Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
               Meeting of March 07,  2019                
                    Volume LXVIII - No 35                  
    March is Rotary Clean Water/Sanitation Month    
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always welcome to greet.
If unable to attend, please greet at your next meeting.
  Dorry Allan Dave Bradi
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
3/14 Gillum G-Zamora Hazen Heminger
3/21 Henkle Hoyt Jiminez Jinneman
3/28 M. Johnson Kalahar Kintner Kulaas
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Menu and meeting roomColumbia River Room.   Meat Loaf, whipped potatoes & gravy, Chef's choice seasoned vegetables, tossed greens w/dressings and condiments, rolls w/butter; Chefs choice dessert, & Coffee Service.
with  Major Ralph Jiminez ,  Salvation Army
Major Ralph Jiminez is the director of the local Salvation Army team in Wenatchee. 
He joined the club April 21, 2018, but he has been a Rotarian since September 1995.  He was proposed by Dick Reed, but Salvation Army commander is a legacy position in our club.
As is usual for Classification talks, he will tell us about his vocation, as well as his family and background.  All new or recent members are asked to give such a presentation, and many members say these are their favorite programs.
We will also be entertained by cast members from the Wenatchee High School spring musical, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown".  Photos below.

          WEEK IN REVIEW - February 28         
Sponsored by Marcia Henkle
Pete is director of the Skills Center which is part of the Wenatchee School District.  He gave an informative overview of it operations and purpose.  He led with a short video produced by the Digital Media Arts Department.  The Center has been working to increase the opportunities for students to transition from project-based instruction and training to industry based problem solving. Project work is still a foundational training method utilized to help students successfully master the core competencies of the curriculum and this mode of instruction will allow students to successfully earn industry certification and college articulation credit.   Listen to AUDIO . 
Some facts....
  • An extension of your local high school located at an off-campus training site.
  • An opportunity for high school aged students to receive highly technical job training.
  • An opportunity to get a jump-start on a post secondary education, apprenticeships, technical and two/four year colleges or universities.
  • Preparation for immediate entry-level employment.
  • Staffed by outstanding instructors from industry with many years of experience in their fields.
  • The College Connection - We work closely with Wenatchee Valley College to provide advanced placement and credits for high school students. Currently many programs are connected to post secondary training.
  • Classes are held at 327 East Penny Road, Bldg A, morning or evening (allowing students to attend regular classes at their school in the alternate periods)
Pete also brought with him two students, Karinna and Tyler who gave their personal stories about their experiences at the center.  Listen to AUDIO

President Pete opened the meeting of the "Eunice Kennedy Shriver" of Rotary clubs, and thanked those who assisted with Special Olympics events recently, as noted in last week's Appleseed.   Also see the website  Special Olympics of Washington (SOWA).  For more info and history of Special Olympics see the Appleseed of March 01, 2018 (week in review).  See Good News below.
After welcoming several guests, Pete made or allowed the announcements below, some of which are repeated from prior weeks.
Chaplain's Report. The report included those mentioned previously with some additions.   Jerry Copp is now in home-hospice but able to receive friends.  Gil Sparks spoke with great concern again about Karen Russell, recently diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and some nodules in her lungs.  She is being treated at the Seattle Cancer Care Clinic.  She appreciates contacts from friends and also our prayers.  Jim indicated Karen enjoys and very much appreciates getting cards and notes from folks. Their current mailing address is 12829 Sun Break Way, Redmond, WA 98053.  
You can keep in touch and read her journal via Caring Bridge website.   Jane Reichert reports that honorary member and former club secretary Carol Norton has had a major stroke. She is on third floor CWH, and apparently not in the ICU.
Carmen Bossenbrock is recovering at home and hopes to attend a meeting soon.  Penny Carpenter is now recovering at home.
On March 28, District Governor Sherry Chamberlain will be with us for a special presentation.   Pete again promoted the recently-announced district leadership training RLI Wenatchee in April, Rotary's excellent 2-day leadership training program.  Cost is $170, including meals.  There is also the TRF meeting on on the new date of March 26 with PDG Pete Erickson.
Ford Barrett requested ideas for a big visible project to give the club some community visibility (e.g. during Apple Blossom).  This is one of the 3 major thrusts of the current membership drive.
Tom Everly again promoted the upcoming Camp Fire fund-raising auction March 6 supporting after-school programs and Camp Zanika.   Tom is also seeking new board members.
Michelle Shermer was in DC this week promoting the ONE Campaign. 
Her photo with Garry Arseneault and Rotary Scholar Veronica was displayed.  Later, Garry sent a photo posing with Senator Cantwell.  
BRAGS, CONFESSIONS & FINES - Pete recognized all those having birthdays since November and fined all $1.  Moon pies were presented to all, to ease the pain.
  • Guest Rachel Evey has applied for membership and is approved by the board.
  • Pete is searching for info on past member Bob Scea (1963-2016, deceased), as RI wants to honor him for his substantial donations to TRF.
  • There are a few openings left for Pete's Pool Party in July at $40 pp.  Contact Jill or Jay
  • Polio cups on the tables.  
  • Special board meeting Thursday 4 PM in Cadman Room.
  • District news added late - If you wish to advertise in the next District Directory, contact Secretary Frank.
  • Pete's Good News:  Pete announced the opening of the Special Olympics here this weekend, and gave some history of Special Olympics, originally started by Eunice Shriver , plus some details about SOWA events here this weekend, even the Olympic flame at TTC.  The S/O  motto:    "Let me win, but if I do not win, let me brave in the attempt."  See story in Wenatchee World.
March 26, 6-7PM (new date)
TRF meeting, LINK board room
w/PDG Pete Erickson
March 28
DG Sherry Chamberlain visit
April 13, 14
May 2-5, 2019
May 5-12
RYE District bus trip
May 23-26
June 1-5
RI Convention - Hamburg
January 16, 2021
Centennial Gala
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

Our seventh club president :      
Claude Stewart    Many youth projects, e.g. Crippled Children's fund & Boy Scouts
To see his full story  ...   READ MORE
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 big celebration gala at the Wenatchee Convention Center. 

SPEAKERS.   Are you thinking of sponsoring a speaker?  Guidelines are posted on our website under the main menu.  Or click here.

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 Feb.  28 = $99.14 bringing our total to $1641 or $4923 with the Gates match.  This equates to 8221 lives potentially saved. Collections at KPQ were $1133.  Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2018-19:
     Pete Van Well
Pres. Elect: 
     Mike Kintner
Pres. Nominee:
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Designate:
    Alice Meyer
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Joe St. Jean
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Dan Maher (July '19)
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,
Pres. Elect (ex officio)
Mar 07, 2019
Classification Talk
Mar 14, 2019
Cascadia Conservation District
Mar 21, 2019
Shelter in a Box
Mar 28, 2019
Youth Services
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
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