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FOR KIDS -- 2017-18

With Gratitude to our Corporate Sponsors
Greenstone Homes
Modern Woodmen
Rainbow Electric
Columbia Hearing Ctrs
Eide Bailly LLP
TD&H Engineering
WA Trust
Alliant Insurance Svcs
Aspen Personnel Service
Brown & Delaney
Coldwell Banker
Fruci & Associates
Mustard Seed/Noodle Express
Romney Financial Forensics
HUB International
Thank you to our Donors:
Barrister Winery/Greg Lipsker
Bill Simer
Best Western Liberty Lake
Craftsman Cellars
Dave & Robin Hayward
Delectable Catering/Vince Bozzi
Delectable Desserts
Egger’s Meats
Garland Animal Clinic
Green Clean
Jewelry Design Center
Kalispel Golf & Country Club
La Rive Spa
Latah Bistro
Mike Bass/Century 21
Mountain West Bank
Mustard Seed/Noodle Express
No-Li Brewhouse
North by Northwest
Poole’s Public House
Rich & Gretchen Cowan
Rock City
Sayre, Sayre & Fossum
Spokane Gymnastics
Spokane Jazz Orchestra
TJ Tombari
The Backyard
The Cathay Inn
The Party’s Here
Tomato Street
True Legends
Two Cooks with Love
Vapiano Wine




Presidential Theme for 2017-2018

North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
May 21, 2018    
          No meeting: With the Memorial Day, a federal holiday, the club will not meet May 28.
          Winner: One Saling Scholarship – Ashley Sweeny of North Central -- will attend the June 4 club meeting.  The second and third winners had conflicts and will attend the June 11 meeting or later, said Coordinator Brian Hipperson.
          District deadline: President Chad Haverkamp said club members can still register for the Rotary District 5080 Annual Conference in Sandpoint, May 31-June1.
          Holmes Heroes: Coordinator Sandy Fink reminds that a few club members are asked to join the Golden Heroes program at the elementary school year-end celebration at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 13.  
 Label this project quick work
          In just 75 minutes on May 16, four club members put labels into 245 new books and a few dozen other books remaining from books last year.
The books will be distributed to incoming Holmes Elementary School kindergarten students. Each book has a Spokane-North Rotary Club label sticker which says “Read to Grow. Grow to Read.”   Coordinator Sandy Fink organized the efficient work project, joined by Art Rudd, Lenore Romney and Chuck Rehberg.
Ready or not, here come the candidates
            Just as the barrage of TV ads for Idaho primary candidates ended, Congressional, Washington State and local offices opened for filing on May 14-18.
           Sorting through the most interesting primary races for the club May 21 was Michael Cathcart, executive director of Better Spokane, a “business friendly, non-profit organization.”
            The largest number of candidates for one race was the U.S. Senate, where longtime incumbent Maria Cantwell faces 28 other opponents.  Cathcart said the Democratic incumbent likely will face Republican Susan Hutchison, a former television anchor from Seattle.
            He said since the filing fees for that race alone added about $60,000 to the state’s coffers.
            The main race in Eastern Washington in the Congressional 5th District is Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic former State Sen. Lisa Brown, (D-3rd).
            Cathcart said a recent private poll in Spokane County had Brown leading by 3 percent, but said to succeed in the general election Brown would have to win in Spokane by a much larger margin to offset the expected Republican mandates in most other counties in the district.  “It looks like a tight race,” he said.
            In other races of note, Cathcart lists 7th State District incumbent Jaquelin Maycumber (R), and  Randy Michaelis (D); 6th State District candidates Dave Wilson and Rion Ametu, both (D) and Jenny Graham and John W. Aiken, Jr., both (R).
            In that 6th State District, Jeff Holy’s state spot is open as Holy runs for state senate, a seat open there when Michael Baumgarten (R) decided to run for County Treasurer against David Green (D).  Holy is running against Jessa Lewis, (D).
            Cathcart, however, said Baumgarten may want to run against Ben Stuckart for mayor.  David Condon is limited to two terms, which ends next year.  Stuckart has been City Council president.
            In the 3rd legislative district, Cathcart expects a fairly close race with incumbent Timm Ormsby, (D), who had a DWI infraction last year and Dave Lucas, (R), a Rockwell neighborhood leader and military veteran.
            Spokane County Commissioner races, Cathcart said, include incumbent Al French, (R), and Robbi Anthony (D), in District 3 and Mary Kuney (R), an appointee filling the District 2 term, and former Treasurer Rob Chase, also an (R).
            Cathcart said the County Commission will expand from three members to five in 2022, following the 2020 census and a special board to redistrict county boundaries.
            Among the statewide initiatives at the ballot this year, Cathcart mentioned the measures on “greenhouse” carbon emission fees for large emitters, the open records on public employee collective bargaining sessions and on limiting “sugar tax” fees to statewide rather than local districts. 
            Among the unusual names on the ballots, the perennial “GoodSpaceGuy,” a Seattle Republican running for U.S. Senate may be topped by a candidate who legally changed his name to “Dumpozzie Dot Com,” an independent and frequent critic of incumbent Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, a Republican.
            If you want to count down the people and issues, ballots are mailed July 20 for the Aug. 7 primary election and the general election deadline is Nov. 6. 
The bulletin producers:
          Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
          Photos: Sandy Fink and Eric Johnson
          Program coordinator: Brad Stark
North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
May 14, 2018    
          Stick-to-itiveness: Coordinator Sandy Fink is gathering volunteers at 3 p.m., Wednesday (May 16) at Holmes Elementary for a labeling session.  Hundreds of books have been bought for younger Holmes students and we need to insert into each book a Rotary Club label sticker which says “Read to Grow. Grow to Read.”  Last year 750 books were bought.
          Holmes, cont.: One or a few other club members are invited to join the Golden Heroes program at the elementary school year-end celebration at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 13.  Sandy Fink is the club contact.
           On the mend: Club member Dave Petersen is recovering from knee surgery.
Heart beats monitor stress and coherence
            So how is your “emotional intelligence” these days?
            As Rae Wilson, CEO and Founder of P4 Training Solutions, says your “emotional intelligence affects performance, energy level and communications.”  Online sources said the “4P” refers to “Prioritizing People by Delivering Pure Service and Professionalism.
            Her goal, she tells clients, is to reduce high stress levels and “chaos” and get back to normal heart rhythms and get back to “coherence.”
            Wilson spoke at the May 14 meeting, following an appearance at the club a few years ago.
            Quoting a Harvard Business Review article, Wilson said, “Emotional intelligence is the key to professional success.”
            She said that after 25 years in corporate life – in the gaming industry – she reached to second in command in a male dominant business.  “I had to work harder to climb the corporate ladder,” she said.
            Her scientific–based methodology charts people’s emotions and heart rhythms and how that affects performance.  “If a husband and wife argue,” she said, “it often takes two hours to get back to normal after a heart beat raises 30 beats a minute.”
            With recurring episodes of stress at work, she said, “You may feel like you are exhausted, even if you have just been at your desk all day.”
            Wilson talked about first responders, such as police dealing with domestic violence, as particular problematic.  “The key is getting back to coherence,” she said.
            “The heart,” she said, “is a magnetic field which acts as a carrier wave.  You can just feel the tension.”
            She describes a “sympathetic” time which speeds the heart, and a “para-sympathetic” time.  “That slows us down; it feels like you have one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake.”
            Wilson also said in communications just 7 percent is the impact of words, and 23 percent is body language and tone, so 70 percent of communication is energetic.
            She said people who can quickly move from chaotic to coherent “feel improved health, communications and relationships.”  The good energy waves also translate into better team performance, she said.    
The bulletin producers:
          Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
          Photos: Sandy Fink and Eric Johnson
          Program coordinator: Brad Stark
North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
May 7, 2018        
          Thanks: Dave and Robin Hayward and Steve Boharski represented the club at our sponsor’s night at the Mobius Children’s Museum at Holmes Elementary.  Dave said eager 50-60 students attended and said the kids’ science knowledge “was really impressive.”
          Scholarship night: The club’s scholarship committee will meet May 9 to decide among three Saling Scholar winners.  Past-president Brian Hipperson is coordinating the event.
Rotary Notes…
            In lieu of a speaker at the meeting, club members socialized and shared recent thoughts:
            Brad Stark’s 10-year-old had a baseball feat of note – an “infield home run.”  Showing the proud video, Brad had a laptop computer showing how the runner kept running while the infielders kept juggling the ball and coaches’ pleas to “stop” were ignored.
            Blooming good: At least five members finished the Bloomsday, including Melinda Keberle, Bill Simer, Dave Hayward, Chad Haverkamp and Brad Stark. Acknowledging
Rotary’s Four-Way Test, each participant finished well under two hours and Chad, part of a corporate cup entry, finished at 1:14, fastest of our Bloomies.  Chad said he was chastened a bit though by the young kids who sped by and how easily “a guy at least double my age” ran past him.
            After finishing Bloomsday, a colleague asked Bill Simer to join him at Northern Quest to see comedian Jay Leno’s show and they got to join Leno back stage after the performance. Bill previously has toured Leno’s famous personal garage, but for the Spokane gig, Jay flew not in any of his cars, but a Lear Jet. “Bloomsday and hanging out with Jay Leno – what a day,” Bill said.
            Following a red-eye flight to Florida to meet a pal, Steve Boharski and his friend motored out to catch some fish, especially tarpon.  Steve’s largest catch – remember the Four-Way Test – was a 180-pound fish.  “It was about as big as me,” Steve said.  A downpour interrupted the 45-minute fight for the fish, but Steve prevailed.  Unfortunately, he said, tarpon is not a very good tasting fish.
The bulletin producers:
          Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
          Photos: Sandy Fink and Eric Johnson
          Program coordinator: Brad Stark


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