Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of August 30, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 09   
    August is Membership/Extension Month    

Principal Kalahar and the entire staff of WestSide invite you all to the first annual back-to-school bash on Tuesday, August 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  This is a fun event for the entire family and the entire community including our WestSide students, families, staff members and community members. Please bring everyone you can. We will have fun activities for the entire family including: free backpacks filled with school supplies free haircuts for the entire family free food including a taco bar and hamburgers and hotdogs, A 'DJ', a basketball tournament, hair coloring, face painting, gift card giveaways, Jason the magician, free t-shirts, L-bow the clown and much more.   Please join us for dinner and a whole lot more. Please call the school for more information 663-7947.
District conference early-bird discount ends August 31!  Join DG Sherry and a few hundred other Rotarians in Kamloops, BC, May 2-5, 2019.

     THIS WEEK -  Upper Valley MEND/Community Harvest     
with Chelsea Evans - Community Harvest Gleaning Coordinator   Sponsored by Britt Dudek
Upper Valley "MEND" stands for Meeting Each Need with Dignity. We are an independent human service organization dedicated to meeting the basic health, housing and hunger needs of residents and transients in the Upper Wenatchee Valley. Our goal is to meet these basic needs in a way that respects the integrity and dignity of each person. 
Our speakers are Chelsea Evans, (L) and Pam Nelle, Development Mgr.
Upper Valley MEND started as a food bank in 1983 and has since grown to meet additional community needs such as housing, healthcare and emergency services. Our service area matches the service area of the Cascade School District, from Stevens Pass down to the towns of Peshastin and Dryden, and from Blewett Pass to the community of Plain. The town of Leavenworth, a Bavarian-themed town on the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains is the hub for all of our services. Between all of its programs, Upper Valley MEND serves about one fifth of the 10,000 residents living within our service area.
Community Harvest envisions a healthy community with access to fresh, locally grown foods for every community member. We work towards this vision by mobilizing volunteers to harvest excess and unmarketable produce from local farms, orchards, and backyards.  This produce is then distributed to existing emergency food providers in Chelan and Douglas counties. 
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always invited to greet if so inclined.
Schedule changes are made for new members.
Gil Tom Arnold Lorien Clemens Kory
Future Weeks Ahead  
1. Sparks Arnold Clemens Mendoza
2. Monnette Murray H. Myers Nakata
3. E. Nelson P. Nelson Noah
4. Olson      Pankey Parlette Parks
Put the power of personal attention
to work for you.
111 S. Mission St
MENU -    Beef burgundy, Mashed potatoes, Carrots and broccoli, Green Salad w/assorted toppings & dressings; Coffee Service, Chefs choice dessert.   
Next week - Classification Talks (Brink, Everly)
See other important future program details below.

    WEEK IN REVIEW, 8/23/18 -  Wenatchee Symphony      
with  Teri Snyder, Larry McCracken and others -
“A great town deserves great art,” said Rotarian Tom McNair to introduce our guests, Larry McCracken and Teri Snyder of the Wenatchee Valley Symphony. Established in 1947, the symphony is part of what make Wenatchee a great town, McNair said.
The symphony first began with less than 20 musicians performing free concerts in the Liberty Theater led by the high school music teacher George Bower, said McCracken, the symphony’s board president. The group gathered in the first location of the Wenatchee junior college in the Ellison Junior high building only eight years after the founding of the college.
In the 1970’s, the symphony blossomed into a full symphony with the help of three professional artists hired by the college, a board of directors and community sponsors.  After gaining non-profit status, the symphony continued to grow. Now, the symphony is led by former Central Washington University conductor Dr. Nikolas Caoile.
However, the Wenatchee Valley Symphony does more than just perform four concerts a year, explained Executive Director Teri Synder who also plays French horn for the group.
“We don’t consider ourselves a four concert a year symphony – we’re trying to reach out a little more into the community,” she said. To do so, they host a young musician competition, perform guest ensembles in schools, coordinate student ensembles, and even have developed an “instrument zoo” where students get to see, touch and play various instruments. They also play live during the community’s Independence Day celebration, host a “sweetheart soiree” during Valentine’s Day and spotlight other community non-profit organizations during their performances.
They are trying to grow their participation in "Orchestras Feeding America", a national food drive where audience members bring non-perishable items to donate before shows.
After the presentation, Rotarians were treated to three songs by flutist Suzanne Carr and clarinet player Glenn Carr. Several Rotarians also won vouchers for upcoming concerts.
This year, the symphony is asking the community to help them with their “Crescendo” Campaign to help develop their programs. According to a new brochure that Rotarians were the first to receive, ticket sales only cover about a fourth of their expenses each season.
Now, with a $35 individual or $50 family donation, you become a member-supporter of the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Association. Go to for more information.
Tickets are also on sale for the upcoming season that starts on October 6 with the “Innocence and Experience” show which will feature Mozart, Mendelssohn, Verdi and Strauss. Tickets are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center.
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.
  • Visiting Rotarian Penny Carpenter Leavenworth president, invited members to participate in their annual Road Rally on Sept. 22 at Cascade High School.  See FLYERRegister here.
  • Allan Galbraith delivered the charge for new members, Lorien Clemens and Tom Arnold, owners of an international pet registry company. Tom McNair played the bugle as members roared “charge!” for them to become not just members but active Rotarians.  Listen to the AUDIO.  
  • Chloe Crasson, our exchange student from Belgium, attended her first meeting after traveling safely to Wenatchee with the help of two PUD heroes who drove her here after the flight from Seattle was cancelled.  Photo below.
  • Register by August 31 for the District Conference in Kamloops, BC, to receive the early bird fee of $275.
  • Apple Seed Contest Winner Tom McNair receives 100 Paul Harris points
  • The September 13 meeting will be off site at Pybus Market with University of Washington Dr. Geof Jones speaking about rural medicine. Lunch is $10.
  • Bring new socks and undergarments for the Wenatchee Women’s Resource Center to deliver back-to-school items for local families.
  • Bring $100 pledges to see Jay fully clothed at the auction this year.
  • The Legacy Program is Sept. 27, where we will honor past retired Rotarians with history and memories from previous decades. Current members are encouraged to plan to buy a guest lunch.
  • Dues are now quarterly, payable online.

Rotary Park Activities this week...  
These dedicated Rotarians worked hard on Saturday placing ground cloth around the new parking lot.
Photos by Joel Lhamon.  See photo of the week.

A new FUN feature to encourage Appleseed readership.
  1. Each week expect a new set of (trivia) questions/prizes.  Prizes improve with time.
  2. See previous Appleseed for other rules
For August 30.   Questions & prizes will change weekly.
   SUBMIT ANSWER HERE     before Deadline -  Midnight Tuesday.
          (Note - you may need to refer to homepage Appleseed archives or "About us")
QUESTIONS - Choose one
PRIZES - choose prize with answer
Our program/speaker 01/12/17? Free brags for September 2018
PP Don's word of the week 10/12/17? Be greeter for entire year, or not
The first Rotary convention*, when, where? Be Sponsor of the Month
Our club president 1999-2000? Sit at head table for September **
Your personal* Rotary ID#? Learn to manage our Clubrunner site   frown
GOOD LUCK (and have fun)!  *clue - see "Rotary Facts" last week or below.   
                                         ** except Legacy; or choose October.

District Events
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Bonaventure, 
Montreal PQ
September 27
Wenatchee Rotary Legacy Event
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
Rotary Firsts-   The first:
....Rotary club meeting was in Chicago, 23 Feb. 1905
....regular lunch meetings were in Oakland, CA, chartered 1909
....Rotary national convention, Chicago, Aug. 1910
....Rotary club outside the USA was Winnipeg, Manitoba, formed Nov. 1910
       (many more first are listed in ABCs of Rotary, page 2)
Searching for your Rotary ID#?  It is found on the home page under the Members tab on the home page......  Or click here.
This dedicated group of Rotarians worked hard on Saturday at Rotary Park.

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 23 = $29.79 thus bringing our total $366 or $1100 with the Gates match.  This equates to 1837 lives saved. Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Aug 30, 2018
Community Harvest
Sep 06, 2018
Classification Talks
Sep 13, 2018
Rural Medicine
Sep 20, 2018
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Russell Hampton
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921