North Notes
Spokane-North Rotary Club Bulletin
December 5, 2022
            Dec. 12: Noon lunch at the Bark. Speaker: Karl Otterstrom, chief planning and development officer for Spokane Transit.
            Dec. 16 (Friday): Club holiday gathering at Sandy Fink’s house. Begins at 5 p.m.
            Dec. 19 (Bark closed), Dec. 26 and Jan. 2: No regular Monday luncheons during the holidays.
Happy Bucks:
            Steve Boharski was sad to miss the holiday dinner, but added a few happy dollars, because he will visit Bozeman for his oldest son’s graduation at Montana State U.
            Party time: For the Dec. 16 holiday gathering, Sandy Fink distributed a holiday food list for hors d’oeuvre and salads and desserts.  She also started gathering fun-fact cards that each club member should bring by Dec 12 or email to Sandy ASAP – thanks!
Welcome Laura and Jerry
            Among the best holiday gifts for our Spokane-North Rotary Club are great new members.
            At the Dec. 5 luncheon Club President Michelle Fossum presented a Rotary pin, plaque and Four-Way Test for the official induction of Laura Zahn.
            Moving to Spokane from Duluth, Minn., Laura has been in four other clubs over the years, including an “eco-Rotary Club” whose members focused on environmental projects such as roadside clean-up and forestry programs.
            Laura has a financial background and now works in real estate.
            “I think this will be my last career, so no more club changes,” Laura said.
            Also at the Dec. 5 meeting, Jerry Logan submitted new member information for future induction in the club.
            Jerry, a northeastern Washington native, is a professor emeritus from Eastern Washington University.  Hobbies include vintage automobiles and traveling.  He said sponsorship of our club’s activities at Holmes Elementary was among the reasons for joining the club. 
Thank you for your gifts
            At the Dec. 5 club luncheon the long corridor to the Bark conference room was lined with gifts for the children and families of 40 needy folks at Holmes Elementary School.
            Club Treasurer Lenore Romney coordinated the gift project, a longtime holiday project of the club.  
            After lunch, members gathered all the gifts and carried the parade of bags of toys and clothing to cars and trucks to transport the items to a Holmes School storage room for distribution at the holiday break.
             President Fossum proudly told the group that every club member participated in the “40 for $60” holiday project.
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink