Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
October 7, 2020 

Happy Wednesday!
This issue is PACKED with information.  Make sure
to read it all the way to the end!  
This Week's Program: October 9, 2020

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
MEETING ID: 298-478-705
Topic: How has COVID-19 Changed the Management of Jails, Prisons, and Probation & Parole Agencies
Phillip Greer of Duluth, Minnesota will present a Zoom program titled “How has Covid Changed the Management of Jails, Prisons, and Probation and Parole Agencies”.  Phill graduated from Park University in May 1990, with a major in Criminal Justice.  He has held titles of Superintendent, Chief, Commander, and Executive Director in jails, a private prison, and Probation/Parole Agencies in Kansas, Virginia, South Dakota, New Mexico and Minnesota.  He has served as a Program Auditor and Consultant for the American Corrections Association, which is the national accrediting agency for jails and prisons.
Phill was a Rotary Group Study Exchange participant to Turkey, sponsored by our Club.  He has been a Rotarian since then, and has served as Club President in three different Rotary Clubs. He has presented programs to Parkville Rotary two or three times.  He is the son-in-law of Don and Sandy Breckon. 
COVID-19 UPDATE: Parkville Rotary has been meeting virtually since mid-March due to the pandemic.  Our club will continue to meet virtually until the Parkville Rotary Board determines it is again safe for our members and guests to meet in-person.
Check out the Parkville Rotary Website!

Have you visited the Parkville Rotary website recently? There is a lot of information regarding our club on the site including our club's history.  Other items of note include lists of our Club Executives & Directors, the events calendar, and the archive of these weekly newsletters. 

Click on the buttons below to head to our website or more specifically, the archive of past newsletters. 
Amazon Smile

Do you love Amazon like I do? Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases towards your favorite charity every time you make a purchase when you use Amazon Smile? 

Rotary International has an account and just this quarter they received $3,179.86 in donations.  Want to learn more?  Click on the blue box below to learn more. 
Peace Journalist magazine - October 2020

Dear colleagues:
Please see attached, the October, 2020 edition of the Peace Journalist magazine, a publication of the Center for Global Peace Journalism ( at Park University.
The Peace Journalist is a semi annual publication featuring news and information by, for, and about peace journalism practitioners, academics, and students. Our next edition is April, 2021. See page 2 of the magazine for submission details. We welcome and encourage submissions from everyone.
Enjoy this latest issue.
Best wishes,
Steven Youngblood
Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism
Assoc. Professor, Communications and Peace Studies
Editor, The Peace Journalist magazine
Park University, Parkville, Missouri  USA
Rotary Items for Sale!

Check out Russell Hampton Company for all of your Rotary branded items.  Below is a link to their featured items for October. They even have Rotary face masks. 

This is the company Bob Stone uses to purchase our pins, etc. for the club. 
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)

Rotary Leadership Institute is a leadership development program designed for those Rotarians who have the potential and willingness to engage in club leadership (not necessarily as club presidents) to provide them with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills so important in voluntary organizations. The leadership skills you will develop at RLI will help you in your leadership efforts professionally and in other service organizations as well as in Rotary.
RLI  Part I is coming to you online via Zoom in October and November.  An agenda is attached for your convenience.  Also attached are couple of documents: "Preparing to Participate in RLI Part I Online 2020" and " Tips for Participating in an online meeting".  They both give you the guidelines for the class.  Please note that you must attend all nights in either the October or November session. 
The dates are noted below:
Tech Night-Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 6:00 
Night One -Oct. 19 from 5:30 to  8:15
Night Two -Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 8:15
Tech Night-Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 6:00 
Night One -Nov. 16 from 5:30 to  8:15
Night Two -Nov. 23 from 5:30 to 8:15
The cost is $20 and you can register at  You or your club can pay online or send me a check mailed to 861 Fairway Drive, Suite B, Chillicothe, MO  64601. If you have trouble registering, let me know and I'll be glad to sign you up.  Or if you have any questions, please let me know.  My contact information is noted below.
I look forward to hearing from you soon,
Julie (The REAL) McCoy
RLI Coordinator for District 6040
Rotary Zone Summit - October 10th

The 2020 Virtual Summit is designed to let Rotarians share information, build connections, and exchange ideas about Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.
This will be a unique opportunity to:
  • network online with other Rotarians;
  • get a quick, 20 minute overview of four key Rotary initiatives;
  • take a deeper, 60 minute dive into one of six specific areas of interest;
  • get a quick, 15 minute update on Rotary’s progress toward global Polio eradication;
  • hear a humorous and motivational message about Rotaract;
  • get new ideas on building your club’s membership;
  • hear from the Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta or Foundation Trustee Ian Risely;
  • get tips on leading your Rotary or work team through a crisis;
  • support our Zone service projects
  • and more, all without having to pay for registration, meals, travel or lodging!
Our 2020 Virtual Summit will start at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 10th and will wrap up at 3:30 p.m. when the last breakout sessions conclude. The entire event is online, so you’ll incur no travel, lodging, or food costs.
In the morning, we’ll get updates on our final push to end Polio, timely thoughts on diversity, an energetic pitch on “Do Goodery”, and learn how to be better leaders in times of crisis and disaster. For first-timers, there will be quick overviews of Rotary’s Membership, Public Image, and Rotary Foundation initiatives.
Afternoon breakouts chosen at registration, will engage you with in-depth discussions about our new Area of Focus, Supporting the Environment, Grant ideas for your club or district, engaging younger members, continuity in planning from year-to-year, public speaking, and more.

Visiting our House of Friendship will allow you to dive deeper into a variety of Rotary experiences, shop our vendors and network with old, and new, friends.
There is no registration fee, so be sure to invite others in your Club to join you in attending. If you can do so safely, you and others may want to get together in one place to watch on a big-screen TV, where you can also enjoy each other’s company. I look forward to seeing you virtually on October 10th.
Don Gladhart
District Governor 2020-21
Rotary International District 6040
Empowering Women in Rotary Event

Mark your calendar now for this season's third Empowering Women in Rotary event: Together, We End Polio - 6 P.M. Monday, October 12. In this tremendous presentation, we'll learn about the struggles and triumphs in the battle to finally eradicate polio from the face of the earth, from two people who have experienced polio first hand, and have been on the front lines of the battle. Join PDGs Ann Lee Husey and Carl Chinnery for this informative and moving presentation. Don't miss it. For more information and to register visit 
Programs Etiquette for 2020-2021

We are starting a new Rotary year so here are a few reminders to help you find a speaker for your date. 
1) All members are assigned a date to provide a Friday program. Please find a speaker to present that day. You will be finding a speaker about once a year. It is much easier to find a speaker a few months in advance vs. a few weeks so PLAN AHEAD! You can also be your own speaker if you have an interesting topic to talk about!
2) Remember to keep your topic free of politics and religion!  
3) When you know who you are having talk let Scott Walterbach ( and Dalyn Novak ( know so they can add it to the event list in ClubRunner.  
4) Have your speaker email you a short biography and description of their speech and email it to Scott Walterbach and Dalyn Novak for the weekly newsletter. Please email this to them no later than the Friday before your speaker is to present! Earlier is always preferred!  This is key so that there is enough time to get the information into the weekly newsletter. Please don't make us hunt you down! No one has time for that!   
5) Make sure you provide the Zoom meeting information provided above to your speaker so they can join our virtual meeting! They will be able to present a powerpoint, etc. 

6) If you are having a hard time finding a speaker email Scott Walterbach (  We get emails often from people who would love to come speak to our club. 
Thank you!
Dalyn Novak & Scott Walterbach
Upcoming Programs
Oct 09, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Oct 16, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Oct 23, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Oct 30, 2020
5th Friday - TBD
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joe Parente
October 3
Steve Bleish
October 10
Homer Williams
October 11
Dave Overman
October 21
Scott Walterbach
October 30
Join Date
Joe Parente
October 5, 2018
2 years
Larry Vawter
October 16, 2006
14 years
Kathy Leibrand
October 20, 2017
3 years
Neil Davidson
October 22, 2002
18 years
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