Wenatchee Rotary  -  Meeting via ZOOM temporarily  
April 30, 2020 
Volume LXIX - No 42
April is Rotary's  Maternal & Child Health Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
  • CENTENNIAL ....#55
  • SPONSOR OF THE WEEK          
* Polio donations have not changed since the club ended physical meetings.
Former member Jim Rosenau passed away on Wednesday 4/22 at age 94
Death notice in Wenatchee WorldJim joined Rotary in 1978 and was a PHF, and Past president (1983-84).  He took honorary status a few years ago for health reasons.
Past President Bill Murray (2015-16) and wife Irma have recovered from COVID-like symptoms. Read Bill's message in last week's Appleseed.
During the pandemic, our regular meetings continue online (virtual) using ZOOM technology.  Currently, all meetings are at 6 PM each Thursday.  To join in CLICK HERE.   Any Rotarian or friend of Rotary may attend. 
All will remain in a "Waiting Room" until the host arrives.
If you have no computer, call in by phone :  Dial 669-900-6833; when asked, enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#, then #.
To find/join other clubs' virtual meetings, CLICK HERE ;  for security purposes, ClubRunner login is required to access the list.
Just for laughs tutorial - Make you own COVID mask!    Let Kay show you how and provide a chuckle.
   Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 local health news.    


  April 23  - Our 5th Virtual (On-line ZOOM) Meeting  
See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
  • President-Elect nominee Alice Meyer opened the ZOOM meeting to 30+ members and a few guests, as listed below, with Jill Leonard as ZOOM host.  We were all pleased to again see Carmen Bossenbrock calling in by phone.  Pres. Mike took over after resolving some tech difficulties.
  • Good newsBill Murray and Irma are improving after bouts with a Covid-like illness.
  • Board Meeting.  Pres. Mike reported on the BOD meeting held earlier. He especially wanted the members to be aware that the club is financially strong.   [Meeting minutes will be posted soon in the club archives where all BOD records are available to members on our website (login required)].  An executive team will be meeting soon to advise on disposition of the funds.
  • ZOOM meetings.  Mike reminded the club of some online meetings coming soon :
    • District online DisCon on April 25-26 (first ever)
    • District Business session, May 30
    • District CSTE on May 16 and/or May 23
    • Club board (BOD) meeting was held earlier
  • Carin Smith will be speaking at DisCon on Sunday regarding HANWASH; she gave a brief update.
  • Mystery Rotarian :  Garry Arseneault  was named for April 23.  Big Fat Juicy Clue this week - This Mystery Rotarian has owned two distinctly different businesses during their membership in our Rotary club.
  • Women of Rotary - Meeting, May 6.  See story below from Jill Leonard.
  • COVID-19 Impact Grant.  P/E Kory's application for a district matching grant of $500 was approved.  It will be matched with a $500 donation from the club along with other funds and donated to Serve Wenatchee Valley
  • COVID-19 News.   Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 health news.
  • Next week.  Rachel Evey, on the WVC Foundation.
  • Brags.  Several members had interesting brags, e.g. Carmen's pear crop is looking good!
  • Useless Trivia.  The Scottish word TARTLE , as in "Pardon my tartle!"
The meeting was arranged and hosted by Jill Leonard.    
Attendance:  Mike, Kory, Jill, Pete, Gil, Sue, Raz, Ford, Tom M., Alice, Carin, Leonard, Eric, Loren, Britt, Dick, Shannon, Dante, Tom Everly, Russ, Muffy, Allan, Al Bridges, Gary P., Jim, Garry A., Chuck J.,  Frank C.   Carmen connected by telephone.
Guest - Dr. Stuart Utley
Speaker -  Kyle Meissner (program speaker)
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)
Wenatchee Valley Women of Rotary have jumped on the Zoom Meeting bandwagon.
Topic: Women of Rotary [Open to all women having a Rotary connection, spouses, friends,  other clubs etc...]
Time: May 6, 2020 05:30 PM Pacific Time
ZOOM Link.  Meeting ID: 926 3310 8992,  Password: 626668
The photo is from 2019.
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                                                                     With Rachel Evey  & Raz
Rachel is currently the Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation. She is committed to fulfilling the foundation’s mission to assist the college in achieving its goals through cultivating friends and garnering financial support.  Read about Rachel in her classification talk of February 6, as reported in the Appleseed.

Though Rachel is new to the area, she has already become involved in a number of organizations. She is a member of the NCW Estate Planning Council, the Women’s Service League of NCW, serves on the planning group for Young Professionals of NCW, volunteers as a scholarship reader for the Community Foundation of NCW, serves on the Wells House Advisory Committee at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, and is a lifetime member and scholarship volunteer with the Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation exists to raise financial support for the students, programs and faculty/staff of Wenatchee Valley College and shall assist the college in achieving its goals through cultivating friends and garnering financial support.  The foundation was incorporated in 1973 and is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation organized under Washington law. 

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the foundation provided over $650,000 in funding to support the college. This includes:

  • $350,000 in scholarships
  • $23,000 in direct student support, including veteran work study support and ASWVC support
  • $54,000 to support faculty and staff, including professional development opportunities 
  • $183,000 in programmatic support designated for specific departments
  • $10,000 for the Knights Care Fund to help students facing housing insecurity and other barriers to academic success
  • $30,000 as an unrestricted gift to the college to fund new software, faculty and staff training, building maintenance and any other miscellaneous expenses associated with the overall advancement of WVC. 
Be in our ZOOM meeting to learn more.
     May 7  -   Washington Apple Ed. Foundation   
With Jennifer Witherbee & Pete Van Well
Strategic priorities :  Industry Objective -  WAEF reflects Washington’s world-class tree fruit industry in governance, work ethic, efficiency, and innovation .   Donors Objective - WAEF is the charity of choice for industry’s educational giving
Jennifer was named Apple Citizen of the Year.  Read the story a recent Wenatchee World story.
Financial issues related to the Virus (COVID-19)
With Kyle Meissner
(ZOOM password 2R=Q9@5^)    Hear audio only HERE.
Alice Meyer sponsored and introduced Kyle Meissner, CPA with Cordell, Neher, & Company, PLLC who provided information on the following matters related to the current COVID-19 virus pandemic.:  
  1. Economic Injury Disaster Loans
  2. Payroll Protection Program
  3. Individual Stimulus Payments
  4. Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
  5. CARES Act
Kyle began by describing the good news of a new act signed into law a few hours earlier, the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act, which adds about $310B funding to stimulus programs already approved and exhausted. 
#1. Kyle spoke mostly about things of interests to small businesses, beginning with item #1 (EIDL) above, describing its rules and limitations (e.g. obtained through the SBA and limited to $2M, based on profits over the last 12 months).  READ MORE.   
#2.  Next Kyle described item #2 (PPP), covering loans above $10M per business.  These are obtained through a bank, calculated at  2.5 times payroll or 2.5 net Schedule C income and may only be used for payroll. There is a forgiveness aspect.  READ MOREAND MORE.  
#3.  Individual Stimulus Payments..Direct deposits are being made to qualifying adults at $1200 each.  READ MORE.  
#4.  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19 (up to 80 hours & $511 per day).  The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.  Employers get payroll tax credits and deferrals and there are special provisions for self-employed persons..   READ MORE.  
#5.  Kyle did not discuss the CARES Act., but you can read about it HERE.  
Cordell-Neher has posted on their website the related items in the interest of their clients (click to view).  
Webinar  &  Q&A
Board meetings 3rd Thursday
4:30 PM, Cadman Room (normally)
Currently meetings via ZOOM (TBA)
We appreciate all of our sponsoring merchants & businesses.
For complete details, see our web site.
May 16 and/or 23 via Zoom
Club Spring Training Event
10 AM - 1 PM

Friday January 15, 2021
5-9 PM
Centennial Gala
May 13 - 16, 2021
District Conference, Wenatchee
  • 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
The first ever virtual Rotary district conference was held via ZOOM over the weekend, April 25-26, replacing the physical gathering cancelled due to the pandemic.  It was led by District Governor Dr. Peter Schultz and his team from his club in Kelowna, BC.  Representatives of several other districts were present to observe how it would be carried off, since they are considering a similar attempt.  It was near perfect with only a few minor technical glitches.  Some stated they believed this to be the first virtual conference in Rotary history anywhere.
The plenary sessions were held on Saturday. The breakout sessions were on Sunday afternoon.  A few of our members attended along with about 240 other Rotarians from the district and around the world.   Carin Smith & Sherry Chamberlain spoke briefly about the Haiti HANWASH project in the second of four breakouts.  Listen HERE to Carin & Sherry, as introduced by Carol Eamer, District International Service Chair.
All of the keynote speakers were excellent and inspirational.  Watch the videos here.
R.I. President Mark Daniel Maloney -
R.I. Director Jeffry Cadorette -
Michael Angelo Caruso -
Jim Marggraff -
R.I. Director-Elect Valarie Wafer -
The wrapup included a preview of the 2021 Wenatchee conference (May 13-16) presented by DGE Richard DeRock and his always light-hearted wife Robin (both formerly of our club).  It is hoped that one or two of these fine speakers will be here.
Ed Kolybaba of Kelowna Rotary prepared a memorial video dedicated to district Rotarians who have passed away in the last 3 years. 
    Just so ‘ya know…#27 -   
Community Outreach with Joe St. Jean
The Wenatchee Rotary Community Outreach committee has been mulling over thoughts of just how, in these troubling times, our Club can make an impactful difference on those struggling in our valley due to Covid-19 intrusions into their daily lives.  After many emails, thoughtful deliberation and diligent research with experts in our valley, we welcome your support for the following course of action.
The Wenatchee Rotary Community Outreach committee, in the name of the Rotary Club of Wenatchee, has decided to financially support the food distribution and family support efforts of the Serve Wenatchee Valley organization.  Serve Wenatchee Valley has a great reputation in our community, provides wonderful support for families in many ways, and has joined forces with other groups and agencies in the food distribution efforts operating out of the Town Toyota Center.  
We knowingly acknowledge that this is not our normal way of distributing our Community Outreach funds, but these are not normal times, and by donating $7500 and knowing that 100% of our funds will
directly go to helping our area families, we feel that Wenatchee Rotary can best live our motto of "Service above Self."
Yours in Rotary,
Joe St.Jean
Community Outreach Chair
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Friday January 15, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1975 - 1976
Paul Larsen
Read more ...
       PART 2  
         PART 3   
View a list of ALL past presidents HERE.
Watch the 75th anniversary video HERE.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the Gala to be held Friday January 15, 2021.
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2019-20:
      Mike Kintner
Pres. Elect: 
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Nominee:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Designate:
    Jill Leonard
     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
Apr 30, 2020
WVC Foundation
May 07, 2020
WA Apple Ed Fdn.
May 14, 2020
Rotary Youth Exchange
May 21, 2020
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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