Volume LXXI(71) - # 36
March 10, 2022
March is Rotary's Water and Sanitation Month
With Deputy Jacob Lewis
ZOOM #95/Hybrid #44
Sponsored by Loren Stach
Attend via ZOOM OR in-person at
Pybus Market Event Center
   recurring ZOOM access -
   [Or dial 253-215-8782; enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#]

WENATCHEE — Kait is a 6-year-old border collie originally from a rescue in Quincy. She is also also part of Chelan County Regional Justice Center’s Drug Interdiction program.  Kait and her handler, Corrections Deputy Jacob Lewis, will celebrate their first anniversary on Nov. 9. The county jail’s K9 program is the second in the state to assign a canine to a county jail, according to a Chelan County news release.

Kait assists with drug detection for federal agencies and local schools, according to the news release.

The K9 program is supported through donations, grants, fundraisers and other community contribution. And as a part of the 1-year anniversary of the program, people can support the program can buy a pullover hoodie. For details go to



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.
View ATTENDANCE HERE for this and recent meetings.  
See list of important dates below.
President Alice opened the meeting by requesting a moment of silence for the nation of Ukraine, followed by a video of their national anthem.  Watch the video here (English captions) ....   Ukraine National Anthem English lyrics - Bing video
NOTE:   All indoor meetings are currently held in venues where face coverings are mandatory.  Please honor the requirements of these establishments by wearing face-coverings properly.  
Important dates to save - More later on most of these, scroll down for more details
March 9 - Carin Smith speaks to Kittitas Rotary on ZOOM (7 AM)
March 15 - Women in Rotary Fellowship
March 17 - St. Paddy's at Wenatchee Wild 
March 19 - Spring Training (CSTE) on ZOOM. 
March 24 - We meet at Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center  (No ZOOM)
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)
ROTARY LUNCHES.  Weekly lunch - See Ford Barrett's note repeated below from last week. 
March 24 at Rocky Reach Dam    Food order (with payment) must be placed at least one week early, one for each person (e.g. Rotarian & guest).
Access lunch order form HERE.  Payment options are on the form.
Attending without lunch?  Click the link and check the box for no meal, so that attendance can be predicted.  
NOTE:   NO ZOOM for this meeting, in-person only.
SPECIAL GUESTS.   Sunrise Rotary's Kathleen McNalty and District First Lady Robin DeRock were at Pybus to promote their big fundraiser raffle "Road Apple Roulette".  The event includes a drawing for a prize of $10K.
See details HERE.
Contact any Wenatchee Sunrise Rotarian to buy tickets for $5 each or see us at our Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club booth at the Wenatchee Home Show on Thurs-Sat., Feb 10-12. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at the Apple Blossom Festival Office located at 2 South Chelan Ave., in Wenatchee.
Our other guest was Sam Hunter of Coeur d'Alene Rotary, celebrating 100 years this year.

HANWASH.  Our own Carin Smith will be giving a presentation to the Upper Kittitas County Rotary Club with an update about our Haiti water project.  ZOOM LINK.  The club meets in Cle Elum.

Carin says "We have had a very busy month since our Global Grant was approved!  Please join if you can. Wed, March 9th, at 7 am. You can stick it in your calendar to remind yourself." 


POLIO-PLUS FUNDRAISER.   March 17, ST. PATRICK DAY ON ICE - St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday to have fun, enjoy fellowship, raise a pint and go for the GREEN! Our club can do that at the Wenatchee Wild vs. Trail Smoke Eaters, March 17 at the Town Toyota Center. We have been invited be the beneficiaries of the 50/50 raffle game night. But there are a few requirements to take part:
  • Bring 25 attendees to the Game ($12 per tickets & family friendly event)
  • Have at least six volunteers sell $1 raffle tickets (you don’t have to volunteer to attend)
  • Wear green (or suffer the consequences)
If you would like to attend and/or volunteer, contact Pete Van Well at or 509-679-5214. Deadline is March 10.
There are also still tickets remaining for the PIG ROAST and the WELLS HOUSE.    
PP Pete says "If you are itching to spend money, come and see ME".
March 15, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Residence Inn, Wenatchee 
No Host Bar and Food available for purchase.
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.  $65 Early bird deadline = March 1.
CSTE on ZOOM.  Saturday morning, March 19, District 5060 Annual Spring Training Event (free).  See message from PDG Peter Schultz:
"Whether you participated or not last year, don't miss this year's CSTE - Club Spring Training Experience!  It is a casual Saturday morning with 3 different Zoom sessions and 14 topic options.  Lots of detail, it is all in the attached document and on the District website under the "Training" tab. 
[View HERE (everyone should have received the document)]
BEST PRACTICE: 10+ members from every club participate!  Meet new friends, learn new things, have some fun.  Make a CLUB SOCIAL for lunch or the afternoon.   Register NOW for Saturday 19 March 9:00am - 12:30pm at: 
[Ed. Note: Members should register themselves so that you can choose your sessions; but you can request to be registered by Secretary Frank]
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, especially the TRF Gala.
FROZEN AT WHS.   "FROZEN" - Wenatchee High School presentation of "Frozen", opens March 2.   Get show info HERE.  Ticket info HERE.
DISTRICT CONFERENCE.   May 13-15, Wenatchee Convention Center. Every member should attend.  These annual events are routinely held in the hometown of the District Governor and would have been in 2021 but for the pandemic, which also caused the 2020 conference being virtual only.  The last in-person event was Kamloops in 2019, with DG Sherry Chamberlain.  The last time in Wenatchee was 2006, with PDG Jim Adamson; Jim is co-chair of our event with Rob Tidd.  Registration will be available in the next few days, and you can see the conference program HERE.  Our club will play a major role.  There are several options for attending all or portions of the event.
View a pictorial listing (with bio) of all PDGs HERE
ROTARY LUNCH (weekly).   Tradition has it that most Rotary Club meetings are held at mealtime while food is served. The fellowship opportunities with dinning always were important. In moving to Pybus our club chose not to provide meals partially because of the number of restaurants available and the cost. However, the cafés use was found to be cumbersome. 
What we have found we can do is provide “deli” type of simple lunches easily and at a low cost.   At least through March, we will provide a selection of small sandwiches, snacks and water for a $5 dollar donation.  We will have the food available at 11 am. Come join in and meet with your fellow Rotarians for a Fellowship lunch. It is also an opportunity to volunteer to provide the meal service.    -- Ford
CLOSINGAlice closed the meeting with a quote related to "National Women's Month", supposedly uttered by actress Lana Turner - "A successful man earns more money than his wife can spend.  A successful woman is one who can find such a man".
With Steve Maher
View ZOOM recording HERE (available for 2-3 weeks)
Zoom #93, Hybrid #42.   

The speaker was introduced by Rachel Evey.   He serves as Coordinator of  Our Valley Our Future (OVOF) , an independent, nonpartisan, community-based organization that engages and collaborates with the people and organizations of Our Valley in working to achieve our region’s shared, long-range vision.  Our Valley Our Future upholds Core Values that reflect the people, organizations and mission of Our Valley.

Steve began by explaining that the group is soon to release its new five-year Action Plan in late March*. In 2021, the nonprofit organization collected input from approximately 2,000 community members who told of their own needs, the challenges they see the region facing, and how those challenges could be solved. From that input, six citizen committees spread across six focus areas developed about 80 projects, programs and initiatives that make up the new Action Plan.   He used an informative PowerPoint exhibit to illustrate his presentation.   Some of his images are shown below.

* Interested community members are invited to attend the Action Plan Release event March 23 at Pybus.  To request an invitation, send an email to  



Biography: Steve Maher has served as coordinator of Our Valley Our Future (OVOF) since 2016, a visioning, planning and community-building nonprofit serving Chelan and Douglas counties. Prior to working for OVOF, Steve completed a 25-year career in the newspaper industry as an editor and reporter, including at The Wenatchee World and Eugene Register-Guard. Steve was born and raised in Portland, Ore. He has called Wenatchee home since 1989.
Dear AppleSauce:    So, we are to believe you worked in Hollywood for Alfred Hitchcock?
                                         --  Dubious in Douglas
Dear Dubious,   Rest assured Yours Truly always acts within the confines of the FOUR-WAY Test. However, the details of one’s youth become fuzzy as one ages and lives life (and trust me, Dear Applesauce, has lead life to its fullest). As a testament to the accuracy of the previous column, here is a tidbit about the movie The Birds that few know: to attract the birds in the film, Alfie used wheat and whiskey to bait them to swarm. Of course, wheat (especially in the form of baked goods) and whiskey are also great incentives to get Dear Applesauce to swarm.
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 10, 2022
Chelan County Regional Justice K-P Program
Mar 17, 2022
Cascade Killer (Novel)
Mar 24, 2022
Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center (Offsite Meeting at the Dam)
Mar 31, 2022
City of East Wenatchee Strategic Plan
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