Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
August 29, 2023 
This Week's Program: September 8, 2023
Topic: Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) 

Valerie Anderson, Administrative Director, for RYLA will be our guest speaker.  The Missouri RYLA Academy is a 4-day, 3-night leadership academy for diverse incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who exhibit a desire for community service.  Developed by some of Missouri's top professional educators and Rotarians from Districts 6040, 6060, and 6080, the curriculum is designed to identify and enhance the qualities of servant leadership for each participant, educate them on how to successfully implement a service project, and inspire them to live a lifetime of "Service Above Self."  In addition, participants are introduced to the programs and values Rotary has to offer.  Established in 1992, Missouri RYLA Academy has educated and inspired more than 2,500 students statewide.  It is currently recognized as a model program for Rotary International, worldwide.

Eddie Batts arranged for this program.

Parkville Rotary Donation to Maui

The Parkville Rotary Board recently passed a motion to donate $300 to Maui for relief efforts after the wildfires. The board is working on setting up a way for additional donations to be made online. Checks and cash can still be given to Joe as well if you are interested in donating. 

There is a link on our Parkville Rotary homepage too! 



McChesney Receives Certified Municipal Clerk Designation from International Institute of Municipal Clerks

The City of Parkville is pleased to announce that Melissa McChesney, City of Parkville City Clerk, received her certification as a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) on July 28, 2023.
The CMC Program was designed to enhance the job performance of the Clerk in small and large municipalities. To earn the CMC designation, Melissa attended extensive education programs and had pertinent experience in a municipality. The CMC Program prepared Melissa to meet the challenges of the complex role of the City Clerk by providing her with quality education in partnership with institutions of higher learning, as well as state, provincial and national associations.
As part of the certification process, Melissa was an active IIMC member for more than two years, affirmed and practiced the IIMC Code of Ethics and attained over 110 points in education and experience. Melissa was hired as the City Clerk in July 2013 and received notice of her certification one day prior to her 10-year work anniversary.
City Administrator Alexa Barton said “Melissa’s professionalism, commitment and dedication to the City is phenomenal. She continually places the interest of the citizens ahead of her own personal convenience. The role of City Clerk is multi-faceted, from records management of our resolutions and ordinances to orderly preparation for the Board of Aldermen agendas and minutes. But Melissa continually stretches her bandwidth to do so much more. Things like social media communications, website information, monthly/quarterly newsletters, press releases, and the list goes on and on. She is the hub of the City and we are so fortunate that she successfully and proudly, for over 10 years, has focused on City operations in and for Parkville!”
McChesney was recognized for her accomplishment at the Board of Alderman meeting on August 29.
Foundation HOOP-LA 2023

Register Now: 
More information at 
The Annual Foundation Dinner for 2023 is now Foundation HOOP-la!
There are two goals for this event:
1. To celebrate our championship spirit and the accomplishments of our clubs’ work in the community, and
2. To raise funds to support our future District and Global grants for our 57 clubs and Rotary’s global work.
Whether you attend each year, OR have never been to our celebration, click here for all the details about the event:
Please take these four key actions:
1. Save the date for Saturday, November 4 from 6-9pm.
2. Register for Foundation HOOP-la 2023. Registration will open soon.
3. Dig into your closet for your best pair of sneakers and dig out your favorite team jersey (basketball or otherwise). The event is very casual!
4. Consider donating an item for the silent auction and a bottle or two of wine or whiskey for the wine/whiskey pull. We’ll have both a silent and live auction during the night. Could you help by donating an auction item? Information on donating items will be sent out soon.
If you have any questions, please contact Frances Reddis, HOOP-la Committee Chair, at: or 816-853-3256.
I look forward to seeing you on November 4th!
Randy Steinman
District Governor 2023 -2024
District 6040
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
Sep 08, 2023 12:00 PM
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy
Sep 15, 2023 12:00 PM
Nominations taken for voting on in November - HYVEE LOCATION
Sep 15, 2023 1:00 PM
Thought Leader Meeting - right after the noon meeting.
Sep 22, 2023 12:00 PM
TBD - hosted by Neil Davidson
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Betty Knight
September 2
Join Date
Bob Stone
September 1, 1983
40 years
Dave Overman
September 1, 1983
40 years
Homer Williams
September 1, 1981
42 years
Steve Bleish
September 1, 1983
40 years
Tom Taylor
September 1, 1990
33 years
Robert Kersey
September 12, 2014
9 years
Scott Walterbach
September 25, 2009
14 years
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