Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of August 16, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 07   
    August is Membership/Extension Month    

     THIS WEEK -  Washington Sate Apple Commission     
with Lindsey Huber & Todd Fryhover
Lindsey Huber will talk about the effects of current U.S. trade policy and the effects on Washington State apples as a specialty crop commodity. NAFTA could put our two largest export markets, Canada and Mexico, in jeopardy and China takes a lot of Washington State’s Red Delicious. Trade retaliation could really hurt our local crop.
Lindsey joined the Washington Apple Commission in the spring of 2015 as Export Account Coordinator and currently works with the marketing team in the role of International Marketing Specialist. Previous employment includes 5 years as a produce broker with a small firm in East Wenatchee, along with several years in both sales and quality control for two major fruit shippers in Washington State.  See website.
Todd Fryhover came to the Washington Apple Commission in 2007 in a consultancy role, and assumed the presidency in December 2008.  During his tenure at the helm, Washington apple exports have increased from 35,350,843 (2008-09) to 50,592,725 (2014-15) cartons with an increase in value from $517,889,850 to $831,744,399 (+60.6%).  As barriers to trade became more significant, and industry’s need to export increased as new production came on line, maintaining and expanding Market Access has been his focus.  Todd played a key role in expanding varietal access to China, which has proven to be one of Washington’s top five export destinations.
Todd has been involved with the U.S. Apple Association, Northwest Horticultural Council and the Northwest Fruit Exporters as a board member and ex-officio.  He is currently the president of the World Apple & Pear Association
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Next week - The Symphony
See other important future program details below.

    WEEK IN REVIEW, 8/09/18 -  District Governor Sherry Chamberlain      
Kamloops Rotary (BC)
Our head table got a lift Thursday as Assistant Governor Carol Adamson (Area 9) welcomed our esteemed new District Governor, Sherry Chamberlain of Kamloops Rotary.  President Pete opened the meeting with the singing of the national anthems of Canada and the U.S.  Sherry is seated at right with husband Jim.  At Pete's right is Andy Petro with our newest outbound Youth Exchange student, Kyra Lett-Brandt.
Carol noted that Sherry is the first female DG since 1943, and the first ever from Canada.  She was born in Hamilton, Ontario, moved to Kamloops, BC in 1998, and married Jim that year.  She found Rotary while working with "Crimestoppers" in 1999, became president in 2007.  She was club Rotarian-of-the-year twice and received a city distinguished-service award.  She is a major donor and PH Society member.  Jim was her 16th recruit to Rotary and she has had more since.  They love to golf and travel.  Her wish this year is to see 100 people from our district attend the RI Hamburg Convention and to see every club create a Rotary park or garden [note-there are more than 40 registered for Hamburg as of today].
Sherry first presented a special pin to Tyra's younger brother Shae.  This is her 21st (of 57) club visits.  She compared a Rotary club to a "home" and thanked us for inviting her into our home.  
She praised our club for our many achievements and goals,  and especially those members having sponsored new members since January; she presented each with a specially-designed eagle pin.  She then gave a fascinating outline of how she became a Rotarian and why she believes in the power of Rotary.  She related how, years ago, she went on a Rotary medical mission to Thailand with a group including Dr. Stan Fike, meeting with the group "Children of the Golden Triangle" (CGT), which helps needy children at risk in that region.  She related a heart-warming story of her friendship with a small refugee boy from Myanmar whose parents had been murdered. They became great friends over the period of her many visits there, and was saddened by his tragic death at age 21.
She challenged our members to cherish our "Rotary house" and do all we can to make it appealing and keep it strong.  She gave some ideas for making our club bigger and better, and she closed her presentation with a video promoting the 2019 District Conference in Kamloops May 2-5.   (oops... conflicts with Apple Blossom Festival).   Listen to program audio here.   
Today, President Pete gave some important updates and recognized some valued guests.  And he presented DG Sherry with the standard speaker gift.
Rich Peters introduced Kyle Vierck, new Athletic Director at WVC .   Rich noted that Kyle is undefeated in all sports!
Judy Conner introduced her colleague Charlie Miracle, who applied for membership; he is a former member of the Sunrise club.
Andy Petro introduces our new outbound Youth Exchange student Tyra Lett-Brandt;
Gil Sparks introduced her family Sam, Tiffany and Shea.
Pete and DG Sherry both encouraged Tyra about her year in Spain.  Pete further reminded us about the Club-60 cups, more WRC clothing collections, and the Potluck tonight.   Pete ended the meeting as usual with an inspiring "Good-News" story about a man who saved a life as he was posing with his new bride for wedding photos.  LISTEN to the audio.
The potluck Thursday night was highly successful in spite of the smoke and heat.  All area-9 clubs were represented.  AG Carol was M/C, John McDarment, organizer & chef.
New-Member nominations.  The board has approved Charlie Miracle for membership.
District Events
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Bonaventure, 
Montreal PQ
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
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)

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 Aug 02 = $34.79 thus bringing our total $ 258 or $774 with the Gates match.  This equates to 1292 lives saved. Read about World Polio Day, October 24
      $258  (Needed - only $212 per week!)                 
Aug 16, 2018
State Apple Commission
Aug 23, 2018
Wenatchee Symphony
Aug 30, 2018
Community Harvest
Sep 06, 2018
Classification Talks
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Russell Hampton
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