Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of September 06, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 10
  September is Basic Education & Literacy Month  

     THIS WEEK -  Classification Talks     
with Jim Brink and Tom Everly
Both Tom and Jim joined the club in March 2018 and have already proved to be loyal Rotarians with excellent attendance.
They will be introduced by their sponsors or a designate.   They will inform the members about themselves; this is our best opportunity to get to know them.  All new Rotarians are asked to give such a talk, and it is a favorite topic for many members. The term “classification” is related to a person’s career description, as all Rotarians are asked to designate how their career is classified.  But, the talk is not necessarily limited work-related topics.
Tom is currently classified as involved with "youth development" as he works for Campfire NCW.
Jim is classified as a "retired consultant"; we can't wait to learn what he consults about. 
More good news for the club:  After this they will be eligible to pay fines.
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always invited to greet if so inclined.
Schedule changes are made for new members.
Gil Tom Arnold Lorien Clemens Mark
Future Weeks Ahead  
1. Sparks Arnold Clemens McCants
2. Monnette Murray H. Myers Nakata
3. E. Nelson P. Nelson Noah
4. Olson      Pankey Parlette Mendoza
Paradise Restaurant  
334 N Wenatchee Ave.; 509-470-9595
A unique local restaurant that offers diverse
flavors.  Come try our home style meals and
enjoy a piece of pie.
General Manager - Maria Elena Hernandez
MENU -    TBD;....... Coffee Service, Chefs choice dessert.   
     NEXT WEEK    - At PYBUS Event Center - Dr. Geoff Jones
Lunch is $10.  Headcount needed.  Reply to Gil Sparks here if not registered.
See other important future program details below.

    WEEK IN REVIEW, 8/30/18 -  MEND/Community Harvest      
with Chelsea Evans and Pamela Nelle
PowerPoint Website Audio Sponsor
PowerPoint AUDIO Britt Dudek
Our speaker Chelsea Evans was introduced by Pam Nelle, Development Mgr., introduced by Britt Dudek.
Upper Valley "MEND" stands for Meeting Each Need with Dignity. "We are an independent human service organization dedicated to meeting the basic health, housing and hunger needs of residents and transients in the Upper Wenatchee Valley. Our goal is to meet these basic needs in a way that respects the integrity and dignity of each person."    UV MEND began as a food bank in 1983 and has since grown to meet additional community needs such as housing, healthcare and emergency services. The service area matches the service area of the Cascade School District, from Stevens Pass down to the towns of Peshastin and Dryden, and from Blewett Pass to the community of Plain. Leavenworth is the service hub. 
Highlights of Chelsea's presentation are listed here.
  • The vision - An empowered community with equal access to food, housing, healthcare and emergency services
  • One in 6 Washingtonians visited a food pantry in 2017
  • One in 10 residents in Chelan and Douglas Counties are food insecure
  • Up to 40% of the food produced in the US is wasted
  • Gleaning produce is a major focus, partnering with farms and backyard gardeners, mobilizing volunteers to collect unmarketable produce, and distributing to local food banks & meal programs
  • All ages are welcome to volunteer in 2-hour events
  • Distribution happens through Community Cupboard & Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council
  • There is some direct distribution also
  • Local farmers are given some crop assistance
  • We partner with "Farm to Food Pantry Initiative," "Rotary First Harvest", "Northwest Harvest" and local farmers markets
  • We provide education through "Wenatchee River Institute" and "Joyful Scholars"
  • Browse the PowerPoint  for some impressive statistics, such as the 2017 estimated value of produce distributed was about $87,000.
This writer imagines that sometimes the petrichor is enchanting and overwhelming.
Pam and Chelsea.  The recorded AUDIO  provides much more detail (unfortunately the file was cut short by a tech glitch after 14 minutes).

Today, President Pete gave some important updates and recognized some valued guests.
  • Visiting Rotarians (Bruce, Dianne, Christine and Pamela) from Leavenworth Rotary again promoted their annual Road Rally on Sept. 22 at Cascade High School.  See FLYERRegister here.
  • Guest Rob Tidd of Confluence Rotary (membership chair for the district) asked for volunteers to join 3 other local clubs to man the concessions at the annual WHS-EHS football game November 2 (hoping for total of 50); he also suggested that more clubs should join his club manning concessions at Gorge concerts as a fundraiser.
  • Don Myers enthusiastically recommends participation in the mentoring program at Wenatchee High School.  For information contact coordinator Andrea (Andie) Johnson (509.663.8117x721) or visit  College Mentoring Program    
  • Apple Seed Contest Winner Andy Petro chose to receive free brags in September.  Winners must act quickly.
  • Gil Sparks collected names for the September 13 joint meeting off site at Pybus Market with University of Washington physician Dr. Geof Jones speaking about rural medicine. Lunch is $10.  Email Gil here to sign up.
  • The secretary praised Michelle Shermer for her talented contributions to the Appleseed "Week in Review" and apologized for omitting her name.
  • Ford Barrett - The Legacy Program is Sept. 27, where we will honor past retired Rotarians with history and memories from previous decades. Current members are encouraged to plan to buy a guest lunch.  Guests can register and pay online here.
  • President Pete announced all birthdays for July and August, and charged each a $2 fine.  To ease their pain Angie Spies brought cookies and all members sang Happy Birthday, led by Mike Kintner.
  • Lorien Clemens sat at the head table as Pete's reward for being first to respond to the secretary's request for birthdays, and received a token gift.  All members are encouraged to provide birth dates for your profiles; there may be fines coming.
  • Former member Mark McCants was inducted as our newest member.  The charge will be given at a later date. He is joining the Community Service committee, currently planning a "Make-A-Difference Day" project at Camp Zanica  near Lake Wenatchee (Operated by Campfire NCW).  President Pete looks forward to Mark's classification talk.  smiley
  • Late addition by the secretary:  One of our members was praised last week in the Wenatchee World (Barbara Walters in the news )

A new FUN feature to encourage Appleseed readership.
  1. Each week expect a new set of (trivia) questions/prizes.  Prizes improve with time.
  2. See previous Appleseed for other rules
For Week 3, September 6.   Questions & prizes may change weekly.
   SUBMIT ANSWER HERE     before Deadline -  Midnight Tuesday.
          (Note - you may need to refer to homepage Appleseed archives or "About us")
QUESTIONS - Choose one
PRIZES - choose prize with answer
Our program or speaker 02/18/2016? Free brags for one month (choose)
PP Don's word of week embedded herein, date uttered? Be greeter for entire year, or not
The first club VP in 1921? Be Sponsor of the Month
Newest Rotary Avenue of Service? (#5) Sit at head table for September *
Your personal Rotary ID#? Learn to manage our Clubrunner site   frown
GOOD LUCK (and have fun)!                  * except Legacy or offsite; or choose October.

District Events
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Bonaventure, 
Montreal PQ
September 27
Wenatchee Rotary Legacy Event
October 26 - 28 - District Event
Lake Chelan - Campbell Resort
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" AUCTION
May 2-5, 2019
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
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • Humane Society of WV
Club service Promoting Peace
Vocational service Fighting disease
Community service Providing clean water
International service Saving mothers and children
(Look it up) Supporting education
  Growing local economies
Searching for your Rotary ID#?  It is found on the home page under the Members tab on the home page......  Or click here.

End Polio Now/Club 60:  
Our ambitious goal has been set by President Pete at $10,000 ($192 per week!).
We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation; since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.
Donations by club members on Aug 30 = $48.28 thus bringing our total $415 or $1245 with the Gates match.  This equates to 2079 lives saved. Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2018-19:
     Pete Van Well
Pres. Elect: 
     Mike Kintner
Pres. Nominee:
     Kory Kalahar
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Joe St. Jean
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
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, Tom Ross;
VP, Jay Smith;
Treasurer, Heidi Myers;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Board Members: 
Joe St. Jean, Ruth Esparza,
Alice Meyer, Susan Albert,
Dee Curcio,
Pres. Elect (ex officio)
Sep 06, 2018
Classification Talks
Sep 13, 2018
Rural Medicine
Sep 20, 2018
Sep 27, 2018
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Russell Hampton
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
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