Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of June 21, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 51   
June is Rotary Fellowships month.
  • FRIEND-RAISER - 2018
Led by president Don Myers
President Don Myers will review the events and accomplishments of his Rotary year which ends on June 30, 2018.  Don has promised prizes.  Will there be a Word of the Year?
Don't forget, we will honor Don next week, June 28, at our final meeting of this Rotary year, as we have a special gathering at the beautifully-remodeled Pybus Event Center.  Don't miss the fun!
Greeters & Cashiers. Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM. 
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Next week -  Wenatchee Rotary Year-End Celebration at PYBUS
See other important future program details below.
    WEEK IN REVIEW, 6/14/18 -  Club Foundation - Annual Meeting   
President Don Myers presiding. 
President Don introduced Tom Ross, President of Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (WRF) who called the 2018 annual meeting of the WRF to order, proclaiming "As members of this club, we are all [WRF] members.  Our primary mission is to support education in the greater Wenatchee area by awarding scholarships and grants to worthy students. 
The activities of the Foundation are focused on increasing awareness of [WRF] among the members and the community so that the funds of the foundation can be increased through giving." 
Tom introduced the Board of Directors:  Ruth Esparza, Heidi Myers, Susan Albert, Bill Monette, Dee Curcio, Jay Smith, Alice Meyer, Joe St. Jean and P/E Pete VanWell. 
Heidi provided a treasury report;  she will email copies to those who request it.
Ruth Esparza led the election of [WRF] Board Members.  Through a unanimous ballet, the members elected Alice Meyer, Bill Monnete and Joe St.Jean to serve another term.
Joe St. Jean reviewed history of the [WRF] and scholarships awarded using a descriptive PowerPoint.  The Foundation pays about $20,000 per year and scholarships are based on the tuition cost at Wenatchee Valley Collage at about $4,800 per year.  Scholarships are awarded on GPA, leadership and family education opportunities. The scholarships are renewable if the student is making good progress.  Joe gave a brief bio and impressive updates of several students who have benefited from scholarships.
Heidi Meyers honored Beth and Dennis Dobbs as generous donors to our Foundation.  Beth’s father was a lifetime Rotarian with Lakewood Rotary and would be very proud of the family’s work today.  Non-Rotarians, owners of Horan Estates Winery, they were recognized for their community service and generous gifts to WRF including auction items, auction purchases, and family foundation donations. They were awarded Paul Scea pins. Jim Corcoran thanked them for their $20,000 donation to improve the Concourse-Entrance at the WVC baseball park, which benefits his Applesox.
Susan Albert generously offered to match any donations made today up to $500.  According to official minutes, the total given or pledged today was $5,590!
Listen - Program AUDIO.
Tom Ross Ruth Esparza Heidi Myers
Joe St. Jean Heidi w/Beth and Dennis Dobbs Susan Albert
Respectfully Submitted by Dawn Davies (minor edits by the secretary).
President Don announced the names of the three first women that joined our district in 1987.  Judy Conner joined in Sept 1987, Dr. Kathleen Ross (from Toppenish) also joined in Sept 1987 and Carmen Bossenbrock joined in Dec 1987.  Of the 3 first women in the district, two are from our own club and still actively involved.  This is highlighted in the District newsletter "Fifty Sixty News" this week.
Don also mentioned --
  • the graduation at WestSide HS graduation that night,
  • the Van Doren ceremony at ScoutaVista on Saturday, and
  • next week's meeting with prizes.
Bill Murray highlighted the End-of-Year meeting/celebration at Pybus on June 28 and encouraged all members to attend.  "Two Chefs" are providing the food, Jones Winery, the wine.
Gary Provo spoke about the July-14 "Friend-Raiser" and requested volunteers sign up to help with setup or tear-down.  Sign ups will continue.
Mike Kintner talked about a 30 second elevator speech for Rotary.  Examples Mike gave were his pride in being part of a service-minded group who serve our community, our youth, leading the eradication of polio, helping put clean water in Haiti, partner to with Westside HS, Rotary Park, lunch buddies, exchange students, scholarships. In total, Mikes “elevator speech” was actually about 2 1/2 minutes. Mike made a plea for each member to give at least $50 to support the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation.
Word of the week: "Quotidian", Something that occurs daily (Dee knew the meaning because it is the same in Italian). 

Jim Corcoran
Bill Murray
Mike Kintner offers a toast?
Respectfully Submitted by Dawn Davies (minor edits by the secretary).
New-member proposal - The board has approved the application of Kay Gilbert, Community volunteer, proposed by Gil Sparks.
June 23-27 - RI Event
RI Convention - Toronto
June 28 - End of Club Year
President Appreciation (PYBUS)
July 14 Friend-Raiser
Wine & Food Gala, Warm Springs Inn
"Wine Down by the Riverside"
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Boneventure, Montreal PQ
October 26 - 28 - District Event
Fall Assembly/AG Training
Lake Chelan - Campbell Resort
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" AUCTION
We appreciate all of our sponsoring merchants & businesses.
For complete details, see our web site.
  • Alpine Aire H&C
  • CARPET ONE/Inside Design
  • Cashmere Valley Bank
  • CliftonLarsonAllen, CPA
  • Colonial Vista, assisted living
  • Confluence Health
  • Eagle Transfer
  • Edward Jones Investing
  • EXpress Employment Professionals
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • Humane Society of WV
From the head table
Don Myers
member photo
Legacy – “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past”   (not the word of the week – I know you know this one)
We experienced a lot in the way of legacies today.  Money given from the foundation to a panel of incredibly worthy scholars; local projects that make us proud of our participation; the trust shown us by the contributions of generous community members.
Historian Marc Heminger told me that our foundation began in the 1950’s when a local Rotarian left his house on Cherry Street to the club; the refurbishment and sale of that house was the beginning of almost 70 years of legacies given back to the community.
What will your legacy be?  Thanks to all who demonstrated confidence in our foundation by your gifts today; if you didn’t pledge, will you join us?  Or will you invest in the life of a Wenatchee HS or Westside HS student as a mentor?  Will you encourage a Lewis & Clark student as a lunch buddy?  Or it might be your life as a role model to a young employee, neighbor or family member.  One way or another, we all want to know that we have made an impact on the world around us.  There’s lots of time for each of us to do just that.  As Rotarians, as people.  Thanks for your legacy. 
We are excited about our 2018 Friend-Raiser, a fun-filled evening by the river.  Don't miss it!
Get tickets at a meeting, or online .
End Polio Now/Club 60 - Approximate totals collected:
Goal this Rotary year = $4,000, or $12,000 with Gates Foundation 2-for-1 match (20,040 lives saved).  Donations by club members on June 14 = $20.10 thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $4290 or $12,870 with the Gates match.  This equates to 21493 lives saved.   Thanks to Gil Sparks, this amount will increase by about $400 due to Gil donating his raffle winnings June 1.
Donated by the public on World Polio Day = $2675.

Website/Appleseed Want-ads
For members willing to learn or assist in web site maintenance or Appleseed production, the secretary will gladly accept help or relinquish control of these functions.
1. Be contact person for inquiries
2. Photo Carousel
3. Events List
4. Rotary Park page
5. Membership changes, etc.
6. Appleseed production
7. Club History
Jun 21, 2018
Year in Review (with prizes!)
Jun 28, 2018
Peaceful Transfer of Power (at Pybus)
Jul 05, 2018
International Convention Overview
Jul 12, 2018
Parkside Mental Health
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Club Foundation
The mission of the wenatchee Rotary Foundation (WRF) is to improve educational opportunities for citizens living in the greater Wenatchee area.  Funding is through immediate and deferred giving from current and past club members.  Each club member in good standing id also a member of WRF.
Officers:   President, Tom Ross;   VP, Jay Smith;   Treasurer, Heidi Myers; Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Board Members:   Joe St. Jean,   Ruth Esparza, Alice Meyer, Susan Albert, Dee Curcio, Pete Van Well (ex officio)
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