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At the July 17 meeting of the Rotary Club of Kirksville at Rotary Park, Marie Murphree (center) received a Paul Harris Fellowship pin from outgoing Foundation Chair Jeff Romine (right) for her significant financial contributions to the Rotary International Foundation. Murphree is a two-time recipient. Rotary uses the money to improve living conditions and health around the world and for various grants, exchanges and scholarships designed to promote peace and better world understanding between cultures. Also pictured is Club President Ruth Bowers (left). 
At the June 26 evening event at Rotary Park, incoming District 6040 Governor Erik McGuire (right) installed 2024/25 presidents of three Rotary clubs as well as other officers/directors. Pictured from left are President Courtney Bonnell, Rotary Club of Kirksville-Thousand Hills; Unionville Rotary Club President Tom Keedy; and Rotary Club of Kirksville President Ruth Bowers.
At the June 19 meeting of the Rotary Club of Kirksville, Valena Fiscus (center) and Elizabeth Gregory (right) received Paul Harris Fellowship pins and certificates from Foundation Chair Jeff Romine (left) for their significant financial contributions to the Rotary International Foundation. Rotary uses the money to improve living conditions and health around the world and for various grants, exchanges and scholarships designed to promote peace  and better world understanding between cultures.
At the May 29 Rotary Club of Kirksville meeting, Club President Melissa Stuart presented a $300 check to Andrea Thurman of Community Action Partnership of Northeast Missouri (CAPNEMO). The donation is in support of CAPNEMO’s First Day/Fresh Start program to provide an outfit for needy students from kindergarten to high school on their first day of a new school year. 
Thanks to a $300 donation from the Rotary Club of Kirkville, Rotary Park has a new dog waste station to keep our parks and waterways clean! 
The speaker at the May 1 Rotary Club of Kirksville meeting was Executive Director Debbie Blessing of Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging. This private non-profit agency provides services and information to persons age 60 and older in 16 counties in Northeast Missouri. Blessing described the extensive services it provides. In addition to operating nutrition centers, it also provides other supportive services including home, legal, ombudsman, and transportation. 
Our Rotary club looks forward to partnering with the NMAAA to support our community better!
Rotarians and ATSU Rotaracters braved the wet weather to deliver donations to the Shoes for Orphan Souls Caravan this morning at the Ray Klinginsmith Amphitheater in Rotary Park. The Rotary Club of Kirksville donated $1320. ATSU Rotaract added another $100 to the total.
 
Just in time for Earth Day! Rotarians Janet Gremaud, Valena Fiscus, Mason Garbs, Melissa Stuart, and Marty Jayne cleaned up trash along Big Creek at the Rotary Playscape/FLATS trailhead on April 20.
Rotarians came together on a Saturday work day to make sure our flags are ready for our community! 
We enjoyed a work day today putting together birthday bags for the Community Action Partnership of Northeast Missouri!
Bags included a birthday card, a birthday crown, a birthday snap bracelet, a birthday sticker and balloons!
Congratulations to Courtney Bonnell of the Thousand Hills Rotary Club, and Bill Lovegreen of the Rotary Club of Kirksville for winning the 2024 Ray Klinginsmith Distinguished Service Award.
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Additional congrats to nominees John Dungan & Erick Hanson! Special thanks to Ron Gaber for chairing the award ceremony committee. 
2024 Ray Klinginsmith Graduating High School Student Scholarship
 
 
The Rotary Club of Kirksville will award two scholarships of $750 each to graduating seniors from high schools in Brashear, Novinger, and Kirksville. Completed applications must be returned to your Counselor by April 12, 2024. The application can be accessed here.
 
Award criteria include these six areas:
 
• Academic Achievement (Class Rank)     
• College Entrance Exam (ACT/SAT)
• Merit/Extenuating Circumstances           
• Knowledge of Rotary and “Service Above Self”
• School and Community Leadership and Service Activities        
• Financial Need 
     
Rotarians were hard at work during this weeks club meeting! We made over 100 unhoused kits for Community Action Partnership of Northeast Missouri. 
Each kit included:
Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
Antiperspirants
Body wipes
Socks
Chapstick
Tissues
A hand written note!
Special thank you to Kirksville Dental Group and Van Soest Dentistry for donating the dental items!!
At the January 10 Rotary Club of Kirksville meeting, fellow member Ramey Weichelt (right) led the club in producing braided dog toys as a community service project for the Adair County Humane Society (ACHS). Weichelt is pictured with fellow Rotarian Salvation Army Lt. Chris Clarke who provided the tee shirts used in the project. Weichelt gave a short history of the ACHS, the recipient of the dozens of dog toys made today.
We're so happy to welcome new Rotarian Chris Clark Rutledge! We cannot wait to see all of what Chris will accomplish in our club! 
 

 
Thank you so much to the Rotarians that braved the cold to ring bells December 2nd for the Kirksville Salvation Army!
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We love to see club members (and future members💕) being involved in our community!
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We are especially proud of our partnership with the Thousand Hills Rotary Club and ATSU Rotaracters!
The 2023 Joint Service Clubs Luncheon was hosted by The Rotary Club of Kirksville-Thousand Hills on November 21 in the Georgian Room of the TSU Student Union. The featured speaker was Carl Chinnery, member of the Lee’s Summit Rotary Club. 

Carl joined Rotary International in 1977 and has served in several Rotary leadership roles, including District Governor of District 6040 from 2002 to 2003. Carl has committed most of his adult life to the elimination of polio. During his message to the Joint Service Clubs, he shared a letter written by his mother describing the impact that polio had on his family. Carl was instrumental in the immunization of 160 million children during India’s National Immunization Day. He received the District 6040 Humanitarian Award for Polio Eradication, the 2010 Regional Service Award for a Polio Free World and the International Service Award for a Polio Free World.
 
Despite the serious nature of Carl’s message, his sense of humor shined as he proudly accepted the crown bestowed by the Thousand Hills Club in appreciation of his service.
 
President Melissa Stuart and Past President Marie Murphree were able to display our clubs 2022-2023 awards that include Rotary Citation, 3 End Polio Now Awards & Star Club membership!
The Mizzou Alumni Association presented a prestigious Faculty and Alumni Award for distinguished service to Ray Klinginsmith, a member of the Kirksville Rotary Club and Past Rotary International President. Our club is incredibly proud to call Ray a member and a friend. 
 
Thank you so much everyone that came out to visit 6040 District Governor Randy Steinman last week!
We were able to hear about some of the projects most important to him, including microcredit loans, the PolioPlus Society, and fostering cooperation among district Rotary Clubs.
 
Our club was happy to hear from Amanda Selby, United Way Campaign Drive Chair! Thanks to our clubs fundraising efforts, we were able to present a $1,000 check towards the United Way's 2024 campaign!
Thank you so much everyone who came out for the Homecoming parade on Saturday! We had a great turnout and enjoyed treats together at the end.
Thank you so much everyone that came out this Saturday for our Spruce Up Rotary Park event!! It was a misty morning but we were still able to plant some new trees. Rotarians and ATSU Rotaracters made a great team.
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Additional thank you to Rotary Park Chairs Danny Pagliai and Mark Burger for putting together such a great event!
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