Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
March 12, 2020 
  Volume LXIX - No 36  
March is Rotary's Water & Sanitation Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
  • CENTENNIAL ....#51
In light of the Covid-19 virus’s spread in Washington State, we will be observing a few precautionary procedures.  While we will continue to hold our weekly meetings, your attendance is at your own discretion.  If you have any flu-like symptoms, please forgo Rotary until you’re healthy again.  When attending Rotary, please avoid handshakes and hugs- and instead give a friendly wave or and elbow shake.     - President Mike Kintner
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM. 
All members are always welcome to greet.
If unable to attend, please greet at your next meeting. 
Future assignments are tentative.
  Tom Muffy Bob Michelle
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
03/19 Smith Sparks Sparks Speidel
03/26 Simmons Sims Singhose J Smith
Regular Board Meetings: 3rd Thursday, 4:30 PM, Cadman Rm.
Financial Consulting Services
"We Promise to know you and
help you."   Providing Wealth advisory,
Outsourcing, Public Accounting.
Menu and meeting room:   Columbia River Room - March 12----Southwest Grilled chicken topped w/slightly spicy pepper/onion/cream sauce, Chef's Choice Seasonal Vegetables, Tossed greens w/condiments and dressings, Rolls w/butter, Chef’s Choice Dessert & Coffee Service.
 (Thanks to Alyssa Polson of Red Lion staff for providing this update weekly)

See previous editions for other important notes
  • President Mike Kintner opened the meeting to a thin crowd, and reported on his week in Arizona, giving a poor report on the imminent future of the Mariners.
  • Ford Barrett returned, looking good!   smiley
  • Mystery Rotarian.  None this week.   Last week it was Jay Smith
  • Green Bag food distributionAlice Meyer represented Joe St. Jean with a reminder of the event this Saturday.  Joe was away attending the 4A State Basketball Championship being played this week at the Tacoma Dome (where his grandson's team entered undefeated).   Unfortunately they lost on Friday night and again on Saturday.   crying      See tournament brackets HERE
  • Federal Reserve speaker on April 8 at PybusGil Sparks again promoted this special event and passed a signup sheet. He noted that he is visiting other clubs.   Advance tickets of $20 are available.  All 7 local clubs invited to fill the limited seating of 125.  Gil also announced that he and wife Kay will match Club-60 donations up to $200 today.
  • WestSide High School Spaghetti Feed.  Mike noted this annual event occurs April 9th, a fundraiser for Avery Patton, a 10-year-old 4th grade girl at John Newberry Elementary, who needs financial help due to treatments for a rare cancer.
  • Help needed for Westside HS yearbooksPrincipal Kory is seeking more sponsors to offset rising costs.
  • Next week.  Evergreen Mountain Bike Association, with Travis Hornby & Britt Dudek.
  • Mike's club report.  P/E Kory is back from PETS and is working on planning for next year (July 1) as well as planning for our centennial gala.   The club is working on a long overdue bylaws update.
  • CARMEN needs a ride weekly; volunteers wanted.  Beatrice needs to have some fun. 
  • CAMPFIRE Fundraiser   Campfire WoHeLo Luncheon.    Tom Everly expressed his appreciation for the Rotary support on March 4.  They raised about $26K, thus qualifying for a $20K matching grant.  He especially thanked Judy Conner for her very generous donation even though she was away; Tom demonstrated how he jumped out of his chair.
  • Joe's BRAG, continuedJoe was away attending the 4A State Basketball Championship being played this week at the Tacoma Dome.  See bad news above.
  • Frank C. -   Two local high school stage productions open this week.  Frank has two grand kids appearing in Eastmont's Cinderella.
  • Pete VW. -   In Special Olympics Wenatchee,  Pete's daughter Grace won two golds and a bronze; her photo was on the front page of the Wenatchee World March 3.  
  • Keni S. - She thanked us for helping to make several recent Museum events successful, and promoted the upcoming Annual Night at the Museum fund-raiser March 21, 6 - 9 PM.
  • Carin S.  - A major HANWASH conference call is imminent.  The engineering study has started.  More news coming soon.
Useless Trivia.   Actor Sean Connery declined the Gandalf role in Lord of the Rings, declaring that he simply did not understand the story. (actor Ian McKellen took the role).
With Travis Hornby & Britt Dudek

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the nation's largest statewide mountain bike association, representing thousands of riders through eight regional chapters. Evergreen is committed to sustainable recreation, trail maintenance, advocacy, education, volunteerism and trail building. We are an important partner with public land managers, contributing over 26,000 hours of trail work per year.

Our Mission

To create, maintain, and protect sustainable mountain biking opportunities in Washington.

Evergreen Today

With Eight Regional Chapters, 30,000+ followers and 5,500+ members, Evergreen is internationally known for developing world class trails, and delivering quality projects, as well as, effective trail and public lands protection advocacy to benefit the mountain bike industry.  From its first project, the Colonnade in Seattle in the mid 2000's, to the award-winning Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park in 2010, Evergreen has grown to deliver more than 200 miles of new mountain bike trails to its members and WA state riders over the past 8 years.  Created in 1989 as BBTC, Evergreen was originally a grassroots solution to local trail networks closing to riders, and has excelled in its mission to advocate for new, and care for existing, mountain bike trails.

With Jennifer Witherbee, Executive Director
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
    WEEK IN REVIEW -  MARCH 05 - GWID     
Mike was sponsored and introduced by Britt Dudek, a local grower of apples & cherries, proclaiming water to be the life blood of this, the largest industry in the region, and gave these facts about Mike:
  • Manager-Secretary of the GWID,
  • employed there since 1990,
  • President of the Washington State Water Resource Association Board,
  • serves on the Policy Development committee of the National Water Resouces Association
  • serves on Policy Advisory Committee to the Family Farm Alliance
  • Eastmont HS grad and US Navy vet, as are his two sons
Mike used an informative PowerPoint to explain his topic.   The system was built in the late 1950s by the US Bureau of Reclamation, which still owns it.  Operations were turned over to GWID in 1974.   With only 7 employees, it serves about 10K acres in East Wenatchee and areas to the north to Gray's Landing.  Much of the infrastructure is aging and in need of replacement, including pumps, meters, and concrete piping.  They pump large volumes of Columbia River water from mid-March through October to every acre in the district, including farms, businesses and residences.  Pumping capacity for the East unit is up to 72 cubic feet per second (cfs) through a 48" diameter pipe using 4,000 volt pump motors; reserves are available when demand exceeds capacity.  The system is all pressurized and metered.  The meters are being steadily replaced as they wear out.  Grant money is need for the upgrades, including the need to paint storage tanks.  
Many new problems have developed with residential expansion due to poor easement allocations, where buildings and fences have been erected over pipelines.  The budget is just over $2 million, of which about one fourth is for electrical power.  Mike had many interesting anecdotes about running the system  For more details, listen HERE.   View his PowerPoint HERE.
Some History of GWID -
    Water diverted from the Wenatchee River, stored in Lake Wenatchee, and delivered to 29,000 acres of sagebrush and rocks via a complex of canals and siphons, with one crossing the Columbia River...  That was the plan when the GWID Board had its first meeting on April 10, 1923.  In the fifty years since then the plan changed but the purpose remains the same, to bring together water, land and sunshine to produce farms, jobs, homes and food.  But calling it a plan is no longer accurate, for the dream of the original visionaries is now a ten million dollar reality.  Read the complete GWID history HERE.  
Thanks to Tom Everly for recent photos
Board meetings 3rd Thursday
4:30PM, Cadman Room
April 08 (Wed.), Pybus
Fed. Reserve VP; all clubs
(No Thursday meeting)
April 23 - 26, 2020
District Conference in Kelowna
May 16 (10-3)
Club Spring Training Event

Friday January 15, 2021
5-9 PM
Centennial Gala
May 13 - 16, 2021
District Conference, Wenatchee
We appreciate all of our sponsoring merchants & businesses.
For complete details, see our web site.
  • 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
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Friday January 15, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1971 - 1972
Charles H. Fox
Read more ...
   PART 1  
View a list of ALL past presidents HERE.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the Gala to be held Friday January 15, 2021.
SPEAKERS.   Are you thinking of sponsoring a speaker?   Complete the new online info FORM.   Guidelines are posted on our website under the main menu.  Or click here.
End Polio Now/Club 60:      Our goal this year is $7500.  On March 05, Club-60-cup donations totaled   $494.96  bringing our total to $1768  or $5304 with the Gates match!   This equates to 8857 lives potentially saved to date!   Thanks to Gil Sparks for his large matching gift!
On World Polio Day, October 24, collections at KPQ totaled. about $700 by our club.  Also, total donations at the Greatest Dinner to End Polio were about $6611 between all clubs represented, plus about $700 in pledges.  Other uncounted donations are made by members through other avenues.
                     23%     [Goal is $7500 for Rotary year]           
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication. 
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2019-20:
      Mike Kintner
Pres. Elect: 
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Nominee:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Designate:    TBD
     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
Mar 12, 2020
Evergreen Mtn. Bike Alliance
Mar 19, 2020
WA Apple Ed Fdn.
Mar 26, 2020
Miss East Cascade Pageant
Apr 02, 2020
Don't Wait
View entire list
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
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