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October 08, 2020      Volume LXX - # 15

October is Rotary's Economic and Community Development Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
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THIS WEEK : Stuff-A-Sackpack - ZOOM #29
(Thursday at noon, ZOOM; Details below)
Secretary Frank has been sending reminder text messages using Group messaging.  Reply 'STOP' when you don't want these anymore, or email Frank HERE if you are not getting them.
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    WEEK IN REVIEW -  October 01, 2020 (ZOOM #28)      
   Part 1 - Program:  Classification Talks
See ZOOM edited video  HERE[password=  #14october01Classification ]
1. Videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.   Previous APPLESEED.
2. Get audio only here for Cooper ..... Michelson.   
Two classification talks were presented, first by Sean Cooper, then Matthew Michelson.
Sean joined the club February 6, 2020; he was sponsored and introduced by Garry Sparks.  Sean is the President and CCO of Fit Financial Consulting LLC and best-selling author of “The Truth About Investing:  Back to Basics”. 
He attained his MBA with a focus in finance from the University of Colorado and his BSBA with a major in finance from the University of Denver. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designations.  Sean enjoys spending time with his wife, Anastasia, and two lops, Beast and Belle.  In his free time, he tries to do as much hiking, SCUBA diving, traveling, and reading as he can.  Some key dates in his timeline:  Born in 1987, became a certified financial planner in 2016, married Anastasia in 2017.  He grew up in Morten, WA.  Some of his images are shown below help illustrate his story.  He also showed a video of a recent scuba adventure, finding a huge eel.
L to R - Sean's dad, mom, brother, wife
Anastasia, brother-in-law and sister.
At home with wife and 2 pet rabbits
L to R - Matthew snoozing with "Beast",
dancing at wedding, scuba diving, at the beach with friends
Matthew Michelson was sponsored and introduced by PP Pete Van Well.  
Matthew joined the club November 7, 2019.  He is proud to be the Food Service and On- Premise Area Sales Manager at Swire Coca-Cola, USA, which produces, sells and distributes Coca-Cola and other beverages in 13 states across the American West, including parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  He has worked for Swire about 12 years, starting at the bottom.  Born in Bremerton, he graduated from Omak High School in 2005 and attended Wenatchee Valley College. He has one older sister Sara, and younger brother Joshua.  Growing up he enjoyed playing outdoor sports. and basketball.   Some of his images shown below help to illustrate his story.



See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
  • President Kory Kalahar opened the ZOOM meeting to 36 members with Thomas Everly as ZOOM host.  As usual, Raz provided a flag for the pledge.  
  • Important guest.  Welcome Phil Schultz, Exec. Director, Wenatchee Rescue Mission!
  • FELLOWSHIP (continuing).   Members are encouraged to join a small group of retired Rotarians meeting at Walla Walla Point Park each Friday morning at 9:30-10:30, at the parking lot nearest TTC. You will need lawn chair and your favorite coffee.
  • FELLOWSHIP (special).  Several great events are happening this month.....
    • Rose' at the Rose’s; - Monday October 12th on the patio from 5-7; signup with Jill HERE.  Bring your preferred wine/beverage, food will be provided.
    • Halloween at the Meyers'; get scary at Alice and Tim's orchard in Quincy, 10/31 (5-8 PM).  More later. Save the date.
    • Virtual Beer Tasting.  Made in Wenatchee: Wenatchee Valley Brewing Virtual Beer Tasting Event. October 14, 7-8 PM.  $40 pp.  Click HERE for info and registration; a joint project with the Museum.
  • ProjectsRich Peters is seeking more volunteers to help with many improvement projects at Rotary Park on Make-a-Difference Day October 24 (3rd Saturday).  See email blast of 10/02. 
  • Help for tribal fire victims.  River Warrior Society is coordinating site cleanup for fire victims. 10/1 - 10/4.
  • District 5060 COVID GrantA second COVID support grant for $1000 was available; we re-applied and CVCH has been granted another $1K reimbursement check for more PPE!
  • WORLD POLIO DAY. (Oct. 24).   PPPPete Van Well reminded us of plans to observe the occasion again this year to include a silent auction with Auto-Mocha as a sponsor, matching each donation up to $1,000 (which means each dollar becomes $6 with the Gates match).   There will be prizes (Treats/No tricks) for the top donations, including 4 dozen cupcakes from Jodi Gerber.  We hope E. Wenatchee joins us on this.  More later. 
  • YMCA Annual Meeting.  October 6, noon.   To attend, contact Dorry Foster here:  
  • Pandemic Bike Ride.  Rescheduled to October 3.  We wish Ken, Allan, and Jay our best.
  • Beatrice at Colchuck.  Repeated if you missed it.   We would like to add any photos of her to a new dedicated site page, as well as other past RYE students.  See photos/info below.
  • Stupid Stuff by Kory.   See below
  • Would You Rather?   Would you rather be constantly hungry no matter how much you eat or would you rather be constantly tired no matter how much sleep you get daily?  (Note - only 25 images can be seen)
Gene Anderson was a Cougar, not a Husky.  
Gene threatened to accuse the secretary of being a Tar Heel.
Kory tried to be part of a rock band in his 30s, but decided it was stupid in light of his very busy life.  The band was named "Rough Start.  Not the smartest thing to do when I was teaching full time, working on my admin certification, waiting tables at Bob’s Classic two nights a week, and raising my three children. was fun!"
The meeting of October 01 was hosted by Thomas Everly.
Attendance list:  Scroll to bottom
Guest:  Phil Schultz, Exec. Director, Wenatchee Rescue Mission
Phil has asked about membership
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)
Before returning home to Italy, Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student Beatrice Sandrini was treated to a hike at Lake Colchuck with two of our members, Bryan Campbell and Allan Galbraith.
To see the entire amazing collection, CLICK HERE, to reach a new site page, then click the "slide show" button for best effect.  If you have other photos with her to add, send them to secretary Frank HERE.  Frank would also like to create more site pages with photos of previous RYE students.
Note to Beatrice and other prior exchange students:   get yours posted also.
 October 08 - STUFF-A-SACKPACK      
With Chelsea Lenker
Chelsea Lenker is a Wenatchee native who started Wenatchee Valley Stuff-a-Sackpack based on a need she saw at Solomon’s Porch.
The goal of the Project is to reach out to local homeless, high-risk & in-need teen students during the holidays to let them know they matter and have not been forgotten by their community.  Top priorities of each year's main event are to:  invite locals to "Stuff-a-Sackpack" with practical, fun and non-perishable food items as well as a handwritten card of encouragement.  In addition, warm clothing & essential needs of teens are met as much as possible. Stuff-a-Sackpack was started in 2014 as an outreach for 80 teens at Solomon’s Porch and has evolved into partnerships with 5 local schools: Wenatchee High School, WestSide High School, Eastmont High School, Eastmont Junior High School & Wenatchee Valley Tech Center.
 October 15 - DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION       
With Linda Haglund

We are here to strengthen and enrich the downtown Wenatchee experience.

We are cheerleaders for local small businesses, defenders of our historic downtown, promoters of local culture and ringleaders of those who will help us! The Wenatchee Downtown Association is a non-profit organization that believes implicitly in the value of each individual’s contribution, whether it be financial contributions, great ideas or hours spent volunteering.


Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored our 2020 auction

or newly-added this Rotary year.

Two photographers, one passion!
(509) 884-2911
By Appointment Only
Weddings & Engagements
Senior and family portraits
Events & Commercial
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 Pros
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • Humane Society of WV
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Friday January 15, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1991 - 1992
Marc Heminger
Year-end membership - 178.  The club hosted District 5060 TRF dinner, and begun preparations for a World Community Service project in Honduras under direction of Dr. Terry Sorom.
View our list of ALL past presidents HERE.
View our pictorial list of deceased members HERE.
Watch the 75th anniversary video HERE.   Plan to be part of the 100-year celebration Gala to be held Friday January 15, 2021, COVID permitting.
Watch the video of Ed Cadman's year as RI President HERE
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
   Future meetings TBA
   Friday January 15, 2021
   5-9 PM
   Centennial Gala

   May 13 - 16, 2021
   District Conference,
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2020-21:
      Kory Kalahar
Pres. Elect: 
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Nominee:
     Jill Leonard
Pres. Designate:    TBD
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Jim Brink
Marilee Rounds
Thomas Everly
Trisha Johnson
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 is also a member of WRF.
President, Jill Leonard;
VP, Tom Ross
Treasurer, Tyler Mickey;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Committee Chairs :
   Scholarship - Joe St. Jean;
  Legacy Society  - Susan Albert;
   Events - Mark Kulaas.
Board Members: 
    Shannon Sims, Jay Smith
Pres. Elect (ex officio)

TRF Chair: Dan Rodgers
Attendance October 01  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
1 Barrett   Galbraith   Peters
2 Bossenbrock   Jinneman   Provo
3 Brink   Kalahar   Rasmussen
4 Clifton   Kendall   Robertson
5 Cooper   Kintner   Ross
6 Corcoran   McCart   Rounds
7 Davies   McNair   Smith, C
8 De Robles   Mendoza   Sparks
9 Dudek   Meyer   Sparks, Gil
10 Everly   Michelsen   St. Jean
11 Foster   Nelson   Stach
12 Freytag   Parlette   Van Well
Oct 08, 2020
Stuff a SackPack
Oct 15, 2020
Downtown Association
Oct 22, 2020
Legacy Giving/Society
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