Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of August 23, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 08  
    August is Membership/Extension Month    
August 20, from Andy Petro, on inbound exchange student Chloe:
" .... Chloe arrived safe and sound after some wonderful people from the PUD had found her scared and confused after her flight from Seattle to Wenatchee was canceled they took her with them and drove over that late afternoon.  This saved me having to drive over to Seattle last night to get her, as with most exchange students she is tired but in good spirits after arriving."
She may have a story to tell on Thursday!

     THIS WEEK -  Wenatchee Symphony     
with Teri Snyder
2018-2019 Season: Take Note  
The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1947, is a group of talented North Central Washington musicians - your neighbors and friends. The Orchestra performs four concerts each season and provides a variety of youth and adult education and community engagement programs to the community. Music Director and Conductor Dr. Nikolas Caoile, Director of Orchestras at Central Washington University, leads the symphony. The Association is proud to provide a platform for area musicians to exhibit their talents for the benefit of the region.  Our own Marc Heminger is VP.
As the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra celebrates 71 years serving the Wenatchee Valley, we want to take note of the importance of the Arts. Arts education has many benefits: it promotes self-directed learning, improves school attendance, promotes the understanding of other cultures and languages, and sharpens critical and creative skills. In addition, research has shown that Arts education helps students master other subjects like reading, math, and history. Moreover, there are physical and mental benefits to listening to music. It decreases blood pressure, boosts memory, relieves pain, reduces stress levels, improves productivity, sparks creativity, and most importantly, it makes you happy! Music expresses what words cannot. This season’s concert programs are designed to demonstrate this inherent power of music.
Board president Larry McCracken and executive director Teri Snyder will discuss the 2018-19 season, entitled Take Note. Principal flutist Suzanne Carr and clarinetist Glenn Carr will perform. Season brochures, hot off the press, will be available. There will also be a drawing for two vouchers to attend any concert this season. You can’t win if you’re not there!
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always invited to greet if so inclined.
Jessi Alice Tyler Kory
Future Weeks Ahead  
1. Monnette Murray H. Myers Nakata
2. E. Nelson P. Nelson Noah
3. Olson      Pankey Parlette Parks
Authentic Bangkok-style
Thai cuisine since 1991.
Our restaurant is family-owned 
1211 N. Mission St
MENU -     TBD   ....; Coffee Service, Chefs choice dessert.   
Next week - Community Harvest w/Chelsea Evans
See other important future program details below.

    WEEK IN REVIEW, 8/16/18 -  Apple Commission      
with  Toni Lynn Adams  & Todd Fryhover
Todd Fryhover is president of the  Washington Apple Commission (WAC, president 10 years), and the World Apple & Pear Association (for USA).   He was introduced by Toni Lynn Adams, Communications Outreach Coordinator of the Commission , replacing our scheduled speaker Lindsey Huber.  Todd gave a riveting presentation of the current status of the local fruit outlook in world markets using an informative  PowerPoint      Listen to AUDIO  
In her intro, Toni Lynn made these important points.
1. Washington produces 90% of US apple exports, 2/3 of domestic market.
2. WAC serves a marketing/promoting agency with 12 representatives worldwide.
Most of Todd's highlights were these :
1.  WAC runs 25 programs worldwide to build product demand.  The market is very complex.
2.  China produces more than 1/2 the world's apples; the EU is 3X the size of our volume.
3.  Expected this year - about 131 million fresh boxes in WA, 3rd or 4th largest ever (maybe more)
3.  85% of world's apples are grown in the northern hemisphere.  Poland produces same as total US.
4.  Negative impacts of current tariff (duty) structure are expected on apples, pears, & cherries.
5.  Only China is affecting us at this time with new tariffs.
6.  About 43 M bushels of apples are shipped to >60 countries. See numbers here.
7.  62% of the red delicious are subject to tariff, 49% for Gala varieties (total of 70% of everything).
8.  This could be a bad year, but "Farmers are patriots." (Sonny Perdue, Ag Secretary said recently).
9.  Nothing should happen this year due to elections, and new Mexican president.
10. Usually 70% of our fruit goes to domestic markets.
11. About 18% of all varieties goes to processing (juice, baby food, yogurt, etc).
12. Todd answered many great questions, such as quality improvements, and ...
13. There are 3 main US government mitigation programs: USD buyback, direct payments, trade promotions.
President Pete presented to each speaker the traditional gift of a donation to PolioPlus in their names.

Today, President Pete gave some important updates and recognized some valued guests. 
WRC donation box will be back next week, but they are still looking for articles or cash donations.
Board meeting tonight, guests welcome.  PolioPlus goal is $10K this year.
Frank Clifton bragged about StageKids WA qualifying for a $25,000 grant as noted in a recent Wenatchee World Story , stating that all they need is a LOT of on-line daily votes before the Aug 25 deadline.  If you wish to help, VOTE HERE. Daily. 
Frank also is encouraging all members to read the weekly Appleseed which is loaded with important club information (only about half the recipients are seeing it). 
Joe St. Jean read a touching thank-you note from a scholarship recipient (Maria).
Mike Kintner boasted about walking his daughter (leukemia survivor) down the wedding aisle last week.
Kory Kalahar noted that Sage Hills church is now partnering with WestSide HS and will be hosting the annual Back-to-School Bash on Tuesday Aug. 28, 5:30 - 8:30 PM.  
Andy Petro invited all members to welcome our new inbound Exchange Student Chloe (from Belgium), arriving Sunday at Pangborn. 
Ford Barrett led the dedicated Legacy committee after our meeting to plan the September special Legacy event; more on this later.
As usual, Pete closed the meeting with a Good News story - Listen to the AUDIO.
New-Member nominations.  The board has approved Douglas Callegario and Mark McCants (former member, 2010 - 2015).

A new FUN feature to encourage Appleseed readership.
  1. Each week expect a new set of (trivia) questions/prizes.  Prizes improve with time.
  2. The first to reply with correct answer by the deadline receive their preferred prize.
  3. Winners published weekly; a quarterly champ will choose an extra prize.
  4. Very soon expect a survey of Appleseed opinions/suggestions.
  5. Board members ineligible during August.
  6. Those getting only hard copies will be offered a new game later.
  7. Pay a $1.00 fine for a wrong answer.  Fines will increase with time.
For August 23
Deadline -  Midnight Tuesday.   Reply here.
QUESTIONS - CHOOSE ONE PRIZES - submit prize choice with your answer
Our program/speaker 1/11/18? Free brags for September 2018
Your personal Rotary ID number?* Be greeter for entire year, or not
Sponsor of the week on 5/31/18? Sit at head table all month of September **
Our newest Honorary member? 50 Paul Harris Points donated by TBD
GOOD LUCK (and have fun)!  *clue - see "Rotary Facts" below.    ** except Legacy; or choose October.
District Events
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Bonaventure, 
Montreal PQ
October 26 - 28 - District Event
Lake Chelan - Campbell Resort
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
  • Humane Society of WV
Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting Report
The board met on August 16 and discussed the following issues.
Three guests present.  All members are welcome.
Current financial status The Red Lion Contract
The Haiti Water Project 5th Thursday Nov. evening meeting 
The 2019 Auction Centennial Committee
Upcoming District events Auction update
Community Outreach  Westside Highschool
Legacy awards Appleseed readership;  Jim Russell
Public Image Grant New-Member process
BOD actions; approved:
1.  Released $11.5K designated Foundation (WRF) funds for Westside Highschool security fence.
2.  Made PP Jim Russell an Honorary Member

Just so ‘ya know… (#7 in series)  
With the coming of fall, our thoughts turn to the start of college and warm afternoons watching college football. Some colleges are starting this week, notably Washington State University. The Rotary Club of Wenatchee is a positive force in many Wenatchee area student lives.
This year our club is providing financial support to 10 young adults who are following their dream to achieve a college degree. Our students are entrenched in many colleges and universities. Their choice of institutions range from Wenatchee Valley College to Eastern Washington University, and from the University of Washington to the University of Pennsylvania. The total cost of this support is in the neighborhood of $20,000 annually. We are a club dedicated to helping our youth attain their academic goals.
We each need to “pitch in” however possible to ensure the success of our January 2019 Rotary auction.
Did you know that all Rotarians are assigned a Rotary identification (ID) number when we join a club.  All records pertaining to the member are attached to that number, such as TRF donations and Paul Harris points.  If we move to another club (even if there are years in between) we should keep that number for continuity.  It is understandable that many of us don't know our number, since we never see it.  However it resides within our profile in the club website and at RI.  Just so you will know your number, the secretary has now posted a public list with each number shown.  It is found on the home page under the Members tab on the home page......  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 Aug 16 = $79.26 thus bringing our total $337 or $1011 with the Gates match.  This equates to 1688 lives saved. Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Aug 23, 2018
Wenatchee Symphony
Aug 30, 2018
Community Harvest
Sep 06, 2018
Classification Talks
Sep 13, 2018
Rural Medicine
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Russell Hampton
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