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1st & 3rd Monday–Lunch meeting at Noon at Nectar Wine Bar; 2nd Monday-Rotary Connect meet-up at 4:30pm–check website for location---changes monthly; 4th Monday–Rotary Serves–a service project-check website for details; 5th Monday-no events
Nectar Wine Bar--Kendall Yards
1331 W Summit Parkway
Spokane, WA  99201
United States of America
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DINE OUT SPOKANE

FOR KIDS -- 2019

With Gratitude to our Sponsors
 
Barrister Winery
David Green, CPA, PLLC
HMA CPA
Maryhill Winery
Nectar Wine & Beer
Renegade by MonteScarlatto
Romney & Associates
Umpqua Bank
Va Piano Vineyards
 
Steve Boharski
Sandy Fink
Michelle Fossum
Nancy Hanson
Eric Johnson
Peter & Emma Noble
Steve Perry
Lenore Romney
Bill Simer
Jeff Sims
Tim Zacharias
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ROTARY CLUB

OF

SPOKANE NORTH

Presidential Theme for 2019-2020

 
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
December 2, 2019
 
Rotary calendar:
            Dec. 9: Holiday luncheon at Nectar Downtown. Holmes choir sings.
 
            Dec. 16: Luncheon at Nectar with speaker Josh White, owner of Nectar. Gifts for needy families at Holmes are due.
 
            Dec. 23 and Dec. 30: No meetings during the Holidays.
 
            Jan. 6: Luncheon meeting at Nectar. President’s report.
 
            Jan. 13: Rotary Connect, 4:30 p.m. at Helix Wines, 824 W. Sprague.
 
Briefly:
            “Big Build”:  Save the date…for Saturday, Jan. 25, 10-11:30 a.m., for our Rotary Serves packaging session at 2nd Harvest Food Bank’s “Big Build” campaign.  Our members and friends will be joined by GU Rotaract members
 
District Gov.: ‘You have a lot of impact’
            “Think about how much you (Rotarians) make of an impact in your club, your city, your county and beyond.”
 
            And, said District Gov. 5080 Bob Quay: “Imagine how Spokane would be without Rotary over the years.”
 
            Gov. Quay has been a Rotarian at the Colombia Center Club since 2005. A longtime resident of Tri-Cities technology business, Quay also served two years as mayor of Kennewick.
 
            Citing the current Rotary International motto –Rotary Connects the World—Quay said: “This is an exciting time for Rotary, which honors old traditions, but is not afraid to change.”
 
            A first challenge, he said, is “to grow membership.”
 
            Quay said while Rotary International still has 1.2 million members worldwide, membership in North America has dropped by 200,000 to 300,000.  Growth, especially in Asia, has off-set the losses elsewhere.
 
            Quay, joined by Assistant Gov. Joe Bruce of Spokane, met club officers and directors Dec. 1 and at the club luncheon Dec. 2.
           
            Quay said programs to help membership initiatives include adding Rotaract clubs and start Rotary “Passport Clubs.”
 
            In the district, three Rotaract clubs were added, including the GU club, and one more this year.  Keeping young potential Rotarians in mind, he encouraged RYLA youth members (ages 19-25) for one-week counseling personal growth camps.
 
            The Passport Clubs are innovative ways to reach Rotary members who cannot attend weekly club gatherings by connecting on computers with two meetings and 40 hours of club service.
 
            To inspire more quick projects, each of the clubs in the district can apply for $350, with the only requirements are “hands on” projects and a one-page report.  Clubs can pool the funds to work on joint projects, Quay said.
 
            District 5080 has 56 clubs, spanning from the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla to Golden and Nakusp in British Columbia. Quay said there are already four future governors in the line of succession.  Despite the hectic travels, he said it is important for Rotary to have leaderships from active profession als, not just retired members.  He noted that current RI President Mark Maloney of Decatur, Alabama, was just age 34 when he served as a governor.
 
            As Quay says, continued with emphasis on youth and innovation, plus more members, “you can have a lot of impact.”
 
Tag reminder
            As you recover from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, etc., don’t forget to remember our Holmes Holidays’ “$40 for 40 gifts    drive,
The wrapped gifts, with the tags outside of each present, are due at our luncheon on  Monday, Dec. 16.
 
The bulletin produce
            Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
            Photos: Sandy Fink
North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
November 18, 2019
Rotary calendar:
Nov. 23: Rotary Project. Tom’s Turkey Drive, at Rosauers groceries at the “Y” and at East 29th, 8-10 a.m.
 
            Dec. 2: Luncheon meeting at Nectar.  District 5080 President Bob Quay.
 
            Dec. 9: Holiday luncheon at Nectar Downtown. Holmes choir sings.
 
            Dec. 16: Luncheon at Nectar with speaker Josh White, owner of Nectar. Gifts due.
           
            Dec. 23 and Dec. 30: No meetings during the Holidays.
 
            Jan. 6: Luncheon meeting at Nectar. President’s report.
 
            Jan. 13: Rotary Connect, 4:30 p.m. at Helix Wines, 824 W. Sprague.
 
Briefly:
            Turkey time: At least 15 members, family members and guests will help our Rotary Serves project to help with Tom’s Turkey Drive on Saturday, Nov. 23. The club members will help out at the 29th Rosauers and the Rosauers at the “Y.”
 
            Candid camera: Sgt.-at-arms Dave Hayward fined Dave Petersen –both WSU fraternity brothers – for appearing seven times on camera during the Nov. 17 of the WSU-Idaho State men’s basketball telecast.  Perhaps dentist Dave, a long-time Cougar-watcher, should get one of those “smile shots” that are shown on the Gonzaga telecasts.
 
 Blood drives fill a network need
           
             What’s in a word?
 
            If the word is “vitalant,” the new word is the former Spokane and Inland Blood Bank.
 
            Amber Short, territory manager for vitalant, described the operation at the club’s Nov. 18 luncheon.
 
             Short talked about all facets of blood, including platelets, plasma and whole blood.
 
            “In the Northwest we have great blood donors,” she said.
 
            By joining the Inland Northwest, the large vitalant network expands to 127 donation centers in 40 states, with some 30,000 mobile blood stops a year. More than 1,000 hospitals use blood from the donation centers.
 
            There are three vitalant centers in the Spokane area – 210 W. Cataldo, 10403 N. Newport Hwy., and 12117 E. Mission.
            The vitalant centers started in 1943 at the height of World War II.  The networking helps because the lifespan of platelets is just five days, plasma 28 days and whole blood lasts 42 days.
 
            “Somebody needs blood every two seconds,” Short said.
 
            She added that there has been an overall decrease in blood donations because younger generations are not participating as previous generations.
 
            Short said age is not a barrier.  She knows of one donor, now age 87, who has donated blood since he was 16.  Health conditions generally are barriers to being donors, she said.
 
            Answering a question, she said the centers can no longer “bank” a supply of donations.
 
            For those who can donate blood, Short said the visit lasts just one hour at the mobile drive centers, and the blood for needed donors can be life-saving.
 
            Holmes holiday tags taken quickly
            In a flash, the holiday tags were swept up for “40 for $40” Christmas time gift project for needy students and families at Holmes Elementary School.  Some 15 families will receive gifts.
 
             Happy shopping and wrapping; the wrapped gifts, with the tags outside of each present, are due Monday, Dec. 16.
 
 The bulletin producers:
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
Photos: Eric Johnson and Sandy Fink
 
 
 
 

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