Upcoming Speakers

January 26, 2023: Collateral beauty after an immeasurable tragedy. The Newby Ginnings Story

Theresa Hart's son, SPC Nicholas Newby enlisted in the Idaho National Guard in 2008 and was deployed to Iraq with his unit in 2010. Nick was 10 months into his 12-month deployment on July 7, 2011, when an IED was detonated near the Humvee that killed him.

Theresa left her job with the state, sat on the couch for about a year and a half, and thought about what she would do with this new life without her son. During that time, a lot of Nick's battle buddies were struggling. They were struggling with PTSD, TBI, and financial and relationship problems. And they were calling Theresa. And she thought . . . "That's what I can do. I can help these young men and women that are having a hard time now that they are home." Newby-ginnings is doing that and more.
 
Program coordinated by Kevin Weir.
 
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February 2, 2023: Launch NW

  • 4 in 10 high school students in our region are not pursuing secondary education or workforce training. 
  • 1 in 3 people in our region is economically insecure.
  • 70% of projected job openings in our region will require some form of post-high school education or training. 
  • Washington ranks 49 of 50 states in students submitting applications for federal financial aid, leaving available financial support unused.
Imagine if an entire community came together to ensure every child has the opportunity — and support — to pursue their career and post-high school education of choice. This is the bold promise of LaunchNW, a community and economic vitality initiative spanning 20 counties in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, impacting 102 school districts, nearly 150,000 students, and over one million residents. 

LaunchNW includes a scholarship program that serves as an incentive to communities to participate so their students can benefit. In addition to providing scholarships, LaunchNW also coordinates services and support to families so students can overcome the barriers to high school completion and to pursuing post-high school career opportunities.

Each county that participates can vary in its structure and collaborative governance model so the program may look different outside of Spokane County where the program is currently underway. LaunchNW recognizes that counties need the flexibility to meet the specific needs of each community throughout our region. 
 
Program coordinated by PJ Watters Hawley.
 
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February 9, 2023: Spokane Airport Update with Larry Krauter

More information coming soon!
 
 
Program coordinated by Rick Voit.
 
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Upcoming Speakers

Ben Small
Feb 02, 2023
LaunchNW
Larry Krauter
Feb 09, 2023
Spokane Airport Update
Mark Anderson
Feb 16, 2023
Poetry Reading
Previous Rotary Meetings
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