Volume LXXII (72) - #31:  February 09, 2023
  Elvis Garcia is the Founder and Executive Director of the Elvis Garcia Foundation which believes that higher education is a basic human need and essential to a healthy democracy.  Garcia earned the 2021 Civil Rights and Social Justice Award presented by the City of Wenatchee and the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.   Make plans to attend (in-person preferred)  this valuable topic and learn how we can promote peace and understanding one individual at a time. 

MEETING INFORMATION.   This week - Pybus Event Center 
GREETERS THIS WEEK - Rachel Evey, Bill Monnette, Nancy Grette
Greeters are selected so as to combine one from each of 3 groups:
board (club or Foundation), seasoned members, new members.
View schedule for greeters here.  (Schedule is subject to change)
View ATTENDANCE for recent meetings.
Program of February 02, 2023:
Classification Talk
With Xavier Arinez
Sponsored and introduced by Rachel Evey
Classification talks are the root of connecting members.  Xavier did not disappoint!  New member Xavier, has been a Rotary member in two clubs prior to joining the Wenatchee Rotary club.  He gave a unique description of his life using illustrative anecdotes.  Xavier described his roots, his family and his work experience.   
Xavier began his life in Bolivia and studied engineering before getting into the field of health care.
Noon PT, Thursdays at Pybus Event Center, #3 N. Worthen Avenue, Wenatchee, WA USA 98801 (unless noted otherwise)
Lunch is available for $12.
Join us in-person or on ZOOM.
 Or dial 253-215-8782;  
 enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#
Feb 09, 2023
Civil Rights and Social Justice in Wenatchee Valley
Feb 16, 2023
Broadband as an Essential Service
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This week's News and Announcements.
1.  A good way to show others the power of Rotary is to pass along the Rotary Magazine.  This good practice to reuse, recycle or repurpose can showcase Rotary and practice being environmentally responsible. 
2.  A Scholarship Testimonial - "I am expecting to graduate this spring in May with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and my certification in Secondary Education from Gonzaga University. I will not be reapplying for the scholarship as I am in my last semester of college. Thank you so much for the support that Wenatchee Rotary Club provided for me. You all helped me to have an opportunity to attend college and be the first in my family to graduate from a university with a degree. Thank you for all the support and encouragement!"    Mariana Santos
EVENTS. March 11 - Toast and Roast.
Tickets will be for sale at Rotary meetings.
Interested in a table sponsorship?   See Pete Van Well. 
Click image for information and to buy tickets.
ROTARY CITATION AWARD.  AG (Area 8) Shanley Crane presented this coveted citation to PP Alice Meyer for achievements during her year as president (2021-22).  To receive this, a club must achieve 13 of 25 possible goals.  All 7 (of 11) area clubs received it, the only area in District 5060 to do so!
Shanley also promoted the district conference coming in May in Leavenworth (Events, below). This is one of our RI goals which help to earn the citation.
Shanley also recognized PP Mike Kintner who replaces her as AG in July.   She (and President Jill) strongly urged our members to consider volunteering to help with the conference.  Contact chair Colin Brine. 
FELLOWSHIP SOCIAL.   Tired of Cabin Fever?  Come to Badger Mountain Brewing for a no-host fellowship time with Confluence Rotary. 
  • Day:   Wednesday Feb. 8
  • Time:  5:30 PM
  • Location:  #1 Orondo Ave. (between S. Columbia St. and Worthen St.)
INTERACT FUNDRAISER Feb. 10.    "The Breadwinner", a 2017 movie to be shown at Wenatchee High School auditorium hoping to raise $10K to help bring a refugee Afghan family here to join another Afghan family.   Refreshments will be available and a small art gallery.  Marketplace opens at 6:45 PM, movie at 7.  Suggested donation is $10 pp.  The film received an Oscar nomination in 2018 for best animated film and is based on a novel by Deborah Ellis dealing with life under Taliban rule in the late 1990s.  Watch trailer here on IMDB website.
 In 1973 the Wenatchee Rotary Club raised $2800 for local youth activities, including $1000 for new WHS band uniforms, now on display in the Museum.

In 1982 The Panthers-on-Parade auction raised $70,000 to send the WHS Golden Apple Marching Band, drill team, and cheerleaders to parades in Philadelphia and Washington DC.   

PAIR & SHARE  Did you know? 
Our club had over 25 Pair and Share gatherings since October 2022.   

Keep on reaching out and connecting with members.


AMAZON SMILES NO MORE.  Amazon's charity sharing program has ended, but Fred Meyer's award program is still available.  Click here for info.  This link also appears on our home page menu under Our Foundations.
Alice Nieman lost her mother recently.  Let's remember her with cards of sympathy.  As you know, Alice was a longtime friend and caregiver of our sweet Carmen Bossenbrock.  Cards can be sent to Alice Neiman at PO Box 331, Dryden, WA 98821.  
QUOTE OF THE WEEK.   If I was to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.
Bobby Hull (who passed away last week)
Robert Marvin Hull OC was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
Born January 3, 1939 · Point Anne, Ontario, Canada
Died January 30, 2023 (aged 84) · Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.

Check out the upcoming events for the Club, District 5060, and Rotary International



10    Interact fundraiser "The Breadwinner"
11     Toast & Roast
       (Special Guest Rufus Woods)
11-13    Club Spring Training Event (CSTE)
27-31   RI Convention, Melbourne        
June 9, 2023 - Rotary Campout, Confluence Park
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
4:30 PM, Location TBA
and in person; open to all members.
Meeting ID:92794079436
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