Notes from
President Paul

Greetings My Rotary Family!
Being a member of Rotary Spokane Club 21 is truly a special experience.  I have spoken with many of you over the years about this relationship we have together as a Rotary Family.  It is not just about our weekly lunch and program.  There are deep friendships and comradery amongst us.  We support each other during times of celebration and sorrow.   

We also hold as a principle that being a member is an honor and recognition for the type of person it takes to be a Rotarian.   While we are all unique and have special talents and gifts that we bring to our Club, at the core is that we have the heart of a Rotarian.  To define this is difficult.  But you can see it through the action we each take as Rotarians.  
During the month of February is the Love Your Rotary Club Membership Drive.  This Thursday, February 6th we will kick off the campaign.  Please bring a guest and prospective member to our meeting.  We will host your guest with a free lunch and there will special drawings for all those that brig a guest this week.  

Please RSVP to Jenna, at the Rotary office, the name of your guest so we can be welcome them with a name tag.  
Let’s make this campaign a truly amazing experience, to grow our membership in the Rotary Club 21 family!  
My Rotary Club in action! 


Paul S. Viren
Spokane Rotary Club 21, President 
PS – Rotary By-Laws - This Thursday, February 6th Mike Church and I will present the draft changes to the Rotary Club 21 By-Laws.  We will send a separate e-mail to all members with the proposed changes.  On February 20th, we will have a town hall meeting after our regular Club meeting for those with questions or requests for clarification on the changes being recommended.  The final vote to amend the By-Laws will be on March 19th.   

Quote of the Week

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” 
Andy Rooney 

Rotary Ski Day


Rotary Ski Day at Mt. Spokane is back!!!  Mark your calendars and plan to join your fellow Rotarians up at Mt. Spokane for a day of fun!

Our group will be receiving 40% off adult and youth lift tickets!

Pricing (not including tax):
Adults (18+)  $37
Youth (7-17) $31
Child 6 and under free

CLICK HERE for details on how to purchase your tickets!

RCS In Action

This past Christmas the Support Our Veterans Committee continued its tradition of sponsoring a family from Newby-ginnings of North Idaho.
Click here to read more about the work that the Support Our Veterans Committee is doing!
February is I ♥ Rotary month! Share your love of Rotary with someone you know would make a great Rotarian!
Click Here to RSVP your guest with the Rotary Office!

Upcoming Programs

February 6th

Bank of America Student Leader Program.
February 13th
Member Profiles featuring Gina Drummond, Colleen Fox and
Lars Gilberts.
To read more about our upcoming programs please CLICK HERE.


Chef's Choice Seasonal Salad
Assorted Club Rolls with Butter to include Orange Rolls
Chicken Picatta
Orzo Pasta
Seasonal Vegetables
Assorted Club Cookies
*This meal is not gluten-free.*

Upcoming Event

Rotary Breakfast
When: February 11th
7:30 AM
Where: My Fresh Basket
What: Join your fellow Rotarians for an informal breakfast gathering. Pick up (or bring) your preferred breakfast and drink and enjoy learning and sharing with your club members.

Blind Wine Tasting Challenge
When: February 13th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Philanthropy Center
What: Enjoy sharing your wine in a blind tasting! Bring a bottle of either white or red wine (or both). Single Varietals only (no blends). No Cost. Bring a Guest
Totally Awesome Hors d’oeuvre Provided Only 30 spots available RSVP by February 10th!

Committees Meeting 
This Week

Partners for Work
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.

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