Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
June 9, 2020 
This Week's Program: June 11, 2021
Please join us in person: 

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Scholarship Awards Ceremony
The three Parkville Rotary 2019 scholarship award winners are:
Taylor Lawrence of Platte County R-3 High School
Finley Bickford of Park Hill South High School
Reinhart J. Realina of Park Hill High School
Please join us this Friday to learn more about our three scholarship winners. All three will be present with their families to accept the awards.   

Thank you to the scholarship committee for volunteering your time to select these candidates. 
If you are vaccinated there is no need for you to wear a mask while on  campus unless you feel more comfortable doing so. 
If you are unvaccinated you will need to continue to wear a mask and social distance 6' from others while eating. These are Park University's rules so please take note.
Buffet style lunch will be provided as usual from Friday moving forward.
The last day to contribute to Every Rotarian Every Year is this Friday - June 11th.  Please plan to donate towards this worthy cause.  Remember, a portion of the funds come back to our district (District 6040) for the use in district grants. 

$100 has been the standard amount The Rotary Foundation would like to see every one donate every year although any amount large or small is always greatly appreciated. 

May 11, 2020 — Steve Youngblood, associate professor of communication arts and director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University, has been awarded the 2020 Luxembourg Peace Prize for Outstanding Peace Journalism by the Schengen Peace Foundation and the World Peace Forum.

Youngblood, a resident of Parkville, Mo., was to have received the award, which recognizes journalists or media publications that have used their craft to contribute to peace, later this month during a ceremony as part of the 5th annual Transatlantic Dialogue Conference at the University of Luxembourg in Esch-sur-Alzette. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, that event will now take place on May 28, 2021.

“It’s the honor of my professional lifetime,” Youngblood said. “To see your efforts recognized in this way validates all of the work that my colleagues and I have done to spread the word about peace journalism.”

Youngblood, who has been a member of Park’s faculty since 1997, has taught peace journalism to journalists, academics and students in 27 countries and territories worldwide, including conflict areas such as Cameroon, Indian-administered Kashmir, Lebanon, South Sudan and Turkey. Youngblood is also a two-time J. William Fulbright Scholar, traveling to Moldova in 2001 and Azerbaijan in 2007. He has been recognized for his service to global peace by the U.S. Department of State, Rotary International and the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City as its World Citizen of the Year in 2012. In addition, Youngblood serves as editor of The Peace Journalist, a semi-annual Park University publication dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, student, and practitioners of peace and conflict sensitive journalism.

For more information about the award, visit or

Participate with Parkville Rotary in the parade the morning of SUNDAY, July 4th, 2021!
Parade Line Up: 9am
Parade Begins: 10am at 63rd & Hwy 9
Parade Ends: Historic Downtown Parkville
Theme: Celebrate First Responders
Please let Bob Stone know if you intend to participate.  We are looking for members to drive their personal classic cars as well as walkers! We are always near the front of the parade so it won't take up much of your morning! 
Upcoming Programs
Jun 11, 2021 12:00 PM
Jun 18, 2021 12:00 PM
IN-PERSON Weekly Meeting
Jun 25, 2021 5:30 PM
Changing of the Guard Meeting
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Don Breckon
June 11
Larry Vawter
June 16
Scott McRuer
June 22
Join Date
David Cochran
June 1, 1993
28 years
Eddie Batts
June 1, 1996
25 years
Kent Mayfield
June 1, 1982
39 years
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