Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
May 5, 2020 
This Week's Program: May 7, 2021
This is our second hybrid meeting.
Please wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose to the meeting. Lunch will NOT be provided but those who are interested in bringing their own sack lunch are welcome.  Clean up is the individual members' responsibility.

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Please join us in person at:
Central Bank 
8401 NW 45 Highway
Parkville, MO 64152
Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: The KC Airshow is Back! 
The KC Air Show Presented by Garmin returns to the air July 3-4, 2021 at New Century AirCenter.  This year’s show will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, who will be celebrating their 75th anniversary and will be performing for the first year in their new F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft.  The show will also feature arguably the top performer lineup in North America in 2021. 

This presentation will include an overview of the show, COVID safety considerations, seating and partnership overview, who the show benefits and how it benefits the region.  Time will be left at the end to answer member’s questions.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Parkville Rotary is in a trial period of hybrid meetings. We hope that you find these meetings helpful in allowing more members to attend meetings at their comfort level. Hybrid meetings are scheduled to be at Central Bank until June 30th or until we hear that Park University is open to visitors. 

Fellow Rotarians:

I have been working on a project with Indian and Pakistani journalists the last six months. I met with them again Friday to discuss the Covid disaster in India, and how they are coping. It was an inspirational and depressing several hours. (See: ).

A number of the journalists mentioned that they desperately need PPE, especially since they are constantly in the field at hospitals, cremation sites, interviewing those infected, and so on. At least 150 Indian journalists have died in the line of duty.

Thus, I am organizing a project to send PPE (gloves, masks, gowns) to Indian journalists in the city of Uttar Predesh. I'm ordering the donations on Amazon, and they will ship the order to India. (I checked).

Because days matter, even hours, I don't have time to do a traditional gofundme or Rotary fundraiser. It is my plan to get donation pledges in the next few days, and order the PPE right away, on Wednesday or Thursday this week.

My Indian colleagues and I would be grateful for anything you could contribute. 

If you are interested in contributing, please let me know ASAP as I'm planning to order the PPE on Thursday:

     a. First, send an email to confirming your desire           to donate and indicating the amount you are pledging.

     b. Either mail a check (Steven Youngblood, 6413 NW Melody Ln, Parkville,               MO 64152) or drop a check/cash in my home mailbox.

         Let me know if you choose the mailbox option so I can be on the lookout.             Melody Lane is across from Walgreens/PriceChopper, and is the first street           due West of Graden Elementary. We're the third house on the right--brick.           The mailbox is to the left of the driveway as you face the house. There are           three mailboxes there--we're the middle one, 6413.

As I always, I appreciate your generosity and "Service Above Self" spirit.

Steven Youngblood


I would like to invite you to spend Saturday Evening, May 22nd, with me and many of your fellow Rotarian's at the virtual Foundation Celebration via Zoom. 
Each Rotarian – whether participating singly or in a group setting – is encouraged to register for the event via Club Runner to enjoy full participation in the evening’s raffles, drawings and silent-auction bidding. 
Admission to the Foundation Celebration is free!  However, recognizing the enormous and vital role the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund-SHARE plays in the life of Rotary and in the District, an optional, minimum donation of $25.00 per person is suggested.  
Registration is open. You can register by clicking the link below. Please have your RI member number available as you will need it to complete the registration. If your spouse/partner or guest will be attending, please input 0000 as the member number when it ask for their RI member number.
Note: For your security, Rotary does not share your credit card information with any other party. With that in mind, a separate registration and credit card input will be required to participate in raffle prizes, the Silent Auction, and other donations to the Foundation. Details will be coming soon. 
I hope you will join me on Saturday, May 22nd.  The fun begins at 6:30 pm
"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change -- across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."
Don Gladhart
District 6040 Governor 2020-21

For more information or questions contact:
Johnah Terbovic
Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. Your contributions help us strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease.
The Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) initiative asks every Rotarian to support The Rotary Foundation every year. In addition to contributing to the Annual Fund on a regular basis, members are encouraged to get involved in a Foundation project or program.  This can be accomplished online via My Rotary or just search for The Rotary Foundation and the "Give Now" box.   A goal which many set for themselves is $100 per year.  It may be more or it may be less.  Let's try for 100% of our club to give something.
At the end of every Rotary year, contributions directed to the Annual Fund-SHARE from all Rotary clubs in the district are divided between the World Fund and the District Designated Fund, or DDF.  At the end of three years, your district can use the DDF to pay for Foundation, club, and district projects that your club and others in the district choose. Districts may use up to half of their DDF to fund district grants. The remaining DDF may be used for global grants or donated to PolioPlus, the Rotary Peace Centers, or another district. 

Article thanks to the Rotary e-Club of Houston: 
Let's support Rotary International and our district, District 6040, and better the world together! 

Checks can be mailed to: P.O. Box 12064, Parkville, MO 64152
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