Notes from
President Paul

Greetings My Rotary Family!
As I mentioned last Monday, I plan to focus my last couple Notes from President Paul on Volunteerism.  This week’s volunteer focus will be on the Rotary Community Service Committees (RCS).  There are Nine Committees within RCS and each has an annual budget to provide local and international grants and projects supporting dozens of agencies, non-profits, and individuals.   Within our club membership of roughly 250 members, about 60% are listed on a committee.  I estimate that 30% are actually “involved” in a committee and volunteering time.  
As we prepare for the new Rotary year, I encourage you to sign-up, commit, and become involved in one of these committees.  Here is a list of the committees and their current chairperson.  Some meet monthly and others less frequently.  
• Civic Affairs – David Powers – Provides community grants. 
• Youth Services – Joe Bruce – Specifically focused on youth-oriented projects.
• International Services – Dave Troyke and Karen Mobley – International projects of many varieties. 
• Vaccinations Committee – Kevin Berkompas and Nancy Kennedy – Provides educational and support services to the local schools and health officials. 
• Support our Veterans Committee – Joy Drake and Kevin Weir – Provides a variety of services and support to local Veterans.  
• Partners for Work Committee – Mark London – provides support for the PFW employee. 
• Disability Service Committee – Chad Dashiell and Angelique Heinzen – Grants to individuals and families specifically dealing with a disability need. 
• Foster Kid Fest- Julie Kelsey and Mike Roozekrans – Creates events that foster the connection between children and foster families.  
• Vocational Services – Tim Henkel and Shelley Redinger – Annually gives scholarships to deserving students.  
If you want to find out more about any of these committees, please call me or the committee chairs.  They welcome your involvement and need your support and volunteer time! 
Thanks to those that are engaged and involved for all you do to make our Rotary Club 21 a Club of action and Service Above Self.

                      Stay healthy and safe! 
Paul S. Viren
Spokane Rotary Club 21, President 

Quote of the Week

“Whatever community organization, whether it’s a women’s organization, or fighting for racial justice…you will get satisfaction out of doing something to give back to the community that you never get in any other way.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court     
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Committees Meeting This Week

Committees will be meeting using Zoom Video Conferencing.
International Services
Civic Affairs
Other committees resume in July 
Committee meetings can be subject to cancellation or change in venue. Please contact the committee chairs to confirm the meeting logistics.
CLICK HERE for a list of committee chairs.


Save the Date

The Rotary Club 21 Membership Engagement Committee invites you to take part Saturday, 
August 8, 2020 in the
Hiawatha Trail bike ride. 
More info to follow.

June 18, 2020

Speaker: Alishia Benson
 Click here for more info about this week's speaker.
Meeting ID: 842 3937 5370
Password: 742364
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Meeting ID: 842 3937 5370
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Rotary is currently meeting via ZOOM

If you run into any technical issues while attempting to access the Zoom meeting please do not hesitate to reach out to the Rotary Office, but a reminder that since Diana is working remotely, the quickest way to reach her is by email.
Pia Hallenberg will be offering a special training June 18th after the weekly meeting on how to post photos to Facebook and will answer other questions as time permits.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the show your Rotary apparel
Congratulations to our random drawing winner of the 
coffee card:
David Troyke
An observation from how few posts we received, that many of our members do not have Rotary apparel.  If you have any extra t-shirts or jerseys please notify the office.  Rotarians by wearing logo apparel show their pride and advertise that Rotary Club 21
is alive and well.
To order Rotary items go to: LOGO 

Our first meeting show off your pride for Rotary with logo apparel or pin.

June 14 Tim Engh 
June 18 Jason Farrow
June 19 Max Gallotti
June 20 Deb Harper
June 2o Frank Storey
Russell Hampton
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