This Weeks Rotary Story

Each week we will highlight a Rotary member and tell their story, so you can connect their face to their name and make a connection with them!
This week’s Rotary story is about a Rotarian who is married to Shelli and has three sons, Patrick, James, and Charlie. He owns and operates Sonderen Packaging with his sister, Keva.
Sonderen Packaging was founded in 1963 by their grandparents, Al & Mary Sonderen.  They make custom, retail paperboard packaging. If you regularly shop at the grocery stores, you likely have picked up a product in a paper box they have made.
He loves spending time with his family at Priest Lake, traveling, exploring, and eating foods in different locales. He participates in many outdoor activities and sports with his boys and father, Mark. They like to snow ski, hunt, fish, and ride mountain bikes.  He is the current President of the Northeast Community Center Board of Directors, has served on our own Club 21 Board of Directors, and is our current Paul Harris Fellow Committee Chair.
A favorite author of his is Michael Connely. His favorite movie is a spy thriller called Ronin. He loves all kinds of music from Jazz to Country to Classic Rock.
His Rotary story started when he was encouraged by Shelli to join Rotaract. After 7 years in Rotaract, he joined Club 21 because his father, Mark is a member, and his grandfather Al was a member. He says he has gained long-time friends through his Rotary membership, and while traveling and wearing Rotary shirts, he has met the most interesting people! Through Rotary, he says he receives a great deal of satisfaction knowing that he is helping people in his community who really need it most.

Say Hello to Matt Sondern

Host Family Needed!

Rotary Club 21 will be hosting a male exchange student from Germany for the 2022-2023 school year at Ferris High School. A second host family who can host this student from February to June 2023 is needed. The host family must be in the Ferris High School attendance boundary. If you are in the Ferris school attendance boundary area or know someone in that area who may be willing to be a host family, please CLICK HERE to contact Jim Johnson for further information via email or phone (509) 991-6611.

Committees Meeting This Week

Membership Development
Committee meetings can be subject to cancellation. Please contact the committee chairs to confirm the meeting logistics or request a Zoom meeting link.
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Rotary Minute

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Upcoming Programs:

September 8, 2022
Pierone's Produce - Supply Chain Issues with Mike Kamphaus.
Planning to attend? CLICK HERE to RSVP FOR THE 9/8 meeting.
To attend via Zoom
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 
September 15, 2022
Overcoming Challenges in Life and Business with Sam Lien Le
Planning to attend? CLICK HERE to RSVP FOR THE 9/15 meeting.
For more information on upcoming programs
Debate Question Submission
Club 21 will be hosting three debates during this election time. If you have questions for the candidates please submit them via email to the Rotary Office by the deadlines below:
District 5 County Commissioner
 Question Deadline: 9/23/2022
Spokane County Sheriff
Question Deadline: 9/30/2022
Spokane County Prosecutor
Question Deadline: 10/7/2022


Seasonal Salad
Baguette and Butter
Chicken Picatta
Orzo Pasta
Fresh Seasonal Vegetable
Planning to attend? CLICK HERE to RSVP FOR THE 9/8 meeting.

Volunteer Opportunities 

Rotary Vaccination Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with a vaccination clinic at Centennial Middle School on 9/14, from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. SRHD requests all volunteers be vaccinated against COVID. If interested in volunteering please CLICK HERE to contact Kevin Berkompas 
The Membership Engagement Committee is seeking fellow Rotarians to volunteer to abate graffiti in Downtown Spokane on 9/23 from 10:00 - 12:00, CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer.
CLICK HERE to learn more about hands on volunteer opportunities for Rotarians. 

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Sep 09 PJ Watters Hawley
Sep 09 Angelo Lombardo
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