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Welcome to Wenatchee Rotary!

Wenatchee

Service Above Self since 1921

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Red Lion Hotel
1225 N. Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA  98801
United States
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NEW MEMBER PROPOSALS
Recent proposals approved by the Board of Directors.
August 17.   Ms Laura Drew of Wenatchee is proposed for membership by Maynard Man. She is employed by MCF Properties;  her suggested classification is Property Manager.
August 11.  Ms Talia Butler of Leavenworth is proposed for membership by Christina Davitt.  Her suggested classification is attorney (tax law).    Correction:  She is not a former Rotarian.
 
Mr. David Olson is proposed by Jay Smith; he is a former member of Moses Lake Rotary.
 
 
RECENTLY INDUCTED NEW MEMBERS
Date/name/sponsor/classification.
August 18 - Alexandria (Alex) Smith, sponsored by Don Myers;   attorney with Chelan PUD.
Kamorlay Parker, sponsored by Jim Russell;   minister.
June 23 - Michelle Shermer, sponsored by Laurie-Flarity White;   community organizer.
April 21 - Amanda Keller, sponsored by Jim Russell;   accounting.
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Past President
President Elect
President nominee
Secretary
Executive Secretary
Treasurer
Director 2017
Assistant secretary
Director 2018
Director 2019
Director 2019
Director 2018
Director 2017
Director 2017
Director 2019
Director 2018
 
Website Sponsors
 
Rotary RSS feed.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
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Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
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CURRENT ROTARY NEWS
August 25 -  Adventures In Tourism:   We met and heard Miss Devon Anderson, our representative to the ninth annual AIT Conference, which exposes high school students to the inner workings of the tourism industry and which brings together students from across Canada, the NW US, Australia and Scotland for a 5-day experience in the beautiful Okanogen Valley.  Her brief PowerPoint presentation was followed by an appeal by the Committee for Community Outreach/Humanitarian Service (Susan Albert and Joe St. Jean); their grant application form was handed out and will be posted on this site as a download file.
To hear the entire meeting program, CLICK HERE.
 
President Jim closed the meeting with an inspiring Rotary short story.  Listen here.     At 5 PM, some of our members traveled to Pangborn Airport to greet our new arriving YOUTH EXCHANGE STUDENT from Thailand, Watsanan Kaeswanga aka "Putter".
                     
 
 
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NOTE - AUDIO FROM SOME OTHER RECENT PROGRAMS CAN BE ACCESSED FROM LINKS AT BOTTOM OF HOME PAGE.
 
New Rotary Guidelines
The recent sessions of the Rotary Council on Legislation not only raised dues, but made rule changes granting clubs more flexibility in meetings, membership and admission fees.  To read a summary report, CLICK HERE.
 
A FEW RECENT MEMORIES
 
CLUB GOALS 2016-17
President Jim Russell challenged the club board of directors (in his first regular board meeting, July 14), to support meeting his goals for the coming year, which are consistent with those of RI President John Germ, as expressed in his Presidential Theme and Citation publication.  Members of the board expressed enthusiastic agreement.
Progress in reaching many club goals can be found at the web page Rotary Club Central.
 
Home Page News
August 18 - Classification talk by Frank Clifton, new club secretary.  Frank also gave an overview of the new club website.
Two new members were inducted:  Alex Smith (attorney), and Kamorlay Parker (minister).
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wenatchee Rotary Club - Stories and Events

Dear fellow Rotarians,

I embarked on my road to Rotary thanks to George Campbell, a dear friend and mentor who taught me the importance of civic responsibility. My former boss saw a potential leader in me and I thank him for his guidance. After starting down that road, I met many other Rotarians walking the same path. They offered me their help, shared advice, and made sure I kept moving in the right direction.

 
 
                           
 

 
At the June 30 presidential roast and installation, the club received a surprise gift in honor of our new president Jim Russell.   Jim has written some thoughts members may wish to read....
 
 
Part of Rotary District 5060, we are club # 227 organized in 1921, and proud to be the flagship club of the Wenatchee valley. We hope you will visit our site, learn more about us, and come to a meeting as a guest of any member.  And please visit our Facebook page :  https://www.facebook.com/WenatcheeRotary
 
 
 
 
For the latest or recent club news, including upcoming speakers,click on the Archives menu above and select the desired weekly newsletter, "The Appleseed".
 
 
 
Wenatchee Rotary Club was chartered on February 1, 1921, the 815th club formed.  We are now known as club #227. Below is a copy of the original charter document.
 
 
 
 
Other Clubs
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.
     1. March 24, 1926 we sponsored Chelan Rotary Club.
     2. March 9, 1936, the Cashmere Club.
     3. February 21, 1948, the Ephrata Club.
     4. May 7, 1948, the Okanogan-Omak Club.
     5. December 16, 1948, the Grand Coulee Club.
     6. April 29, 1955, the East Wenatchee Club.
     7. April 1, 1969, the Wenatchee North Club.
     8. June 20, 1975, the Leavenworth Club.
     9. February 17, 1986, 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.
 
AUDIO FROM SOME RECENT PROGRAMS
VOICE RECORDINGS OF SPEAKERS HAVE BEEN MADE FROM A FEW RECENT MEETINGS.
August 4 - For our annual District Governor visit, ADG Carol Adamson (with husband Jim, former DG 2005-06) represented DG Vern Neilsen, unable to attend for health reasons.  To hear meeting highlights, including DG Vern's video greeting,  CLICK HERE.
July 28 - Trent Moyers fascinating update on Pangborn Airport -  CLICK HERE
To read about it on the Pangborn web site,  CLICK HERE.
ALSO....
 
IN MEMORIAM - Recent club losses.
August 06 -  Robert Scea, a dedicated member since 1963 and major foundation donor,  has passed away.    Obituary
 
Melissa Hernandez, July 15, 2016.  A valued member for 6 years before transferring to Omak in June with husband Jesus.
To read her touching memorial obituary on line,    Click here.
 
 
 
 
ROTARY EVENTS
 
September 12 -   Jim Adamson and Rob Tidd will lead a no-cost "Membership Matters" workshop for all our area clubs....6:00 - 8:30 PM at the Skillsource Bldg.  located at 234 N. Mission, near Shakti's.   Attendees are welcome to bring a sack dinner.  Water will be provided.   Notify Don Myers if you can attend.
 
 
District Conference 2017
The 2017 District Conference (April 27-30)  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. 
 
RLI North, Vernon, BC, Sept. 17, & Oct. 1 & 15;    Register here!
RLI South, Yakima, Sept. 24, & Oct. 8 & 22;  Register here!
 
Rotary International Convention 2017,
Atlanta, June 10-14 Register here!
 
 
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Website Sponsors
 
 
Speakers
Sep 01, 2016
Laura Helton/Jill Leonard
Make A Difference day
Sep 08, 2016
Mike Walker/Gil Sparks
PYBUS Update
Sep 15, 2016
Sep 22, 2016
Greg Franz/Kory Kalahar
WVC Athletics (off site, Westside HS)
Sep 29, 2016
Tim Hill/Jill Leonard
Wenatchee Wild (off site, Town Toyota Center)
Oct 06, 2016
Alphonso Lopez (3/16), Bryan Campbell (12/14)
Classification Talks (OFF SITE)
Oct 13, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
Carin Smith/Gil Sparks
FIDO Dog Park (OFF SITE)
Oct 27, 2016
Pete Van Well
Polio Plus
Nov 03, 2016
Steve Wright (8/15)
Classification Talk
Nov 10, 2016
Ford Barrett
Veterans' Day
Nov 17, 2016
Jim Adamson/Don Myers
Rotary Membership
Nov 24, 2016
No meeting
No meeting
Dec 01, 2016
Dec 08, 2016
Jim Russell
Annual Meeting/elections
Dec 15, 2016
D. Ferguson/S. Ballard
Christmas Party
Dec 22, 2016
J. Leonard/J. Smith
Auction Recipients
Dec 29, 2016
A. Petro
Youth Exchange
Jan 05, 2017
TBA
Classification Talks
Jan 12, 2017
TBA
TBA
Jan 19, 2017
Dr. Peter Rutherford/G. Sparks
State of Healthcare
Jan 26, 2017
Gil Sparks
Trust of Public Land
Feb 02, 2017
TBA
Classification Talks
Feb 16, 2017
Linda E Parlette/Sparks
Affordable Communities of Health
Feb 16, 2017
J. Leonard/J. Smith
Auction Wrapup
Feb 23, 2017
TBA
TBA
 
 
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