Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
       September 5,  2019         
                  Volume LXIX - No 09                 
September is Rotary's Basic Education/Literacy 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.
  Bud Michelle Barbara Susan
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
9/12 Turner Van Well Anderson
9/19 Ballard Barrett Bishop Bossenbrock
9/26 Bridges Brink Bugert Button
411-B North Chelan Avenue
Wenatchee, (509) 662-5187
Owner, Jay Smith     Our mission - 
To be known as a company with
integrity, who gives back to the
community, who cares
about their clients and
associates, and are
recognized as experts
in our field.
Menu and meeting room :   Columbia River Room.   Chicken Penne in Alfredo Sauce, Garlic Bread, Assorted Roasted Vegetables, Caesar Salad w/parmesan cheese & croutons, Chef's Choice Dessert & Coffee Service.

Dr. Terry Sorom passed away July 6, 2019.  Terry was a past-president (1993-94).  A memorial service is planned for September 14, Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington St., 4 PM.  Read Judy Conner's touching tribute in previous Appleseed. 
 Go here for a list of other deceased members, with many obituaries.  
with Frank Jorgensen and Trisha Johnson
Two of our newer members will tell us about themselves, their careers as well as their family and backgrounds.   All new members are asked to make this presentation, and these are the favorite programs for many members.
Trisha joined the club January 24, 2019, and works as Sales Manager for this Red Lion.  She is sponsored by Pete Van Well.
Frank joined the club March 21, 2019 and is self employed as owner of Jorgensen Custom Builders, Inc.  He is sponsored by Phil Rasmussen.

with Michelle Price
Watch for more enticing details next week.

with Rich Peters (PP 2001-2003)
The meeting was held at Rotary Park under the new picnic shelter, the final element of this great effort involving all 4 local clubs.  We had an excellent turnout with a catered box lunch.  Unfortunately, no one thought to get a photo.
Rich Peters was our club president when this 17-year project began, and gave a historical overview.  Below is a summary of his remarks, excluding several humorous anecdotes.
Terry Sorom said 'Peters they should name this park after you'.   If you are here to learn why this should be named after me you will be disappointed. I intend to share with you why the name “Rotary Park” is appropriate by sharing a brief history of your Rotary Park. I  will apologize if I miss recognizing some of you. But if this happens know that this is your Park!.
Three weeks ago when we dedicated this park it was very warm day.   This heat reminded me of some of the work parties we had in 2004-2005. But we did not have trees or shelters for shade. Our breaks were crowding around a motor home that Randy Zielinski parked up here for shade.
2002-2003 PETS message was RI PRES Bhichai Rattakul wanted each club to consider a big project for 2005 RI 100 year anniversary.  His theme was “Sow the seeds of love”.  My vision was to have all 4 Wenatchee 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) meet 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.  We had many information meetings.  District governor Ken Davis visited us in the orchard that was on this property.  We shared the vision of Rotary Park and he bought into the idea and was supportive of direction.
WSU landscape architecture class (Kent Mullinex) had 10 teams visit the site and later presented their ideas of what this Rotary Park should look like.  We fully expected to take the best ideas of the teams and put those into the final design. That was not necessary as Carie Berg and John Fergan nailed the design of the park.  Park plan had the features;   Lighted walking paths, Restroom, Picnic shelter(s) in later phases, Horseshoes(eagle scout project), Water feature, Playground, Amphitheater, Basketball court, Playing fields, Rotary Plaza, Parking lot, 9-hole disk golf course, tables and benches.
September 23, 2003 City approved design of Rotary Park
Many many hours of work went into preparation and now it is show time!
Ground Breaking May 24th 2004.
City does cleanup of site (Orchard).  Unique Idea of burying top soils saved $200000.  DOE credit for voluntary remediation.
  • Worked with Eric Wulf on designing irrigation systems
  • We had lead volunteers for the building of each of the structures and all of the details that went into each of these(John Clark, Dick Harris, Phil Rasmussen one first picnic shelter)
  • Make a difference day October 23rd 2004 The tree planting day where 200 trees are put in the ground in a little less than two hours. 214 people signed up to Plant trees. Raise Your hand if you planted a tree. THIS IS YOUR PARK!
  • The volunteers that came out and ran the conduit and pulled the wires for the lighting and to our structures. THIS IS YOUR PARK!
  • All the hand work on backfilling the irrigation lines prepping the areas for hydro seeding and the nurturing of the grass and trees at the very beginning. THIS IS YOUR PARK!
Fundraising-Ford Barrett and team;
People donated by buying a park benches or a picnic tables or a flagpole or the ceramic recognition tiles over in Rotary Plaza, Contributed to the Auctions, bought or sold raffle tickets, wrote a check in support…This is Your Park !
The multiple Rotarians were out here every weekend doing things with hands-on- work or bringing snacks and refreshments to refuel tanks of those who were working endless hours getting this done. Carmen Bosenbrock took photographs of it all along the way. As a reference point our club had nearly 18,000 hours (100 hours per member) in volunteer work that first year. Other clubs and community members had similar hours towards the project. THIS IS YOUR PARK!

The members who served on the park committee over the years (John McDarment, Phil Rasmussen, Earl Tilley, club presidents, Western Heights HOA-Linda Devine, Tim Marker, Bill Webber and others). They were there providing the guidance of the park direction every step of the way. THIS IS YOUR PARK!
Randy Zielinski and Steve King were the rocks out here every weekend. This whole thing would not have happened as smoothly without the involvement of both Randy and Steve. 
I want to thank all of you for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful contribution to our community. I want to express my sincere appreciation for all of you who stepped up to make this dream come true. Thank you and please enjoy your park.
Grand Opening was September, 2005.   At the 2003 District conference The Rotary Club of Wenatchee received the most outstanding club in district 5060.   I was told 'first time in our clubs history'."
Time prevented mentioning all of these major donors.
Major donors:
  • Star Rentals (Equipment Rental)
  • McDees Art Center-Rigeline
  • WA. State DNR – Forestry Grant
  • Marson and Marson 
  • Valley Tractor (Landscaping Equipment)
  • Design Electric (Lighting)
  • United Pipe and Supply (Irrigation)
  • S&W Irrigation (Irrigation)
  • Whitebird Construction (Restroom Construction)
  • Eric Wulf Landscaping (Irrigation)
  • City of Wenatchee (Cleanup, Building Permit, Parks Crew)
  • Chelan Co PUD (Landscaping and Power)
  • J&K Earthworks (Grading)
  • Platt Electric Supply (Lighting)
  • Wenatchee Sand and Gravel (Concrete)
  • Western Materials (Restroom Blocks)
  • Mike’s Construction (Concrete Forms)
  • Basin Asphalt (Paths)
  • Mountain View Irrigation (Hydroseeding)
  • Wenatchee Petroleum (Fuel for Equipment)
  • WSU Landscape Architecture Students and Professor
  • Munson Engineers (Park Design, grading plan)
  • Wilbur Ellis (Tree Planting Supplies)
  • Western Heights Neighborhood (Trees and Volunteers)
  • LDS Church (Tree Planting)
  • Apple Valley Pumping (Portable Restroom)
  • Numerous Individual Contributions
For more, visit our dedicated Rotary Park web page .

See previous editions for other important notes
  • Mystery Rotarian.  Thus far, the M/Rs have been Pres. Mike, Heidi Myers, Judy Conner, Andy Petro, Charlie Miracle, Bryan Campbell, and Jessi Mendoza. Read your Appleseed for the best clue.   Latest Juicy clue:  "This Mystery Rotarian serves on the Community Foundation of NCW board".  Get more clues on the meeting PowerPoint.
  • PP Pete will be meeting members on each first Thursday at the bottom of the stairs collecting monthly for the RI Foundation and Wenatchee Rotary Foundation. Suggested annual donation $100 for RI and $50 for WRF. If you wish to pay monthly, $10 for RI and $5 for WRF.   Pete also will again lead the way collecting donations for PolioPlus on World Polio Day October 24. Pete also serves as the district Polio Chair.
  • Fellowship Events.  
    1. September 12 - Rose' at the Roses, Sept. 12 at the home of Rick & Sue Rose, 5:30-7 PM
    2. October 10.   October Fest at the home of Don & Heidi Myers
    3. 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.
  • Alathea Riding Center is holding a ROTARY PONIES AND PATIO PARTY on September 24 to raise expansion funds (click link to view flyer & register).  Password:  Rotary .   Click here to review the Alathea program to us Oct. 26, 2017.
  • Next week.  Wenatchee schools, with Michelle Price.
  • Beatrice needs to get to know our Rotarians and all things American. Please invite her to go hiking, skiing, to a football or hockey game, or a stage production play or symphony.
  • 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).  Inductions are planned for this week.
  • News from other clubs.  Fifth Annual Toppenish golf tournament September 7. 
  • Secretary Frank's monthly tip.  Frank has been working in recent months with PDG Darrell Blue to accumulate photos and  biographical data on all PDGs going back more than 100 years.  The files can be accessed here.  Login is required for now.
  • TRIVIA.  Mike's useless trivia for the week:  The word JIFFY is actually a unit of time, unbelievably short,  about 3 × 1024 seconds (about 3 pico-seconds).
  • Late-breaking - Our fundraising marathon at THE GORGE AMPHITHEATER was finished on Sunday night. Results and anecdotes coming soon.
Sept 12 - Rose' at Roses (5-ish)
Oct 10 - At the Myers'
Nov 01 - Dia de los Muertos 
at the Museum
Sept 14, 4 PM
Memorial Service for
Terry Sorom
Grace Lutheran Church
1408 Washington St.
Sept 19
Paul Scea Awards &
Auction Kickoff
October 2, 6 to 8:30 PM
Taste of Pybus
October 24
World Polio Day
(Bucket collections at KPQ)
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
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
Our 32nd club president
Don J. Pybus 1952 - 53  
Our own Ed Smith was our first District Governor (#153), and the club hosted 800 Rotarians for the district conference.  READ MORE
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 22, Club-60-cup donations were $73.40 bringing our total to $261  or $783 with the Gates match!   This equates to 1307 lives potentially saved!  The amount includes $40 from auction of fresh pie to Allan Galbraith (donated by Pete Van Well).
              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
INBOUNDBeatrice Sandrini from Italy near Milan.
(Bay- uh-tree-chay)
Contact her to join in fun activities thru Don or Heidi Myers, or call her cell, or see her at a meeting. More information will be posted next week.
OUTBOUND - Emily in Finland
Sep 05, 2019
Classification Talks
Sep 12, 2019
Wenatchee Schools
Sep 19, 2019
Paul Scea Awards
Sep 26, 2019
Wash. Govt. issues
View entire list

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