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August 20, 2020  - 6 PM
Volume LXX - No 08
August is Rotary's Membership and
New Club Development Month
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THIS WEEK :  Classification Talk, with Leslie Freytag
Transitional Executive Director of Pybus Public Market and Pybus Foundation
(Details below)
During the pandemic, our regular meetings continue online (virtual) using ZOOM technology.  Currently, all meetings are at 6 PM each Thursday.  To participate CLICK HERE.   Any Rotarian or friend of Rotary may attend.  "Waiting Room" enabled.
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    WEEK IN REVIEW -  August 13 (ZOOM #21)      
   Part 1 - Program: The 19th Amendment w/Bonnie Wallace
See ZOOM video edited recording HERE[password #7august13bonnie ]
Get audio only HERE.   Previous APPLESEED.
Speaker Bonnie Wallace was introduced by Rachel Evey.  
The Wenatchee Rotary Club was delighted to have Bonnie Wallace as a speaker on the 19th Amendment. It was a timely and excellent presentation, 100 years after ratification of the amendment. Bonnie's passion for the topic and her deep understanding of the history, helped to truly engage the club during the entire presentation. Many members commented on the complicated and diverse history of the 19th Amendment, of which they had been unaware. The persistence for the ratification, the advocacy from diverse groups, the struggle for equal rights for women of color, and the echos of voting rights issues today. Her key points are summarized below, with just a few of her 40-plus images.
Women's right to vote has been an issue since the inception of the United States. Letter from Abigail Adams in 1774 to John telling him to "Remember the Ladies." The birth of the America Suffrage Movement is considered to begin in Seneca Falls, New York, 1948. Profound participants were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, and Lucretia Mott. At the end of the convention, the participants signed a "Declaration of Sentiments." In 1878 the 15th amendment was ratified, giving "negro men" the right to vote. Motivated by the passing of that amendment, Susan B. Anthony used it as a template for her own amendment. Her words would eventually become the 19th Amendment. Due to challenges on a federal level, the suffrage movement began at the state level with some success. 
Women were contributing at home during WWI, and the Silent Sentinels stood outside the White House for 10 months. During this time 33 women were imprisoned and were abused. This news was appalling. President Wilson advocated Congress to pass the amendment, equating it to the war effort. Ultimately, the amendment would be voted upon 3 times before ratification. The amendment was passed on August 1920, 42 years after the first proposal.  Tennessee rep. Harry T. Burn cast the deciding vote, after receiving his mother's letter.  Women of color were still discriminated until the Voting Rights Act, passed in 1965.
The Goal
Abigail Adams' letter to John
The movement begins
Earliest voices
More early voices
15th Amendment
Black men can vote, 1878
Silent Sentinels
Women imprisoned
Heroines of the movement
TN Rep. Harry Burn &
his mom's letter
TN historical marker
2020 Rose Parade float;
Bonnie is in the white dress.



See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
  • President Kory Kalahar opened the ZOOM meeting to about 30 members and a few guests with Jill Leonard as ZOOM host.  As usual, Raz provided a flag for the pledge.  
  • Service projects.  We are looking for projects that will impact our community.  Jay Smith suggests Serve Wenatchee Valley's Clothes for the (Eventual) Classroom.
  • Meeting schedule If you have not already done so, please complete the on-line survey to express your preference for our ZOOM meeting schedule.  The choices are narrowed to two:   1) continue as is; 2) revert back to noon.  Your response is needed by August 16 so the Board can discuss the results. 
  • Ten things about Rich Peters.  See story below.  Next week -  Gary Provo
  • Next week's program.  "Classification" with Leslie Freytag.
  • Stupid Stuff by Kory.   See below.
  • FELLOWSHIP.   - From Raz - A fellowship opportunity: a small group of retired Rotarians has been meeting at Walla Walla Park each Friday morning at 9:30-10:30. Please join us! If interested, respond for directions on where we meet (parking lot nearest TTC). You will need lawn chair and your favorite coffee.
  • Jodi.  Wenatchee Rotarian Jodi Gerber will have a “sweet holiday surprise” to announce in the coming weeks.  (You may want to stay tuned to Food Network’s Holiday Wars this fall!)
  • Appleseed effort.  Frank needs all presenters and/or sponsors to provide notes, photos, PowerPoints, etc., in advance if possible.
  • WOULD YOU RATHER?  A new club tradition, expressing member preferences on a current issue.  This week we voted for a Haircut option 1) DIY., or 2) a blindfolded stylist.
REPEATING from Jill Leonard ...
  • WRF News.    "The Wenatchee Rotary Foundation has elected new officers, as shown on our home page."
  • Wenatchee Wild. "The Wenatchee Wild are in need of help finding homes for their players this year.   As a current host family, I can attest that this is a wonderful experience and a great way to invest in a young man’s life. The Wild staff do everything in their power to make the experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.   The players will be arriving sometime in September and the staff is eagerly recruiting new families for the upcoming season. If you are interested, you can contact Chris Clark ( or Kyle Brodie ( on their emails or at the office number 509-888-7825.  Feel free to reach out to Leonard Singhose or myself with any questions.   Go Wild!!."
The meeting of August 13 was hosted by Jill Leonard.  Attendance:  Kory, Alice,  Rich, Carin, Raz, Mike, Linda, Joe, Ken,  Carmen,  Ford, Russ,  Bill Monnette,  Rachel,  Gene, Chuck J., Britt,  Leonard, T. McNair,  Muffy,  Jim B., Garry A., T. Everly,  Gary P., Lorien/Tom/Sagan, Ricardo, Shannon, Frank C.
Speaker:  Bonnie Wallace of Pasadena, CA
Guests:  Sagan, Andre P., Jill's mom, Sam Dilly (friend of Carin - photo at right)
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)
In this week's episode, Kory first thanks our excellent speaker.  Watch the video below.
Stupid Stuff by president Kory
KORY'S STUPID STUFF    -   These stories express the humility of our excellent leader, and make us all feel better about ourselves, even if that is not his intent.   These two events happened only just LAST WEEK! 
1)  During a ZOOM meeting with 65 other school district administrators, he tried to
multi-task helping his son pack for a getaway, but left his camera live for 45 minutes
2)  Headed home from the trip, left his rocket box open on top of the car.
You can't make this stuff up!

Ten (or more)  things we didn't know
about Rich Peters.
Rich says he is blessed....
With wife Andre & grandson
Christopher Brandon Peters Matthews
Rich with fish caught Wednesday morning,
his mom, and young Chuck Jinneman
Son Brandon at baptism &
reading to Brandon
Youngest son Derek
Art work hobby (native American)
Wood carving hobby
Taxidermy hobby
Wood burning hobby

 August 20 -   CLASSIFICATION TALK     
With Leslie Freytag
This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about this woman of mystery.  She joined Rotary May 20, 1997.  Leslie originally joined this club 12/16/03; she resigned 09/14/06 for reasons yet to be revealed.  She was in another club prior to this period. But where?
She re-joined this club Feb. 20, 2020, sponsored by Gil Sparks.   
She say this about herself:  
"My career was built upon my success working in iconic and trendsetting, multi-channel specialty retailers and consumer packaged goods companies like Neiman Marcus, Jackson & Perkins, Tommy Bahama, Harry & David and butter LONDON as they rose to new challenges to transform, expand, and strengthen their businesses.  [I am] ... currently serving as the Transitional Executive Director of Pybus Public Market and Pybus Foundation sharing over 47-years of experience taking Pybus to the next level. "   
There is much more to learn.  We have been looking forward to hearing Leslie for many months.  Don't miss it. 
 August 27 -   PINNACLES PREP     
With Jill Fineis & Kory Kalahar
Designed to meet a need for an additional public middle/high school opportunity in the Wenatchee Valley, Pinnacles Prep is devoted to intellectual inquiry and a collaborative spirit of learning and is committed to delivering a relevant and innovative educational experience in a rapidly changing world. The school aims to develop every student to their full potential by offering rich and varied educational experiences that foster exploration, growth, and mastery.
Jill Fineis has been involved in education for nearly 20 years. She holds a BS in Education from the University of Michigan where she majored in Environmental Studies and minored in Earth Science. She attended Teton Science School’s graduate program in place-based education and earned her M.Ed at Montana State University. More recently, she gained a Principal Credential through Washington State University and served WestSide High School in Wenatchee throughout her principal internship.
Jill believes that all children can learn at high levels and when we address student’s needs comprehensively through a shared responsibility of students, families, teachers, and community, we have a better chance at closing the opportunity gap and preparing all students for the challenges and opportunities the world has to offer.

Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored our 2020 auction.

Washington Trust Bank
Privately owned.
Built in the Northwest.
We appreciate all of our sponsoring
For complete details, see our web site.
Currently only new and 2020 Auction
sponsors are listed
  • 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
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Friday January 15, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1984 - 1985
Arthur L. Ludwick
The club ended the year with 193 members.  "Lud" and wife Jean attended the RI Convention in Birmingham, UK.
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 to be held Friday January 15, 2021, COVID permitting.
Watch the video of Ed Cadman's year as RI President HERE. Note that he was President-elect during this Rotary year.
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:00 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
   Future meetings TBA
   Friday January 15, 2021
   5-9 PM
   Centennial Gala

   May 13 - 16, 2021
   District Conference,
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
Trisha Johnson
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
Aug 20, 2020
Classification Talk
Aug 27, 2020
Pinnacles Prep
Sep 10, 2020
Action Health Partners
Sep 17, 2020
Wenatchee Erratics-Ice Age Flood
View entire list
First ever virtual convention, 
Russell Hampton
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