Note from
President Stokes

“See” you on Thursday...
 
If you’re a regular reader of this column (and I’m sure you never miss one,) the heading of this week’s edition is usually my sign-off. 
 
But today, I’m leading with it because I might actually see you. In-person. At a Rotary meeting. Before the end of my Presidential term on June 30th.
 
A number of you have let us know you’ve received one (or both) of the vaccines. And that number continues to grow. Also, this latest phase announcement opens up vaccinations to those 60 and over starting in April with the possibility of an accelerated timeline for the rest by May. 
 
All that leads to (very) cautious optimism, and the beginning of conversations by the Board starting this Tuesday. 
 
However, before you start gassing up the car and  trying to remember which slot to find your button, there are a lot of unknowns – for example:
- will the Spokane Club be open when we’re ready to meet in person?
- If not, what are our options for an in-person meeting?
- Will any venue be able to provide lunches?
- Will members who are used to Zoom be willing to meet in person?
- And, will we have the technical ability to make a hybrid meeting work for both groups?
 
As my TV news friends are prone to say – There are more questions than answers. But the first step will be tomorrow at the Board meeting. I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, please continue to let Rotary Office know once you are fully vaccinated. It will help as we make our decisions. 
 
Thank you…but for now:
 
“See” you on Thursday…
          
                  Gary Stokes
                                   President                     
                      Rotary Club 21

Facebook Photo Challange 

Thank you to all the Rotarians who shared their great spring photos!
This week's random winner is Stefanie Page! 
May be an image of 3 people and golf course
The Rotary Office will email you about your prize!

Membership Drive · March 4th - April 8th
 
Now is a great time of year to share Rotary with the difference-makers you know! 
 
Any Rotarian who helps Spring someone into Rotary by sponsoring a new member will receive a $100 gift card to a downtown restaurant.
 
The Rotarian that hosts the most guests* will win a ‘Date Night’ organized by the Membership Development Committee!
 
Questions? CLICK HERE to contact Membership Development. 
 
Know someone who's ready to leap into Rotary? CLICK HERE for the Rotary 21 Membership Application. 
*Guest name must be registered with the Rotary office prior to Thursday meeting.

Upcoming Programs:

March 25, 2021
Col Thomas F. "Chet" Roshetko, Homelessness: Housing First is Only the Start...And Maybe the Wrong Place to Start.
 
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
 
April 1, 2021
 Spokane’s Radio History with On-Air personality
John Christopher Kowsky.
 
For more information on upcoming programs
CLICK HERE
 
CLICK HERE, to notify the Rotary Office about guests.

CLICK HERE 
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.

Proposed Members

Brian Behler has proposed Joe Behler, Edward Jones. 
 
Choncol Gupta has proposed David Boler, MTS Freight. 

Mar 21 Jeff Barton
Mar 22 Jim Cowles
Mar 22 Greg Tenold
Mar 23 Julie Humphreys
Mar 26 Joe Bruce
Mar 26 Mark Sonderen
Mar 27 Erica Hallock

Committees Meeting This Week

RCS/C21 Board of Directors
 
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.

2020 - 2021 Directory

The Rotary Office is working to mail directories to club members. 
 
CLICK HERE to request a digital copy of the directory. 
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