Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
October 27, 2021 
Fifth Friday Pizza Shoppe: October 29, 2021
Please join us at Pizza Shoppe at 7687 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151 at 5:30pm this Friday, October 29th. The cost of the meal is covered by the club but beverages are paid for by individuals.
RSPV by emailing Bob Stone at  Reservations are not required so please come even if you haven't told Bob! 
Rotary Means Business/Membership Moment

Parkville Rotary’s Membership Committee is putting a new emphasis on talking about members’ businesses as a way to get to know each other better and increase professional networking.  This is based on a recent article in The Rotarian, and Parkville Rotary has adopted the phrase, “Rotary Means Business.” We believe a healthy Rotary club can and should be a place of both professional networking and serving others.
On Friday 10/15/21 Dalyn Novak told us a bit about her role as a partner and architect at WSKF in North Kansas City (& I wasn’t on the ball in getting a photo).  On Friday 10/22/21, Lee McLain discussed his wealth of experience in home loans for new mortgages and refinancing.  These short presentations will continue, as we believe it shares the truth, it is fair to all, it builds better friendships & is beneficial to all.  We have some really sharp, capable folks in our midst.  It’s impressive, and we should share and be proud.

Scott Walterbach
Parkville Rotary President '20-'21

Comments on the topic from the Membership Committee...
Occasionally we will have a current member do a five-minute presentation on their business or profession, to include things we might not know about that business as well as how they spend their day; the challenges facing their business and their industry; what they like best about their position; how they got started in this line of work, etc.  Don Breckon is scheduling the presentations.  If you would like to volunteer for a specific date, please contact Don.  At the very least, be thinking about what you want to present when asked.
We will also be asking various business men and women to present a program on their business.  In addition to educating our membership, our goal is to introduce these people to Rotary and, hopefully, gain some members. If you are scheduled to arrange a program, you may wish to consider inviting a business owner or manager to present the program on their business.
These are but two parts of a membership recruitment plan. At the October board meeting some fees were reduced or eliminated. At the November board meeting we will be discussing our membership structure and further fee reductions, along with other recruitment strategies.
Please be thinking about who you think could be a good Rotarian
INVITE THEM TO A MEETING! The first THREE meals are free for potential members.  Help us grow the Club! Your membership Committee Chair is Debbie Hopkins.  Feel free to talk to her about new members and recruitment strategies. 
Lee McLain presenting Friday, October 22nd. 
GSE Team Meet Up with KCI Rotary Club
Please join Parkville Rotary in helping KCI Rotary welcome the GSE (group study exchange) group from District 9210. 
Event details: 
Rotary Club Chiefs Tailgate Party
Sonesta Hotel, 7901 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway, Kansas City, MO
November 14, 2021 at 3pm 

Please sign up here to attend the event: 
We are requesting that when you sign up you note in the comments section what you are bringing to the party.  
The event will begin at 3pm with our GSE Rotarians telling us about their country and their visit followed by the tailgate party. All are welcome to stay for the Chiefs game. 
Five Rotarians from Africa (Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe) will be with us Sunday, November 14th: 
Dorothy Pasipanodya
Obert Sibanda
Chilayi Mayondi
Regina Champo Engaenga
Eveline Sibindi Van Dam
We look forward to seeing you there! 
The Parkville Rotary Book Club - Book 3
Book 3 will be Dare to Lead by Brene Brown.
Thank you to all those who participated in reading Books 1 & 2! The goal of this group is to read a leadership or personal development type book & discuss with your fellow community leaders at Rotary.  We will discuss for 10-15 minutes or so after the meeting on Friday, December 3, 2021.
No need to RSVP, we’re going to keep this very informal.  We hope you’ll join us! 
Congratulations Mimi Comfort! 
Parkville Rotary would like to extend a congratulations to Mimi Comfort, Mark's wife, for be awarded the Peer to Peer Service Award (top mentor) in their entire travel industry organization.  Over 50,000 travel advisors are in the travel industry organization and Mimi earned this prestigious award! Congrats, Mimi! 
Dalyn Novak was the first to pick up donuts at the Chatham location last Wednesday. 
Third Thursdays & Fifth Fridays, Oh My!
Here are the plans for the upcoming events:
Third  Thursdays @ 5:30 pm - Johnny's Tavern, Table Room
November 18, 2021
January 20, 2022
February 17, 2022
March 17, 2022
May 19, 2022
Fifth Fridays @ 5:30 pm, Pizza Shoppe 
April 29, 2022
District 6040 Foundation Dinner

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, November 5th at the historic Hotel Kansas City, 1228 Baltimore Ave, KCMO at 6pm. 
All members of Rotary District 6040 are encouraged to attend the upcoming “Foundation Dinner” on Friday, November 5, 2021, at the Hotel Kansas City, once known as the Kansas City Downtown Club and the original meeting location of Rotary Club 13. Two years is too long not to come together in person with District 6040 Rotarians to celebrate the accomplishments of our individual District Clubs.
The guest speaker will be Tiffany Ervin, award-winning keynote speaker, spokesperson, and television personality, the Past District Governor of District 7670.
Fun-filled evening to include a Silent Auction and Special Raffle. Stay tuned to the District Website for additional information regarding hotel reservations,  registration and sponsorships.
Click the link below to register.
The link to Hotel Kansas City reservations is:
Hotel Kansas City is located at:
1228 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone# - 816-895-0398
When you register for the Foundation Dinner you will need to make a choice of entree. All entree's come with: Salad, Seasonal Vegetable, Seasonal Starch, Chef choice dessert. The meat choices are Chicken or Prime Rib.  You will also have a choice of a Vegetarian entree.  
The link for Foundation Dinner Registration:
Registration opens at 4:30 p.m.
Happy Hour begins at 5 p.m. (cash bar).   
Dinner to be served at 7 p.m.
Cost:  $110.00 per person. 
The last day you can register is October 29.  No exceptions.
Please note that the District is also looking for auction item for the silent auction.  They have had many wonderful items from all over the world in the past.  Please reach out to the District if you have something that you'd be willing to donate. Thank you!
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Sign-Up
To all District 6040 Rotarians,
Do you want to learn more about Rotary?  Get more involved in Rotary leadership?  Then the Rotary Leadership Institute is for you.  Rotary Leadership Institute or RLI registration for November RLI Part 1 is open for registration today.
The link to register is noted below and is pretty easy to follow as you'll enter your name, email and club name....possibly a badge name which is also your name.  Please select all six classes noted on the page which are the six sections of RLI Part 1. 
An agenda is attached for your convenience.  Also attached are couple of documents: "Preparing to Participate in RLI Part I Online 2021" and our newly developed RLI brochure.  Please note that you must attend all nights in the November session. 
Night One -Tuesday Nov. 16 from 5:15 to  8:15
Night Two -Monday Nov. 22 from 5:30 to 8:15
The cost is $25.  There is also a $2 fee if you pay online verses by check. Checks can be made out to HOA-RLI and mailed to me at 850 Fairway Drive, Chillicothe, MO  64601.
Let me know if you have any questions or any problems registering.  If you have already taken RLI Part I, please recommend it to a friend.  RLI is a great way to learn more about Rotary.
I look forward to hearing from you soon,
Julie (The REAL) McCoy
RLI Coordinator for District 6040
Upcoming Programs
Oct 29, 2021 5:30 PM
Pizza Shoppe
Nov 05, 2021 12:00 PM
Nov 12, 2021 12:00 PM
Nov 19, 2021 12:00 PM
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Joe Parente
October 3
Steve Bleish
October 10
Homer Williams
October 11
Dave Overman
October 21
Scott Walterbach
October 30
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Joe Parente
October 5, 2018
3 years
Larry Vawter
October 16, 2006
15 years
Kathy Leibrand
October 20, 2017
4 years
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October 22, 2002
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