Notes from
President Gary

If you’ve ever wondered about the reach and results of Rotary 21, here’s something we can all be proud of – thanks to a couple of great ideas, a lot of committed Rotarians, and service above self.

When Covid 19 hit, it created a void in one area where it was needed the most – making sure people could feed their families. Past -President Paul Viren started the effort by providing a $15,000 donation from Rotary 21 to buy food for those in need. Then our fellow Rotarians picked up the baton and raised $15,500 as part of the Rotary 21 Special Response Task Force.
Rotary International awarded Rotary 21 a $25,000 grant - one of only a few given to local clubs. 
And last, but certainly not least, Rotary 21’s own Youth Services Committee contributed $5,000 for the Bite To Go Program that provides meals for children in area schools. Altogether that’s $60,500 to help feed families - thanks to the creativity, drive, and generosity of our Rotarians. And all of those funds were donated to Second Harvest, which stretches one donated dollar into ten – that’s more than $600,000 worth of food for those who need it. 

Thanks to Past President Paul Viren, the Task Force, and all of those locally and regionally for responding to this need and thanks to all of the Rotarians who made this possible. 

Good works done well, by those who care.
See you on Thursday, from wherever you are.

Gary Stokes
Spokane Rotary Club 21, President 

Pockets of Fellowship

This week's location hosts:
This week “Have Gavel, Will Travel" will be at?? Lars Gilberts's office in the U District 
Maggie Crawford - Suncrest
Karen Mobley - South Hill
Deb Harper - South Hill
AT Miller - Downtown, 717 W. Sprague
Please email the office your location request. Stay connected


Another gathering before the weather turns.  Wednesday, September 9th at Hennessey 2203 N Division. 7-8:30 am. Bring your special vehicles - vintage, electric or otherwise - bikes, motorcycles, whatever you would like. Bring your mask, a chair and coffee cup.  Coffee and doughnuts provided.
October 17th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the first-ever Virtual Rotary Club #21 Game Night!
The Rotary Club #21 Member Engagement Committee has a fun night planned on October 17th.  Kyle Weir and Manny Hochheimer will be hosting a “Virtual Game Night.”  The plan is to have teams of five meet at different “host” homes and then log into a Zoom call at 6:00 p.m.  Your 5 person team will compete against the other 5 person teams in a game of Virtual Trivial Pursuit.  We may even toss in some Rotary and Spokane questions just to mix it up and have fun!  
If you’d like to be part of this fun evening please email the Rotary Office and let us know you’d like to play.  Also, please let us know if you’d be willing to host a team at your home as well.  Once we get closer to game night we can match up contestants and hosts.  And, Kyle & Manny said they’d even toss in some fun prizes for the winning team!
So please mark your calendars now and let the Rotary Office know if you plan on attending this fun member engagement event on October 17th! 

Sad News

The passing of Nancy Kennedy. Past President (2004-2005,) 10-time PHF, Legacy Club Member, and 3 time Club Builder. 
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September 10, 2020 

General Meeting
Speaker: Being Black in Spokane. Being Native in Spokane. Curtis Hampton, Toni Lodge and Betsy Wilkerson.
 Click here for more info about this week's speakers.

We will be using the Rotary District Zoom account on Thursdays. This will enable us to have up to 300 attendees. 

Meeting ID: 225 300 1976
Passcode: KLT2020
To call in via phone dial
 1-301-715-8592 US
Meeting ID: 225 300 1976
Passcode: KLT2020
Invite Guests

September 6th Kathy Kramer
September 7th Julie Morin
September 8th David Green
September 9th Angelo Lombardo
September 9th PJ Watters

Facebook Post Challenge

Rotarians' pictures in a newspaper. Thank you for participating.
The winner is Karen Mobley
of a coffee card.
Sneak Peek for this coming week's challenge Photo(s) of
you in your Football attire, favorite stadium, or team jersey.

Vaccine Info Campaign Launches

Look for these outdoor billboards around town that go up starting today as we launch our Club 21 Vaccination Committee's public information campaign and check out the website we created at  We'll be sharing more details in the coming weeks.

Committees Meeting This Week

Committees will be meeting using Zoom Video Conferencing.
RCS/Club 21
Membership Development
Committee meetings can be subject to cancellation or change in venue. Please contact the committee chairs to confirm the meeting logistics.
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