Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of April 19, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 42   
April is Rotary's "Maternal and Child Health" month.
--  CONTENTS  --
  • Thursday's Program
  • Rotary Ambassadors
  • Sponsor of the Week
  • Week in Review
  • Announcements
  • Sponsors
  • From the Head Table
  • Just so ya know
  • Events calendar 
  • Polio Progress
  • Upcoming Speakers
  • Club organization
Our Thursday Program.          YWCA, with Jenny Pratt    
YWCA NCW focuses our efforts on the most relevant issues in our community.  
They strive to eliminate homelessness, end racism and discrimination, and provide life skills education and job training for women and women with children who are struggling with housing and getting a living-wage income. 
Our Executive Director Jenny Pratt is a dedicated, resourceful director helping do an important part in helping women and children in the Wenatchee area.  She understands the needs of our community and helps to implement solutions on a daily basis.  
   Next week April 26 - Club Awareness with President Don
Greeters & Cashiers. Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.  
Cohen  connor copp Corcoran   
    The Thai        
Authentic Bangkok-style Thai cuisine since 1991.
Our restaurant is family-owned 
1211 N. Mission St
    WEEK IN REVIEW - 4/12/18 - LCC University w/John McQuaig   
John McQuaig was introduced by Leonard Singhose, who met John last September on a bike trip through the Baltic countries in Europe, of which they proceeded to relate some interesting details.  For a map of the cycle ride, see page one of his PowerPoint linked below. 
John has taught at, and now serves as Board chairman of LCC International University, a nationally and internationally recognized liberal arts institution in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Established in 1991 by a joint venture of Lithuanian, Canadian and American foundations, LCC has distinguished itself in the region by offering a unique, future-oriented style of education and an interactive academic environment.  
It offers accredited Bachelors and Masters programs in social sciences and humanities. Each program includes multidisciplinary core curriculum courses which affirm students’ critical thinking and conflict transformation skills while challenging students within a multicultural perspective and Christian worldview.
It has a $35-million debt-free modern campus.
The student body of 550 is diverse, and truly international representing about 30 countries, with most from Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia, and USA, including one from Wenatchee.  Tuition/fees/lodging are a bargain at about $4500 per year. 
Graduates have a high success rate.  Alumni are employed at many blue-ribbon companies.  
Volunteers, donations, and prayers are sought and needed.
The campus has a Rotaract club sponsored by the two Rotary clubs in town, one all-male, one all-female!
The LCCU Mission Statement :  "...provides Christian liberal arts education within a diverse learning community that transforms people for servant leadership".    
Learn more from these URL links  ....  John's PowerPoint    Presentation Audio    Website 
Respectfully submitted by the secretary.
  • Meeting changes - No noon meeting on April 26; we will instead have another evening meeting (details to come).  No meeting May 3;  we are encouraged to attend the the Apple Blossum Festival All-Service-Club Luncheon on May 2.  
  • President Don, sporting his team jersey, welcomed us all to the great Rotary conspiracy, and praised the Wild hockey team for their current success, but related the sad news of the tragic accident involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team traveling to the tournament (many fatalities).  Club chaplain Paul Pankey offered up an invocation.
  • Don then described the recent news story featuring our own Jessi Mendoza with the Leadership seminar at Mission Ridge on Saturday, and gave an update on the delayed status of the Pybus Market expansion, affecting our relocation plans.  Don will be away over the next 2 weeks.
  • Mike Kintner sold some $25 tickets to the Apple Blossum Festival All-Service-Club Luncheon on May 2 (we do not meet May 3).  Tickets can also be purchased on that website soon, or at the Festival office.
  • Bill Murray reported the recent work project at the YWCA, and appealed for help at the next session on Saturday.
  • Pete Van Well gave an update on the progress of the 2019 auction and confirmed that the anchor project will be the improvements at Lincoln Park as voted on last week.
  • Lorrie Flarity-White pleaded for more Alaska Airlines (or partners) frequent-flyer miles, to send two Interact students 6,000 miles to the island kingdom of Tonga to deliver donated books.  They will be hosted by Tonga Rotary. [Tonga includes 169 islands between Hawaii and New Zealand.].
  • Sue Rose thanked all those who hosted or attended Fellowship dinners, and announced 2 more.
  • Guests included veterinarian Carin Smith who has been proposed for membership by Gil Sparks.  [Carin spoke to the club last June 8 on the new FIDO Park; see Appleseed report.
  • Don's word of the week was "sophrosyne" - meaning soundness of mind, as  expressed in moderation, prudence, self-control (picture of a typical Rotarian).
Bill Sue Lorrie Pete Don
May 5 - District Event
2nd Annual Spring Roundup
May 17-19 - District Event
District Conference - Prosser, WA
June 23-27 - RI Event
RI Convention - Toronto
July 14 "Friend"raiser
Wine & Food Gala, Warm Springs Inn
"Wine Down by the Riverside"
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Boneventure, Montreal PQ
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" AUCTION
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
From the head table
Don Myers
member photo
"What's the best thing about Rotary?"

A question often asked, and one with probably as many answers as Rotarians. (Ok, that may be hyperbole - probably not 1.2 million answers...). But I would wager that your answer would depend on your specific Rotary experiences and how they have impacted your life. The youth exchange program. A district or international conference. A service project locally or abroad. Investing in a young developing leader. 

My answer, at least this week , is YOU. Attending a fellowship dinner this week I was reminded once again of the delightful friendships I've developed in Rotary. We ate, tasted wine, laughed, compared reading lists, and laughed some more. Thanks to Sue and the fellowship committee for organizing. Thank you Judy & Beth for your gracious hospitality (I'm almost over the bitterness of not winning a prize...). Thanks to the others who were there, and thanks to all of you for being my friend. The best part of Rotary is you. 
Just so ‘ya know… (#4 in series)
I wish I could write verse to accompany the following details. I was thinking something along the lines of the children’s poem “This is the House that Jack built.”

* Because the last Rotary Auction raised money to “build community.”
* Because a grant application was submitted for support of 2nd Harvest Food distribution in the Wenatchee valley.
* Because Wenatchee Rotary along with Sunrise Rotary, North Rotary, and East Wenatchee Rotary pooled resources and applied for the District 5060 matching grant, we were able to donate $6000 to this worthy cause.
* Because several Rotarians from our club joined other Rotarians on Thursday, April 12 to help organize and distribute food to needy families.
* Because of our involvement over 5 tons of food to was distributed to 200 families representing around 600 individuals.
* Because of Rotarians in the Wenatchee Valley we make a difference in the lives of people daily.  Rotarian support for the Wenatchee Valley 2nd Harvest Food distribution will allow for several other visits this spring and summer. Stay tuned for another opportunity to serve others.

  Joe St. Jean
End Polio Now/Club 60 - Approximate totals collected:
Goal this Rotary year = $4,000, or $12,000 with Gates Foundation 2-for-1 match (20,040 lives saved).  Donations by club members on April 12 = $19 thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $3348 or $10,044 with the Gates match, equating to 16,773 lives saved.  Reminder - these donations are collected from the table-cups each week!
                      $3348  (  $652 to go)                      
Donated by the public on World Polio Day = $2675.
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2017-18: 
     Don Myers
Pres. Elect: 
     Pete Van Well
     Frank Clifton
     Mike Kintner
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,
Pete Van Well (ex officio)
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
May 02, 2018
No meeting
May 03, 2018
All Service Luncheon (Festival)
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921