Note from
President Weir

"F is for Formality"
Call me old fashion but I love some of the formality that is Rotary Club 21. Formality is this week’s Rotary “F” word and I used it last Thursday to make sure fellow club members know of the formality and process we used when hosting political debates. One such formality is that we request all questions for the candidates be sent in ahead of time and I encourage members to send in questions for the next debate before October 15th, 5:00 PM.
But I also love the formal process that is a Rotary meeting. We always start the meeting with the formal ringing of the Rotary bell, followed by an invocation and either a patriotic song or the pledge of alliance to the flag. And this formality can be found in Rotary Clubs around the country and world!
I also love the formality of exchanging club banners with visiting Rotarians! This year I’ve had the honor of exchanging a club banner. I love explaining to visiting Rotarians that aluminum manufacturing has been a major industry in Spokane for the past 100 years and that’s why our club banner is made out of aluminum.
Lastly, I love the formality of how the immediate past president gets to put the Rotary Club President Pin on the incoming club president on their first day. It’s these formalities and traditions that give heart and soul to our club and one of the many reasons why I love Rotary Club #21!

             Truly Honored,
                        Kyle Weir

Volunteer Opportunity!

The International Services Committee needs host families for Rotary Youth Exchange students. 
What does it mean to be a host family? Typically as a club have 3 host families. Each family would host a student for approximately three months. We also like to have a few respite Rotarians who might take the student for a weekend or an activity.
A student needs a room, a place to study, and transportation to school. They would be a part of your family for that time and you might choose to do some extra activities to show them around and share our culture. Families can, but do not need to have kids in high school.  Also, you can host even if you do not have children at home.
Host families are responsible for normal expenses of food and stuff, just like a normal member of the family. But Families also get a small stipend for some student expenses and the students get an allowance from the club.
If you are interested in getting involved as a host family or respite Rotarian please contact Karen Mobley and Jim Johnson

Upcoming Programs:

October 14, 2021
 United States Capitol Attack, Black Lives Matter Protests, and General "Insurrection": How digital evidence and location data is used to unmask those in attendance with Josiah Roloff.
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
October 21, 2021
 Dist. No. 1 Council Position No. 2 - Candidate Debate.
CLICK HERE to submit a question for this debate. Questions must be submitted by 5:00 PM October 15th. 
For more information on upcoming programs
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to view slides from previous Rotary speakers.

CLICK HERE to view the recordings of previous meetings*

*you must be in the Club 21 Facebook group to view previously recorded meetings.

Oct 12 Rik Kiszely
Oct 13 John Sklut
Oct 14 Gary Stokes

Committees Meeting This Week

Member Engagement
RCS/Club 21 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.
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