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November 05, 2020      Volume LXX - # 18
November is Rotary Foundation Month
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Fellowship Gathering at The Meyers', Quincy, 10/31
Next regular meeting
Nov. 05 - Yakima Training Center - ZOOM #33
(Thursday at noon, ZOOM; Details below)
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    WEEK IN REVIEW -  October 08, 2020 (ZOOM #29)      
See ZOOM edited video  HERE[password=   WRFLegacy2020! ]
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2. Previous APPLESEED -  Revisit to read more about the speaker.
3. Get audio only HERE.
October 22 - WRF LEGACY/GIVING       
With Susan, Russ, Beth & Tyler
Introducing the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Legacy Society.  This program was the unveiling of the opportunity to add to our Foundation's Corpus by making a bequest  through your estate planning, will, and/or life insurance to the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation.  Russ Speidel, Tyler Mickey and Beth Stipe (some of the WRF officers) outlined the Why, How and Benefits of this opportunity. 
All members of Wenatchee Rotary are members of the WRF.  See club website for the list of officers (or scroll down). The Legacy Society will be a forever donation to the financial stability of the Foundation.  Since this is our Centennial Year, we hope to have 100 members join the Legacy Society by the end of Kory's term as President.  We will be contacting members, as well as people in the community who support the WRF mission.  The funds will continue to go toward scholarships and educational purposes.  The Legacy Society documents and membership form will be available in an attachment on our website,    You can contact the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation through our email,   This is an exciting opportunity to be supporter of our Wenatchee Rotary Foundation as we continue to support our community in developing strong, healthy and educated leadership.
DONATE/JOIN the WRF Legacy Society - Download fillable form here   



See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
  • President Kory Kalahar opened the ZOOM meeting to 40 members with Thomas Everly as ZOOM host.  
  • FELLOWSHIP (continuing).   Members are encouraged to join a small group of retired Rotarians meeting at Walla Walla Point Park each Friday morning at 9:30-10:30, at the parking lot nearest TTC. You will need lawn chair and your favorite coffee.
  • FELLOWSHIP (special).  Halloween at the Meyers'; gather at Alice and Tim's orchard in Quincy, 10/31 (5-8 PM).   This will serve as our traditional 5th Thursday fellowship meeting, replacing our scheduled 10/29 meeting.  We will descend on the Meyers fruit stand in Quincy for a Halloween bonfire and fellowship opportunity. Car pooling is suggested and we are hoping Pete can get out the big van for the trip too.   Driving directions :  Hwy 28, turn left at the rest area, top of Trinidad Hill to Hilltop Harvest Barn.  Costumes optional.  
  • NO MEETING 10/29!!
  • Hybrid meetings.  Coming soon, with a few members gathered at the Red Lion as we gradually move back toward in-person meetings.
  • Projects.  Kory thinks we may be about 25% toward completing 100 projects after the MADD is done.
    • Rich Peters reviewed signups to-date, and welcomes more volunteers to help with many improvement projects at Rotary Park on (MADD) Make-a-Difference Day October 24 (3rd Saturday), 9 AM. 
    • Campfire camp cleanup. also Oct 24.
    • Allan Galbraith described (2) CDLT projects needing volunteers for 3-4 hours:
      • Friday, Oct 23 at Nason Creek. One or two additional volunteers for ½ day to mulch planted shrubs for a river restoration project.  9AM to Noon.
      • Wednesday, Nov 11 at Wenatchee Foothills. Seven volunteers for ½ day to work with Interact Club members to plant native shrubs inside deer enclosures at the future Broadview Trailhead.
    • Cascade Medical supplies.  Completed 10/09 and appreciated.
    • WRC Christmas.  The local Rotary Clubs are all following the lead of Sunrise Rotary and pitching in to help the 30+ children at the Women’s Resource Center have a Merry Christmas since their normal fundraiser had to be canceled.  Our board voted to contribute $1K.
    • Outside the club?  Notify Kory if you perform other community projects.
  • WORLD POLIO DAY. (Oct. 24).   PPPPete Van Well hopes all members will observe the occasion again this year by donating to PolioPlus.  Judy Conner has offered to match up to $1K in addition to Auto-Mocha's $1K matchThus each dollar becomes $9 with the Gates match).   There will be prizes (Treats/No tricks) for the top donations, including 4 dozen cupcakes from Jodi Gerber, plus some other goodies from Tom Ross' better half Patti.  There may also be silent dessert auction.   PPPPete on KPQ.  Pete was on KPQ radio Thursday at 1:30 PM speaking on Rotary's polio progress and needs.
  • Next Week.  NO MEETING, but don't forget about Halloween at Alice & Tom's orchard.
  • Gil Sparks surprise Party.  Many community leaders and Rotarians gathered via ZOOM to honor Gil and Kay, who are moving to Colorado.  Watch the video HERE.(recorded on Frank's screen). The following message from Steve Robinson was part of the invitation describing the scholarship fund in their names.  "In honor and celebration of all that they have done for the community, a scholarship has been established at the Community Foundation of NCW in Gil and Kay’s name for the benefit of residents in Chelan and Douglas Counties. Ogden Murphy Wallace and the Apple Valley Human Resource Association have made significant donations to the scholarship fund, but we are still a bit short of our $10,000 minimum goal. If you'd like to help fund the scholarship in Gil and Kay's name, please donate HERE. "   Or, mail to CFNCW, #9 S Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee WA 98801.   As of Tuesday night, >$10K had been donated. Gil has offered to match up to $1K of additional donations.
  • Centennial Wine.  Worth repeating - The Melbourne Australia Rotary Club turns 100 this year and wants to use our logo on a bottle of wine being made in the club's honor!  Congrats to John McDarment!

  • Stupid Stuff by Kory.   See below  
  • 10 Things about Dorry Foster.  See below.
  • Would You Rather?   Would you rather be twice as strong as normal only when your fingers are stuck in both ears or would you rather crawl twice as fast as you run? One goofy, one creepy.    (Note - only 25 images visible)
Never let your 4-year-old feed the 2-year-old.
Emma was helping Kory feed Mackenzie during hectic years.
The meeting of October 22 was hosted by Jill Leonard.
Attendance list:  Scroll to bottom
October 29 - NO MEETING          
Replaced by fellowship bonfire event on Saturday October 31.
Alice and Tim Meyers' orchard, Hilltop Harvest Barn, 5-8 pm.
Hwy 28 to Quincy, turn left at the top of Trinidad Hill, across from the rest area.
Costumes optional. Bring your own food.
November 05 - YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER          
With Garrison Commander LTC Luke Wittmer
The Yakima Training Center is the premier Training Facility in the entire Pacific Northwest! Yakima Training Center provides training support for transient units and organizations by sustaining training lands, range complexes, and support facilities in order to enhance readiness, serving military and law enforcement.

Ten (or more)  things we didn't know about Dorry Foster.
Listen HERE for Dorry's commentary.
Photos show Dorry then and now.

14 homes in 7 states (NJ, CT, NY, CA, PA, NY, WA)

Riding horses since I was 5 and completed both English and Western until I was 17

1st job was in 7th grade to pay for my HS tuition

Dairy farmhand

Stable hand

Grounds keeper for city’s park & rec



Resident Director

Admission assistant for Plymouth State University

Restaurant Floor manager in Philadelphia

Domestic Engineer

House Cleaner for Real Estate Companies

Personal Trainer and Owner of Next Steps Personal Training

Kick-boxing Instructor (first Y job)

Fitness Director

Branch Executive Director

CEO, Franklin/Grove City YMCA

District Executive Director, Capital District YMCA (Albany NY)

CEO, Wenatchee Valley YMCA

3 years before I met my husband, a physic told him he would marry a short blond named Dorothy (close enough)

3 grand kids, 6 grand dogs, 9 dogs at Christmas

2 Sisters-in-Law and a Brother-in-Law are moving here from AZ

Trying to get my mother to move here from PA


Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored our 2020 auction

or newly-added this Rotary year.

820 N. Chelan Ave.,
Dedicated to providing safe, 
high-quality care in a 
compassionate and 
cost-effective manner ..
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 Pros
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • Humane Society of WV
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Friday January 15, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1994 - 1995
  Judy Conner
Year-end membership - 189.  Judy was the first female president of the club.  We had two outbound exchange students, Sara and Sarah.  Lunch Buddies continued under the leadership of founder Linda Evans Parlette.
View our list of ALL past presidents HERE.
View our pictorial list of deceased members HERE.
Watch the 75th anniversary video HERE.   Plan to be part of the 100-year celebration Gala to be held Friday January 15, 2021, COVID permitting.
Watch the video of Ed Cadman's year as RI President HERE
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
   Future meetings TBA
   Friday January 15, 2021
   5-9 PM
   Centennial Gala

   May 13 - 16, 2021
   District Conference,
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2020-21:
      Kory Kalahar
Pres. Elect: 
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Nominee:
     Jill Leonard
Pres. Designate:    TBD
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Jim Brink
Marilee Rounds
Thomas Everly
Trisha Johnson
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 is also a member of WRF.
President, Jill Leonard;
VP, Tom Ross
Treasurer, Tyler Mickey;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Committee Chairs :
   Scholarship - Joe St. Jean;
  Legacy Society  - Susan Albert;
   Events - Mark Kulaas.
Board Members: 
    Shannon Sims, Jay Smith
Pres. Elect (ex officio)

TRF Chair: Dan Rodgers
Attendance  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
1 Albert   Henkle   Murray   Singhose
2 Barrett   Jinneman   Nelson   Smith, C
3 Bossenbrock   Kalahar   Parlette   Speidel
4 Brink   Kintner   Peters   St. Jean
5 Clifton   Kulaas   Price   Stach
6 Cooper   Leonard   Provo   Stipe
7 Everly   McCart   Rasmussen   Van Well
8 Evey   McNair   Riley    
9 Foster   Meyer   Robertson    
10 Freytag   Michelsen   Rose    
11 Galbraith   Mickey   Ross    
12 Gutierrez-Zamora Monnette   Rounds    
Oct 31, 2020
Halloween Party (replaces 10/29 regular meeting)
Nov 05, 2020
Yakima Training Center
Nov 12, 2020
Farm Bureau
Nov 19, 2020
History of the Community Foundation
View entire list
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