North Notes
November 8, 2021
Nov.15:  Lunch at Bark – Distribution of tags for Holmes Christmas gifts project
Nov. 22: Lunch at Bark - Fellowship
Nov. 29: Lunch at Bark -  Classification talks from Steve Boharski and Michelle Fossum
Dec. 6:  No lunch meeting; Holiday potluck dinner at Michelle & Terry Fossum’s home – bring wrapped Holmes Christmas gifts
Colin joins Spokane-North Rotary
            The newest member in the club is Colin Prestesater, a financial advisor with Westpac Wealth Partners.
            Colin was introduced by club President Lenore Romney and Past-president Steve Bergman.  Colin’s wife, Kelsey, joined him at the induction ceremony.  Kelsey is a Gonzaga Law School student and works in the Cooney Law firm with Steve.
             Colin, who played football at Idaho State University, met Kelsey in Missoula and the couple wed at St. Ignatius, Mont., this summer.  Colin’s interests include golf, fly fishing, backpacking, skiing, cooking and classic cars.  In his membership application, Colin stated the reason he wanted to join Rotary North is that he loves the mission of ensuring every child has access to the opportunities that will allow them to be successful in whatever they pursue.
             At the induction, Romney told Colin about our club’s “special service to help disadvantaged youth in our community.”  She mentioned the current presidential slogan, “Service to Change Lives,” and a recent favorite theme of hers: “Be A Gift To The World.” 
             Here are some pictures of the induction ceremony:
  ‘The Wish List’ ready Monday
            Holmes Elementary staff is completing the list for Christmas gifts for students and their families for the annual holiday drive.  Tags will be available at Monday’s (11/15) luncheon at Bark.
            Club President Lenore Romney said the gift-per-student budget has been raised to $60,  raising the target price because costs have been going up.  The target price was $40 per student for several years.
            Lenore said gifts should be wrapped and labeled with the child’s name and family number.
            Gifts will be collected Monday, Dec. 6, at the club’s Holiday Potluck Dinner party at Michelle Fossum’s house.  (There will not be a Monday luncheon that day.)
A welcomed Happy Buck$
            Bill Simer happily contributed a dollar, relieved that he reached Spokane following a brief quarantine in England.  Though already fully vaccinated, Bill’s positive test forced him to stay several extra days in London and the area nearby and Bill was not able to drive in his planned roadway race.
             Bill also contributed a dollar in the honor of his relative, Donald McCaig, who reached his 100th birthday Nov. 10.
            After surviving the rigors of getting out of quarantine and back to Spokane, Bill said, “America is a pretty special place.”
Sergeant-at-Arms Dave Hayward did a Veterans’ Day trivia and the Club recognized all of our Veteran members in attendance in appreciation for their military service.
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink