Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
               Meeting of February 28,  2019                
                      Volume LXVIII - No 34                     
    February is Rotary Peace/Conflict Resolution Month    
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Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
3/7 Foster Galbraith Gellatly Gibbons
3/14 Gillum G-Zamora Hazen Heminger
3/21 Henkle Hoyt Jiminez Jinneman
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FEBRUARY 29 - Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center
with Peter Jelsing, Director   website  

Wenatchee Valley Tech is...

  • An extension of your local high school located at an off-campus training site.
  • An opportunity for high school aged students to receive highly technical job training.
  • An opportunity to get a jump-start on a post secondary education, apprenticeships, technical and two/four year colleges or universities.
  • Preparation for immediate entry-level employment.
  • Staffed by outstanding instructors from industry with many years of experience in their fields.
  • The College Connection - We work closely with Wenatchee Valley College to provide advanced placement and credits for high school students. Currently many programs are connected to post secondary training.

Wenatchee Valley College Engineering Technology - Dr. Joey Walter
Phil Rasmussen (Raz) introduced our speaker Dr. Joey Walter, Dean of Workforce Education and Transitional Studies.   Dr. Walter agreed to replaced scheduled speaker Dr. Sai Ramaswami who had a conflict.  His presentation focused on the BAS-Eng Tech, a new 4-year degree, just beginning.
 Raz is a WVC trustee and gave some interesting facts about the college:
"WVC is part of a 34-campus system in WA widely regarded as one of the best systems in the country.  WVC is in the bottom third in terms of student population, but has the largest service territory…..10,000 square miles.  We have an annual budget of $28mm.  Our very capable president, Dr. Jim Richardson has been with us for 14 years, is now the 5th most senior president in the system, and is largely responsible for our progress and success.  
Your college:
  • Serves 6188 individuals/ 3214 full time equivalents
  • 44% workforce ed/ 43% academic and transfer
  • 59% full time students
  • 47% Latino/ 45% Caucasian
  • In 2004, our median age was 30.  In 2018 it is 23.  Due to 922 high-school age Running Start students. 
  • (Running Start is the best way to save $50k on 2 years of college with full transfer rights to any of WA’s 4-yr schools.)
Two weeks ago you heard about our first 4-year degree, the BS Nursing program.  Our speaker is going to introduce you to our second 4-yr program, the BS in Engineering Technology.   Dr. Walter is a grad of U. Arkansas and Ark. State U.  His degrees include a BS in Human Resource Development, Masters of ED in Workforce Devel. Ed,, and Doctorate in Ed. Leadership.  He previously worked for the Ark. Dept of Career Ed. in Little Rock and Ark. State University-Newport.  
Joey had a major role in developing this new program, including market analysis, development of an advisory committee, local needs survey of both industry and students, presentation of the program plan to the State Board for approval, and curriculum development."
Dr. Walter used a comprehensive PowerPoint to explain highlights of the new program which began in the fall of 2017.  Student admission requirements are very stringent; there are currently 17 students enrolled, with one full-time faculty.  First graduates are expected in spring 2020.  It is built around the discipline of "Mechatronics", combining mechanical and electrical engineering.  It is applied engineering which is more "hands-on" compared with engineering, more theory oriented.  The program was designed with input from local industry.  For more details, listen to the AUDIO of the presentation.

President Pete opened the meeting of the "Flying Buttress" of Rotary clubs.  This was a VERY busy meeting.
After welcoming several guests, Pete made or allowed the announcements below, some of which are repeated from prior weeks.
CHAPLAIN'S REPORT:   The report included those mentioned previously with some additions who have experienced family loss or health issues (Tamara Burns, Tim & Alice Meyer, Jim Brink, Dick & Bonnie Harris), and added the bad news that Karen Russell has been with a very serious health condition.  Karen is the wife of PP Jim Russell (2016-17; they now live on the west side).  Some good news: Carmen Bossenbrock has returned home from Regency, and we hope she can attend a meeting soon.  Penny Carpenter is still at Colonial Vista Rehab.
Gary Provo - Special Olympics (SOWA) work party Friday night a Four Square church, 4-7 PM.  For details on related events, see last week's Appleseed Feb. 21).  Also see website Special Olympics of Washington (SOWA).  
Dick Reed promoted the LUNCH BUDDY program (which was started by this club); this is for kids who need adult role models, and involves a weekly lunch with the child.  He is working with member Alfonzo Lopez, Principal at Lewis & Clark Elementary.
Ford Barrett spoke on plans by the membership committee for building membership, and asks that all members support the upcoming initiatives.
1. Recruiting by individual members.
2. Recruiting by committee.
3. Getting community exposure through a visible project (e.g. during Apple Blossom).
The committee welcomes ideas.
Tom Everly again promoted the upcoming Camp Fire fund-raising auction March 6 supporting after-school programs and Camp Zanika.   He showed a brief PowerPoint with photos of some beautiful children helped by Campfire.
On March 28, District Governor Sherry Chamberlain will be with us for a special presentation.   Pete again promoted the recently-announced district leadership training RLI Wenatchee in April, Rotary's excellent 2-day leadership training program.  Cost is $170, including meals.  
Michelle Shermer reminded us that she will be in DC this week promoting the ONE Campaign.  She solicited support from the members to help her advocate with Congress members.
Laurie Flarity White posted a $20 brag on her husband Dr. James White (applied mechanical engineering degree from Texas A&M U); he entered and won a competition sponsored by the US-DOE for solar engineering innovations.
Pete fined $1 for each of the five "Toms" all sitting at one table.
Ford bragged about the Cougars winning all their basketball games in Arizona last week, and the girls beating Arizona at home.
Gary Provo bragged on his grand daughter, a junior at UC Berkeley in astrophysics, appointed a Brooke-Owens Fellowship, working with NASA.
Jim McDonald boasted about him and his wife Pat winning the coveted Lehman Johnson Award at the Apple Blossom Pageant on Feb. 9 "For their long-standing commitment to the Festival".  Jim gave all the credit to Pat.
  • Pete recognized Leonard Singhose (at the head table) for his contribution to the success of the auction.
  • Guests Frank Jorgensen and Jordan Baldock have applied for membership and are are approved by the board.
  • Pete is searching for info on past member Bob Scea (1963-2016, deceased), as RI wants to honor him for his substantial donations to TRF.
  • There are a few openings left for Pete's Pool Party in July at $40 pp.  Contact Jill or Jay
  • Some members have not received their dues statement; if you have not received yours, please see treasurer Allan Galbraith.
  • Polio cups on the tables.  Board meeting tonight.
  • Pete's Good News:  Feb. 01 was the 98th birthday of Wenatchee Rotary; Saturday 23 is the 113th birthday of Rotary International, now represented in 175 countries (or areas).
March 12, 6-7PM (new date)
TRF meeting, LINK board room
w/PDG Pete Erickson
March 28
DG Sherry Chamberlain visit
April 13, 14
May 2-5, 2019
May 5-12
RYE District bus trip
May 23-26
June 1-5
RI Convention - Hamburg
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
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society

Our sixth club president :      
D.A. Shiner  ....   READ MORE  
The club met each Monday noon at the Elks Club Dining Room.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 big celebration gala at the Wenatchee Convention Center.   The logo above was developed by John McDarment, who is generously serving on the committee.

    Just so ‘ya know…#15 - Community Outreach (SOWA)!    
The Rotary Club of Wenatchee (our official name) put “Service Above Self” into action this past Friday.
President Pete and volunteer coordinator, Gary Provo, agreed that our club would help with preparing table decorations for the upcoming Washington State Special Olympics dinner and dance to be held at the Convention Center.
Gene Anderson, Gary Provo, and Joe St.Jean demonstrate their aeronautical and flying skills!
Debbie Smith and Teri St.Jean heard about all of the fun and just had to join in.
That’s Jay Smith in the background getting “a leg up on the project.”
Gary and Joe help Tom Everly with taping together cardboard boxes to make large
cutout silhouettes for the dance floor. If you ever need help with duct tape projects
ask Tom. He was a professional at rationing out the duct tape.
Submitted by Joe St.Jean – Community Outreach

As you may have heard from the ongoing Haiti committee meetings there are lots of exciting opportunities presenting themselves to our club. 
Not only do we have an assortment of projects in Milot, Haiti (Sunspring water  purification system, Micro-Finance Bank for Women, Medical/Hospital relationship, Milot Rotary club etc),  we are now presented with an opportunity to partner with HANWASH ( on one of 4 test clean water/sanitation locations in Haiti.   [HANWASH=Haiti National Clean Water, Sanitation and Health Strategy]
In order to fully explore these opportunities, the World Service Committee is proposing to the Board to create two separate WCS committees, one dedicated to exploring the HANWASH opportunity and the second dedicated to Milot and all of the assets we currently have established.  If this happens, I have decided to take a step back from leading WCS and have encouraged Carin Smith to lead the HANWASH effort and Bill Murray to assume responsibilities for the Milot project. I will still be available as an adviser to assist when needed. 
YOURS IN SERVICE,   Garry Arseneault
[Secretary note - Our club website has a dedicated Haiti page where much information is being preserved concerning this important effort, which could become part of the next big RI initiative after polio.  The committee includes Carin Smith, Bill Murray, Allan Galbraith, Chuck Jinneman, Gil Sparks, Michelle Shermer, and Kay Gilbert.]

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 ambitious goal has been set by President Pete at $10,000 ($192 per week!).
We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation; since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.
Donations by club members on Feb.  21 = $40.79 bringing our total to $1542 or $4626 with the Gates match.  This equates to 7725 lives potentially saved. Collections at KPQ were $1133.  Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2018-19:
     Pete Van Well
Pres. Elect: 
     Mike Kintner
Pres. Nominee:
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Designate:
    Alice Meyer
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Joe St. Jean
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Dan Maher (July '19)
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,
Pres. Elect (ex officio)
Mar 07, 2019
Classification Talk
Mar 14, 2019
Cascadia Conservation District
Mar 21, 2019
Shelter in a Box
Mar 28, 2019
Youth Services
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"Service Above Self "since 1921