Volume LXXII (72) - #32:  February 16, 2023
Digital Navigator Efforts in NCW
With Jenny Rojanasthien
Executive Director, NCW Tech Alliance

Jenny will present on NCW Tech Alliance Events & Programs, with a special focus on NCW Tech Hub and digital navigator efforts happening in NCW.

Community Health Network of Washington (CHNW) announced recently it has been awarded a $1 million Digital Navigator grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce, Office of Broadband to launch the North Central Washington Digital Equity Initiative, expanding its efforts to bridge the digital divide in North Central Washington. CHNW is the parent of the not-for-profit insurance carrier Community Health Plan of Washington.
The grant funds will support the initiative. 

Come hear how technology is shaping our community.


MEETING INFORMATION.   This week - Pybus Event Center 
GREETERS THIS WEEK - Lauren Scanga, Don Myers, and Kathy Gut
Greeters are selected so as to combine one from each of 3 groups:
board (club or Foundation), seasoned members, new members.
View schedule for greeters here.  (Schedule is subject to change)
View ATTENDANCE for recent meetings.
Program of February 09, 2023:
Due to illness, our program was rescheduled.  We were fortunate to have former member Garry Arseneault speak about the latest developments with the Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD).  https://www.chelanpud.org/
Garry is a PUD Commissioner.  For complete details, watch the ZOOM Video recording.  
Here are a few highlights from his list of "issue briefs" (each of which represents many pages of information) which he plans to address with our US Senators in DC next week.  Changes in the PUD are happening fast.
  • Supply chain problems, here and across the USA
  • How the power industry works together
  • How the PUD is affected by to state's Climate Commitment Act, which seeks to phase out many uses of fossil fuel
  • The value of our "Green Credits"
  • Grid security in the utility industry
  • Smart people and the Alcoa contract
  • The new contract with Puget Sound Energy
  • Impacts of climate change and new transmission lines
  • Environmental effects of transmission lines
  • Impacts of transition to electric vehicles and 5G phones
  • New types of turbines
Noon PT, Thursdays at Pybus Event Center, #3 N. Worthen Avenue, Wenatchee, WA USA 98801 (unless noted otherwise)
Lunch is available for $12.
Join us in-person or on ZOOM.
 Or dial 253-215-8782;  
 enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#
Feb 16, 2023
Broadband as an Essential Service
Feb 23, 2023
Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
View entire list
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This week's News and Announcements.
Every week, President Jill has shared ways we have imagined Rotary.   This week, we look to the future.   We are in the process of Imagining Rotary and how we impact the world around us. 
Alatheia Riding Center is a vital organization in our valley.  Our Rotary Club will be supporting for years to come, beginning with the Toast and Roast fundraiser coming in March.  An inspiring video, https://youtu.be/yi10Ul9bUrk was shown highlighting the benefits offered there and how they are helping people.
Upcoming Events
Fellowship Night-  
Wednesday, February 15 4-7 pm
Horan Estates Winery
15 2nd Street Suite 101, Wenatchee.  

Come enjoy Rotary Fellowship, wine and live music.   Come when you can and leave when you need.   These are perfect opportunities to get to know our fellow members.
Plus, it is the kickoff to Horan's annual Red Wine and Chocolate event.   Purchase a tasting for $10 and you will receive a chocolate cake with a CWM Syrah reduction and berries.  Sounds delicious!  
March 11 - Toast and Roast.
Get your tickets for this unique fundraising event.   The evening will be packed with fun, laughter and raising money for two organizations in our community.  
Paper Tickets will be for sale at Rotary meetings.  Or purchase online at wenatcheerotary.org. 
Interested in a table sponsorship?   See Pete Van Well. 
To make this event the best it can be, we need some volunteers to help with the event.  To get volunteer opportunity descriptions and sign up, visit: https://forms.gle/EwgoyYjC5z9M2F3i8
NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED.  The board has approved three new members.  They will become official members after two listings in the Appleseed if there are no objections.  Provide feedback here.
  • Brian Wendeborn proposed by Alice Meyer
  • Troy Fitzgerald, proposed by Jill Leonard
  • Tom Leonard, proposed by Jill Leonard
Founded in 1924, the Philipsburg Rotary Club has grown to be the largest philanthropic organization in Granite County, Montana.   Located in a historic silver mining town the club has been especially active since the millennium.  In 2003 it began an effort to create a community ice rink and amphitheater on land donated by a club member’s family.  

The hillside Winninghoff Park Arena has since seen concerts for up to 3,000 people and now has a modern refrigeration plant for all-winter free ice-skating including adult and youth hockey - an NHL size ice rink. 

President Jill Leonard's uncle, Bob Winninghoff, is a long time Rotarian who donated the land.   
 Register for the District Conference in Leavenworth, May 18-21.  Until March 1, get the early bird rate of $249.
PAUL HARRIS FELLOW INCENTIVE POINTS.  From the TRF Committee, earn 200 matching PHF bonus points with your early-bird registration for the district conference in Leavenworth.    After registering, notify TRF Chair Frank Clifton to claim the points.
After that deadline, earn 100 points by attending any portion of the conference.
HIGHWAY SIGN.   The north-end highway sign has been updated to reflect our meeting at Pybus.  
The Interact Club students along with advisor, Christie Payton, visited the club to share details about their fundraiser.   To donate to the fundraiser and support the WHS students make checks payable to WRF and mark Interact. 
SPECIAL GUEST.  Former DG First Lady and current Sunrise Rotary president Robin DeRock road in her trusty steed to promote their fundraiser, the 2nd annual Road Apple Roulette

Check out the upcoming events for the Club, District 5060, and Rotary International



15    Rotary Fellowship- Horan Estates Winery
11     Toast & Roast
       (Special Guest Rufus Woods)
11-13    Club Spring Training Event (CSTE)
27-31   RI Convention, Melbourne        
June 9, 2023 - Rotary Campout, Confluence Park
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
4:30 PM, Location TBA
and in person; open to all members.
Meeting ID:92794079436
 About us  (includes current club officers and board members)
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