Note from
President Weir

F is for Father
Yesterday was Father’s Day, and it was the first Father’s Day that Kevin and I celebrated without our father, who passed away last August. But it was my father, Larry Weir, who sponsored me into Rotary Club #21, and for that and many other reasons, I will forever be grateful.
As many of you know, Father’s Day was created right here in Spokane! Sonora Smart Dodd lost her mother at a young age and was raised by her father. She wanted a day to celebrate fathers and petitioned both our local government and the U.S. government to create a “Father’s Day.”  The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson sent a telegraph to Spokane praising Father's Day services. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father's Day. But it wasn’t until 1972 that President Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the 3rd Sunday of June each year.
Sonora Smart Dodd, whose husband was one of the original founders of Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, was honored at Expo ’74, the World's Fair. She died four years later at the age of ninety-six and is buried in Greenwood Memorial Terrace here in Spokane.
And as we all know, the “Father” of Rotary is Paul Harris. But did you know that he was not the first president of his Rotary club, but was actually the third? Neither did I until I read his bio, click here to read. Please take the time to read his bio to learn more about the “Father” of Rotary.
So as we celebrate our “Fathers,” I’m proud to say my father was a Rotarian! I’m also proud to know that Spokane is the birthplace of “Father’s Day” in our country. And I’m proud to know so many great “fathers” AND mothers in our Rotary club! Because Rotary is a family, and I’m proud to be a part of it!
Truly honored,
                        Kyle Weir

Host Family Needed!

Rotary Club 21 will be hosting a male exchange student from Germany for the 2022-2023 school year at Ferris High School. A second host family who can host this student from February to June 2023 is needed. The host family must be in the Ferris High School attendance boundary. If you are in the Ferris school attendance boundary area or know someone in that area who may be willing to be a host family, please contact Jim Johnson for further information via email 
or phone (509) 991-6611. 

Upcoming Events

Rotary Club #21 and the Rotaract Club of Spokane would like to invite all local Rotarians to join us for an end-of-Rotary year event! Click here for more event information

Rotary Night at the Ballpark

Join Rotary Club 21 at this year's annual family summer event, July 22nd, as Rotary attends a Spokane Indians baseball game!

Rotarians wishing to attend will need to purchase a ticket by CLICKING HERE - this unique link will allow Rotarians to buy from a particular group of tickets all seated together.


Your Rotary yearly membership dues are requested to be into the Rotary Office by July 1, 2022. Please click the button above to pay your dues or contact the Rotary office for payment arrangements.

Upcoming Programs:

June 23, 2022
Roast of President Weir & the Year End Review. 
Planning to attend? CLICK HERE to RSVP FOR THE 6/23 meeting.
To attend via Zoom
CLICK HERE at Noon on Thursday to attend the meeting via Zoom. To phone in call 
+1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 842 3937 5370
Passcode: 191121 
June 23, 2022
NO MEETING - Happy 4th of July!
July 7, 2022
Inaugural meeting of
President Amy Higgins.
Planning to attend? CLICK HERE to RSVP FOR THE 7/7 meeting.
For more information on upcoming programs
CLICK HERE, to notify the Rotary Office about guests.


Seasonal Salad
Garlic Rosemary Pork
Roasted Red Potatoes
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Planning to attend? CLICK HERE to RSVP FOR THE 6/23 meeting
If you are gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan and would like to order a substitute meal please contact the Rotary office before 12:00 PM on Tuesday.

Jun 19 Max Gallotti
Jun 20 Deb Harper
Jun 21 Jenna Carroll
Jun 22 Lee Pennell

Committees Meeting This Week

Disability Services
Paul Harris Fellow
International Services
Civic Affairs
Foster KidFest
Committee meetings can be subject to cancellation. Please contact the committee chairs to confirm the meeting logistics or request a Zoom meeting link.
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