Volume LXXII (72) - #33:  February 23, 2023
Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
With Alan Walker, Executive Director
This valuable organization was instrumental to so many during the pandemic.   This is one of the organizations we are supporting at the Toast & Roast March 11.  
CDCAC mission is to end poverty by helping people and changing lives.  Since October 1965, the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council has been helping people and changing lives. We are a private non-profit organization assisting with home heating, energy conservation, housing, education, adult literacy, and food distribution.

MEETING INFORMATION.   This week - Pybus Event Center 
GREETERS THIS WEEK - Ken Robertson, Heidi Myers, Nancy Grette
Greeters are selected so as to combine one from each of 3 groups:
board (club or Foundation), seasoned members, new members.
View schedule for greeters here.  (Schedule is subject to change)
View ATTENDANCE for recent meetings.
Program of February 16, 2023:
Digital Navigator Efforts in NCW
With Jenny Rojanasthien
Executive Director, NCW Tech Alliance (formerly GWATA). She was introduced by Marc Heminger. 
Jenny spoke about the collaboration of several organizations to help provide digital technology to all citizens in the NCW Tech service district.  This covers 5 counties in Central Washington.  Jenny shared about the history of the organization and shared information on upcoming events.  
NCW Tech Help:  NCW Tech Help is providing digital navigation training across the communities of Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. In the upcoming months, we will be hosting a series of local, in-person digital navigation training sessions at community sites and distributing a limited amount of free, internet-enabled devices with prepaid data plans. Join us on Thursday, March 30 from 4:00PM - 5:30PM at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee for our first informational session to learn how you can get involved, hear success stories from impacted individuals, and make great connections. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and networking! This is a free event, please register here.
Watch the ZOOM video for the whole story, including PowerPoint.  Learn more www.ncwtech.org.
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Noon PT, Thursdays at Pybus Event Center, #3 N. Worthen Avenue, Wenatchee, WA USA 98801 (unless noted otherwise)
Lunch is available for $12.
Join us in-person or on ZOOM.
 Or dial 253-215-8782;  
 enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#
Feb 23, 2023
Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
Mar 02, 2023
Classification Talk
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This week's News and Announcements.
Every week, President Jill has shared ways we have imagined Rotary. 
Lauren Scanga was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.  She received her pin in November, but her certificate was delayed until February.   Lauren was also recognized for a PHF+1.  Lauren smartly took advantage of Rotary Foundation (TRF) bonus points being offered by the TRF Committee.  See below for more bonus opportunities.
Frank also expressed confidence in the future of Rotary with effective new members like Lauren, who also serves on the Board and has volunteered to take on a newly-created district position, District Insurance Representative (DIR).
Upcoming Events.
March 11 - Toast and Roast.
Get your tickets for this unique fundraising event.   The evening will be packed with fun, laughter, and raising money for two organizations in our community.
There will be an opportunity to bid on the easy chair used by Rufus at the event!
Paper Tickets will be for sale at Rotary meetings.  Or purchase online at wenatcheerotary.org. 
Interested in a table sponsorship?   See Pete Van Well. 
To make this event the best it can be, we need some volunteers to help with the event.  To get volunteer opportunity descriptions and sign up, visit: https://forms.gle/EwgoyYjC5z9M2F3i8
ROTARY NIGHT AT THE WILD. March 18, 6:05 PM, announced by Rotarian guest Mark Van Horn.  Includes luxury suite 241, cost $45. Only 9 seats remaining.  Contact Mark here.  Jill says "Root for Team Lucas" (both players living at her home are named Lucas).
DISTRICT CONFERENCE.  The first early-bird registration ends March 01 for the 2023 conference in Leavenworth, May 18-21.
Get info and register here.  Don't miss this exciting event, which District Governor Karl promises will be unique, informative, and fun.
PAUL HARRIS FELLOW INCENTIVE POINTS.  From the TRF Committee, earn 200 matching PHF bonus points with your early-bird registration for the district conference in Leavenworth, or get 100 points for attending any portion of the conference.  Notify TRF Chair Frank Clifton to claim your points. 
Thanks to all of the giving this Rotary year, President Jill has already exceeded her goal by 68% ($6700).  And this was from only about 30% of active members before the recent inductions.  See more incentives for matching points here.
TURKEY EARTHQUAKE RELIEF-SHELTERBOX.  Rotary clubs and districts are helping with disaster relief by supporting Shelterbox USA which is on the ground in Turkey following the recent devasting earthquake. 
Don't forget to reference District 5060.
NEW MEMBER PROPOSALS.   Lee and Roberta Alley, President Jill's candidates have been approved by the Board. Lee was a former Rotarian and Roberta was the president of Kiwanis in Snohomish.  The Alley's relocated to Wenatchee in September 2022.   They will become official members after two listings in the Appleseed if there are no objections.  Provide feedback here.
ITALOPHILES SUPPORT THE SYMPHONYMarc Heminger announced an upcoming entertainment event, not to be missed.  Spend the evening of March 4 with Wenatchee Symphony in Rome!
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PEACE PLAZA NEWS.  Wenatchee Rotary Park Updates from Ken Robertson.
Peace Plaza and Two Pickleball Courts.  Thank you to everyone who donated to the two projects at Wenatchee Rotary Park!
Peace Plaza Project  (View image here)
  • Peace Plaza dedicated in October 2022
  • Extending the Peace Plaza, in Spring 2023 to the parking lot on Maple Street
  • Rotary Volunteer Project this spring after irrigation turned on in Park April 30, 2023
  • Upcoming meeting of the Peace Plaza Committee to plan next steps.
Pickleball Courts Project
  • Two pickleball courts schedule for completion by Memorial Day 2023
  • Wenatchee Parks Department took over the pickleball courts project from the three Rotary Clubs in the fall of 2022 and has funded the project with some residual costs paid for from the WRF Rotary Parks account, about $6,000 for final fence work.
Projects Fundraising
  • The Peace Plaza and Pickleball Courts Fundraising  Campaign will end on April 15, 2023. It’s a good time now to make a donation, especially for a 4.25-inch tile for $150 or an 8.5-inch tile for $600.
Rotary Clubs of the Wenatchee Valley are collaborating with Waste Loop and Sustainable Wenatchee to introduce recycling, composting, and plant-rich diet to our annual community events. It's prime vacation time, so please pick one that works with your schedule and commit.  Please reply to either Natalie Williams or Kris Cameron (Confluence Rotary). Apple Blossom is April 27- May 7, Earth Day is April 22nd, and Youth Day is April 30.  Thank you for taking action to make positive changes in our community!
Wayne Massing PP promoted their fundraiser again, the 2nd annual Road Apple Roulette



Check out the upcoming events for the Club, District 5060, and Rotary International



11     Toast & Roast  (Special Guest Rufus Woods)
11-13    Club Spring Training Event (CSTE)
27-31   RI Convention, Melbourne
9 - ?       Rotary Campout, Confluence Park
30          President's Roast
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
4:30 PM, Location TBA
and in person; open to all members.
Meeting ID:92794079436
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