Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
September 16, 2020 
Welcome to our NEW weekly newsletter!
Find out about our upcoming speakers and club announcements!
This Week's Program: September 18, 2020

Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
MEETING ID: 298-478-705

Topic: I Pour Life, Older Foster Youth & the Cost of Doing Nothing
Julie Higgins is the founder and CEO of I Pour Life, an international non-profit organization working to help individuals become self-sufficient through developmental programs in the United States and Ethiopia. Julie founded I Pour Life in 2011 after decades of experience as a nationally recognized entrepreneur. She has successfully built and sold several businesses, and strategically consulted growing businesses to help them flourish at the next level. Julie serves on numerous executive boards and is a graduate of Evangel University. She resides in Ozark, Missouri with her husband Paul.
Julie will be sharing a presentation entitled "Older Foster Youth and the Cost of Doing Nothing." She will share the implications of allowing young people to exit state foster care without the resources to live a self-sufficient life, and what I Pour Life does to develop these youth. 
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.

The Rotary Foundation

Click the link below to watch a video regarding our efforts in Rotary. We are People of Action!   
Joint District Grant:
Northland Shepherd Center Renovation

Our 2019-2020 joint district grant with the Gladstone, KCI, and Liberty Rotary Clubs came to an end in August and the clubs celebrated by having one member of each club attend a small ceremony to present the Northland Shepherd Center (NSC) with a plaque for their new space. Parkville Rotary President Lee McLain attended the event.

The joint district grant helped NSC renovate their new facility.  The kitchen and dining space received the largest makeover with cleaning and painting in the office area for a quick update. The grant also included the purchase of a dishwasher, ice maker, and deli display case for the kitchen.  A hidden skylight in the kitchen was also brought back to life. 

Each club contributed $3,500 towards the project and District 6040 offered $34,300 in funding for a total grant amount of $48,300. The funding for 2019 was higher than previous years due to the Kimbrough Challenge. The Kimbrough's generous donation a few years ago allowed the district to award close to $300,000 in grants!  Normally there is approximately $50,000 for grants.  

A big thanks to the Parkville Rotary Board for making this partnership with other Northland clubs a success!
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
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
Sep 18, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Sep 25, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Oct 02, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
Oct 09, 2020 12:00 PM
VIRTUAL Weekly Meeting
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Betty Knight
September 2
Ryan Reed
September 7
Join Date
Bob Stone
September 1, 1983
37 years
Dave Overman
September 1, 1983
37 years
Homer Williams
September 1, 1981
39 years
Steve Bleish
September 1, 1983
37 years
Robert Kersey
September 12, 2014
6 years
Del Weiz
September 25, 2019
1 year
Scott Walterbach
September 25, 2009
11 years
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