guard Meeting
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Comfort
May 30
Join Date
Mark Comfort
May 1, 1992
29 years
Joe Carroll
May 16, 2002
19 years
Rick Williams
May 20, 2010
11 years
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