Now in our second century of service! 

Wenatchee Rotary - July 22, 2021  
Thursday noon (hybrid)
   Volume LXXI - # 04
  HYBRID #15/ZOOM #66 
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   July is the first month of the Rotary Year   
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This week :  911 Glass Rescue
aka "Lake Chelan Glass Repurposing Project"
With Julie McCoy, secretary Lake Chelan Rotary
Julie McCoy is a retired attorney from California who has resided in Chelan with husband Jack since April, 2019. She is now a full-time volunteer and is heading up the Lake Chelan Rotary Club's 911 Glass Rescue program.  View project website here  -   
This program will provide an overview of the Lake Chelan Club's glass repurposing project, from fundraising to initial operations and will cover some prospects for end markets for the products that will be manufactured (glass sand and glass aggregate).
WEEK IN REVIEW - July 15, 2021 
   (ZOOM #65, Hybrid #14)  
   With Richard DeRock
   In-person at Pybus
  1. No video password needed.
  2. ZOOM videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.
  3. Previous APPLESEED (July 15), includes speaker's bio. 
District Governor (DG) DeRock,  (with wife Robin) was introduced by Assistant Governor for Area 8, Shanley Crane, PP of East Wenatchee Rotary, who began by presenting President Alice with the new RI theme banner.
DG Richard is now beginning his second year as governor and initiating his visitation of all 58 active clubs.  Richard is a member of Wenatchee Confluence RC, and previously a 14-year member of our club, along with Robin.  Read his interesting bio and hopes for the coming year on the district 5060 web site HERE.  Richard began by giving some history about himself, and how he and Robin landed here in Wenatchee after he served in some major roles with transit systems in the Los Angeles region (he directs Link Transit here in Chelan County).
He explained the unusual arrangement of his second term (because the COVID pandemic prevented his performing all of the normal expected duties of a district governor in 2020-21).  He was displeased with not being able to move around the district and meet people (which is the best way to get things done).
His Rotary passion began with Youth Exchange (RYE) where he became District 5060 chair.  He encouraged members to consider moving up into district leadership and praised the enjoyment of serving as DG.  He explained the leadership structure of Rotary and how it works and why we need younger club presidents.
He loves the uniqueness of being an international district, where we get to know and work with our Canadian counterparts.  He outlined some of the challenges we face, especially membership.  He is thrilled by the progress in polio eradication, stating that there have been no cases since early January.  Maybe we have "done it".  
We heard about the new district-wide initiative of Public Image,  called "Connecting People of Purpose" to emphasize what Rotary is all about to correct the public's unclear awareness.  Some of the resources saved by not travelling were spent to engage a public image consulting company, The Field Group of Yakima.  The rollout began this week.  Watch the video HERE.
Richard also gave an update Haiti HANWASH, and applauded the efforts of our Carin Smith, district co-chair working with PDG Sherry Chamberlain.  Also, Richard is confidant that we will have a district conference in Wenatchee next year.



See previous editions of the Appleseed.
The Hybrid/ZOOM meeting was opened and led by new president Alice Meyer, with Thomas Everly as ZOOM host at the Pybus Event Center.  Alice ended the meeting by giving "100 Grand" to the winner of her trivia question - What US president said "Life is one grand sweet song, so start the music!"  (scroll down for answer)


[All announcements are repeated in the Appleseed.]
Guests.  Amy Taulango, Judge Robert Jourdan, Maria Iniguez
Tragedy in BC, help needed Andrea Inwards, Rotarian and past Assistant Governor in Merritt is leading a joint effort by our District and our friends in District 5040.   The village of Lytton was devastated by wildfire during the recent heat wave, leaving many people homeless and taking refuge in nearby cities. Though Lytton is not in District 5060, the evacuees are being housed in District 5060 club towns.  Local Rotary clubs are helping out with donations, but additional assistance is sought throughout our district.  Send donations to our treasurer Allan Galbraith at our club address, PO Box 1723, Wenatchee 98807-1723 or make a donation through our club website HERE .  Login required.
Read the full sad story on our district website HERE.  
NEXT WEEK.  Hybrid meeting at Pybus with Julie McCoy (Chelan Rotary) on ZOOM. See above.
AUCTION UPDATECo-Chair PP Mike Kintner named those dedicated members who will be helping to collect procurement items :    Rich Peters, Joe St. Jean, Kory Kalahar, Phil (Raz) Rasmussen, Dante Gutierrez-Zamora, Jessi Mendoza, Claudia DeRobles, Rachel Evey, Ricardo Iniguez.  We all need to support them.
Our "For the Kids" auction will be held on January 29, and the question remains:  "What will Pete do?"
BIKE RIDEJay Smith and wife Debbie are hosting a leisure bike ride July 29th at 5:30 PM, depart at 6 PM.  Meet at the WA State DOT Maintenance building behind the movie theater in Olds Station (2830 Euclid at Gunn Rd.).  Ride at 6 PM to Lincoln Rock (7 miles out) for refreshments, then riding back, (OR arrange for your own pickup there).  RSVP to Jay (509-760-4734), or email Jay,
THE AMAZING MICHELLE SHERMERHer team was to meet later to deliver food and other supplies to the migrant camp in Monitor.  But she also announced her success in actually getting congressional support for Rotary's Global Partnership for Education (GPE)!  Scroll down to read this jaw-dropping story!
Michelle also established our new Peace Committee, works with the ONE Campaign, and will be our club president 2023-24.  You Go Girl!
Rotary District Training.  PDG Peter Schultz calls it "Summer School in Rotary".  Rotary Learning Online (RLO) is available now with classes on several Rotary topics, along with some interesting "ZOOM Chats".  Visit the D5060 home page  site and view the "Upcoming Events" panel on the right side of the page.  Click the link to register for any event.
Click HERE and/or HERE for the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
APPLESAUCE.  Coming soon to the APPLESEED.
Trivia answer - Ronald Reagan

Rotary Voices Make a Difference!  

By Michelle Shermer

At the urging of two Wenatchee Club Rotarians and ONE Campaign Activists, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell agreed to sign on to a resolution supporting Rotary International’s partner, the Global Fund for Education. Rep. Kim Schrier also is supporting strong U.S. leadership for the GPE.  

GPE is the world’s only public-private partnership fund dedicated to providing access to education in the world’s poorest countries. Since its creation in 2002, GPE has resulted in 160 million more children in school, more than half of them girls, in partner countries.  

On July 28-29, world leaders will meet in the U.K. to make a pledge to replenish the fund, which could result in 88 million more children in school, save 3 million lives, lift 18 million out of extreme poverty and save 2 million girls from childhood marriage. 

Ahead of this replenishment conference, Wenatchee Club Rotarians Michelle Shermer and Bill Murray and other ONE activists met with Sen. Cantwell’s office, asking her to support Rotary’s partner.  

Less than 24 hours later, the Senator signed onto the bipartisan resolution. Rep. Kim Schrier also signed onto a letter to the President urging an even stronger contribution. 

Read more about Rotary and GPE HERE.


Attendance  (Advise secretary if you were not counted).
Marcia Henkle & Rich Peters were omitted from attendance last week.
July 15 (hybrid at Pybus)
  ZOOM Pybus Pybus  
1 Anderson Albert Robertson  
2 Bossenbrock Barrett Rodgers  
3 Conner Bridges Rose GUESTS
4 Cooper Clemens Ross Judge Robert Jourdan
5 Corcoran Clifton Scott Amy Taulango
6 Dobbs Everly Sharp Maria Iniguez
7 Dudek Henkle Shermer  
8 Foster Iniguez Singhose  
9 Gillum Jinneman Smith,C Richard DeRock
10 McCants Kintner Smith,J  Robin DeRock
11 Mendoza Kulaas Speidel Shanley Crane
12 Mickey McNair    
13 Nelson Meyer    
14 Parlette Provo    
15 Peters Rasmussen    
16 Rounds Reed    
17 Sturgeon Riley    
A Project of our International Service Committee
Carin Smith, Chair


Our Haiti HANWASH project continues to progress in spite of the shocking news about the assassination of the Haitian President. We are in continual contact with the Rotarians and other partners in Haiti. Their note is shown here.
Learn the truth at Thursday's meeting!
  Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM.
   Meeting ID:92794079436
Final Centennial Event
September 25, Gala
Convention Center
Jul 22, 2021
Chelan Rotary---Glass Repurposing Project
Jul 29, 2021
Only 7 Seconds
Aug 05, 2021
Washington State Apple Commission
Aug 12, 2021
Auction Committee and Recipient's
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