Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
       June 6,  2019         
                  Volume LXVIII - No 49                
   June is Rotary Fellowships Month    
May we never forget the events of 75 years ago on June 6, when the greatest sea-borne invasion in history occurred on the French coast, beginning a massive operation designed to set Europe free of the tyrannical occupation of Nazi Germany.  It involved 24,000 allied troops, of which more than 4400 were killed, more than 10,000 injured on that infamous day.   The invasion fleet, drawn from eight different navies, comprised 6,939 vessels: 1,213 warships, 4,126 landing craft of various types, 736 ancillary craft, and 864 merchant vessels.     FC   [source Wikipedia, linked above]
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 9)
   Important needs and opportunities within our club today :   
  • Exchange Student Housing.  The club is urgently seeking host families for incoming Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student Beatrice arriving in August from Milan, Italy.  Volunteer for short term or long term.  See Andy Petro.
  • Fun at the Gorge!    Signup to volunteer for work at the Gorge Amphitheatre and help raise much-needed funds for Wenatchee Rotary.  On our Home Page, click the "Gorge" tab or here .  Trouble? Email Frank here.
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.
  Mike Eric "Skip" Don
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
6/13 Pankey Parks Nelson, P Myers, H
6/20 Parlette Peters Rounds Olson
6/27 Petro Price Provo Reed
Financial Consulting Services
"We Promise to know you and
help you."   Providing Wealth advisory,
Outsourcing, Public Accounting.
Menu and meeting roomColumbia River Room;     Salad Bar including Tossed Greens, Fresh Spinach, Chopped Romaine accompanied by Diced Ham, Diced Turkey Breast, Bacon bits, Diced Tomato, Sliced Olives, Shaved Parmesan, Shredded Cheddar & Jack Cheeses, Cucumber, Artichoke Hearts, Seasoned Croutons, & Assorted Dressings, Chef's Choice House Made Soup, Rolls W/Butter, Chef’s Choice Dessert & Coffee Service.
    JUNE 6  
With Ashley Gillum and Charlie Miracle
Two of our newer members will tell us about themselves, their careers as well as their family and backgrounds.
All new members are asked to this, and these are the favorite programs for many members.

With Doug Sklar
Douglas Sklar is a two-time past president of the Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club and has been a Rotarian since 1992.
In his free time he is the chair of the Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club’s initiative to train 1,000 people in CPR, how to use an AED, and how to ‘Stop the Bleed’.  In addition to training, the initiative also includes a commitment to get additional AED devices spread throughout the community.
Doug and his wife Jacque have two sons; Greg, who is currently a student at Seattle University School of Law, and Stephen who - like his dad - is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments.  Doug was a General Partner and past Regional Leader with Edward Jones. At one point he was solely responsible for the interior ‘thumb’ of Washington as well as the entire interior of British Columbia.  Today Doug continues to manage his practice in Omak, Washington where he with his team members Gay and Krysta run an office that has earned ten invitations to the Edward Jones Managing Partners Conference -- a meeting reserved for the top advisors in the entire firm.

     WEEK IN REVIEW - May 30, 2019      
Colville Confederated Tribes, with Randy Lewis
and Bill Layman
Randy was introduced by Keni Sturgeon, recent new member and Executive Director of the Wenatchee Museum and Cultural Center.  Teacher, civil rights organizer, historian and storyteller, Randy Lewis has been in the forefront of the Pacific Northwest’s political and cultural life since the late 1960s.  He is author of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center's new publication, Red Star and Blue Star Defeat Spexman, a book that tells the stories behind the cultural landmarks of the Wenatchee Valley.
Assisted by historian Bill Layman, Randy's presentation was focused on the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, a major village site to P'Squosa/Wenatchi people. It also was a highly significant council grounds to tribes throughout the plateau, where great gatherings were held that included trading, exciting horse races, and councils that addressed pressing issues of the day.  Randy has been engaged by the City of Wenatchee to lay groundwork for a project that envisions a place where a commemoration/memorial project can be created that honors the presence of Indian people who have lived here from time immemorial.
For more information....

Randy, Keni, Pete Keni Stugeon

President Pete Van Well extended a welcome to the "Maid of Orleans" of Rotary Clubs!
Pete then made or allowed the following announcements.
  • District AG Carol Adamson spoke for the last time in that role of 3 years, and introduced her replacement, Karl Reuther, of Leavenworth Rotary, who spoke briefly, reminding us that the new Rotary theme is "ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD".
  • Bob Bugert, member and new Chelan County Commissioner, from the head table, gave an update on issues of concern for the county.
  • Chaplain Report (added later).  Marc Heminger's wife Karen has written about Marc's long ordeal of stem-cell transplants, ending on June 7....  READ Karen's report.   See last week for others.
  • Carmen Bossenbrock was with us again today, and Penny Carpenter too (president of Leavenworth Rotary)!  And we were were glad to see Stan Hoyt back, and greeting, after some serious medical issues.  The club sang Happy Birthday to Carmen, turning 91 this week.
  • Gorge Amphitheatre concert concession events were available for signup, and will be on the entry table for the next few weeks; on-line signups available now.  Click on the "Gorge" tab on the home page to signup online.   The first of 9 concerts will be July 13.  See recent World story on Gorge history.
  • Andy Petro our Youth Exchange coordinator,  is approaching panic mode in seeking host families for our newest RYE female student Beatrice arriving in August from Milan, Italy.  She can be hosted short term or long term (i.e. she can be moved around).
  • "Bring a Friend to Rotary Day".  June 6.  No friends?  Bring an enemy and make them your friend, as suggested by Abe Lincoln.
  • Jessi Mendoza bragged that he and his wife are expecting their first child!
  • Pres-elect Mike Kintner has departed for the RI Convention in Hamburg.
  • Late-breaking
    • Rotary Rosters are now fading into Rotary history as we hope will polio soon.  Since several clubs are dropping them, John McDarment has decided to stop publishing them.  So you may wish to keep yours as a memento and make sure it is up-to-date with the latest refill, of which we still have plenty in our badge cabinet or with the secretary.
    • Jon Magnus, our Interact advisor at WHS, has received another accolade by receiving one of several annual Golden Apple Awards, presented by KCTS public TV for outstanding achievements in education.  Watch the video about Jon.
    • RI Convention 2020 in Hawaii.  Early-bird discount available through June 5 ($55 off).
  • Good News -  A new Filipino law requires all graduating seniors to plant at least 10 trees each before graduation. So, in that spirit, "let's all go to Rotary Park where we will plant a tree as part of our peace pole project. All are encouraged to attend. The tree, a Kousa dogwood, donated by the Arbor Day Committee will represent all our three Wenatchee Clubs. "
  • Press release about tree planting"A dozen Wenatchee-Area Rotarians joined with members of the City of Wenatchee Parks and Recreation Department Thursday afternoon to plant a 10-foot Kousa dogwood as the first stage of peace garden area at Rotary Park on Western Ave. The tree was donated by Greater Wenatchee Arbor Committee and Bob Johnson from the committee was on hand for the ceremony. The tree represents the three local Rotary Clubs -- Wenatchee, Wenatchee Sunrise and Wenatchee Confluence -- who joined together to build the park. Rotary District 5060 Assistant Governor Carol Adamson placed the first shovel of dirt, thanking the parks department for its help in building and maintaining the park and saying how trees relieve stress and improve the environment. She was joined by Past District Governor Jim Adamson, Wenatchee Rotary President Pete Van Well, Leavenworth Rotary President Penny Carpenter, Parks and Recreation Director Dave Erickson, and Parks and Recreation Board Member Sarah Urdahl. The tree was planted adjacent the new picnic shelter near the expanded parking lot. The next phase of the peace area is the erection of eight-foot peace pole to be installed in June."
A proud group of Rotarians
and others participated in the
tree planting on May 31 at the
south end of Rotary Park.
AG Carol Adamson w/Pete
Van Well
Pres. Pete w/incoming AG Karl Reuther
Alicia Nakata
Penny Carpenter
Sarah Urdahl
Frank Clifton w/Chuck Jinneman
The finished tree
The city crew in preparation
June 1-5
RI Convention - Hamburg
June 8
Isabel Pelayo Graduation Party
June 13, 7 PM
WestSide Graduation
July 5, 6-9 PM, Kelowna, BC
July 13 at the Gorge
January 25, 2020
Building Communities Auction
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
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • Pet Hub, Inc.
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society
Our 20th club president
Jesse H. Widby 1940-1941
READ MOREPart 1   Part 2 
The club financed 10 boys to YMCA camp, 3 girls to Salvation Army camp and donated to Boy Scouts, the Iron Lung fund, and Christmas presents for needy children.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 Gala.

CAROL NORTON -  Loved, respected servant of this club and Rotary for 42 plus years. She served as Executive Secretary 42 years beginning in in 1967, and honorary member until her passing on March 26, 2019. 
Thanks very much to those of you that have given toward the new Carol Norton WSU Scholarship fund.  So far we are near halfway to the initial goal of $10,000.  Gifts are tax deductible and there are many ways to give:  
  • One time cash or check
  • Pledge and budget over two or three years
  • Bequest - Include an amount in your will 
  • Help in reaching out to Legacy Members or PR in the community

Keep up to date with Karen Russell on her personal Caring Bridge page.
PP Jim (2016-17) is an Honorary member.

SPEAKERS.   Are you thinking of sponsoring a speaker?  Guidelines are posted on our website under the main menu.  Or click here.

End Polio Now/Club 60:    Our ambitious goal was set by President Pete at $10,000.  On May 30, donations by club members to the Club-60 cups were $263.74 bringing our total to $8,560, or $25,680 with the Gates match!  This equates to 42,885 lives potentially saved!
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.  Collections at KPQ on Polio Day were $1,133.  Read about 2018 World Polio Day, October 24
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2018-19:
     Pete Van Well
Pres. Elect: 
     Mike Kintner
Pres. Nominee:
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Designate:
    Alice Meyer
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Joe St. Jean
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Dan Maher (July '19)
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)
Carmen returns again!
Jun 06, 2019
Classification Talks
Jun 13, 2019
Stop The Bleed
Jun 20, 2019
News from the YMCA
Jun 27, 2019
View entire list

Tech Support Want-ads
For members willing to learn or assist in activities listed below, 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
8. Manage site analytics
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921