North Notes
October 4, 2021
Oct. 11: No Meeting; federal holiday.
Oct. 18: Rotary lunch, Noon at Bark. Speaker: Holmes Elementary Principal Kale Colyar.
Oct. 19: Rotary Potluck at Ron Schurra’s home. (Details on-line.)
Oct. 25: Rotary lunch, Noon at Bark, Classification talks: Bob Romney and Chuck Rehberg
            Meal time: Club President Lenore Romney said the revised meal plan at the Bark seemed to work much better.  As they arrived at the Oct. 4 meeting, members ordered and paid as they entered and meals were delivered promptly.
            Pot luck: Several members and couples have signed up for the pot luck dinner Oct. 19 at Ron Schurra’s home.  (See details in Lenore’s e-mail.)  Details for the November pot luck dinner will be available soon.  Again, plans can be canceled if Covid problems ensue.
            Turkey time?: KREM-TV anchor and weatherman Tom Sherry has mentioned on air that the annual “Tom’s Thanksgiving Turkey Drive” – in which the club’s members have participated for several years – may be relocated to the Spokane Fairgrounds, rather than at the usual Rosauers store outlets.  Lenore will check with 2nd Harvest, the organizer, to see if members’ help would be needed for the event.  
             The club again plans to provide holiday gifts for 40 needy Holmes Elementary School students.  Lenore said gifts for individual students will be at the $60 limit. Tags will be distributed Nov. 15 at the Bark and the gift return is Dec. 13, either at Holmes or the Bark.
Happy Buck$:  No contributions this time. 
            Rotary youth groups featured
            Club member Steve Perry used his sergeant-at-arms position on Oct. 4 to discuss the history of Rotary youth groups.
            Few members had the answers, so learning about the topics added $1 contributions per member to club coffers.
            Perry said Interact high school Rotary affiliates was organized in Melbourne, Fla. In 1962.   Some members have been active at North Central High and perhaps elsewhere in Spokane.
            He said groups of Rotaract college-age members were founded in 1968 in Charlotte, N. Car., and another group was soon organized in Brisbane, Australia.  As the Rotary magazine noted last month, the 2020-21 outstanding awards for Rotaract project service drew 675 entries in 63 countries.
            In another off-shoot of RI youth, member John Mailliard said he helped organize three groups of middle school students when he was in California.
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink