Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
July 12, 2022 

This Week's Program: July 15, 2022
Please join us in person: 

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Lunch & Fun Day for Rotary at Park University

Please join us for lunch and a fun day this coming Friday!  All guests are welcome to join! 
Jennifer Jones Becomes Rotary International's First Female President After 117 Years
Jennifer Jones is the perfect leader to spread the word about the good Rotary does in the world, and inspire its members to keep going.

By Diana Schoberg

At a training seminar for Rotary club presidents-elect at a Dallas-area hotel in February, sergeants-at-arms wearing yellow vests and Stetsons lead participants, grouped by Rotary district, into a small room for a photo op with 2022-23 Rotary International President Jennifer Jones. As the groups enter, the club leaders mob Jones — the room a flurry of handshakes, fist bumps, hugs, and the occasional squeal. For each photo, the Stetson-clad Rotarians (nicknamed "Rangers") give instructions on who should stand where, then Jones, who is seated front-row center, stands up, turns around, and warms up the crowd. "Is this the best district?" she asks one. She challenges a district to dance, busting a groove on the tan and gray patterned hotel carpet. Another, she teases, is the best looking. And then there's the "party" district, whose members give a raucous cheer.

Click. Click. Click.

The groups file out. More than a few people linger to get selfies with Jones and her husband, Nick Krayacich. One young woman, dressed in cobalt blue, shouts, "Congratulations and thank you for being a leader for women in Rotary!" More cheers. She and Jones bump fists as she departs.

"She's just amazing. She's a rock star," says Rhonda Walls Kerby, past governor of District 5890, who has been observing the scene...

To read the full article click on the blue box below. 


This story originally appeared in the July 2022 issue of Rotary magazine.

RYLA Attendee Expresses Gratitude

From Eddie Batts, our RYLA committee chair:
Dear Parkville Rotary Club,
The Missouri RYLA Academy has been a life-changing experience for me! I’ve learned so much and completed more than I thought I would this week. Thank you so much for making this possible. 
One of my personal favorites was our team building exercises that I did with my group. We failed a great majority of them, but we did so laughing and smiling at each other the entire time. I had so much fun with my group! Despite the fact that we kept on getting everything wrong, no one got mad and we all just kept on having an amazing time. 
It would be a great to have an opportunity to thank your club personally. Please let me know when it would possible go visit one of your club meetings. 
Thank you again!
Tatumn Crawford 
Upcoming Events in July & August

Saturday, July 23rd - Chic-Fil-A Breakfast in the Park
Farmer's Market, 8:30am
Your choice delivered $10.00 Chicken, sausage or bacon biscuit meal with hashbrowns and coffee.  Sign up for Breakfast.
Friday, July 29th - Zona Rosa Social Event
Zona Rosa, Hereford House Tent, 6:30-8:30pm
Enjoy burgers and brew from Hereford House. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.  Enjoy a free concert from KC Groove Therapy.

Friday, August 19th - Angel City FC at KC Current Soccer Game 7PM 
Saturday, August 20th - Parkville Days Parade
Volunteers Needed! 
Rotary Programs for the 2022-2023 Rotary Year
Parkville Rotary's new Program Chair for 2022-2023 is Sandy Knoernschild.  She has started uploading members into our Rotary calendar on the website for the upcoming year. You can check the calendar by clicking on the blue box below. 
You can also get to the Rotary calendar from our Parkville Rotary website home page.  Just type in and find 'Event Calendar' along the top bar, far right side. 
This is the same calendar that is at the bottom of this newsletter too! 
Upcoming Programs
Jul 15, 2022
Aug 05, 2022
St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry at St. Therese
Aug 12, 2022
Northland Therapeutic Riding Center
Aug 19, 2022
Childrens Mercy Park Kansas City, KS
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kent Mayfield
July 3
Sandy Knoernschild
July 8
Join Date
Scott McRuer
July 1, 1988
34 years
Lee McLain
July 8, 2016
6 years
Greg Prymak
July 18, 2005
17 years
Michelle Ford
July 20, 2020
2 years
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New 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
Please submit the forms filled out to Dalyn Novak ( so she can get new member information added to ClubRunner after the board's approval! 
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