Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of June 28, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 52   
June is Rotary Fellowships month.
  • FRIEND-RAISER - 2018
Led by past-president Bill Murray and other dignitaries
Head-count needed for meal purchases - RSVP here
End of Year, Peaceful Transfer of Power, Presidential Roast/Recognition/Tribute, Installation of officers.  These are some of the names traditionally assigned to the final meeting of the Rotary year as we transfer the leadership reins from outgoing president Don Myers to new president Pete Van Well.
The excellent noon buffet lunch will be catered by "Two Chefs" at a cost of $17 total.  Be prepared to pay by cash or check if needed.  RSVP to reserve a meal.  Jones Winery will open at 11 AM for wine or tasting.
President Don Myers will be honored and/or roasted this week at our special gathering inside the beautifully-remodeled Pybus Event Center.  Don't miss the fun!
We already heard last week about Don's year behind us, and we will hear Pete's plans next week, upon his return from the Rotary International Convention in Toronto.  So this week will be devoted mainly to our own review of Don's year.  It should be a memorable event.
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Next week -  Pres. Pete Van Well: RI Convention Review/Year Ahead
See other important future program details below.
    WEEK IN REVIEW, 6/21/18 -  Year in Review   
President Don Myers presiding for the final time as President.
"Donning" his Superman costume. President Don reflected on the last 12 months. 
He related the experience of being recruited to serve 3 years ago by PP Nate Bishop, and how he wanted to be a Superman president in setting lofty goals.  But then, stripping to his "Clark Kent" attire, he lamented only achieving 14 of his 25 goals.  But even though we may not have met specific statistical levels, he believes we satisfied some major targeted values.
1. Relationships.  We have all helped to invest in and build friendships with people.
2. Leadership.  Don recognized and praised his support team at the head table: President-elect (P/E) Pete Van Well, Treasurer & P/E nominee Mike Kintner, P/E nominee designate Kory Kalahar, and secretary Frank Clifton.  These help keep us building for the future.
3. Giving Hearts.   We have done extremely well at giving to our foundation, the Rotary Foundation, the PolioPlus fund, and other needs. 
Joe St. Jean was then asked to give a report on the year's achievements of the Community Outreach Committee for all four funding cycles (as posted on our website), resulting in total awards to the community of $10,000 raised through our 2017 auction. 
Future president Kory Kalahar (principal of WestSide High school) was asked to describe last Thursday's graduation activities (the 32nd); he related that with 87 graduates, it was the second-largest class ever.  He then presented the "Friend of WestSide Award" to Mario Cantu, for his valued assistance over the last 6 years.
4. Membership.  We are strengthening our membership committee and especially our mentoring process.  We had a high goal for recruiting this year but essentially broke even.  We have 3 potential new members in the approval cycle.
5. Learning & Fun.  We learn from our excellent programs, e.g. we were prepared for the recent Alcoa headlines because of Tracy Yount's PUD program.  Also, our vocabularies were extensively expanded on a weekly basis. smiley
Appeals for the future.
1. Invest in a leader. Consider being a mentor at one of our high schools (ask Kory), lunch buddies, Interact.
2. Invest in a friend. Be available to help or listen to others.
3. Support President Pete.  We have a great year ahead.  Ask how you can help achieve our goals.
Don explained his sabbatical over the next 3 months.  In August he will accomplish a 40-year bucket-list goal - hiking the Washington leg of the Pacific Crest Trail, 510 miles.  He then gave away some great prizes, including coffee, wine, candy, gift cards, and a KITTEN!
Listen to the entire meeting - Program AUDIO.
Michelle Price, inducted
to membeship today. LISTEN
Dr. Michelle Price official photo
Kory Kalahar presnts the "Friend of WestSide Award" to Mario Cantu. LISTEN
Mario thanks Kory for the coveted award. Joe St. Jean presents $1000 to Dorry Foster for the scholarship fund at the YMCA.  LISTEN Our new club treasurer Allen Galbraith.
Respectfully Submitted by the secretary.
Marcia Henkle introduced for induction our newest member Dr. Michelle Price, a former Moses Lake Rotarian, and a 27-year educator with superlative credentials.  She currently serves as the NCW Educational Service District (ESD) Superintendent (replacing Dr. Rich McBride formerly of this club).  She has been honored this year to receive high awards from the Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals the Administrator of the Year, then went on to receive the 2018 National Education Administrator of the Year!  Her Rotary charge will be given later.  Linda Evans Parlette will serve as Michelle's mentor.
Friend-Raiser July 14 - This excellent event is getting very close.  See flyer below.  Tickets are $35 and available on line.  Bring guests for the food, wine, and fun, especially anyone who may be a good Rotary candidate.  Also important is the need for volunteers to help setup or tear down.  RSVP here.
Word of the YEAR:   "Shukrani"; Swahili word meaning gratitude. Thanks for a good year.  No one claimed Don's $20 reward by knowing this word.
Dr. Michelle Price, inducted today Guest Chris Goehner who is applying for membership. Ford and his guests David Davin and Douglas Callegario who may be considering membership.
P/E Pete presents this Rotary shirt to his favorite Rotarian Carmen Bossenbrock, supplied by Susan Albert PP Bill Murray promoted the end-of-year meeting next week at Pybus.
Pres. Don gives away the remainder of of his prizes.  The kitten went to wife Heidi, surprising Don more than anyone.
June 23-27 - RI Event
RI Convention - Toronto
June 28 - End of Club Year
President Appreciation (PYBUS)
July 14 Friend-Raiser
Wine & Food Gala, Warm Springs Inn
"Wine Down by the Riverside"
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Boneventure, Montreal PQ
October 26 - 28 - District Event
Fall Assembly/AG Training
Lake Chelan - Campbell Resort
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" AUCTION
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
  • Humane Society of WV
We are excited about our 2018 Friend-Raiser, a fun-filled evening by the river.  Don't miss it!
Get tickets at a meeting, or online .  Volunteer to help ... RSVP
End Polio Now/Club 60 - Approximate totals collected:
Goal this Rotary year = $4,000, or $12,000 with Gates Foundation 2-for-1 match (20,040 lives saved).  Donations by club members on June 21= $27.29 thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $4317 or $12,951 with the Gates match.  This equates to 21,628 lives saved.   Thanks to Gil Sparks, this amount will increase by about $400 due to Gil donating his raffle winnings June 1.
Donated by the public on World Polio Day = $2675.
Jun 28, 2018
Peaceful Transfer of Power (at Pybus)
Jul 05, 2018
International Convention Overview
Jul 12, 2018
Parkside Mental Health
Jul 19, 2018
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