Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
October 11, 2022 

This Week's Program: October 14, 2022
Please join us in person: 
Park University Underground, Watson Literacy Center (WLC)

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Parkville Frame Gallery

Jason Fewin, owner of the Parkville Frame Gallery, will share photos and talk about some of the interesting things he has framed/displayed for customers. I will send a paragraph and his bio in the next week or so. Debbie Hopkins arranged the program. 

New Meeting Space & Parking Information 
In case you haven't seen the recent news we have a new meeting room in the underground, the Watson Literacy Center. A map is provided in the link below. 
Purple Pinkie Donut Fundraiser
for PolioPlus is Back! 
We are excited to announce we are doing the Purple Pinkie Donut program again this year to help raise money for PolioPlus for you and your clubs. 
Over the last few years District 6760, 6780 and 6800 (Tennessee and Mississippi) partnered with Dunkin Donuts to give donuts away in exchange for PolioPlus donations.  It has become a very successful campaign and generated close to $1,300,000 in 2021. The Clubs in our District sold close to $10,000 last year of the donuts, and with the matches of the District and Gates Foundation, that turned into almost $80,000.00.
Our District leadership has coordinated with several local Dunkin Donuts locations in the KC Area to offer, again, the same programming here in District 6040.  A franchise owner who has 7 stores (2 Missouri and 5 in Kansas) in the Metro KC area has agreed to work with our District this year.
For a $25 donation to the “End Polio Now” campaign, the donating individual or business receives a box of 10 Long Johns with purple frosting at the end.  The purple frosting at the end is to symbolize the same purple finger nail polish that polio vaccine recipients are given when they have received their vaccination. 
The donuts are “donated” and the full $25 raised goes straight to the cause.  Run some quick math and 450 boxes equates to $11,250.  Due to the matching efforts of our District and the Gates Foundation, every $25 box of donuts ends up raising $187.50.  That 450-box goal will actually generate $84,375 in PolioPlus funds.  Note that any donation given to PolioPlus during this campaign without receiving donuts will also get the matches of the District and Gates Foundation.
Thanks for your continued efforts to raise money for polio eradication and to share the importance of Rotary and its mission in your communities.  Please contact us with any questions.
Lynn McClure, District 6040 PolioPlus Co-Chair                    
Kent Shelman, District Governor 6040
NOTE: Dalyn Novak has offered to pick up the donuts the morning of Friday, October 28th at 6:30am for our club. Dalyn will arrange donut pick-up with all who purchase.

If you are interested in buying donuts or donating funds only please email Dalyn at

Third Thursday, October 20th
Pizza Shoppe
Third Thursday will be at Pizza Shoppe this month at 5:30pm.  If you can attend please RSVP to Bob Stone at 
District 6040 Foundation Dinner
Please join our District Governor Kent Shelman on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs for the 2022 District 6040 Foundation Dinner. 
We will celebrate the accomplishments of our individuals and Clubs in our District during the 2021-2022 Rotary year!
The quest speaker will be Mike McGovern who is the chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee. He is a member of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine USA Club.
This will be a Fun-filled evening to include a Silent Auction and Special Raffle. 
Note: There is limited seating, so please register soon.
To register for the Foundation Dinner click the link below:
To book a room at the Elms click the link below. 
Note:  Last day to book a room under the District Block is October 17.
Linn Mills is looking for silent auction items as well so if you have items please let Kathy Leibrand know.  her email address is 
Raffle Items can be found here: 
Paul Harris Fellow Matching Points Program
Please see attached and below from Annual Funds Chair, Jodi Sundaram, for exciting information about District 6040's matching points program and share with your club's members!
Rotary District 6040
2022-2023 Annual Fund Points Match Program
  • The first $500 contributed per member to the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation during the 2022-2023 Rotary year will be given a match of 500 D6040 Foundation Points to move you to Paul Harris Fellow status. 
  • Period for matching begins on August 5th, 2022 and ends on December 31st, 2022.
  • Please email Jodi Sundaram at once you have made a qualifying contribution so that we can be sure to properly match this with the 500 points.
In Rotary year 2018/2019 our club was 100% PHF members. This has been achieved many times throughout our club's history. 
Upcoming Programs
Oct 14, 2022
The Art of Framing - Parkville Frame Gallery
Oct 20, 2022
Fun Conversations
Oct 28, 2022
Organ procurement Midwest Transplant Network
Nov 04, 2022
Who is Ryan Lawn and Tree?
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Steve Bleish
October 10
Homer Williams
October 11
Dave Overman
October 21
Scott Walterbach
October 30
Join Date
Larry Vawter
October 16, 2006
16 years
Kathy Leibrand
October 20, 2017
5 years
Neil Davidson
October 22, 2002
20 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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