Wenatchee Rotary  -  Meeting via ZOOM temporarily  
July 02, 2020  - 6 PM
Volume LXX - No 01
July is the first month of the Rotary Year
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
  • CENTENNIAL ....#59
  • "STUFF THE BUS"    
  • SPONSOR OF THE WEEK         
* No goal has been set for 2020-21
DONATE TO OUR CAUSES HERE. Then follow instructions. 
RI Convention online, 6/20-26!  First ever virtual convention. 
The entire convention was recorded and posted online for any Rotarian to watch.
During the pandemic, our regular meetings continue online (virtual) using ZOOM technology.  Currently, all meetings are at 6 PM each Thursday.  To join in CLICK HERE.   Any Rotarian or friend of Rotary may attend. 
All will remain in a "Waiting Room" until the host arrives.
If no digital access, call in by phone :  Dial 669-900-6833; when asked, enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#, then #.
To find/join other clubs' virtual meetings, CLICK HERE ;  for security purposes, ClubRunner login is required to access the list.
  Why does the Rotary year begin on July 01?  Find the answer HERE.  
Do you have a personal COVID-19 story to tell?  Scroll down to see Jill's proposal.
     Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 local health news.    
    WEEK IN REVIEW -  June 25 (ZOOM #14)      
   Program: Peaceful Transfer of Power - Kintner to Kalahar
Watch the ZOOM video HERE  [password - kalahar20-21 ]
View photo slide show HERE.
Immediate past president Pete Van Well served as master of ceremonies, to oversee the friendly roast and ultimate vindication & praise of outgoing president Mike Kintner
Thursday, June 25 marked the most well-run and best attended meeting of President Mike Kintner’s Rotary year (especially the zoom meetings). The Past President’s Committee (PPC) presented a program to determine if President Mike could cut the muster and join the committee’s illustrious ranks.
After scathing rebukes and indictments from the Court of Judge Judy ** (Connor) and disgruntled Mystery Rotarian originators Tom McNair * and Pete Van Well, the PPC made the mistake of turning it over to the attorneys, Gil Sparks and Allan Galbraith. They plead Mike’s case with useless trivia about bike riding, fiscal responsibility, and (interestingly but mostly gross) President Mike’s toileting habits.  In between these two, Past President Don Myers took the time to teach Mike how to conduct music using a chopstick.
Luckily for Mike, by the time it came to vote on his admittance into the PPC, most of the past presidents had already drank enough red wine to just surrender, and he was admitted unanimously.   For his tremendous job as Wenatchee Rotary President in 2019-2020, Mike received his past president’s pin, recognition plaques, a Paul Scea Fellowship, and several bottles of red wine, which all were coordinated by First Lady Tammy. Thank you, Tammy!
Then Mike, being the good guy he is, turned around and presented Tammy with a Paul Harris Fellowship. Classic Kintner. We love you, Mike!
Before passing the virtual gavel to travelling hippie Kory Kalahar, Mike was honored with a video tribute courtesy of Secretary Frank Clifton and coordinated by ZOOM wizard Jill Leonard. Special guests for the evening included Mike & Tammy’s children, Sarah Thorpe and Jeff Kintner; Mike’s Mom, Mary; sister and brother-in-law, Beth & Rod Schmidt; sister Nancy Kintner-Meyet; and former DG Jeri Fujimoto who ZOOMED in from San Francisco.
Finally, Pete announced the club's $200 gift to WRF in Mike's name, giving him another Paul Scea fellowship, and proposed a red-wine toast to Mike, one of the best presidents in our history.  Mike closed the meeting by recapping the highlights of his year, gave special and emotional thanks to several groups of people, including Carmen's angels, and his special wife Tammy, finally turning over the reins to incoming president Kory.
* PP Tom McNair's charge of Copyright infringement.
President Mike used “Mystery Rotarian” without asking permission from it’s inventors, Past President Pete and myself.  He stole it!  We “invented” Mystery Rotarian for Past President Doug Button’s year, and it was so successful that we obtained a copyright on the name and the process.  Our Mystery Rotarian was presented “live” each week and people couldn’t cheat by looking up answers on the internet prior to voting their choice. I read an example of a “genuine, creative and clever Mystery Rotarian” bit and then I submitted our case to Judge Judy for her ruling.
Obviously, Judge Judy ruled in our favor.
** Judge Judy's court.
The judge first heard Mr. McNair's  accusation of a copyright infringement and declared the defendant GUILTY as charged, because Mr. Kintner's only representative council, his daughter Sarah, was declared unauthorized to practice in Chelan county, and he was chastised by the court for introducing more lawyers into the community and forcing wife Tammy to go back to work to cover the cost of her schooling, likely a result of Mike not qualifying for suitable financing.  Judge also noted that Mr. Kintner has expressed extreme emotion at the event of Sarah's graduation, no doubt related to his guilt for introducing another lawyer to that profession.
When Mr. Kintner attempted to designate new counsel in Alicia Nakata, Judge Judy declared her ineligible since Alicia has retired.   However, Mike was allowed to represent himself. 
The judge declared two Primary issues before the court.  The first is that of creating another lawyer:  The court found him GUILTY. and a sentence was set at 40 hours of community service with the esteem lawyers of this club and / or his daughter, Sarah.
SECONDLY, and more condemning – "This court was served with legal documents this morning accusing Mr. Kintner  of another copyright infringement, that of infringing on the trademark of one Mr. Kool-Aid Man. Specifically for the use of his trademark expression 'OH YEAH!!'   According to the filing this has been trademarked since 1954.  This is an action against you, Mr. Kintner AND , more importantly an action against Wenatchee Rotary for an immediate cease and desist order of the use of that trademark.   After much contemplation and forethought – for the crime of infringing upon the registered trademark – 'OH YEAH!!' – belonging to Mr. Kool Aid Man you are found GUILTY.  Sentence is being delayed for the contemplation of the past presidents of Wenatchee Rotary.  Their decision will be final.  Have you anything to say before these esteemed past presidents?"  Mr. Kintner's only reply was "I love Kool Aid", an obvious defiance of the court.
Asked for reactions by the past presidents of Wenatchee Rotary since this is the first they have heard of the cease and desist order.  Reaction was mixed.   In Mike's defense, PP Gil Sparks advocated for Mike's acquittal, praising his performance in the RSVP bike ride several years ago, and his success in leading the club this year, especially in the area of financial management.  Gil declared how Mike has already served his 40 hours, especially in the RSVP.  The judged claimed "Contempt!"
Further defense was offered by PP Allan Galbraith, by presenting some "useless trivia" in Mike's honor.
The frustrated judge declared court adjourned.
M/C PP Pete receives
complaints against Mike.
PP Don had fun with Mike's
music conducting style.
PP Tom files a grievance for
copyright infringement.
Judge Judy conducts court. Attorney Gil defends Mike.
Attorney Allan provides
character witness.
Mike gets a thumbs up from all past presidents, these and more.
Tammy presented Mike w/wall
plaque of appreciation
Mike w/desk plaque
Tammy presents Mike with 
past president pin


  June 25  - ZOOM Meeting #14  
See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
Watch the ZOOM video HERE  [password - kalahar20-21 ]
  • Past-president Pete Van Well opened the ZOOM meeting to about 45 members and a few guests as listed below, with Jill Leonard and Thomas Everly as ZOOM hosts.  It was a record for virtual attendance.
  • RYE students.  Our beloved inbound student Beatrice Sandrini left for home in Italy as this meeting was in progress.
  • Achievements this year.  Fiscal responsibility under Mike.  Our most successful auction ever.  Our polio contributions were about $32,000 making our district outstanding in the world.  Great youth exchange.  Mike was on the radio today stating $150K back to the community, even under the pandemic.  
  • COVID stories.  Send your stories to Jill's email HERE
  • Next week.  President Kory will inspire us with his plans for the year ahead.
  • "Stuff the Bus" - Be generous.
  • Useless Trivia.  PP Allan rambled on about certain red wines being more healthy than not drinking any adult beverages.
Business of the week.  Appleseed may soon begin promoting a "business of the week".  Those interested may send the secretary some details to display, like a logo, motto, contact info, etc.  There will be a small annual fee.
The meeting was arranged and hosted by Jill and Thomas, using Jill Leonard's ZOOM account.
Attendance:  Pete, Mike, Kory, Jill, Tom McNair, Gil, Allan, Judy, Don M., Sue, Eric, Russ, Carin, Muffy, Ken, Raz, Dick, Dawn, Linda, Rich P., Carmen, Lorien, Loren, Jessi, Susan, Doug, Claudia, Jay, Alicia, Ricardo, Gene, Leonard, Britt, Jim Russell, Tom Ross, T. Everly,  Frank C.
Special guests included Mike & Tammy’s children, Sarah Thorpe and Jeff Kintner; Mike’s Mom, Mary; sister and brother-in-law, Beth & Rod Schmidt; sister Nancy Kintner-Meyet; and former DG Jeri Fujimoto who ZOOMED in from San Francisco.  And future Rotarian Sagan.
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)
Special Guest Sagan
Special guest PDG Jeri Fugimoto
M/C PP Pete.
  July 02  -  THE YEAR AHEAD  
With a video by incoming DG Richard DeRock
Login and learn what President Kory Kalahar has in mind for the club's direction for the next year.
We can all be certain it will be fun and exciting, with some new traditions.
  July 09  -  COMMUNITY FOUNDATION      
With Beth Stipe, Executive Director
We remain committed to the
principles that we feel are
best summarized as
"the little Bank with the
big circle of friends"   
(509) 662-1644
Hello members,
As a service club, we need to spotlight our service to the community and the world.  Can you please share with me what you are doing during this time to make a difference.  I know the majority of us are not just sitting at home watching Netflix 24/7.    Many of us are still working,  making masks, reaching out to people or supporting small business, etc.    Please send me an email at with the details of how you and your family are engaged to make a difference in our pandemic world.  I would love concrete facts and photos speak volumes.  I will be sharing on our social media channels.  If you want to share what you are doing, but don’t want to be identified, just let me know!    Thank you for helping me show the world why today is a great day to be a Rotarian!   

Jill Leonard
Board meetings 3rd Thursday
4:30 PM, ZOOM
Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
Password: 290505
Future meetings TBA
We appreciate all of our sponsoring merchants & businesses.
For complete details, see our web site.
Friday January 15, 2021
5-9 PM
Centennial Gala

May 13 - 16, 2021
District Conference, Wenatchee
  • 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
  • Health Alliance NW
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • Pet Hub, Inc.
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Friday January 15, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1979 - 1980
Richard C. "Dick" Harris
  PART 1   PART 2
Dick served as District Governor in 1995-96.
View his obituary HERE
View our list of ALL past presidents HERE.
View our list of deceased members HERE.
Watch the 75th anniversary video HERE.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the Gala to be held Friday January 15, 2021.
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2020-21:
      Kory Kalahar
Pres. Elect: 
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Nominee:
     Jill Leonard
Pres. Designate:    TBD
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Jim Brink
Marilee Rounds
Thomas Everly
Trisha Johnson
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, Jay Smith;
VP, Tom Ross
Treasurer, Tyler Mickey;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Committee Chairs :
   Scholarship - Joe St. Jean;
  Fundraising - Susan Albert;
   Events - Jill Leonard.
Board Members: 
  Mark Kulaas,  Shannon Sims
Pres. Elect (ex officio)

TRF Chair: Dan Rodgers
Jul 02, 2020
Video from District Governor Richard DeRock
Jul 09, 2020
Community Foundation
Jul 16, 2020
How her work in Congress relates to important issues in NCW
Jul 23, 2020
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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