Rotary Club of Spokane Aurora Northwest

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Welcome to the Spokane Aurora NW 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 each year. The first, starting in October, is a cruise raffle with the grand prize a choice of one of four cruises for two on a Princess ship in a balcony room with a $1,000 for other expenses.  The second is our Lilac Century Bike Ride which will be celebrating its 24th year the last Sunday in April, 2017.  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.

In December we provide 48 families in need with Christmas baskets. The baskets are a full shopping cart of food. Working with KXLY “Coats for Kids” we provide coats for the children of these 48 families.  A coupon for Chuck E Cheese is also 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 approximately 800 children in 4th and 5th grades books selected by their teacher. Many of these children have no books at home. This allows the children to have a book of their own to read and enjoy.

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, 2010 W. Waikiki Road.  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 Northwest Rotary Club 

Projects we supported with donations in 2015-2016

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