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October 22, 2020      Volume LXX - # 17

October is Rotary's Economic and Community Development Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
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THIS WEEK : WRF Legacy and Giving - ZOOM #31
(Thursday at noon, ZOOM; Details below)
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    WEEK IN REVIEW -  October 08, 2020 (ZOOM #29)      
   Part 1 - Program:  DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION
With Linda Haglund
See ZOOM edited video  HERE[password=  #16october15Linda ]
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2. Previous APPLESEED -  Revisit to read more about the speaker.
3. Get audio only HERE.

Linda Haglund, Executive Director of the Wenatchee Downtown Association, was introduced by Britt Dudek.  She enjoyed being with us for several reasons, especially since it gave her an excuse to wear lipstick for the first time in almost 9 months.

Here are some of her thoughts.

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.

In a nutshell, the Wenatchee Downtown Association is a 501c3 non profit that is both a state and nationally accredited Main Street Program.   We are economic development driven.  I describe Main Street as "new business in old buildings."  We are connectors to other organizations and government to keep our downtown vibrant and growing. 

Highlights from today:

- Two buildings changed hands in the last 30 days

-Two businesses will open up this week or early next

- Several new businesses have started since COVID hit.

Engagement opportunities:

  • Candy Cruz  Kids can trick or treat in cars down Wenatchee Ave. Saturday Oct. 31st 1-3.  At the Town Toyota Center from 2-5  Pybus from 2-4
  • Holiday Shop and Bottle Stop  November 14th.  Purchase your favorite local wines directly from the wineries and request for delivery downtown.
  • Small Business Saturday.  Shop local and we will wrap your downtown gift for free.  Wrapping done by local  “celebrities” in the COKE trailer. Again on December 19th
  • KEEP IT LOCAL campaign launching in November. 
  • Heroes Banners hanging again the month of November in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee 101 banners this year.  Wenatchee World will do their publication of the stories again.



See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
  • President Kory Kalahar opened the ZOOM meeting to 35 members with Thomas Everly as ZOOM host.  
  • 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; - Cancelled.
    • Halloween at the Meyers'; get scary at Alice and Tim's orchard in Quincy, 10/31 (5-8 PM).   This will serve as our traditional 5th Thursday fellowship meeting, replacing our scheduled 10/29 meeting, i.e.  Driving directions soon.   NO MEETING 10/29!!
    • 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.
  • Projects.  Kory thinks we may be about 25% toward completing 100 projects after the MADD is done.
    • Rich Peters reviewed signups to-date, and welcomes more volunteers to help with many improvement projects at Rotary Park on (MADD) Make-a-Difference Day October 24 (3rd Saturday), 9 AM.    Reply to Rich HERE OR signup directly HERE on the interactive matrix where you can view all tasks.   He has an abandoned wheelbarrow to be claimed.
    • Allan Galbraith described (2) CDLT projects needing volunteers for 3-4 hours:
      • Friday, Oct 23 at Nason Creek. One or two additional volunteers for ½ day to mulch planted shrubs for a river restoration project.  9AM to Noon.
      • Wednesday, Nov 11 at Wenatchee Foothills. Seven volunteers for ½ day to work with Interact Club members to plant native shrubs inside deer enclosures at the future Broadview Trailhead.
    • PYBUS Market Takeover.  Too late for this
    • Cascade Medical supplies.  Completed 10/09 and appreciated.
  • WORLD POLIO DAY. (Oct. 24).   PPPPete Van Well hopes all members will observe the occasion again this year by donating to PolioPlus.  Judy Conner has offered to match up to $1K in addition to Auto-Mocha's $1K matchThus each dollar becomes $9 with the Gates match).   There will be prizes (Treats/No tricks) for the top donations, including 4 dozen cupcakes from Jodi Gerber, plus some other goodies from Tom Ross' better half Patti.  There may also be silent dessert auction.   We hope E. Wenatchee joins us on this.  Mail checks to our PO Box (noted in footer below), write PolioPlus in memo line), OR donate here .  Read part of the appeal from DG Richard DeRock - "October 24th is World Polio Day. Traditionally we use this event to recognize our efforts towards the eradication of Polio and to raise funds towards our Gates Foundation matching program. In recognition of this year, I am encouraging all District 5060 Rotarians to make a $20.20 donation to the Polio Plus program. This relatively token donation, less than the cost of a couple of club meals, has the ability to raise raise over $50,000 for our Polio Plus program if all of our Rotarians participate."
  • PPPPete on KPQ.  Hear Pete on KPQ radio Thursday at 1:30 PM speaking on Rotary's polio progress and needs.
  • Next Week.  Wenatchee Rotary Foundation.
  • Gil Sparks surprise Party.  Many community leaders and Rotarians gathered via ZOOM to honor Gil and Kay, who are moving to Colorado.  Watch the video HERE.(recorded on Frank's screen). The following message from Steve Robinson was part of the invitation describing the scholarship fund in their names.  "In honor and celebration of all that they have done for the community, a scholarship has been established at the Community Foundation of NCW in Gil and Kay’s name for the benefit of residents in Chelan and Douglas Counties. Ogden Murphy Wallace and the Apple Valley Human Resource Association have made significant donations to the scholarship fund, but we are still a bit short of our $10,000 minimum goal. If you'd like to help fund the scholarship in Gil and Kay's name, please donate HERE. "   Or, mail to CFNCW, #9 S Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee WA 98801.   As of Tuesday night, >$10K had been donated. Gil has offered to match up to $1K of additional donations.
  • Centennial Wine.  Worth repeating - The Melbourne Australia Rotary Club turns 100 this year and wants to use our logo on a bottle of wine being made in the club's honor!  Congrats to John McDarment!

  • Stupid Stuff by Kory.   See below  
  • 10 Things about Dorry Foster.  Delayed until next week.
  • Would You Rather?   Would you rather sell all your possessions, or sell one of your organs?  (Note - only 25 images visible)
  • Board meeting.  The board met at 4:30 PM after the regular meeting. These are the highlights.
    • New member proposal of Phil Schultz approved
    • A small committee was formed to seek ways to help COVID-challenged members with dues
    • A gift of $1,000 was approved to provide Christmas support to needy families (up to 30 kids) expected at the Women's Resource Center; this is a joint project with other local clubs.
    • Discussed upgrading signage at town entrance
    • Approved up to $120 to purchase AV equipment for possible hybrid meetings, useful now and post-pandemic.
Kory in Jr. High
Ha was very cool with the haircut and the glasses.
The meeting of October 15 was hosted by Thomas Everly.
Attendance list:  Scroll to bottom
Speaker :  Linda Haglund
Guest:  Phil Schultz (approved by the board for membership)
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)
October 22 - WRF LEGACY/GIVING       
With Russ, Beth & Tyler
Introducing the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Legacy Society.  Please watch this program for the unveiling of the opportunity to add to our Foundation's  Corpus by making a bequest  through your estate planning, will, and/or life insurance to the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation..   Russ Speidel, Tyler Mickey and Beth Stipe will outline the Why, How and Benefits of this opportunity.  The Legacy Society will be a forever donation to the financial stability of the Foundation.  
Since this is our Centennial Year, we hope to have 100 members join the Legacy Society by the end of Kory's term as President.  We will be contacting members, as well as people in the community who support the WRF mission.  The funds will continue to go toward scholarships and educational purposes.  The Legacy Society documents and membership form will be available in an attachment on our Website,,  You can contact the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation through our email,   This is an exciting opportunity to be supporter of our Wenatchee Rotary Foundation as we continue to support our community in developing strong, healthy and educated leadership  
October 29 - NO MEETING          
Replaced by fellowship event on Saturday October 31.

Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored our 2020 auction

or newly-added this Rotary year.

Based in Wenatchee, we serve
customers throughout
North Central Washington. 
Your home and comfort are
important to us.
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.
1993 - 1994
  Dr. Terry Sorom
Year-end membership - 185.  Terry and wife Suzanne attended the RI Convention in Australia.
RI president Robert Barth visited the club.
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  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
1 Anderson   Jinneman   Robertson
2 Barrett   Kalahar   Rodgers
3 Bossenbrock   Kendall   Rose
4 Clifton   Kintner   Rounds
5 Cooper   McCart   Shermer
6 Davies   Meyer   Singhose
7 De Robles   Michelsen   Smith, J
8 Dudek   Monnette   St. Jean
9 Everly   Nelson   Stach
10 Galbraith   Peters   Stuller
11 Gutierrez-Zamora Provo   Van Well
12 Heminger   Rasmussen    
Oct 22, 2020
Legacy Giving/Society
Oct 31, 2020
Halloween Party (replaces 10/29 regular meeting)
Nov 05, 2020
Yakima Training Center
Nov 12, 2020
Farm Bureau
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