Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of September 13, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 11
  September is Basic Education & Literacy Month  

Don't miss our special LEGACY Program 9/27!
Details below in the president's message.
Guests may register here or RSVP.

  • JUST SO YA' KNOW - 2nd Harvest
Deadline for cutoff - Tuesday 5 PM.
(graphic courtesy of Ken at Leavenworth Rotary)
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always invited to greet if so inclined.
Schedule changes are made for new members.
Charlie Miracle Tom Arnold Lorien Clemens Mark McCants
Future Weeks Ahead  
1. Miracle Monnette Murray McCants
2. Miracle Nakata Leonard Ferguson
3. E. Nelson P. Nelson Jinneman Jiminez
4. Noah      D. Myers H. Myers Noyd
411-B North Chelan Avenue
Wenatchee, (509) 662-5187
Owner, Jay Smith   /  Our mission - 
To be known as a company with
integrity, who gives back to the
community, who cares about
their clients and associates, and are
recognized as experts in our field.
     NEXT WEEK    - NCW Library
See other important future program details below.

From the head table
Pete Van Well
member photo
Legacy“something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past”  (from Don Myers last year)
President Pete Van Well
Dr. Jay Roeter was the children’s dentist growing up in Wenatchee. He sponsored me into the club and mentored me along the way. He is part of my Wenatchee Rotary Legacy.
                Homer “Barney” Barnhart sold pianos and other musical instruments on Wenatchee Ave. He wasn’t a charter member of Wenatchee Rotary, but he joined the club during its first year and had more than 50 years of perfect attendance. He was the club song leader for many years and my great uncle. Uncle Barney is part of my Wenatchee Rotary Legacy.
                Paul Scea ran a fruit marketing company and was incredibly successful (and generous).  Paul is well-known for his contributions to the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation, so much so, the club named a fellowship after him.  He sponsored my uncle, Pete Van Well, Jr., into the club. He may have also sponsored my grandfather Pete Van Well, Sr.   
Paul Scea (who I never met) and my two namesakes are definitely part of my Wenatchee Rotary Legacy.   John McDarment, “Mr. Rotary”, longtime Apple Seed editor, auction organizer, club president, club secretary and so much more is my Rotarian ideal and a great friend. John is part of my Wenatchee Rotary Legacy.
                Likewise, Allan Galbraith, Tom McNair, Mall Boyd, Gene Anderson, Rich Peters, Katrina Borth, Jean Senst, Tom Ross, Chuck Jinnemen, Ford Barrett, Terry Stuller, Terry Sorom, Judy Conner, Jan Petrie, Penny Carpenter, Frank Clifton, Bob Scea, Sue Rose, Ed Cadman, Carol Norton, Bob Fries, Don Elfving, Doug Button, Earl Tilly, Joe St. Jean, Rosemary France, Susan Albert, Jesus Hernandez, Melissa Hernandez, Dick Harris, Bonnie Harris, Paul Pankey, Bill Murray, Bill Cunningham, Bill Dalton, Carmen Bossenbrock, Angela Spies, Jack Evans, Mel Miller, Lloyd Berry, Jim Russell, Don Myers, June Darling, Skip Mussen, Al Stojowski, Jim Rosenau and hundreds and hundreds of others are all part of my Wenatchee Rotary Legacy
                Every person met, every friendship built, every connection made, every meal shared – all of it is part of my Legacy at Wenatchee Rotary. You are all part of my Legacy at Wenatchee Rotary. That is why I warmly and humbly welcome you to discover your Wenatchee Rotary Legacy Thursday, September 27 at our noon meeting at the Red Lion.
What can you do to make it happen?
ª SHOW UP (Let’s shoot for perfect attendance).
ª Invite a friend who once belonged to Wenatchee Rotary.
ª Bring your spouse.
ª Ask someone who might want to join Rotary to come.
ª Celebrate the members (including yourself) who make up our proud Legacy.
ª Donate to the Legacy committee to help reduce the costs for guests.
September 27 is the day. Interviews from past leaders, recognition of generous donors, sharing fellowship with old and new friends are the theme.  And, to paraphrase a famous Wenatchee Rotarian Dr. Edward Cadman, you are the key!
    WEEK IN REVIEW, 9/06/18 -  Classification Talks      
with Tom Everly and Jim Brink (March 2018)
Today we enjoyed listening to classification talks from two new members, Tom Everly and Jim BrinkAUDIO
Tom Everly was introduced by his sponsor Pete Van Well who stated that Tom first found us through our website (Thanks, Frank!). He had recently relocated to Wenatchee and was looking for a service club. He adopted us about six months ago and says that his experience so far has exceeded his expectations. Tom works with Camp Fire (formerly Camp Fire Girls) as Director of Outdoor Education.
Tom was born in Michigan in 1987. He is an only child and his early mentors included his Granddad, Skip, who introduced him to World War II history thru films; his Dad with whom he now has an affection for all things Star Trek;  and his Uncle David with whom he shares a hobby of playing video games. Tom entered college first planning to study engineering then switched his major to English when he discovered he had a knack for writing. He graduated from college in 2009, during the “great recession”. Jobs were scarce, but he found work as a substitute teacher. He describes his training as similar to that of Red Army recruits during WWII. Here’s your rifle, son, there’s the enemy, good luck. He taught for 7 ½ years, earning the admiration of students and faculty. Starting in 2012 he hired on at the summer Camp Zanika near in Leavenworth as a counselor. He returned for several summers and in 2016 was offered the job of Director of Outdoor Education. Tom’s training in youth development and education has been knowledge gained by experience. He is a good listener and lets his students’ interests guide his program development; leading him to develop modules in forestry, wetlands, wildlife, archery, night hikes, boating and forest fires. Tom has developed easy rapport with his students, they seem comfortable enough with him that he is often asked to answer the tough questions from kids, such as “What happens after death?” This past year has been filled with challenges in his new position developing study modules, making grant applications, managing staff and budgets.
We can tell from his presentation that he is devoted to the kids and is approaching his work and life with humor and enthusiasm.
Our second presenter was Jim Brink, introduced by Ford Barrett.  View his PowerPoint .
Jim is a retired Petroleum Engineer who continues in a consulting role. Jim is married with 3 children. He graduated from University of Missouri in 1979 and spent 36 years working in the petroleum industry for the Chevron Corporation. During his career as an energy consultant he has performed duties in Production Field Engineering, Information Technology, and Digital Engineering. He was also a Business Unit Advisor – assessing how to get the oil out of the ground most efficiently and effectively.  He worked in 15 oil fields around the world receiving recognition and awards for his work, Jim now does consulting for a variety of types of companies. He assures us oil and gas will be an important source of energy for the foreseeable future.
Jim lists the energy industry’s contributions to improve communities, advance living standards, reduce poverty, and improve health and education. Chevron has invested billions of dollars to these ends over the years.
His personal interests include golfing and wine tasting. He and his wife have a goal to travel to each of the 30 professional baseball stadiums (visited 20+ so far). They also incorporate visits to Civil War historical sites.
Thank you to both our new members. We look forward to getting to know you more.
Respectfully submitted by Dee Curcio, who is now retiring as an Appleseed reporter.

New member Charlie Miracle was inducted.  He is accounting manager at Cordell, Neher & Co. and was introduced by colleague PP Judy Connor. He is a past member of Sunrise Rotary.
Other announcements. 
  • Ford Barrett promoted the Legacy event here Sept. 27, and encouraged members to invite past members and to help cover meal costs.
  • New-member Charge by PP Tom McNair for Charlie and Mark McCants, which he titled "Be the Inspiration".
  • Former Interact president Marcus Palayo spoke briefly about his just-completed year of exchange in northern Germany.  His photo collection failed to play on Frank's computer.  sad  
  • Gil Sparks bragged that he is finally becoming a grandpa as his son and daughter-in-law are approved for adoption.  To help their case, they published a book:  "Love Wins".  Gil also promoted the joint meeting at Pybus.
  • Susan Albert attended the first Interact meeting of the year at WHS and promised they will submit regular reports for Appleseed.
  • Ashley Gillum applied for club membership, proposed by Laurel Turner, and has been approved by the board.
  • The meeting ended with a "Good News" story from Sue Rose who reported that she and Rick are celebrating 50 years on 9/7!

A new FUN feature to encourage Appleseed readership.
  1. Each week expect a new set of (trivia) questions/prizes. 
  2. New rule.  Same question may be answered only once by the same member.
  3. See previous Appleseed for other rules (board members now eligible).
Week 4, September 13  
   SUBMIT ANSWER HERE     before Deadline -  Midnight Tuesday.
QUESTIONS - Choose one
PRIZES - choose any prize, send w/answer
Our program or speaker 02/18/2016? Free brags for one month (choose)
Rotary annual theme for January? Be greeter for entire year, or not
Dist. Gov. in 1978-79 & hometown? Be Sponsor of the Month
Newest Rotary Avenue of Service? (#5)
Sit at head table for any future month
Year RI Convention in Ostende, Belgium? Club officers to serenade your lunch table
Next week one prize will be 100 PHF points!   GOOD LUCK (and have fun)!  

September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Bonaventure, 
Montreal PQ
September 27
Wenatchee Rotary Legacy Event
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
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District 5060 contains 12 areas, and 57 clubs (33 in BC, 24 in WA). It was formerly known as district 506 (1957-1991), 153 (1947-1957), 103 (1945-1947), 101 (1943-1945).  You may find photos and bio information on most of our past 75 district governors here.
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Just so ‘ya know… (#8 in series)  
Wenatchee Rotary, along with East Wenatchee Rotary, Confluence Rotary, and Sunrise Rotary have sponsored several 2nd Harvest food distribution events this summer.  Each of our clubs has contributed financially to this effort and our joint monies have been matched by a Rotary District 5060 grant.
Our club has provided members to help in the distribution of the food over the past few months. We have been joined by members of several churches in this outreach to our needy neighbors. This month it is our turn to make this a truly Rotarian event.
The September 2nd Harvest food distribution will be held in East Wenatchee at the Holy Apostles Church, located at 1315 8th Street, just up from the new Eastmont Junior High School. The date is Friday, September 21. We will be setting up at 10:30, with the distribution scheduled to begin at 11:00. In the past, we have been cleaned up and ready to head home by 2:00, with a few volunteers sticking around
until 2:30. It is not hard work, but it is outside and most of the time you are standing. Ask Phil Rasmussen, Gary Provo, Dan Maher, or Joe if you have questions.
Please consider helping even if you can’t stay the whole time. It is a very rewarding experience. The idea of Rotarian making a huge difference in the lives of our needy neighbors is one of the things that bonds us as Rotarians.  There will be sign up sheets at our weekly Rotary meeting available by the door
both this week and next.  Having fun in Rotary,....
Joe St.Jean – Community Outreach Committee

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. 6 = $23.61 thus bringing our total $439 or $1317 with the Gates match.  This equates to 2200 lives saved. Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Sep 13, 2018
Rural Medicine
Sep 20, 2018
Sep 27, 2018
Oct 04, 2018
2018 Election
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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