Notes from
President Gary

Pockets of Fellowship

I miss the Spokane Club…not the building, but what it represents. Thursday‘s from 11 am – 1:30 pm was our time: time to reconnect with friends; time to find out something interesting in our community from the speaker of the day; time to take a break from the workday to commiserate with others doing the same; and most importantly – time to just enjoy the time we spend together.

For the past few months, that hasn’t been an option. But where there’s a Rotarian, there’s a way. So, as I mentioned at last week’s meeting, are there any Rotarians who would be interested in hosting a small group of Rotary 21 members – at their home, workplace, or some other designated spot where these groups can gather – to watch the live Zoom feed of the meeting? Think of it as a more personal version of your table at the Spokane Club.

If anyone is interested in hosting, please let Diana know by Noon Tuesday. We’ll send out the information on the hosts and once each location reaches its limit, that spot is closed. 
As I’m the Program Owner this week, I won’t be able to host, but if anyone would like to join me at KSPS on August 13th, please let Diana know. Lunch will be whatever you decide to bring, and BYOM (Bring Your Own Mask.)

I hope these Pockets of Fellowship will start a trend to at least get a few of us together in person now, while we await the time we can all be together in the future. (And yes, I know that Pockets of Fellowship sounds like either a bad band name or a great show choir name.)
If anyone has a better suggestion for the name- please send them my way. The winner gets their very own Rotary Mask.
See you on Thursday, from wherever you are.

Gary Stokes
Spokane Rotary Club 21, President 

Pockets of Fellowship

This week's location hosts:
Pia Hallenberg - Downtown
Maggie Crawford - Suncrest
Lars Gilberts - University District
Deb Harper - South Hill
Please email the office your location request. Stay connected

Committees Meeting This Week

Committees will be meeting using Zoom Video Conferencing.
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Facebook Post Challenge

Rotarians enjoying the water!
 Thank you for participating.
The winner is Cassie Frederiksen‎ of a
coffee card.
Sneak Peek for this coming week's challenge
School Daze Photo

August 6, 2020 

General Meeting
Speaker Dr. Adam Swinyard,
Superintendent Spokane Public Schools. His first appearance in public as Superintendent.
 Click here for more info about this week's speaker.
Meeting ID: 842 3937 5370
Password: 742364
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Meeting ID: 842 3937 5370
Password: 742364

Register NOW for Hiawatha 

This coming Saturday!

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

August 2 Betsy Cowles
August 4 Tim Schwering

Around the Wheel

The Rotary Club of Memphis will be hosting Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue regarding their new book, What Makes a Marriage Last:  40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Marriage.  To attend click here.
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