Volume LXXI(71) - # 40
April 07, 2022
April is Rotary's Maternal and Childcare Month
YWCA - How Rotary has helped
With Rachel Todd, Executive Director
Sponsored by Ken Robertson
ZOOM #98, Hybrid #47
Attend in-person at Pybus Market or ZOOM
   recurring ZOOM access -
   [Or dial 253-215-8782; enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#]
Throughout April, we will be hearing testimonies from recipients of our AUCTION proceeds, and how the funds will be used to change lives.  At the meeting, learn how the $128,000 will disbursed and why.
#1 - YWCA
We will be hearing about the fight against homelessness and racism in the Greater Wenatchee Valley, which is the main focus of their mission.....

Mission Statement  -  YWCA North Central Washington is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our local vision is to empower women, men, and children to break the cycle of economic insecurity and homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency through assistance, support and education.

Some History  -  The first YWCA was established in London, England in 1855. Originally a Christian organization dedicated to social justice, it focused on improving the lives of working women and housing nurses returning from the Crimean war. The United States developed its first chapter in 1858, and YWCA North Central Washington, orginally called “YWCA Wenatchee Valley” was incorporated in Washington State as a non-profit 501c3 on January 2nd, 1957.



The meeting was conducted at Pybus Market Events Center, and
was opened and led by club president Alice Meyer, 
who first led the club in our Pledge of Allegiance.
View ATTENDANCE HERE for this and recent meetings.  
See list of important dates below.
FRANK JORGENSEN.  please keep Frank and Ursula Jorgensen in your thoughts.  Frank is hospitalized from a couple of strokes.  Frank left the club in February 2021 after two excellent years. View his Classification Talk PowerPoint from Sept. 2019.
BIRTHDAYSPresident Alice honored all March birthdays, which are always listed on our website,
Those in attendance sang a familiar and appropriate tune. There were only two present at Pybus.  Alice would like to see more in-person attendance.
April 8-10 - Rotary Campout (See below)
May 4 - All-Service Club Luncheon (Steve Raible, speaker)
May 7 -  Grand Parade, Sunrise Rotary raffle "Road Apple Roulette"
May 12-15 - District Conference in Wenatchee
May 21 - Rotary Pig Roast at Rotary Park, 3 PM.  Contact Pete
June 10 - Rotary Party at Historic Wells House.  Contact Pete.
June 25 - Chelan Rotary Bike Rides
ROTARY GRANTS AVAILABLE    Your Wenatchee Rotary Community Outreach committee is excited to announce that they will be accepting spring grant applications starting April 1.  The committee members, Susan Albert, Eric Nelson, Ray Dobbs and Joe St. Jean, are pleased to help our local community as we have in the past.  The ideal projects for your committee to consider are those that provide a needed service or those that support a worthy cause.  
The Community Outreach updated grant application can be found under “Grants” on the header section of Wenatchee Rotary’s website starting April 1.  This year’s deadline for application will be April 30 with awards announced before the end of May.
WORLD'S BEST 2022.   Click the poster for info, to nominate and vote.
Vote for us as best non-profit, and Rotary Park as Best Park.  Every day.
CHELAN BIKE RIDE EVENTS.  June 25.  Choose from 4 great rides.  Click the link to register or get info. 
ROTARY CAMPOUT A group of Rotarians are planning a FUN camp-out at the Wenatchee River RV Park in Monitor April 8-10, Loop D.  Book your reservation at     All Rotarians are welcome! 
Not a camper?   Plan to join us for a potluck dinner on Saturday April 9, 4-7 PM.  The club will provide the main dish (hamburgers and brats), bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share.   SIGN UP HERE
UKRAINE REFUGEESMichelle Shermer shared a need brought by Russ Speidel, announcing a plan to assist a small family of refugees who recently arrived in the valley.  A committee is forming to find ways to help, meeting Tuesday night (April 5) at Grace Lutheran Church, 7 PM.  For more info, contact Russ Speidel.  or President Alice
See Wenatchee World story.  Former member Jon Volyn is committee co-chair.
RESCUE MISSION PROJECTMatthew Michelson announced a service project to assist the Wenatchee Rescue Mission, and passed around a sign- up sheet, anyone can also email Matthew to be added to our group of volunteers.  On April 23rd at 8:00AM we will be gathering to help support the Mission. We will be outside completing two projects:
  • removing grass,
  • laying stepping stones /gravel and 
  • planting trees.
Inside, we will be:
  • painting
  • removing old tile flooring for the waiting area.

If anyone would like to contribute but is unable to make it on Saturday April 23rd we are offering an ‘opt out’ option for members to donate $20. All proceeds will be donated directly to Wenatchee rescue mission.  Let's get our hands dirty and serve our community together.

If anyone has questions they can reach out to Matthew, Alice or Sean Cooper.  We raised $190 on Thursday and have a total of seven volunteers already! Thank you for helping us spread awareness, have a great weekend. 


WRF SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS.   The Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (WRF)  Board of Directors is seeking Rotary Club of Wenatchee members to serve on the Board of Directors, starting July 1, 2022. 
If interested. please e-mail or call Tom Ross (; (509) 630-5965) or Ken Robertson (; (804) 201-6839, by Friday, April 15, 2022.   [View WRF bylaws requirements ]
DISTRICT CONFERENCE.  May 13-15, Wenatchee Convention Center.  Everyone should attend at least a portion.  The options are
  • Full conference, including Friday "Home Hosting"
  • Thursday night Welcome Salmon Feed dinner
  • Saturday night banquet.
  • Various tours and activities (free)
PP Pete Van Well says, "Consider volunteering as a Home Host", where you will entertain a few Rotarians from other areas with a dinner at your home or other venue (such as Country Club).  Our club is coordinating this activity for all local clubs.  Contact Pete .
HAILEY VAN LITH.  President Alice encouraged everyone to watch the NCAA women's final-four game with our own local favorite girl-next-door Hailey Thursday night. Unfortunately, Louisville lost, but Hailey was a star throughout the tournament.  Read Wenatchee World story highlighting her amazing journey to date.  She is only a sophomore.
View photo archive.  Can we get her as a speaker?
BRAGS - PP Mike Kintner's second grandchild just arrived.  Calvin is doing great.
BONUS PHF POINTS.  Certain club members (Paul Harris Fellows) are offering PHF points as incentives to attend upcoming district events.  The Paul Harris Fellowship award requires 1000 points, from donations or gifts from others.  Each PHF point is earned by donating $1.00 to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).   These points can be given to others (their only purpose).  Here is how you can earn points toward your next PHF award. 
District event
Bonus PHF points
Attend the District Conference 5/12-15 (Wenatchee)
Attend RI Convention, Houston, 6/4-8
Notify the club secretary if you have accomplished any of the above.
City of East Wenatchee Strategic Plan
With Mayor Jerrilea Crawford
ZOOM video recording.   (available for a short time)

Mayor Crawford was introduced by P/E Jill Leonard.

Mayor Crawford gave a brief overview of the Strategic Plan, completed in late 2021.  In November 2021, the East Wenatchee City Council adopted the first Strategic Plan for the City of East Wenatchee. The purpose of the Strategic Plan is to provide the City with a guiding document, setting priorities for the next five years. Strategic planning is a method by which the City Council plans and prioritizes its goals in a transparent and accountable manner, which will enable the City to efficiently move the community forward. Decision making about government services considers the City's needs, while balancing available resources and utilizing best practices to deliver services and support for East Wenatchee’s long term success. This Strategic Plan informs the City Budget, as well as act as a roadmap to guide us from vision to reality. The City uses this Plan to align our limited resources with prioritized initiatives, which connect to a broader vision for our community’s future.  City of East Wenatchee Draft Strategic Plan ( .  It is based on these values:

  • Mission - The Mission of the City of East Wenatchee is to maintain trust and provide efficient and quality service to all who live, work, and play in the City.
  • Vision - A diverse, well-planned, safe, and thriving city with a strong sense of community that provides equal opportunity for all

A major revelation of the focus groups was that most citizens like the small town atmosphere, so that view was included, i.e. a strong sense of community.  The mayor discussed the goals of the plan.  Major goal areas of the study were to develop strategies for:

  • Managing Growth
  • Housing Affordability
  • Vibrant Community and Economy
  • Outreach
  • Community Health and Safety
  • Effective and Efficient Government
Jerrilea Crawford has served as Mayor of East Wenatchee since January 2020.  Previously she was on the City Council and has represented the City on the East Wenatchee Events Board and RiverCom 911.  As Mayor she continues to serve on the RiverCom board as well as the Chelan Douglas Transportation Council, Chelan Douglas Health District, Public Facilities District, and the Chelan Douglas Homeless Task Force.  Jerrilea worked for the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce as Deputy Director prior to becoming mayor and facilitated the Chamber’s Community Leadership program since its inception in 2001. Jerrilea was born in Wenatchee and raised in Ellensburg and Spokane.  Her and husband, Chris, have 3 kids and enjoy camping and traveling.
Dear AppleSauce:    When they say a specific dog food has a “new and improved flavor,” who tests it? Since you claim to know everything, perhaps it’s you?
-- Best Friend to Fido
Dear BFF,   Inflation may be at an all-time high, but please refrain from coveting poor Fido’s dinner. As to your question, Dear Applesauce prefers a liquid diet, as regular readers will have no doubt garnered. If memory serves, Horace Sampson of the Paducah, KY club is the only Rotarian with the classification Dog Food Taster.
Dear Applesauce,  Why do we call it “life insurance”?
                                 ---  Poor Choice Charlie
Dear Charlie,  Dear Applesauce has often pondered this exact same thing. People basically are betting large corporations that they will die before a well-paid actuary thinks they will. Good luck with that!
Have a question?   Click HERE .  Watch for your answer in a future Appleseed.
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM, with exceptions
   Meeting ID:92794079436
April 8-10 - Rotary Campout
May 4 - All-Service Club Luncheon (Steve Raible, speaker)
May 7 -  Grand Parade, Sunrise Rotary raffle "Road Apple Roulette"
May 12-15 - District Conference in Wenatchee
May 21 - Rotary Pig Roast at Rotary Park, 3 PM.  Contact Pete
June 10 - Rotary Party at Historic Wells House.  Contact Pete.
June 25 - Chelan Rotary Bike Rides
Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.
Wish to propose a new member?  Download the form HERE.
Apr 07, 2022
Wenatchee YWCA
Apr 14, 2022
Classification Talk
Apr 21, 2022
Apple Blossom 2022
Apr 28, 2022
North Central Education Service District
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