Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
January 23, 2020                      
  Volume LXIX - No 29  
January is Rotary's Vocational Service Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
  • CENTENNIAL ....#45
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.
01/16 Don Heidi Eric Phoebe
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
01/30 Nakata Noyd Olson Pankey
02/06 Parks Parlette Peters Petro
820 N. Chelan Ave.,
Dedicated to providing safe, 
high-quality care in a 
compassionate and 
cost-effective manner ....
Menu and meeting room:   Columbia River Room ---- Burgundy Beef, Whipped potatoes, 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)

JANUARY 25, 2020
Jill Leonard gave an auction update using a very creative PowerPoint sampler of auction items .  Listen HERE to Jill and read her final appeal below. 
Members, We are in the final stretch and it is shaping up to be a wonderful event.    Shannon Sims and I reviewed the items donated over the weekend.   There is something for everyone.  And if you can’t find something, come see me at the auction and I will help you find someplace to put your money to work.   
Speaking of items, you will be able to view what we have available, update your contact info, register your credit card and pre-purchase your Heads & Tails and Cornhole tickets.   To do this please         visit   You can even create a wishlist and email items to your guests.
In order to provide an accurate meal count,  please encourage your guests to purchase tickets by end of business on Wednesday,  January 22.   We will take walk-ins but can’t guarantee priority seating.   To purchase tickets please visit the link above (or )
PLEASE NOTE:  Ticket purchases and registration are two different websites.   
To make this event the best it can be.  We need volunteers to help in several areas.    Please check out the volunteer list at
Please direct all auction related questions to Jill Leonard, 509-670-5742,    
I can’t thank everyone enough for all their efforts to make this one successful event.   We each play a part and will celebrate.   
Jill Leonard



With Catherine Kilty

Tierra Village is a Leavenworth-based non-profit connecting special needs adults with nature and community.  We specialize in residential, educational, and employment services.   Coyote House Adult Family Home, the TRAILS Day Program, and Tierra Employment Services are the entities that make up Tierra Village.  We’re committed to co-creating community with people of all abilities.


With Fletcher Ellingson, motivational speaker

Apple STEM Network with Dr. Sue Kane and her team
  • Dr. Sue Kane – Director of STEM Initiatives and Strategic Partnerships
  • Dennis Conger – Director of Career and Technical Education and Career Connected Learning
  • Tami McBride – Career Connected Learning Specialist
President Mike opened the meeting with some introductions and announcements, as noted below, then turned the podium over to Marcia Henkle to introduce the main speaker, Dr. Sue Kane.  Marcia is our chair of Vocational Service*, the second Object of Rotary  and second Avenue of Service in Rotary.  Dr. Kane spoke and then allowed the other team members to expand, all using an effective PowerPoint.  LISTEN HERE to this program.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education is an approach to learning that removes the traditional barriers separating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and integrates them into real-world problem solving and relevant learning experiences for students.
The North Central Education Services district has a new team this year, supporting local schools and communities with Career Connected Learning services.  Most broadly, career-connected learning experiences help students merge two phases of life: school and work-life, such that young people build real-world skills while still in school, and that school and education is part of professional growth.

Why is this important?

  • Many students and families don’t know about the types of jobs available in our own backyard, or how to navigate a pathway to fill these roles.
  • Many local students don’t have real-world experiences in the working world until after they are adults.
  • Local businesses are having to look to other communities, and even other states to fill critical positions.
Locally, the NCESD team is working with business partners, community agencies, educators and government leaders to grow and scale Career Connected Learning opportunities like student tours, internships, youth apprenticeships, and paid-work experiences. We are also working with schools and educators to make direct career connections in lessons and courses. Our goal is for all students to find a path to the future careers they imagine for themselves.
Dr. Sue Kane
North Central Educational Service District
Phone 509.888.7036 ~ Fax 509.662.9027 ~ Cell 605.254.3947
PO Box 1847, 430 Olds Station Road ~ Wenatchee, WA 98801
* Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.  The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians;  the concept of vocational service is rooted in the second object of Rotary, which calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster:
• High ethical standards in business and professions
• The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
• The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society
Dr. Sue Kane Dennis in action
Dennis, Tami, and Sue
Some added post-meeting.
See previous editions for other important notes
GUESTS.  President Mike welcomed many guests
  • Pete's guestJodi Gerber has applied for membership, and she is already board-approved.  She is sales and catering manager at Visconti's Hospitality Group.   
  • Sean Cooper again with Garry Sparks.  He has also applied for membership and is board-approved.
  • AG/DGD Karl Ruether of Leavenworth Rotary was a guest of president Mike.
  • Susan Adams and others
  • Jim Schaeffer, Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks.
  • Mystery RotarianOur Mystery Rotarian this week was PP Don Myers.    Big Fat Juicy Clue for January 23 - This Past President is a tennis player extraordinaire!
  • Karl Ruether.  Our AG/DGD made a strong appeal for members to attend the District 5050 annual Conference in Kelowna, April 23-25.  DG Peter Schultz requests as many attendees as possible due to the anticipated financial shortfall resulting from low attendance and rising costs.  Karl also promoted the Club Spring Training Experience in Wenatchee May 16.  Karl becomes district Governor in July 2022.  If you wish to attend the CSTE, contact Secretary Frank HERE ASAP.  Pay later.
  • Fellowship Event!  Rotary is going WILD on Feb. 1!  Read story below.  Jill Leonard announced the Guns and Hoses game.  And also, Rotary Nights at the Penticton Vees - CLICK HERE for info.
  • Next week Tierra Village, with director Catherine Kilty.
  • CARMEN needs a ride weekly; volunteers wanted.  Beatrice needs to have some fun. 
  • Stan Hoyt's memorial.  Feb. 1.  See below.
  • Board meeting today.  All members are welcome, 4:30 PM in the Cadman Room.
  • Guest Jim Schaeffer .  Appealed for housing for players of the Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks football team.  Season starts in mid-March.  Jim is Director of Game Day  & Compliance.  Contact Jim HERE.
  • NCW Life TV, with Pete and Jill, Jan. 15.   Watch video here:  Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.   
  • Late addition from Salvation Army.  Read the thank-you letter for the $4055 raised by our club at the Christmas party and at Red Kettle collections. 
  • Useless Trivia.   There is only one state (in the USA) whose name can be typed on one line of a qwerty keyboard.  You had to be there.
Above. AG/DGD Karl Ruether appeals to the club to support the upcoming district conference and club-training event, as well as the RI Convention in Hawaii.
Top right, Jim Schaeffer appeals for housing for members of the WV Skyhawks football team.
At right is a lost jacket seeking its owner.  We have had it for several weeks.

In the Wenatchee World this week (Thursday Jan. 16) -  Rotarian Milt Herman (PP Sunrise) was quoted speaking about the importance of homeless shelters, and how they align with Rotary's principles.  Read it HERE

Rotary is Going Wild!    Wenatchee Wild that is...
Mark your calendar for February 1. It’s Rotary group night at the Wenatchee Wild game.   This special night is the annual Guns and Hoses night.   Specially jerseys,  youth jersey giveaway and the popular local fireman vs local police hockey game before the Wild game.   We will be having our own pre game no host “Tailgate” in the Orchard room, beginning at 4:30.  The main event is at 7.
Tickets are $15 each and $5 of each ticket sold will go back to the club to help support our many projects.  You can purchase at the link: or with cash or check at the Thursday meetings.   
And if that wasn’t exciting enough.  The Penticton Rotary club is having a hockey event on Penticton Vees and Wenatchee Wild on February 21 in Penticton.   The Penticton Club has a night full of fun and fellowship for our clubs.   For those who don’t want to drive, the Wenatchee Wild is taking a fan bus to Penticton that weekend.   Fan bus pricing includes hockey games February 21-22, hotel accommodations for February 21 and transportation.  More details can be found at or call 888-7825.   
January 25, 2020
Building Communities
Questions?  Contact Jill
509-670-5742,   E-mail
February 1; 4:30-9PM
WILD Fellowship
(Also Jill)
February 21
(Jill again - see Events)
April 23 - 26, 2020
District Conference in Kelowna
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.
1965 - 1966
"Slim" Matthews
     PART 1     PART 2  
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 Gala.

We were sad to learn of the loss of another giant of our club history, with the passing of Melvin Johnson, age 88, on Saturday December 28.  He was past president #73, serving the year 1992-93.  Mel joined the club in November 1980, and became an honorary member in 2010, serving a total of 40 years.  He was a Paul Harris Fellow.  A memorial service will be announced later.
Read about his year....  PART 1    PART 2    OBITUARY LINK  
Dr. Stan Hoyt, aged 90.  Stan was a longtime Rotarian (36 years) and fixture in the community.  He was a regular attendee despite health issues in his later years.  Stan was well respected in both our club and also in the Wenatchee area.  Both he and his wife Beverly are Paul Harris Fellows.  His memorial is planned for February 1 at Wenatchee Golf & CC, time - 2 PM.
OBITUARY LINK.  Read his obit to learn about the WSU scholarship fund setup in his and Bev's names (donations welcome).
Click HERE for a detailed listing of all recently-deceased members, with service dates and photos.


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 January 16, Club-60-cup donations totaled  $17.50 bringing our total to $1115  or $3345 with the Gates match!   This equates to 5586 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.
            15%        [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
Jan 23, 2020
Tierra Village
Jan 30, 2020
Business Wellness
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Russell Hampton
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921