This Weeks Rotary Story

Each week we will highlight a Rotary member and tell their story, so you can connect their face to their name and make a connection with them!
This week’s Rotary story is about a Rotarian who recently retired from a 40-year career in financial services. That includes 10 years at Rainier Bank (which Spokanites may recall as National Bank of Commerce), Northern Trust Company in Chicago, and the last 25 years in Merrill Lynch’s private bank.

He and his wife Emily split their time between their “main” home north of Chicago in Wilmette, IL. In Spokane, they have their “fun” home on the South Hill, near Manito Park. Wilmette is where they have deep roots with family, friends, and their local Episcopal parish. Plus, a newborn granddaughter their first!  

He’s learning that retirement is a huge adjustment! He spends most of his time learning to stop, relax and appreciate a life without all the work-related stress. Giving back is a theme for both he and Emily. Here in town, they are active with Friends of Manito, Youth for Christ, and St. John’s Cathedral, which they just started attending post-covid.

While he can’t name a favorite movie, he does admit to spending a lot of time on YouTube! He is a super-enthusiastic Rotarian that the club only sees half-time. In Wilmette, he supports and faithfully attends the Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor. In Spokane, he enjoys serving on our Civic Affairs committee and is interested in the Program and Youth Services committees.

He joined Rotary Club 21 to plug into the fabric of Spokane. He says Spokane is a truly wonderful town and he loves the spirit, the can-do positivity. He wants to do whatever he can to keep that going, to keep Spokane the special place that it is. His special interests at Rotary: Helping get us the best possible lunch programming, and how we help kids here in town. He would love to help with any tree-planting initiative. He would also like to get an ad-hoc team together to paint over graffiti and is willing to run point on the graffiti project should others be interested.

If you are interested, please let him know

Say Hello to Rick Voit

Policy Reminder

Hello Rotarians! As we enter the political season, I would like to issue a friendly reminder that Rotary is a non-political organization. In fact, did you know that Rotary International has a stated policy on our relationship with politics?  Please see below from the Rotary International Policy Manual: 
2.090. Clubs and Politics: RI and its member clubs must refrain from issuing partisan political statements. Rotarians likewise are prohibited from adopting statements with a view to exerting any corporate pressure on governments or political authorities. (October 2013 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 31)
We look forward to the debates that our  Program committee will bring us this fall but ask that all Rotarians follow our club guidelines when attending these programs. Please also remember our membership directory is for personal use only and is not to be used as a mailing list. Rotary is a diverse organization open to all and non-partisan.

Thank you for your consideration!
                                           Amy Higgins
                                           Rotary Club 21

Upcoming Programs:

August 11, 2022
From coffee cart barista to a local coffee chain success story featuring Thomas Hammer.
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August 18, 2022
Committee Fair! Come to Rotary and learn about all the different ways you can get involved in a committee to make a difference in our community and beyond!
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Upcoming Event

Rotary Breakfast
Where: My Fresh Basket
When: Tuesday, August 9, 7:30


Taco Bar
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before 12:00 PM on Tuesday.

Rotary Minute

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Aug 08 Frem Nielsen
Aug 08 Steve Schneider
Aug 09 Angelique Heinzen
Aug 12 Chad Dashiell

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