Now in our second century of service! 

  Wenatchee Rotary - HYBRID meetings Thursday noon  
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April 22, 2021     Volume LXX - # 41
April is Rotary's Maternal & Childcare Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Bold type indicates updated content  
2 Current Sponsorships end July 1 
W/Laurel Turner, Jorge Castañeda & Victor Estrada
Thursday noon (at Pybus and on ZOOM)
You may have heard of Jorge on FaceBook or from the video produced by television host (and fellow Rotarian) Dominick Bonny.  Jorge goes out to the street in the wee hours, in his own words, “attempting to love on people”, not to serve people or provide for people, but to love on them.  Jorge does this in a most beautiful way bringing with him a comfort food most of us can relate to….hot chocolate.  He also brings essentials like socks and hygiene items along with an honest interest in what each person is experiencing.
We are delighted that Jorge has agreed to speak to us about his mission and to answer some of our questions.
He will be joined by his friend and fellow Outreach specialist, Victor Estrada, of the Women’s Resource Center.
Come and get to know Jorge and Victor and have a conversation about homelessness and addiction and how we can help.
See the MANY important announcements below!
Dear Rotary members and friends,
I want to apologize for the appearance of promotion or soliciting business directly to our club.  It was my decision to allow a newer member to share his survey with the club after he and I had talked and I felt good about the motivation behind it.   He did everything correctly as a new member would to garner permission from me to share the survey with the club membership to drive his decisions for community outreach.
I now know the perception of this decision;  I hope I have not alienated anyone. I assure you that the club is not moving in a direction of promoting our business affiliations outside of our classification talks. 
President Kory Kalahar
WEEK IN REVIEW -  April 15, 2021 (ZOOM #52) 
Part 1 -  Apple Blossom Royalty
ZOOM VIDEO HERE . [password = #37April15Royalty ]
  1. ZOOM videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.
  2. Permanent alternate (YouTube) video HERE.
  3. Previous APPLESEED (April 15).
APPLE BLOSSOM ROYALTY ( Festival is June 3-13)  
Member Bryan Campbell introduced Wenatchee’s 2021 Apple Blossom Festival Royal Court.  Queen Brooke Perez, Princesses Kody Richards and Kamryn Fowler.   The girls were accompanied by their chaperone Debbie Gurnard.   They each talked about themselves, their hopes for the future, and how much they love Apple Blossom.
Brooke is the daughter of Luis and Sundi Perez. Brooke has played the violin in orchestra for 7 years, attends the Community Partnership Program, and has been a volunteer in the Life Skills room. Brooke was a competitive gymnast for 7 years at Apple Valley Gymnastics and is now a competitive dancer at Dance Creations, assists classes at Dance Creations, and works at Wenatchee Dental. *
Kody is the daughter of Gregg and Faith Richards. Kody is a Washington State FBLA Officer, Washington State District VII FFA Officer, Wenatchee High School ASB Treasurer, DECA president, and Mock Trial Team Captain. Kody has coached Girls on the Run, volunteers as a 4-H youth leader, works for Foreman Fruit Company, and teaches yoga at Beyoutiful Hot Yoga. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, pen palling, and spending time talking with friends. After graduation, Kody plans to major in biology and go on to law school. *
Kamryn is the daughter of Steve and Melissa Fowler. She is on the President’s List at Wenatchee Valley College in the Running Start Program. Kamryn volunteers her time at a hospitality house in Wenatchee where she serves those undergoing cancer treatments. She has been in collaboration with the Chelan and Douglas County Board of Health to provide data concerning the mental and physical health of students in the valley. She is also involved in the Special Olympics Winter Games every year in Wenatchee. Kamryn dances on the competition team at Fabulous Feet Dance studio and is employed as a choreographer. *
* Learn much more about each of them on the festival website HERE.
Bryan was 2018 Applarian Chancellor and championed the increase in the Queen's Educational Scholarship, from $6K to $10K, with support of the Festival Board.  Applarians provide the Queen's scholarship each year, in addition to other hands-on and financial support.
As the booster organization for Apple Blossom, Applaraians are also the ambassadors for the Wenatchee Valley at out-of-town festivals, and provide security and support to the Royalty. Photo shows Bryan with the court and Debbie Gurnard and P/E Alice Meyer (far right).


For all the details, WATCH THE VIDEO




See previous editions of the Appleseed.
Our third HYBRID/ZOOM meeting was opened on April 15 and led by president Kory Kalahar, who welcomed members and guests  Exactly half the attendance of 40 members was in person at the Pybus Market Events Center.  Thomas Everly continues to impress with his tech skills in making the hybrid session nearly seamless.
  • May 12 TRF Zone 28 Fundraiser.   Kory showed a video from PDG Peter Schultz which appears on the linked page.  The Rotary Foundation is focused on "Doing Good in the World" but is currently severely under-funded.  Please register, and attend if possible.
  • World's Best.  We made the final four!  Keep voting when the next phase begins".  Get details HERE. Vote HERE, early and often, April 21 - May 8.
  • Women of Rotary.   April 20 at Hilton Garden Inn, 5:30-7:30; no-host food/beverage. Come when you can and stay as long as you want.
  • COVID VAX Volunteering & Protocol  To assist at TTC vaccine clinic, click HERE, THEN download the application and email directly to Cecilia Wood (Ceci),  Volunteer Coordinator, Confluence Health (  Also on the CH Volunteer page you will see a link for WAserv~  Please be sure to have registered with Washington State Emergency Registry of Volunteers, this is for citizens who are willing and able to help during disasters and significant events.  Please commit to as many shifts as you can.  This is a way to serve others and get vaccinated.   
  • CSTE May 01.   District 5060 annual Club Spring Training Experience, May 01, 9AM - Noon.  All members should try to attend, especially BOD.   Info and registration HERE
  • Lost members.  No members have died.  Two recently resigned the club, Phil Schultz and Garry Arseneault.
  • Other.  Blood drive etc.  See recent  recent Appleseed.
  • Board meeting.  These were the primary matters addressed.  Reminder, all meeting minutes are posted in club archives (login required)..
    • Club finances - All is well
    • Community Outreach projects - Joe St. Jean will explain, next meeting
    • Hybrid meetings - Attendance is 50/50, and building
    • Early Act - New Rotary movement for youth (we are considering)
    • New Honorary members* - Gene Anderson, Carmen Bossenbrock
    • Fellowship event - Followed the meeting
* Other Honorary members include Jerry Gibbons, Chuck Jinneman, Jon Magnus, Parker McCreary, Charles Mussen, Bob Rowe, and Jim Russell, all distinguished, highly respected people, and honored for various reasons including long and dedicated Rotary.  
Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
       With Laurel Turner and Jorge Castañeda (see above story)
       With Dr. Brandon Peters
Sleep 101: Back to Basics
Brandon Peters, M.D., is board-certified in both neurology and sleep medicine and currently practices at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He has worked in sleep medicine since college with extensive clinical and research experiences in the field.
Dr. Peters worked in clinical sleep medicine and was trained as a polysomnographic technician prior to starting medical school. His published research includes study of the sleep habits of university students, circadian rhythm disorders in the blind, abnormal sleep behaviors called parasomnias, and sleep ethics. He was an award-winning journalist in college. His extensive sleep-related writing includes more than 1000 articles on, book chapters, Sleep Through Insomnia, and countless other interviews and article contributions. He is the creator of the online Insomnia Solved program. He lectures internationally on sleep, frequently appears on podcasts, radio programs, and in other media, and works as a business consultant for related industries.
Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored
our  2020 auction or newly-added this Rotary year.
820 N. Chelan Ave.,
Dedicated to providing safe, 
high-quality care in a 
compassionate and 
cost-effective manner ..
Current Sponsorships end July 1 
Currently only new and 2020 Auction
sponsors are listed
We appreciate all of our sponsoring
For complete details, see our web site.
Event 2020
  • Confluence Health
  • Cascade Auto Center
  • Alpine Aire H&C
  • CVCH 
  • JP Portrait Studio
  • Washington Trust Bank
  • Carmen Bossenbrock
   Presenting Sponsor
   Silent Auction
   Heads & Tails
   Photo Booth
   Photo Booth
   Balloon Pop
New Sponsors
Focal Point Educational Services
Date Added
September 2020
SPEAKERS.   Are you thinking of sponsoring a speaker?   Complete the new online info FORM.   Guidelines are posted on our website under the main menu.  Or click here.
End Polio Now:      Our goal this Rotary year is $7500. 
                   Actual=7662 = 121%                                          
Total with Gates* match = $22986 (38K+ lives potentially saved)
RI Annual Fund   Our goal is $4500


* Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.    
Plan to attend our 100-year celebrations
Virtual Celebration - Spring 2021/TBA
Big Gala! - Wenatchee Convention Center/TBA

NOTE - View some important historical information...
  • copy of the original club charter HERE
  • summary of our first year, with copies of local news stories of the first days HERE.
  • list of ALL past presidents HERE.
  • pictorial list of deceased members HERE.
  • 75th anniversary video HERE.  
  • video of Ed Cadman's year as Rotary International President HERE
  • Appleseed of January 14, 2021    January 28 
Wenatchee Rotary Officers          
President 2020-21:
      Kory Kalahar
Pres. 2021-22:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. 2022-23
     Jill Leonard
Pres. 2023-24:
    Michelle Shermer
Secretary (for life):
     Frank Clifton
Treasurer (for life):
    PP  Allan Galbraith
Term ends 6/30/year shown
'21 -Claudia DeRobles
'21-Andy Petro
'21-Gary Provo
'22-Michelle Shermer
'22-Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
'22-Jim Brink
'23-Marilee Rounds
'23-Thomas Everly
'23-Matthew Michelson
'24-Sean Cooper
'24-Ricardo Iniguez
'24-Tom Ross
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
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
Centennial Events   
Gala - September 25
Other Events TBA  
Attendance  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
1 Albert*   Everly*   Michelsen*   Smith,C*
2 Anderson*   Evey   Mickey   St. Jean
3 Barrett*   Foster   Nelson   Stach
4 Bossenbrock   Henkle*   Parlette   Van Well*
5 Bridges*   Jinneman*   Peters    
6 Brink   Kalahar   Petro*   GUESTS
7 Button*   Kintner   Rasmussen   Ray Dobbs
8 Campbell*   Kulaas   Robertson   Royalty
9 Clifton*   Leonard*   Ross    
10 Cooper*   McCants   Scott*    
11 Corcoran   McNair*   Shermer    
12 Dudek   Meyer*   Singhose*    
* at Pybus, 20        
Apr 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Apr 29, 2021
Insomnia Solved
May 06, 2021
North Central Education Service District Foundation
May 13, 2021
Great Photographs of the World
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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