Now in our second century of service! 

Wenatchee Rotary - October 28, 2021  
Thursday noon
   Volume LXXI - # 18
  HYBRID #29/ZOOM #80 
Watch here for any changes.
   October is Rotary's Economic &
Community Development  Month   
Attend via ZOOM OR in-person at
Pybus Market Event Center
recurring ZOOM access -
[Or dial 253-215-8782; then enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#]
TONIGHT 5:30:   WOMEN IN ROTARY!  Scroll down for info.
JANUARY 29, 2022
To donate, mail checks to Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Auction
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98807-1723
Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.
Wish to propose a new member?  Download the form HERE.
 ONLY 7 SECONDS (Because you matter!)
With Luke Wall and Meghan Rush
Presented by P/E Jill Leonard
    (ZOOM #80, Hybrid # 29)
Luke Wall is interim Executive Director and Meghan Rush is a member of the Only 7 Seconds board.    She is passionate for helping others.
"Only7Seconds is on a mission to end loneliness. We do this by inspiring people to connect intentionally with others and equipping them with our programming and resources. We currently do this by partnering with businesses, equipping individuals and teams to spread hope on the 7th of each month (SHARE Days) and through our pilot program "Connection Curriculum", which is debuting in schools this fall! Learn more at!"
Loneliness is perceived social isolation or the subjective feeling of being alone. Said another way, it is the inability to connect in meaningful ways that give us a sense of significance and belonging. Loneliness is proven to be significantly harmful to both physical and mental health. We have seen firsthand the devastating effects of prolonged loneliness. So we are on a mission to end it. 

The opposite of loneliness is connection. Real, personal, vulnerable, connection. In a world where connection should be easier than ever, it is easier than ever to disconnect. Only7Seconds is on a mission to create a world in which intentional connection is constantly encouraged and loneliness ceases to exist.




See previous editions of the Appleseed.
The Hybrid/ZOOM meeting was opened and led by president Alice Meyer, with Jill Leonard & Thomas Everly as ZOOM hosts at the WV Museum/Cultural Center, Event Center.  Masking was required. Alice invited all to attend the board meeting later via ZOOM.   Alice closed again wit two trivia questions.
1. Thousands of people flock to this Wenatchee Valley’s little hidden secret which opened December 11, 1966. 

2. Dedication ceremonies for the new Columbia River Bridge was held November 28, 1950.  What year was Columbia River Bridge renamed to Senator George Sellar Bridge



[All announcements are repeated in the Appleseed.]
WORLD POLIO DAY.    Sunday October 24.  Read about it HERE.
Jill Leonard reminded us about our fundraiser, hoping everyone got their tickets.
Late-breaking news - scroll down for photo and results.
Also Jill says "For the auction JANUARY 29, 2022, you can donate by mailing checks to Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Auction, P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98807-1723
Mark checks For the Auction "  More info is coming soon on this topic.
Cougar Gold Cheese.  Another year without the annual Tail-Gate Party; the Wenatchee Lions Club has decided on another COVID postponement .  But Garry Sparks will bring some Gold to sell at the meetings but would be happy to deliver to those not attending.  Contact Garry Sparks (509) 679-5653.  $30 dollars per can. This is the sharp white cheddar in a 30 oz tin.
UPCOMING.All remaining 2021 meetings are Pybus except November 18 at Wenatchee Valley College (lunch snack provided); more later.   See above for next meeting.
Women in Rotary -   October 26, 5:30-7:00pm, Hilton Gardens on Worthen. See details and wish list below.
Weekly text reminders will continue.  
November 11.  Two things:
1)  Interact work party at Jacobsen Reserve, with president Susan Ballinger
2)  Sign up to take a veteran to lunch or dinner.  See Ford Barrett.
AUCTION UPDATE PP Mike Kintner welcome WRF president Tom Ross to thank the club for sharing a large part of the auction proceeds for WRF scholarships.  Tom showed 3 short student videos.
Pete Van Well was busy enjoying a plate of liver and onions, as promised last week.
Donate by mailing checks to Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Auction, P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98807-1723
Mark checks For the Auction. More info is coming soon on this topic.
YOUTH NEWS.   Susan Albert reminded us to watch for interact news in this spot weekly. And she spoke about Laurie's message below as well as the planting of native plants on Nov. 11 at Jacobson Preserve near Saddle Rock, 8:30 AM until finished, led by Susan Ballinger and CD Land Trust.  This is the seventh year, and all us are welcome to join them.  Contact Susan for more info here -
Read more about related celebrations HERE.
Laurie Flarity-White : "The Interact Club is participating in the “Be The Light Walk” to combat teen suicide. It is scheduled for November 5th, after school. I will announce the time, place and more details in the Appleseed as soon as I have them. Rotarians are welcomed and encouraged to attend and watch the wonderful Interact Club in action! 26 students in regular attendance currently!"
GUESTS.       On ZOOM, Dr, Maria Gussak, guest of Susan Albert.  Also, an unidentified person from the Wenatchee World, and Isabel Rodriguez from the Chamber of Commerce.
MADD-Polio Fundraiser Results.   Pete Van Well reports:   "We made somewhere around $2,000 for polio plus serving 90 lasagna dinners to the hungry Make a Difference Day volunteers. All four clubs, Sunrise, Confluence, East Wenatchee and Wenatchee took part. Thank you to "From Scratch by Us" caterers and Wenatchee Valley College."
APPLESAUCE 'Dear Applesauce' has returned.  Scroll way down.
AFGHAN REFUGEE ASSISTANCE.  (Repeating from last week).   
 READ MORE HERE.  Contact Kelli HERE
Click HERE and/or HERE for the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
OCTOBER 21, 2021.
  "Professional Unexceptionalism"
With Dr. Malcom Butler
Presented by PP Allan Galbraith
    (ZOOM #798, Hybrid # 28)
  1. ZOOM VIDEO HERE (only available 2-3 weeks)
  2. View YouTube video HERE.
  3. Previous APPLESEED (Oct. 21).
The speaker was sponsored and introduced by our treasurer and past president Allan Galbraith who provided this summary.

Dr. Malcolm Butler provided valuable insight about the role of “Professional unexceptionalism” and the role of professionals in the Information Age after his 18-month experience serving as the Chief Medical Officer for the Chelan-Douglas Public Health District. While the insight was gleaned from his experience as a public health officer during the COVID pandemic, his observations apply to any professional giving professional advice. 

The most difficult and alarming part of Dr. Butler’s experience was that a significant part of our community felt entirely at ease criticizing his professional expertise and opinion.

Dr. Butler explained that professionals have “unconscious competence”. Through their academic study and their professional practice they have integrated their knowledge into muscle memory, such that professionals oftentimes cannot explain why know something. This is particularly true when dealing with one who is not a peer, does not want to learn, and does not have a common understanding of the fundamentals governing the field.  No lay person the can acquire information, knowledge and judgment a professional has accrued. A lay person cannot critically review or present the information they download. They don’t know or appreciate what they don’t know. 

These concepts were applied to our present world in a couple of easily understood and familiar instances: a professional engineer or a public health physician is approached by a member of the public who has done their research on a topic on the internet and have opinions or studies provided by a charismatic You-Tuber. The promoter is not interested in learning about the topic, does not have the fundamental knowing about the topic, is belligerent, and the debate is in a Town Hall format. 

Dr. Butler is chagrined that in Information Age, it is ok for people to believe that all opinions should be considered equally – that a professional’s opinion should be considered along with a lay person with no foundational education and experience. 

After unsuccessfully running headlong into the wall of believers that the earth is flat, Dr. Butler posits that it is important to recognize, talk and shine the light on the fact that professional opinions are, in fact, exceptional. It is unhealthy for society to pretend that a non-professional’s opinion carries any weight.  

Dr. Butler says that Professionals must be ready to teach when one is intellectually curious and wants to be taught. However, a professional is under no obligation to defend their expert opinions, except with other experts. When faced with belligerence, especially in a Town Hall forum, the best response is: “you came to me for my professional opinion: here it is, take it or leave it.” This is not intellectual snobbery – it is the best response.

Allan Galbraith,   662-5642 – 421-1923,

Attendance  (Advise secretary if you were not counted).
  ZOOM Pybus Guests
1 Andrew Albert Dr. Malcom Butler
2 Bossenbrock* Anderson* Speaker
3 Campbell Barrett, PP  
4 Clifton Bridges Dr. Maria Guzzak
5 Conner, PP Everly Isabel Rodriguez
6 Cooper Galbraith, PP  
7 Corcoran,PP Heminger, PP  
8 Foster Jinneman*  
9 Gellatly Kintner, PP  
10 Gillum Kulaas  
11 Henkle Leonard  
12 Mendoza McNair, PP  
13 Michelsen Meyer  
14 Mickey Myers, Don, PP  
15 Monette Myers, H  
16 Murray, PP Olson  
17 Nelson Petro  
18 Parlette Rasmussen, PP  
19 Price Rose,PP  
20 Provo Ross  
21 Robertson Rounds  
22 Russell, PP* Sharp  
23 Scott Singhose  
24 Smith,C Smith,J   
25 St. Jean Sparks  
26 Williams Stuller, PP  
27   Van Well, PP  
  Women in Rotary  
October 26, 5:30-7:00pm
Hilton Gardens on Worthen
Jill Leonard's details and WISH LIST.
No host beverages and time to socialize.   
As part of a service project, we will be collecting donations for the Women's Resource Center.   Bring items to the meeting and we will get them distributed.   
Wish list for Bruce Transitional Housing - Important Needs.
  1. Gifts or Gift cards to buy teens and tweens presents for Christmas and Birthdays. We have a stash of toys for kids 9 and under but we don’t have anything for the older kids and teens when the parents do not have the means to provide gifts.
  2. Two cordless hardwood vacuums or stick vacuums.
  3. Curtains for windows in resident rooms. We have 50 windows that need curtains size 42x84
  4. 30 kitchen size trash cans for resident rooms and also trash bags.
  5. Gift Cards to buy an interview outfit or clothing items they need when they find work (such as non-slip shoes or work boots).
  6. Gift cards for Supercuts or Great clips for job interviews or back to school haircuts.
  7. Laundry soap and dryer sheets.
  8. Hair brushes, combs, Shampoo, Conditioner, and bodywash.
  9. Tampons.
  10. Winter gloves and Beanies for men and women and children.
  11. Gift cards to buy snow pants and snow boots for kids.
  12. 3 electric can openers.
  13. Multipurpose cleaner.
  14. Diaper rash cream
Dear Applesauce.:  If your pet could talk, what is the worst thing he could say that would hurt your image?

 -  Curious Cat

Dear Applesauce:,  How do bankruptcy attorneys make any money?

 -  Beancounter Betty

Dear Cat,  In a movement of weakness, there was this one time Dear Applesauce smiled. Oh, the shame!

Dear Betty,  By being morally bankrupt, naturally!



To see the most recent answers by Dear Applesauce, visit previous editions of the Appleseed HERE .
NEXT WEEK:  Take the "Dear Applesauce" challenge.  Watch for it.  
Click HERE .  Watch for your answer in a future Appleseed.
  Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM.
   Meeting ID:92794079436
January 29, 2022
Oct 28, 2021
Only 7 Seconds
Nov 04, 2021
Through the Lens of a Veteran
Nov 11, 2021
Take a Veteran to Dinner
Nov 18, 2021
Annual Update from WVC
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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