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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 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 karensheppler@gmail.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,

Karen Heppler, 2014-2015 President of Spokane Aurora NW Rotary Club 



Projects we supported with donations in 2013-2014
Rotary Foundation
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
Inland Council of Boy Scouts
Guild School


Salvation Army

Five Mile Playground
Immaculate Heart Retreat Center



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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