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Spokane Aurora Northwest

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Kalispel Golf and County Club
2010 West Waikiki Road
Spokane, WA  99218
United States
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 Welcome To Aurora Northwest Rotary

Welcome to the Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary website.  We are an active club of 47 members.  Our club was chartered on January 5, 1984.

Many of our members have expressed that our club feels like an extended family. We care about one another and enjoying working on projects and socializing at our meetings.

With a common goal we work on both community and international projects on our own and in partnership with other Rotary clubs and our district. By combining our efforts we are able to multiply the results of our projects.

In order to accomplish our projects, there are two Fund Raisers a year. The first starting in October is a cruise raffle in which, if you win, you have a choice of one of four cruises for two on a Princess ship in a balcony room with $1,000 for other expenses.  The second is our Lilac Century Bike Ride and we will be celebrating its 24th year the last Sunday in April, 2016.  With as many as 800 riders and a brick transition for the Triathlete we are the earliest major bike ride in Spokane that caters to families as well as serious athletes.

During December we provide 48 families in need with Christmas baskets. The baskets are a full shopping cart of food. Working with KXLY “Coats 4 Kids” we provide coats for all children in these families. A coupon for Chuck E Cheese is provided to allow families to have a meal out with tokens for the children. This is a favorite for our families.

In spring, we sponsor a Summer Reading Program with six elementary schools to provide a book, selected by their teacher, to each child in the 4th and 5th grade. Many of these children have no books at home. This allows the children to have a book of their own to read and enjoy.  This year will be the 10th year of this program, and we will be providing 800+ books to our schools.

Our Youth Program provides five or more scholarships of $1000.00 each to high school seniors or continuing students for college or technology school. We also celebrate a student of the month from Rogers, Mead and Mt. Spokane High Schools.   

Rotary is about “Service above Self” but we certainly have fun together doing the service.  If you are interested in being a part of this kind of organization; we invite you to look us over.  Meetings are once a week on Thursday’s from noon to one at Kalispel Golf and Country Club.  This is your personal invitation to come.  Just email me at bmathison@bannerbank.com and I will send you directions and let you know who the speaker will be for that week.

I hope to see you soon,

Brent Mathison, 2016-2017 President of Spokane Aurora NW Rotary Club 

 

Projects we supported with donations:

The Rotary Foundation
Rotaplast
RYLA -Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Students of the Month
Six Scholarships
Christmas Basket Program - Helping Forty Eight Families
Interact (Rotary for High School Students) Rogers High School
YMCA Scholarships
Malawi PAL Project
Guild School
Salvation Army
Immaculate Heart Retreat Center
Family to Family
Boys & Girls Club
Conscious Connections Foundation
Operation Healthy Family
Partnering for Progress
Meals on Wheels
Christian Victory Riders
Summer Reading Program
 

 
 

 

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This 23rd year ride offers a variety of fun, scenic and challenging tours for every level of rider.  Five tour lengths support all levels of riders and everyone will enjoy a free baked-potato feed at the finish. Tri-athletes may register for a Bike/Run “Brick” transition to a 5 K run from a secure bike holding area. All proceeds to benefit local charities supported by the Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary Club

Don’t Miss Out!
Lilac Century bike drawing for a Trek 7.1 FX Bike (Fitness Hybrid bike), sized to fit, with helmet, bottle and cage. Provided by North Division Bicycle. Value of $500.00! If you would like to enter the drawing,  Tickets are $2.00.  Tickets are available at the packet pick-up.  Need not be present to win!

TRIATHLETE SPECIAL
We will have a secure bike-run transition area for Triathletes who want to practice a "race-pace" transition into a short 5K run. Sign up for a "Brick"!!

FEATURES
Deluxe collectors long sleeve t-shirt; healthy snacks and beverages at all stops; great potato bake feed at the finish line; route map; rider’s packet full of goodies!

SUPPORT
The route is monitored by Rotarians and volunteers. Technical and mechanical support is provided by North Division Bicycle Shop.

WHERE THE MONEY GOES
Your fees help raise funds for the Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary Club. These funds are returned to the community through Rotary Community Projects such as:
• Our Holiday Food Baskets for needy families
• Kids at Risk
• Handicapped Accessible Rotary Park/Playground
• College Scholarships
• Rotaplast - cleft palate repair clinics
• And other community needs

Our Sponsors
Albertson’s Wandermere • Banner Bank • BCI Creative • Christian Motorcyclists Association
Chuck E. Cheese • Edward Jones Investments 
Jewelry Design Center
Law Office of John H. Loeffler
Spokane Produce • Mr. Reliable, Inc.
North Division Bicycle Shop • Sir Speedy Printing • Spokane Plastic Surgeons
Steve Dashiell, CPA • The Pacific Northwest Inlander • Washington State Employees
Credit Union • Washington Trust Bank
Wendle Ford • Windermere Real Estate

EVENT:

23rd  Annual Lilac Century and Family Fun Ride

DATE:

April 24th 2016

LOCATION:

Spokane, Washington

ON-SITE REGISTRATION:

6:30 – 10:30 am at Spokane Falls Community College

START TIME:

6:30– 7:15 a.m. Century (100 miles)
7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Metric Century (66 miles)
 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. 50 Mile ride

10:30 25 Mile ride

10:30 15 Mile ride and Family Ride
ALL ROUTES START and Finish at Spokane Falls Community College

REGISTRATION:

Download Mail-In Registration Form: www.northdivision.com (Lilac Century Tab) 

or Online at:  

 

Click Here to Register

 

LATE REGISTRATION/ PACKET PICK UP:  

Spokane Falls Community College. 5:00 – 7:00 pm Saturday April 23th, and on Ride Day

April 24th starting at 6:00 am.

CONTACT US:

lilaccentury@gmail.com

 

 
 
 
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