Posted by Charles Rehberg on May 08, 2017
North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
May 8, 2017
Deadlines near for fund drive
            Just two working Mondays remain for the club’s annual fund drive—Dine Out Spokane for Kids -- for Holmes Elementary support projects and other needy children in the West Central area.
            “We’ve spent this money,” President Nancy Hanson said, noting more than $20,000 has been allocated for a variety of student projects and supplies.  “We either need to raise the money or use revenues from savings,” she said.  “If we are not to meet the $25,000 level in the future, maybe we will have to drop to the level that is supported by our fundraiser.”
            Fund Chair Robbie Jackson said each club member is asked to spend six tickets or more (at $50 each).  Jackson said several wonderful donations have been provided, including travel, concert tickets, jewelry and other items.  “But if we sell all of the tickets, we won’t have enough people to donate to the auctions,” she said.
            The fund night is Wednesday, June 7, at The Back Door restaurant on West Broadway.
That remains just two non-holiday Mondays – May 15 and May 22 – to gather club dates for bringing gift baskets and remaining tickets.  Jackson said just 53 tickets had been sold as of May 8.
 Though the Memorial Day is May 29, Jackson said she will be at The Lincoln Center at that Monday mid-day to have bring in remaining items and tickets, and to stage auction items and other tasks.  (Because of the fund event, no luncheon is scheduled June 5.)    
          Talking points:  President-elect Chad Haverkamp said Gov.-Elect Jerri Anderson of the Sandpoint Club plans to make her official visit to North Spokane club early in October and asks members to list Rotary issues for her to discuss when she visits here.
          Exchange students: Coordinator Chris Lynch hopes to have Rotary exchange six students at the luncheon May 15 and asks donations for the six students for another outing July 20 at Silverwood. Two Italian students and one Spanish student will visit here, along with three out-bounded U.S. students.
          Think Mobius: Sandy Fink is coordinating a small group of members to help at the Mobius science night with Holmes.  The event is Sunday, May 31, about 6 to 7 p.m. at the Holmes school.  Three or four members are needed.
          Think Heroes: Sandy also is asking for one or two members to join the June 14 final Golden Heroes assembly for the school year at Holmes. The approximately one hour session will be at 1:30 p.m.
          Editor’s note: When both the scheduled speaker was a no-show and a backup program was not available, club members used the working club to use more time on the fund-drive event and talked about future club plans, as The Lincoln Center will become a church facility, no longer open to events such as our luncheons.
The bulletin producers:
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
Photo: Eric Johnson
Program coordinator: Brad Stark