Wenatchee Rotary  -  Meeting via ZOOM temporarily  
Recurring ZOOM access -
[More details below]
July 30, 2020  - 6 PM
Volume LXX - No 05
July is the first month of the Rotary Year
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
ZOOM Makeup at D5060 clubs  
  • 10 THINGS ABOUT ....      
  • CENTENNIAL ....#61
  • SPONSOR OF THE WEEK         
* No goal has been set for 2020-21
Another sad loss for our club.  Long-time member Jim Wade passed away July 12.
Obituary link here. Or read it the World of 7/15/20.  View our pictorial list of recently-deceased members HERE.
During the pandemic, our regular meetings continue online (virtual) using ZOOM technology.  Currently, all meetings are at 6 PM each Thursday.  To participate CLICK HERE.   Any Rotarian or friend of Rotary may attend.  "Waiting Room" enabled.
If no digital access, call in by phone :  Dial 669-900-6833; when asked, enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#, then #.
To find/join other clubs' virtual meetings, CLICK HERE ;  for security purposes, ClubRunner login is required to access the list.
DONATE TO OUR CAUSES HERE. Then follow instructions. 
     Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 local health news.    
    WEEK IN REVIEW -  July 23 (ZOOM #18)      
   Part 1 - Program: BETA HATCH w/Aimee Rudolph
ZOOM video recording shortened due to proprietary restrictions.
Click here - [password  #4july23Betahatch ]
Get audio only HERE.   Previous APPLESEED.
Our speaker was introduced with a flair by Lorien Clemens, informing us that Aimee Rudolph, VP of Business Development, would be speaking for founder and CEO Virginia Emery of Beta Hatch.
Below are some statements copied from the Beta Hatch website which reflect the key points, plus an info-graphic showing the business model.
"Whole dried mealworms make a nutritious treat for backyard chickens and are a sustainable source of protein in formulated diets for farmed fish, swine and poultry and pets. Our mealworms are 59% protein, and 24% fat.
Our proprietary technology and breeding program allow us to grow more, and more nutritious insects, using less space, feed, and time.   Our genetic selection program breeds better bugs. Selectively bred insects and novel diet blends mean we can customize the nutritional profiles of our products to meet specific industry and animal feed demands.
Our mealworms feed on organic byproducts or ‘waste’, require minimal water (0.0006 L/kg), and grow at 5000x the acre yield of soy. Unlike fishmeal, our products contain no heavy metals or contaminants, because we control every step of the process.
A Scalable, Hub & Spoke Model: Our selective breeding program takes place at our hatchery in Seattle, WA. Eggs produced at the hatchery are then reared at grower-owned and operated insect ranches.
Fertilizer.  Frass (insect manure) is an excellent natural fertilizer for plants. This 3-2-2 fertilizer contains a balanced mix of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium to help both indoor and outdoor plants grow. Produced in climate-controlled, indoor grow-rooms, our organic frass is pest-free, making it ideal for indoor, organic growing.  Our frass is certified organic by USDA and are OMRI listed."
Interested investors should contact Virginia Emery, CEO, at   



See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
  • President Kory Kalahar opened the ZOOM meeting to about 25 members and a few guests with Tom Everly as ZOOM host.  As usual, Raz provided a flag for the pledge.
  • Meeting schedule.  Watch for the survey to express your preference for our ZOOM meeting schedule.    The choices are 1) continue as is; 2) revert back to noon;  3) a mix of both.
  • Sponsorship.   Currently we are only displaying auction sponsors.  Since Carmen was an auction sponsor, she is sponsor of the week.  Other recent website/Appleseed sponsors will be getting an invoice soon.  Anyone else interested should contact Allan. 
  • Polio Fund.   PPPPPete suggests we continue our Polio-Plus donations.  Our goal is again $7500.  The two best ways to give are:  1) mail a check to Allan at our P.O. Box;  2) By credit card at RI donation page HERE.  There you may choose a fund, and sign in on the same page so that you and the club get credit.
  • Challenge Scholarship Program.  Kory repeated this appeal to support Wenatchee Sunrise RC with their annual 'virtual' run/race to raise scholarship funds for at-risk kids on July 16.  Details and registration HERE.  See appeal from club president Earl Crowe below.  They need participants.  Several WestSide students have benefited from this in the past.
  • WOULD YOU RATHER?  A new club tradition, expressing member preferences on a current issue.  This week we voted for 2 preferred weather conditions. 
  • Ten things about Phil Rasmussen (Raz).  See story below of this new tradition.   Next week -  Laurel Turner!
  • Next week's program.  HANWASH with Carin Smith.
  • Stupid Stuff Kory has done.  A new (and wildly popular) tradition for closing the meeting.  See latest fiasco below.
Challenge Scholarship Program - Message from Earl Crowe

"We believe that volunteering and providing humanitarian services is the best way to build goodwill and peace locally and globally. Registration fees help support our Challenge Scholarship Program, focusing on at-risk high school students. Our club, while working with school counselors, identify 10th grade students that are at risk of not graduation high school. After the selection process, up to 8 students are paired with mentors (club members) for a two-year period. During the two-year period, club members help keep the students on track to graduate, with the possibility of 2 students being awarded a $10,000 scholarship each to the college or trade school of their choice. 

The Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club helps fund a number of local projects such as Rotary Park, and the Second Harvest Food Truck. Our club is also involved with hunger & disaster relief, Polio eradication, international student exchange programs, and numerous community projects."  Earl Crowe, President, Wenatchee Sunrise RC

The meeting of July 23 was arranged and hosted by Tom Everly on ZOOM.
Attendance:  Kory,  Judy, Eric, Rich, Carin, Raz, Linda, Rich P.,  Ford, Gil, Russ,  Bill Monnette, Joe, Linda, Rachel, Lorien & Tom  (+Sagan), Loren, Tom Everly, Tom Ross, Jessica, Allan, Ken, Jim Brink, Jim Corcoran, Britt, Chuck J., Mark K., Laurel,  Frank C.
Speaker:    Aimee Rudolph ( for Virginia Emery)
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)
 STUPID STUFF - Kory's third story of stupid behavior.  As a kid, he hated being made to wear "Toughskins" jeans and in doing something stupid, missed his opportunity to get something better (Seattle Blues).
Ten things we didn't know about Phil Rasmussen (Raz)

(just the highlights)

1. Only child, born 1944 in Maquoketa, Iowa; Danish ancestors.

2. On a family trip to Disneyland the year it opened, he got a photo with Walt Disney.

3. Dad was a partner with his father and brother in a GM dealership founded by his father in 1917.  Growing up, Raz filled many roles - cleaning and inventorying parts bins, washed the used cars, grease monkey and in the body shop.  First car was a 1938 Chevy basket case.

4.  Attended the original UW …that is the University of Wisconsin.  Graduated in 1968 in mechanical Engineering.

5.  He worked 2 summers during college for Clinton Engines Corporation (famous for lawnmower engines) then became Alcoa’s first summer engineering hire in Davenport, IA, an aerospace plant.  On graduation, became full time there in engineering production machinery for mainly Boeing products.  

6.  He married Lovelyn (known since first grade) in 1967.  They  just passed their 53rd year of marriage.

7.  The last 2/3 of his Alcoa career involved maintenance management, engineering division management, and power management in Newburgh, IN, dedicated to the beverage container industry, then became plant manager of Alcoa smelters in Massena, NY for two years, and then Wenatchee for three.  He retired from Alcoa in 2003 after 36 years. 

9.  He and Lovelyn had two kids…a daughter Linde and a son Dana who were raised for the most part in southern Indiana.   Linde, is now an interior designer who lives in Scottsdale with her husband Josh, a website designer. Dana and daughter in law Jasmine live in Alexandria, VA.   Dana is supervisor with the USDA surplus food programs and Jasmine a music teacher.  Their family includes our two grandsons, Colin and Evan now 12 and 9.

10. They have enjoyed traveling, especially in Europe (several Viking river and ocean cruises and road trips in Germany, Denmark and the UK.  He has built a couple of boats in his shop., and has a couple of collectible German sports car in the fleet.   

 July 30  -  HANWASH      
With our own Carin Smith, International Service Chair
Curious to find out what has been happening with our Haiti Hanwash Project? Sherry Chamberlain and Carin Smith will briefly review the project then give details about what is currently happening with the engineering study, Hanwash organizational growth, and our plans for writing a global grant application this fall. Don’t miss it!
 August 06 -   POLICE CHIEFS      
With Rick Johnson (E. Wenatchee),
      and Steve Crown (Wenatchee)

Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored our 2020 auction.



We appreciate all of our sponsoring
For complete details, see our web site.
Currently only new and 2020 Auction
sponsors are listed
  • Confluence Health
  • Cascade Auto Center
  • Alpine Aire H&C
  • CVCH 
  • JP Portrait Studio
  • Washington Trust Bank
  • Carmen Bossenbrock
   Presenting Sponsor
   Silent Auction
   Heads & Tails
   Photo Booth
   Photo Booth
   Balloon Pop
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Friday January 15, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1981 - 1982
CC "Skip" Mussen
Skip & wife Kay attended the RI convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
View our list of ALL past presidents HERE.
View our list of deceased members HERE.
Watch the 75th anniversary video HERE.
Join Kory Kalahar on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the Gala to be held Friday January 15, 2021.
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:00 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
   Future meetings TBA
   Friday January 15, 2021
   5-9 PM
   Centennial Gala

   May 13 - 16, 2021
   District Conference,
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2020-21:
      Kory Kalahar
Pres. Elect: 
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Nominee:
     Jill Leonard
Pres. Designate:    TBD
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Jim Brink
Marilee Rounds
Thomas Everly
Trisha Johnson
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 is also a member of WRF.
President, Jay Smith;
VP, Tom Ross
Treasurer, Tyler Mickey;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Committee Chairs :
   Scholarship - Joe St. Jean;
  Fundraising - Susan Albert;
   Events - Jill Leonard.
Board Members: 
  Mark Kulaas,  Shannon Sims
Pres. Elect (ex officio)

TRF Chair: Dan Rodgers
Jul 23, 2020
Jul 30, 2020
Aug 06, 2020
Today's Police Department
Aug 13, 2020
19th Amendment
View entire list
First ever virtual convention, 
Russell Hampton
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