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December 10, 2020      Volume LXX - # 24
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    WEEK IN REVIEW -  December 03, 2020 (ZOOM #35)      
   Part 1 - Program:  Classification Talk
With Ken Robertson
See ZOOM edited video  HERE[password =  #20december03Ken ]
1. Videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.  Each begins with "10 things about..." 
2. Previous APPLESEED (Dec 03)
3. Get audio only HERE.
Ken was introduced by Allan Galbraith after Kory's statement that he has recently been appointed to our WRF Board and was integral in supporting Chelan’s Bike Riding Fundraiser!
Ken was assisted by his daughter Julie, logging in from San Diego.  He used a PowerPoint; some of the images appear below.  Ken joined the club November 7, 2019, sponsored by Allan.
Ken & Julie at a recent meeting
Allan is Ken's golfing buddy
Ken and wife Heather
The family
Two of the grand kids
Second career
Places lived



See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
The busy meeting of December 3 was opened and led by president Kory Kalahar, who offered many announcements following the pledge of allegiance.
  • A Nominating committee led by PP Mike Kintner has presented a slate of candidates for our club elections at the annual meeting scheduled for December 17.   More information will be provided next week.
  • Candidates for president 2023-24 :   Michelle Shermer, Dan Rodgers
  • Candidates for 3 directors, 2021-2024:  Ricardo Iniguez,  Sean Cooper,  Matthew Michelson,  Ken Robertson,  Tom Ross.
  • Christmas Party next week.   Please wear festive (wild) attire.  Send your interesting "Holiday stories" to PP Don Myers.
  • Centennial plans for 2021.   Kory stated that the first of 2 events will be virtual, and appealed to the members to respond to a survey to be used to help select our top 10 projects of the last 100 years.  If you have not already done so, you may complete it HERE.  Our slogan is "Keep the momentum!"
  • Wenatchee History Project:   Carin Smith "I am working on a project with local historian Chris Rader and the museum. It is a new book about the history of Wenatchee that will be published in a bilingual (Spanish-English) format.  See Facebook page. We have the endorsement of the library, college, and local leaders.  The book’s audience and sales will not be large enough to pay for the costs of production, so we have started a GoFundMe campaign.   The manuscript is finished and on its way to a professional translator. We expect the book to be in hand by springtime.   Lots more details at Carin's announcement HERE.    Contact Carin with questions, HERE.
  • Sunrise Rotary Sister Connection.  This is a local non-profit with an International outreach to widows and orphans in Burundi, Africa.  Burundi is the third poorest country in the world. Their vision is to help them thrive in their communities with healing, dignity and hope.  This year, they are endeavoring to supply a Christmas box filled with rice, busoma ( a protein-rich flour) fabric, school supplies, hygiene products, candies and a long-lasting toy such as a soccer ball.  The cost is $25 per box.  All supplies will be purchased in Burundi--which will further help their economy.  The goal is 300 boxes (they are halfway there).   Read More and Donate at the special website HERE.
  • Leavenworth Rotary Auction.  It's the "give thanks" auction online;  go HERE!   Bidding ends Friday 8 PM, thus it may be too late when you read this. Try anyway.  They have some amazing items.
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing. - Sign-up thru the email of major Ralph Jiminez ( Ralph says "As you know they will have to follow COVID guidelines such as social distancing and wearing mask and gloves. If they can do that that would be great. I know some members are more susceptible than others and probably shouldn’t volunteer. We probably need 14 volunteers for at least one door at Safeway, 2 people every two hours. If we have more there’s also JC Penney.  Saturday the 12th or 19th are also open. There is also have a "virtual kettle" for on-line donations."

  • Project update.  An update on the medical supplies we picked up at Cascade Medical Center and delivered to KC-HELP.  The only items that KC-HELP could use were the crutches.  The remaining supplies are now on their way to Cambodia and Morocco to be used by Medical personnel who have the need for the items.  Loren Stach says "Thanks!"
  • Jill's Teachable moment.  During a short lull, Jill Leonard jumped in with a useful bit of information about getting rewards for our foundation (WRF) when we shop locally.  When we link our rewards cards at Amazon Smile or Fred Meyer, they donate a portion of the purchase amount to the organization you select.      READ MORE  or scroll to bottom.
  • New member inductionPhil Schultz was inducted.  Watch video of Kory's intro, and Marc Heminger's excellent charge HERE.  Get audio HERE.  Read about Phil below.  Phil was sponsored by Jessica Kendall and has attended many meetings.  Welcome Phil!


Would you rather be compelled to give everyone you saw in public a high five (give an air high five) or give everyone you see in a green shirt a wedgie (Give an air wedgie)

OTHER NEWSCarmen Bossenbrock's special friend Camilla Wicks passed away Nov. 25.
A beautiful  front-page story about her was in the Wenatchee World last week.
Her obituary appears in the Washington Post, leading with these words:  Camilla Wicks, a violin prodigy acclaimed as one of the most gifted virtuosos of her generation, only to give up a globe-trotting career in the 1950s to raise her children, died Nov. 25 at her daughter’s home in Weston, Fla. She was 92......She had been recently treated for COVID-19.

   Ten (or more)  things we didn't know about Mark McCants .
Listen HERE for Mark's commentary.  
Photos show Mark then and now.   Mark was previously a member of our club from August 27, 2009 until February 19, 2015.  He rejoined us August 30, 2018 (almost exactly 9 years after first joining).  He was sponsored by Pete Van Well.
  1. Longest hair of any club member
  2. Married 34 years
  3. Two children, boy and girl,
  4. One grand daughter
  5. Retired August 2018
  6. Just became an official "snowbird"
  7. Attended first rock concert in 1972 (The Guess Who, American Woman Tour)
  8. Co-owner of 3 marijuana shops in town
  9. His special limited edition convertible Camaro is named "Yo Mama" (will be grand daughter's HS grad gift)
  10. Has been hand-cuffed twice, shot 3 times (What we thought were funny, the police did not)
These members have already told their story :
Leonard Singhose
Jil Leonard
Laurel Turner
Tom Ross
Rich Peters
Gary Provo
Linda Parlette
Dawn Davies
Gene Anderson
Alicia Nakata
Dorry Foster
Claudia DeRobles
Ford Barrett
Tom McNair
Mark McCants


(watch induction HERE)

FAMILY- He has been married for 26 years to Melanie(she currently serves as the Preschool Director of Christian Academy of Indiana), has three children: Hannah (freshman at Grace College), Caleb (freshman at Ivy Tech), and Faith (8th grade at Christian Academy of Indiana).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE- Phil has been involved with rescue ministry for over 25 years.  His passion is helping people understand what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and live it out in daily living.  God has used him to bring explosive growth to several ministries (for example: Keystone Mission went from 6 donors to over 14,000 and RE-Center Ministries went from 120 donors to over 2000).  He has served as a Senior Consultant for CityGate Network and a Moderator for Christian Leadership Alliance.  Phil has pastored three churches and has led hundreds to faith in Jesus Christ.  He firmly believes, "every person has been created in God's image and likeness (including the homeless) and are capable of doing great things for Him."

ACADEMIC PREPARATION- He has three degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary including a Master of Divinity.  Phil completed 2/3 of a Doctor of Ministry in the Billy Graham School of  Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Some questions for Phil.

1. What made you look to Wenatchee Rotary in finding a home club as opposed to the other options?   My two oldest children recently graduated from high school and I am entering a season of my life where I am available for volunteerism.  I've spoken at several Rotary meetings in the past and have long appreciated the contributions of the Rotary. 

2. What is your goal by choosing to join a Rotary club?  To serve and use my gifts to support the Rotary.  There will be opportunities for the Rotary to come and serve the homeless through the Wenatchee Rescue Mission.

3. What club committees hold interests for you?  Haiti and the Foundation.  Otherwise, wherever the needs are.

Wear festive attire.  This should be FUN,
but let's not forget the real reason for the season.
Send your holiday stories to PP Don Myers at
 Watch for your online early-vote poll. 
Voting will be closed before the meeting of Dec. 17.
Election slate provided by the election committee, chaired by PP Mike Kintner:
  • For president, 2023-24 – Michelle Shermer,   Dan Rodgers
  • For BOD director 2021-24 (3) – Ricardo Iniguez,  Sean Cooper,  Matthew Michelson,  Ken Robertson,  Tom Ross 

Presidential Candidate statements :

Dan Rodgers - I joined Rotary in 1997 for reasons much like many of you did.  It was an opportunity to meet new business people and have great conversations with like minded people. Rotary over delivered my expectations for the better.     READ MORE 

Michelle Shermer - A Rotary president knows that in order to be successful, the real magic happens when every member has the chance to shine, because the best way to transform our communities and world is together.   As a nominee for Wenatchee Rotary President in 2023-24, I can only hope that I will be as successful in supporting others as those before me.      READ MORE 


Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored

our  2020 auction or newly-added this Rotary year.

Privately owned.
Built in the Northwest
Plan to attend our 100-year celebrations
Thursday January 14 (virtual short program)
Saturday June 05 (Big Gala!)
Wenatchee Convention Center

View our list of ALL past presidents HERE.
View our pictorial list of deceased members HERE.
Watch the 75th anniversary video HERE.   Plan to be part of the 100-year celebration Gala, COVID permitting.
Watch the video of Ed Cadman's year as RI President HERE
Currently only new and 2020 Auction
sponsors are listed
We appreciate all of our sponsoring
For complete details, see our web site.
  • 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
New Sponsors Added
Focal Point Educational Services September 2020
Support the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation When You
Shop During the Holidays, and Year-round
Through the upcoming holiday season, Wenatchee Rotarians will be shopping at local businesses as much as possible for gifts and necessities.  For those needs that aren’t available locally, many of us turn to Amazon for online purchases.  Did you know that your purchases from Amazon can support the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation?
The AmazonSmile program will donate 0.5% of your qualifying purchases to the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation at no additional cost to you.  You do need to log in to the AmazonSmile website to select the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation.  Sign-in at the link below and bookmark it for future use.  Each time you log in to shop you can see how much your purchases have contributed and the total of how much AmazonSmile has contributed to the Foundation.  Log-in link to AmazonSmile, set up your account and select Wenatchee Rotary Foundation as the recipient of the charitable rebate.
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Help the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation earn some of that money just by shopping at Fred Meyer and using your Fred Meyer Rewards Card. It’s easy and it costs you nothing.
Sign into your Fred Meyer account to link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation.   On any Fred Meyer website page, go to "My Account/Community Rewards, then enroll by searching for the Foundation by name or number: JL761.  Once that’s done, just shop like you normally do using your Fred Meyer Rewards Card.  Every time you do, you’ll help the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation earn a donation while still earning your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today!
Don’t have a Rewards Card, but want to help? You can easily sign up at the Customer Service desk at the Fred Meyer store or visit the Fred Meyer Rewards webpage.
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
Centennial Events   
Thursday January 14 (virtual program)
Saturday June 05,  5-9 PM,  
      Centennial Gala
      (recently delayed by COVID)

   May 13 - 16, 2021
   District Conference,
(pending COVID restrictions)
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
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, Jill Leonard;
VP, Tom Ross
Treasurer, Tyler Mickey;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Committee Chairs :
   Scholarship - Joe St. Jean;
  Legacy Society  - Susan Albert;
   Events - Mark Kulaas.
Board Members: 
    Shannon Sims, Jay Smith
Pres. Elect (ex officio)

TRF Chair: Dan Rodgers
Attendance  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
  1 Albert   Jinneman   Monnette   Shermer Guests  
  2 Barrett   Kalahar   Murray   Singhose Phil Schultz*  
  3 Clifton   Kintner   Nelson   Smith, C Ray Dobbs  
  4 Conner   Kulaas   Parlette   Smith, J Julie Robertson  
  5 Cooper   Leonard   Peters   St. Jean    
  6 Corcoran   McCants   Petro   Stach    
  7 Dudek   McCart   Rasmussen   Stuller    
  8 Evey   McNair   Robertson   Sturgeon   *inducted  
  9 Foster   Mendoza   Rodgers   Turner      today  
  10 Galbraith   Meyer   Rose   Van Well    
  11 Heminger   Michelsen   Ross        
  12 Iniguez   Mickey   Rounds        
Dec 10, 2020
Christmas Party
Dec 17, 2020
Club Elections
Dec 24, 2020
Merry Christmas
Dec 31, 2020
Happy New Year's
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