Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of January 4, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 27   
President's Message
Don Myers
member photo
From the head table…    “See ya later, mate!”
At lunch Thursday, we heard a recap of the year from Liv, our exchange student from Australia.  And what a year she had!  We heard of accomplishments in sports and art and learning to ski and going to hockey games and and and… Plus seeing half the states in the US and taking multiple trips to BC.  I commented that here was a great example of the attitude of “carpe diem” ; you got the sense that Liv let no opportunities slip by her.  Plus she many times said “I’ll be back to see that someday” and I’m willing to bet she will.  I’m looking forward to seeing her show back up at our meeting someday.
For me, Liv is an example of the impact of Rotary.  She is far more than just one young woman who spent a year away from home; her life will certainly not be the same, but neither will ours, nor her host families, nor the kids at Wenatchee High School who became her friends, nor her family and friends at home who will soon hear the same stories we did.  Rotary makes changes in communities through parks and books and buildings, but I think the bigger changes, and perhaps the changes that last the longest, come through changed lives.  Liv’s life has certainly changed, and that changes the world to come.
Yet another great to reason to be glad to be a Rotarian.  Happy New Year!  I’m looking forward to big things in 2018. 

This is our first attempt at a digital Appleseed.  Bear with us as we work out the bugs.  Notify the secretary if you need a hard copy mailed and did not get one.
Classification Talk - Brett Riley.   
Brett joined the club in August of 2017.  He works as WVC VP Admin Services.
He will be introducing himself, and this is our best opportunity to get to know him. All new Rotarians are asked to give such a talk, and it is a favorite topic for many members. The term “classification” is related to a person’s career description, as all Rotarians are asked to designate how their career is classified. But, the talk is not necessarily limited work-related topics. 

      January is Vocational Service Month   

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Rotary Ambassadors -  Greeters/Cashiers :  
David Olson Andy Petro Gary Provo Phil Rasmussen

Week in Review 01/04/18
President Don Myers presided and welcomed guests, which included Grace Van Well and her friends.
Announcements:   Don congratulated the newly-elected officers, and reviewed plans for the new digital version of the Appleseed newsletter, which has a 97-year legacy with our club as a printed publication.  He discussed his thank-you meeting with John McDarment who is now comfortable with being relieved of the duty after 37 dedicated years of publishing.  Don asked if we should change the name for the new format, and allowed suggestions be submitted on secret ballots; 100% of the members voted to keep the name.  Nevertheless, some suggested an online poll, which might include suggestions for a venue change.
Andy Petro, Youth Exchange Chair, introduced our speaker, Olivia Greenwood-Jack, aka Liv, our exchange student for the last year who returns home to Australia soon.  Using an excellent PowerPoint and video, she outlined her year in the Wenatchee area.  She told about her long flight here, her time at Wenatchee HS where she excelled in softball and studied sports medicine, how she learned to like "flat" lemonade, her love of all the Rotary activities in district 5060 (especially the district conference where she got to know all of the other RYE students), and throwing the first pitch at an Applesox game.  She loved her bus tour of the USA, and saw many places she hopes to re-visit.  Her extensive experiences are obvious from the souvenirs on her blazer, which she claims weighs 20 pounds.   We will all miss her, especially her host families.  Her attendance at our meetings was better than many members.   She offered her own word of the week:  "onism", the frustration of only being able to be in one place at a time; it was much better than Don's word, "pandiculation".  Look it up if you can.
January 11 Meeting
The Museum - Sandy Cohen
January 18 Meeting
Law Enforcement -
Police Chief Crown
January 25
President Don
Feb 1
Secretary Frank - ClubRunner
the Website
Feb 8
February 9-11 Zone Event
RI Peace Conference, Vancouver, BC
May 17-19 - District Event
District Conference - Prosser, WA
June 23-27
RI Convention - Toronto
We appreciate all of our sponsoring merchants & businesses.
For sponsor details, visit our web site. or a recent APPLESEED,
  • 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
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2017-18: 
     Don Myers
Pres. Elect: 
     Pete Van Well
     Frank Clifton
     Mike Kintner
     See site home page  
Club Foundation
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,
Pete Van Well (ex officio)
Meeting Makeups
End Polio Now/Club 60 - Approximate totals collected:
Our goal this Rotary year is $4,000 through the cups and other fundraisers, or $12,000 with the Gates Foundation 2-for-1 match; this amount results in 20,040 lives saved.  Donations by club members on Dec. 28 = $21.91, thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $2846 or $8537 with the Gates match.  This equates to 14,258 lives saved.
        $2824                                 $4000
Additionally, the amount donated by the public on World Polio Day = $2675.
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921