Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
July 25, 2023 
This Week's Program: July 28, 2023
Topic: Synergy Services 
Corky McCaffrey will be presenting on Synergy Services. Synergy Services is entering its 51st year of serving the Kansas City community through crisis intervention, shelter, counseling, advocacy and education. 

We envision a world free of family violence, abuse and neglect.  We began our mission in 1971 in a little house on the Park University campus as Synergy House, the only shelter for runaway and homeless youth in western Missouri.  Through the years, a series of both serendipitous and strategic mergers expanded our outreach to include young children and women victimized by abuse. 

Today, we provide a full continuum of care to assist individuals and families with immediate respite from violence and services which empower clients to find and choose good options for future safety and success. 

Safe today, strong tomorrow!

Joe Carroll arranged for this program.
For the Long-Time Members...

The Reverend Dr. Harry Foockle

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Pastor Harry Foockle. 

He was reunited with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, today, July 25th, 2023.
We invite you to lift up his family and the church during this period of great loss. 
Service details will be shared as soon as they become available.

He was the pastor of Antioch Community Church, 
Parkville Days Parade - August 19, 2023
Parkville Rotary will be participating in the annual parade again this year.  Bob & Cherry Stone are unable to attend so Robert Kersey is in charge of the planning. If you would like to drive or walk in the parade with our club please reach out to Robert by email at  

Foundation HOOP-LA 2023

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.
Propes Receives Certified Park & Recreation Executive Certification

The City of Parkville is pleased to announce that Brittanie Propes, Park and Recreation Department Director, was the first woman in Missouri to receive the Certified Park and Recreation Executive certification from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The Board of Aldermen recognized her at the June 20, 2023, meeting.
The Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative and executive parks and recreation professionals and focuses on the practical knowledge and current real-world skills necessary in today’s changing park and recreation environment. There are currently more than 6,400 park and recreation professionals who have become Certified Park and Recreation Professionals, but only 285 have the CPRE designation and only 10 are from Missouri, including Propes.
In order to become certified, applicants must successfully pass a CPRE examination; have a current Certified Park and Recreation Professional Certification; and have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited education institution and five years of professional full-time manager experience within the following areas:
  • Communication
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Operations
  • Planning & Policy
Prior to working for the City of Parkville, Propes had more than 12 years of experience in parks and recreation-related fields. She received her bachelor’s degree from Park University and previously worked for Lillian James Creative, the City of Excelsior Springs, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and the City of Smithville as the Recreation and Marketing Manager.
City Administrator Alexa Barton said, “We are so proud of Brittanie and her endeavor to earn this certification. In order to achieve this accreditation, Brittanie met the education, experience and qualifications required by the NRPA – proving she is in the top of her field. Moreover, this is but one example of how she continually leads by example in demonstrating her commitment to our parks and recreation team, leadership and our community. She has the passion, energy, knowledge, skillset and drive to make lasting contributions within not only our parks, but the entire city and region. Simply put, Brittanie enjoys what she does – and it shows in her commitment and drive to the city…and to herself.”
For more information, contact Parkville City Hall at (816) 741-7676.

Congrats Brittanie from Parkville Rotary! 
Upcoming Programs
Jul 28, 2023
Synergy Services
Aug 04, 2023 12:00 PM
Creekside Development
Aug 11, 2023
MU Extension
Aug 25, 2023 12:00 PM
Midwest Transplant Network
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kent Mayfield
July 3
Sandy Knoernschild
July 8
Dianna Collins
July 10
Join Date
Scott McRuer
July 1, 1988
35 years
Lee McLain
July 8, 2016
7 years
Dean Katerndahl
July 11, 2022
1 year
Greg Prymak
July 18, 2005
18 years
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