Notes from
President Gary

One more down – Two to go
As the world continues to focus attention on the aftereffects of COVID-19, you may have missed  one of the more significant milestones that have attracted worldwide attention this week:
Africa is now considered to be polio-free,  leaving only two countries  -  Pakistan and Afghanistan- with significant numbers of people with polio.
For those who have been in Rotary for a while and for the relative newcomers, eradicating polio has been the main goal of Rotary International for the past 30 years…
The Rotary Foundation is a key piece of the puzzle to eliminating polio and other diseases, donating more than 35 million dollars worldwide in 2018 alone.
Those dollars and the work of Rotarians around the world  - and many from Rotary 21 who volunteer to be part of vaccination teams – continue to do good works for the good of the people in those countries.
And while those efforts will continue – the focus is now on the two countries where polio can be prevented.
With the good news from Africa – we are now 99.9 percent polio-free around the world.
Vaccinations are the key to getting that number where it belongs – 100%
Our own Rotary 21 Vaccination Committee is doing its part by going into our communities to make sure anyone who wants/needs a vaccine can get one. Thank you to Kevin Berkompas, Deb Rauen and the rest of the Vaccination Committee for working to help make our community safe and healthy.
And thanks to the Community of Rotarians – locally, nationally, and worldwide – who are doing the hard work to make a difference and save lives.
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
Please email the office your location request. Stay connected
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 “hosts” 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! 
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September 3, 2020 

General Meeting
Speaker: Rob Curley, Editor of the Spokesman Review
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Invite Guests

August 31st Stacey Cowles
September 1st Matt Sonderen
September 3rd Gina Benesh

Facebook Post Challenge

Rotarians' pictures in a foreign country. Thank you for participating.
The winners are
Irene Kay
Rod Price
of a coffee card.
Sneak Peek for this coming week's challenge Photo(s) of
you in the newspaper.

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.
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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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