Welcome To Aurora Northwest Rotary
Welcome to the Spokane Aurora NW Rotary website. We are an active club of 44 members. Our club was chartered on January 5, 1984 and we celebrated our 30th Anniversary on January 5, 2014.
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 multiple 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 a $1,000 for other expenses. The second is our Lilac Century Bike Ride which will be celebrating its 22nd year the last Sunday in April, 2015. 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 for Kids” we provide coats for all children that are in need. 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 four elementary schools to provide a book to each child in 4th and 5th grade 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 on the north side of Spokane at the Canaan Buffet. This is your personal invitation to come. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Heppler, 2014-2015 President of Spokane Aurora NW Rotary Club
Projects we supported with donations in 2013-2014
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
Inland Council of Boy Scouts
Five Mile Playground
Immaculate Heart Retreat Center