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Spokane North

Service to Kids!

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
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FOR KIDS -- 2019

With Gratitude to our Sponsors
Barrister Winery
David Green, CPA, PLLC
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




Presidential Theme for 2019-2020

North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
November 4, 2019
Rotary calendar:
            Nov. 11: Veterans Day.  No meeting.
            Nov. 18: Luncheon meeting at Nectar with Amber Short, Vitalant Blood Center: Holiday tag pick-ups.
Nov. 23: Rotary Project. Tom’s Turkey Drive, Rosauers at the “Y” and 29th, 8-10 a.m. (Please sign up earlier.)
            Dec. 2: Luncheon meeting at Nectar.  District 5080 President Bob Quay.
            Dec. 9: Holiday luncheon at Nectar Downtown.
            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.
            Happy Golden Anniversary: Congrats to John Mailiard and his extended family as they celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Ka’anipali Beach, north of Lahaina in Maui. Their Hawaiian quarters included six bedrooms and an 80-foot deck. 
A quarter to savor, with music
            Highlighting a successful fundraiser, the first quarter of the club’s 2019-2020 Rotary year was packed with achievements and activities.
            President Melinda Keberle said the club’s fiscal matters are in good shape and on scheduled as planned for the year.
            On behalf of the club, she commended Past-president Lenore Romney for her hard work on leading the fundraiser at the Kalispel Golf and Country Club’s “Big Tent.”
            Keberle and Treasurer Chad Haverkamp said the tickets and “paddle raise,” along with the cork pull and silent auction, earned $18,430.  Net funds totaled nearly $12,000.
            Holmes projects fund school supplies, Heroes T-shirts, Golden Heroes awards and the principal’s emergency funds. 
            The quarterly report was a well-crafted slide show, including music. It showed the fundraising event and the various Rotary projects and luncheon speakers.  Also included were photos of the field trip to the new Sister Cities “Connections” garden in Riverfront Park.  The club, several years ago donated $5,000 to help fund the plaza in the garden.
            Keberle invited members to lead the fundraising campaign for next year.
            Club members also are asked to seek possible alternative sites for the fundraiser.
            Summarizing the first quarter accomplishments, she said, “I am exciting about what we do.”
          Holmes holiday tags due Nov. 18
            The club beginning Nov. 18, will continue its “40 for $40” Christmas time gift project for needy students and families at Holmes Elementary School.
            Members are asked to pick up two tags which will show the children’s age of the family members and the toys or items of apparel they might like.  The total for each student should be $40.
            Club member Steve Boharski said his daughter, Emma, would like to help members with shopping and wrapping gifts for part of her community service at school.  Be ready to give Steve the gift tags for your two children you select on the 18th and have the $80 (40 for each child) available to give to Steve.  Gifts will be purchased and wrapped and brought to the meeting on Dec.16th.
 The bulletin producers:
            Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
            Photos: Sandy Fink
North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
October 21, 2019
Rotary calendar:           
            Oct. 28: No meeting.
            Nov. 4: Luncheon at Nectar in Kendall Yards, program TBA.
            Nov. 11: No Rotary Connect, Veterans Day Holiday.
            Holiday thoughts:  While we consider Halloween treats and Thanksgiving meals, keep in mind our Rotary Club’s “$40 for 40” gift program.  Tags for needy kids from Holmes Elementary will be ready for selection at the Nov. 18 luncheon.  Gift returns are due Dec.16.
           ROTARY SERVES:  Bite to Go several members of Rotary North gathered together Saturday morning to participate in the Bite to Go project which we heard about at a recent meeting.  Here are a few pictures of the group.
Lunch Meeting Monday 10/21
          If you missed our lunch meeting Monday 10/21 you missed a great one.  Sargent at Arms Ron Nobel started the meeting out by reminding us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, then he told us his
personal story of being diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago and his experiences of treatment and support from family and friends that helped him through that journey. 
          That story including three of his students, a boy and two girls who shaved their heads to show empathy and support. 
             Ron reminded us to recommend to loved ones to "get a mammogram every year".
Generation Live
          Ron's story was a perfect warm up for our speaker, Darrin Duty, the program director of Generation Alive. 

          Generation Alive (GA) was founded by Major League Baseball Player, Jeremy Afflect, in response to an experience he had in the power of showing compassion for others and the difference it made in his life.                                       

          Studies had shown that compassion was an emotion in decline in young people, so Jeremy worked to found an organization to address this by teaching young people the power of service. 
          The program is faith based and works to recruit college and high school aged interns to work with elementary students, leading them through a six-step program to study and then act on the needs of their communities.
          The students learn about food insecurity or human trafficking and engaging their peers to live the GA mantra "Sympathy + Action = Compassion." 
          In the final step of the program they learn to put what they've learned into action by addressing a need that they see in their community. 
          One such case was a child who wondered how homeless people fed their dogs and led to a program where they packaged and distributed dog food to homeless people with canine companions. 
          GA is in 35 schools in Spokane and 7 in the Bay Area and has packaged over 3.5 million meals through the program. 
          A total of over 70,000 students have participated to date, donating over 150,000 hours of service. 
          As Darren talked about the program it became clear that the power of service that we as Rotarians value is even greater than we can imagine, and one worth teaching to generations who may not naturally have compassion for others.
Bulletin Producers:  Bill Simer and Sandy Fink
Pictures:  Sandy Fink and Lenore Romney
Vitalant Blood Center - Amber Short
Nov 18, 2019
Nectar at Noon
Rotary Serves -- Tom Turkey Drive 8 to10 am
Nov 23, 2019
Rosauers at the "Y"; Rosauers on 29th
Dec 23, 2019
Dec 30, 2019


Spokane North Rotary