Upcoming Speakers

January 28, 2021 - Rare Disease, all around you.

If we were all in a room of 100 people, 10 would have a rare disease and 7 of those would be children.  Join local leader and fellow Rotarian Mary McDirmid as she helps us understand: What is a rare disease and why should I care? 
 
Program coordinated by Lars Gilberts.
 
 

February 4, 2021 - The University FOR Washington

President Ana Mari Cauce will share the latest news from the University of Washington - including updates on the UW School of Medicine's partnership with Gonzaga University.  She'll also talk about how the UW is serving the people and students of Spokane, Eastern Washington, and beyond, including the ways it is contributing to the state's pandemic response and recovery.
 
Cauce became UW president in 2015 and launched initiatives focused on expanding innovation, advancing equity, and improving the health of communities and populations. 
 
Program coordinated by Catherine Brazil.
 

February 11, 2021: COVID and Vaccinations: 7th Inning Stretch Assessments

Downtown Rotary 21 is pleased to welcome back Dr. Gretchen LaSalle, national authority and author on vaccines practicing right here in Spokane. She will share the latest inside information on COVID and vaccination challenges. Gretchen will address the common vaccine concerns such as their safety and how they work.  She will provide her assessments of the impact of the pandemic thus far including some positive developments in our medical culture. She will discuss the anti-vax community during COVID and beyond. Having worked with our Vaccination Committee before, Gretchen will bring ideas on how Rotarians can be vaccine advocates in our community.  
 
Program coordinated by Kevin Berkompas.
Speakers

Mary McDirmid
Jan 28, 2021
Rare Diseases - Why you should care
Ana Mari Cauce
Feb 04, 2021
The University FOR Washington
Dr. LaSalle -
Feb 11, 2021
Vaccination Update
Council President Beggs
Feb 18, 2021
Year in Review
John Allen
Feb 25, 2021
Vino!