Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
April 7, 2020 
This Week's Program: April 9, 2021

Parkville Rotary is Attending the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Missouri Riverfront Trail Connection  

Location: East edge of English Landing Park
Time: Friday, A
pril 9th at noon

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Missouri Riverfront Trail between Parkville's English Landing Park and Riverside EH Young Park at noon this Friday. Platte County is holding the ceremony. 

Parkville Rotary and the public are invited to attend. The ribbon cutting will occur at noon at the final trail connection at the east end of English Landing Park. 

Parking is not available at that location so attendees are being asked to park at English Landing Park or the Parkville's Farmer's Market and walk to the ceremony site which is almost a one mile walk to the dedication.

Scott Walterbach has offered to shuttle Parkville Rotarians who would like to attend. Scott has a van that can carry 11 people safely in it (with seatbelts). Scott is willing to make a couple of trips, if needed. A photo of the van is below so you can find it.  It's hard to miss!

If you would like to ride with Scott please meet him at the west end of Parkville's Farmer's Market at 11:40 am with a mask.  All riders must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. The City of Parkville will have a few golf carts available to help people as well. 

Bring a  brown bag lunch with you if you want to join others in the park for a lunch after. 

Thanks to Neil Davidson who arranged for our club to attend this event and Scott Walterbach for offering up his van to shuttle people back and forth. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Parkville Rotary has been meeting virtually since mid-March 2020 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.

Starting April 23rd, Parkville Rotary is going hybrid!
A hybrid meeting is one that is virtual and in-person so if you want to connect into the meeting via Zoom, you will still be able to do so. 
We will be meeting at:

Central Bank
8401 NW Highway 45
Parkville, Missouri 64152
Many thanks to Rotarian Debbie Hopkins who offered up the lower level of her bank's building.  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. 
Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged. 

Once we hear that Park University is open to visitors again we will go back to our regular meeting place in the Underground/Park Distance Learning Center. 

If you know of someone eligible for the Parkville Rotary Scholarship please make them aware that scholarships are due back this Friday, April 9th.

For more information contact Mark Comfort at
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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

Our very own Shoes Cheerleader - Larry Lunsford - will be addressing a session
of Empowering Women in Rotary, Monday, April 12th at 6pm, via live stream. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Shoes for Orphan Souls in District 6040, and Larry has announced an aggressive-but-quite-achievable goal of 20,000 pairs. Learn how Rotary is Changing Lives. 
Join us! Everyone is welcome. Register now at

Good afternoon!  We are now less than two months away from the District 6040 Foundation Celebration –  Saturday, May 22nd, 2021.  As you’ve heard, the event will be virtual-only, via Zoom – which gives every Rotarian in the District the opportunity to attend from the safety and convenience of their own home!
I’d like to ask your help to get the word out into our clubs.  Whether your meetings are held in person or remotely, please take a minute or two in the course of every meeting to mention the Foundation Celebration, and how important it is for the District and for each individual Rotarian.
A great program is in the works, featuring club and individual recognition and awards, a spotlight on the Kimbrough Challenge – which funded some outstanding District and Global Grant projects, our keynote speaker – Brenda Creesey, the first female Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair – and more.
Very importantly, we’ll be raising funds for the Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Annual Fund-SHARE, which is the source of funding behind many of our great works in the District and around the world.
Also, please visit the District 6040 Facebook page. The first of a series of very short videos supporting the event has been posted. Please “like and comment” on the foundation video, and share it on your own club Facebook page. (If you’d like to have a higher-resolution video, please contact me. I’ll arrange to get it to you via Dropbox.)
Thank you for your support and your efforts.
Here’s to a great Foundation Celebration.
See you on May 22nd!
Kirby Asplund
District 6040 Public Image Chair
Upcoming Programs
Apr 09, 2021 12:00 PM
East side of English Landing Park
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