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Spokane, WA  99201
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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
June 11, 2018  
          The club’s installation dinner is Monday, June 25, starting at 6 p.m. at the Kalispel Country Club, the former Spokane Country Club on Waikiki Drive.  Lenore distributed lists for sign ups and indicated that members would be receiving an email to make dinner selections which she asked be returned promptly so counts could be reported to the Country Club. Tickets will be $25 each.
          Holmes Heroes: Tim Zacharius and Dave Hayward will represent Spokane North at the last Golden Heroes program at the elementary school year-end celebration at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 13.  Thanks to Tim and Dave for volunteering!
Shadle Park and Rogers Scholars
                On June 11, the club honored two additional Gerald Saling Scholarship winners: 
Michael Kamau from Shadle Park
          Michael plans to major in Mechanical Engineering and will attend SFCC for two years and then head for Eastern Washington to pursue his major.
          Michael’s educational journey has taken him from Kenya, where he lived for seven years, to America.  He was raised by his single mom and has three other siblings.  He said that discipline, respect and integrity are things that are upheld in Kenyan society.
          Michael says that his Kenyan grandfather taught him to be persistent and not to give up.  His mother taught me never to be afraid to stand out because of his differences.
          April Eberhardt, College and Career Readiness Facilitator at Shadle says, “One thing that is particularly remarkable about this student is that he has strong follow-through, and I trust that when he says that he will do something, he will indeed do it.  He is the type of student who will make the most of every opportunity; he is focused and driven.”
Britnee Akau from Rogers
          Britnee plans to attend EWU and major in Health Sciences.  She will graduate high school with an AA degree from SCC through Running Start.
          Britnee has volunteered extensively and says, “volunteerism is something that I believe builds stronger communities.”
          Kathleen Law, AVID/Running Start School Counselor at Rogers says, “Britnee displays a natural sense of responsibility, an admirable sense of values, and the ability to persevere in the face of difficulties. . . .She is extremely reliable, thorough and efficient in carrying out her responsibilities.” 
          Britnee had many positive letters of recommendation from people in her native Hawaii where she was exceptionally active in the Girl Scouts and won several prestigious awards.
Real Estate Market HOT!
          Spokane North’s member, Eric Johnson, shared conditions of the real estate market in Spokane and the surrounding communities.
          Rents and Home prices are both continuing to rise and have been doing so for the past two years.
          There has been a significant increase in the building of “multifamily” units due to the extremely low vacancy rate of 1 to 2% at existing properties.
          Many folks appear to be moving here from the Seattle area or commuting as needed in order to buy homes in the area at a greater savings than found in Seattle.
          Eric shared the Spokane Association of Realtors 2018 Year to Date Home Sales Report though May:
                   Sales Up 9.8%
                   Average Price Up 12%
                   Median Price Up 12.5%
                   Inventory Down – very, very low
                   Distressed Sales Down
The bulletin producers:
          Bulletin editors:  Sandy Fink
          Photos: Lenore Romney and Eric Johnson
          Program coordinator: Brad Stark
North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
June 4, 2018      
           June duties concluding: As we move into the last month of the RI year, President Chad Haverkamp said “lets queue up for our next Rotary year” and he urged members to support the efforts of President-elect Lenore Romney.
          The club’s installation dinner is Monday, June 25, starting at 6 p.m. at the Kalispel Country Club, the former Spokane Country Club on Waikiki Drive.  Chad will distribute lists on e-mail and with handouts to list members, spouses and other guests.  Tickets will be $25 each.
          Holmes Heroes: Chad and Coordinator Sandy Fink remind that a few club members are welcomed to join the Golden Heroes program at the elementary school year-end celebration at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 13.   Chad especially encouraged “new faces,” members who have not experienced the Holmes Heroes presentation.
 Sandy said she did an inventory of the huge pile of pens, pencils, paper, tissues and assorted sundries funded for Holmes at last fall’s delivery for the supply closet.  Every item was used except for a few notebooks.  “It’s amazing how appreciated these supplies are,” she said.  The club provided $2,000 for the annual supply.
 New NC scholar heading for U-Dub
            On June 4, the club honored the first of the Saling Scholarship winners – Ashley Sweeney of North Central.
            The first of our $1,500 scholarship winner said she will attend the University of Washington, majoring in sociology.  Indeed, Ashley is personable and sociable and warmed club members with friendly greetings.
            “I like the busy-ness of Seattle,” Ashley said.  “I’ve been in Spokane for 18 years and, not to say it’s boring, but I’ve seen everything here.”
            Scholarship coordinator Brian Hipperson, who noted that he is an NC graduate and Sandy Fink was an NC principal, also said Ashley may want to enter a flight school. 
            “I like to travel and in flight school look at the people you meet and the places you go.  I am a very social person,” she said.
            Even though Ashley wants to experience Seattle and travel wide and far, in her application, she said: “I have juggled the idea of persuing a career as a social worker, but also am very fond of coming back to my high school to be a college and career readiness counselor.”
            With a 3.8 GPA, she said “nothing is more important to me than those who are inside these walls.”
            Asked about Rotary’s Four-Way Test, Ashley said in her application that “many problems arise in the form of fairness.  One is the biggest is the battle between athletics and the arts.”  She said that as a student council member, though the arts do not bring in as much money as athletics, “we have done a great job in making them feel more included in the school.”
            Sharing duties, she played slow- and fast-softball and also worked on drama crew shows backstage.  She also was on the debate team.
            Hipperson shared a long list of volunteer activities, including Ogden Hall, the Guilds School, Vanessa Behan Crisis Center, the Yes We Can leadership program, Hoopfest and led NC’s Groovy Shoes competion.
            ASB Advisor Camellia Munoz said of Ashley: “She is one of the most kind and thoughtful students I have ever come across and truly understands the goals behind being a leader.”
            Hipperson also noted that Ashley was the first in her family to attend college.  Her mom and uncle attended the luncheon.
            On June 11, the club will honor the other two scholars, Britnee Akau of Rogers, and Michael Kamau of Shadle Park.  The scholarships are named for the late Jerry Saling a longtime club member who was a State Senator from Spokane and a president of Spokane Falls Community College.        
The bulletin producers:
          Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
          Photos: Sandy Fink and Eric Johnson
          Program coordinator: Brad Stark


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