Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
October 5, 2021 
This Week's Program: October 8, 2021
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Please join us for a virtual ZOOM meeting:
Meeting ID: 298-478-705
Topic: Fire Station Design Best Practices
Most of you know that WSKF Architects recently completed the design of Park University’s new business school but did you also know that besides Higher Education Design WSKF Architects is also a leader in Public Safety Design? Our design work includes fire stations, police stations, EMS stations, 911 dispatch centers, training centers, as well as joint facilities. With public safety work from Florida to Wyoming, WSKF is bringing conscious and forward-thinking design to public safety departments all over the country.
Dalyn Novak will talk this Friday about some of the best practices for fire station design. Some topics that will be covered include general fire station design (what is typically included in modern day fire station), building code issues with this type of facility, and firefighter health and wellness, including how we, as architects, can help reduce the risk of cancer and other health issues to firefighters.
Dalyn Novak graduated from Kansas State University in 2006.  She was awarded the Heintzelman Prize Honorable Mention in design excellence for her final design project. Dalyn went to work at WSKF Architects after graduation. She became a licensed architect in early 2011. Shortly after licensure she began volunteering for NCARB, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards to help create the newest version of the ARE (Architectural Registration Exam). She volunteered with NCARB from 2014 to 2020. Dalyn became a principal and owner at WSKF Architects in January 2020. She and Rick Kuhl, one of her partners, lead the public safety market for WSKF Architects.
Robert Kersey arranged for this program.
District 6040 Foundation Dinner

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, November 5th at the historic Hotel Kansas City, 1228 Baltimore Ave, KCMO at 6pm. 
World Polio Day 2021

October 19-23 is World Polio Week & October 24, 2021 is World Polio Day.  A good way for our club to participate is through the “Purple Pinkie Donut Project." More information to come soon. 
Welcome to the Board, Sandy Knoernschild! 

Thank you to Sandy Knoernschild for graciously accepting the Board position of Sergeant-at-Arms.
Group Study Exchange 2021
Group Study Exchange 2021 is looking for volunteers to fill a couple of open spots for the inbound group from Africa due to the Blue Springs Club backing out of participation.  Scott Walterbach has more information for anyone interested in learning more. Scott will put those willing to participate in touch with Jeff Chapman (Lake Lotawana Club) for coordinating specifics.
Volunteers Needed Saturday, October 16th! 
We are looking for volunteers for the Parkville Microbrew Festival on October 16th.  Volunteers are needed for three shifts between 11am and 5:30pm. Eight volunteers are needed. 
Shift 1, 3 people needed  -  11am - 1pm
Shift 2, 2 people needed  -  1pm - 3:15pm
Shift 3, 3 people needed  -  3:15 - 5:30pm
Please email Sandy Knoernschild,, if you can help!
The Parkville Rotary Book Club - Book 2
Thank you to all those who participated in reading Book 1 - Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek.  Book two will be Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss.

The goal of this group is to read a leadership or personal development type book & discuss with your fellow community leaders at Rotary.  We will discuss for 10-15 minutes or so after the meeting on Friday, October 22nd.
The date was pushed back to give more people time to read the book or to finish reading the book.
So come with ideas...  No need to RSVP, we’re going to keep this very informal.  
We hope you’ll join us! 
Upcoming Programs
Oct 08, 2021 12:00 PM
Oct 15, 2021 12:00 PM
Oct 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Oct 29, 2021 5:30 PM
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Joe Parente
October 3
Steve Bleish
October 10
Homer Williams
October 11
Dave Overman
October 21
Scott Walterbach
October 30
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Joe Parente
October 5, 2018
3 years
Larry Vawter
October 16, 2006
15 years
Kathy Leibrand
October 20, 2017
4 years
Neil Davidson
October 22, 2002
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