Through the efforts of Kirksville Rotary volunteers, citizens of Kirksville can show their support for our country, neighborhoods, and loved ones during the flag holiday seasons. Displaying the flag is an outward expression of gratitude for our country and its citizens. All funds raised will be utilized to improve our community and world.
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International Service
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Carolyn Chrisman
Apr 24, 2024
Inspire Hope Campaign through the Hannibal Regional Foundation
Debbie Blessing
May 01, 2024
NEMO Area Agency on Aging.
John Dungan
May 15, 2024
Preparing for Emergencies
Jeff Romine
May 22, 2024
Kick off a new year for our Flag Program.
Melissa Stuart
Jun 26, 2024
Rotary Year in Review
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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.
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
Body wipes
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!
We love to see club members (and future members💕) being involved in our community!
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.
Additional thank you to Rotary Park Chairs Danny Pagliai and Mark Burger for putting together such a great event!
We were happy to have youth exchange student Lynn Buchen was a visitor at the September 27 Rotary Club of Kirksville meeting. Lynn has visited us all the way from Kiel, Germany!
We love when Rotarians come together to make a difference in our community!
This morning members helped get buddy packs out to local schools.
Pictured from left to right is: David Nichols, Randy Smith, Larry Whitney, Tom & Cathy Stinson, Jennifer Chrisman, and Uyilawa Okuaihesuyi.
On Sept. 20th fellow Rotarians got together to participate in a street clean up along Baltimore. Thanks so much Melissa Stuart, Craig Shorten, Debi Boughton, Ron Brand, Osariemen Okuaihesuyi, Uyilawa Okuaihesuyi, (not pictured) Scott Beard, and Anne Beard for volunteering!
On Sept. 21st we were all smiles partnering with the Mizzou Alumni Association and Thousand Hills Rotary Club to volunteer at the American Red Cross Blood Drive! Pictured is Treasurer Jonna Lovenduski, President Melissa Stuart, and Director of Community & Joint Service Ramey Weichelt. Not pictured is Director of Club Service Tasha McKim
Fellow member Ernie Hughes said he was pleased to be a part of a Fulbright Scholarship Specialist Program on business administration (designed to be 2-6 weeks long) in Uganda this summer. Two Uganda universities were involved in the program: Makerere University, established in 1922, which became an independent national university in 1970 (35,000 students) and Makerere University Business School, founded in 1997 (20,000 students). The Coca-Cola Foundation and Spencer Foundation were also involved. Ernie said this is the first Fulbright trip by Truman in 25 years! This is Ernie’s sixth trip to Africa. He said China’s influence is everywhere in Uganda, which is basically a third world nation. While there Ernie visited the Rotary Club of Kampala Kibuli, a club with 22 members. The District Governor was also there. Music was a large part of the meeting. Ernie is pictured with President Melissa. 
Fly the Flag
The Rotary Club of Kirksville has initiated a new project for Kirksville MO.  The club is making flag subscriptions available to Kirksville area residents and businesses.  It is not uncommon for a Rotarian to fly a flag from or near their home.  This project will feature flags being displayed near the street.  The flags will be set back 8-10 feet from the street and when numerous neighbors subscribe, will create a corridor of flags.  Display the flag is an outward expression of gratitude for our country and its citizens.  100 percent of the funds raised will be utilized to support Rotary projects in the community.  Rotarians will be displaying the flag on 6 "flag" holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriot Day, and Veteran's Day.  If you are interested in having a flag displayed in your yard or business, please click the words "Fly the Flag Program" in the menu bar above.
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We're so happy to welcome new Rotarians Cathy and Tom Stinson! The Stinsons jumped in feet-first by helping out at the Pancake Breakfast during the Red, White, and Blue Festival a couple of weeks ago. Tom is a solutions architect with Cyderes, a cybersecurity services provider. The Stinsons were sponsored by Jeff Romine. We're glad to have you in our club!
The Rotary Club of Kirksville and Rotary Club of Kirksville-Thousand Hills helped with the pancake breakfast on July 1, 2023 as part of the Red, White & Blue Festival. Hundreds of hungry Kirksville residents and visitors were served hot cakes, sausages, coffee and juice at Lupita's restaurant on the downtown Kirksville square. Many thanks to Rotarian Erick Hanson for providing the griddles, and to Hy-Vee for preparing the beverages and sausages. Lupita's, you were a gracious host on a fun but rainy morning!

The Rotary Club of Kirksville received a matching grant from District 6040 ($5,000 in total) to purchase supplies to create 110 Emergency Backpacks that FosterAdopt Connect will give to children who are removed from their homes and placed in foster homes. Each backpack contains underwear, socks, a toiletry kit, a fleece blanket, and a Rotary luggage tag. Sadly, children are often removed from their homes with only what they are wearing and what they can quickly put in a plastic bag. These backpacks will provide the children with something that is theirs to keep. The backpacks can be used many times including at school. One of Rotary’s goals is to help children locally and these quality backpacks and the contents will help children in NE Missouri. Rotarians purchased the backpacks and supplies with grant money and assembled them as a Club activity. Pictured from left to right: Angie Sullivan, Rotarian; Tanya Bane, FosterAdopt Connect; Marie Murphree, President, Rotary Club of Kirksville; Randy Smith, Grants Manager, Rotary Club of Kirksville; MaryLue Bell, Prevention Services Manager, FosterAdopt Connect; Dawn McVay, FosterAdopt Connect; and Sophie Nely, FosterAdopt Connect.

Jennifer Chrisman (center) was inducted as a new Rotarian by President Marie Murphree (left) at her last meeting as president. Jennifer, marketing and sales manager at NEMR, Northeast Missouri Rural Telephone Company, is also pictured with her Rotary sponsor, Debi Boughton. Welcome, Jennifer!
Stephanie Mills, manager of communications at Tri-County Electric, was inducted today by Ralph Cupelli (right), who was filling in for President Marie. Stephanie is also pictured with her Rotary sponsor, Danny Pagliai. She plans to attend one meeting each month at Schuyler County and Scotland County clubs, as well as two meetings with our club. Be sure to give Stephanie a warm welcome next time you see her.
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