Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
April 26, 2023 
This Week's Program: April 28, 2023
Please join us in person: 

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Hyatt Hotel Skywalk Collapse

Dr. Homer Williams, D. Arch, FAIA, is an architect and the founder of WSKF Architects in North Kansas City, Missouri.  Homer will present on the tragic collapse of the skywalk in Kansas City, Missouri on July 17, 1981.  The collapse killed 114 people and injured 216 others. We will gain perspective on the collapse of the skywalk thru an experienced architect. 

Please join us for this presentation by one of our very own Rotarians.

EREY: Every Rotarian Every Year

Club Treasurer, Joe Carroll, and Executive Secretary, Dalyn Novak, are here to remind you to donate $100 each year to Rotary International.  Please talk with Joe if you'd like the $100 added to your next invoice. All funds need to be in to Joe in early June to count for this Rotary calendar year. 

Donations Needed to Assist Turkey Victims of the Earthquake

The Parkville Rotary Club is teaming up with the Istanbul, Turkey Rotary Club to provide relief to Turkish victims of the devastating earthquake and aftershocks that struck southern Turkey (and Syria) in February. An estimated 50,000 were killed, and over 1.9 million displaced, according to World Vision. Food, shelter, and health care are a struggle. More than 350,000 pregnant women, for example, are struggling to access health care and daily essentials, according the UN.
Funds raised in Missouri will benefit the Istanbul Rotary Club’s Project Hope, which is providing housing (523 tents and a 120-family “container camp”); food and hygiene (2,300 boxes of 11kg food packages); health care (a mobile hospital to replace one that was destroyed); and education (two mobile education centers) for survivors.
Donations in any amount are desperately needed, and deeply appreciated. Steven Youngblood has organized this fundraiser. 
1. Use this link to make a donation with a debit or credit card or Paypal.
2. Scan this QR code to make a donation with a debit or credit card or Paypal.
3. In person, at a Parkville Rotary Club meeting Fridays at noon in Park University’s Watson Literacy Center.
4. By mailed check: Parkville Rotary Club, PO Box 12064, Parkville, MO 64152. In the memo, please write in “Turkey.”
Scan this QR code to make a donation! 
District 6040 Annual District Conference 
Friday, April 28th & Saturday, April 29th
Good morning District 6040 Rotarians,
Our District 6040 Annual District Conference is almost here and we thank you for those that have registered. We have a fun evening planned for Friday April 28, and a great day planned on Saturday April 29 at the Harry S. Truman Library. On Saturday we will have the Shoes Roll call with Larry Lunsford and Les Norman as our Speaker. Please register for both events as we are making final plans for those days with food, drink and activities that we need to know who will be attending. 
A flyer was attached with more information - if you need a copy, email Dalyn at Here are the activities planned:
Friday April 28th
Rotary Youth Camp
22310 NE Colbern Road
Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64086
Cookout and Campfire (Outside-Campfire attire)
Bring kids, walk the trails, cook your hotdog over the fire, tour the Camp and have fun and fellowship. Will have the  NFL Draft watch party and small Service Project also!  6:00-9:00 PM
No Charge as evening is sponsored by Lee’s Summit Rotary Club (Cash Bar available) and S'Mores provided by the Kansas City Rotary Club.
Saturday April 29th
Harry S. Truman Library
500 NW US Highway 24
Independence, Missouri  64050
Registration and Library Tour starting at 1:00,  and District program starts at 3:45 with cocktails and horderves following. Larry Lunsford will do Shoes Roll call and Les Norman will be the speaker. 
Registration Fee includes Admission to Library, food, drinks, and cocktails.  ($65.00)
Hotel Info:
Hilton Garden Inn
19677 E. Jackson Dr
Independence, Missouri  64057
($153.00 for King Size Bed or 2 Queen Beds for $171.00)   
Please register for both days at:
Thank you to David Gale, Tonya Parker, Kandi Kos and the Committee for helping to organize these events. Also, thank you to the Lee's Summit Rotary Club for sponsoring the Friday night cookout and Kansas City Club for sponsoring the S'mores.
Hope to see you there and thank you for registering!
Larry "Kent" Shelman
District Governor 2022-2023
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
Apr 28, 2023
Hyatt Hotel Skywalk Collapse
May 05, 2023
The New Parkville Area Chamber and EDC
May 05, 2023 5:30 PM
Scholarship Committee Meeting Location Cruise Holiday's Office
May 12, 2023
Location YMCA Parkville Commons
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lee Burgess
April 6
Eddie Batts
April 7
Deb Hopkins
April 16
Shane Smeed
April 22
Robert Kersey
April 25
Join Date
Jim Roberts
April 1, 2000
23 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: 
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  • Corporate Membership Packet
  • Spouse Membership Packet
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