Note from
President Stokes


Pipe down….Class is in session
For those of you who have advanced to Rotary Abbreviations 410, you may be excused. But for those of you who are new to this, or would like a refresher, please continue reading.
We do a lot of Rotary speak here and for some
(you know who you are,) you may have heard these terms but are unsure what they are, what they mean, or how they work. So – here goes.
RCS  = Rotary Community Service: This is the fall campaign where we ask for donations to the Rotary Community Service fund. The campaign usually runs from late September until the end of the year. The funds raised for RCS are used by our Committees to provide everything from special equipment for children through the Disability Service committee, helping provide financial help for students through the Vocational Service and Youth Service committees, and making the world a better place thanks to the International Service Committee. Your donations to RCS make all of this possible (there’s still time to contribute if you’d like, click here to donate.)
SRF = Spokane Rotary Foundation: The role of the Club 21 Spokane Rotary Foundation Fund is to maintain a self-sustaining pool of funds used to support local community projects. The Rotary Foundation manages a permanent, sustaining endowment that funds the efforts of RCS. Started in 1994, committed Rotary 21 members initiated the foundation with $35,000. The momentum these leaders created encouraged members of Rotary 21 and others to donate and the Foundation quickly grew to more than $125,000 in assets. As of July 2019, Foundation assets were $2,246,983 and during the Rotary year 2019-2020, the Foundation provided $87,500 to RCS.
The Foundation encourages Rotary 21 Club members to donate year-round, and it also welcomes donations from the greater Spokane community. Interested in learning more? CLICK HERE to contact the SRF Committee Chair. 
PHF = Paul Harris Fellow: Named after the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris, PHF funds are contributed to the Rotary International Foundation. The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The minimum donation to qualify for a PHF is $1,000 and you must designate your donations to the annual, polio, world, or disaster response funds. The PHF comes with a pin, a certificate, and a warm, fuzzy feeling. PHF recognition time starts in January. Contact the Rotary Office to arrange a PHF donation or click here to donate online directly with Rotary International.
If you’d like information on any or all of these altruistic acronyms, please click the above links.
Thank you…Class dismissed…
“See” you on Thursday
                  Gary Stokes
                      Rotary Club 21

Membership Tiers

After much discussion and development, the Club 21 Board of Directors approved on September 22, 2020, the launch approved the launch of membership tiers.
To learn more about membership tiers

Upcoming Programs:

January 14, 2020
The People of ALICE: Status and Significance.
CLICK HERE at Noon on Thursday December 3rd to attend the meeting via Zoom. To phone in call 
+1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 842 3937 5370
Passcode: 191121
January 21, 2020
USDA Farms to Families Food Box program with Lisette Alent.
For more information on upcoming programs
Inviting a guest? CICK HERE, to notify the Rotary Office
about guests.

to view slides from previous Rotary speakers.

Rotary Directory

On New Year's Day, all club members were emailed their personal directory listing and current committees for review. If you did not receive this email please contact the
Please review your directory proof and listed committees and notify the Rotary Office of any changes before 5:00 PM January 12th.

Jan 10 Dennis Hession
Jan 11 Burke Blevins
Jan 16 Dan Cadagan
Jan 16 Rod Price

Committees Meeting This Week

Member Engagement
Club 21/RCS Board of Directors
Membership Development
Committee meetings can be subject to cancellation. Please contact the committee chairs to confirm the meeting logistics or request a Zoom meeting link.
Join a Committee today
CLICK HERE for a list of committee chairs.

Around the Wheel

Click here to view the obituary for previous Rotarian
William Mays.
Russell Hampton
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