Note from
President Stokes

As we get closer to the end of this Rotary Year, we continue to highlight the work of the many Committees that make possible all of the good works we're able to do...
This week,  our author is Chad Dashiell, Chair of the Disability Service Committee. Chad, over to you...
The Disability Committee has been hard at work this year.  One of the main initiatives we took on was finding a partner for the hearing aid applications we have been receiving.  The Lions club had a program where they received used hearing aids, restored them, and then refit them for deserving members in our community.  The program was disbanded and we started to receive a lot of applications from different sources in the Spokane community.  John Driscoll took it upon himself to find a local partner to participate with on those applications.  Rockwood Clinic and John came to an agreement and the current program is such that the Disability Committee will vet the applicant and then turn the application over to Rockwood.  Rockwood will then provide the hearing test and fit a pair of hearing aids at their cost.  Rotary sends the payment to Rockwood and a new applicant can hear the world around them.  This is a great example of using Rotary’s connections and spreading your RCS money to help very deserving individuals in the community.
Another example of your RCS money at work is the partnership with Rotary 21, several other Rotary clubs across the state, and the Wishing Star Foundation. Cindy Tripp brought a very deserving family’s application to the committee.  Levi was born with a severe case of Spina Bifida and after several surgeries, he has very limited mobility. Levi has a loving family that has been through a lot along with Levi in his short 6 years of life. They got connected with Wishing Star and together they put an application together for a Track Chair for Levi to get around and stay connected with his brother and sister throughout the day. The overall cost of the chair was over $16,000. Cindy brought the application to the committee and we agreed to fund the final $3k.  Cindy got to work and with Wishing Star and 15! other Rotary clubs across the state the full amount was raised to buy the Track Chair. As you can see below, Levi loves his chair.  
Thanks, Chad for the good works you and your Committee continue to do in the service of the Community of Rotary.
“See” you on Thursday,
                  Gary Stokes
                      Rotary Club 21

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April 22, 2021
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