Notes from
President Paul

Greetings My Rotary Family!
Happy Valentine’s Day!  It will be a great week for Rotary Club 21 with the second week of the Rotary Membership Drive.  We are so thankful to all who have brought a guest and prospective member to our meetings this month!  Please continue to invite those friends and colleagues that would enjoy one of our meetings and you believe would be a future great Rotarian.

We also have our quarterly wine event this week on Thursday, February 13th starting at 5:00 in the Philanthropy Center, lower level. Please RSVP for the event and bring a guest!   Some have asked me why I enjoy wine as a hobby.  Beth and I began our wine journey about 20 years ago while visiting the Yakima Valley with family.   We soon discovered the rich variety of amazing varietals and wineries that our region creates.  

The parallels of wine in our lives are uncanny.  From the simple idea that wine gets better with age and so do we, to the fact that some of the best varietals, like Cabernet Sauvignon, will produce their best vintages when under growing stress like the lack of water.  Our lives are like that too.  I could go on and on about these comparisons.  The best part about wine is that it is truly great when enjoyed with others.  I have found fellow wine lovers in my Rotary Club 21 family and look forward to our time together this week.  If you are new to wine, this is a great time to learn and develop your knowledge of the wine world.  

Especially with this week focused on love, celebrate with a loved one a nice bottle of wine!  

I hope you have a week filled with laughter and love!  


Paul S. Viren
Spokane Rotary Club 21, President 

Quote of the Week

“Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.”
- Henry Kissinger

Proposed By-Laws Update

Last Thursday a proposed update to the Rotary Club of Spokane 21's By-Laws was emailed club-wide. If for some reason you did not receive this information please CLICK HERE to request a copy from the Rotary Office.
There will be a town hall-style meeting after Rotary on February 20th for those with questions or who would like to request clarification on the changes being recommended.
The final vote to amend the By-Laws will be held at the March 19th Rotary meeting. 
February is I ♥ Rotary month! Share your love of Rotary with someone you know would make a great Rotarian!
Click Here to RSVP your guest for an upcoming Rotary meeting with the Rotary Office.

Upcoming Programs

February 13th

Member Profiles featuring Gina Drummond, Colleen Fox and
Lars Gilberts.
February 20th
Katerra: Reinventing Construction
To read more about our upcoming programs please CLICK HERE.


Chef's Choice Seasonal Salad
Assorted Club Rolls with Butter to include Orange Rolls
Smoked Pork Loin with South Carolina BBQ Sauce
Butter Mashed Potatoes
Oven Roasted Vegetables
Assorted Club Cookies
*This meal is gluten-free.*

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.

Blind Wine Tasting Challenge
When: February 13th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Philanthropy Center
What: Enjoy sharing your wine in a blind tasting! Bring a bottle of white or red wine (or both). Single Varietals only (no blends). No Cost. Bring a Guest
Totally Awesome Hors d’oeuvre Provided Only 30 spots available RSVP by February 10th!

Committees Meeting 
This Week

Member Engagement
Club 21/RCS Board of Directors
Membership Development
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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