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November 19, 2020      Volume LXX - # 21
November is Rotary Foundation Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
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THIS WEEK : History, CF of NCW, Beth Stipe - ZOOM #34
(Thursday at noon, ZOOM; Details below)
Who should be the Wenatchee business or non-profit of the year? 
VOTE HERE in the Chamber of Commerce survey, deadline TODAY November 16!
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    WEEK IN REVIEW -  November 12, 2020 (ZOOM #33)      
   Part 1 - Program:  WASHINGTON FARM BUREAU
See ZOOM edited video  HERE[password =  #18november12davis ]
1. Videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.  Each begins with "10 things about..." 
2. Previous APPLESEED (Nov 12)
3. Get audio only HERE.
  November 12 - WASHINGTON FARM BUREAU     
With Tom Davis & Breanne Elsey
The speaker was introduced by Britt Dudek.
Impacts of COVID-19 on Washington’s farmers and ranchers
Dr. David Kohl, economist from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, believes the effects of the pandemic likely to continue until Spring 2022.
Many farmers have had to scramble to change how they operated their farms and sold their livestock and crops due to the changing market conditions brought on by the pandemic.
Food Supply Chain overview
The US has two relatively distinct supply chains
  1. One that supplies grocery stores (30% of industry), and
  2. One that supplies the food service industry (70% of industry). This sector was most impacted.
The food supply chain has largely remained intact with ongoing shortages of certain items. Farmers whose main markets were food service, restaurants, Las Vegas casinos, cruise ships, etc, were most impacted. These farmers were most helped by the new programs funded by Congress and implemented by USDA. CARES Act funding provided some relief through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and the Paycheck Protection Program. The Farmers to Families Food Box Program was likely the most important federal program to small and medium sized farms in our state. It provided a critical replacement source for fresh produce grown this year that in the past would have gone to restaurants and food service and provided food boxes to food banks to meet the growing need for food.
The actual farm economy remains depressed nationally, and without the ongoing support from Congress and the administration, farmers, ranchers, rural communities and the businesses they support would be in an even worse financial position.
PPE Mandates
During shutdown, several mandates were put into place that impacted every business sector at a significant cost to employers. The PPE mandate is one that continues to be a struggle to procure and afford. 
Farm Bureau was fortunate in that we were able to work out a temporary deal with the Governor’s office that supplied over 50,000 gallons of hand sanitizer and about 700,000 masks to Washington’s farmers and ranchers.
Every indication from LNI shows that they are not willing to consider a lessening of restriction until at least June 2021.
I’m not sure how much the government plans to assist business in the future, but I know we all need to be preparing as best we can for the long haul.
WA Farm Bureau has had the great fortune of developing a working relationship with Commissioners Kevin Overbay and Doug Englund. Both of these gentlemen have gone to great lengths to use their federally acquired COVID funds to assist in the support of local agriculture as well as the general business economy. Through their leadership, they’ve developed a first-class IQ facility for COVID quarantines, as well as allocated funds for PPE, and meal support for the elderly and other vulnerable populations. Our regular communications have included members of Congresswoman Kim Schrier’s office and resulted in federal assistance to growers in both Chelan and Douglas counties. Kudos to these commissioners in their tireless service to their counties. 
AG overtime lawsuit
On Nov. 5, the WA State Supreme Court ruled against DeRuyter Dairy stating that the legislature did not have the authority under the WA State Constitution to offer an overtime exemption under the Minimum Wage Act. This decision could likely have an impact on the broader business community as many industries currently have overtime exemptions, i.e. real estate agents, salespeople, railway workers, vessel employees, elected officials, movie producers, and more. If you are employed in one of these industries, this case would be worth following as it continues to move through appeal and possibly the legislature.
Farm Bureau is a grassroots volunteer advocacy organization representing the social and economic interests of farm and ranch families at the local state and national levels.
Tom Davis is the Director of Government Relations for the Washington Farm Bureau. His lobbying responsibilities include budget, taxes, agriculture, fish and wildlife, and natural resources. 
Breanne Elsey is the Associate Director of Government Relations at Washington Farm Bureau and focuses on labor, transportation, carbon and general agriculture policy. 



See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
President Kory Kalahar opened the November 12th ZOOM meeting to about 44 members.
Scroll to bottom to view attendance.  After the pledge of allegiance to our magnificent American flag, Kory read a letter from senator Maria Cantwell honoring our military veterans (Nov. 11 is Veterans' Day).
Allan Galbreath reported on the Nov 11 project at Wenatchee Foothills for CD Land Trust with Interact Club members to plant native shrubs inside deer enclosures at the future Broadview Trailhead. He thanked several Rotarians (with guests) for showing up to help. They included Rachel, Ricardo, Carin, Ken, Jordan, Mike, and Allan.  Another planting is expected in a few weeks. Everyone had fun in spite of the cold.   Jessica Kendall expressed her sincere appreciation to all, especially Allan who spearheaded this work party.  At right is Jessica's thank-you note from CDLT.  To see the full size card, click HERE or on the image.

Special Guest:   Ray Dobbs, former member, now in the Chelan Rotary, has recently relocated to East Wenatchee.  Linda Parlette happily offered to sponsor him.

Chelan Club need.  - widow with amazing things - possible auction. Mary Horne - in need of a storage place for the meantime to sort the goods and auction for a couple of months. Could be a barn or the like - dry and clean-ish!  Contact Kory HERE.  

Fellowship.  Another fun fellowship opportunity has been made possible by the amazing Wenatchee Valley Museum - Made in Wenatchee Chocolate Tasting by Yeti; Nov. 19, 7-8PM.  $30.  

Chamber awards.   Who should be the Wenatchee business or non-profit of the year? 

VOTE HERE in the Chamber of Commerce survey, deadline November 16!

Cards for Chelsea.  Kory repeated Chelsea's request for volunteers to help write the cards of encouragement which go into the sack packs.  Several members volunteered.  Contact Kory HERE if you wish to help....

Chelsea says - "One way your group could make a collective impact is to write cards of encouragement.  We will randomly put at least one card into each sackpack with inspiring messages, personal stories that relate to teenage struggles (all of kinds), “don’t give up,” holiday wishes, etc.  Whether on card stock, holiday cards or lined paper in a standard envelope is at the discretion of whoever is writing each card.  The only guidelines are that no effort to directly contact teens be made through the correspondence.   One person can do multiple cards, invite their family members of all ages to participate also, have a card-writing party with a group, etc.  These cards are a very important part of Stuff-a-Sackpack & I will accept as many as you can collect, if you are interested.  I would like to have all cards by December 1st.  If this is something that you or others would like to participate in, please let me know or email me with questions at any time. "

  • Cougar Gold Cheese.  Repeating.  To order your Cougar Gold Cheese or have questions,   contact either:  Garry Sparks Wenatchee Rotarian – 679-5653 –;  or  Janice Lawell, wenatchee Central Lions – 663-6204 –   Price - $30.
  • Leavenworth Rotary Auction.  It's the "give thanks" auction online;  go HERE!   Bidding begins at noon, Nov. 14.  They have some amazing items.
  • Pybus Bistro special.  Repeating.   Chicken on the Run promo video on Confluence's Facebook page:  On November 18th you can order the chicken dinner at Pybus Bistro and have it delivered to your car by a Rotarian. Confluence fund raiser! $36.    Pybus Bistro is doing the cooking and Confluence Rotarians will be delivering your food to you curbside. The meal will include fried chicken, Pybus Bistro's delicious gruyere mac & cheese, plus roasted vegetables, a dinner salad, and fruit crisp for dessert! Plus you can order beer, wine and/or cocktails for pickup as well. Reserve your order today! Order online at
Would you rather?   

Would you rather have unlimited international first-class tickets (use your hands to fly) or Would you rather never have to pay for food at restaurants (shower the money)?

 When we go camping, we like to live off the land and that includes our campfires. My friend, Pat helps me get into most of the stupid predicaments that I have shared with you. Here is a picture of how we obtain our push logs for the fire pit. We usually find one that is large and in charge, use a tow strap to hook it up to the vans and go from there. Often, the bigger the log, the better. 

Ten (or more)  things we didn't know about FORD BARRETT .
Listen HERE for Ford's commentary.  
Photos show Ford then and now.  He joined Rotary in March 1993.
Below is Frank's shorthand interpretation of Ford's story.
He was raised in Spokane
In grade school, he was struck by Soviet president Kruschev saying 'we will bury you'.
Thus, decided after college to join Air Force, served 30 years
First in Waco, learned navigation by stars and electronics
B52 bomber nav school, then trained in Fresno, would sleep near the bomber for readiness
Always ready with pre-planned targets, 2 years
Volunteered as a pilot trained at Phoenix 1 year
Only half made it through this demanding program.
San Antonio as instructor pilot, flew 'white rocket (?), very fast craft
Served in Thailand and Cambodia
Back to B52s, stationed in Rome NY 3 years; lots of snow
worked with army & navy
Back to training command, Tx
Korea 2 years

These members have already told their story :
Leonard Singhose
Jil Leonard
Laurel Turner
Tom Ross
Rich Peters
Gary Provo
Linda Parlette
Dawn Davies
Gene Anderson
Alicia Nakata
Dorry Foster
Claudia DeRobles
Ford Barrett


With Ray Taylor & Beth Stipe
November 26 -  NO MEETING    

Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored

our  2020 auction or newly-added this Rotary year.

148 Easy St, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"We don't just sell cars,
we buy them too!"
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Saturday June 05, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
(delayed by COVID restrictions)

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, COVID permitting.
Watch the video of Ed Cadman's year as RI President HERE
Currently only new and 2020 Auction
sponsors are listed
We appreciate all of our sponsoring
For complete details, see our web site.
  • Confluence Health
  • Cascade Auto Center
  • Alpine Aire H&C
  • CVCH 
  • JP Portrait Studio
  • Washington Trust Bank
  • Carmen Bossenbrock
   Presenting Sponsor
   Silent Auction
   Heads & Tails
   Photo Booth
   Photo Booth
   Balloon Pop
New Sponsors Added
Focal Point Educational Services September 2020
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
   Future meetings TBA
   Saturday June 05, 2021
   5-9 PM
   Centennial Gala
(recently delayed by COVID)

   May 13 - 16, 2021
   District Conference,
(pending COVID restrictions)
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  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
1 Barrett   Jinneman   Murray   Singhose
2 Bossenbrock   Kalahar   Nelson   Smith, C
3 Brink   Kendall   Parlette   St. Jean
4 Clifton   Kintner   Peters   Stuller
5 Cooper   Kulaas   Price   Turner
6 Corcoran   Leonard   Provo   Van Well
7 De Robles   McCants   Riley    
8 Dudek   McNair   Robertson   Guests -
Everly   Meyer   Rose   Phil Schultz,
10 Evey   Michelsen   Ross   Ray Dobbs
11 Galbraith   Mickey   Shermer    
12 Gellatly   Monnette   Sims    
Nov 19, 2020
History of the Community Foundation
Nov 26, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving
Dec 03, 2020
Classification Talks
Dec 10, 2020
Christmas Party
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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