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Greater Spokane Valley

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Darcy's
10502 E Sprague Ave
Park on the West side of U-City Mall
Spokane Valley, WA  99206
United States
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Rotarians - please take note that on Tuesday, April 18, our regularly scheduled meeting will be moved to Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
as we will be holding a joint meeting with Club East on that day. Thank you!

http://www.centerplacespokanevalley.com/index.html

The Spokane Valley Rotary Club is holding it's annual golf tournament.  Go to our home page of our website, tab down to Homepage Download Files to print a flyer/registration form or sponsorship information.  May 9, 2017 is the date of the tournament and we look forward to seeing you there!!

 

This coming Tuesday, March 7, our speaker program will be Ira Armstader speaking about Leadership Spokane.

Elephant trainer in Chicago. Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire. Food administer for the United States Agency for International Development in Rwanda. Senior program officer for the World Wildlife Fund in Madagascar. Ira Amstadter’s resume reads like an adventure novel.

He traveled the world before moving to Spokane with his wife, Susan, and opening Express Employment Professionals in 1994.  “I’d never worked in the private sector before,” he said.

He knew he’d need support within the community to succeed, so he joined Downtown Rotary and in 2000, he graduated from Leadership Spokane.

The leadership program was founded by the Spokane Chamber of Commerce and its business leaders to maintain the momentum of leadership and development in the community, following Expo ’74.

On Jan. 21, Amstadter received the Leadership Spokane Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award at the Leadership Lights the Way Gala. The gala is the primary fundraiser for Leadership Spokane and the Leadership Spokane endowment.

Brian Newberry, executive director of the organization, said the alumni award was created to recognize graduates of the program who might not otherwise be acknowledged.

“Leadership Spokane opens the doors and show you all kinds of ways to get involved and get engaged with your community,” he said.

In addition to sending a couple of his employees through the program, Amstadter and his wife created and administer the DaZelda Scholarship which is awarded every year to an incoming member of the program. The scholarship is named after his grandmother, Zelda.

The very first recipient of the DaZelda Scholarship is a member of the Spokane Valley Rotary Club……..do you know who this person is……?

Want to learn more? Join us for lunch at noon at Darcy's Restaurant and Spirits, 10502 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99206. Lunch is just $12 per person.

Do you have or know a high school senior in the Spokane Valley who is looking for scholarships?

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Spokane Valley, the members of the Scholarship Committee would like to invite you to participate in the application process to be considered for a scholarship from the Rotary Club of Spokane Valley.

Please deliver completed application to your high school counselor by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 OR mail to the below address (Must be post...marked by March 8, 2017)

The Rotary Club of Spokane Valley will award five (5) scholarships in the amount of $1000 each to students graduating from Spokane Valley and Freeman high schools based on the Rotary Club Scholarship Committee's scholarship award criteria.

This scholarship is open to all Spokane Valley and Freeman graduating high school seniors.

Tab down to find the application on the right hand side of our home page under Home Page Download Files.

Join us for the 6th Annual Men of Rotary Fashion Show on February 3, 2017! This event features some very handsome men from various Rotary Clubs around the Spokane Area modeling clothes from JC Penney. Also, a live auction, silent auction, dessert auction, wine toss, 50/50 raffle (a chance to win up to $1,040), great food and amazing company! To purchase tickets, call Helen Pavlischak at 509-939-0696 or at hpavlischak@gmail.com. You can also call Bobbie Domonouski at 509-590-6531 or at bobski777@comcast.net.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are only $50 per person for all this fun!!!

Men of Rotary Models:

South
Dan Crittenden
Doug Juliano

Aurora
Pete Raynor
Bo Apele

Sunrise
Bill Fogg
Kelly Shea

Valley
Kent Mankins
Ben Volk

Club East
Kyle Nolte
Tom Warrick
Dusty Wetzler

Club 21
Chris Bornhoft

Liberty Lake
Brent Huckabee

North
Brad Stark
Chad Havercamp

Deer Park
Don Kelley

Rotoract
Nate Thompson

 
This is a reminder that we will NOT be having a lunch meeting tomorrow at Darcy's.  We have a scheduled Christmas Party tomorrow evening. 
 
See everyone else back at our regularly scheduled meeting on December 20th!
We have two events coming up this week.  The Celebration of Lights - Thursday, December 1; and Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, December 3rd!   See our events section for more information.
 

Thank you to the Liberty Lake Splash for sharing our events in the December issue of The Current. They have a great two full column article about Celebration of Lights and Breakfast With Santa, and they have both covered in the Community Events
section as well.

https://issuu.com/valleycurrent/docs/2016_12_current

December issue of The Current. They have a great two full column article about Celebration of Lights and Breakfast With Santa, and they have both covered in the Community Events
section as well.

https://issuu.com/valleycurrent/docs/2016_12_current

The Rotary Club of Spokane Valley will not be meeting at Darcy's this week on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. We are having a joint meeting with Club East this week, at their usual location of Timber Creek Grill, at noon on Wednesday November 16, 2016. Thank you!     Timber Creek Grill - 9211 E Montgomery Ave, Spokane, WA 99206
 
Join us for the 6th Annual Men of Rotary Fashion Show on February 3, 2017! This event features some very handsome men from various Rotary Clubs around the Spokane Area modeling clothes from JC Penney. Also, a live auction, silent auction, dessert auction, wine toss, 50/50 raffle (a chance to win up to $1,040), great food and amazing company! To purchase tickets, call Helen Pavlischak at 509-939-0696 or at hpavlischak@gmail.com.
This event is presented to you by the Spokane Valley Rotary and the City of Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department.

Pre-registration to this event is required.

Event Basics:

Day: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Pre-Registered Seating Times: 8:00am, 9:00am & 10:00am
Location: CenterPlace Regional Event Center - 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Fee: $5 per person
Phone: 509-688-0300
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Registration Information:
 
http://spokanevalley.org/SantaBreakfast


NEW THIS YEAR - Pre-assigned entry times: 8am, 9am or 10am. Choose time when registering. There are limited spaces in each time slot.

Pre-registration to this event is required.

If you pre-register before November 14 your tickets will be mailed out to the address you provide a week prior to the event.

If you register after November 14th your tickets will be available at for pick up at the CenterPlace front desk prior to, or the day of the event.
 
 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 we will be holding our 14th Annual Celebration of Lights in the University City Parking Lot. Join us for a fun evening!

Event Schedule:
5:30 "Solar Energy" Choir
5:55 Santa Arrives (led by the University HS Band)
6:10 Twas the Night before Christmas - City Council
6:15 Lighting of the Tree
Community Service Project
Meeting on October 11, 2016 - In addition to our regular program today, we inducted a new member to our club. Please welcome Kent Mankins! l-r Tom Markson (mentor for our newest club member), Kent Mankins (new member inducted today), and club President Paul Fletcher!

Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books!

 

What started as one elementary student wishing for a book has become a signature project for Spokane Valley Rotary.  In 2010, our club made a point of giving a free book to every student in the two local elementary schools whose students were most in need.  This past year, the number of schools has risen to six:  Trent, Trentwood, Broadway, Opportunity, Ness and Orchard Center.

 

Nearly 2600 students each received a free book!  The children's excitement was overwhelming, as was that of the Rotary members who went out to distribute the books, and in many cases to read to our kids!

 

This program is run in conjunction with "Read Across America" and with Dr. Seuss’s Birthday.  It is the ultimate goal of our Rotary Club to reach every child in every elementary school in Spokane Valley.

 
Its that time of the year again! The Men of Rotary Fashion Show is here and promises to top the excitement of last year's event. As always, proceeds from this charitable evening go toward funding Spokane Valley Rotary's charitable actions throughout the year, the two main ones being Books for Kids and post-secondary education scholarships for Spokane Valley students. Order your tickets now!
Come celebrate Rotary Day in Riverfront Park on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 between noon and 4:00pm and enjoy a free ride on the Looff Carousel! All ten Rotary clubs in the Spokane area, along with the local Rotaract and high school Interact clubs, invite you to join us in celebrating the positive impact of Rotary, locally and around the world.
The Rotary Club of Spokane Valley is awarding five (5) scholarships in the amount of $1000 each to students graduating from Spokane Valley and Freeman high schools based on the Rotary Club Scholarship Committee's scholarship award criteria. Students in need of financial assistance, who have been successful in school, have involved themselves in community activities and who agree to fulfill certain minor obligations to the Rotary Club of Spokane Valley may apply for this scholarship.
 

Karen Lucas has been in business for 27 very successful years. She is the owner of MAIL BOX CENTER at 9116 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley. Karen recently spoke to our Club about her 10 Commandments of Customer Service. Take a look! They offer a platform for success no matter what you're doing.ImageImage

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Since forming in 1947, the major goal of Spokane Valley Rotary has been to serve the citizens of Spokane Valley. We donated $43,000 to support the youth and elderly citizens of the Valley in fiscal year 2013. Our major fundraiser Men of Rotary Fashion Show 2014 focuses on the youth of our community with two programs. AND we are very excited to have Gary Stokes, Executive Director of Friends of Seven, KSPS Public Television as our master of ceremonies this year!

 

Our first program is “Books for Kids.” In 2014, our Rotary Club gave a free book to every student in six elementary schools in the three districts in the Valley during the celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the week of “Read Across America.” Almost 2500 books! Our ultimate goal is to give a free book to every student in every elementary school in all three Valley school districts.

 

Our second program involves giving scholarships to deserving high school graduates. These young men and women will attend a two or four year college or university or a technical/vocational school. This year we have awarded five scholarships to these young achievers. We hope to significantly increase the number and amount of the scholarships over time.

 

Our fundraiser, Men of Rotary, will be at CenterPlace Regional Event Center on Friday, October 10th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. The show features 18 Rotarian men from clubs around the area as models. It’s a fun, even zany event. Ticket sales will cover all overhead costs. All net revenue will be designated to our beneficiaries. Last year $12,000. This year $15,000!

 

Some (not all) Handsome Men

Some (not all) Acting Up

Huge variety of clothing and accessories from JC Penny’s

Games, Auctions, Raffles — great prizes!

 

For tickets contact Camilla Mounts at camillam@peoplepc.com

 
 
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