Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of May 10, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 45   
May is Rotary's "Youth Service" month.
--  CONTENTS  --
  • Thursday's Program
  • Rotary Ambassadors
  • Sponsor of the Week
  • Week in Review
  • Announcements
  • From the Head Table
  • Sponsors
  • Events calendar 
  • Polio Progress
  • Upcoming Speakers
NOTE MEETING CHANGES THIS WEEK.  We are NOT at the Red Lion, but at the Campus Theater in Wells Hall of Wenatchee Valley College.   See details below.
(See our homepage for other birthdays and anniversaries in May)
Thursday meeting details.  The mystery program is still being developed.  Lunch is catered soup/sandwich/drink/desert at $13 cash or check (Tips are appreciated).  To reserve a meal, reply before 2 PM Wednesday to the secretary by email or text phone (919-922-6261), or call.
And remember the Club 60 polio cups; we still hope to meet our goal.
The Wells Theater is the two story brick building immediately west of the Wells House. It is most easily accessed via Nelson St off 9th. 
Parking options:  Principal Kory has given permission to Park at WestSide High School on 9th St. after 11:30 AM. 
Wait for  "CAPTAIN PETE'S SHUTTLE & TOUR GUIDE SERVICE" (cost is any voluntary Club-60 donation) smiley  Otherwise it is a 6-minute walk.
Other options :
- Ninth St or 5th St street parking. 
- Nelson St ( limited spots available )
- the WVC lot closest to the theater at the end of Nelson St offers $2 parking passes. 
This might be a great day to carpool. Connect with a Rotary friend!
Next week - "Unmanned Aviation", with Jessi Mendoza.
Reply if unable to attend this week or next.
Greeters & Cashiers. Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.
Culp  Curcio Dahmen Jiminez 
411-B North Chelan Avenue
Wenatchee, (509) 662-5187
Owner, Jay Smith     Our mission - 
To be known as a company with integrity,
who gives back to the community, who cares
about their clients and associates, and are
recognized as experts in our field.
    WEEK IN REVIEW - 5/02/18 -     
We had no regular meeting, but rather met (as usual) Wednesday May 2 at the annual  All-Service-Club Luncheon in the Wenatchee Convention Center, as part of the 2018 99th annual Apple Blossom Festival.  Our own Bryan Campbell as Applarian president was one of the dignitaries at the podium, along with his lovely wife Lady Jody (we are proud of them).  The event this year was hosted by the Downtown Kiwanis Club (we hosted last year), who provided the M/C Tom Irvin and Pat Hughes for the invocation.  Tom recognized all service clubs present, and the crowd of about 400.
The National Anthem was beautifully performed by the Wenatchee High School Jazz Choir.
Andy Kottkamp, 2018 Festival Director, recognized all attending dignitaries,  especially the Grand Marshalls, Clyde and Ruth Ballard, who spoke briefly.  Clyde is best known for his 20-year dominant service in the state legislature, including 7 years as House Speaker or co-speaker.  But in 1967, he and Ruth started Ballard Ambulance, now operated by our own Scott Ballard.
The Leman Jackson Award went to Janice Lawell.  She has been a key part of the Festival since 1992, directing the royalty pageant 4 times.  The Apple Citizen Award recipient was Todd Fryhover, a man who has played a key role in helping to expand local apple production and exports; he served as president of the Washington Apple Commission in 2008, is currently president of the World Apple and Pear Association.
Festival Queen Gretta Wiersma spoke articulately of the pleasure and honor of serving with the royalty this year.
The guest speaker was well-known award-winning retired Seattle newscaster Dan Lewis, who worked as a local TV anchor for KOMO-ABC news for 27 years (total of 41 years in broadcasting).  Mr. Lewis was found to be a polished and entertaining speaker who devoted most of 30-minute remarks to fascinating anecdotes from his long career in broadcasting.  Some were funny, some informative, some poignant, especially when speaking of the sad death of his log-time teammate Kathy Goertzen.  Afterwards, he posed with Festival Royalty.  Listen here to AUDIO of his presentation.
Dan Lewis with the Royalty.
Respectfully submitted by the secretary.
There were no announcements.  Click here for previous Appleseeds with important announcements.
May 5 - District Event
2nd Annual Spring Roundup
May 17-19 - District Event
District Conference - Prosser, WA
June 23-27 - RI Event
RI Convention - Toronto
July 14 "Friend"raiser
Wine & Food Gala, Warm Springs Inn
"Wine Down by the Riverside"
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Boneventure, Montreal PQ
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" AUCTION
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
From the head table
Don Myers
member photo
On Wednesday we joined 350 others for the Apple Blossom All-Service-Club Luncheon. Wenatchee Rotary made a strong showing of 50+; oddly, we were omitted from the introductions by the Kiwanian emcee. Accident? Jealousy? Conspiracy? You decide...

The keynote was given by Dan Lewis, former newsman for KOMO TV in Seattle. After some entertaining stories about his life and career, he spoke at length about his relationship with team mate Kathi Goertzen. He gave a warm and moving chronicle of their long time partnership, and her courageous fight with brain cancer that ended her life in 2012. It was not your typical VIP message - quite possibly the best I've heard for a long time. 

Why? Because it wasn't about accomplishments or awards, but about friendship. Lives lived together, through thick and very thin. 

I know you've heard this theme from me many times; i was glad we heard it from another voice. It was a great reminder for me and many others about what really counts. 
End Polio Now/Club 60 - Approximate totals collected:
Goal this Rotary year = $4,000, or $12,000 with Gates Foundation 2-for-1 match (20,040 lives saved).  Donations by club members on April 19 = $53.19 thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $3401 or $10,203 with the Gates match, equating to 17,040 lives saved.  Reminder - these donations are collected from the table-cups each week except when off site.
           $3401 ($599 to go, or $75 per week)     
Donated by the public on World Polio Day = $2675.
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2017-18: 
     Don Myers
Pres. Elect: 
     Pete Van Well
     Frank Clifton
     Mike Kintner
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,
Pete Van Well (ex officio)
May 10, 2018
May 17, 2018
Unmanned Aviation
May 24, 2018
Sports Medicine
May 31, 2018
Youth Exchange
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