Posted by Charles Rehberg on Jan 23, 2018
North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
January 22, 2018
             Thanks for remembering: Sandy Fink mentioned that four donations totaling $550 were given to the club in honor of longtime member Ron Gies who died last fall.  The honoraria were coordinated by former past-president Dwight “Buck” Aden, Sandy said.  Ron’s widow, Evie, gave the largest amount at $250.
 The club board added the gifts to its Jerry Saling scholarship program. Ron had joined the club in 1976 and had a 21-year perfect attendance in Rotary.  He operated the old Paramount Photo shop on North Monroe.  Donors received personal notes and invitations to join a club meeting.
             Tip-off: The first social club meeting of the year is Portland vs. Gonzaga Women, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan 25President Chad Haverkamp said a few tickets remain, priced at just $3 each. Spouses and other guests are welcome.  Director Brad Stark said ticket-goers can join those gathering for early refreshments at 4:30 p.m. at the Bulldog inside the Hemingson Student Union.
Busy schedule awaits club
            The New Year’s to-do list for the club includes member growth, meal options, the annual fund-raising program and next year’s officer ranks.
            President Chad Haverkamp outlined the challenges and opportunities at the Jan. 22 luncheon.  He will send e-mail survey questions to each member soon.
            Meal option plans include our longtime pre-bill quarterly system, a pay-by-the-meal program, or just coffee with no meal, but adding a facility charge to cover the room.
            Chad said one bonus for the club is that Nectar’s new lunch program charges $15 per meal, while The Lincoln Center had charged $17 a plate.
            Growing membership is paramount, Chad said, and asks members to think about a marketing strategy and possibilities for adding “junior” members or other options.
            Another topic is whether to continue the successful fund-raising program or to seek other revenues.  Chad said past campaign chairs Robbi Jackson and Jodi Harland will be able to help with
fund raising, but cannot lead the campaign this year.
            Board positions open for the Rotary year 2018-19 include secretary and treasurer.  Lenore Romney will serve as president next year and Melinda Keberle will president-elect.               
The bulletin producers:
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
Photos: Sandy Fink and Eric Johnson
Program coordinator: Brad Stark