Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
November 4, 2020 
This Week's Program: November 6, 2020
Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
MEETING ID: 298-478-705

Topic: Park Hill Education Foundation
Susan Van Hooser, Executive Director of the Park Hill Education Foundation, will provide our club with an update. 
COVID-19 UPDATE: Parkville Rotary has been meeting virtually since mid-March due to the pandemic.  Our club will continue to meet virtually until the Parkville Rotary Board determines it is again safe for our members and guests to meet in-person.
Local Rotary Clubs fighting COVID-19
Platte County Citizen, page 2
Guest Contributor: Don Breckon
October 28, 2020

am ultra-proud to report that Rotary is playing a significant role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in numerous third-world countries.

Paralytic Polio was once feared as much or more so than COVID-19 is today, but is now reduced to a few cases in war-torn Afghanistan and Pakistan. Yet on-the-ground immunization teams are continuing their work in many parts of the world, maintaining the immunization levels of countries where Polio is still present, and completely eradicating it where it remains.

World Polio Day was Oct. 24, and is celebrated by more than 35,000 Rotary Clubs and their many partners around the world.

Partners include the World Health Organization, UNICIEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the health agencies of many nations.

Since 1988, more than a million Rotarians, including many in the Kansas City metro area have volunteered their time and/or resources to largely eliminate Polio.

UNICIEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore stated in the current issue of Rotary [magazine] that Rotarians should feel proud that the infrastructure we have in place for Polio is now being used against COVID-19.

In over 50 countries, Global Polio Eradication teams have temporarily shifted from chasing down the remaining cases to handling the COVID-19 crisis. Front-line teams have been doing the COVID-19 education, surveillance, quarantining, data collection, infection prevention measures and contact tracing.

At least 18,000 Global Polio Eradication team members, largely Rotarians, many from their own clubs in third-world countries, are playing a large role in supporting the COVID-19 response.

Parkville Rotary Club President Lee McLain said that he is very pleased that our club has worked with the Parkville city leaders in proclaiming Oct. 24 as World Polio Day.

Dr. Donald Breckon is president emeritus of Park University in Parkville.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)

Rotary Leadership Institute is a leadership development program designed for those Rotarians who have the potential and willingness to engage in club leadership (not necessarily as club presidents) to provide them with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills so important in voluntary organizations. The leadership skills you will develop at RLI will help you in your leadership efforts professionally and in other service organizations as well as in Rotary.
RLI  Part I is coming to you online via Zoom in November.  An agenda is attached for your convenience.  Also attached are couple of documents: "Preparing to Participate in RLI Part I Online 2020" and " Tips for Participating in an online meeting".  They both give you the guidelines for the class.  Please note that you must attend all nights in either the October or November session. 
Tech Night-Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 6:00 
Night One -Nov. 16 from 5:30 to  8:15
Night Two -Nov. 23 from 5:30 to 8:15
The cost is $20 and you can register at  You or your club can pay online or send me a check mailed to 861 Fairway Drive, Suite B, Chillicothe, MO  64601. If you have trouble registering, let me know and I'll be glad to sign you up.  Or if you have any questions, please let me know.  My contact information is noted below.
I look forward to hearing from you soon,
Julie (The REAL) McCoy
RLI Coordinator for District 6040
Upcoming Programs
Nov 06, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Nov 13, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Nov 20, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Nov 27, 2020
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Neil Davidson
November 13
Bill Quitmeier
November 19
Tony Tognascioli
November 20
Dave Rittman
November 21
Join Date
Bill Quitmeier
November 1, 1985
35 years
Betty Knight
November 17, 1999
21 years
Carolyn Payne
November 17, 1997
23 years
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