Club Information
Welcome to Wenatchee Rotary!
Wenatchee

Service Above Self since 1921

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Red Lion Hotel *
1225 N. Wenatchee Avenue
(At end of Pandemic)
Wenatchee, WA 98801
United States of America
Meetings currently are on ZOOM
* ALL MEETINGS VIRTUAL
     NOON Thursdays
Meeting ID  484 306 077
All friends of Rotary welcome!
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
Past President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership
The Rotary Foundation
President Nominee
Public Relations
Director 2023
Director 2021
Director 2022
Director 2022
Director 2023
Director 2021
Director 2022
Director 2021
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jerry Gibbons
    February 1
  • Mark McCants
    February 3
  • Barbara Walters
    February 7
  • Allan Galbraith
    February 16
  • David Parks
    February 20
  • Tom Everly
    February 20
  • Jill Leonard
    February 22
  • Charlie Miracle
    February 27
Join Date:
  • Garry Sparks
    February 1, 1983
    38 years
  • Gene Anderson
    February 1, 1965
    56 years
  • Marc Heminger
    February 1, 1978
    43 years
  • Tom McNair
    February 1, 1986
    35 years
  • Jon Magnus
    February 3, 2020
    1 year
  • Marriah Thornock
    February 5, 2015
    6 years
  • Jodi Gerber
    February 6, 2020
    1 year
  • Joe St. Jean
    February 6, 2014
    7 years
  • Rich Monroe
    February 6, 2020
    1 year
  • Sean Cooper
    February 6, 2020
    1 year
  • Muffy Rounds
    February 7, 2008
    13 years
  • Loren Stach
    February 15, 1968
    53 years
  • Meliesa Tigard
    February 20, 2020
    1 year
  • Angela Spies
    February 21, 2013
    8 years
  • Britt Dudek
    February 21, 2013
    8 years
 
 
 
100 YEARS!
On February 1, 2021, Wenatchee Rotary began our second century of service to the Wenatchee Valley and the world.  Celebrations will be announced soon.
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.  
 
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.
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
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Website Sponsors
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Teresa Bendito
Feb 25, 2021
Parque Padrinos
Paul Hessberg
Mar 04, 2021
Landscapes and Wildfires
Karen Francis-McWhite
Mar 11, 2021
Washington Business and Economic Developement
Luz Estrada
Mar 18, 2021
Triple Point Program
Jim Kuntz
Mar 25, 2021
Port of Chelan and Douglas County: After the Merger
Past Speakers
Monique Hammond
Feb 18, 2021
Hearing Loss, The Silent Epidemic
Keni Sturgeon
Feb 11, 2021
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center Strategic Plan
Kelli Scott
Feb 04, 2021
Classification Talks
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Former & Deceased Members
Click here to see an extensive list of former and deceased members, updated September 3, 2017.
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