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1331 W Summit Parkway
Spokane, WA  99201
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FOR KIDS -- 2019

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Spokane North Notes
September 16, 2019
            9/20/19 Rotary Fundraiser – 5:30 p.m., Kalispel Country Club “Big Tent” event
            9/30/19 Rotary trip – Noon, Riverfront Park “Connections” Sister Cities Garden\
            10/7/19 Lunch – Noon, Nectar at Kendall Yards, HELP in Honduras
            10/14/19 Rotary Connect – 4:30 p.m., Backyard Public House
            10/21/19 Lunch – Noon, Nectar at Kendall Yards, Generation Alive
            10/21/19 Rotary Serves (TBA)
            It’s official!: Our newest member – Steve Perry – was officially initiated into the club by President Melinda Keberle at the Sept. 16 luncheon.
Big event in the ‘Big Tent’
            About 100 members and guests will raise money for projects at Holmes Elementary and other needy children in the West Central area at the club’s major fundraiser Sept. 20.
            The event will be in the “Big Tent” at the Kalispel Golf and Country Club, 2010 W. Waikiki Rd.
            “It will be a great event,” said coordinator Lenore Romney.
            In a word of two, this program is ‘AVID’
            Dictionary terms define “avid” as keen, ardent, eager, fervent and enthusiastic.
            For Paul Gannon, avid means motivating and inspiring students to grow skills to help “leveling the playing field” so they can compete in their classrooms.
            AVID is an acronym for Advancement Via Individual Determination.
            Gannon, who spoke at the club luncheon on Sept. 16, is a coordinator for professional learning and elementary AVID in School District 81.
            AVID’s nationwide goal helps grow writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills to help “bubble kids,” especially “lower-represented kids,” who need some added help to compete in the classrooms, Gannon said.
            He said the AVID skills program coordinates with teachers and other administrators so it does not conflict with regular classroom assignments.  “It’s a program, not a curriculum,” Gannon said.
            The program started with high school students to achieve in classrooms and to plan career paths, whether college-bound or other avocations.  The program schedules career fairs and visits to campuses, businesses and other workplaces, he said.
            AVID has now migrated to middle-school classes and older elementary classes to widen the horizon of learning skills at earlier levels.
            Gannon stresses that “kids should be active learners,” whether it’s taking notes on post-its or writing formal reports.
            The students also are encouraged to “map out their time, thinking and reading, he said.
            Some 80,000 AVID are involved in the programs and Gannon said the Spokane results have shown some dramatic increases.
            Gannon hopes the dictionary program will also become equate with “success.”
Bulletin Producers:
             Editors:  Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
             Photographers:  Sandy Fink
North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
August 27, 2019
Rotary calendar:
            Upcoming Events:
                September Service:
                     Front Desk:  Ron Noble
                     Invocation and Pledge:  Steve Bergman
                     Sgt At Arms:  Dave Peterson
            9/2/2019     No Meeting – Holiday – Labor Day
            9/9/2019     Rotary Connect @ Jon Heideman’s at 4:30
                                 “M” Apartments (Old Macy’s Bldg)
                                 Enter into 1st floor doors (next to Nike)
                                 Take elevator to floor PH
            9/16/2019   Lunch – Noon – Nectar Wine Bar – AVID (Paul Gannon)
            9/20/2019    Rotary Serves – FUNDRAISER @ Kalispel Golf and CC
            9/30/2019     Outing – Sister Cities in the Park Visit  (Lunches will be delivered to the park for us.)
What has been happening with Spokane North???
Lenore Romney received her 2nd Paul Harris Fellow pin from President, Melinda Keberle.

The speaker on Monday, August 19 was Karl Otterstrom, Director of Planning, at Spokane Transit
8/26/2019     Rotary Serves – Noon – School Supplies delivery at Holmes Elementary
School Supplies and Holmes Elementary
ROTARIANS WERE PROUD AND HAPPY!!! today at Holmes Elementary as 13 Rotarians from Spokane North and two of their wives came to help sort and store the school supplies which we had purchased for the year.  I think we have no idea how much these supplies mean to the students and staff at Holmes.  This morning the Office Manager said that several teachers kept asking when the supplies would be arriving – they were so anxious to get their rooms equipped so they would be ready for the start of the year on Thursday.
Many thanks to Lenore Romney and Bob Romney and John Mailliard who came early to help unload the supplies.
They provided valuable insights and skills getting the various supplies ready to be put on the shelves and helping to
devise the best strategies to utilize the available storage shelves!!
Also thanks to these additional members and the wives who came to complete the task:
Ron, the younger:), Schurra, Bill Simer, Steve Perry and his wife, Bernie, Art Rudd, Steve Bergman, Steve Boharski, Tim Zacharius, Chuck Rehberg, and Ron Noble and his wife, Melody.
Rotarians enjoying their reward after storing all the school supplies.
Bulletin Producers
            Bulletin Editor:  Sandy Fink
            Photographers:  Bob Romney, Eric Johnson, Lenore Romney, Sandy Fink


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