Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion
            Meeting of January 10,  2019                
                  Volume LXVIII - No 27                    
  January is Vocational Service Month      
Holiday graphics courtesy Ken Kohnhorst, Leavenworth Rotary
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.
  Gene Tom Garry Ford
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
01-17 Barrett Bishop Borth Bridges
01-24 Brink Bugert Burns Button
01-31 Campbell Cantu Clemens Clifton
Menu and meeting roomColumbia River Room; Hot ham and Swiss croissant w/ honey mustard, Cheddar bacon potato salad,Poppy seed cucumber tomato salad with red onion;  Chef’s Choice Dessert, coffee service.  
Wow!  The members of this club really stepped up last week. On Friday, we had a flurry of donation slips and donations rolling in. More table sponsorships were reserved (3 left) and  cash donations were received.  The auction is shaping up!
Thank you for all your efforts.  It's the collective team that will make this fundraiser a success and it's the collective team who will celebrate with joy and pride what we can do to change our community!  
A few reminders-   Do you have your tickets?   Heidi Myers will have tickets available.  You can also purchase with a credit card by contacting Jill Leonard, 509-670-5742. 
We are still accepting donations.   Please have a completed donation slip and email a copy to Jill Leonard, and attach a completed donation slip to the donation.   
Any donations you solicited can be given to Dan Maher or dropped off at Express Employment Professionals at 411B N Chelan Ave, Wenatchee
We need all donations solicited to be dropped off by January 18, 2019 unless other arrangements are made.   Gift Certificates can be given to Eric Nelson or dropped off at Express Employment Professionals.  
The auction committee will need help the night of the auction to make it run as smooth as possible.   
Below is a list of "jobs" we are looking for assistance with.    If you are interested in helping,  please email Jill Leonard   
  • Centerpieces 
  • Transportation Crew
  • Set up Crew
  • Registration 
  • Heads and Tails (Activity Takes place during the live auction.  Need 4-5 people)
  • Tally Team (Located at Registration Table)   
  • Check-out (Located in the Main Lobby, same location as registration)
  • Night of Auction Clean-up Crew
  • Load Out
with George Velazquez and Mat Lyons
Bob Bugert is presenting George Velazquez,  Chair of TREAD and Manager of Chelan PUD. 
His favorite Trail-Related Activities: Mountain biking, trail running, "Ironman" distance triathlons.
Mat Lyons is TREAD Director.  His favorite trail-related activities: Mountain biking, but he is passionate about being outside and enjoys hiking, biking, camping, snowboarding, rafting, and being on the farm.
Website statement   -  Over the years, there have been a lot of amazing efforts made to provide Outdoor Recreation (OR) opportunities for our community; Mission Ridge, the Foothills Trail System, The Riverfront Trail, Squilchuck State Park just to name a few.   Through public processes such as Our Valley Our Future and the Outdoor Recreation Study it is abundantly clear that OR continues to be extremely important to our community, but we lack coordination. In fact, establishing an organization to bring together all the various efforts was one of eight “Game Changers” identified in the Our Valley Our Future Plan.   This is where Wenatchee Valley TREAD comes in. TREAD stands for Trails Recreation Education Advocacy and Development. Our goal is to bring all the various stakeholders together (motorized, non-motorized, water, snow and land) so we can move forward in a coordinated fashion to thoughtfully and sustainably provide the best OR experiences we can, improving the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits the region.

TREAD was started in the summer of 2017 with the help of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber and our year-one goals are to:

  1. Create and OR asset inventory
  2. Develop and implement a signage plan 
  3. Convene an “OR Roundtable” of stakeholders to develop a regional comprehensive recreation plan
Please support us in elevating Outdoor Recreation in the Wenatchee Valley!
January 8
Recent-member Breakfast
7:30 AM, Smitty's
January 17
Board Meeting
January 26
"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, January 3 - Auction Planning  
President Pete opened the meeting with announcements listed below.  During the pre-meeting time, a looping video was shown of the BMX Pump Track at Leavenworth which will be similar to the one planned for Lincoln Park.
Auction co-chair Jill Leonard discussed the critical nature of our auction schedule, and promoted the importance of the auction proceeds to some local beneficiaries.  She repeated our goal of $115K and gave a status report on funds raised ($40K in donations & sponsorships already). 
In a recent program, we discussed the planned improvements at Lincoln Park (see Appleseed).  In mentioning past auctions, Jill passionately discussed the  Women's Resource Center and showed a touching 5-minute video from Laurel Turner highlighting personal testimonies; Jill also described the recent beautification improvements at Mission View School in S. Wenatchee, emphasizing "this is WHY we do this!" 
The photos below are taken from Jill's PowerPoint   which show "before/during/after" the dramatic improvement (which are visible from Malaga Hwy).  She read a very nice quote from the principal commending the project.  She further expressed more pride and joy in the amazing achievements of our own Interact Club which we support, and praised the students who help with our auction.   Listen here to the audio of Jill's presentation, which includes the video soundtrack.
Her bottom line - "we need your help."  We need all donations in by Jan. 4.  To see a list of donated auction items, visit the auction page linked from our home page.  Our auction directly supports our Wenatchee Rotary Foundation.
Jill offered a "Get out of Jail card"  for a $50 donation.  "Jail" means being forced to hang out with Jill at the auction; contribute $25 to jail another member.

President Pete opened the meeting of the "baby new year" of Rotary clubs, wish all a Happy New Year.  
1.  Secretary Frank bragged about attending a rehearsal of Eastmont's  Les Miserables , exaggerating that he cried through half of it as it is powerfully emotional (he did get misty-eyed).  He speculates that Jean Valjean would have been a Rotarian (until he had to flee for his life).  Don't miss this amazing production!  Get your tickets at the PAC.  CLICK HERE
2.  Carmen is going home today.
3.  Polio Plus cups are on the table; save a life.
4.  Next "Recent-Member Breakfast" is January 8, 730 AM at Smitty's with Jon Volyn.  Topic:  What to expect - a look at Rotary's calendar of events
5.  Gary Arseneault gave a 6-minute update on our Haiti project.  Soon we will need an exit strategy involving two Rotarians travelling to Milot.  Listen to audio.    He asked if anyone has a used laptop or tablet (with camera) which we can send to our maintenance tech Keslyn, so that he can submit periodic photo-reports. [Note:  Garry had several offers after the meeting and accepted an iPad from Don Myers.  See Haiti update below for Keslyn's response to the donation].
6.   We sang Happy Birthday to PP Don Myers.
8.  Pete's Good News for the New Year.
Also - Eastmont's Les Miserables….
The musical will be presented 6 times at EHS beginning Jan. 17; tickets are on sale at the PAC at a cost of $15.  CLICK HERE

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL CONTEST (unless there is overwhelming response).
Response to date has been sparse.  Tell the secretary why.
Week 16, January 10, 2019.     SUBMIT ANSWER HERE     (before next regular meeting)
Last week's winner:  Susan Albert
QUESTIONS - Choose one
PRIZES - choose any prize, send w/answer
What is your Rotary ID#? Sit at head table for one month
President Pete's ID#? Become honorary board member
Name AUCTION proceeds beneficiary fund? Free brags for one month (choose 1)
Name Chair of Wenatchee Rotary Foundation President's Choice
Name Kelsi Finney's Tongan library? Be Sponsor of the Month (once) *
Weight of books collected for Tonga? Be greeter for entire year, or not
How many Interact students went to Tonga? Be a website sponsor for 3 months
Name the team losing in Rose Bowl 2019 free raffle tickets    prize discontinued
Name the city of next district conference  
Fourth female president of this club? Year? * Must become a site sponsor at $200/year
GOOD LUCK (and have fun)!  


Gary Arseneault gave a 6-minute update on our Haiti project.  Soon we will need an exit strategy involving two Rotarians travelling to Milot.  Listen to audio.    He asked if anyone has a used laptop or tablet (with camera) which we can send to our maintenance tech Keslyn, so that he can submit periodic photo-reports.  Garry had several offers after the meeting and accepted an iPad from Don Myers.  Here is Keslyn's email response.
Good evening Mr.Garry my good friend,
I would like to thank you and thank your Rotary Club sincerely for your dedication, your understanding and your sense of responsibility for a better future for the water system treated in Haiti, mainly in the commune of Milot, I am very happy to work with you and you will not be above me to put your trust in me to manage and take care of the system, thanks again for lpad.
The best method of shipping the safest is by DHL who has a Cap-Haitian office, I can find it in 2 or 3 days after sending.
When it comes to my children, I have:
Keslindy 9 years old,  Anne-kesline age of 4 years,  Jego age of 5 years,  Nidailie 2 years old, and a little girl that I have on my responsibility because her parents can not afford her school fees and feed her since childhood, now she is 16 years old and she is with us since the age of 5 years.  
If you need more information, do not hesitate to ask me, good weekend.

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 Jan. 03 = $25.90 bringing our total to $1325 or $3975 with the Gates match.  This equates to 6638 lives saved. Collections at KPQ were $1133.  Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Jan 10, 2019
Tread/Our Valley, Our Future
Jan 17, 2019
GWATA-Apple Stem Program
Jan 24, 2019
Jan 31, 2019
WVC Nursing Program
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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