Notes from
President Paul

Happy First Days of Spring My Rotary Family!

I hope this note finds you well and hanging in there during these stressful times. Rotary Club 21 is still actively working to be of assistance to our community. We have a Rotary Zoom Video conferencing account that we have used several times for committees to meet remotely. These have been very successful. We are also discussing some type of virtual option to continue our weekly club meetings.  

It is likely that we will extend the suspension of face to face meetings for several more weeks. Adding to the uncertainty is the closure of the Spokane Club, which is slated to re-open next week. This decision will be made by the board of directors on Tuesday, March 24th. If you would like to attend the Zoom Board meeting the information is in this e-news bulletin.

The board will also discuss the activation of a special task force to invite Rotary Club 21 members to work together to assist our club members as well as members of our community who may be in need during this difficult time. The vision I have is to offer volunteer and financial support to other non-profits that are addressing the many needs in our community. We would also like to build a Rotary Club 21 support network designed to help each other. Stay tuned for a call to action. 
I am proud to serve as our Club’s president during this time because we are a beacon of hope to each other and our community and it is during these times that we can make a difference.

My prayer for all of us is to stay healthy and to keep our Rotary spirit strong.  
Paul S. Viren
Spokane Rotary Club 21, President 

Quote of the Week

"As fear grips our country, let us choose love. During this time, when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors."
Pastor Roger Hudson, Spokane 

Around the Wheel

Rotary Club 21 and its members have been featured in print recently! 
Check out this article on Club 21 featuring President Viren in the Spokane Journal of Business by CLICKING HERE.
Congratulations to Sonderen Packaging! Seattle Business Magazine has chosen Sonderen Packaging as Manufacturer of the Year for Large Companies.  To read more details from Seattle Business Magazine CLICK HERE.

No Rotary Meeting This Week

Committees Meeting This Week

Committees will be meeting using Zoom Video Conferencing.
RCS/Club 21 Board of Directors
If you wish to attend the Zoom meeting of the Board of Directors please contact the Rotary Office for meeting log in information.
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.

Canceled Events

April Rotary Breakfast
Rotary Club 21 has canceled the monthly Rotary Breakfast held at My Fresh Basket for the month of April. 

The RYLA district committee has met and made the difficult decision to cancel RYLA 2020 scheduled for June 27th - July 4th. You can view more details about this decision by CLICKING HERE.

Mar 22 R. Alleman
Mar 22 Jim Cowles
Mar 22 Greg Tenold
Mar 23 Tracy Cahalan
Mar 23 Julie Humphreys
Mar 23 Nancy Ross Kennedy
Mar 26 Joe Bruce
Mar 26 Mark Sonderen
Mar 27 Eric Hallock
Mar 28 Chris Barto
Russell Hampton
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