Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of September 27, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 13
  September is Basic Education & Literacy Month  
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always welcome to greet.
Schedule changes are made for new members.
Charlie Miracle Bill Monnette Bill Murray Mark McCants
Future Weeks Ahead  
1. Miracle Nakata Leonard McCants
2. Miracle P. Nelson Jinneman Ferguson
3. E. Nelson D. Myers H. Myers Jiminez
4. Noah      D. Myers H. Myers Noyd
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[Dawn Davies won the right to be
sponsor of the month by winning the
trivia quiz for Sept. 13.]
MENU - Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Jello Dessert, coffee service.
See other important future program details below.

Don't miss our special LEGACY Program this week!
Guests may register here or RSVP.
Members register here.


     THIS WEEK - Wenatchee Rotary Legacy   
   Engaging! Our Legacy program should touch each Wenatchee Rotarian in a special way. Past President Rich Peters will be the Master of Ceremonies. Past Presidents Terry Sorom and Judy Conner will discuss our history of community participation and charitable giving. Relatively new member Marriah Thornock will introduce you to Jim Wade, a prominent fruit producer, who joined the club in 1956 and whose family's favorite Rotary program was the Youth Exchange program. Another newer member, Jon Volyn, will present the story of Dr. Al Stojowski to  the membership.  Doctor Stojowski joined the club in 1961. He was not only a highly respected surgeon and noted participant in the local music theater, but also our Rotary Club president and district governor. We look forward with great anticipation to hearing the stories and observations of these two Wenatchee Rotarians.
In keeping with our Club's community and charitable activities, the program’s finale will be the recognition of the Berry and Names families who recently made significant gifts to the new picnic pavilion at Rotary Park. This new shelter will relieve the unfilled demand for family and group dining facilities in the park.
Your Legacy committee says "Don’t miss this meeting!"

    WEEK IN REVIEW, 9/20 - NCW Library w/Barbara Walters      
Barbara was given a well-stated introduction by new member Lorien Clemens.  She was recently named Executive Director of the library system.  She had been serving as acting director since June 2017, and was appointed by the NCRL Board of Trustees on July 13. 
She gave a tour of the very informative, extensive library system website (  Below are a few highlights.  Click here to listen to complete podcast AUDIO.
Questions: How many items can you have checked out at once?  100.
How many items are available?  More than 700,000.
Are there any late fees?  No.
Is there a charge to have items mailed to you?  No.
  ("We were Amazon before there was Amazon.)
Can you download digital books, magazines, and more?  Yes.
  (Even the New York Times, Consumer Reports, etc.)
Everything is free. There are hundreds of magazines and many on-line resources, such as Hoopla (movies, like Netflix for Libraries), (similar to YouTube), Rosetta Stone (language learning), Overdrive (ebooks & audio books), parent & teacher resources, and more.  Paper-book loans are increasing.
There are many programs, and partnerships with other organizations and businesses, including the popular Author Visit program; the next visit is by Dar Williams Oct. 2-6. 
The big secret is the upcoming visit by Tara Westover on her book, "Educated".
This system covers the largest geographical area in Washington state, and possibly in the nation.  The budget is $12 million, of which 97% is derived from taxes.  
The capital campaign has raised over $1.3 million of the $1.5 million goal, mostly from community donations; ground-breaking should begin soon on capital improvements.  Other grant applications are in process.  Barbara hopes to host a Rotary night at the library soon after the upgrades are done.  
Her favorite quote:  "Libraries remain unique among public services because of their commitment to free access, community focus, high level of use, and individuals can participate voluntarily in the services they provide."
Most of our guests were youth, including Willow, WHS Interact Publicity & Newsletter Coordinator, recent outbound exchange student Marcus and sister Isabel with Camryn.   Inbound student Chloe (R, Belgium) spoke briefly about her experiences.
At the male end of the head table were Chuck Jinneman, & Tom Arnold.  Many brags were begun by Mark McCants (for his 40th class reunion) and Alice Meyer for her job promotion to chief secretary at the reclamation district.
Joe St. Jean promoted the food distribution by Second Harvest on Friday, and the Camp Zanika project on Oct. 27, to make improvements to the Rotary Cabin on Make-a-Difference Day.  [See "Just-so-'ya-know" below]
Auction notes - $200 raised by donations to ensure Jay Smith is fully dressed for the auction ($50 each for Laurel, Tyler, Don, Bob).  This completes the pledge.
Gary Provo - Young Professionals Week is next week by Downtown Association;  we are being permitted to recruit.  We have a table and display on Wednesday at 4 pm at the PAC.  Gary would like some help.  See  Wenatchee World story
Sue Rose's Fellowship event was great as was the new-member breakfast.  Those who missed it were fined $1; Pete says all members will be fined if you don't have fun.  Unfortunately, Mark was given the wrong date.
Pete displayed a letter from former member Don Elfving.
Claudia DeRobles proudly bragged that daughter Yvette entered into a contest, #idolchallenge, on twitter with a dance video. She learned the choreography from BTS, Korean pop music band, music video. Yvette was selected among the top 30 winners from over 80 thousand entries. BTS created a new music video on YouTube with their song IDOL which includes a collaboration with Nicki Minaj, well known female rapper. The video has over 30 million views. Look for Yvette at the very end. She is wearing black and white colors. She may not have a big part but what 16 yr old can say they were on a music video with BTS and Nicki Minaj?
Frank Clifton was proud to announce that three of his local grand kids will have good roles in Les Miserables in January at Eastmont High School - Caleb, Whitney, and MaryElise (the girls are not in high school yet but younger kids are needed for some parts).
Ford Barrett announced some of the details of the Legacy program for next week.  Many past Rotarians have been invited and all of us are encouraged to invite others.
Allan Galbraith won this week's trivia quiz, by answering all of the questions.  He chose to receive 100 PHF points. We will be awarding 100 points per month for winning the competition.
All members were invited to the board meeting, reminding that all new members are required to attend a board meeting.
President Pete's good news stories.  The good news  - 94 year-old local hero Bob Williams,  Long Grove, Iowa likes to give away chocolate bars all around town.   Hershey Co. is honoring the candy man with a lifetime supply and is featuring him in a promotion.
The Great newsCarmen Bossenbrock is happy that she is now able to walk and put weight on her broken leg.  She will be happy to see any guests at Regency.  She hopes to be home by Nov. 1.
Immediate Opportunity to give, we are collecting funds “now” to offset expenses going out now.
Jay Smith has committed to wear a Tuxedo the night of the auction if at least $1,000 is donated.  There are a few who have committed, this is a reminder that those funds could be used now, don’t wait. If you would like to donate to see a rare occasion happen, there is still time to donate.  $650 has been collected, but he still needs $350.
Sponsorships – there are places for major sponsorships with great brand recognition and advertising and Silent auction sponsorships. We have a special item that we are looking to have sponsored so that everyone can get their pictures taken at this fabulous event.
There are 34 Table Sponsorships available.
Interested in getting your sponsorship or table reserved now?  Contact Doug Button;   See Sponsorship Flyer .
The ease of checking out the night of the auction is a primary concern. We have a website that everyone will go to and register before the auction and buy your dinner tickets. More Information to come.
Please write out all donation checks, money orders, beneficiary to“Wenatchee Rotary Foundation”.
Don’t wait, the Time is Now to start donating!
(Photos by Chris Albert, Susan's nephew)
This past week the 100 lbs of Children's Books collected by the Wenatchee High School Interact Club and supported by Wenatchee Rotary have arrived in Tonga.  The Peace Corp Volunteer Kelsi Finney was very excited to show her students the books and let each of them take one home.  The rest will be used to help teach reading on the remote Atol in the Principality of Tonga.  The Rotary of Tonga was instrumental in seeing that we did not have to pay duty on the books.  Many of our members helped with miles so that Chris Albert could travel with the books and deliver them safe and sound.  It was a 17 hour trip with one lost day on the way over.  But the faces of the children and their parents was well worth the effort. Good effort by all.  Kelsi will be with us for a program in December (hopefully with Chris).
This kind of project keeps our local students personally aware of the larger world and their opportunity to help in remote parts of the world.   - Susan Albert

    Just so ‘ya know…  Community Outreach in action    
Last Friday, members of Wenatchee Rotary helped distribute food to more than 80 families through the 2nd Harvest Mobile Pantry.  
Pictured are left to right – Chuck Jinneman, Joel Lhamon, Gary Provo, Dick Reed, and Joe St.Jean.    
We each helped in various ways. We all bagged potatoes, then Chuck became the soup guy while Joel and Gary handed out bags of apples and potatoes.  Dick was the ‘wheel man’ for helping folks get food to their cars, and Joe doled out wonderful-tasting watermelons. It was a fun morning and very rewarding. Stay tuned for the next opportunity, which is scheduled for October 11th.
Joe St. Jean.  (#9 in series) 
September 27
Wenatchee Rotary Legacy Event
October 26 - 28 - District Event
Lake Chelan - Campbell Resort
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" AUCTION
May 2-5, 2019
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
End Polio Now/Club 60:  
Our ambitious goal has been set by President Pete at $10,000 ($192 per week!).
We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation; since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.
Donations by club members on Sept. 20 = $46.17 thus bringing our total $485 or $1455 with the Gates match.  This equates to 2430 lives saved. Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2018-19:
     Pete Van Well
Pres. Elect: 
     Mike Kintner
Pres. Nominee:
     Kory Kalahar
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Joe St. Jean
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
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.
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,
Pres. Elect (ex officio)
Sep 27, 2018
Oct 04, 2018
2018 Election
Oct 11, 2018
Oct 18, 2018
Port of Chelan County
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