North Notes
Spokane-North Rotary Club Bulletin
July 11, 2022
Happy New Rotary Year!
            July 18: Noon, Lunch at the Bark.  Topic: Washington Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti.
            July 25: Noon. Lunch at the Bark.  Topic: Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs.
Happy Buck$:
            Lenore Romney was happy that her sister, Sue, was here for a visit, and to celebrate that Sue is now cancer-free
            Bill Simer was happy to attend the 13th Conseil International Du Sport Militaire Women’s World Cup soccer match at Mead’s Union Stadium.
            Dave Hayward was happy that the Spokane Indians pitched a shutout while he was at the Avista Stadium.
Save the date: Aug. 22
            The Aug. 22 Monday lunch will be at Holmes Elementary, 2600 W. Sharp.
            All members and spouses are welcome to meet Holmes Principal Kale Colyar, our speaker for the meeting.
            If schedules mesh with arrival of school supplies, after the meeting those attending can help organize the storeroom to stage everything from tissue boxes to crayons, pencils, scissors and other items.
            Sandy Fink, our longtime liaison with Holmes, said Staples, our vendor, was set to drop prices this week, so our club can stretch as far as $3,000 worth of supplies can last for a school year. 
Thanks, Lenore
            At the July 11 meeting, Club President Steve Bergman honored Lenore Romney for her club presidency in the 2021-22 Rotary year. 
            Lenore graciously will stay on the board of directors as club treasurer. 
            Congratulations, Lenore.  Well done!
Two Saling scholars honored
             At the July 11 meeting, the club honored its two Gerald Saling Scholarship winners -- Izabella Maddaloni of Shadle Park, and Marisa Bell of Rogers High.  Each scholar was awarded $1,500.  “Izzy” will attend WSU and Marissa will attend Whitworth University.
            Scholarship committee chair Brian Hipperson talked about Jerry Saling’s career in Spokane schools as a teacher and principal, his career in the Washington State Legislator as a representative and senator and his career as the top executive in the Community of Colleges in Spokane.
            “Jerry always focused on education,” Brian said. 
            Saling was a Spokane-North Club member from 1983 until his death in June of 2003, at the age of 80.
            Brian said Izzy Maddaloni volunteered at Blessings Under the Bridge, Habitat for Humanity and 2nd Harvest Food Bank.  At Shadle Park, she achieved a 3.832 GPA average and about half of her classes were advance placement (AP).
            At WSU, she plans to major in social work.  Izzy said, “I absolutely love bettering my community.  I plan to keep volunteering.  I love giving back to those who need it.”
            She said, “The Rotary Four-Way test reflects how I was raised to be.  The truth and others’ feelings and well-being is something I always consider.”
            Shadle Park math teacher Heather Perrier said, “Izzy greatly contributes to the spirit of our class community.  If Izzy has to miss a day of school, our calculus BC class feels noticeably less vibrant and fun without her there.  Her leadership skills, her kindness, her scholarship and growth mindset make her a well-deserving individual for this award,” she said.
            Counselor Kitty Hennessey said: “To know Izabella is to love her.  She emanates a positive and welcoming aura and is organized, intelligent, resourceful and joyous.”
            She adds: “Izabella is the full meal deal.  She meets each task and experience in her life with organization, hard work, joyful energy, kindness and grace.”
            Joining Izzy at the club luncheon was her mom, Tawna Hutton.
            Marissa Bell plans to major in biology at Whitworth.  She wants to go to medical school, hoping to become a pediatrician or a psychiatrist.
            Marissa works full time at Cold Stone Creamery Northpoint and worked at Deaconess MultiCare helping the nursing staff. 
            Her GPA at Rogers was 3.931.  She was the soccer team captain for three years and was a team tutor in English, chemistry and math.  She also was a Mount Spokane Ski Patrol member.
            Joining Marissa at the lunch was her dad, James Bell.
            Marissa said, “I want to be able to help people better their health every day, because as we all know, if you are healthier, then you are living happier.”
            Of the Four-Way Test, she said: “As you can imagine, I have a lot on my plate and with trying to get teenagers to do their jobs correctly (at the creamery) and that’s even harder when you’re graduating the same year as they are.  I’m not always taken so seriously, but one way I am able to effectively reach them is similar to this test.”
            Michael Duke, Rogers head varsity soccer coach, said “one of my favorite Marissa memories that I like to brag about was coming back from a long road trip to Clarkston and she sat with an underclassman who had been struggling in several classes.  Marissa sat with her the whole (2-hour-plus) bus ride, editing English papers, teaching chemistry and helping with math problems.  “They don’t make many young adults this thoughtful in my opinion. 
           While she has maintained a high GPA, she has spent the last two years as a full-time Running Start student.  She received her AA from Spokane Community College this June.”
            Duke added: “It has truly been an honor to call myself her coach for the past four seasons and I cannot wait to see what the next step in her life brings her.”
            Counselor Kathleen Law said, “Marissa is warm, respectful, sincere, caring, accepting of others and always open to suggestions.  She possesses the academic skills, dedication and determination that will ensure success.”
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink