Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
September 1, 2020 
Welcome to our NEW weekly newsletter!
Find out about our upcoming speakers and club announcements!
This Week's Program: September 4, 2020

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
MEETING ID: 298-478-705

Topic: Feed Northland Kids Pandemic Update
Chris Evans will be updating the club on Feed Northland Kids
COVID-19 response and additional programming we've added to our mix of outreach.
Chris Evans serves as executive director for Feed Northland Kids and has been with the group since it's formation in the summer of 2009. She has a robust background in nonprofit volunteering/employment and a drive to positively impact children's lives. A Northlander for nearly 35 years, she stays busy as a member of several other organizations and clubs and tries to sneak in gardening, reading and travel opportunities.
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.
A Note of Thanks

Park Hill South High School's Amy Montalbano was selected for the inaugural Rotary District 6040 Youth Peacebuilder Award this past spring and our club received this note of thanks from Amy. 

To read more about Montalbano head to our facebook page below by hitting the 'read more' button and scrolling down to April 28th.
Together We Empower: New Generation for Hope
All Rotarians are invited to join us Monday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. for the next edition of the Empowering Women in Rotary series - featuring Razia Jan and Martha Hoffman Goedert.
Razia has worked for many years to forge connections between Afghans and Americans. Her efforts were honored by First Lady Laura Bush, in her 2016 book We Are Afghan Women. 
As a nurse, Martha Hoffman Goedert has spent her career working with vulnerable populations. She is the president-elect of the Omaha Morning Rotary club.
Please visit to learn more about this event and the entire incredible series. Come prepared to be inspired!
African Region Certified Wild Polio-Free

It our pleasure to announce to you that the African region has just been certified wild poliovirus-free.

Rotary members have played an invaluable role in the effort to rid the African region of wild polio. We should be proud of all the hard work that we’ve done to eliminate the wild poliovirus throughout Africa and in nearly every country in the world. 

This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries of the African region. It has involved millions of health workers traveling by foot, boat, bike and bus, innovative strategies to vaccinate children amid conflict and insecurity, and a huge disease surveillance network to test cases of paralysis and check sewage for the virus. 

Over the last two decades, countless Rotary members in countries across the African region and around the world have worked together to raise funds, immunize children, advocate with local and national leaders, and raise awareness about the importance of vaccination, enabling the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to effectively respond to and stop polio outbreaks. 

This milestone is an incredible public health achievement for Rotary members, the African region, and our GPEI partners, and a huge step forward on the road to global polio eradication. But we still have important work to do in order to eradicate wild polio in the last two endemic countries.

We have faced many challenges in our journey to eradicate polio. But we’ve made remarkable progress, and the polio infrastructure that Rotarians helped build will serve as a lasting legacy that will continue to help protect vulnerable children against other diseases for decades to come.

We are calling on you today to recommit yourselves to ending polio. We need each and every one of you to help finish this fight and continue raising $50 million each year for PolioPlus. The eradication of wild polio in the African region shows us that polio eradication is achievable, and shows how our hard work, partnerships and financial commitment continue to propel us forward, even during a global pandemic.

Thank you for your continued efforts, for achieving a wild polio-free African region, and for remaining committed to fulfilling our promise of a polio-free world.


Holger Knaack                                                                                President, Rotary International   
K.R. Ravindran
    Chair, The Rotary Foundation
Goodbye to A Parkville Rotarian

The Parkville Rotary Club would like to say goodbye to a long-time Rotarian, John Jacobsen.  John was a member of our club for 19 years. John put in his resignation last month with his final day as August 31, 2020.  He will be greatly missed by our club and members. 
Programs Etiquette for 2020-2021

We are starting a new Rotary year so here are a few reminders to help you find a speaker for your date. 
1) All members are assigned a date to provide a Friday program. Please find a speaker to present that day. You will be finding a speaker about once a year. It is much easier to find a speaker a few months in advance vs. a few weeks so PLAN AHEAD! You can also be your own speaker if you have an interesting topic to talk about!
2) Remember to keep your topic free of politics and religion!  
3) When you know who you are having talk let Scott Walterbach ( and Dalyn Novak ( know so they can add it to the event list in ClubRunner.  
4) Have your speaker email you a short biography and description of their speech and email it to Scott Walterbach and Dalyn Novak for the weekly newsletter. Please email this to them no later than the Friday before your speaker is to present! Earlier is always preferred!  This is key so that there is enough time to get the information into the weekly newsletter. Please don't make us hunt you down! No one has time for that!   
5) Make sure you provide the Zoom meeting information provided above to your speaker so they can join our virtual meeting! They will be able to present a powerpoint, etc. 

6) If you are having a hard time finding a speaker email Scott Walterbach (  We get emails often from people who would love to come speak to our club. 
Thank you!
Dalyn Novak & Scott Walterbach
Upcoming Programs
Sep 04, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Sep 11, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Sep 17, 2020 5:30 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Sep 25, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Betty Knight
September 2
Ryan Reed
September 7
Join Date
Bob Stone
September 1, 1983
37 years
Dave Overman
September 1, 1983
37 years
Homer Williams
September 1, 1981
39 years
Steve Bleish
September 1, 1983
37 years
Robert Kersey
September 12, 2014
6 years
Del Weiz
September 25, 2019
1 year
Scott Walterbach
September 25, 2009
11 years
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