Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
       August 22,  2019         
                  Volume LXIX - No 07                 
August is Rotary's Membership Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM. 
All members are always welcome to greet.
If unable to attend, please greet at your next meeting.
  Keni Beth Garry Jordan
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
8/29 Truswell Shermer Walters Albert
9/5 Turner Van Well Anderson
9/12 Ballard Barrett Bishop Bossenbrock
Put the power of personal
attention to work for you.
111 S. Mission St
Menu and meeting roomColumbia River Room; Baked Potato Bar w/fresh Russets, Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower, Cheese sauce, chili, whipped butter, sour cream, bacon bits, green onions, shredded cheddar and jack cheeses, tossed greens with dressings and condiments, Rolls w/butter, Chef’s Choice Dessert & Coffee Service.

Remembering Terry SoromSee front-page story in Wenatchee World,  July 8. 
Dr. Terry Sorom passed away July 6, 2019.  Terry was a past-president (1993-94).  A memorial service is planned for September 14.  Read Judy Conner's touching tribute in previous Appleseed.
To hear his voice again, listen to a 5-minute new-member charge delivered by Terry on September 8, 2016.
Read Terry's Wenatchee World obituary hereSend a sympathy card to the family here:  2405 No. 2 Canyon Rd., Wenatchee, WA 98801

with Jana Fischbach, Executive Director
The state of recycling in Wenatchee:  "What really happens 
to the items you put in your blue bin and why you shouldn't be an aspirational recycler"
Sustainable Wenatchee is a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes a culture of environmental stewardship and social sustainability in the Wenatchee Valley.
Our programs and events exist to educate and inspire.  
We have annual events such as the Sustainable Wenatchee Earth Day Fair in April and the NCW EcoChallenge in May. We offer classes and workshops throughout the year on topics such as Zero Waste, Eco-Parenting / Modern Cloth Diapering and Homesteading. Our Tread Lightly Friday program started it all, and continues to offer discounts throughout the valley every Friday when you act sustainabily. If you share our passion for environmental stewardship, be sure to join us every third Thursday for Wenatchee Valley Green Drinks!

with Rich Peters (PP 2001 - 2003)
On site at the new shelter!
Rich was president when the big 17-year project began.  He made these statements at the recent dedication of the new picnic shelter.
"My vision was to have all 4 area Rotary clubs working  together on a project. East Wenatchee had committed to a little project of building Miss Veedol.
March 2002-Rotary Club of Wenatchee, Wenatchee Sunrise and Wenatchee North club presidents (Rich Peters, Julie Brunner, Brian Campbell) met with Mayor Johnson to discuss building a Baseball complex. Mayor Johnson said they had a piece of land that was bought for a future park.  We looked at this 7 acre site and found it to be too small for 6 ball fields shaped in a rotary wheel design.  From this review came the direction of 'Let’s build a park'.
The members of the three 3 clubs were all on board as long as we could call it Rotary Park......"  Come and hear the rest of the story. 
Visit our dedicated Rotary Park web page  .

with President Mike
Rotary surveys show repeatedly that people join Rotary for two key reasons: (1) Fellowship/social connections; and (2) ability to make an impact of our community and our world.  President Mike used this event to help us get to know each other better, requesting we pair up 3 times and give each other a 2-minute version of our life story (elevator speech).  Everyone seemed to enjoy this educational & fun experience.

  • Mystery Rotarian.  Voting took place for Mike's new weekly program based on clues given.  Thus far, the M/Rs have been Pres. Mike, Heidi Myers, Judy Conner, Andy Petro, and Charlie Miracle.  This week it was Bryan Campbell.   Read your Appleseed. Two members have a perfect record.  Also, Mike is adding a smaller participation prize.
  • Appleseed clue for this week...   "   A bundle of joy is on the way!    "     Get more clues at at the meeting.
  • BIG NEWS!   Generous benefactors from our Rotary family have made impressive financial donations to our Rotary programs.  Read story below.
  • New Member Proposals.  The board has approved several proposals recently.  They are posted on our website home page (left side panel, below listing of officers/directors).
  • Guests. There were many highly-regarded visitors this again week, including past member of 3 years, Leslie Freytag, who resigned in 2006, and is now the executive director of Pybus Public Market.
  • Fellowship Events.  Mike invited all members to save the dates for 3 upcoming events. 
    • September 12 - Rose' at the Roses, Sept. 12 at the home of Rick & Sue Rose, 5ish-7 PM
    • October 10.   October Fest at the home of Don & Heidi Myers
    • November 01.  Dia de los Muertos, partnering with The WV Museum & Cultural Center, and Norma Gallegos.  This is a celebration of life and death, honoring many who have left us, and it will be fun and colorful with music and good food.
  • HANWASHCarin Smith proudly announced that her committee has received two $1000 commitments from two other clubs toward the initial target of $15 K to help provide clean water in Haiti.  Read more below.
  • Gorge service.  More volunteers can be accepted, especially for Saturday and Sunday (Dave Matthews - Aug. 31 & Sept. 1).  Email Mike (or Frank at ).  Alice Meyer gave a glowing report of her experience there during Watershed.
  • Westside High School.  P/E Kory announced the second annual Back-to-school bash, Aug. 29, 3-5 PM.  Much food and fun.  Volunteers needed before or after to assist sponsor Sage Hills church.
  • Garry Arseneault.  PUD is offering big rebates (up to $3500) to enhance purchase an all-electric EV Nissan Leaf before Sept. 30.  For details visit the website of the AMERICAN PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION.  To purchase, bring the REBATE FLYER  to your local Nissan dealer.  Learn about the benefits of EVs HERE.  There may be also federal. state, and local rebates available with an EV purchase.
  • Taste of Pybus fundraiser.  October 2, 6-8:30 PM.   To receive an invitation, email Gil SparksThere is rumor of a celebrity appearance.
  • Youth Exchange student arrival.  Andy Petro announced that our inbound student Beatrice arrives Wednesday Aug. 21 at Pangborn, 6:50 PM.  Come out and greet her.
  • Billing statements.  They went out last week, based a 6-month cycle. If there are questions or concerns, see treasurer Allan Galbraith.
  • Next week.  Pres. Mike encouraged good attendance for next week's meeting - Sustainable Wenatchee.  See program description above.  Bring friends!
  • Secretary Frank's monthly tip.  Your smart phone will be even more useful if you download the ClubRunner app which gives all club contact information and more, in seconds.  Click the preferred link to inspect/download:  APPLE    ANDROID.
  • Pot of Gold.  If you get to pick the black marble this week, the pot is up to $201!
  • Baby celebration.  Repeating from last week the invitation from Tom and Lorien and newly-adopted baby Sagan - Sunday Aug 25 at 1 PM, Squilchuck Park, 2805 Mission Ridge Road.
  • TRIVIA.  Mike's useless trivia for the week:   There are many words which can be typed using only the left side of your qwerty keyboard. Mike gave many examples.
August 21, 6:50 PM
Beatrice arrives at Pangborn
August 25 1 PM
Baby Celebration for
Sagan Arnold-Clemens
Squilchuck Park
2805 Mission Ridge Rd.
August 29, 3-5 PM
WestSide HS Bash
(volunteers needed)
Sept 12 - Rose' at Roses (5-ish)
Oct 10 - At the Myers'
Nov 01 - Dia de los Muertos 
at the Museum
Sept 14
Memorial Service for
Terry Sorom
Sept 19
Auction Kickoff
October 2, 6 to 8:30 PM
Taste of Pybus
January 25, 2020
Building Communities Auction
April 23 - 26, 2020
District Conference in Kelowna
January 16, 2021
Centennial Gala
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
  • Health Alliance NW
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • Pet Hub, Inc.
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society

Milot and HANWASH - Projects of our International Service Committee
Carin Smith, Chair
HANWASH.  We are excited to announce that we have two clubs that have pledged $1000 each toward the HANWASH District project to bring clean water to Haiti, bringing us closer to our goal of $15,000 for the initial engineering study (we are at $9,000 now). Carin has posted a message in the District newsletter to attract pledge commitments from other clubs.  Carin is co-chair of the district-wide initiative, with Sherry Chamberlain and Carol Eamer.  For more information visit these sites :
Wenatchee Rotary Haiti Projects HERE
Carin Smith's HANWASH video with DG Peter Schultz HERE.
District 5060 Water Projects HERE
HANWASH information HERE.  
MilotBill Murray reports that our Milot Haiti Committee had a meeting after the regular club meeting last Thursday which was attended by Bill Murray (Chair), Gil Sparks, Michelle Shermer, Kory Kalahar, visiting Sarah Murray, and Tom Ross. Agenda items included an update on the health of our water well in Milot, a discussion of our current committee goals, review  of current plans to visit Haiti in December if US State Dept permits travel to Haiti at time, an overview of the Rotary Distract Grant process and timelines in obtaining financial assistive, and an invitation to committee members to attend a discussion with Mark Evy , at Cafe Mela, Wednesday August 21, 10 AM about his experiences working on water wells and getting local indigenous peoples to take over control of those wells.
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
Our 30th club president
Leo Lowe, 1950 - 51  
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (WRF) further developed.  Edwin Smith selected as first Wenatchee candidate for district governor. He served in 1952-53.
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 Gala.


An incredibly generous grant of $26,000 is being made to the Wenatchee Rotary Club specifically for the Polio Plus campaign.  The benefactors, who are beloved members of our Rotary family, have requested that these funds be leveraged by all clubs in District 5060 to spur individual Rotarians to consider their individual contributions for this worthy cause.  To the benefactors we say- “Well Done- And Thank You!”.  For our club members, please consider your individual contributions to RI. It would be great to honor this generous gift by matching it with individual contributions. 

EVEN BIGGER NEWS!  The same benefactors are also making substantial grants to District 5060 and to RI for a Guatemalan literacy program.  These are remarkable acts of generosity that will impact the world.  

This proves that once again- It’s a Great Day to be a Rotarian!

August 10.  Keep up to date with Karen Russell on her personal Caring Bridge page.
PP Jim (2016-17) is an Honorary member.  Karen is has decided it's time for hospice.

SPEAKERS.   Are you thinking of sponsoring a speaker?  Guidelines are posted on our website under the main menu.  Or click here.

End Polio Now/Club 60:      Our goal this year is $7500, in spite of the secretary's erroneous report of no goal.  On August 15, Club-60-cup donations were $16.65 bringing our total to $188  or $564 with the Gates match!   This equates to 950 lives potentially saved!  
              Goal is $7500 for Rotary year                              
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication. 
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2019-20:
      Mike Kintner
Pres. Elect: 
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Nominee:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Designate:    TBD
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Dan Maher
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, Jay Smith;
VP, Tom Ross
Treasurer, Tyler Mickey;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Committee Chairs :
   Scholarship - Joe St. Jean;
  Fundraising - Susan Albert;
   Events - Jill Leonard.
Board Members: 
Paul Pankey, Alice Meyer.
Pres. Elect (ex officio)

TRF Chair: Dan Rodgers
Aug 22, 2019
Sustainable Wenatchee
Aug 29, 2019
Rotary Park
Sep 05, 2019
Classification Talks
Sep 12, 2019
Wenatchee Schools
View entire list

Tech Support Want-ads
For members willing to learn or assist in activities listed below, the secretary will gladly accept help or relinquish control of these functions.
1. Manage site analytics
2. Photo Carousel
3. Website maintenance
4. Membership changes, etc.
5. Appleseed help or production
6. Projection at meetings
7. Photos at meetings
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921