Volume LXXI(71) - # 35
March 03, 2022
March is Rotary's Water and Sanitation Month
With Steve Maher
ZOOM #94/Hybrid #43
Sponsored by Rachel Evey
Attend via ZOOM OR in-person at
Pybus Market Event Center
   recurring ZOOM access -
   [Or dial 253-215-8782; enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#]

Program description: Our Valley Our Future (OVOF) is getting ready to release its new five-year Action Plan in late March. In 2021, the nonprofit organization collected input from approximately 2,000 community members who told of their own needs, the challenges they see the region facing, and how those challenges could be solved. From that input, six citizen committees spread across six focus areas developed about 80 projects, programs and initiatives that make up the new Action Plan. OVOF coordinator Steve Maher will discuss what was learned from community members and what key projects are included in the new plan. 

Biography: Steve Maher is coordinator of Our Valley Our Future (OVOF), a visioning, planning and community-building nonprofit serving Chelan and Douglas counties. Prior to working for OVOF, Steve completed a 25-year career in the newspaper industry as an editor and reporter, including at The Wenatchee World and Eugene Register-Guard. Steve was born and raised in Portland, Ore. He has called Wenatchee home since 1989.



The meeting was conducted at Pybus Market Event Center.
It was a virtual (ZOOM) Hybrid session, and
was opened and led by club president, Alice Meyer.
View ATTENDANCE HERE for this and recent meetings.  
NOTE:   All indoor meetings are currently held in venues where face coverings are mandatory.  Please honor the requirements of these establishments by wearing face-coverings properly.  
ROTARY LUNCHES.  Weekly lunch - See Ford Barrett's note repeated below from last week. 
March 24 at Rocky Reach Dam    Food order (with payment) must be placed at least one week early, one for each person (e.g. Rotarian & guest).
Access lunch order form HERE.  Payment options are on the form.
Attending without lunch?  Click the link and check the box for no meal, so that attendance can be predicted.  
NOTE:  There will be NO ZOOM for this meeting, in-person only.
PAUL HARRIS POINTS.   Earn free bonus PHF points toward your next Paul Harris Fellowship award.  Scroll down for more info. Hint - the next event is today, Monday, 5 PM.
   AUCTION UPDATE.  We are still in fund-raising mode.  Tickets are still available for The Pig Roast and The Wells House Experience, and Pete and Mike have yet to complete their promised exploits.
For tickets, contact Pete Van Well HERE, or to make a donation, mail a check to our PO box.
POLIO-PLUS FUNDRAISER.   March 17, ST. PATRICK DAY ON ICE - St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday to have fun, enjoy fellowship, raise a pint and go for the GREEN! Our club can do that at the Wenatchee Wild vs. Trail Smoke Eaters, March 17 at the Town Toyota Center. We have been invited be the beneficiaries of the 50/50 raffle game night. But there are a few requirements to take part:
  • Bring 25 attendees to the Game ($12 per tickets & family friendly event)
  • Have at least six volunteers sell $1 raffle tickets (you don’t have to volunteer to attend)
  • Wear green (or suffer the consequences)
If you would like to attend and/or volunteer, contact Pete Van Well at or 509-679-5214. Deadline is March 10.
Important dates to save - More later on all of these
March 15 - Women in Rotary Fellowship (see below)
March 17 - St. Paddy's at Wenatchee Wild  (see above)
March 19 - Spring Training (CSTE) on ZOOM.  See below.
March 24 - We meet at Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center (reserve lunch, see above)
April 8-10 - Rotary Campout (NEW) - See info below
May 7 - Apple Blossom Grand Parade, Sunrise Rotary raffle "Road Apple Roulette"
May 12-13 - District Conference in Wenatchee  (This is a BIG deal for us)
June 25 - Chelan Rotary Bike Rides ($65 early bird until March 01, more below)

Rotary campout.  A group of Rotarians are planning a FUN camp-out at the Wenatchee River RV Park in Monitor April 8-10, Loop D.   Book your reservation at     All Rotarians are welcome!  
Not a camper?   Plan to join us for a potluck dinner on Saturday April 9.  
CHELAN BIKE RIDE EVENTS.  June 25.  Choose from 4 great rides.  Click the link to register or get info.  $65 Early bird deadline = March 1.
March 15, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Residence Inn, Wenatchee 
No Host Bar and Food available for purchase.

 CLOSING .   President Alice recognized all members having birthdays, and also noted the birthday of a future "woman of Rotary", Clara Grace Scanga, born this week 2/21/22.   
She then left us with a quote from a Nobel Peace Prize winner, Bishop Desmond Tutu, about doing good in the world, the main purpose of Rotary
CSTE on ZOOM.  Saturday morning, March 19, District 5060 Annual Spring Training Event (free).  
See overview of prior events HERE); we need 10 minimum. Registration details are coming next week, or contact Secretary Frank here.  
BONUS PHF POINTS.  Certain club members (Paul Harris Fellows) are offering PHF points as incentives to attend upcoming district events.  The Paul Harris Fellowship award requires 1000 points, from donations or gifts from others.  Each PHF point is earned by donating $1.00 to the The Rotary Foundation (TRF).   These points can be given to others (their only purpose).  Here is how you can earn points toward your next PHF award. 
District event (points) Bonus (gift) points
Attend D5060 ZOOM Chat (Imagine Rotary)* 100
Attend the CSTE training, a no-cost event (0) 100
Attend the District Conference (0) 200
*   ZOOM Chat - When: Feb 28, 2022, 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting HERE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Notify the club secretary if you have accomplished any of the above, especially the TRF Gala.
FROZEN AT WHS.   "FROZEN" - Wenatchee High School presentation of "Frozen", opens March 2.   Get show info HERE.  Ticket info HERE.
ROTARY LUNCH (weekly).   Tradition has it that most Rotary Club meetings are held at mealtime while food is served. The fellowship opportunities with dinning always were important. In moving to Pybus our club chose not to provide meals partially because of the number of restaurants available and the cost. However, the cafés use was found to be cumbersome. 
What we have found we can do is provide “deli” type of simple lunches easily and at a low cost.   At least through March, we will provide a selection of small sandwiches, snacks and water for a $5 dollar donation.  We will have the food available at 11 am. Come join in and meet with your fellow Rotarians for a Fellowship lunch. It is also an opportunity to volunteer to provide the meal service.    -- Ford
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION IS THE BEST.   For the 14th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.  READ MORE HERE.
  Paul was a long-time member, and died in December.
   [Photo from Wenatchee World]
With Angela Morris
View ZOOM recording HERE (available for 2-3 weeks)
Zoom #93, Hybrid #42.   

The meeting was opened by President Alice introducing 3 guest entertainers from Wenatchee High School who are in the cast of "FROZEN".  They were Ainsley Shearer, Violet Madison, and Gabe Kimmel, who performed two songs from the show.   Watch brief video HERE.  The show is performed March 2-5, and 16-19.  Get ticket info HERE.



  Ken Robertson introduced the main speaker, Angela Morris, Associate Director, who used an informative PowerPoint to illustrate her information.  Some of her images are shown below.  View her entire PowerPoint HERE.  Her full bio can be read on the CDLT website HERE, along with other staff members.

Chelan Douglas Land Trust was founded in 1985. From 1985-1999 CDLT was an entirely volunteer organization that played a major role in the local and regional effort to protect access to the Peshastin Pinnacles climbing area, Spider Meadows, and the Columbia River Loop Trail.  Angela explained the purpose and methods of the Land Trust, and how it affects the quality of life in the valley.  It currently boasts over 2700 members (see first image below) and owns about 7,000 acres of the more that 27,000 acres being conserved.  She discussed all the approaches used to conserve land, including weed control, habitat restoration, healthy forest management, and climate resilience.  They have partnerships with private land owners, other non-profits and government agencies, cultural and tribal groups.   Our approach is successful because it is collaborative, voluntary, and incentive-based.   Our work includes land protection projects, education and outreachstewardshiptrails, and landowner services.

Angela went on to describe some current and recent projects such the Cashmere Canyon Reserve (pictured), Badger Mountain, Chelan Coulees Reserve at Lake Chelan, Nason Ridge at Lake Wenatchee, Spiva Butte Preserve in Douglas County, and Entiat River where CDLT owns 13 small properties.  

There are many opportunities to support CDLT and get involved.  She encouraged anyone to visit/peruse the CDLT website.


CCP is large, and mostly undeveloped
CCP trail work is hard
Dear AppleSauce:   Let’s see if this one will stump you: What do Alexander the Great and Winnie the Pooh have in common?

                             --- Dad Jokester

Dear DJ.   Obviously, they both have the same middle name (groan)!
Dear Applesauce;   Do you know anyone famous?
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Dear IW;   After working as a stunt double for Tippy Hedren in The Birds, Dear Applesauce became very good friends with Alfred Hitchcock. You know, Alfie did not have a belly button. Please do not ask how Dear Applesauce knows this.
Have a question?   Click HERE .  Watch for your answer in a future Appleseed.
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM, with exceptions
   Meeting ID:92794079436
January 29, 2022
Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.
Wish to propose a new member?  Download the form HERE.
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Our Valley Stronger
Mar 10, 2022
Chelan County Regional Justice K-P Program
Mar 17, 2022
Cascade Killer (Novel)
Mar 24, 2022
Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center (Offsite Meeting at the Dam)
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