Note from
President Stokes

Spokane 21 Leaders of Today meet potential Spokane 21 Leaders of Tomorrow
At this writing (for me, reading for you) we are on pace to add more than 14 new members to Rotary 21 before the end of the year on June 30th. Thanks to all of you who brought people into the fold, and special thanks to the Membership Committees for all of the hard work to make that possible.
A growing club is a healthy club, and as someone once said – we don’t rebuild, we reload. But finding those leaders of tomorrow and getting them to join is a challenge almost every club is facing – particularly in the era of Covid.
Thanks to Past President Paul Viren, we may have a head start for next year. Paul has been looking for new ways to find those Rotary 21 members of the future. And I believe he’s come up with a great idea (old saying alert) – fish where the fish are biting.
In this case, that’s this year’s class of Leadership  Spokane. Paul reached out to them and arranged for Rotary 21 members to host this year’s Class and speak to them about all things Rotary. Board members, Committee chairs, and the Rotary Office will be amongst the speakers.
For those of you who are not Leadership Spokane alumni or otherwise familiar, this organization takes employees who have shown outstanding leadership potential and community service and gives them the chance to learn more about how Spokane works and more importantly, to build relationships that will serve them well for years to come.
While I am not a Leadership Spokane graduate, we have many in our Club who are, including Brian Newberry who led the organization after he retired as Wing Commander at Fairchild AFB. I’m not going to go through the alumni list – way too many names, not enough space, and fear of missing someone. Suffice it to say, Leadership Spokane members get things done.
Members of each class have the opportunity to speak to leaders in all sectors of our community – from small businesses to large companies to government officials to nonprofits.
KSPS has hosted members of each class for years, and it’s one of the highlights of my job.
Instead of the annual visit, this year we Zoom-ed the visit, complete with a virtual walking tour
The event is set for June 4th and we’ll let you know how it goes.
Thank you Paul for this opportunity and for having the foresight to use the Rotary 21 members of today to recruit the members of tomorrow.
"See" you on Thursday,
                  Gary Stokes
                      Rotary Club 21

Upcoming Programs:

May 27, 2021
Revitalization of the Monuments Officers with Tyler Douglas Lowe
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June 3, 2021
Learn more about Club Committees and how you can get involved at this years Committee Fair. 
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Hybrid Meeting Update

We are excited about the recently updated guidelines around masking and gathering and we hope to provide the club members with an update about our hybrid meeting plans during this Thursday’s Rotary meeting.


To help us move forward with we are now recruiting Tech-savvy volunteers to assist with the development and running of hybrid style meetings. 
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May 24 Ken Perine
May 24 Ben Phillabaum
May 27 Joe Behler
May 27 Tom Stevenson
May 29 Cindy Tripp

Committees Meeting This Week

RCS/C21 Board of Directors
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