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Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion
            Meeting of January 31,  2019                
                  Volume LXVIII - No 30                    
  January is Vocational Service Month      
 
MEMBER ALERT Penny (Penelope) Carpenter Ressler (27-year former member of our club & current president of Leavenworth Rotary) was taken to Central Washington Hospital last week; as she entered her meeting at Crystal's Restaurant, she tripped over an area rug and broke a hip. She has now been moved to Colonial Vista (for recuperation) where she was manager for 10 years (she says it's like going home).   In spite of severe pain, she continues her Rotary work from bed.  One of her members joked about her being literally a "lame duck".  She welcomes calls from friends on her personal phone, 509-885-0441
 
 
ROTARY AMBASSADORS SPONSOR OF THE MONTH
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always welcome to greet.
If unable to attend, please greet at your next meeting.
                
  Bryan Judy Lorien Trisha
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
2/07 Clugston Cantu Copp
Johnson
2/14 Corcoran Davies DeRobles Diede
2/21 Divis Dudek Dahmen Everly
WENATCHEE VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP
AUCTION PRESENTING SPONSOR
Menu and meeting roomColumbia River Room.    Southwest wrap with grilled chicken, black beans, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, and green onion, Cabbage corn cucumber tomato salad, Green salad with 3 toppings, Chips,  Coffee service & Chef’s Choice Dessert.
- CONTENTS -
  • THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM - WVC NURSING
  • ROTARY AMBASSADORS
  • WEEK IN REVIEW - CRYPTOCURRENCY & AUCTION
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • CENTENNIAL AWARENESS #2
  • SPONSOR OF THE MONTH
  • ALL SITE SPONSORS
  • EVENTS CALENDAR
  • UPCOMING SPEAKERS
  • CLUB-60 POLIO STATUS
  • CLUB ORGANIZATION
 
   PROGRAM JANUARY 31 -  WVC NURSING PROGRAM 
with Dr. Kristen Hosey
 
Dr. Kristen Hosey is the nursing programs director at Wenatchee Valley College.   Dr. Hosey previously was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing in the Psychosocial and Community Health Department.  She received her BSN from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, and her master’s in nursing and doctorate of nursing practice in community health systems nursing from UW.   She helped launch and direct the bachelor of science in nursing (RN to BSN) program at WVC.  This program adds a fourth year of courses for those students who have already graduated with their associate degree in nursing.  It teaches up to 25 students each year how to use organizational leadership skills to promote safe and effective quality care and use reliable evidence to inform and support clinical decisions.  Last August, 19 students graduated from the program. They were the first-ever bachelor’s degree students to graduate from WVC.

          WEEK IN REVIEW - JANUARY 24, 26          
 
     JANUARY 26 - BUILDING COMMUNITIES AUCTION      
WOW!   What an incredible evening!   As Rotarians and members of the community, we raised the bar on a successful event!   Although we do not have final numbers, we are on the path of changing lives in the community. 
Thank you to our presenting Sponsor , Wenatchee Valley Medical Group.   Our Major sponsors, Washington Trust Bank, Columbia Valley Community Health, Express Employment Professionals,  Cascade Autocenter, Columbia Fruit Packers, JP Portrait Studio and the Wenatchee World.  
A huge shout out to the Table Sponsors-  
Allan Galbraith & Gene Anderson Alpine Aire and Heating
Aut-To-Mocha Ballard Ambulance
Blue Bird Inc Bud Truswell
Cashmere Valley Bank Chuck Jinneman & Leonard Singhose
CliftonLarsenAllen Dave & Sandy Gellatly
Dolco Packaging Domex Super Fresh
Doug & Nancy Button Draggoo Financial
Edward Jones-Dan Rodgers Eric and Jean Nelson
Ford & Marlys Barrett Gesa Credit Union
Inside Design Carpet One Linda Parlette & Terry Sorom
Monnette & Crawley Law Firm Northern Fruit
Paul and Synda Pankey Phil & Lovelyn Rasmussen
Sangster Motors Speidel Bentsen Law Firm
Susan Albert & Marcia Henkle The Floor Factory
Van Well Nursery, INC. Washington Cherry Growers
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society Women's Resource Center
 
And of course, it would not be a successful event with out the donors and attendees.   Over 300 items donated,  and about 325 people in attendance!   THANK YOU!
 
The WHS Interact Club,  Employees of Express Employment Professionals, the Convention Center staff, and the night of event volunteers were an important piece to the success.
 
And it goes without saying,  the entire auction committee deserves a standing ovation!  (or trip to Hawaii).  The many months of hard work and dedications brought it all full circle.  As your co-chair,  I am so blessed to be part of such an amazing group of people.  You roll up your sleeves and lend your talents to make our community a better place to live for all.   
If you missed the event,  there is still time to donation.   You can head to https://secure.maestroweb.com/default.aspx?OrgID=1687  
Photos and results will be in the next Appleseed.
Co-Chair Jill Leonard
 
Personal photos were donated by JP Portrait Studio.  If you had a photo taken at the auction, it will soon be posted for download on their website in the Events Gallery.
 
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   JANUARY 24 - Crypto Currency with Malachi Salcido  
President Pete opened the meeting of the "Unbreakable Block Chain" of Rotary Clubs, with a new member induction and other announcements listed below. 
Our fascinating speaker Malachi Salcido was introduced by Jessi Mendoza.  As the founder and CEO of Salcido Enterprises, LLC, Malachi strategically negotiates land and power agreements to position the firm as the blockchain and crypto currency mining leader in the US. Salcido Enterprises currently operates one of the largest ASIC server operations in the US.  Malachi first gave an overview of his business activities, describing himself as primarily a non-technical  entrepreneur.  He got involved in this new business in 2014.  He acknowledged that this is a large and complex issue, and explained that he plans to squeeze a gallon of information into a "shot glass" of space.  In defining such terms as decentralized data, bitcoin mining, crypto currency, and block chains, he admitted that few understand these things; this writer was left just as confused as ever.   The technology uses new computer servers that are unique in that they process, but do not store data.  They develop space for such processing centers and just broke ground on their sixth site.  They have also been approached about developing space for Artificial Intelligence (AI) data centers.  See last week's Appleseed for more.  Listen to the audio of Malachi's talk.

CENTENNIAL AWARENESS SERIES
OUR PAST PRESIDENTS - #2
  Kory Kalahar leads the Centennial Committee and would welcome other interested members to join the effort.   The committee has designated January 16, 2021 for our big celebration gala at the Wenatchee Convention Center.  Details are being developed. 
The logo above was developed by former member John McDarment who is generously serving on the committee.
 
Our second club president :
     George W. Corbin
March 01, 1922 to April 30, 1923
To see his full story ... READ MORE
 
SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR (w/links) SITE SPONSORS
 
April 13, 14
RLI - Wenatchee
 
May 2-5, 2019
 
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January 16, 2021
Centennial Gala
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
  • MOSSADAMS, CPA
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society
 

       ANNOUNCEMENTS        
President Pete recognized the head table which included Ashley Gillum, Rich Peters, Jessi Mendoza and the guest speaker.  
After recognizing guests, Pete introduced Sue Rose and her guest Donna Parsons, who both promoted the 70th anniversary Wenatchee Valley Follies, which they also appear in.  The show is presented January 31 thru February 2 at the Numerica PAC.    Tickets are on sale now at $29-32.
Next we met our newest member Trisha Johnson (Red Lion Sales manager) who was to be inducted.  She and Ashley Gillum received the Rotary Charge delivered by Rich Peters.  Laurie Flarity-White (R) will serve as Trisha's mentor.   Listen to audio as Rich encouraged the new members to get involved and "become Rotarians" as he reviewed many of the excellent community projects we have accomplished.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Joe St. Jean presented the "Greatest Fan" award to Jim Brink, the greatest fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, who has attended Cardinal games at 29 different stadiums.
Jill Leonard took to the floor for the final time to promote the Auction, which takes place in two days.  Listen to Jill's appeals, instructions, and recognitions, including our Facebook promotions.   She was pleased to recognize the procurement champions; the top recruiter again was Leonard Singhose.  A future Appleseed will summarize all Auction results.
 
Pete's Good News is the Auction!

SPEAKERS.   Are you thinking of sponsoring a speaker?  Guidelines are posted on our website under the main menu.  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 Jan.  24 = $31.86 bringing our total to $1389 or $4167 with the Gates match.  This equates to 6959 lives potentially saved. Collections at KPQ were $1133.  Read about World Polio Day, October 24
           $1389                       
 
CLUB INFORMATION CLUB FOUNDATION
 
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2018-19:
     Pete Van Well
Pres. Elect: 
     Mike Kintner
Pres. Nominee:
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Designate:
    Alice Meyer
Secretary:     
     Frank Clifton
Treasurer:   
     Allan Galbraith
Directors:
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Joe St. Jean
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Dan Maher (July '19)
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.
Officers: 
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)
 
 
Speakers
Jan 31, 2019
WVC Nursing Program
Feb 07, 2019
Classification Talk
Feb 14, 2019
Valentine's Day Celebration
Feb 21, 2019
View entire list
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
ClubRunner
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P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921        www.wenatcheerotary.org