Posted by Charles Rehberg on Nov 04, 2019
North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
November 4, 2019
Rotary calendar:
            Nov. 11: Veterans Day.  No meeting.
            Nov. 18: Luncheon meeting at Nectar with Amber Short, Vitalant Blood Center: Holiday tag pick-ups.
Nov. 23: Rotary Project. Tom’s Turkey Drive, Rosauers at the “Y” and 29th, 8-10 a.m. (Please sign up earlier.)
            Dec. 2: Luncheon meeting at Nectar.  District 5080 President Bob Quay.
            Dec. 9: Holiday luncheon at Nectar Downtown.
            Dec. 16: Luncheon at Nectar with speaker Josh White, owner of Nectar. Gifts due.
            Dec. 23 and Dec. 30: No meetings during the Holidays.
            Jan. 6: Luncheon meeting at Nectar.
            Happy Golden Anniversary: Congrats to John Mailiard and his extended family as they celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Ka’anipali Beach, north of Lahaina in Maui. Their Hawaiian quarters included six bedrooms and an 80-foot deck. 
A quarter to savor, with music
            Highlighting a successful fundraiser, the first quarter of the club’s 2019-2020 Rotary year was packed with achievements and activities.
            President Melinda Keberle said the club’s fiscal matters are in good shape and on scheduled as planned for the year.
            On behalf of the club, she commended Past-president Lenore Romney for her hard work on leading the fundraiser at the Kalispel Golf and Country Club’s “Big Tent.”
            Keberle and Treasurer Chad Haverkamp said the tickets and “paddle raise,” along with the cork pull and silent auction, earned $18,430.  Net funds totaled nearly $12,000.
            Holmes projects fund school supplies, Heroes T-shirts, Golden Heroes awards and the principal’s emergency funds. 
            The quarterly report was a well-crafted slide show, including music. It showed the fundraising event and the various Rotary projects and luncheon speakers.  Also included were photos of the field trip to the new Sister Cities “Connections” garden in Riverfront Park.  The club, several years ago donated $5,000 to help fund the plaza in the garden.
            Keberle invited members to lead the fundraising campaign for next year.
            Club members also are asked to seek possible alternative sites for the fundraiser.
            Summarizing the first quarter accomplishments, she said, “I am exciting about what we do.”
          Holmes holiday tags due Nov. 18
            The club beginning Nov. 18, will continue its “40 for $40” Christmas time gift project for needy students and families at Holmes Elementary School.
            Members are asked to pick up two tags which will show the children’s age of the family members and the toys or items of apparel they might like.  The total for each student should be $40.
            Club member Steve Boharski said his daughter, Emma, would like to help members with shopping and wrapping gifts for part of her community service at school.  Be ready to give Steve the gift tags for your two children you select on the 18th and have the $80 (40 for each child) available to give to Steve.  Gifts will be purchased and wrapped and brought to the meeting on Dec.16th.
 The bulletin producers:
            Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
            Photos: Sandy Fink