Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
February 13, 2020 
  Volume LXIX - No 32  
February is Rotary's Peace and
Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
  • CENTENNIAL ....#47
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM. 
All members are always welcome to greet.
If unable to attend, please greet at your next meeting. 
Future assignments are tentative.
Garry  Sean Rich Jodi Pete
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
Sparks Cooper Monroe Gerber VanWell
02/27 Price Provo Raz Reed
03/05 Riley Robertson Rodgers Rose
Paradise Restaurant  
334 N Wenatchee Ave.
A unique local restaurant
offering  diverse flavors.  
Come try our home style meals
and enjoy a great piece of pie.
General Manager - 
Maria Elena Hernandez
Menu and meeting room:   Columbia River Room ---- Baked Ham with Pineapple Sauce, Wild Rice, Chef's Choice Seasonal Vegetables, Tossed greens with dressings and condiments, Rolls with butter, Chef’s Choice Dessert & Coffee Service.
 (Thanks to Alyssa Moomaw of Red Lion staff for providing this update weekly)

Some added post-meeting.
See previous editions for other important notes
New members inducted are as noted below.  To listen, CLICK HERE.
Top - PP Pete Van Well introduces Rich Monroe, Jodi Gerber, and Sean Cooper, as Garry Sparks (right) looks on.  Below - PP Allan Galbraith delivers the charge.  Rich is an account executive with Cherry Creek Media.  Jodi is the catering manager with Visconti's Hospitality Group.  Sean is owner and president of FIT Financial Consulting LLC.  To hear the induction ceremony followed by most of the announcements below, CLICK HERE.
  • Mystery Rotarian.  Our Mystery Rotarian this week was PP Phil Rasmussen (Raz, 2006-07).    Big Fat Juicy Clue for February 13 - He is a Past President- and so was his father!  Bonus clue- our MR was one of the original Bridge Walkers! 
  • P/E Kory Kalahar encouraged attendance at the April 23-25 annual District conference in Kelowna, illuminnating some of the special events there. The promo video was shown last week.  Pres. Mike made a strong appeal for members to attend the  Club Spring Training Experience in Wenatchee May 16.  If you wish to attend the CSTE, contact Secretary Frank HERE ASAP , who will register all attendees as a block.  Pay $25 later.
  • Special Olympics Washington.    Gary Provo asked for volunteers on Sunday Feb 16, 2-6 PM to help decorate for the big dance party.   We have done this for several years.
  • Auction results.  Jill summarized the exciting results, with the total raised exceeding $118K.  More later.  To view and download event individual photos, click HERE.  
  • Humane Society Awards Gala 2020.  Director Dawn Davies invited all to attend, and to nominate your favorite pet for a Pawsker, on Saturday Feb. 15 at the Wenatchee Convention Center.  See below.
  • Campfire WoHeLo LuncheonTom Everly is seeking support for this important fundraiser which has an opportunity for a matching grant to help deserving local kids attend Camp Zanika.  Click the links for details.
  • 60-Year anniversary.  Secretary Frank recognized.
  • Next week.  Dispute Resolution, with Jennifer Talbot.
  • CARMEN needs a ride weekly; volunteers wanted.  Beatrice needs to have some fun. 
  • New Honorary Member.  The board has approved Jon Magnus as our newest Honorary Member.  Jon is our valued and dedicated Interact Advisor, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. 
  • Fellowship event last week.  Some of us attended the Wild hockey game Saturday night.  Great fun!
  • Club 60 for polio.  Good news... we collected $30.22.  Bad news?  $10 was from guest Wayne Massing (Sunrise) who won the raffle drawing.
  • Useless Trivia.  A Japanese tradition holds that good luck comes if a Sumo wrestler makes your baby cry.  Worthless indeed!
Great news! Lots of announcements!

With Jennifer Talbot
Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center (WVDRC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving Chelan and Douglas counties and dedicated to changing relationships through peaceful conflict resolution.  Together with our team of volunteer mediators, the WVDRC provides cost effective mediation services, conflict resolution training, and community education.  The presentation will provide an overview of our mediation services, training, and community education.

Jennifer Talbot has been a part of the Wenatchee community for over 20 years.  She joined the WVDRC after providing leadership in variety of organizations to facilitate and manage communication, initiatives, outreach, team building, strategic planning, and staff development.  She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Servant-leadership from Gonzaga University.  

With Captain Bryan Chase

Classification Talks - Evey and Iniguez
Rachel Evey was introduced by her sponsor PP Phil Rasmussen (Raz, 2006-07), after he was named today's Mystery Rotarian.  Rachel, who joined the club in May of 2019,  came to Wenatchee in 2017 from her home town of Bakersfield, California, where she attended UC Davis, and worked with a community foundation.  Her home region is famous for such things as pomegranates, pistachio nuts and almonds, and Chevron gasoline.  She studied abroad during college.
She came here to assume the job of Alumni Coordinator for Wenatchee Valley College, and is now the Exceutive Director of the WVC Foundation, and is involved in other local foundations.  She assisted in setup for our auction.  She has been married to Mathew for 7 years and owns a dog and a mystery pet.
She used an informative PowerPoint to elaborate on her life story.  Listen to Rachel
She described her family and her interesting time growing up.  Her parents are "adorable" and her brother works in Alaska and she hopes to help him find a mate.   She loves to talk about her pets, one of which came from the WV Humane.  One of her passions is in the area of human rights, and volunteers with Amnesty International, and assists the fight against human trafficking.   Last year she was shocked to be named a "30 under 35" by Wenatchee World.
Very soon, she will be giving a Rotary presentation on her work with the WVC Foundation.  
There is much more you can hear from the recorded audio - Listen to Rachel
Ricardo Iniguez was introduced by his sponsor Jessi Mendoza.  Ricardo joined the club September 5, 2019, when he was surprised by a visit of his Rotarian brother from Kennewick who traveled here with another Rotarian to announce that he was making Ricardo a Paul Harris Fellow.
Ricardo comes from a family of 11 siblings.  His father Santiago accompanied him at the meeting.
He is associate principal at Wenatchee High School.
He used a very interesting PowerPoint to give a comprehensive overview of his family life and work, and showed a fascinating video introducing each family member stating where each sibling received their college degrees. The video can be viewed here.   The entire program audio can be heard here -  Listen to Ricardo
His parents were farm workers from Mexico who came to the US many years ago.  Ricardo was born in Connell, WA and graduated from high school in the small town of Mattawa.  Education is a high priority in the family, as well as "opening doors".  The family mantra has become "Juntos Abrimos La Puerta" (Together we open the door) because his parent originate from a region called La Puerta.  The family name and crest originates in Spain.
He and his wife Maria have a 7-year-old son Noah who likes wrestling; Ricardo enjoys salsa dancing and loves football; he is a fan of the Oakland Raiders (Maria is a Seahawk fan).  He also loves international travel.  He injured his knee in high school football but went on to excel in football at CWU, becoming a 2006 Hall of Fame inductee when they were national champions.  This helped him "open doors" for his two younger brothers to obtain CWU football scholarships.
He met his wife in Tacoma in 2005 when he worked at a middle school where he was nominated for the KCTS-9 Golden Apple Award.  In 2009 he was WA State Distinguished League High School Assistant Principal of the Year.  He was also 2017 WA State Assistant Principal of the Year.
To hear about all of this and MUCH more -  Listen to Ricardo.    

          Rachel Ricardo
  February and March  
Wenatchee Rotary Club is known for its community outreach in order to help worthwhile causes.  Two such opportunities arise in the near future.  Please volunteer if you can…
1) The Winter Special Olympics will be held in the Wenatchee Valley from February 28 through March 1.  Lots of volunteers are needed to help run the various events.  Do you like the outdoors?  There are events in skiing and snow boarding.  Do you want to be indoors?  How about helping monitor a gym during a basketball game or assist where
needed at the Saturday night dance for the athletes?  The following link will get you to the Special Olympics website for volunteers: 
Specifically,  what can you do?  Come help your fellow Rotarians as we work on making/assembling the decorations for the dance.
What: Decorations prep Party for SOWA Winter Games
When: Sunday, February 16th from 2pm-6pm
Where: Foothills Four Square Church 315 S. Mission St, Wenatchee (Basement entrance off Side parking lot) 
Homemade Soup, bread and drinks will be provided!
There will be a “dance card” signup sheet at our next two February Rotary meetings.
2) The Wenatchee Rotary Club has volunteered to help during the Green Bag Food Drive on Saturday, March 14. 
On the morning of the food drive, we will be assisting in the unbagging, sorting, and boxing  of the food items for distribution to needy families. 
It is our club’s first time in assisting, so we are not really sure of the time frame, but we are guessing 2-3 hours – 9 a.m. ‘til Noon.  You will be hearing more about this as we near the month of March, but save the date for a fun volunteer opportunity.
Questions?  Contact Joe St. Jean,   Gary Provo,  or Frank Jorgensen
February 15
& Pawskers
February 21
(Jill again - see Events)
March 04
Campfire Wohelo Luncheon
April 23 - 26, 2020
District Conference in Kelowna
May 16 (10-3)
Club Spring Training Event
January 16, 2021
Centennial Gala
We appreciate all of our sponsoring merchants & businesses.
For complete details, see our web site.
  • 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
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1967 - 1968
Dr. Al Stojowski
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 Gala.

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/Club 60:      Our goal this year is $7500.  On February 06, Club-60-cup donations totaled  $30.22 bringing our total to $1189  or $3567 with the Gates match!   This equates to 5957 lives potentially saved to date! 
On World Polio Day, October 24, collections at KPQ totaled. about $700 by our club.  Also, total donations at the Greatest Dinner to End Polio were about $6611 between all clubs represented, plus about $700 in pledges.  Other uncounted donations are made by members through other avenues.
            16%        [Goal is $7500 for Rotary year]                
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication. 
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2019-20:
      Mike Kintner
Pres. Elect: 
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Nominee:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Designate:    TBD
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Jim Brink
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 id 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: 
Paul Pankey, Alice Meyer.
Pres. Elect (ex officio)

TRF Chair: Dan Rodgers
INBOUNDBeatrice Sandrini from Italy near Milan.
(Bay- uh-tree-chay)
Contact her to join in fun activities thru Andy Petro (509.885.8825), or see her at a meeting.
OUTBOUND - Emily in Finland
Feb 13, 2020
Conflict Resolution
Feb 20, 2020
Officer-involved Shooting
Feb 27, 2020
Community Foundation
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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