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Wenatchee Rotary - July 29, 2021  
Thursday noon (hybrid)
   Volume LXXI - # 05
  HYBRID #16/ZOOM #67 
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   July is the first month of the Rotary Year   
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THIS WEEK - JULY 29, 2021
  (ZOOM #67, Hybrid # 16)
Community Outreach recipients, with Joe St. Jean
This coming Thursday’s program will feature two more ways why “It is a great day to be a Rotarian!” to quote PP Mike Kintner.  We will be hosting the directors of two of our Club’s Community Outreach efforts and see how we can continue our direct involvement in their programs, one through financial support and the other through various avenues of physical involvement.
Karen Bruggman leads the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council in their Green Bag Program.  Wenatchee Rotarians continue to be involved with the Green Bag Program in several ways.  Our members are involved in filling and putting out the Green Bags for pick up, several
other Rotarians are involved in picking up the bags and delivering them to the collection site, while others have volunteered to help sort and get the over 200,000 pounds of food to our area food pantries and meal programs that is distributed monthly.  Find out the many ways Wenatchee Rotarians can continue their supportive efforts.
Dorry Foster,  is Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley YMCA, the largest non-profit youth organization in the valley.
Wenatchee Rotary has been a steadfast financial supporter of our local YMCA since its beginning days.  Dorry will share the need for our continued support following this past pandemic as the Y provides support in many ways for our youth.  We will learn how the Club’s Community Outreach grant funds help provide equitable access for all children in our valley.  This year the Y’s fundraising efforts will award scholarships to over 1000 needy kids for YMCA membership and access to programs.  Our financial support helps subsidize programs such as Lake Wenatchee YMCA Summer Camp, Swim Lessons, mentoring services, Teen Outreach programs, Childcare subsidies and youth fitness.
Hope to “see you” this Thursday,
Joe St. Jean
Community Outreach Committee
  ZOOM #66, Hybrid # 15  
Chelan Rotary '911 Glass Repurposing'
With July McCoy, Lake Chelan Rotary Club
In-person at Pybus,  
  1. ZOOM videos are only available 2-3 weeks
  2. See YouTube video HERE.
  3. Previous APPLESEED (July 22).
Julie McCoy received a glowing introduction by Ken Robertson, who praised her as an up and coming Rotary star.  Julie shared an excellent PowerPoint on ZOOM to explain the unique glass repurposing project planned and implemented by the Lake Chelan Rotary Club. Some of her images appear below. Operation begins July 24.
The project was a brainchild of the club's environmental committee, reacting to the community outcry about the county decision to end glass recycling.  The club has taken on many community projects such as Pingrey Park, Singleton Park Playground, and many pocket parks and wheelchair ramps, but nothing so ambitious as this. 
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She explained that this program is glass repurposing, rather than recycling, and provides a local solution to a local problem - i.e. saving the landfill.  The 911 naming refers to 9 to 11 million tons of glass disposed of in the US annually (most in landfills).  There is a minimal drop-off fee, and the  resulting product can be sold at $5 per bucket and used in many applications.  Hours of operation are Saturday only, 8 AM to noon, with all-volunteer staffing.  There have been many community sponsors as shown below, but not shown is the most generous, Chelan Valley Farms at $10K.  They have qualified for a volunteer from Americorps.
LATE BREAKING UPDATE FROM DAY 1!  The Grand Opening of 911 Glass Rescue on Saturday, 7/24, was a success! Lake Chelan Rotary received and crushed almost two tons of glass and brought in one new sponsor, bringing total business sponsorships to 14. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was presided over by Rep. Michael Steele of the 12th Legislative District, and Mayor Bob Goedde helped Julie McCoy cut the ribbon and then deposited a Lagrioth labeled wine bottle from Chelan Valley Farms (the project’s lead sponsor) into the hopper. A brief demonstration ensued, and guests were allowed to handle the product (sand and aggregate) at the conclusion of the demonstration run. The operation ran smoothly, with a steady stream of traffic for the entire 4 hours. KOZI was on hand for a live broadcast, encouraging folks to bring their glass and purchase product.  And 14 buckets of product were sold to the public at $5 per bucket!
Julie's images....



See previous editions of the Appleseed.
The Hybrid/ZOOM meeting was opened and led by president Alice Meyer, with Thomas Everly as ZOOM host at the Pybus Event Center.  Alice ended the meeting by challenging the members to answer trivia questions about NBA history, following the historic championship win by the Milwaukee Bucs, and to drop cash into the polio cups if the answers were missed.


[All announcements are repeated in the Appleseed.]
Frank & Rick
Michelle & Veronica
Frank & P. Erickson
Dr. Joan Qazi teaches geography at WVC.  As the sustainability coordinator, she represents some of her students who are interested in glass recycling.
Rick Edwards is on the advisory board for Sustainable Wenatchee and is volunteering with Wenatchee Rescue Mission to install a glass crusher.
Veronica Arroyo-Perez is a former scholarship recipient, who graduated debt-free lrecently with a double degree in political science & Spanish.  
PDG Pete Erickson, District Foundation (TRF) chair, was in town from Moses Lake and took the opportunity to meet with secretary Frank for some district website updates and to prompt PP Pete Van Well to announce some polio donation statistics, that our district consistently gives more than $100K to the PolioPlus fund and that we now have reinstated our polio cups on the tables for polio fundraising.  PDG Pete reminded us that we must not neglect the TRF Annual Fund.
Russ Speidel allowed president  Alice to introduce our newest member, Judge Robert Jourdan.
NEXT WEEKHybrid meeting at Pybus with Community Outreach recipients, lead by committee chair Joe St. Jean. 
APPLESAUCE This long-awaited feature is now here, to add a little fun and levity to your newsletter.   Have you ever used Alexa or Siri for answers to important questions in your daily life?  Have you ever read a Dear Abby column?  Whatever your answers, you'll want to consider using "Dear Applesauce".  Starting next week, Dear Applesauce will be appearing weekly in the Appleseed, and will be Wenatchee Rotary's 'Alexa' and 'Dear Abby' combined.  "Dear Applesauce" can, and should be used for personal questions about current issues as well as questions about Wenatchee Rotary.  Give it a try!
AUCTION UPDATECo-Chair PP Mike Kintner announced that our "For the Kids" auction will be held on January 29, and the question remains:  "What will Pete do?"  No one seems to know.
BIKE RIDEJay Smith and wife Debbie are hosting a leisure bike ride July 29th at 5:30 PM, depart at 6 PM.  Meet at the WA State DOT Maintenance building behind the movie theater in Olds Station (2830 Euclid at Gunn Rd.).  Ride at 6 PM to Lincoln Rock (7 miles out) for refreshments, then riding back, (OR arrange for your own pickup there).  RSVP   to Jay (509-760-4734), or email Jay,
MORE FROM MICHELLEThe Migrant Camp Outreach drew 17 volunteers last week:  11 from our club, 3 from other Rotary clubs, and 3 from FUMC.  Michelle says thanks!
"We are going to be visiting the Migrant Farmworkers' Camp in Monitor on Monday, July 26. If you're interested in bringing food, toys, cleaning supplies, etc. to the camp, please meet at First United Methodist Church parking lot at 2:45 p.m. We'll load up the items, drive out to the camp to distribute them, and should be done by 4:30 p.m. or so.    If you're able to volunteer, please contact Michelle Shermer
Please don't worry if you can't make it for the entire time. This is an ongoing outreach program. We'll be visiting the camp every other week through October and will always need help!"   See photos from last week below.
Rotary District Training.    Visit the D5060 home page  site and view the "Upcoming Events" panel on the right side of the page.  Click the link to register for any event.
Click HERE and/or HERE for the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
Attendance  (Advise secretary if you were not counted).
July  22 (hybrid at Pybus)
  ZOOM Pybus Pybus  
1 Bossenbrock Albert McNair  
2 Foster Anderson Mendoza  
3 Gillum Barrett Michelsen GUESTS
4 Kalahar Bridges Myers, Don Julie McCoy
5 Leonard Clifton Myers, H   (speaker)
6 McCart Cooper Petro Joan Qazi
7 Meyer Corcoran Provo Rick Edwards
8 Mickey Everly Rasmussen Veronica Arroyo-Perez
9 Nelson Galbraith Reed  
10 Parlette Heminger Robertson  
11 Rounds Henkle Rose  
12 Sharp Jinneman Shermer  
13 Singhose Kintner Sparks  
14 St. Jean Kulaas Speidel  
15 Sturgeon McCants Stuller  
16     Winston  
Delivering supplies on July 15
Find out at Thursday's meeting, maybe.
  Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM.
   Meeting ID:92794079436
Final Centennial Event
September 25, Gala
Convention Center
Jul 29, 2021
Community Outreach Grant Recipient's
Aug 05, 2021
Washington State Apple Commission
Aug 12, 2021
Rotary Peace Fellowship
Aug 19, 2021
Auction Committee and Recipients
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