Notes from
President Gary

In a year of interesting and challenging changes – few organizations have had more to deal with within a few months than Spokane Public Schools…

From the decision to close schools early due to COVID-19 to determining how best to continue educating the thousands of students who are taught by hundreds of educators in one of largest school systems in the state….while trying to address the needs of parents, teachers, the school board and the all of those who are in some way affected by those decisions.
For the past 8 years, former Rotary 21 member Dr. Shelley Redinger lead the district with help from a team of experts, educators, and administrators. Now, with Dr. Redinger’s recent departure to the Tri-Cities…the person now making those calls will be our guest speaker on August 6th, Dr. Adam Swinyard.

Dr.  Swinyard was appointed Superintendent of Spokane Schools just days after Dr. Redinger announced her departure.  His career path includes assistant principal and principal posts (including principal of Sacajawea Middle School,) Director of Secondary Schools and Associate Superintendent in 2017.

Now normally I wouldn’t highlight a speaker two weeks out, but for many of us this will be the first time to hear from him and find out his vision for Spokane Public Schools – in the new now…and the challenging future.

So if you’ve got someone you’ve been trying to get to visit a meeting…you might want to circle August 6th…
See you on Thursday.
Gary Stokes
Spokane Rotary Club 21, President 

Rotarians thank you for attending the July 23rd meeting.  We had 90 in attendance and the bylaw changes passed with 96% of the membership voting in favor.

To view bylaw changes click here.

We invite you to a Rotary Club 21, Baby Shower for Jenna and David Carroll, and their baby girl – Willow Fae Carroll. 

When: Tuesday, July 28th, 4:00 – 5:00 
Meeting ID: 849 8056 1065
Password: 258180
What to Bring: Pour yourself your favorite beverage and happy hour snack!
What to Give:  If you want to send a check or gift card please make checks payable to Jenna Carroll and mail to the Rotary Office, PO Box 1117, Spokane, WA 99210. If you prefer to shop for a gift, you can mail the gift to: Pat Partovi, 17505 N Sunnyvale, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026 and she will deliver to Jenna and Willow.  
We look forward to celebrating together the miracle of this newest Rotarian in our family, Willow Fae Carroll! 
Your Rotary Club 21 Board of Directors

Committees Meeting This Week

Committees will be meeting using Zoom Video Conferencing.
RCS/Club 21 Board
Committee meetings can be subject to cancellation or change in venue. Please contact the committee chairs to confirm the meeting logistics.
CLICK HERE for a list of committee chairs.
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Dr. Kathy Tuttle's presentation is on our website.  Click here to go to the speaker page. On the right scroll down to speaker slides. Click on Dr. Kathy Tuttle and the presentation will download.

Time to Renew your Rotary membership.

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Due July 1st for the new Rotary year 2020 - 2021.  Monthly payment option available
contact office for details.

July 30, 2020 

General Meeting
Speaker Dr. Nick Bond,
WA State Climatologist: Local
climate forecasts & impacts
 Click here for more info about this week's speaker.
Meeting ID: 842 3937 5370
Password: 742364
To call in via phone dial
 1-301-715-8592 US
Meeting ID: 842 3937 5370
Password: 742364

Register NOW for Hiawatha 

Where: Route of the Hiawatha
When: August 8th – 9:30 am
What to bring: Bike, bike light (plus optional headlamp/flashlight), helmet, jacket, water bottle, face mask, lunch or snack, and positive attitude 
To purchase tickets go to this website:
1. Pick the date of August 8th 
2. Select the number of trail passes by age
3. Select the number of shuttle tickets by age
4. Select what you want to rent if anything (My family is renting five lights to attach to our handlebars because they are essential to getting through the tunnels.) 
5. Check out and print your receipt to bring to Lookout Pass for your tickets. 
Plan to get dirty in the tunnels and bring a jacket and gloves to wear because it gets quite chilly when you are riding through the St. Paul Pass Tunnel.  Bring a face mask to wear on the bus ride back up to the parking area. 
Please send me an e-mail so I know that you will be joining us. 
The website is a great resource for information.
Please e-mail me with any questions.

Thank you, 
Adam T. Brigham-Althoff

July 26 Jennifer May
July 27 Bert Mills
July 28 Howard Ness

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