Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of August 2, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 05   
    August is Membership/Extension Month    
     THIS WEEK -  Classification Talk       
        Joel Lhamon (Nov. 9, 2017)     
Joel joined the club November 9, 2017 and has already proved to be an excellent and faithful Rotarian.  He will be introduced by Al Bridges, his sponsor.   He will inform the members about himself, and this is our best opportunity to get to know him.  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. Joel is currently classified as "advertising executive", retired.  He has a background in Kiwanis clubs; we are glad he came over to us.
Joel chairs the Public Relations committee.  Let him know if you would like to serve with him.  He also is now contributing to our photo capabilities in Carmen's absence.  See some of his pics under Week-in-Review (the good ones).
These Greeters & Cashiers get another chance this week. Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
Recent new members are invited to greet if so inclined.
Danielle Jill Alfonzo Dan  
Retirement & 
Assisted Living
601 Okanogan Ave.
Wenatchee   866-567-1335
MENU - Chicken Teriyaki, White Rice, Broccoli in Garlic Ginger Sauce, Chopped Asian Slaw Salad with Mandarin Oranges
Next week - District Governor Sherry Chamberlain
See other important future program details below.

    WEEK IN REVIEW, 7/26/18 -  Club Assembly      
Club Assemblies are occasional club business sessions 
Reports from two committees - Auction & Membership
In the Grizzly Lounge, President Pete declared our club as the "Sotheby's" of Rotary Clubs. A large number of guests were present.  As everyone knows, our club is planning another major fundraising auction in January 2019.  It is co-chaired by Jay Smith and Jill Leonard. 
But as has been stated in the past, ALL members are considered to be defacto members on these two committees.
At the meeting, Jay (striking in his classy black tuxedo worn for emphasis), talked about the planning and need for 100% participation by the members, and promised to wear it again at the event.  To show appreciation to Jay, several members donated funds on his behalf toward the auction.  More donations will be appreciated.
Jay explained why we raise funds:  to help others and do good in the community.  The auction focus is community parks (especially Lincoln and Rotary Parks), community outreach and scholarships.  We are encouraged to begin collecting auction items now.  A climate-controlled storage location is needed; for now, items can be dropped at Jay's office (corner of Chelan and 5th).  Forms will available next week.  Our goal is $120K minimum.  The team was recognized, and a team meeting later at Tastebuds was announced.  We need all types of sponsors.  See our information page.  
LISTEN TO JAY .   Jay is the owner of Express Employment Professionals
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE - Ford Barrett, Chair  
Ford gave some membership history and introduced his team :  Michelle Shermer, co-chair; Terry Stuller, Terry Sorom, Jon Volyn, and invited all members to join.  We lose about 10% each year; these need to be replaced.  We are at about 100 members now.  Our goal is 120 members by end of Pete's year (June 30).  We are all recruiters.
Michelle Shermer was asked to explain how she was led into Rotary.  She related how she was involved with her passion, the ONE Campaign, and there encountered some of our members who invited her to a meeting, where she learned that Rotary also does great things in the world. The challenge:  "What was your hook? What is your personal story?"
Terry Sorom spoke about what has kept him involved for these 30+ years.  He cited friendships as a primary reason; second, we have been able to accomplish so much more as a group than as individuals.  Third, we have the benefit of being part of an international district with part of Canada.  He likes the opportunity of being part of international Rotary fellowships and international service projects.
Ford then asked all members to submit names of potential members.  LISTEN to this team  
Today, Pete gave some important updates.  
  • Carmen Bossenbrock has been released back to Regency Rehab & Nursing Center, room 29 (1326 Red Apple Rd.).  She would appreciate a visit.  Send card or letter to P.O. Box 117, Dryden, WA 98821.  
  • Past member Don Elfving might also appreciate a card.  Mail to - 158 Turkey Run, Meadowlakes, TX 78654 (mentioned at earlier meeting)
  • Fellowship Committee.  Doug Button reported on many of the committee's plans for future events, the next one in September (more later).
  • Doug also reminded us about the Rotary Potluck August 9 at Sunrise Circle with the District Governor.  Money will be collected at the next meeting.  Pete explained that our noon program will be a presentation by DG Sherry Chamberlain and that we have a special board meeting with her that morning.
  • Pete explained some details about club fines and polio program
    • Club-60.  We are all asked to drop 60 cents into the Club-60 polio cups each week, to be matched 2-for-1 by the Gates Foundation.  This amount potentially saves 3 lives through Rotary's polio-prevention vaccines. 
    • Fines. If and WHEN you are fined, leave the money on the table for Sgt-at-Arms to collect.  Pete is setting the example by fining himself $20 for appearing so bored during the talk by our excellent speaker, Supreme Court Justice Gonzalez (photo below left).   Also to robust laughter, Rich Peters was called out as owing fines for being featured in a July 2  Wenatchee World front-page story  (photo and caption below right) as well as all of the Board of Directors ($1) recently named in World's Club News of July 24.
     "Rich Peters, director of facilities and operations for Wenatchee Valley College, heaves Wenatchee AppleSox game balls from the roof of the Jack and Edna Maguire Student Recreation Center to the baseball field below on Wednesday. A couple times a month, he or someone on his staff climbs through a small door on the roof and gathers balls that have been hit there during games. The team reuses them for batting practice." (Photo by Don Seabrook)
August 9
9th Annual Potluck w/the Governor
District Events
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Bonaventure, 
Montreal PQ
October 26 - 28 - District Event
Fall Assembly/AG Training
Lake Chelan - Campbell Resort
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" AUCTION
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

The ninth annual Rotary Potluck with the district Governor is scheduled for THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH AT 6:00 PM (5 PM for setup and swimming for kids).   Join 100 of your fellow Rotarians for an evening of fun, fellowship and food. Meet our District Governor Sherry Chamberlain.   
Bring the whole family for swimming, tennis, playground, games and good old fashioned family fun. Come early and stay late! Just $5 per person or $10 per family WHAT TO BRING? Last name begins with A to I bring a salad for 10. Last name begins with J to R bring a side dish for 8.  Last name begins with S to Z bring a dessert for 12. Main dish and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.   Beer and wine allowed but need to bring your own.
Click here to view the "official" FLYER  
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2018-19:
     Pete Van Well
Pres. Elect: 
     Mike Kintner
Pres. Nominee:
     Kory Kalahar
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
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)
Taken July 26 by FC.   Story below....
WENATCHEE World July 9  — Visitors to Rotary Park will be seeing construction over the next few months as crews expand the parking lot and build a new picnic shelter.  The park, located along North Western Avenue, will have 14 more parking spaces and a 900-square-foot shelter near the basketball court on the Maple Street side.  Rotary Club of Wenatchee, Wenatchee Confluence Rotary and Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary are involved with the project. It will cost about $180,000, said Wenatchee Confluence member Randy Zielinski, who is on the park committee.

Zielinski said the parking lot expansion will begin Monday and should be completed within 30 days. He hopes construction will start on the shelter by the end of July and be completed in about three months........


End Polio Now/Club 60:
Our goal last Rotary year was $4,000, which was exceeded.  The club has not yet set a donation goal for the coming year. 
But we will continue to collect pocket change in the Club-60 cups on the tables each week.  And as 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 July 26 = $31.92 thus bringing our total $164, or $492 with the Gates match.  This equates to 821 lives saved.   Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Aug 02, 2018
Classification Talks
Aug 09, 2018 12:00 PM
The year ahead
Aug 09, 2018 6:00 PM
9th annual, Sunrise Circle 6 PM
Aug 16, 2018
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921