Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
March 21, 2023 

This Week's Program: March 24, 2023
Please join us in person: 

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: City of Parkville April 2023 Ballot Initiatives

In December, the Parkville Board of Aldermen approved two ordinances for qualified voter consideration on the April 4, 2023 ballot.  Parkville City Administrator, Alexa Barton, will be presenting educational information regarding Public Safety Sales Tax and a Use Tax at our noon meeting.  Please join us!

Dave Rittman scheduled this program. 
Fifth Friday, March 31, 2023 @ Knuckleheads Saloon, Jeff Bergen's Elvis Show
Join us for fun, food, drink and entertainment!   It is a terrific show and there also should be concert. 
You must purchase your tickets in advance. See the email that Sandy K. sent out on March 1st for more information. 
Parkville Rotary Club Bylaws
To the full membership of the Parkville Rotary Club

One of the Board assigned tasks for this year was to review and updated the Club Bylaws - both for Parkville Rotary Club (501c4) and for Parkville Rotary Charities Inc. (501c3). That task has been undertaken, and after 4 multi hour meetings the results were unanimously approved by your Board yesterday, Friday March 10, 2023.

Attached are PDF's of these updated Bylaws for both entities for your review. While similar in some regards, they are not the same. The Bylaws had last been revised back in 2016 - but the Club has changed somewhat with new membership categories, committee structures, and some revised operating procedures. The updated Bylaws were edited to reflect those changes, and bring the Club more in line with actual operating procedures in recent years.

In my opinion there are no radical changes .. but there was significant amount of updating which is to be expected with a Club of our stature, involvement, and activities within the Community.

Please review at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions, please let your Rotary Bylaws Committee know. They are: Kathy Leibrand, Dave Rittman, Sandy Knoernschild, Michelle Sparks, Dalyn Novak, and Lynne Fahy. Our email addresses are in the CC header to this message

Now that the full Board has unanimously approved the revised Bylaws, they are being presented to the full membership with the required 10 days' notice - and thus a vote will be sought for approval at our lunch meeting Friday March 24th. Then the task of the committee will be completed.

Thank you all for all your efforts and support of Parkville Rotary Club and Parkville Rotary Charities.

Dave Rittman
Bylaws Committee
April 1, 2023 @ The Farmer's House

This is opening day for the Farmer's House market.  The market will be open 10am-4pm.  We need to have volunteers sign up for this great cause.

The Farmer's House
23200 MO-273 North, Weston, MO 64098

The Farmer's House is Empowering Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities to Pursue Their Best Lives! 

Their innovative programs cultivate job readiness and self-sufficiency skills; community inclusion; and successful employment! 

Please reach out to Sandy K to sign up as we need a head count! Sign up at a Friday meeting or by emailing Sandy K at

April Third Thursday Event @ Gusto Coffee at Creekside - April 20, 2023
Adam Kintop at Gusto Coffee has graciously offered to open his shop just for the Parkville Rotary group.  This is a wonderful coffee shop with coffee drinks, tea fogs and sandwiches to enjoy.
Gusto Coffee
15325 Old Town Dr Suite 101, Parkville, MO 64152

This will be a private event for us and no charge other than purchasing your food.  Feel free to order online and have it ready when you walk in.  There is plenty of seating and a fireplace to be enjoyed.  Come have some great drinks, food and conversation.  Please sign up at the next Friday meeting or by emailing Sandy K at 

Mark Your Calendars for Parkville Microbrew Fest @ English Landing Park
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, April 22! We need volunteers to work the Parkville Rotary Retail Tent. 

This is a wonderful event for The Parkville Mainstreet Association.  Kelly Putnam the Executive Director for the Association will be leading this great fundraiser. Several volunteers are needed to make this tent work smoothly for the participants to enjoy. 

Sandy K is looking for volunteers to sign up for a time slot! There is time for you to participate in this festival as well so you will not miss out.  The festival is a 2 hour and 15-minute time commitment.

If you have any questions or want to sign up let Sandy K know.  You can also sign up on Friday at our regular meeting time.

Sandy Knoernschild
Events Coordinator

Member News!
Member News is a new section in the weekly newsletter.  Have news you want to share with Parkville Rotary members? Email Dalyn Novak at to have your news added.
Upcoming Programs
Mar 24, 2023 12:00 PM
City of Parkville April 2023 ballot initiatives
Mar 31, 2023
Apr 01, 2023 9:00 AM
The Farmer's House
Apr 07, 2023
The economic status and concerns the US faces today.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bob Stone
March 2
Rick Williams
March 16
Lee McLain
March 26
Join Date
Dave Rittman
March 1, 1996
27 years
Lee Burgess
March 1, 1996
27 years
Sandi Schmude
March 1, 1996
27 years
Larry Cory
March 2, 2018
5 years
Mark Stuhlsatz
March 13, 2020
3 years
Todd DeMint
March 21, 2008
15 years
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Parkville Rotary Membership Forms

The Membership Committee has been hard at work putting together new membership forms!  All members can `access the forms by clicking on the blue box below which will take members to a dropbox link with the forms.  Give these to potential members! The new spouse forms can be found here as well. 
The following forms can be found in the link: 
  • Standard Rotarian Membership Packet
  • Corporate Membership Packet
  • Spouse Membership Packet
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