Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of October 4, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 14
  October is Economic and Community Development Month  
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always welcome to greet.
Schedule changes are made for new members.
  Chuck Alicia Jill Bill
  Future Weeks Ahead -----------
1 Noah Jiminez E. Nelson P. Nelson
2 Parks Olson Pankey Noyd
3 D. Myers H. Myers Peters Petro
1474 Wenachee Ave.
7 days a week!  (509) 662-9577
“The greatness of a nation and
its moral progress can be judged by
the way its animals are
treated.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi
Thank you for supporting the
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.
[Dawn Davies won the right to be
sponsor of the month by winning the
trivia quiz for Sept. 13.]
MENU - TBD, .... Dessert, coffee service.
See other important future program details below.


     THIS WEEK - Election Candidate Forum   
Shon Smith vs. Bob Bugert - Chelan County Commissioner, Position 2
Moderator - Jeff Ackerman, publisher, Wenatchee World
 Bob Bugert and his wife Carolyn raised their three sons in in Wenatchee--  and all have volunteered substantially to the betterment of our County. Bob recently stepped down as Director of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust so that he could serve at a higher level--that being a public servant for Chelan County. Most of Bob’s work has been in natural resources, having worked for the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office, the Mid-Columbia PUDs, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, but his volunteer work has focused on transportation, housing, education, and climate change. Bob’s leadership skills are well recognized, as he has been president of many local and state organizations.  He is not affiliated with any party, with a goal to bring our community together to find common ground on issues that affect us. For more info, see
Shon Smith (47) was raised in Cashmere with conservative values, and has become an integral part of the Wenatchee River Valley with businesses in Wenatchee and Leavenworth. Shon, his wife Janeen have been married for 25 years.  With their four children they worship at Mid-Valley Baptist Church, and are actively involved with the Cashmere schools.  Shon has worked with Wenatchee Downtown, Cashmere Boy Scouts, and FFA.
Shon has a great concern for the ongoing health of the Valley, its resources, its people, and our private property rights. He also has a passion for the success of small businesses because of their great impact on Chelan County.
He graduated from Cashmere High School in 1989, and in 1993 from Northwest Nazarene University with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance. After college, Shon worked at Idaho Timber in Boise for two years. In 1995, longing to return to the Valley, Shon returned with Janeen and worked for two years at Dovex Fruit Company in Wenatchee. Both work experiences gave Shon a feel for the timber and fruit industries and the impacts they have on our region. Shon then put his personal business plan into action, and created the Wok-About Grille in Wenatchee and Leavenworth.
Generations of Shon’s family have farmed Eastern Washington, hunted and fished the lands and waters of Chelan County, and have treated the land and the environment with respect. So great is their appreciation for our rivers and lakes that Shon hopes these natural resources will be preserved as gifts to be esteemed by all. Some changes are inevitable, but solutions to issues need to ensure that we make an effort to maintain our identity for the future, especially for our families! [photo from Shon's Facebook page  ]

M/C Rich Peters thanked all the many honored guests for joining us.  He recognized that many wonderful people have made many great contributions to our club and community.  The Berry family appear here in the foreground.
He first recognized PP Terry Sorom who summarized much of the history of Rotary and the club, and its achievements.  He spoke about PolioPlus and the role of PP Dr. Ed Cadman in its beginnings.  He mentioned our charter members and 4 past district governors. He noted some of the cultural changes over the last 98 years, including the contributions of women, and proclaimed "Welcome ladies!"  He singled out PP Judy Conner as our first female member.  Listen to the 13-min. audio of Rich and Terry.
Jon Volyn, attorney and recent new member, spoke about PP/PDG Dr. Al Stojowski (age 99) retired thoracic (respiratory) surgeon.  Jon found Dr. Al remarkable, charming, accomplished, humble, and gracious and was impressed that he is an accomplished musician and fluent in 5 or 6 languages depending on whether one considers English.  He practiced medicine in the valley for 40+ years and has been a member here since 1961.  He was married to Alice (a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps for 63 years) before her passing in 2009.  His father was an accomplished concert pianist in New York City and taught at the famous Juilliard School .  His mother was a linguist from Peru, also an accomplished musician.  He was sponsored to our club by his friend Dr. Ed Cadman, and supported the creation of the PolioPlus initiative.  For much more, listen to the 10-min. AUDIO.  
Marriah Thornock, a 2015 member and deputy director of the Wenatchee Valley Museum, spoke about her recent interviews with Jim Wade, our oldest-serving member (1956).  She used a PowerPoint to show photos of him and his history, also a history of the valley.  He attended the Whitman School, WHS, UW and WSU.  He joined the Air-Army Corps and was in training at war's end.  He married Camille Jones in 1949.  He worked at Columbia Fruit and bought an orchard.  He joined the club in 1956 and the new "soft-fruit" classification was created just for him, and later, his son Mike (member 1980-2005).  His first classification talk was rescheduled due to a severe June storm, and later by a district-governor visit.  She stated "It is my honor to give his classification talk for him 63 years later".  He told her of their love of travel and culture; and how they enjoyed hosting exchange students.  The 4-Way Test was very important to him, and loves that Rotarians live by those principles.  For much more, listen to her 10-minute AUDIO.
Judy Conner, 31-year member, first female member and past-president (1994-95) used a PowerPoint to speak about the amazing contributions of the club to this valley and the world.  [She boasted that there are fewer attorney's since she joined].  She described our giving to many causes especially PolioPlus, Youth Exchange and Group Study Exchange, food to Russia, water wells in Ethiopia, schools in Honduras, bicycles to Ghana, water filtration in Haiti and many more.  In 1932 we raised $35,000 to help local schools in financial difficulties.  The list of our giving is extensive and impressive as noted on our club website here.  She focused on WestSide High School (more than $100,000), Washington Park, Lincoln Park play area from start to finish in 5 days ($100,000), and Rotary Park (more than $200,000).  In our 97 years, we have contributed more than $2 million.   There is much more; listen to Judy's 10-minute AUDIO .  
The program wrapup included some special thanks to significant donors in attendance
Rich Peters explained some history of Rotary Park, and recognized some recent donations.  But first he related about a necktie received from PRIP Rick King (2001-02) and a powerful emotional story from PRIP Bhichia Rattakul, whose theme was “Sow the seeds of love”, giving a message from Rattakul when he became a Rotarian rather than a Rotary member. 
Jill Leonard recognized Beth and Dennis Dobbs on behalf of the Names Family Foundation who have donated substantially to the Rotary Park. The foundation focuses their giving to sports and children causes.    Beth’s dad Tom Names was a Rotarian in Lakewood, WA.   Beth learned through her father the difference giving makes in its community.
Beth’s grandparents on her mother’s side were John and Helen Horan.   They raised their children at the famous Horan house that was later a restaurant.  Beth and Dennis own Horan Estates Winery and are strong contributors to many causes in the Wenatchee Valley. 
Terry Sorom recognized the Lloyd Berry family who have also made substantial gifts to Rotary Park.
Listen here to the AUDIO of the final parts of our Legacy program.   View complete program PowerPoint .
President Pete wrapped up the meeting by recognizing the first-lady of the club Carol Norton who served as secretary for about 35 years, then ended by quoting Dr. Ed Cadman when he was president of Rotary International and his theme was "You are the Key":  "The foundation, the strength, the goodness of Rotary is the individual Rotarian. He is the key to Rotary's growth and service. In the construction of a bridge or arch, the keystone... the most important element... holds the forces of the structure together...  In the wheel of the Rotary emblem, the key makes the wheel a functioning unity when it is driven into the keyway, the little niche in the hub of our symbolic wheel. The individual Rotarian is like the keyway and the key. He gives power and makes momentum possible. He is the key to open the doors to membership and service. The key turns the lock that opens the doors to Rotary..."   From THE ROTARIAN, July 1985  (Dr. Cadman on the cover) and posted on the Rotary website of Portage, WI.

Carmen Bossenbrock is happy that she is now able to walk and put weight on her broken leg.  She will be happy to see any guests at Regency.  She hopes to be home by Nov. 1. We miss her.   
Meanwhile, we also miss her excellent photos; with no photographer, Here is what we have this week, including long-serving secretary Carol Norton, and Dr. Al Stojowski.  The last shot reflects the large attendance we had.
After last weeks incredible program,  I invite you to help continue the impact Rotary has on the community.   By supporting the 2019 Rotary auction, you can help build communities.
How can you help?
1.  Become a sponsor.   From Presenting sponsor to Table sponsors, we have something to fit your marketing budget.  Contact Doug Button for all the options and details.  
2.  Donate an experience or item.  Love to host dinner parties?  Let’s auction an unique dinner party.   Have a boat?  Let’s go for a
Sunset lake cruise.   Extra tickets to Vegas?  Donate..   Get the idea?   
Contact Dan Maher or Gary Provo for more info
3.  Want to help on a committee?   Bring is your talents and we will find the right fit.   Contact Jill Leonard or Jay Smith.
We look forward to raising $125,000 net to put back into making our community on of the best places on earth!  

October 26 - 28 - District Event
Lake Chelan - Campbell Resort
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" AUCTION
May 2-5, 2019
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
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • Humane Society of WV

1.  All correct submissions are eligible to win if received before next meeting.
2.  Winner will be drawn from the "hat" at the meeting (you need not be first).
See previous Appleseed for other rules (board members now eligible).
Week 6, October 4
   SUBMIT ANSWER HERE     before Deadline -  Next meeting.
QUESTIONS - Choose one
PRIZES - choose any prize, send w/answer
RI Council on Resolutions meets how often? Sit at head table for one month
It meets in which months? Be greeter for entire year, or not
RI Council on Legislation meets how often? Club officers to serenade your lunch table
 - Questions for NON board members - Be Sponsor of the Month
Our club board (BOD) has how many "directors"? Free brags for one month (choose)
Name one club director. Club officers to serenade your lunch table
Name the club treasurer.  
Club elections are held in what month?  
Our club board (BOD) meets when?  
GOOD LUCK (and have fun)!    Some clues are found in this Appleseed.

    Just so ‘ya know…  Community Outreach in action    
Our last mobile food truck will be here Thursday, October 11th at the Community Center.  We'll start at 10:30, and go until 1:30-2:00.  We could use a few hands again.  This project is from the $3000 from our four clubs, and a $3000 matching grant from the district.  It has been fun, and has fed 550-650 people each delivery.  Thanks for your support.
Joe St. Jean.  (#10 in series) 

The Council on Resolutions meets online every year to vote on proposed resolutions. Resolutions are requests to the Board or the Trustees to take an action that is outside the purview of the constitutional documents. Ideally, a resolution should affect the Rotary world, rather than address local or administrative issues.  Representatives from all Rotary districts vote on resolutions proposed by clubs, districts, the RI Board, and the general council or conference of RIBI. Adopted resolutions are then considered by the RI Board or The Rotary Foundation Trustees.  The Council on Resolutions will take place 15 October through 15 November. You can view resolutions beginning 1 October. 

Council on Legislation meet every three years; Rotarians meet to review and vote on proposed changes to the legislation that governs Rotary. They consider enactments, which change Rotary’s governing documents, and position statements by the RI Board.

Source -
Searching for your Rotary ID#?  It is found on the home page under the Members tab on the home page......  Or click here.  
End Polio Now/Club 60:  
Our ambitious goal has been set by President Pete at $10,000 ($192 per week!).
We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation; since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.
Donations by club members on Sept. 27 = $85.51 thus bringing our total $570 or $1710 with the Gates match.  This equates to 2855 lives saved. Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2018-19:
     Pete Van Well
Pres. Elect: 
     Mike Kintner
Pres. Nominee:
     Kory Kalahar
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Joe St. Jean
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
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, Tom Ross;
VP, Jay Smith;
Treasurer, Heidi Myers;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Board Members: 
Joe St. Jean, Ruth Esparza,
Alice Meyer, Susan Albert,
Dee Curcio,
Pres. Elect (ex officio)
Oct 04, 2018
2018 Election
Oct 11, 2018
Oct 18, 2018
Port of Chelan County
Oct 25, 2018
Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce
View entire list

Tech Support Want-ads
For members willing to learn or assist in web site maintenance, Appleseed production, or meeting projection services, the secretary will gladly accept help or relinquish control of these functions.
1. Be contact person for inquiries
2. Photo Carousel
3. Rotary Park page
4. Membership changes, etc.
5. Appleseed production
6. Projection at meetings
7. Website maintenance
Russell Hampton
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
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