January 14. Norma Gallegos honored by Wenatchee Diversity Advisory Council!
January 12. Gil Sparks sponsors Josh Jorgensen to discuss the past 50 years and the future of our excellent ski resort, Mission Ridge.
Josh presented an informative and entertaining overview of events and plans at Mission Ridge, and requested comments from the community, which can be submitted by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
For online audio podcast of the presentation, CLICK HERE
. Jim Russell
and Don Myers
led a discussion on club membership. Joe St. Jean presented a sample tool box centerpiece for the January 28 auction (photo below). Donations of tools are requested to fill them. Terry Sorom promoted the upcoming District Conference (register from this site or District 5060 site). Carmen Bossenbrock
took a group photo (below) of almost everyone. For more details, visit the on-line APPLESEED
. To listen to audio highlites, CLICK HERE
. Fascinating story in today's Wenatchee World (front page) about former member, Jack Evans
. CLICK HERE
. Andy Petro
gave an overview of Rotary's International Youth Exchange. Our current exchange student "Putter
" from Thailand presented an excellent PowerPoint about his home, family, and nation, accentuated by an entertaining video promoting Thailand. We also enjoyed a visit and greeting by our exchange student of 2004-2005 Axana Graf
. New member Dan Maher was inducted. To hear the complete audio, CLICK HERE
December 22. Heartfelt testimonies of how our auction benefits our community.
Jane Provo - Women's Resource Center (WRC)
Joe St. Jean - Scholarships awarded.
Phil Rasmussen - Rotary park plans for completion.
To hear the complete audio of the meeting.... CLICK HERE.
Results of annual election of officers are shown below current officers listing at left.
December 15. Annual Christmas Party, planned and organized by Daryl Ferguson and Scott Ballard. Food, fun, fellowship, and giving. President Jim acted as M/C in absence of Daryl who was incapacitated. We had many guests including lots of kids.
to an audio podcast of each segment of the meeting, CLICK HERE
1. Welcome and breaking news about Happy Elves and Lunch Buddies.
2. Thanking Jacquelin Stonas; also thank-you words from Major Frank of Salvation Army.
3. Eastmont HS Chamber Choir Concert - 4 of 7 selections
4. Trivia Game for the kids
5. Santa arrives and interviews the kids
Principal Alphonso Lopez of Lewis & Clark Elementary School spoke glowingly about the Lunch Buddies program (started by our own Linda Evans Parlette). To see his message to the school on their web site, click here - Lewis & Clark Elementary School
To see (on YouTube) one of the songs performed by the choir (and other songs), CLICK HERE.
. Annual meeting
. President Jim
discussed club goals and elections. Committees gave reports. The "Building Communities" auction was discussed. Look for more details in the Appleseed and a future posting. To view a summary of progress on club goals, CLICK HERE
. To listen to the 40 minute audio
podcast of this meeting CLICK HERE
In answer to 2 questions .....
1 - Members can access their RI Foundation (TRF) giving at the RI website by clicking this link
and performing normal login steps. The club foundation committee is considering a similar feature for the club foundation (WRF).
2. To see a list of former (inactive) members CLICK HERE
. These folks may be candidates for auction attendance.
For details of other recent meetings, see HOME PAGE NEWS below.