Now in our second century of service! 

  Wenatchee Rotary - HYBRID meetings Thursday noon  
May 06, 2021     Volume LXX - # 43
   May is Rotary's Youth Service Month   
Attend in-person!   OR....
recurring ZOOM access -
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2 Current Sponsorships end July 1 
This week :  North Central Education 
Service District Foundation
Thursday noon (at Pybus and on ZOOM)
See the MANY important announcements below!
WEEK IN REVIEW -  April 29, 2021 (ZOOM #54) 
Part 1 -  Insomnia Solved, with Dr. Brandon Peters
From his series, "Sleep 101: Back to Basics"
ZOOM VIDEO HERE   [password = #39April29peters ]
  1. ZOOM videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.
  2. Permanent alternate (YouTube) video HERE.
  3. Previous APPLESEED (April 29).
The speaker was introduced by his own proud father, our Rich Peters. who gave a few fun facts about Dr. Peters, e.g. 
  • he aspired to be a doctor at age 5
  • at age 7, he stated his preferred medical branch as pediatrician (babies don't sue)
  • he always had lots of questions growing up
  • he wrote a book at age 10; a publisher (Penguin) encouraged him to keep writing
  • he has published more than a thousand articles
  • he lectures internationally on sleep disorders
  • current books - Insomnia Solved,  Sleep Through Insomnia
  • Self-help program -
Dr. Peters discussed many aspects and properties of insomnia (aka sleeplessness), which affects about 10% of adults.   He defined it as difficulty falling asleep initially, or staying asleep, or experiencing restlessness.  He described two types of insomnia:  chronic (long-term), and acute (short-term, less than 3 months).    Most of his patients are in the chronic phase.
As examples for discussion, he focused on three cases of 3 individuals having different circumstances.
Each case involved older people with irregular sleep cycles.   For treating such cases, he relies mainly on "cognitive behavioral therapy".
He considers the time in bed, the time spent actually sleeping, and the particular age-related sleep need (7-8 hours for those over 65).
Symptoms usually associated with insomnia include fatigue, sleepiness, low energy levels, or problems with concentration, or mood issues such as anxiety or depression.  
It can be affected by genetics, environmental conditions, psychological or psychosocial circumstances, other medical conditions.
He described the various stages of sleep experienced by people at all ages. 
He discussed "sleep apnea" (repeated starting/stopping of breathing during sleep), common among insomnia and diabetes patients, along with many overlapping symptoms, e.g. dry mouth, snoring, frequent waking, night sweats, and other circadian disorders.
He mentioned sleep aide habits such as alcohol, and also available testing, therapies and treatments available.
Brandon Peters, M.D., is board-certified in both neurology and sleep medicine and currently practices at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He has worked in sleep medicine since college with extensive clinical and research experiences in the field.
Dr. Peters worked in clinical sleep medicine and was trained as a polysomnographic technician prior to starting medical school. His published research includes study of the sleep habits of university students, circadian rhythm disorders in the blind, abnormal sleep behaviors called parasomnias, and sleep ethics. He was an award-winning journalist in college. His extensive sleep-related writing includes more than 1000 articles on, book chapters, Sleep Through Insomnia, and countless other interviews and article contributions. He is the creator of the online Insomnia Solved program. He lectures internationally on sleep, frequently appears on podcasts, radio programs, and in other media, and works as a business consultant for related industries.





See previous editions of the Appleseed.
Our 5th HYBRID/ZOOM meeting was opened on April 29 and led by president Kory Kalahar, who welcomed members and guests, with Thomas Everly again at the technical controls. 


Muffy.  Our beloved Marilee Rounds injured her hip for the second time after the replacement and is laid up again.  Keep her in thoughts and prayers.  Husband Gary was also hospitalized on the same day with pneumonia.  But they plan to bounce back soon.
Carmen.  Our other beloved lady, Carmen Bossenbrock has been invited to say a few words at the big TRF GALA on May 12.  This is huge, as she will be seen and heard by Rotarians representing more than 2200 clubs in about 60 districts!  We are working hard to make sure this happens.
Jorge comments.   President Kory read a touching tribute posted on line by last week's speaker Jorge Casteneda thanking us for the honor of allowing him to speak to us.  Imagine that...most of us believe we were honored.
GALA   May 12 TRF Zone 28 Fundraiser  Guest PDG Peter Schultz joined us last week to encourage attendance at the May 12 Gala.   Make your $100 donation your ticket to the huge fundraising Gala event "Celebrating our Foundation!"  Over 75,000 Rotarians invited from Alaska, all across Canada & northern USA!!  Click on the link above to see a 2.5 minute video promo, or go to the Zone website for all the details and registration.  Our own Carmen B. will be briefly interviewed.  Her video on NCW Life got Peter's attention.
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is focused on "Doing Good in the World" but is currently severely under-funded.  Please register, and attend if possible. Cost is $100 minimum donation to TRF (PHF points accrue).  Schedule : 5:00-6:00pm, followed by District TRF Awards event @6:30pm, with Rotary Celebrities and Other Stars.  Watch sample video HERE by RUSH !
We are being offered a special meal associated with this (for pickup) by Stones Gastropub.
Click HERE to place an order, at $28 per dinner.
World's Best.  Keep voting!  We made the final five as best non-profit!   VOTE HERE, once daily, April 21 - May 8!   You can also vote for Rotary Park and for our own Laurie Flarity-White (as best volunteer, she too made the top 5!).
COVID VAX Volunteering & Protocol.   To assist at TTC vaccine clinic, click HERE, THEN download the application and email directly to Cecilia Wood (Ceci),  Volunteer Coordinator, Confluence Health (  Also on the CH Volunteer page you will see a link for WAserv~  Please be sure to have registered with Washington State Emergency Registry of Volunteers, this is for citizens who are willing and able to help during disasters and significant events.  Please commit to as many shifts as you can.  This is a way to serve others and get vaccinated.   
ONLY 7 SECONDS.   May 7th will be the TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY of  Only 7 Seconds  !!! Our heart is to spread the message of 'Only7Seconds' across the nation!   S.pread H.ope A.nd R.emind E.veryone Daily!!!!!

SHARE Team - This program is put on through Only 7 Seconds and there are 21 local community leaders including Jill Leonard.   Contact Jill to join HER team.   On the 7th of each month the team leader and a group of 7 to 10 team members gather to do something quick and easy to spread hope and impact our community. Hope notes, Christmas caroling, raking leaves etc. 

Festival Lunch.    Wednesday - June 9th is the All Service Club Luncheon for Apple Blossom,  12 noon at the Convention Center - tickets are $25 pp or $225 for a table. John Norlin is a gifted speaker who has keynoted for conferences, assemblies, camps, teams, and organizations all over the country. Over the last eighteen years, he has spoken to over 400,000 people, and to 350 individual schools or events captivating all with his engaging personal approach. Everyone who hears him leaves both inspired and challenged to make a positive difference in their school and place of work.  We hope to purchase at least one table, but you can get individual tickets HERE.  Contact Kory HERE to join our table.
Blood driveWenatchee Confluence Rotary is organizing a Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) blood drive at Pybus Public Market and are challenging other area Rotary clubs to see which group can donate the most blood.  In addition to bragging rights, there is a fun trophy (fresh off the 3-D printer) to the winner!   They are also raffling off $50 Pybus bucks that will go to a random donor that day.   Link to sign up to donate:

WestSide High School Shoe Drive.  - as you know WestSide High School partners with the Bomba sock company with our Homeless Care Kits we give out in the winter. We are promoting a shoe drive in addition throughout this school year to help our homeless have socks and shoes. Please drop off your new and lightly used shoes at WestSide

WestSide High has an annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction, but we missed last year due to the pandemic. We are bringing it back this year though with a slightly modified program. We will be having our 6th Annual Silent Auction and Tamale Sale this year on May 6th. We have two things to ask of you Rotarians to help us out. The first first is need some items to auction off such gift certificates, wine baskets, movie baskets, COVID response kits, picnic items, gift cards, etc. The second is to plan on coming to WestSide to bid on our auction items and buy some tamales. More information on ticket sales and tamale sales coming. 

Pre-Order your Tamales: (1/2 dozen $10, 1 dozen $20) Tacos: ($2 each)
Pre-Order Avery's Army Shirts: (Single color design $10, multicolored design $18)
Avery is an 11-year-old 5th grader at John Newberry Elementary School who was diagnosed with a rare pediatric ovarian cancer; she has had 3 major surgeries, flying across the country, and multiple chemotherapies.  Avery and her family need our help.
  View poster.  
Tom Arnold is a finalist for the local Flywheel Investment Conference event on May 20th and we will be rooting for him.
Ten things about a fellow Rotarian - Bill Monnette.  See below.
Click HERE and/or HERE for the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
Ten things we didn't know about Bill Monnette. 
     Watch video HERE .
  1. Lived with parents and 2 sisters in Boise Idaho through High school.  Go cart fun.
  2. Enjoyed speech and debate, won a trip to Portland for oratorical contest in 9th grade. 
  3. Went through a grease monkey phase where I rebuilt a couple of cars and worked at a 24 hour gas station.  I was the graveyard shift ‘mechanic on duty.”  
  4. Became an Eagle Scout
  5. Whitman College where I took mostly government and Economics and became a lifelong  proponent of small government and free market economics.  Spent a fun summer in D.C, where I learned about federal bureaucracy.
  6. Law School at UW, spent summers working for the Idaho A. G.  Worked 5 weeks at a start up silver mine in the Idaho wilderness where I learned about dynamite, bears and the wrong way to cut down trees.  Another story.
  7.  straight to Wenatchee in 1978, for the dry climate, initially did trial criminal defense and jury trials.
  8. Married Sheryl in 1982, had 2 children, and now have 4 grandchildren here in town. I joined Rotary in 1989.
  9. My life changed when I came to faith in Christ in 1990.  I was pretty moved by Jorge’s presentation last week about his ministry to the homeless.   I am just constantly amazed how God works through His people
  10. I lost my wife Sheryl to cancer in 2018 which was very hard, but I thank God for giving me another happy marriage. I fell in love with Kim Ferderer, who had lost her husband to cancer, and we are counting our blessings, enjoying our grandkids and looking forward to retirement together. 
Next victim -  Loren Stach.  These members have already told their story :
1. Kory Kalahar
2. Leonard Singhose
3. Jil Leonard
4. Phil Rasmussen (Raz)
5. Laurel Turner
6. Tom Ross
7. Rich Peters
8. Gary Provo
9. Linda Parlette
10. Dawn Davies
11. Gene Anderson
12. Alicia Nakata
13. Dorry Foster
14. Claudia DeRobles
15. Ford Barrett
16. Tom McNair
17. Mark McCants
18. Sean Cooper
19. Russ Speidel
20. Andy Petro
21. Pete Van Well
22. Frank Clifton
23. Sue Rose
24. Judy Conner
25. Allan Galbraith
26. Jim Corcoran
27. Alice Meyer
28. Jim Brink
29. Marc Heminger
30. Bill Monnette
31. Loren Stach?


       With Rufus Woods & Eldene Wall

School District needs are greater than ever this year, and teachers, who often use money from their own pockets, are looking for resources to meet students’ needs. The demands have increased dramatically this year because of Covid-19 restrictions and the need to prepare for both classroom and online learning. Since 2008 The North Central Education Foundation (NCEF) Teacher Grant Awards have helped to bridge the gap between teachers and classroom needs. In 2020, partnerships with generous businesses and service organizations who have a passion for making a difference in the community made it possible to present 123 Teacher Classroom Grants in the amount of $300 each. Their goal is to build community partnerships to “connect our children to the world of opportunity.” 

The North Central Education Foundation was formed in 2008 to support classroom learning by providing small but meaningful teacher grants to creative and innovative teachers in North Central Washington.   The foundation is growing quickly. In 2010, the foundation gave its first eight grants totaling $2,000.  This year, the foundation awarded over 145 grants totaling $40,000.  That’s a 18-fold increase in grants awarded in just ten years. This year we were delighted to award grants to teachers in 27 out of 29 districts in the North Central ESD region!


              ANNUAL MEETING
       With WRF President Jill Leonard and her team
The agenda includes information on our scholarship recipients, and election of board members.   Watch for a detailed email by May 10, with all the annual meeting information, including the proposed update of bylaws, candidates for the 3 open board positions and instructions on how to vote.   Any questions can be directed to Jill Leonard.  
Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored
our  2020 auction or newly-added this Rotary year.
Meliesa Tigard
Executive Director
Current Sponsorships end July 1 
Currently only new and 2020 Auction
sponsors are listed
We appreciate all of our sponsoring
For complete details, see our web site.
Event 2020
  • 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
   Balloon Pop
New Sponsors
Focal Point Educational Services
Date Added
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. 
                   Actual=7662 = 121%                                          
Total with Gates* match = $22986 (38K+ lives potentially saved)
RI Annual Fund   Our goal is $4500


* Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.    
Plan to attend our 100-year celebrations
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 
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
Term ends 6/30/year shown
'21 -Claudia DeRobles
'21-Andy Petro
'21-Gary Provo
'22-Michelle Shermer
'22-Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
'22-Jim Brink
'23-Marilee Rounds
'23-Thomas Everly
'23-Matthew Michelson
'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.
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)
  At Pybus At Pybus ZOOM ZOOM GUESTS
1 Anderson Petro Bossenbrock Parlette  
2 Barrett Rasmussen Corcoran Peters Kimberly Andrew
3 Bridges Robertson Davies Riley Terra Winston
4 Clifton Rose Foster Rodgers Ray Dobbs
5 Cooper Singhose Kalahar Ross  
6 Everly Smith,J  Kintner Shermer  
7 Freytag Stuller Kulaas Smith,C  
8 Galbraith Van Well Leonard Stach  
9 Heminge   McCants Sturgeon  
10 Jinneman   Meyer Tigard SPEAKER
11 McNair   Monnette   Brandon Peters
12 Michelsen   Nelson    
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
Centennial Events   
Gala - September 25
Other Events TBA  
May 06, 2021
North Central Education Service District Foundation
May 13, 2021
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation
May 20, 2021
Great Photographs of the World
May 27, 2021
The Sister Connection
View entire list
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
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