Mar 16, 2015
Community Service Grant: Liz Gilbert discussed writing a $2500 grant for the Valley YMCA Greenhouse and Youth Program. They need to replace some stolen computers and want computer equipment suitable for a film project they are working on, which is a competition with other Y’s. Our club would fund $1250 and, if approved, District 5080 would match that amount.
New Club Chartered: MaryAnn Dalessi attended an Inaugural Dinner event in Deer Park. They are chartering an Interact Club at Springdale Middle School with 56 students, most of who attended with their parents. Also attending were: DG Norm & Jeanette McCarvel, PDG Lloyd & Catherine Gray, DGE Mike & MaryAnn Dalessi, AG Jim & Karen Schindler, Deer Park Rotarians, the school principal and others from the community. It was an inspiring evening for everyone.
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Sunrise - Mondays at 7:00 AM
320 N Sullivan Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99037
Sunset - Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
10502 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Spokane Valley Sunrise Rotary
PO Box 14093, Spokane Valley WA 99214
Mike Church, Brian Behler and Chud Wendle, all from Club 21 presented the Partners for Work program during our meeting on March 16th, which helps differently enabled individuals to connect with businesses locally. Mike told us how tremendous frustration plagues these people who ask ‘just give me a chance’ to work. Club 21 offers a 3 month gateway position at their club meetings to be a paid greeter. They often receive 25-30 applications for this. Through Rotary we offer our time, talent and treasure but most businesses don’t see the value of this untapped community resource.
Member Induction: Terry White was inducted as a new member, being introduced to our Rotary club by Chris Permann. Terry works at Next Gen Services, a credit card processing firm. He has worked abroad and in Seattle before settling now in Spokane. He loves to golf, network, be with friends and hang out with his brother at the Seahawks home games. Please welcome Terry when you see him.
Drawing: Doug Stombaugh won our raffle, with approximate $550 in the pot!
4/25/15 is Centennial Trail Clean Up at Noon. There will be a social at Karen Torenson’s after.
Arbor Crest Wine $5 per bottle, we have a mixed blend of red and white wine left from the Civic Theater. If interested, contact Sid Wade.
February 28th we hosted our annual auction and dinner dance to fund the many local and international service projects we support. The event was at the Mirabeau Hotel and was a big success.
- Special thanks to our Vocational Scholarship students students, they were a wonderful asset to our set up and evening, we certainly appreciate all their efforts!
- East Valley High's Strolling Strings group was a huge hit, what talent they showed us!
- We grossed $29,000 + - on our auction with 157 dinners served and we netted approximately $18,280 + - from the event. The attendance was down from 193 people in 2014 but the net amount is very close to the same. Everyone paid in full at the event, which is a nice change of pace.
- The photo booth wasn’t fully utilized and we have discussed that maybe it was in a poor location but, everyone loved the DJ
Thank you all for your excellent partnership and team work. Special thanks to our major sponsors: Avista Utilities, Dishman Dodge, Modern Electric Water Company, you make many projects possible through your generosity.
Be sure to check the photos in our photo album and add any others that you may have!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Amy BragdonMarch 7
George SchneiderMarch 11
MaryAnn DalessiMarch 18
George SchneiderShirley SchneiderMarch 12
Bill FoggMarch 1, 199916 years
Sandra WadeMarch 1, 199520 years