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Member Spotlight: The book on Brad Rubini
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio. After he explained his problem, she began to read to him on most nights instead. “She was a voracious reader and storyteller. She was always telling stories, even when she was a toddler,” he says. Three years later, while Claire was away at summer camp, she died unexpectedly as a result of a...
Health: Survival of the Fitbittest
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of course, you’re one of the millions of gentle readers who have joined America’s fitness self-surveillance movement by strapping a tracking device to your wrist. In which case, you are probably pretty darned impressed by my stats. I should therefore add a few crucial caveats. Caveat No. 1: That week...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...
Cynthia Salim: Former Rotary Scholar makes clothing with a conscience
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian The way Cynthia Salim sees it, the fashion industry doesn't have much to offer a young, socially conscious woman like her when it comes to work clothes. "The fashion industry often does 'sexy' or 'fun' or 'hip,' and things that encourage frequent purchases," the 29-year-old says. "It's very rare that the design community will design something that will make a young woman look credible and influential as well as timeless." Add "and is ethically made" to that list, and it becomes a tall order that Salim became increasingly frustrated trying to fill when...
Member Interview: Susan Davis uses social entrepreneurship to fight poverty
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Susan Davis has devoted the past three decades to using social entrepreneurship and microfinance to address extreme poverty, particularly in Bangladesh. A Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship in the early 1980s allowed her to study international relations at the University of Oxford. A decade ago, she co-founded BRAC USA (previously the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee) to help the world’s poor through self-empowerment. She is co-author, with journalist David Bornstein, of the book Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to...
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Jun 19, 2016
NOTE CHANGES IN MEETING TIME/LOCATION!
JUNE 30, at PYBUS Event Center - Presidential dinner (catered) and ROAST for outgoing President Bill; installation of Jim Russell. Attendance requires purchase of ticket, cost $30 pp, for members and guests. Obtain tickets at Ridgeline Graphics, or from members Jill Leonard, Angela Spies, or Frank Clifton. No-host bar at 5:30 PM, dinner, 6:00, program, 6:30. To reserve seats (before end of Monday deadline), click the "Contact Us" menu tab and send a message; you may pay at the door by check or cash (or later if unable to attend - all reserved seats must be paid).
NOTE: This is the final meeting of the 2015-16 Rotary year.
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Wenatchee Rotary Club - Stories and Events
There are several excellent Rotary clubs in the Wenatchee Valley. Some were sponsored by our club and some have web sites. All of them would welcome any Rotarian seeking to visit or to establish a makeup meeting, and would welcome a potential new member. All Rotary clubs meet weekly. For a list of area clubs, click the MENU/ LINKS tab on the home page.
From Appleseed, June 30, 2016 - -
Our Wenatchee Rotary Club has sponsored NINE (9) other Rotary Clubs in our District:
Wenatchee Rotary Club was chartered on February 1, 1921.
March 24, 1926 we sponsored the Chelan Rotary Club.
March 9, 1936 we sponsored the Cashmere Club.
February 21, 1948 we sponsored the Ephrata Club.
May 7, 1948 we sponsored the Okanogan-Omak Club.
December 16, 1948 we sponsored the Grand Coulee Club.
April 29, 1955 we sponsored the East Wenatchee Club.
April 1, 1969 we sponsored the Wenatchee North Club.
June 20, 1975 we sponsored the Leavenworth Club.
February 17, 1986 we sponsored the Wenatchee Sunrise Club.
This is our 95th year in Rotary and we have spawned on average one new club every 10 years. Collectively we have grown to over 600 members today, all making the world a better place to live.
District 5060 Conference 2017
The 2017 District Conference will again be held in beautiful Kelowna, BC. All Rotarians should consider attending this extraordinary event. Click the link for details and registration. Registration cost is $225 through December, then $250.
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