Volume LXXI(71) - # 38
March 24, 2022
March is Rotary's Water and Sanitation Month
THIS WEEK, MARCH 24, We meet at.....
With Bob Bauer, Educational Specialist
ZOOM #97/Hybrid #46
Sponsored by Alice Meyer.
NO ZOOM for this meeting.    
Arrive early for lunch.
Join Bob Bauer Thursday, March 17, 2022 at The Discovery Center at Rocky Reach Dam
The center, previously a museum, has a new focus on education including the science behind Columbia River hydropower.  View Facebook page HERE.
The Discovery Center was originally built in 1962. With its $7.7 million upgrade, the long-running Museum of the Columbia is no more. That large gallery inside the dam powerhouse closed permanently in 2019, with many of its historic exhibits finding new homes in the Discovery Center, and others at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.
New and restored exhibits touch on the Native American history of the Columbia. Moving an antique Native canoe from the old museum to the new one proved one of the most challenging aspects.
A new patio deck offers improved views of the dam and spillway. But the dam’s most popular attraction has to be the viewing gallery on the fish ladder, which allows migratory fish to reach their critical spawning grounds upriver. The window view has been widened and thickened, allowing better views for children and people using wheelchairs.  Rocky Reach Visitor Center is located on the west side of Rocky Reach Dam, easily accessible from Highway 97A, and offers ample parking for visitors.
Plan to arrive by 11:30 if you ordered lunch or to fellowship.  Tour will begin at Noon.  
Lunch orders are closed, but if you did not order lunch, come anyway.
If you need assistance into the Discovery Center, please let President Alice know.


The meeting was conducted at Pybus Market Event Center.
It was a virtual (ZOOM) Hybrid session, and
was opened and led by club president Alice Meyer.
At left, Alice introduces the speaker's friend Rob Robillar.
View ATTENDANCE HERE for this and recent meetings.  
See list of important dates below.
SAD NEWS.   Past president Charles "Skip" Mussen passed away March 02 at age 82.  He joined our club June 01,1969, and was active for more than 41 years.  He became an Honorary member in 2010.  
View a list of past presidents HERE, and pictorial list of deceased members HERE
April 8-10 - Rotary Campout (NEW) 
May 7 - Apple Blossom Grand Parade, Sunrise Rotary raffle "Road Apple Roulette"
May 12-15 - District Conference in Wenatchee  (This is a BIG deal for us)
May 21 - Rotary Pig Roast at Rotary Park, 3 PM; tickets remain
June 10 - Rotary Party at Historic Wells House, tickets remain
June 25 - Chelan Rotary Bike Rides ($65 early bird until March 01, more below)
  Your Wenatchee Rotary Community Outreach committee is excited to announce that they will be accepting spring grant applications starting April 1.  The committee members, Susan Albert, Eric Nelson, Ray Dobbs and Joe St. Jean, are pleased that, once again, the Club has allocated funds for the intent of helping our local community.  We have a tremendous “track record” of doing that in a variety of ways in the past.  The ideal projects for your committee to consider are those that provide a needed service or those that support a worthy cause.  As always, we are encouraging applications where Rotarians can be directly involved in fulfilling our motto of “Service above Self.”
    The Community Outreach updated grant application can be found under “Grants” on the header section of Wenatchee Rotary’s website starting April 1.  This year’s deadline for application will be April 30 with awards announced before the end of May.
Rachel Evey proclaimed the success of the Men and women's basketball programs, as both teams are winning in the conference playoffs.
Rachel also had an important announcement:
The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2022 WVC Distinguished Alumni Award. Nomination forms must be submitted by March 31, 2022. Nominations can be submitted by completing the nomination form. These forms can be found at
Rachel also introduced her two guests, Peggy Ludwick and Marilyn Young, visiting Rotarian.
Peggy is writing a book about her father. long time club member and past president 1984-85. 
ST. PATRICK DAY ON ICE AND and POLIO-PLUS FUND-RAISER:  PP Pete Van Well reported on the raffle and hockey game.  These pics were taken at the game after several of our members had left.  There were 10-12 of us cheering on the "WILD". 
There are also still tickets remaining for the PIG ROAST and the WELLS HOUSE.
DISTRICT CONFERENCE HOME HOSTING.  Workhorse-Pete is also coordinating this activity for our club, as we have agreed to coordinate it for the conference.  All 6 area clubs are involved, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Cashmere and Leavenworth.  Our club should lead the way.  Contact Pete to volunteer.   We will need a minimum of 50 volunteer home hosts.
   View VIDEO of Pete's appeals. last week.  
WORLD'S BEST 2022.   Click the poster for info, to nominate and vote.
Vote for us.
ROTARY CAMPOUT A group of Rotarians are planning a FUN camp-out at the Wenatchee River RV Park in Monitor April 8-10, Loop D.   Book your reservation at     All Rotarians are welcome!  
Not a camper?   Plan to join us for a potluck dinner on Saturday April 9.  
CHELAN BIKE RIDE EVENTS.  June 25.  Choose from 4 great rides.  Click the link to register or get info. 
BONUS PHF POINTS.  Certain club members (Paul Harris Fellows) are offering PHF points as incentives to attend upcoming district events.  The Paul Harris Fellowship award requires 1000 points, from donations or gifts from others.  Each PHF point is earned by donating $1.00 to the The Rotary Foundation (TRF).   These points can be given to others (their only purpose).  Here is how you can earn points toward your next PHF award. 
District event (points) Bonus (gift) points
Attend the CSTE training, a no-cost event (0) 100
Attend the District Conference (0) 200
Notify the club secretary if you have accomplished any of the above.
WRF SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS.   The Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (WRF)  Board of Directors is seeking Rotary Club of Wenatchee members to serve on the Board of Directors, starting July 1, 2022. 
Please e-mail or call Tom Ross (; (509) 630-5965) or Ken Robertson (; (804) 201-6839, if you have questions about the WRF or express interest in serving on the Board of Directors. If you intend to be a candidate to serve on the Board, please let Tom or Ken know by Friday, April 15, 2022.   [View bylaws requirements   HERE  .]
DISTRICT CONFERENCE.  May 13-15, Wenatchee Convention Center.  Everyone should attend at least a portion, especially the Saturday night banquet. 
 Conference Registration and info is found HERE.   PHF points are available for attendance.
APPLESEED ISSUESThis ClubRunner-generated newsletter is emailed weekly to all members, and many others.  If you are not receiving it, check your spam filter, or notify the editor, Secretary Frank Clifton.    
"The Cascade Killer"
With Rob Phillips
View ZOOM recording HERE (available for 2-3 weeks)

The speaker was glowingly introduced by Ken Robertson.  Rob Phillips of Yakima published his first novel in 2020, and has since published two sequels.  He completed the first draft in less than a month during April that year.  Before that, he had been writing an outdoors column for the Yakima Herald-Republic since 1991 (view his latest article HERE. ).  

Rob explained in entertaining and humorous detail the process he went through in writing and publishing.  He insisted that anyone can do it.  We all have a book in us.  His novels are part of a series of fiction mysteries having the same hero, Lucas McCain, a Washington State game warden (think Tom Selleck), who also gets involved with a very attractive female FBI agent named Sara Sinclair.  Luke's friends call him "The Rifleman" because of the character from the old TV series. 

A few of Rob's PowerPoint images are shown below. 

Hero named after this TV character.
Luke's faithful friend Jack.
Rob's wife suggested this book
to help him create characters.
He has done many book signings.
He got some good media reviews and on
occasion, outsold many better-known authors.
Advance review copies to handout.
A big day for Rob.
His first book-store display.
Local Hardware store display.
Dear AppleSauce:    How long have you been in Rotary anyway?

                                       --- Suspicious in Chelan

Dear Suspicious,  Let’s just say Don Kay asked Dear Applesauce to join at the Cheiftain’s Midnight Raid after one too many Bourbon sours. This is a reference someone of Marc Heminger’s age will understand, but someone of Sean Cooper’s will not.
Dear Applesauce,  How many of you “Applesauces” are there?

                            ---Saddle Rock Shirley

Dear Shirley,  While it may be a tempting theory that this much intelligence, wit and panache cannot be contained in a single individual, there is only one Yours Truly…the others are just voices in my head (at least that’s what Dr. Bill Murray says).
Have a question?   Click HERE .  Watch for your answer in a future Appleseed.
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM, with exceptions
   Meeting ID:92794079436
January 29, 2022
Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.
Wish to propose a new member?  Download the form HERE.
Mar 24, 2022
Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center (Offsite Meeting at the Dam)
Mar 31, 2022
City of East Wenatchee Strategic Plan
Apr 07, 2022
Wenatchee YWCA
Apr 14, 2022
Classification Talk
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