Now in our second century of service! 
Wenatchee Rotary - December 16, 2021
Thursday Noon
 Volume LXXI(71) - # 25
  HYBRID #34/ZOOM #85
Watch here for any changes.
December is Rotary's Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Attend via ZOOM OR in-person at
Pybus Market Event Center

recurring ZOOM access -
[Or dial 253-215-8782; enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#]
JANUARY 29, 2022
See details below in announcements.
Club business will be conducted at our annual meeting December 16, primarily to hold elections for president-elect nominee and 3 new members of the Board of Directors (BOD), serving 3-year terms.  This will be our final meeting of 2021.
Thus far, candidates listed below were presented by the nominating committee and have agreed to serve.   
On-line voting by active members will be open Friday 12/10 - 11AM Thursday  12/16.   Watch for special emails with instructions
Candidate statements
For president, 2024-25  
Gary Provo
August 2015/
Susan Albert/
Information Technology Executive/
Board - 3 years recently
Gary's goal in joining Rotary is to be of service to our fellow citizens.
Gary also did tech support work in the financial services industry for nearly 30 years, and in higher education for 10.
For the Board, 2022 - 25  
Brett Riley
August 2017/
Phil Rasmussen/
Education- Community Colleges
I am excited to join the leadership team of an organization committed to improving our community.
Rachel Evey
May 2019/
Phil Rasmussen/
Program committee
I am honored to be considered for the Wenatchee Rotary board.
I hope my professional experience can help our club's leadership into our 100+ years. In particular, I look forward to exploring ways to attract new members from different parts of our community. 
Lauren Scanga
June 2021/
Jill Leonard/

Business Insurance
  sales executive
Ever since moving to Eastern WA in 2014, I've loved the Wenatchee community. My husband, son and I realized our dream and moved to Wenatchee  nearly two years ago.  
I joined Rotary in 2021 as a way to get involved and give back to this community we now call home.
I believe I would add new ideas and energy to the Rotary board and would be honored to serve if selected.
Thank you for your consideration.


The meeting was opened and led by President Alice Meyer.
View attendance list HERE for recent meetings.
GUESTS:  At Pybus -  Jenni Jourdan, Veronica Arroyo-Perez, Shawn Payne, Stu Smith
NOTE:  All indoor meetings are currently held in venues where face coverings are mandatory.  Please honor the requirements of these establishments by wearing face-coverings properly.
 Still applicable, from last week.....
PP Mike Kintner gave some news & exciting updates on auction progress.
   Jordan Baldock & Cascade Auto Group!  
Sponsored tables :         32  
How do you get tickets?   Register  HERE for event tickets ( $75 each), and make donations.  Physical tickets should be available at the next meeting.
We have lots of great and exciting procurement items, BUT we need much more, as we are less than half what we need.  Those items can be dropped off at 3 locations:  
  • Mike's office at CVB on Maple Street
  • Pete's office at Van Well Nursery on Grant Road
  • Shannon Sim's office at Health Alliance NW, 411 N. Chelan Ave.
Donations can also be made by mailing checks to Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Auction, P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98807-1723.   Mark checks For the Auction.  Most auction information can be found on our website, including procurement forms and registration.
Beneficiaries - Wenatchee Valley YMCA, Chelan-Douglas CASA, Campfire Camp Zanika, and our own scholarship Fund.   See details on the auction flyer HERE.   View Spanish version HERE.  
NEW MEMBER PROPOSAL.    The board has approved the application from Veronica Arroyo-Perez, nominated by Michelle Shermer.  She is employed by Action Health Partners as a Community Resource Specialist.  She is one of our Rotary scholarship recipients!!!
Appleseed suggestions or questions?  Submit HERE.
Click HERE and/or HERE for the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
DECEMBER 09, 2021.
    (ZOOM #84, Hybrid # 33)
  1. Previous APPLESEED (Dec 09).
  2. View photos below and slide show on our home page. (lots more).

The meeting was opened and led by president Alice Meyer, during which attendees enjoyed a very nice catered buffet.   After leading the Pledge of Allegiance, Alice introduced the entertainment -- two singing groups from Wenatchee High School:  The Four-tune Hunters and Hi-Tones, with director Dawn McCormick.  They beautifully sang several familiar Christmas tunes, together and separately, which can be viewed on the ZOOM recording linked  HERE.

PP Don Myers recruited volunteers to compete in 4 hilarious competition games:  keeping 3 balloons in the air for 60 seconds, blowing cups off a table, using only air from balloons, stacking cookies, and moving a cookie into one's mouth from a position on the forehead (no hands).

Naturally, there was a visit from Santa Claus, who read the famous 1823 poem Twas the Night Before Christmas ,  by Clement Clarke Moore  in 1823, published on December 23 of that year.  It was somewhat edited to reflect that the reader was the subject of the story.   Santa then led in singing Jingle Bells, and later, assisted by Alice, handed out a wrapped gift to each person in the room, by name, even the guests.  It is a mystery how he knew everyone and what they wanted for Christmas.

As usual, the annual collection was taken for the Salvation Army.  This year the amount donated was $1795.  Thank you Rotarians!  

The club has received this note from the Salvation Army Commander.:

"I would like to say Thank You for your generosity.  Blessings and have a wonderful Christmas."

Major Ralph Jiminez, Major Corps Officer


The combined groups, the Hi-Tones, and Four-Tune Hunters


The Hi-Tones
The Four Tune Hunters
Madam President
Twas the Night Before ...


Dear AppleSauce:   What is the meaning of life?
    --   Wondering
Dear Wondering,
The two key words here are "life" and "meaning".  The definition of life is pretty easy; you're either alive or dead, and I'm guessing you're the former since you submitted the question.  The definition of "meaning" is more complex.  I like "that which is intended or meant; aim; purpose"  So, Mr./Ms. Wondering, I'm going to tell you the purpose of your life:  Since you are a member of Wenatchee Rotary, and we are having an auction in January to raise money for "The Kids", your only purpose for the next thirty days or so is to get out there and hustle up some more items for our auction.  We are going to raise $150,000, and you need to be a big part of that effort!
You can do it!
Take the "Dear Applesauce" dare to submit a question we cannot answer!!  Thanks to those have accepted the challenge.
Click HERE .  Watch for your answer in a future Appleseed.
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM, except December. 
   Meeting ID:92794079436
"Annual meeting",
       3rd Thurs., December
January 29, 2022
Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.
Wish to propose a new member?  Download the form HERE.
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
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