October 13 - The CASA program was introduced by club member Jessi Mendoza of Numerica (and who serves on the CASA ATEEM advisory board), who then introduced Arlene Grober, volunteer and training coordinator for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). She explained that the organization has served the region for 22 years, and currently assists more than 170 youth in Chelan and Douglas counties, 217 year to date, ages 0 – 18. “Every child who needs a CASA gets one.” There were many interesting guests and presentations, including an operatic aria by performing artist Mattawa-based opera tenor, José Iñiguez, guest of Norma Gallegos.
October 06 - At our offsite meeting held at Pybus Event Center, we heard an inspiring classification talk by a new member, Alfonso Lopez, principal of Lewis-Clark Elementary School and owner of the Paradise Restaurant in Wenatchee. He explained how he, a school teacher, immigrated here from Mexico many years ago to learn English, that he might return and teach it back in his homeland. To earn a living, he picked fruit and worked on a cattle ranch, and then became a teacher's aid which eventually led to his current position. He is a strong believer in bi-lingual education, which is good for the students, the community and nation. Gary Provo also spoke about planning for the upcoming "Building Communities" auction.
As a historical tid-bit, President Jim Russell reminisced about the suit sale fund-raisers held by the club years ago, when Rotary was a gentlemen’s organization of suit and tie wearers., and members sought to upgrade sartorial quality of the club. According to Marc Hemminger, the suit sale was an annual event from 1957 until the late seventies. In those days the club was made up of business men that wore suits to work every day. "My dad wore a suit, starched white shirt and tie and a fresh flower in his lapel (during the season) to work every day. Fred Nancekivell was a member of our club and he owned a dry cleaners. He would clean the suits at no charge. Then the club would have a sale and people could come by & look at the suits, try one on & buy it if they wanted. The leftover suits were saved until the next year’s sale."
September 29 -
Wenatchee WILD with Katie Lenerville
, Director of Sales and Marketing. See latest Appleseed for details; click main menu under Archives. To LISTEN
to this program, CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO
September 22 - WVC athletics, with Greg Franz and Kory Kalahar at Westside Highshool. See latest Appleseed for details; click main menu under archives.
September 15 - StageKids Washington
, with founder Michelle McCormick
. Through her excellent PowerPoint, we learned of the amazing theatrical achievements of its short 3-year life and also all about the program, its benefits and needs. But we were also entertained by 12 very talented kids. For the first time, we were able to create an amateur video of the entire 30-minute program. To see it, CLICK HERE
Thank you so much for letting Stage Kids come and perform. If you enjoyed just a sample of Stage Kids we'd love to have you come and see all 70 kids perform in our December 1st-3rd Production of "ELF". There are two ways you can do this: Visit the PAC box office on October 10 when tickets go on sale to the public and purchase a ticket to one of our shows... OR ..... Come to the By-Invitation-Only-Preview Show on Wednesday, November 30th. This is a fundraising event for Stage Kids. Dessert will be served and you will hear more about partnering financially with Stage Kids. If you would like more information about this fundraising event or would like to request an invite, please email Laura at
September 8 - "Pybus Market ... Reflections after 3 years", with Mike and JoAnn Walker along with Kristin Lodge & Steve Robinson. Read the Appleseed for details or listen from the link below. The excellent program opened with an introduction of our new Exchange Student, "Putter' from Thailand. Two new members were inducted, Laura Drew and David Olson, and memorably charged by PP Terry Sorom.
Former member Patti Hail (of Leavenworth Rotary) announced "Welcome Home" reception and ceremony at Pybus for ALL U.S. veterans serving 11/55 - May 15, 1975 (Viet Nam 50th anniversary), to be held 10/20/16, 2-4 PM. To attend, send email to JKCviceregent@gmail.com or call 509-699-3026. Event is sponsored by DAR, John Kendrick Chapter.
to the entire meeting program, CLICK HERE
- Make A Difference Day
with Laurel Helton
; "See a Need, Do a Good Deed
". Laurel was introduced by her sponsor Jill Leonard. To hear the audio of the entire program, CLICK HERE
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