Notes from
President Paul

Greetings My Rotary Family!
The Membership Development Committee has been working hard these last few weeks to prepare for the Love Your Rotary Club membership campaign in February.  We asked ourselves two questions and I want to pass these questions on to the members of Rotary Club 21.  
  1. How did you get into Rotary? 
  2. Why are you a Rotarian? 
Now, these two simple questions can lead to a wide range of answers.  I encourage you to write these down and share them with me.  Send me a message with your responses. 
I want to know! or
call 509-220-4033.
For me, 1) I was INVITED to join by my lifelong friend Murray Huppin.  He called to invite me to a meeting and that day he complimented me in saying I would be a good Rotarian, that Club 21 would make an impact in my life. And guess what, he was right!  2) Because of the friendships I have made with so many of you and the incredible impact we have made and continue to make in our community and the world.  
As you reflect on these questions, please think of your friends and colleagues that you believe would benefit from being a member of Rotary Club 21.  February 6th is the kick-off to our membership campaign and it will be an exciting month! 
Enjoy the winter season and beauty we live in each day.


Paul S. Viren
Spokane Rotary Club 21, President 

Quote of the Week

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” Howard Zinn

Around the Wheel

With heavy hearts, we share the news of the passing of Rotarian Raymond Betts.
Ray joined Rotary Club 21 in February of 1948, making Ray our longest standing member at nearly 72 years. 
Ray was a 3 time Paul Harris Fellow and served on the Disabilities Services Committee.
To read Ray's obituary please CLICK HERE.
The services for two long-time Rotarians who recently passed are being held this
Saturday, January 25th for those who wish to pay their respects. 
Dale Stedman's service will be held at 10:00 am in  Heritage Funeral Home at Riverside Cemetery. 
John Weeke's service will be held at 1:30 pm at Westminster Congregational Church, 411 South Washington. 
Congratulations to member Chonchol Gupta and his wife Michelle on the birth of their daughter, Anaya Louise!

Paul Harris Fellow

Last week Club 21 celebrated as Gerald Winkler received his 9th Paul Harris Fellow.
Jerry joined Club 21 in 2000 and serves on the Program Committee. 
Jerry says he donates to Rotary International because their programs help to provide clean water, hygiene, and education to those in need. 
Congratulations Jerry on your 9th
Paul Harris Fellow!

Upcoming Programs

January 23rd

Jennipher Ama: Essential Strategies for Aging Care Needs
January 30th
Dr. Daryll Dewald: WSU Health Sciences Spokane
To read more about our upcoming programs please CLICK HERE.

RCS Raffle Winners

Thank you to all of the donors who helped make this years Rotary Community Services Campaign a success!
Congratulations to the following Rotarians who won RCS Raffle Prizes!
Dry Fly Whiskey - Eric Christiansen
Table Centerpieces - Dave Van Hersett and Swede Swanson
Rotarian Magazine autographed by Bill Gates - Lee Pennell

Proposed Members

Paula Nordgaarden has proposed Miranda Bales, Realtor, Century 21 Beutler & Associates.
The Rotary Club of Olympia has proposed the transfer of Allen Miller, Attorney, Lukins & Annis.


Chef's Choice Seasonal Salad
Assorted Club Rolls with Butter to include Orange Rolls
Teriyaki Beef
Jasmine Rice
Stir Fried Vegetables
Assorted Club Cookies
*This meal is not gluten-free.*

Partners For Work

Congratulations Mary Bell, Rotary’s Partner’s for Work Staff Assistant, for gaining employment at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center doing food service work in their dining center.

Upcoming Event

Rotary Breakfast
When: February 11th
7:30 AM
Where: My Fresh Basket
What: Join your fellow Rotarians for an informal breakfast gathering. Pick up (or bring) your preferred breakfast and drink and enjoy learning and sharing with your club members.

Committees Meeting 
This Week

International Services
Civic Affairs
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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