Rotary Club of Spokane Aurora Northwest

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Spokane Aurora Northwest

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Kalispel Golf and Country Club
2010 West Waikiki Road
Spokane, WA  99218
United States
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Our Rotary Club has lost another member, Emery Krahn passed away this past Thursday, August 2nd. Emery was a recent transfer from the Deer Park Rotary Club, he joined Rotary February 12, 2003.
Our speaker was Dave Richardson with Northeast Community Center.  Dave shared with us all the great programs Northeast Community Center has available and invited us to stop by and vist the center.
Thank you Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary for inviting me to speak at your meeting this afternoon. As a fellow Rotarian, I enjoyed the opportunity to meet with you and answer your thoughtful questions.
   Our speaker was Mike Dalessi, our Membership Chair. Mike gave us insight into his experience with Rotary, what is expected of Rotary members and some ideas on ways to grow our membership.
     MaryAnn Dalessi presented our club's Facebook pages and ClubRunner pages for our club, district and Rotary International.
  Immediate Past President Sherill Pederson received her Paul Harris + 2 pin last week from past Foundation Chair Mike Dalessi Well done!
    Jeff Apland was given his Paul Harris +3 pin last week. What a fine accomplishment. Sherril presenting and Sandie presiding.
    David Knutsen  - My Life with Raptors!
David told us the amazing story of his life work with raptors, working with the Seahawks, and how the birds of prey are used to keep aircraft safe during take-off and landings at airports. He was accompanied by Taima – the beautiful Seahawk bird that leads the Seahawks out of the tunnel at all home games.
Summer Reading Program was a huge success! Thank you Don Tomlinson for spearheading this tremendous effort for our club. 
 Sherri Wallis of STCU.  Her topic was Charitable Giving – Making the Most of Your Giving.  She had many good tips and ideas to share and gave us some valuable advice that we can use as individuals and as a club.
  Special recognition for over 10 years of service as Club Treasurer was given to Dave Larsen.  
Memorial Service for long time Rotarian Dr Mike Leinweber of our club will be July 7th, 1 pm at Covenant Methodist Church on Gleneden. At his request, please make all contributions to Rotaplast.
    Dr Russell Tucker, from the Radiology Faculty and College of Veterinary medicine at WSU, Pullman was our speaker last Thursday. He's been involved with grizzly bear studies and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Last week our program was from Janet Mann and Lori Kretcmar-Henricks of Gonzaga, on Foster Care Through the Eyes of the Children.  Not surprisingly, we heard that there is much room for improvement in the current Foster Care Program.  The Foster parents receive far too little training and too little funding for the work they do.  Much has been learned through the years about how best to meet the needs of children in the Foster Care system.  The opportunity exists for much reform in this system. 
Gary Myers
Aug 23, 2018 12:00 PM
Rotary Exchange - Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara
Vicki Anderson, Leisa Heuple
Aug 30, 2018 12:00 PM
Counseling - Complex Trauma in Our Community
Leslie Woodsill
Sep 06, 2018 12:00 PM
Special Events Coordinator - Spokane Board of Alzheimers Assoc
Ned Morris
Sep 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Shelter Box
Melissa Cole
Sep 20, 2018
Melissa Cole Fun Fine Art
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