North Notes
Spokane-North Rotary Club Bulletin
June 6, 2022
            June 13: Off-site Rotary meeting at The Podium. Lunch will be provided to those who pre-ordered.
            June 20: Rotary lunch. Noon at the Bark.  Topic: ALSC - Podium architects.
            Friday, June 24: Year-end Rotary gathering at the home of Art and Robin Rudd. Arrivals 5:30 or 6 p.m.   “Other halves” welcome.  Sign-up soon.
            June 27: Rotary lunch. Noon at the Bark.  Speaker: Holmes Principal Kale Colyar.
            Amid challenges, still a great year
            As the Rotary year nears its June 30 closing, members were applauded for continuing the club in trying times.
            President Lenore Romney commended the group for reaching $12,200 in contributions, plus $2,400 more for the 40 Holmes’ children we sponsored with holiday gifts, plus $1,425 in regular quarterly donations to the Rotary Foundation.  She added that some members personally contribute more to the Foundation and other RI causes.
              The Club accomplished other events such as the Kids Without Borders coats donation, which worked with Burlington Coat Factory stores to help Union Gospel Mission, and the cards and cookies gifts for all Holmes faculty and staff.
            Fellowship and follow-ups                     
            The June 6 luncheon offered fellowship, complaints about the chilly, wet spring and short reports on club activities.
            President Lenore Romney reminded about the off-site June 13th tour of the new Podium building near the Spokane Veterans Arena.
            Parking is available near Howard and Cataldo, payable in a Podium lot or at street meters.  At the next week’s meeting – June 20th at the Bark – ALSC architects will discuss the Podium project.
            Rotary anniversaries: In May, Steve Perry celebrated 32 years in Rotary.  Other club members celebrating Rotary anniversaries in June include Steve Bergman - 6 years, Steve Boharski - 22 years, Nancy Hanson – 16 years, and Chuck Rehberg - 29 years.
            Holmes Heroes: Ron Noble and Sandy Fink will help distribute T-shirts and congratulate students honored as Holmes Elementary School Golden Heroes.  The assemblies will be on Thursday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. 
            Hutton Settlement/Arbor Crest: Lenore Romney said Club 21 has invited our members to join the downtown club to tour the Hutton Settlement near Argonne and Upriver Drive in the Spokane Valley at 4 p.m., on Monday, June 27.  Spouses are welcome.  You must RSVP as soon as possible to Jenna Carroll at Club 21 if you’d like to attend:
              Chud Wendle, a Club 21 member, is executive director of Hutton Settlement, 9907 E. Wellesley Ave..  The non-profit settlement was developed in 1917 by Levi and May Arkwright Hutton on 300 acres to provide “a happy home” for orphaned youth.
             Following the tour Rotary members and spouses are invited to go to the Arbor Crest Winery for a Rotarian social.  Romney said Club 21 will offer two glasses of wine to those attending.  The winery, atop a steep cliff, is at 4705 N. Fruit Hill Rd.          
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink