WELCOME TO ROTARY CLUB

OF WENATCHEE, WA, USA

"Service Above Self"
         A Century of Service to the Wenatchee Valley and the World!       
            
 
 
     

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100 YEARS!
On February 1, 2021, Wenatchee Rotary began our second century of service to the Wenatchee Valley and the world.  More celebrations are in June and September.
ROTARY CLUB OF WENATCHEE, WA  USA
A non-profit corporation as of January 11, 2018
We are Club 227 of District 5060 and proud to be the flagship club of the Wenatchee Valley since Feb. 01, 1921, home club of Dr. Ed Cadman, Rotary International President, and a leader in the creation of Rotary's PolioPlus Initiative.  Dr. Cadman was president of Wenatchee Rotary 1962-63, PDG '68-69, RIP '85-86.  See the video of Dr. Cadman's year HERE.
 Click here to see a collection of Cadman photos.
 
Wenatchee Rotary Club - Stories and Events
SCHOLARSHIPS
This year, the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (WRF) awarded 15 scholarships totaling about $24,000, including funding from the new Carol Norton WSU Fund. The story was featured recently by NCW Life (video at right), and previously reported in Wenatchee World and our APPLESEED.
 
Carol Norton/WSU scholarship students:
      - Emma Ferrari-Zimmerman          
      - Maia Brown                                 
      - Rhett Goveia                             
 
Continuing Rotary scholarships:
       -Pablo Cortez Gomez
      - Guadalupe Almanza
      - Maria Guadalupa Navarro
      - Galilea Katrina Vasquez
      - Jessica Gutierrez Elias
      - Mariana Santos                           
      - Janeli Sanchez Villasenor            
      - Cesar Bedolla-Hurtado              
 
2020 Rotary Scholarships:
     - Jizzelle Torres Bazan
     - Amber Crocker
      - Ezekiel Tuchritter                       
      - Gabriela Alvarado

 
For World Polio Week -
Watch our own special Carmen Bossenbrock on  NCW Life TV October 22, 2019
 
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.  Read about the first year, including newspaper clippings HERE.  
Other Clubs and makeup options
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 and makeup opportunities, CLICK HERE ,  or visit another club meeting in District 5060 HERE.  
 
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.
See a recent list of all district clubs by charter date here.
 
IN MEMORIAM - Recent club losses.
To see a partial list of former members and recently-deceased members, with many photos and obituaries,  CLICK HERE.
Rotary's Monthly Themes
Each month, Rotary encourages clubs to focus on these areas.
 
August - Membership and New Club Development
September - Basic Education and Literacy
October - Economic and Community Development
November - Rotary Foundation
December - Disease Prevention and Treatment
January - Vocational Service
February - Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
March - Water and Sanitation
April - Maternal and Child Health
May - Youth Service
June - Rotary Fellowships
Club Information
Welcome to Wenatchee Rotary!
Wenatchee

Service Above Self since 1921

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Pybus Market Events
3 N. Worthen Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801
United States of America
Meetings currently are on ZOOM. Hybrid meetings begin April 1, 2021, with in-person gathering at Pybus Market Event Center. COVID rules apply.
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Member Birthdays:
  • Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
    May 2
  • Lorien Clemens
    May 9
  • Dave Gellatly
    May 12
  • Ruth Esparza
    May 15
  • William Monnette
    May 15
  • Susan Albert
    May 17
  • Bill Murray
    May 18
  • Brett Riley
    May 18
  • Ralph Jiminez
    May 23
  • Kory Kalahar
    May 27
  • Carmen Bossenbrock
    May 29
  • Sean Cooper
    May 29
  • Tom Ross
    May 29
  • Tyler Mickey
    May 29
Join Date:
  • Dave Gellatly
    May 1, 1978
    43 years
  • John Simmons
    May 9, 2019
    2 years
  • Rachel Evey
    May 9, 2019
    2 years
  • Carin Smith
    May 17, 2018
    3 years
  • Dawn Davies
    May 19, 2011
    10 years
  • Leslie Freytag
    May 20, 1997
    24 years
  • Len Singhose
    May 30, 2002
    19 years
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Don Seabrook
May 20, 2021
Great Photographs of the World
Ruth Dagg
May 27, 2021
The Sister Connection
Rich Monroe
Jun 03, 2021
Classification Talk
Brier Dudley
Jun 10, 2021
Saving the Free Press
Dr. Paul Gordon
Jun 17, 2021
Update from the Wenatchee School District
To be Announced
Jun 24, 2021
Presidential Roast
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Jill Leonard
May 13, 2021
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation
Rufus Wood-Eidene Wall
May 06, 2021
North Central Education Service District Foundation
Dr. Brandon Peters
Apr 29, 2021
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Click here to see an extensive list of former and deceased members, updated September 3, 2017.
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