Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
       May 23,  2019          
                  Volume LXVIII - No 47                
   May is Rotary Youth Service Month    
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 9)
   Important needs and opportunities within our club today :   
  • The club is seeking host families for incoming Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) female student arriving in August. See Andy Petro.
  • The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural center is seeking someone to host a summer intern; see Marriah Thornock or Keni Sturgeon.
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM. 
Future schedule tentative because new members are asked to greet. But all members are always welcome to greet.
If unable to attend, please greet at your next meeting.
  Bill Bill Rachel John
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
5/30 Hoyt Nakata Mickey Miracle
6/06 Noyd Nelson, E Mussen Myers, D
6/13 Pankey Parks Nelson, P Myers, H
We remain committed to the principles that
we feel are best summarized as
"the little Bank with the big circle of friends"   
(509) 662-1644
Menu and meeting room :    Columbia River Room;   Honey Mustard Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes, Chef's Choice Seasonal Vegetables, Spinach Salad W/Dressings and Condiments, Rolls W/Butter, Chef’s Choice Dessert & Coffee Service.
With Steve Wright and Commissioner Bob Bugert

Renegotiating the Columbia River Treaty

Steve Wright, Chelan PUD General Manager


The Columbia River Treaty is a 1964 agreement between Canada and the US on the development and operation of dams in the upper Columbia River basin for power and flood control benefits in both countries. Four dams were constructed under this treaty: three in British Columbia, Canada (Duncan Dam, Mica Dam, Keenleyside Dam) and one in Montana in the United States (Libby Dam). The treaty provided for the sharing with Canada of one-half of the downstream U.S. power and flood benefits, and allows the operation of Treaty storage for other benefits.

The long-term impacts of the treaty have been mixed: while the dams have provided enormous economic benefits to British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest through hydroelectric generation and flood control, there are longstanding concerns regarding social and economic impacts to the local communities, and the environmental effects associated with the construction and operation of large dams.

The United States and Canada began negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty in 2018.  Steve Wright is the General Manager of Chelan PUD since 2013, and with his previous 12 years as Administrator of Bonneville Power Administration, he brings a broad depth of understanding of the importance of these negotiations to NCW and beyond.

With Randy Lewis and Gil Sparks

Colville Confederated Tribal member Randy Lewis (K’ayaxan) is a descendant of the Wenatchi/P’squosa, Methow, and Okanagon bands as well as Sam Miller, owner of the first trading post in Wenatchee.  Randy grew up listening to a wealth of stories and knowledge given to him by his grandfather, Jerome Miller and his mother, Mary Marchand. Teacher, civil rights organizer, historian and storyteller, Randy has been in the forefront of the Pacific Northwest’s political and cultural life since the late 1960s.   More next week!

     WEEK IN REVIEW - May 16, 2019      
Tom Ross and the WRF Board
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation 2019 Annual Meeting (Minutes below; Listen to audio)
May 16, 2019, conducted at regular club meeting.
Board Members Present: Susan Albert, Heidi Myers, Bill Monnette, Alice Meyer, Joe St. Jean, and Tom Ross.
The meeting was called to order at about 12:15 PM by the President, Tom Ross.
Tom Ross explained the Foundation’s mission to collect and disburse funds for education and other charitable purposes consistent with the club’s goals. One goal is increased awareness of the Foundation to increase giving.
Treasurer’s Report: Heidi Myers reported that from July 1 through March 31, 2019, the Foundation had gains from the Community Foundation Investments, which now total $396,731. She explained the WRF Financial Position, Financial Activity, Fund, Income and Expenses as itemized on the attached handout (click here). The net loss of ($17,722.19) is from expenditures currently from funds raised in a prior period.

Elections: From the slate of Paul Pankey, Jill Leonard, Tom Ross and Jay Smith, the latter three were elected, Tom for a second three-year term, there being no nominations from the floor. Paul Pankey agreed to fill the remaining term of Ruth Esparza, who resigned from the Board due to work demands.

Scholarship Committee Report: Joe St. Jean introduced Scholarship committee members Marcia Henkle, Claudia DeRobles and Joe (Rotarians) and Community members Mardine Larson, Alfredo Martinez and Lanny Fitch. Joe reported that scholarships had been awarded to four new students this year, Jessica Gutierrez Elias, Mariana Santos, Janeli Sanchez Villasenor and Cesar Bedolla Hurtado, all of whom spoke briefly. In addition eight students are receiving renewed scholarships, for total WRF awards of approximately $20,000 per year.   In addition to GPA, selection criteria now include leadership, need and first generation to attend college. After screening 32 applicants, the dedicated committee interviewed six for the four new scholarships. Maria Medina, who will graduate from UW next month, spoke. Her degree will be in Human Centered Design, with a minor in education. She was greatly encouraged by Melissa Hernandez.

Susan Albert, noting that it would be an investment in our community and our people, urged each Rotarian to be a double sustainer, at least $100 per year each to WRF and Rotary Int’l [TRF].  She explained that $4000 of $10,000 had already been raised for the Carol Norton scholarship, leaving $6000 still needed. Rotarians were asked to consider and make gifts/ pledges on forms provided within the next week. She urged longer range gifts or bequests of 10% of estate to Rotary [citing the "Give Ten" approach described by former WRF chair Christina Davitt].
Adjourned: With thanks to the Club for years of supporting the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation, Tom adjourned the meeting at about 1:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted;
/s/ William J. Monnette (minor edits by club secretary)
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation   Full document posted online

Pres. Pete Tom Ross Heidi Myers
Susan Albert Joe St. Jean Joe w/Jessica & Taunia Brown
Janeli Jessica Mariana
Cesar Maria Joe w/Jessica & Kris Crilly
Alfredo Martinez, Dr. Landon Fitch Pete Joe, Marcia, Heidi w/Maria

President Pete Van Well proclaimed a welcome to the Paul Scea of Rotary Clubs, and made or allowed the following announcements before adjourning to the annual WRF meeting.
  • Camp Zanika.   Gary Provo is leading a group to Camp Zanika to assemble a ball pit.  [Late breaking followup - Watch 2 actual videos of this effort on Saturday 5/18. -  VIDEO-1   VIDEO-2.  ]
  • Rachel Evey mentioned again the upcoming annual WVC Foundation Gala May 18.  Some our members are being honored that night :  Terry Sorom, Ford Barrett, Barbara Walters.  Ford cheerfully paid a generous fine for this honor.  Pete suggested Barbara's fine be paid by P?E Mike, since she has agreed to co-chair his 2020 auction.
  • New-Member breakfast.   May 21, Smitty's, 7:30 AM.  All new or recent members are welcome to come for some fellowship and learning.
  • "Bring a Friend to Rotary Day".  June 6.
  • Committee budgets.  Chairs are urged to get their budgets to P/E Mike ASAP.
  • Gorge Amphitheatre concert concession events were available for signup, and will be on the entry table for the next few weeks; on-line signups coming soon.  The first of 9 concerts will be July 13.
  • Chaplain Report - Thoughts and prayers should be directed toward several members: Gerry Brink and the Brink family, Stan Hoyt and wife Bev, Carmen Bossenbrock, Karen and Jim Russell, and Jerry Copp.  Jim Brink expressed a need for a boat dock his son could use to dock his sailboat at Chelan for the summer.  Email Jim.
  • Andy Petro our Youth Exchange coordinator,  is seeking host families for our newest RYE female student arriving in August.  The WV Museum also needs a host home for their summer intern.
  • Website Profiles.  After we sang Happy Birthday to Tom Ross, he announced his birthday was on May 29 (his profile was incorrect).  All members are encouraged to review their profiles to avoid this embarrassment!  An email request is being sent to all members.
  • Late-breaking WRF news! - Tom Ross reports that the Carol Norton fund is up to $4,400.00. There was also $1,700 raised for the foundation.
  • Late-breaking Rotary Park news - There will be a symbolic tree-planting at Rotary Park on May 30 after our meeting;  2 PM.  All are encouraged to attend.
  • Good News - Today is the 100th birthday of W.V. Liberace, the superstar pianist of the 1950s through the 1970s.
May 18
May 21, 7:30 AM
New-Member Bkfst
May 23-26
May 30 2 PM
Tree planting at Rotary Park
June 1-5
RI Convention - Hamburg
July 13 at the Gorge
First concert for concessions
January 25, 2020
Building Communities Auction
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
  • Pet Hub, Inc.
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society
Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting Report
The board met on May 16 and discussed the following issues.
Current financial status 2019-20 Budget
The Haiti Water Project Public Image/Peace Pole
The 2019 Auction Centennial Committee
The 2020 Action Membership
BOD actions; approved:
  1. Budget for 2019-20 will be decided at June BOD mtg.
  2. Focus of the 2020 Auction will be scholarships and various local projects
  3. The club will continue to waive dues of the secretary.
  4. Allocation of funds from the 2019 Auction:
Your Hard Work, Working Hard in the Community
Lincoln Park BMX Bike Track & 2nd Picnic Shelter $50K
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Corpus (Scholarships) $20K
World Community Service Committee (HANWASH & Milot Haiti Water Projects) $17K
Community Outreach Committee (Local Grants) $8.5K
Wenatchee High School Interact Club (Chelan-Douglas Land Trust) $8.5K
Note.  the board had $104,000.00 to distribute and $122,000.00 in requests
Our 18th club president :      
Dr. Herbert Morse became Appleseed editor, serving until his death [as do all good secretaries].  About 160 high school students were exchanged with Penticton Rotary.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 Gala.

CAROL NORTON  -Loved, respected servant of this club and Rotary for 42 plus years. She served as Executive Secretary 42 years beginning in in 1967, and honorary member until her passing on March 26, 2019. 
Thanks very much to those of you that have given toward the new Carol Norton WSU Scholarship fund.  So far we are near halfway to the initial goal of $10,000.  Gifts are tax deductible and there are many ways to give:  
  • One time cash or check
  • Pledge and budget over two or three years
  • Bequest - Include an amount in your will 
  • Help in reaching out to Legacy Members or PR in the community

Keep up to date with Karen Russell on her personal Caring Bridge page.
PP Jim (2016-17) is an Honorary member.

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 was set by President Pete at $10,000.  On May 16, donations by club members to the Club-60 cups were $88.70 bringing our total to $7,528, or $22,586 with the Gates match!  This equates to 37, 718 lives potentially saved!
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.  Collections at KPQ on Polio Day were $1,133.  Read about 2018 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)
May 23, 2019
Columbia River Treaty
May 30, 2019
Colville Confederated Tribes
Jun 06, 2019
Classification Talks
Jun 13, 2019
Stop The Bleed
View entire list

Tech Support Want-ads
For members willing to learn or assist in activities listed below, the secretary will gladly accept help or relinquish control of these functions.
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. Manage site analytics
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