Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion
            Meeting of December 06, 2018                
  Volume LXVIII - No 23  
  December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month  
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always welcome to greet.
Schedule changes are made for new members.
  Ashley Terry Leonard Jay
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
12-13 C. Smith Speidel Sparks Sparks
12-20 Spurlock St. jean Stach Stipe
12-27 Stuller Thornock Truswell Volyn
Rotarians may use coupon code
PETHUBLUV to get 20% off pet ids
Menu and meeting room :  Rosemary Glazed Pork, Mashed Potatoes, Almond Green Beans, Green Salad w/assorted Toppings & Dressings, choice Dessert, Coffee Service; in Grizzly Lounge.
(In the Grizzly Lounge)
Auction! Auction! Auction! 
We need the Rotary members and the community to help make the 2019 auction a success.  The committee has set a goal of $125,000 net to help build communities in the Wenatchee Valley!    Ever wonder what the money raised will be used for? This is a short list of how we will use the proceeds from the Auction 2019.
  • Lincoln Park BMX Track and 2nd Picnic Shelter
  • Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (Scholarship Fund) 
  • Rotary Park 
  • Interact Club Service Project
  • Community Service Committee Grants; past projects include Library, Westside HS, Pybus Foundation, and Chelan County K9 unit
As you can see we do many projects impacting a variety of interests; funds stay in our community.
I encourage you to get involved.   
Here is just one of many Rotary Auction Success stories :
Joe St Jean presented earlier this June on some of the previous students who have been awarded the Rotary Scholarship. Our Rotary Club awards students over $20,000 to students every year. Part of the proceeds from this year's auction will be going towards our scholarship fund to continue awarding scholarships to deserving students in the coming years. With your help and support for the auction these and many more students will be able to receive a higher education with less student loan debt.  
Veronica Garnica - WSU - CLASS OF 2020; BUSINESS DEGREE 
Ask Jay Smith and myself how you can help!  Gather friends and plan to attend the auction on January 26, 2019.   Register or purchase tickets here.
Jill Leonard,  Auction Co-chair


WHO  : All members and children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews   

WHAT :  Santa and Mrs Santa will entertain and give presents (please bring a gift for your young guest  in $15 -$20 range)

Eastmont Choir will be singing for us.  The music will be thrilling!

Kid-appropriate games and food provided.

Please RSVP the number of children you will be bringing.  Clipboards for RSVP will be at the Nov 29th and Dec 6th meetings or email

We will also take a collection for our annual donation to the Salvation Army.  So, bring check books!

8    WRC Gala Auction            
13   Annual Christmas Program
20   Annual meeting/Elections  
21 - Fellowship at the PAC        
(Old Time Radio Show)
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
  • WV Humane Society
    WEEK IN REVIEW, Nov. 29 - Chloe   
Chloe Crasson, our Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student this year from Belgium, gave a presentation about her home country, family, and interests, and future plans.  She used an excellent, polished and colorful PowerPoint to illustrate her information with lots of interesting history, politics, maps and photos.   View Chloe's PowerPoint here.
Belgium has 3 prominent languages, German, French, Dutch.  Chloe was educated in German, but speaks 3 languages.  Her hometown is Deiffelt, population 113.  She ended her talk with a hilarious YouTube video called Belgium for Dummies  (click to watch).
She was introduced by RYE chair, Andy Petro.   Listen to Chloe's presentation  
In the photo, Chloe inspects the PolioPlus certificate received from President Pete with her friend Alina, RYE student from Finland by way of Confluence Rotary.  Two other RYE students were at the head table, Joseph (France, Sunrise Club), and Julia (Germany, AFS).
After her talk, she had rush back to WHS to make the bus for the girls' basketball team, for which she is the manager!
Did you know Chloe has a wish list?  See it below and at our meeting, and make her wishes reality.

Notice to Appleseed readers.  This section in future editions will be reduced in scope to save time and space.  Since audio is being provided, program details are available by listening or watching the PowerPoint.  Any member preferring a detailed written summary, may volunteer to be a weekly reporter.  This approach was suggested by the Board of Directors in discussion on Nov. 15. 

President Pete presided, recognized guests, and introduced Andy Petro, who introduced our speaker, Chloe Crasson.
Garry Sparks announced the AppleCup Tailgate Party Cougar-Husky pool winners, which included Britt Dudek.
He then recognized Janice Lawell, treasurer of Wenatchee Central Lions who announced funds raised of $1600 split between the two clubs; she presented a check for $800 and encouraged us to join the committee next year.  Fines of $1 were levied for those not in attendance!
Heidi Myers announced details of the annual Christmas Party, and handed out flyers and sign-up sheets.  Bring gifts and check books for Salvation Army donations.  See story above.
Doug Button promoted the AUCTION, emphasizing the need for table sponsors and procurement items.  This will be the focus for next week.  This event is rapidly approaching!
Sue Rose announced plans for another "Old Time Radio Show" fellowship event at the PAC Dec. 21.
Laurel Turner announced the annual WRC Winter Gala/Auction Sat. Dec. 8 at Pybus, honoring Sue Baker as woman of the year (just retired from CASA).
Dick Reed appealed for volunteer bell ringers Saturday.
Pete announced the winner of the Appleseed competition to be Lorien Clemens, who claimed the prize of "Appleseed Sponsor of the Month."
Pete's good news was the celebration of Sept-Oct-Nov birthdays; all celebrants received a cookie and a fine.  Further, all those not having their birthday listed on our website were fined.
Tom Arnold won the raffle drawing again, and donated all to Club 60.
Our scrolling PowerPoint displayed the photo of GrandPa Gil Sparks' beautiful new first grand daughter, Juniper Anne.  Gil has already been fined for this brag.
ELECTIONS.  Candidates have been selected for the club elections at our "Annual Meeting" December 20.
Each has agreed to serve.
President for year 2021-22 :  Alice Meyer, Susan Albert
Three Board members for 3-year term beginning June 30:
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora, Michelle Shermer, Dan Maher, Jim Brink, Brett Riley 
Notes:  1)  Candidates for president must have served on the board within past 10 years.
2)  Dante and Michelle have been serving on the board this year filling vacancies.
SPEAKERS.   Are you thinking of sponsoring a speaker?  Guidelines are posted on our website under the main menu.  Or click here.

1.  All correct submissions are eligible to win if received before next meeting.
2.  Winner will be drawn from the "hat" at the meeting (you need not be first).
3.  Prior winners may not pick the same question or prize.
See previous Appleseed for other rules (board members now eligible).
Week 12, December 6.     SUBMIT ANSWER HERE     (before next regular meeting)
QUESTIONS - Choose one
PRIZES - choose any prize, send w/answer
Name Chloe's home town Sit at head table for one month
     What is its population? Be greeter for entire year, or not
Date of Belgium Independence? 100 PHF points
Belgium's National Day? 10 free raffle tickets
Name the King of Belgium Be Sponsor of the Month *
Name the Capital of Belgium Free brags for one month (choose 1)
Languages spoken in Belgium?  
Belgium city famous for diamond cutting  
Name Gil Sparks' new grand daughter * Must become a site sponsor at $200/year
GOOD LUCK (and have fun)!  

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 Nov. 29 = $48.23 bringing our total to $1211 or $3633 with the Gates match.  This equates to 6067 lives saved. Collections at KPQ were $1133.  Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Dec 06, 2018
Rotary Auction January 26, 2019
Dec 13, 2018
Christmas Party
Dec 20, 2018
Annual meeting, elections
Dec 27, 2018
Peace Corps/Rotaract
View entire list

Tech Support Want-ads
For members willing to learn or assist in web site maintenance, Appleseed production, or meeting projection services, the secretary will gladly accept help or relinquish control of these functions.   smiley
1. Be contact person for inquiries
2. Photo Carousel
3. Rotary Park page
4. Membership changes, etc.
5. Appleseed production
6. Projection at meetings
7. Website maintenance
8. Trivia quiz
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
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