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October 15, 2020      Volume LXX - # 16

October is Rotary's Economic and Community Development Month
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    WEEK IN REVIEW -  October 08, 2020 (ZOOM #29)      
   Part 1 - Program:  STUFF A SACKPACK
With Chelsea Lenker
See ZOOM edited video  HERE[password=  #15october08Chelsea ]
1. Videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.   
2. Previous APPLESEED.
3. Get audio only HERE.
Chelsea Lenker was introduced by president Kory, who related many great things done at WestSide High School by this amazing group.  Kory and Chelsea attended high school together.  Below is Chelsea's story.
I am a Wenatchee native who started Stuff-a-Sackpack based on a need I saw at Solomon’s Porch. Each year I coordinate donation efforts from start to finish & collaborate with our partner schools to make sure the needs they see, for the students they highlight, are met in a way that is efficient and also alleviates the burden administration & staff feel for their schools’ most vulnerable population.
The goal of the Wenatchee Valley Stuff-a-Sackpack Service Project is to reach out to local homeless, high-risk & in-need teen students during the holidays to let them know they matter and have not been forgotten by their community.  Top priorities of each year's main event are to:  invite locals to "Stuff-a-Sackpack" with practical, fun and non-perishable items as well as a handwritten card of encouragement.  In addition, warm clothing & essential needs of teens are met as much as possible. Stuff-a-Sackpack was started in 2014 as an outreach for 80 teens at Solomon’s Porch and has evolved into partnerships with 5 local schools: Wenatchee High School, WestSide High School, Eastmont High School, Eastmont Junior High School & Wenatchee Valley Tech Center. In 2019 over 450 teen students were reached. All donation coordination & collection is done by Stuff-a-Sackpack. Requests for sackpacks and distribution of all donations are handled by partner schools, ensuring confidentiality for students. Signups for this year’s 7th annual Stuff-a-Sackpack begin on our website at on Monday, November 9th.
2019 Stuff-a-Sackpack Turn-in Team



See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
  • President Kory Kalahar opened the ZOOM meeting to 35 members with Thomas Everly as ZOOM host.
  • FELLOWSHIP (continuing).   Members are encouraged to join a small group of retired Rotarians meeting at Walla Walla Point Park each Friday morning at 9:30-10:30, at the parking lot nearest TTC. You will need lawn chair and your favorite coffee.
  • FELLOWSHIP (special).  Several great events are happening this month.....
    • Rose' at the Rose’s; - Monday October 12th on the patio from 5-7; signup with Jill HERE.  Bring your preferred wine/beverage; a hot pot of chili and sides will be provided.
    • Halloween at the Meyers'; get scary at Alice and Tim's orchard in Quincy, 10/31 (5-8 PM).   This will serve as our traditional 5th Thursday fellowship meeting, replacing our scheduled 10/29 meeting, i.e. NO MEETING 10/29!!
    • Virtual Beer Tasting.  Made in Wenatchee: Wenatchee Valley Brewing Virtual Beer Tasting Event. October 14, 7-8 PM.  $40 pp.  Click HERE for info and registration; a joint project with the Museum.
  • Projects
    • Rich Peters is seeking more volunteers to help with many improvement projects at Rotary Park on (MADD) Make-a-Difference Day October 24 (3rd Saturday).    Reply to Rich HERE OR signup directly HERE on the interactive matrix.   A small garden tractor with a bucket would be helpful for some small earthwork areas that need to be worked. Rich can operate if needed.
    • Medical transport.  On Friday 10/09, 4 members with 3 trucks, traveled to Cascade Med. Center, Leavenworth, to collect surplus medical supplies for Wenatchee Knights of Columbus.
    • PYBUS Market Takeover.  Final time this season, 10/17. To join the fun, contact , Sunrise RC.
  • WORLD POLIO DAY. (Oct. 24).   PPPPete Van Well hopes all members will observe the occasion again this year by donating to PolioPlus.  Plans include a silent dessert auction with Auto-Mocha as a sponsor, matching each donation up to $1,000 (which means each dollar becomes $6 with the Gates match).   There will be prizes (Treats/No tricks) for the top donations, including 4 dozen cupcakes from Jodi Gerber, plus some other goodies from Tom Ross' better half Patti.  We hope E. Wenatchee joins us on this.  Mail checks to our PO Box (noted in footer below) until a web page is setup; pay to The Rotary Foundation (PolioPlus in memo line).  Gil Sparks has made the first donation of $100.
  • Happy Birthday Declan.  Everyone sang to Tom McNair's grandson Declan, turning age 6 today.
  • Marlys' birthday giftDawn Davies announced that Marlys Barrett on her 80th birthday last week, paid for all adoptions at the Humane Society.  Moreover, the adopters, paid the gift forward (a substantial amount).
  • Centennial Wine.  The Melbourne Australia Rotary Club turns 100 this year and wants to use our logo on a bottle of wine being made in the club's honor!  Congrats to John McDarment!

  • Stupid Stuff by Kory.   See below  
  • Would You Rather?   Would you rather (for the rest of your life) wear an itchy shirt, OR or use one-ply toilet paper?  (Note - only 25 images can be seen)
Kory owned 3 beagles and loved them all!
The meeting of October 08 was hosted by Thomas Everly.
Attendance list:  Scroll to bottom
Speaker :  Chelsea Lenker
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)
 October 15 - DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION       
With Linda Haglund

We are here to strengthen and enrich the downtown Wenatchee experience.

We are cheerleaders for local small businesses, defenders of our historic downtown, promoters of local culture and ringleaders of those who will help us! The Wenatchee Downtown Association is a non-profit organization that believes implicitly in the value of each individual’s contribution, whether it be financial contributions, great ideas or hours spent volunteering.

In a nutshell, the Wenatchee Downtown Association is a 501c3 non profit that is both a state and nationally accredited Main Street Program.   We are economic development driven.  I describe Main Street as "new business in old buildings."  We are connectors to other organizations and government to keep our downtown vibrant and growing. 

As far as my bio...that is pretty simple.   I am local girl through and through.  My parents met, married and raised their family here in Wenatchee.  They were totally community servants and they raised me to “give back” to this community they loved. 
My career has taken a very local community path.  Starting out in Retail Management for Sears and the jobs that followed to get me to this one with the Wenatchee Downtown Association have all been public….all have been local.  I have had the privilege to serve on various Boards….currently the  Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Wenatchee LTAC, and Wenatchee TPA.
This place is truly special for so many reasons.  That is why I encourage all who locate here to find a place to plug in….find a place in the community where they can share their time and talents.  Everybody has gifts they can share.  We make a Difference one person at a time….we bring about positive changes in our community together.

October 22 - WRF LEGACY/GIVING       
With Russ, Beth & Tyler
Introducing the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Legacy Society.  Please watch this program for the unveiling of the opportunity to add to our Foundation's  Corpus by making a bequest  through your estate planning, will, and/or life insurance to the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation..   Russ Speidel, Tyler Mickey and Beth Stipe will outline the Why, How and Benefits of this opportunity.  The Legacy Society will be a forever donation to the financial stability of the Foundation.  
Since this is our Centennial Year, we hope to have 100 members join the Legacy Society by the end of Kory's term as President.  We will be contacting members, as well as people in the community who support the WRF mission.  The funds will continue to go toward scholarships and educational purposes.  The Legacy Society documents and membership form will be available in an attachment on our Website,,  You can contact the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation through our email,   This is an exciting opportunity to be supporter of our Wenatchee Rotary Foundation as we continue to support our community in developing strong, healthy and educated leadership  

Ten (or more)  things we didn't know about (her honor) Alicia Nakata.
Listen HERE for Alicia's commentary.
Photos show Alicia then and now.
  1. Attended Supersonics World Championship Kingdome game, 1979.
  2. Rafted the Rogue, Middle Fork, and Lower Salmon.
  3. Unwillingly carried an 80-pound python (by sitting on the front row at a snake show).
  4. Hiked the Enchantments, Milford Trek, and El Chalten.
  5. Favorite steer - Longhorn.
  6. Mycology hunter. **
  7. Rode non-motorized bike 85 miles in a day.
  8. Spat on by a camel (in 2 different countries)
  9. Trained cat to sit, rollover, shake, turn around, and "kiss".
  10. Currently a blonde.
** mushroom hunting;  favorites are Matsutake, Chanterelles, King Bolete.

Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored our 2020 auction

or newly-added this Rotary year.

Privately owned.
Built in the Northwest
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 Pros
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • Humane Society of WV
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Friday January 15, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1992 - 1993
Melvin H. Johnson
Year-end membership - 180.  The club raised $8.5K from the Rubber Duck Race, and $76K from the auction for the Senior Center and other projects. 
View our list of ALL past presidents HERE.
View our pictorial list of deceased members HERE.
Watch the 75th anniversary video HERE.   Plan to be part of the 100-year celebration Gala to be held Friday January 15, 2021, COVID permitting.
Watch the video of Ed Cadman's year as RI President HERE
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
   Future meetings TBA
   Friday January 15, 2021
   5-9 PM
   Centennial Gala

   May 13 - 16, 2021
   District Conference,
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, 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 October 01  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
1 Anderson   Kalahar   Peters
2 Barrett   Kintner   Provo
3 Bridges   Kulaas   Riley
4 Clifton   McCants   Rounds
5 Conner   McCart   Shermer
6 Cooper   McNair   Singhose
7 Davies   Mendoza   Smith, C
8 Dudek   Meyer   St. Jean
9 Everly   Mickey   Stuller
10 Freytag   Nakata   Sturgeon
11 Heminger   Nelson    
12 Jinneman   Parlette    
Oct 15, 2020
Downtown Association
Oct 22, 2020
Legacy Giving/Society
Oct 31, 2020
Halloween Party (replaces 10/29 regular meeting)
Nov 05, 2020
Yakima Training Center
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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