Wenatchee Rotary  -  Meeting via ZOOM temporarily  
May 21, 2020  - 6 PM
Volume LXIX - No 45
May is Rotary's  Youth Service Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
  • CENTENNIAL ....#56
* Polio donations have not changed since the club ended physical meetings.
Former member Jim Rosenau passed away on Wednesday 4/22 at age 94
Death notice in Wenatchee WorldJim joined Rotary in 1978 and was a PHF, and Past president (1983-84).  He took honorary status a few years ago for health reasons.  Jim's obituary appears on the funeral home website HERE and in the most recent Wenatchee World weekend edition.  Arrangements will be posted when available.
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 14 (ZOOM)      
   Program:    Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
With Beatrice Sandrini, from Italy, near Milan
She used a PowerPoint to describe her stay in America which she enjoyed very much. She also talked about her home in Italy, her family, and showed lots of photos of popular food dishes by specific regions.
She returns home at the end of June, but would rather stay here longer.  On returning home, she has a fifth year of high school, then hopes to attend college.
She will miss school and friends and the Rotary road trips.
Some things that are different here: more casual meal times, and microwave cooking.
Don and Heidi Myers spoke of their joy at spending time with her, saying she never said no to a new experience.
View her PowerPoint (viewing requires permission).  Listen to Beatrice HERE
These are just a few of many photos
Beatrice displayed in her presentation.


  May 14  - Our 8th Virtual (On-line ZOOM) Meeting  
See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
  • President Mike opened the ZOOM meeting to 34+ members as listed below, with Jill Leonard as ZOOM host. 
  • Mystery Rotarian :  Loren Stach  was named for May 14.   Juicy Clue this week -  From the Rockies to the Cascades, our Mystery Rotarian’s career went Downhill (and back up to the top for additional runs!)
  • Board (BOD) meeting Thursday 5/21 at 4PM.  Exec team meets Monday.  See calendar below for BOD access info.
  • Sunrise Rotary Virtual Races.   P/E Kory promoted the first ever virtual race fundraiser - 5K/10K/half marathon July 16.  There are awards.
  • COVID stories.  Jill wants to hear stories about things members are doing during this time to help others.  Email her
  • Scams.  Mike cautioned everyone to beware of the greatly increased number of scams taking advantage of the pandemic.  Don't click on any unsolicited emails without investigating.
  • BragsLeonard Singhose was surprised that we displayed his recent photo of his brother's tractor being donated to a Chelan museum.  Photo below.  Here is his email message to secretary Frank.  "Picked up a classic 1954 Ferguson tractor at my brother's place in Cottage Grove, OR on Monday. Delivered it to the Miller's Lake Chelan Auto Museum yesterday.  My friend, Earl Tilly purchased the tractor and donated it to the museum.  Pictured is Patrick Tilly(Earl's grandson), Myself and my brother, Jim.  Earl took the photo. It was a fun trip!Listen as Leonard explains this photo.
  • Campfire NewsTom Everly expressed thanks to those who responded to his fund-raising request.  Anyone can still DONATE to Camp Zanika HERE.
  • Joe St Jean is proud of his  son Mike, named deputy police chief of Kirkland today.
  • World's BestDawn Davies bragged that her WV Humane Society is #1 again!  Linda thanked her for helping her grand daughter adopt a dog.
  • Carmen missed the meeting, but she asked secretary Frank to mention her anguish that her dear friend Camilla Wick has tested positive for COVID-19, and that her other dear friend Mitzi took a fall and broke 3 bones Both reside in assisted-living facilities.
  • Next weekWenatchee Rotary Foundation with President Jay Smith.
  • YMCA News.  Thank-you video from Dorry Foster.
  • Useless Trivia.   The "highest court in the land" is the basketball court at the  US Supreme Court.  See it here.
  • No ZOOM recording.  The recording failed, so it is not available this week.  There is only audio of the speaker.
  • COVID-19 News.   Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 health news.
CSTE -  At least 10 members attended this ZOOM event on Saturday with about 150 Rotarians from around the US part of District 5060.  There were many interesting discussions on various Rotary topics, with a goal of developing some best practices learned from other clubs.
The meeting was arranged and hosted by Jill Leonard.    
Attendance:  Mike, Kory, Jill, Gil, Sue, Raz, Ford, Leonard, Eric, Loren, Britt, Dick, Tom Everly, Russ, Muffy, Allan, Al Bridges, Chuck J., Mark M., Mark K., Terry, Joe, Doug, Gary A.,Gary P., Dante, Ken,  Don & Heidi, Dawn, Gene, Linda, Sue, Shannon, Jim B.,  Frank C.  
Speaker -  - Beatrice (our RYE student)
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)
“Health Insurance Plans designed
especially for NCW”
Call Shannon :
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
With Jay Smith and the WRF Committee
The mission of the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation is to improve educational opportunities for citizens living in the Greater Wenatchee area. Funding for the foundation is through immediate and deferred giving from current and past Wenatchee Rotary Club members. Each club member in good standing is also a member of the Foundation.   READ MORE.
Every year we have 3 positions on the board that we vote on. The term is for 3 years and one can serve 2 consecutive back to back terms before coming off the board. We vote at our Annual meeting which will be held Thursday May 21st, 2020.
Up for re-election is Susan Albert and Tyler Mickey.  
Susan has been instrumental in helping the Foundation start Legacy giving to build the Corpus.
Tyler has been serving as Treasurer and doing well.   Our preference is that we elect both for a 3 year term.
We have 3 strong candidates that have said yes to serving on the board that I want to present for your consideration to complete the 3rd position, Shannon Sims, Ken Robertson, and Mark Kulaas.
     May 28  -  WASHINGTON DECA      
With Isabel Hyde and Alice Meyer
Washington DECA is one of over 50 DECA Associations worldwide. The WA DECA association’s mission is to provide business and leadership opportunities to high school students to succeed in school, careers, and life. It is made up of over 160 school chapters and over 12,000 student members statewide. WA DECA is dedicated to educating students on six main career clusters that prepare the emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready. This is done by placing students in real world business situations where they compete for area, state, and international titles.
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.
1976 - 1977
J. Reid Clark/Tom Byrne
Tom Byrne took over on Oct. 19, after Reid Clark's Alcoa job transfer.
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 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 Andy Petro (509.885.8825), or see her at a meeting.
OUTBOUND - Emily in Finland
May 21, 2020
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (ZOOM)
May 28, 2020
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Russell Hampton
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