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  Wenatchee Rotary - ZOOM meetings Thursday noon  
 
Recurring ZOOM access -   https://zoom.us/j/484306077
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March 11, 2021     Volume LXX - # 35
March is Rotary's Clean Water/Sanitation Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
ZOOM Makeup at D5060 clubs  
- CONTENTS -
  • SPECIAL NOTICE
  • WEEK IN REVIEW
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS/NEWS 
  • NOT SO STUPID STUFF 
  • UPCOMING PROGRAMS 
  • EVENTS CALENDAR 
  • SPONSOR OF THE WEEK           
  • ALL SITE SPONSORS
  • POLIO-PLUS DONATIONS    
  • CLUB ORGANIZATION
  • SPEAKERS LIST
  • ATTENDANCE
   
 
March 11 :  Karen Francis-McWhite -ZOOM #47, 
(details below in "Upcoming Programs")
Plus other great stuff!    Thursday noon
For virtual meetings -  ZOOM LINK.  Or dial 253-215-8782; then enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#,
 
 
    WEEK IN REVIEW -  March 04, 2021 (ZOOM #46)      
Part 1 -  Program - LANDSCAPES & WILDFIRES, with
   Paul Hessburg.   See ZOOM video HERE .  
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  1. ZOOM videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.
  2. Permanent alternate (YouTube) video HERE.
  3. Previous APPLESEED (March 04), contains speaker's bio.
  4. View some of the speaker's PowerPoint slides below.

Paul was introduced by Britt Dudek.  Paul has worked with the US Forest Service for the last 4 decades studying Northwest wild fires and insect ecology and how they interact.  He discussed how our forests have changed over recent decades, illustrated by comparative photos of, a few of which appear below.

He addressed why it matters that there has been tremendous change in western forests since the 1930s.  Forests have become much more dense due to forest management, resulting in 100-1000 times more trees since the 1850s.  But we are losing millions of acres yearly now due to increases in severe-fire events, which also have increased negative impacts on human population and related increased insurance costs.  These impacts can be reduced by better forest management such as prescribed thinning and burning.

Fires are inevitable, but we can choose the severity, requiring communities to "choose your smoke", i.e. prescribed minor fires, or severe wildfires. Controlled fires generate 10-50% of the smoke.  Good question from several members are answered.

THIS WAS A GREAT PROGRAM!  WATCH THE VIDEO.

 
 
  

  WEEK IN REVIEW PART 2  

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS   

See previous editions of the Appleseed.
The meeting was opened and led by president "Cash Money" Kory Kalahar, as he welcomed all members and guests. 
Announcements.
  • Hybrid meeting survey.  If you missed it in the last Appleseed, here is your final chance to complete the survey. More input is needed on interest in lunch.
  • Girl Scout cookies.    Contact Jill Leonard HERE.  
  • Haiti HANWASH.   Carin Smith requests our attendance at her district ZOOM meeting March 9, at 5:30 PM.  See details below.
  • Bethany AlHaidari.   She spoke to us last June 18 and was featured in a front page story March 3 in the Wenatchee World; read it HERE  .   Read our  "week in review" from June Appleseed .  See a short video clip HERE  with intro by Gil Sparks.  Her website -  https://saudijustice.org/  We have a full audio recording of this program, which Bethany asked us to withhold pending her case resolution.
  • Raise a Glass to Rescue Glass (on-line event).  Chelan Rotary fundraiser in support of reinstating glass recycling in our valley.  March 26 with Fielding Hills Winery.    Tickets are $100 per Zoom account which includes one bottle of Fielding Hills 2019 Chenin Blanc, one bottle of 2017 Tribute Red Blend, and charcuterie plate for two.  See details HERE.
  • District Training opportunities.  See below and sharpen your Rotary skills.
  • Open District positions.  If you are anxious to serve in a district role (and why not?), more info coming soon.
HAITI WATER PROJECT.  We are planning a District wide zoom update meeting on Tuesday the 9th, at 530 pm, and it would mean a lot to me if you could attend! The show of faces will be good for other clubs to see as we are making a big push to get the Global Grant and are asking all clubs to pitch in with financial pledges. Please invite other Rotarians you know who are interested in international projects!  
Haiti Hanwash - Bringing Water to the Commune of Ferrier in Haiti 
TOPIC: This district encouraged Rotary program has room for many clubs to be involved in funding this $450,000 global grant project to bring clean potable drinking water to villages in Ferrier, Haiti.  We started last year with an engineering and technical assessment which many clubs funded, and now we are ready to take it to the next level.  
Carin Smith and Sherry Chamberlain will provide an update on the GG project details and the required funding to get this project into RI for approval.   ZOOM LINK .   
Meeting ID: 838 6664 3895, Passcode: 025148
  -- OTHER NEWS --
 
IMPORTANT DISTRICT TRAINING.   Excellent no-cost Rotary training opportunities are upcoming on ZOOM, especially for new members (but all Rotarians can benefit). View the list and register HERE.   
COVID.     Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
   UPCOMING PROGRAMS   
 
 
MARCH 11 -  WASHINGTON BUSINESS &   
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT   
      With Karen Francis-McWhite
Karen Francis-McWhite is an advocate for rural community and economic development, working with the Washington State Department of Commerce as the Central Washington Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist. She has lived in and been an advocate for Central Washington residents and communities for eight of the last thirteen years, and has worked for the Department of Commerce since November 2019.
 
Karen joins us to share Commerce‚Äôs mission and work, and to learn how our communities and organizations would like to partner with Commerce to strengthen our communities.  
 
MARCH 18 -  TRIPLE POINT PROGRAM  
      With Luz Estrada
 
SPONSOR OF THE WEEK
Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored
our  2020 auction or newly-added this Rotary year.
  
 
Meliesa Tigard
Executive Director
(509)662-9121
CENTENNIAL PLANS AND HISTORY
Plan to attend our 100-year celebrations
 
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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 
 
 
SITE SPONSORS
Currently only new and 2020 Auction
sponsors are listed
We appreciate all of our sponsoring
individuals/businesses.
For complete details, see our web site.
Auction
Event
  • 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
   Cornhole
   Balloon Pop
New Sponsors Added
Focal Point Educational Services 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.  As of this December 9, we have donated $5200 (#1 in District 5060*), 70% of our goal; this amounts to $15,600  (with the Gates match! )  This equates to 26,000 lives potentially saved to date! 
                                                                        70%                                
 
 
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.    *  District donations total about $51K.
 
 
 
   SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR (w/links)   
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
Centennial Events   
Gala - September 25
Other Events TBA  
  CLUB
INFORMATION  
CLUB
FOUNDATION
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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
Directors
Term ends 6/30/year shown
'21 -Claudia DeRobles
'21-Andy Petro
'21-Gary Provo
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'22-Michelle Shermer
'22-Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
'22-Jim Brink
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'23-Marilee Rounds
'23-Thomas Everly
'23-Matthew Michelson
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'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.
Officers: 
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
 
Attendance  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
 
  MEMBERS            
  Some only part-time    
1 Albert   Henkle   Peters   Stuller
2 Anderson   Kalahar   Rasmussen   Sturgeon
3 Brink   Kendall   Robertson   Van Well
4 Campbell   Kintner   Rounds    
5 Clifton   Leonard   Scott    
6 Conner   McCants   Shermer   GUESTS
7 Dudek   McNair   Sims    
8 Everly   Meyer   Singhose   Hessburg*
9 Evey   Mickey   Smith,C    
10 Foster   Monnette   Smith,J   * Speaker
11 Galbraith   Nelson   St. Jean    
12 Gillum   Parlette   Stach    
Speakers
Mar 11, 2021
Washington Business and Economic Development
Mar 18, 2021
Triple Point Program
Mar 25, 2021
Port of Chelan and Douglas County: After the Merger
Apr 01, 2021
Apple Blossom
View entire list
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner
ClubRunner Mobile
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Wenatchee, WA 98807-1723
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