Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
January 12, 2022 

This Week's Program: January 14, 2022
Please join us in person: 

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Funerals & COVID
James Todd DeMint is a National Board Certified Embalmer and licensed Funeral Director in the states of Missouri and Kansas.  Todd is the Co-Owner and Managing Partner of Meyers Funeral Chapel, Inc, with funeral home locations in Parkville and Blue Springs.  
Todd was born on February 23, 1976 in Hardin, MO, the oldest child of James A. and Jewel Marie (Clemens) DeMint.  Todd’s family moved to Blue Springs, MO in 1986.  He graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1994, where he played baseball and was named to the Kansas City Star All Metro Team.  Todd went on to play college baseball at Southwestern Community College in Creston, IA and Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, where he was named to the Heart of America All Conference Team in 1998.
Todd graduated from the Mortuary Science program at Kansas City Kansas Community College in December of 1999.  He spent the first nine years of his career working for a firm in Atchison, KS, and later worked one year in St. Joseph, MO for the late Julia Rupp and her grandson, J.L. Robertson.  On January 4, 2008, Todd and his wife, Nikki became partners in Meyers Funeral Chapels, and the DeMints made Parkville their home. Under Todd’s leadership, along with the firms Principal Partner, Martin R. Meyers, Meyers Funeral Chapels have become one of the most called upon and respected funeral establishments in the Kansas City area.  
Todd and Nikki have two children, Evan Joseph DeMint (17) and Avery Jane DeMint (14), both are students at Park Hill South High School.  Nikki is currently employed by the Park Hill School District as a Reading Intervention Specialist at English Landing Elementary School.  When they are not attending one of their children’s sporting events or an event in the community, Todd and Nikki enjoy traveling and spending time with friends. 
Dave Napoli 
It is with very heavy hearts that we notify the club that Dave Napoli passed away last night around 11pm. Arrangements are being made so watch for more information in the coming days from Dalyn Novak or Bob Stone.

Dave was a great Rotarian and will be greatly missed by many. 
Dave pictured with Valerie Popper Anderson of the NKC Rotary Club. 
KCI Rotary Club is joining us this Friday - Volunteer Drivers Needed Again 
We are again looking for a few volunteer drivers to arrive at 11:45am & act as a pilot car for our KCI friends that have never been in the Parkville Commercial Underground. Please plan to meet directly outside of the underground (before you make the turn in) - not in the parking lot above the underground. 
No need to sign up, maybe just stop or slow down if you see me wave you down at the cave entrance.  
Thank you to all for all you do in the name of service! We are excited for KCI Rotary Club to join us! 

Below is a link to the directions.  Follow the yellow line from the campus entry to the blue circle where we meet. 
Parkville Pulse
The City of Parkville has featured our Rotary Club in their monthly e-newsletter this month. The e-newsletter was sent out to those who are signed up to receive these mailings earlier this week.  
The City of Parkville has been very supportive of our club by providing us a free quarter page advertisement in their quarterly resident newsletter that is mailed out to residents. This started in early 2019. 

Past quarterly newsletters and the e-newsletters can be found on the city's website. If you would like to be signed up to receive e-mailings from the city please click on the blue box below. 

Thank you to the City of Parkville! 
Snowflake Party @ the Rittman's House
The Parkville Rotary Board and Dave Rittman have reviewed the current RSVP list for the annual Snowflake Party and the current pandemic status. It was decided that it would be in the best interest of the club's members to postpone the party until the event can be held outdoors. This could happen as early as April Fool's Day. 

C-Point Pavilion at Weatherby Lake could be a possible party location if the weather is favorable. 
FACT: This is the second time this sad snowflake has appeared in our weekly newsletter.  The first time was to notify the club of the cancelled Snowflake Party last year. 
Upcoming Programs
Jan 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Jan 20, 2022 5:30 PM
Johnny's Tavern, Parkville
Jan 28, 2022 12:00 PM
Feb 04, 2022 12:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dalyn Novak
January 20
Join Date
Don Breckon
January 1, 1988
34 years
Stine Kyhn
January 8, 2021
1 year
Edie Hays
January 9, 2004
18 years
Candi Sweeney
January 12, 2010
12 years
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