Posted by Charles Rehberg on Jul 17, 2017
North Notes
Spokane North Rotary Club Bulletin
July 17, 2017
Briefs: Welcome to Rotary Exchange students Carla Casas, from Barcelona, Spain, and Jacquie Egger, of Spokane.  Coordinator Chris Lynch introduced them at the July 17 luncheon and
              they will join other four exchange students at the Silverwood Theme Park this Thursday
Fore: Deer Park Rotary’s annual golf tournament is Saturday, Sept. 23.
Third Saling Scholar honored
           Samantha Kuhn of Shadle Park High was introduced July 17 as the third $1,500 Gerald Saling Scholarship.  She joined winners Emma Vandine of North Central and Andreya Fletcher of Rogers who were honored last month.
            Kuhn was away then, joining her family as her parents and her four other siblings drove 6,300 miles to visit 21 states on the 17-day trek.
            Samantha will major in biology and pre-med at the University of Washington.  She hopes to join the Doctors Without Borders program as a pediatric surgeon.
Video shares leaders and inspiration
            In lieu of a live presentation July 17, program coordinator Brad Stark offered a “TED Talk” show based on the 2009 best seller “Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.” 
           The author is Simon O. Sinek, a British and American motivational speaker and marketing consultant.
           Sinek was born in Wimbledon, and also lived in Johannesburg, London and Hong Kong before settling in America.  He earlier worked at the Euro RSCG and Ogilvy & Mather ad agencies in New York.
          For Sinek, inspiration anchors the “why” in centric circles, surrounded by “how,” then “what.”
          “All of the greatest inspired leaders act in the same way, opposite to what most others do,” Sinek said.  “They act outside the normal way.  It’s not to make a profit, but why you exist.”
          For example, Sinek said, Apple “is not just a computer company; they buy “why” they do it, not “what.”   He added that the Wright Brothers were under-funded compared with other would-be flyers, and often “crashed five times before supper.”  But the Wright Bros., he said, “had a cause and changed the world.”
          Sinek said the human brain also seems to align with the why-how-what model.
          He said Martin Luther King, Jr., “didn’t have a ‘plan;’ he said ‘I have a dream’ and 250,000 (or more) showed up for the famous march on Washington.”
          He added about leaders: “We follow for ourselves, not them.”
          After the video, Stark, who is working on membership this year, asked, “Why are you a Rotarian?”  He said it’s not to ask enough to ask “why don’t you join Rotary,” but to talk about how we help needy children and schools, and how we can be of service in the community and the world.
The bulletin producers:
          Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
          Photo: Eric Johnson
          Program coordinator: Brad Stark