Wenatchee Rotary  -  Meeting via ZOOM temporarily  
June 11, 2020  - 6 PM
Volume LXIX - No 48
June is Rotary Fellowship Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
  • CENTENNIAL ....#58
  • SPONSOR OF THE WEEK         
* Polio-Plus donations have exceeded our goal through personal giving, especially that of PP Jim Russell and wife Karen in 2019.  Final results will be reported at year-end.
DONATE TO POLIO PLUS HERE. Then follow instructions. Help make our goal.
RI Convention online, 6/20-26!
During the pandemic, our regular meetings continue online (virtual) using ZOOM technology.  Currently, all meetings are at 6 PM each Thursday.  To join in CLICK HERE.   Any Rotarian or friend of Rotary may attend. 
All will remain in a "Waiting Room" until the host arrives.
If no digital access, call in by phone :  Dial 669-900-6833; when asked, enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#, then #.
To find/join other clubs' virtual meetings, CLICK HERE ;  for security purposes, ClubRunner login is required to access the list.
Do you have a personal COVID-19 story to tell?  Scroll down to see Jill's proposal.
     Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 local health news.    
    WEEK IN REVIEW -  May 28 (ZOOM)      
   Program:   North Central Accountable Community of Health
With Linda Evans-Parlette and John Schapman
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The speakers were introduced by President Mike.  Linda is a long-time club member, a former state senator,  and is currently the Executive Director of the North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH)John Schapman is Deputy Director and a member of Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary.  
Listen to audio HERE.   View the PowerPoint HERE.
NCACH is one of the nine Accountable Communities of Health coordinating Medicaid Transformation Projects across Washington State. NCACH brings together community members, cross-sector partners, and other experts. Working together, these partners explore new approaches to improve health and wellness through healthcare transformation projects.
The mission of the NCACH is to improve the health of the North Central region’s communities and the people who live in them, improve health care access, quality, and the experience of care, and lower per capita health care costs in the North Central region which includes Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties (the “North Central Regional Service Area”).
On March 16, 2020 NCACH made the decision to pause its current projects and join the Incident Command systems of each of our local health jurisdictions (LHJ) to assist with COVID-19 pandemic response. We have been working with each LHJ (Chelan-Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties) assisting with their individual community mitigation response needs and working with local partners to develop tools for communities practicing social isolation, providing outreach, and crafting messaging to encourage our communities to “Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.”
To learn more about our COVID-19 response activities, please visit: .

 Below are links to the homepages of different videos shared during the presentation on June 4th:

·       Essential Worker Campaign:

·       NCACH COVID-EO Contest Videos:  

Photos below :  President Mike & John Schapman.  ZOOM does not flatter Ms Parlette.



  May 28  - Our 10th Virtual (On-line ZOOM) Meeting  
See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
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  • President Mike opened the ZOOM meeting to 30+ members and a few guests as listed below, with the Secretary Frank as ZOOM host. 
  • RYE students.  Mike encouraged members to consider ways to do things with inbound Beatrice who departs soon; and hopefully will meet outbound Emily who returns from Finland soon.
  • COVID stories.  Give your stories to Jill.
  • Mystery Rotarian :  Susan Albert was named for June 4 who spoke about her love of travel and of our Interact club started in 2004.  Juicy Clue this week - This week’s MR served the longest presidential term in the history of the club! And that’s no Ole & Lena joke!
  • Carmen expressed great gratitude for her big birthday surprise parade last week.  See Appleseed.
  • Polio donations need to be in by end of Rotary year to help make our goal.  DONATE HERE.
  • Next weekChelan District 1 Fire Chief Brian Brett.  Invite your friends.
  • Useless Trivia. Albert Einstein once stated that remembering many scientific facts is unnecessary when such things can be found in books.  Who knew?
"Stuff the Bus" - Watch for news on this Rotary project.
Business of the week.  Appleseed may soon begin promoting a "business of the week".  Those interested may send the secretary some details to display, like a logo, motto, contact info, etc.  There will be a small annual fee.
The meeting was arranged and hosted by Secretary Frank, using Jill Leonard's ZOOM account.   
Attendance:  Mike, Kory, Sue, Eric, Ford,  Tom Everly, Tom Ross, Tom McNair, Russ, Carin, Muffy, Chuck J., Mark K., Mark M., Gary P., Ken,  Linda, Rich P., Carmen, Susan, Leonard, Pete,  Terry,  Dick, Bryan,  Allan, Britt,  Frank C.
Guests:  Andre Peters, Stuart Utley, Mary Kintner & Beth
Speakers:  Linda Evans-Parlette & John Schapman (Sunrise Rotary)
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)
From Tom McNair
Today I took Beatrice for a golf lesson with my buddy, Joe Turner in East Wenatchee.  Joe has both an indoor and outdoor practice facility at his home. She’ll soon be ready to hit the links!
     June 11  -  CHELAN FIRE CHIEF, DISTRICT ONE      
With Brian Brett & Britt Dudek
Chief Brian Brett comes to Chelan County Fire District 1 with 26 years of fire service experience.  He began his fire service career here, at CCFD1, and is excited to return after having worked his way through the ranks in the valley.  Brian’s most recent position was with our neighboring fire department, Douglas County Fire District 2, where he was the Assistant Chief functioning as the Fire Marshal.  This experience followed by a year long mentorship with Fire Chief Mike Burnett has positioned Brian to continue the success of CCFD1.
With Bethany Alhaidari & Gil Sparks
Bethany Alhaidari is a PhD candidate in International Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, with a Masters in Middle East & Islamic Studies from the American University of Paris. She has spent nearly a decade on the ground in Saudi Arabia addressing complex human rights issues. She is a consulting human rights advocate for the Center for International Policy in Washington D.C., and has recently founded the Saudi American Justice Project (SAJP) in Washington State.
The organization seeks to provide advocacy and support to American mothers and their children stuck in Saudi Arabia.”The program will introduce some of the findings of my PhD research in Saudi Arabia, my experience there in opening the first female & foreign owned start-up company, and my own struggle with the Saudi legal system and human rights violations, which led to me leaving it all behind. I will highlight how we were able to advocate and eventually get out, and how the Saudi American Justice Project serves to help other mothers and their children in similar circumstances. 
Paradise Restaurant  
334 N Wenatchee Ave.
A unique local restaurant
offering  diverse flavors.  
Come try our home style meals
and enjoy a great piece of pie.
General Manager - 
Maria Elena Hernandez
Hello members,
As a service club, we need to spotlight our service to the community and the world.  Can you please share with me what you are doing during this time to make a difference.  I know the majority of us are not just sitting at home watching Netflix 24/7.    Many of us are still working,  making masks, reaching out to people or supporting small business, etc.    Please send me an email at with the details of how you and your family are engaged to make a difference in our pandemic world.  I would love concrete facts and photos speak volumes.  I will be sharing on our social media channels.  If you want to share what you are doing, but don’t want to be identified, just let me know!    Thank you for helping me show the world why today is a great day to be a Rotarian!   

Jill Leonard
Board meetings 3rd Thursday
4:00 PM, ZOOM
Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
Password: 290505
Future meetings TBA
We appreciate all of our sponsoring merchants & businesses.
For complete details, see our web site.
Friday January 15, 2021
5-9 PM
Centennial Gala

May 13 - 16, 2021
District Conference, Wenatchee
  • 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
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Friday January 15, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1978 - 1979
Ray Shutt
View a list of ALL past presidents HERE.
Watch the 75th anniversary video HERE.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the Gala to be held Friday January 15, 2021.
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2019-20:
      Mike Kintner
Pres. Elect: 
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Nominee:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Designate:
    Jill Leonard
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Jim Brink
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, 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)
New member - Shannon Sims

TRF Chair: Dan Rodgers
INBOUNDBeatrice Sandrini from Italy near Milan.
(Bay- uh-tree-chay)
Contact her to join in fun activities thru Andy Petro (509.885.8825), or see her at a meeting.
OUTBOUND - Emily in Finland
Jun 11, 2020
Chelan Fire Chief
Jun 18, 2020
Saudi-American Justice Project
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Russell Hampton
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