North Notes
Spokane-North Rotary Club Bulletin
August 9, 2021
Aug. 16: SCHEDULE CHANGE - Rotary lunch, noon at Bark; fellowship and Club business.  Please send your lunch order to Lenore by 5pm on Sunday; Bark’s menu is posted on our Club website under “Links” on the right hand side of the homepage.
Aug. 23: SCHEDULE CHANGE – N OON.  Rotary project and lunch at Holmes Elementary for resupplying storage cabinet items (pencils, pens, crayons, etc.).  Pizza lunch follows.  (The WPC program with Chris Cargill has been rescheduled to 11/1.)
Aug. 30: Rotary lunch, noon at Bark. Classification talks: “The Ron (Noble) and Ron (Schurra) show.  Please send your lunch order to Lenore by 5pm on Sunday; Bark’s menu is posted on our Club website under “Links” on the right hand side of the homepage.
Sept. 6: Labor Day: No meeting.
Change: Holmes supply project moves to Aug. 23
            The club’s supply cabinet project has been moved back one week –to Monday, Aug. 23 – to allow Holmes staff to clean out a home for the supplies.
            Coordinator Sandy Fink said the small mountain of tissues, pens, pencils, crayons, scissors and other items will be staged in Room 113, rather than in the closet space formerly used for several years, and will be brought to the new storage cupboards on Monday, Aug 23rd.. 
            Assorted boxes of other materials must be moved so club members can stage the supplies bought from Staples, Sandy said.
            As noted above, the Aug. 16 lunch will be at Bark.  
Table talk:
            Members’ thoughts:  President Lenore Romney asks members to share their thoughts or concerns to her about meeting in-person during the continuing Covid issues, the structure of the weekly meetings, and social activities. 
            With the rampant Delta variant, should we continue to meet in person?  Or should we Zoom back to that format?
            And should we reorganize the club meeting agendas to have guest speakers lead off, then follow the announcements, Happy Bucks and other items?  On meeting flow, it helps greatly if members pre-order lunch.  Sandy posted the Bark menu to the website so that it is always easily available to members.
            Members in attendance overwhelmingly supported the idea of holding pot-luck style dinner-socials at member homes.  More information to come as the Club plans to hold the first pot-luck dinner/social on a weeknight in September.
            Her plea: “Let’s communicate!” – please use whatever format you are most comfortable with - email, text, phone call or in-person at a meeting. 😊
            Universal challenge: In his invocational comments, Dave Hayward asked people, especially decision-makers, to abide by Rotary’s  Four Way Test.  He led the members in the familiar words: Is it the Truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
            Dave then challenged members and others to perform at least one act of kindness daily.
Happy Buck$:
                        Sandy Fink, writing last week’s bulletin, added a “confessional” dollar for not citing her source about the speaker’s material.
                        Picking up the religious theme, Bill Simer wondered why no hand bells were in a recent Mass service and John Mailliard, recalling his family’s time in Pocatello when his wife threatened a late church bulletin copy with telling the author “you will kneel.”
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink