Note from
President Weir

“F” is for “First Impressions”
There is an old saying that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.  That’s why I love our Greeters Committee!  Over the years, Scott Bleeker has always made me laugh as I walk down the stairs at the Spokane Club and he shouts out, “Kyle’s here, we can now start the meeting!” Okay, I guess I’ve had a reputation for being the last one down the stairs over the years.  But the more important message is that the Greeters committee has always made me feel welcome and I know they’ve done a great job making all of us feel welcome over the years.
After college, one of my first jobs was working for U.S. Bank in their Trust Department in Eugene, Oregon. There was a group, similar to Rotaract, called the Eugene 20/30 Club, that I had an interest in joining.  I asked a co-worker who was a member if I could come with him to a meeting.  I remember going and standing around as my co-worker went and chatted with his friends. No one came over to say hello.  After the meeting, my co-worker never asked what I thought of the meeting or ever asked if I was interested in coming to another meeting.  No one from the Eugene 20/30 Club ever followed up with me.  Needless to say, it was a poor first impression and I never joined.
Fast forward to moving back to Spokane and getting invited to a Rotaract meeting.  I was welcomed by many at my first meeting, and the person who invited me followed up and asked if I was interested in joining. Needless to say, my answer was “Yes”, and as Paul Harvey used to say, “And now you know the rest of the story!” 
As we move back to in-person meetings, please think about all the people you’ve invited to meetings over the years or those who said they’d be interested once we’re back in person.  Guess what, we’re back in person! So please do invite them back to a meeting!
And when you’re at a meeting, please do say hello and welcome to our guest! It just may be your kind welcome that convinces them to join!  And if your guest is truly interested in becoming a Rotarian, please ask a member of the Greeters Committee or Rotary Office for a membership application, or reach out to our Membership Development Co-Chairs, Adam Brigham-Althoff and Omar Sabouni, and be sure to follow up!
So as we venture back to in-person meetings, please invite a guest, let the Rotary office know if you have a guest, and let’s all be proactive in making our guests feel welcome.  Because “F” is for “First Impressions” and we never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
              Kyle Weir
                      Rotary Club 21

Prime Time Mentors Needed!

Kelley Hinrichs of Communities in Schools will be leading two separate classes, each an hour-long via zoom, for Rotarians interested in being mentors for kids in schools.
You may remember she gave a talk to our club on Communities In School.
To attend a class please CLICK HERE to RSVP with Kelley and then,
CLICK HERE Wednesday, July 28th at 5:00 p.m.
CLICK HERE Thursday, August 5, 1:15 p.m.
While the Youth Services Committee has adopted Stevens Elementary and encourages members of our club to mentor there, you can pick whichever school is most convenient to you. You can mentor in Cheney SD, SPS, and two Valley schools.
Rotary Dues are due
July 1, 2021

Upcoming Programs:

July 22, 2021
Wandermere: Legacy on the Little Spokane River
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
July 29, 2021
What is Anti-Semitism and How Do We Fight It?
For more information on upcoming programs
CLICK HERE, to notify the Rotary Office about guests.

to view slides from previous Rotary speakers.

CLICK HERE to view the recordings of previous meetings*

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Seasonal Salad
Pork tenderloin, apricot chutney
Roasted Veg

Around the Wheel

Congratulations to Past President Gary Stokes who has been named the Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 5080, Area 8!

Jul 22 Randy Fosseen
Jul 24 Chad Kubik

Committees Meeting This Week

Marketing & Communications
International Services
Spokane Rotary Foundation
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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