Notes from
President Paul

Greetings My Rotary Family!

I am not a patient person!  Maybe you are, like me, in trying to learn from this pandemic and the need to be patient during these long weeks of Shelter in Place.  But slowly, I am getting used to the new “normal.”  Patience and hope have entered my life in a new way and I thank my Rotary family for much of this personal growth.  I wish this for you as well.

I also want to thank the Rotary Club 21 leadership and membership for their patience and perseverance in learning to meet and have fellowship via Zoom video conferences.  My personal goal is to have our weekly meetings be as close to our traditions as possible. With some creative elements, we are having good success. Each week we have over 70 attendees.  If you have not joined us yet on a Zoom meeting, it is easy and actually kind of fun!  Please don’t be intimidated by the technology.  If you prefer to simply call in you can do that too.  

As we patiently wait and hope to return to our Spokane Club home, please reach out to your Rotary friends with a call or note to let them know you miss them and to make sure they are well.  

                      Stay healthy and safe!                                       
Paul S. Viren
Spokane Rotary Club 21, President 

Quote of the Week

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.
Alan Milne, Author (Winnie The Pooh)

RCS In Action

The need for basic food in our area has been highlighted by the COVID-19 crisis. Yesterday we heard from Second Harvest Inland Northwest's Kathy Hedgcock regarding how the food bank and its 100 partner agencies are attempting to meet a more than 20 percent increase in demand for food.  Just last Saturday more than 700 families showed up for the free food distribution at the food bank. So we decided to help Second Harvest with a ❤️$15,000.00 grant❤️ to offset the cost of food items and distribution. Some of us even got to help out at the food distribution at Stevens Elementary.

Thank you to our Rotary Family for making this grant possible through your generous donations - the need is great right now and it will continue for some time. Thank you for donating and for making it possible for us to help our Spokane community during this difficult time ❤️
David Kay and Bruce McEachron hand out Onions.


To view the slide deck from last week's speaker Dr. Gretchen LaSalle please CLICK HERE.

May 7, 2020

Speaker: Terry Fossum
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Rotary is currently meeting via ZOOM

Rotary Club of Spokane 21 will be meeting via an online Zoom meeting during the month of May.
If you run into any technical issues while attempting to access the Zoom meeting please do not hesitate to reach out to the Rotary Office, but a reminder that since Diana is working remotely, the quickest way to reach her is by email.

Committees Meeting This Week

Committees will be meeting using Zoom Video Conferencing.
Partners for work
Support our Veterans
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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May 8 Martin Phillips
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