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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM

Canaan Buffet

9606 N. Newport Hwy
(between Shopko and Big Lots)
Spokane, WA 99218
United States

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Posted by Bill Beaumont



This 22nd 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!

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"!!

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!

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

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


22nd  Annual Lilac Century and Family Fun Ride


April 26th 2015


Spokane, Washington


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


6:45– 7:30 a.m. Century (100 miles)
7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Metric Century (66 miles)
 8:45 - 930 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


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

or Online at:  


Click Here to Register



Spokane Falls Community College. 5:00 – 7:00 pm Saturday April 25th, and on Ride Day

April 26th starting at 6:30am.



Posted by Michael Pallardy

 Welcome To Aurora Northwest Rotary




Welcome to the Spokane Aurora NW Rotary website.  We are an active club of around 45 members.  The Club was chartered on January 5, 1984 and on January 5 of 2014 we will be celebrating our 30th Birthday.

Other Rotarian club members have frequently talked about the camaraderie they see in our club.  This is not surprising as we like one another and our meetings keep us in touch with each others lives.  Our club is one of the more informal Rotary clubs in dress from business formal to shorts from the soccer field. (One of our member’s refs both High School and College Soccer)

What binds us together is a passion for wanting to help to give back to the community and the world.  Joining Rotary is our multiplier allowing us to do greater good by combining our efforts.  We also combine with other Spokane and district area Rotary Clubs to do larger projects like water wells in Africa and Library Improvements in Mexico.  Listed below will be our last year’s projects.

In order to fund the projects we have decided on, there are three 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 a $1,000 for other expenses.  The second is our Lilac Century Bike Ride which will be celebrating its 21st year the last weekend in April, 2014.  With almost 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. The Final fund raiser is a Golf Tournament held in May.

During Christmas we provide Christmas baskets to 48 or more families in need. The baskets are shopping carts full of food in addition there are Chuck E Cheese coupons for free pizza and tokens to play the games and a book for each child.  During this time we also pair with KXLY “coats for kids program” to provide children’s coats for our families.  In the spring, we sponsor a Summer Reading Program with four elementary schools where books have been specially selected by the student and their teachers for 4th and 5th grades.  This helps keep education continuing at home and provides the student their very own book to read and trade with other students. We provide $1,000 scholarships for training or college for high school seniors usually there are six.  Every month we honor outstanding students picked by their counselors 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 on the north side of Spokane at the Canaan Buffet.  This is your personal invitation to come.  Just email me at karenschind@earthlink.net and I will send you directions and let you know who the speaker will be for that week.

I hope to see you soon,

Karen Schindler, 2013-2014 President of Spokane Aurora NW Rotary Club 

Projects we supported with donations in 2012-2013

Rotary Foundation


Cancer Patient Care

Mobius Science Center

Partnering for Progress (water well in Africa)

Cory Lux Scholarship

Interact (Rotary for High School Students) Rogers High School


Boys and Girls Club

Family to Family

Young Life

Vanessa Behan Nursery

Inland Council of Boy Scouts

Guild School

Northeast Garden Project

Red Cross Disaster Relief

Salvation Arm

Spokane Regional Health District

A Call to Vietnam-Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary-water wells in Vietnam

Five Mile Playground



President Karen Heppler
President Elect Peter Rayner
Vice President Peter Rayner
Past President Karen Schindler
Secretary Hanne Young
Treasurer Dave Larsen
Foundation Rex Reed
International Service Frank Walchak
Youth Services Roger Wilson
Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Pallardy
Public Relations Michael Pallardy
Sergeant-at-Arms Bruce Johnson
Sergeant-At Arms Brian Beatty
Membership 1 Jack Worden
Membership 2 Peter Rayner
Membership 3 Bev Reed
Program Chair 4 Jack Worden
Program 2 Peter Rayner
Program 1 Tom Petersen
Vocational Service Cindy Stevens
Program 3 Joe Shogan, Jr.
Historian/Facebook Tony Wen
Club Service Dick Kerber
Attendance Follow Up Albert Bjerkestrand
Youth Exchange Officer Christi Swearingen
Christmas Basket Program Joseph Clements
Christmas Books Cindy Stevens
Christmas Books Hanne Young
Christmas Books Karen Schindler
Veterans Stars Program Christa Thaxton
Reading Program Don Tomlinson
Cruise Raffle Heidi Pallardy
Bike Ride Michael Mainer
Bike Ride Brian Beatty
Bike Ride Bruce Johnson
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