Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
North Notes
Spokane-North Rotary Club Bulletin
July 26, 2021
August 2:  Rotary lunch, noon. Speaker: Leslie Woodfill, executive director of the American Childhood Cancer Organization of the Inland Northwest.
August 9: Rotary lunch, noon. – no scheduled speaker – Member Fellowship
August 16: 11:45 a.m.  Rotary project and lunch at Holmes Elementary for resupplying cabinet items (pencils, pens, crayons, etc.).  Pizza lunch follows.
August 23: Rotary lunch, noon. Speaker: Chris Cargill, Washington Policy Center.
August 30: Rotary lunch, noon. Speakers: Classification talks – “the Ron (Schurra) and Ron (Noble) Show!”
             Sandy Fink, coordinator for the Aug. 16 Holmes field trip, reminds all who are coming to sign up and suggest pizza toppings.
 Happy Buck$:
            Chuck Rehberg was happy wife JoAnne got back home after her June 5 illness.
Saling scholar seeks service in public health
            Kayla Pham, of Rogers High, the club’s 2021 Gerald Saling scholarship winner, plans to major in public health at the University of Washington.
            The $1,500 scholarship to UW was presented at the July 26 club luncheon.
            Scholarship chair Brian Hipperson said Kayla plans to follow her older sister, Tammy, who also seeks a career in medicine at UW.
            Kayla said she wants to work at clinics overseas and perhaps work as a nurse.
            Tammy, a biology major, said she would like to work in vaccine development and eventually become a pediatrician.
            Kayla thanked the club for her scholarship, saying “I was a bit nervous” about attending the club meeting but enjoyed her time with the Rotarians.
            Hipperson told Kayla and Tammy about Saling’s time as an educator, administrator and state senator, adding, “he always promoted education.  In the legislature, he was a budget hawk” working for education.  Saling taught in District 81 schools and was an elementary principal.  He then worked in top administrative roles in the Spokane Community Colleges.
            In her application, Kayla said, “I have a goal of becoming a travel nurse so I could go around the world and provide help and services to different places that aren’t necessarily able to get those health services.
            “My overall goal is to be able to help as much people as I can and help people who need my services in the future that cannot get access to it.”
            Club member Steve Perry told Kayla and Tammy that Rotary’s motto is “service above self.”
            In a letter of recommendation, social studies teacher Karrie Docterman cited numerous activities Kayla worked in service roles and added, “I know that Kayla will make a difference in peoples’ lives and the world around her.”
            In another recommendation, J. Marsilius Flumo, Ph.D., said “Kayla is organized, dependable and gets along with faculty and peers.  Kayla is a leader and a young lady of high integrity.  She has “grit” and sees disappointments as learning opportunities.  I recommend her with enthusiasm.”  
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink