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Wenatchee Rotary - August 05, 2021  
Thursday noon (hybrid)
   Volume LXXI - # 06
  HYBRID #17/ZOOM #68 
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   August is Rotary's Membership &
New Club Development  Month   
Attend via ZOOM OR in-person at
Museum Event Center
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Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.


Marlys Barrett, beloved wife of dedicated Rotarian Ford Barrett, passed away late on July 31.  The photo and information below was copied from the website of the Numerica Performing Arts Center, where she was a board member.

"Marlys earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Montana and a master’s degree in English education from Arizona State University. She taught in many schools in several locations during her husband Ford’s 29-year Air Force career. Marlys retired after teaching for 15 years in the English and agriculture departments at Wenatchee Valley College.

Marlys has served on the board of the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties and as scholarship chairman of the Wenatchee branch of the American Association of University Women. She is a member of the Women’s Service League of Wenatchee, Bookworms book club, and P.E.O.

Marlys is a long time board member of the Numerica Performing Arts Center who passionately believes that the arts add a critical enriching dimension to our community."

Washington Apple Commission
  (ZOOM #68, Hybrid # 17)
Hailey Key is the communications outreach specialist at the Washington Apple Commission, a position that is responsible for developing communications for Washington Apple grower and shipper members, stakeholders, international representatives, media, and other audiences to increase brand awareness and link international promotional programs to industry sales efforts.
Learn more about Hailey and the commission at the meeting.
  ZOOM #67, Hybrid # 16  
Community Outreach, In-person at Pybus.
  1. ZOOM videos are only available 2-3 weeks
  2. See YouTube video HERE.
  3. Previous APPLESEED (July 29).
Community Outreach chair Joe St. Jean introduced each speaker after first emphasizing the importance of our outreach to many community groups such as Two Rivers Gallery, WestSide "Pack-a-Sack-Pack", and the Performing Arts Center (to cite very recent examples).
Karen Bruggman leads the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council in their Green Bag Program, where volunteers and donations are always needed. Wenatchee Rotarians continue to be involved with the Green Bag Program in several ways.  Our members are involved in filling and putting out the Green Bags for pick up, several other Rotarians are involved in picking up the bags and delivering them to the collection site, while others have volunteered to help sort and get the over 200,000 pounds of food to our area food pantries and meal programs that is distributed monthly.  Find out the many ways Wenatchee Rotarians can continue their supportive efforts.

Green bag program, Info and Sign up

Dorry Foster,  is Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley YMCA, the largest non-profit youth organization in the valley.  Watch Dorry's  VIDEO which did not play at the meeting.
Wenatchee Rotary has been a steadfast financial supporter of our local YMCA since its beginning days (especially when our own Eric Nelson was director).   Dorry shared the need for our continued support following this past pandemic as the Y provides support in many ways for our youth.  We heard how the Club’s Community Outreach grant funds help provide equitable access for all children in our valley.  This year the Y’s fundraising efforts will award scholarships to over 1000 needy kids for YMCA membership and access to programs.  Our financial support helps subsidize programs such as Lake Wenatchee YMCA Summer Camp, Swim Lessons, mentoring services, Teen Outreach programs, Childcare subsidies and youth fitness.

Dorry gave an overview of current activities, needs, and financial status.  She expressed great appreciation for Rotary's assistance over the years.  Below are a few of her images.


How funds are spent
Goofy staff
Goofy staff with a kids
Kids' awards
Fun wth the reptile man




See previous editions of the Appleseed.
The Hybrid/ZOOM meeting was opened and led by president Alice Meyer, with Thomas Everly as ZOOM host at the Pybus Event Center.  Masking was advised due to recent CDC guidance.  Alice ended the meeting by recognizing July birthdays (birthdays can be seen on our website in the left side panel).


[All announcements are repeated in the Appleseed.]
Guests.      Arlette Lopez Rodriguez, second visit.
A 2021 graduate of Wenatchee HS, she is running for Wenatchee school board!
Read her story in the Wenatchee World HERE.

WHAT'S PETE GONNA DO?  It seems we will need to wait until Pete's party on August 18 - "The men and women of Rotary".  But forget diet and exercise in case you are in a pool.  More later.
NEXT WEEK.  Hybrid meeting at WV Museum & Cultural Center with Hailey Key (see above).
TEN THINGS ABOUT MIKE.  Surprising details about past-president Mike Kintner will be presented next week.  Meanwhile, watch the video HERE .
APPLESAUCE Premiering this feature is withheld until next week, out of respect to the Ford Barrett family,
BIKE RIDEDue to hot weather, Jay Smith announced a one-week delay of the leisure bike ride he organized with wife Debbie.  It is now set for August 5th at 5:30 PM, depart at 6 PM. See last Appleseed.  RSVP email Jay,
CARIN'S BIG ADVENTURE Carin Smith's Hike with Facebook Friends, September 18.  Details including destination & meeting place will be determined closer to the date depending on weather and conditions (heat, smoke etc).   We will probably meet at 9 am;  pack a lunch.    If you are interested in going, input on hiking location is welcome!
MIGRANT OUTREACHThe Migrant Camp Outreach continued on Monday July 26 when our dynamic duo (Michelle Shermer & Laurie Flarity-White) joined other groups in Monitor.  She made this short video of Teresa Bendito, who spoke to our club a few months ago about Parque Padrinos (see APPLESEED).
Rotary District Training.    Visit the D5060 home page  site and view the "Upcoming Events" panel on the right side of the page.  Click the link to register for any event.
Click HERE and/or HERE for the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
Attendance  (Advise secretary if you were not counted).
Apologies to Pete Van Well, omitted last week.
  ZOOM Pybus Pybus  
1 Anderson Albert Petro  
2 Bossenbrock Barrett Rasmussen  
3 Conner Bridges Reed GUESTS
4 Cooper Clifton Robertson Arlette Lopez Rodriguez
5 Corcoran Everly Rose   (School board candidate)
6 Davies Evey Scanga Speaker -
7 De Robles Freytag Shermer Karen Bruggman #1
8 Dobbs Galbraith Singhose      Green bag       program
9 Foster * Gillum Smith,C  
10 Jourdan Jinneman Smith,J  * Speaker #2 (YMCA)
11 Mickey Kalahar St. Jean  
12 Murray Kintner Stuller  
13 Nelson McCants Van Well  
14 Peters McDonald Stuller  
15 Provo McNair    
16 Rounds Mendoza    
17 Sharp Meyer    
18 Stach      
19 Sturgeon      
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