North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
March 20, 2017
          Chuck’s health is improving and he hopes to be back at the end of April.
          Lenore’s father passed away unexpectedly last week.  She will be back east with her mother for as long as necessary.
          Daria Brown was inducted as a new Rotarian with our Club.
          Jodi Harland advised club members that she has obtained a week’s vacation on the Island of Majorca.  She encouraged members to consider whether they would like to take advantage of this opportunity which will be offered at our Spring Auction.  There is a three year window for this week during the Spring, Fall, or Winter
DARIA BROWN our Newest Member:  Daria Brown is a Certified Public Accountant with Fruci & Associates with over 18 years of public accounting experience specializing in business and individual tax planning, federal and state tax preparation, estate and trust accounting and business consulting.  Originally from Colfax, WA and graduating from Whitworth, she spent the beginning of her career in Juneau Alaska and was a partner of Schmitz & Buck CPAs. 
She is currently the Board President of Prodigy Northwest, Corporate Representative for the National Association of Women Business Owners NW, Treasurer of the Radiant Lake Homeowners Association and a Member of the Spokane Estate Planning Council and the Spokane Elder Resource Team.  Daria holds her CPA licenses in Washington and Idaho and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She builds long-term relationships with her clients and assists them with problem solving and reaching their financial goals.  In her “free” time, she is raising five amazing boys with her husband, ages 7 to 18.  She looking forward to serving our community as a Spokane North Rotarian
Boy Scouts of America
           Kate Benson, Development and Marketing Director for the Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America, provided information on the benefits of Scouting. 
          The Inland Northwest Council is made up of 17 counties, has 8760 youth participating and 3997 adult volunteers. 
           238 boys earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2016, and their Eagle projects contributed more than 35,000 volunteer hours to the community. 
          Karen Meier is the new CEO for the INWC, and Paul Read of the Journal of Business is the new President.
         Scouting builds character in youth, whether or not the rank of Eagle Scout is earned. 
          The Scout Oath and Law is the bedrock of the program, and teaches principles similar to Rotary’s 4 way test. 
          Scouting also fosters citizenship through activities such as presentation of the colors at local events and leading Eagle Scout projects that benefit those in our community who are in need. 
          The values learned in Scouting last a lifetime. 
          Just recently, a Boy Scout troop on a hike on the Pacific Coast Trail assisted a woman who had been seriously injured by a falling rock. 
          The adult volunteers had an emergency beacon, and were able to summon help and provide first aid until responders arrived. 
          Research conducted by Tufts University indicates that Scouting positively impacts a boy’s character in as little as one year in the program. 
          Scouts are likely to be more cheerful, helpful, obedient, hopeful and trustworthy as a result of participating in the program. 
          Scouting provides a safe environment in which the boys are presented with tasks outside their comfort zone. 
          This growth helps the boys be successful when presented with difficult issues as adults.
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