Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion
            Meeting of December  27, 2018                
  Volume LXVIII - No 26 
  December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month  
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 9)
"For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be 
upon his shoulder.
And his name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
-   Isaiah 9:6   -
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.
  Terry Marriah Bud Jon
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
01-03 Wade Walters Welch Albert
01-10 Anderson Arnold Arseneault Ballard
01-17 Barrett Bishop Borth Bridges
Menu and meeting room :   Columbia Room; Chicken Parmesan w/Red Sauce & Penne, Caesar Salad with Parmesan Cheese & Croutons, Garlic Bread, Chef’s Choice Dessert, coffee service.  
(Peace Corps Volunteer - Ha'apai/Ha'ano)
Kelsi is sponsored by Susan Albert, and is the Peace Corp volunteer from Tonga.  She put out a request for Children's books to help teach her students to read.  the Interact Club collected 100 pounds of books and sent them to Tonga.  We ended up sending them with a real person as it was cheaper and safer to do soThey arrived the week of September 20 (for that story see Appleseed ).   We had a relationship with the Rotary of Tonga who accepted the books so that we did not have to pay duty.  It was quite a ride as the school where Kelsi is working is on an outer remote island. 
Kelsi provided this bio sketch.  "I am a Washington native, born and raised in Shelton and moved around the west coast of Washington, attending UW with an undergraduate degree in Arts, Media and Culture and a masters in education (specializing in English Language Leaners). I have taught 2nd and 4th grade and was an art teacher and joined Peace Corps in 2016 as an English Language Facilitator.  I taught English on a remote island in Tonga (south pacific) for two years with no electricity or running water. I extended for a third year to work with NEMO (national emergency management office) to write and illustrate children's books on how to survive a tsunami, earthquake and cyclone in the South Pacific. I also work with a local Eco-committee (Ha'apai Environmental Protection Agency)  that addresses environmental issues related to glass, and plastic waste."
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" AUCTION
May 2-5, 2019
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
  • WV Humane Society
    WEEK IN REVIEW, Dec. 20 - The Annual Meeting   
President Pete opened the business portion of this, the first business meeting since the club became "incorporated" January 11, 2017.  A quorum was present, thus it was proper to conduct the planned official club elections.  Past President Don Myers led the club in the election process, explaining the process and distributing ballots.  During the voting, president Pete gave a brief report on the state of the club.  Click to LISTEN.  
This concluded the official corporate business portion of the meeting.  Election results were announced at the end of the meeting. A motion to close was made by Gene Anderson, seconded by Bill Murray, and was approved by voice vote.
The Auction was discussed for the remainder of the meeting with passionate appeals to action by Pres. Pete and co-chair Jill LeonardClick to LISTEN.  The auction team is diligently meeting weekly; Pete wants us to eat and sleep auction.  Jill says promote this initiative on Facebook; you will get reactions.  We will all have pride that we had a part in this and many other projects planned.  We have a chance to change lives for the better.  Buy tickets and procure stuff.  A team contest is planned; each team needs to procure 75-90 items.  Heidi is selling tickets.  Garry Sparks is selling table sponsorships.  
To give an idea of what our key project would look like, a graphic (below) and video were shown of a current similar BMX "Pump Track" in Cashmere (click here to view the video).  
This graphic was used in meeting notes of the Wenatchee City Council meeting of Feb 22, 2018. Its inset photos are similar to the Cashmere Pump Track.
To stimulate ideas for auction items, it may help to browse the Auction-2017 program handoutCLICK HERE to view it on-line.

President Designate – Alice Meyer   [She will follow Kory Kalahar, who follows Mike Kintner, who follows Pres. Pete]
Alice Meyer has been an active Rotary member since March 2013 and has served on the Westside, social, auction and membership committees.  She was a board member from July 2015 – June 2018.  Currently she is co-chairing the program committee with Loren Stach and is a board member on the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation.
Thank you Alice!
Board of Directors:  Dante Gutierrez-Zamora, Michelle Shermer, Dan Maher.
All of our current and future officers and Directors are listed below and on our website (left side panel).
Others running:  Susan Albert,Jim Brink, Brett Riley.  We appreciate all these members' willingness to serve.
Pete asked that those not winning not be discouraged. "You will be hearing from me next year!"

More on our Christmas Party.
To see amateur video clips of portions of the Eastmont Choir 's presentations, click the links.
The musical will be presented at EHS beginning Jan. 17; tickets are on sale at the PAC at a cost of $10-15.  CLICK HERE

President Pete opened the business meeting of the "Bailey Building and Loan"  of Rotary clubs, citing this date in 1946 as the opening of the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life".  P/E Mike Kintner led the club in singing Irving Berlin's "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" (because of our lack of snow this year).  Pete was pleased to welcome back Michelle Shermer from her U2 tour in Europe.  He then mentioned or allowed the following points of interest:
1.  Carmen is doing much better and is recovering at Regency for a few weeks.
2.  Sue Rose encouraged members to attend the fellowship event at the PAC Dec. 21.
3.  Judy Connor introduced guest Tricia Johnson, Red Lion Sales Manager; Trisha applied for club membership and was later approved by the board.
4.  Tom Arnold won the Appleseed Trivia contest and chose to receive 100 Paul Harris points.
4.  Bill Murray again introduced Artist Tammy Wilson,  (Rocks By Design) who creates Custom Painted Rocks for memorials, etc. by request [509-470-5029   or]  She had rocks for sale and has taken many orders.
5.  Pete's Christmas message and Good News was to read the famous editorial letter to a little girl in 1897 [  "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" is a phrase from an editorial called "Is There a Santa Claus?". The editorial appeared in the September 21, 1897, edition of The (New York) Sun and has since become part of popular Christmasfolklore in the United States].   Listen to Pete's message.
Also …. Past President Jim Russell sends Christmas greetings.  Read the letter from Jim and Karen.

1.  All correct submissions are eligible to win if received before next meeting.
2.  Winner will be drawn from the "hat" at the meeting (you need not be first).
3.  Prior winners may not pick the same question or prize.
See previous Appleseed for other rules (board members now eligible).
Week 15, December 27.     SUBMIT ANSWER HERE     (before next regular meeting)
Last week's winner:  Tom Arnold; prize 100 PHF points.
QUESTIONS - Choose one
PRIZES - choose any prize, send w/answer
Name the new Pres. Designate Sit at head table for one month
Name the newest Board member Become honorary board member
AUCTION proceeds beneficiary? Free brags for one month (choose 1)
To become a "Paul Harris Fellow" .... 10 free raffle tickets
   # of PHF points required? Be Sponsor of the Month (once) *
    $ Value of one PHF point? Be greeter for entire year, or not
Chair, Community Outreach Committee?  
Name club president 2007-08  
Second female president of this club? * Must become a site sponsor at $200/year
GOOD LUCK (and have fun)!  


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 Dec. 20 = $19.01 bringing our total to $1271 or $3813 with the Gates match.  This equates to 6377 lives saved. Collections at KPQ were $1133.  Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2018-19:
     Pete Van Well
Pres. Elect: 
     Mike Kintner
Pres. Nominee:
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Designate:
    Alice Meyer
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
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.
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)
Dec 27, 2018
Peace Corps/Interact
Jan 03, 2019
Rotary Auction January 26, 2019
Jan 10, 2019
Trend/Our Valley, Our Future
Jan 17, 2019
GWATA-Apple Stem Program
View entire list

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1. Be contact person for inquiries
2. Photo Carousel
3. Rotary Park page
4. Membership changes, etc.
5. Appleseed production
6. Projection at meetings
7. Website maintenance
8. Trivia quiz
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
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