Now in our second century of service! 

  Wenatchee Rotary - ZOOM meetings Thursday noon  
Recurring ZOOM access -
[More details below]
March 25, 2021     Volume LXX - # 37
March is Rotary's Clean Water/Sanitation Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
ZOOM Makeup at D5060 clubs  
  • SPONSOR OF THE WEEK           
This week :  Port of Chelan/Douglas-ZOOM #49
(details below in "Upcoming Programs")
Plus other great stuff!    Thursday noon
See the MANY important announcements below!
For virtual meetings -  ZOOM LINK.  Or dial 253-215-8782; then enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#,
    WEEK IN REVIEW -  March 18, 2021 (ZOOM #48)      
Part 1 -  CHS Triple Point Program, with Luz Estrada
    See ZOOM video HERE .  
   [password = #33march18estrada ]
  1. ZOOM videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.
  2. Permanent alternate (YouTube) video HERE.
  3. Previous APPLESEED (March 11), contains speaker's bio.
  4. View some of the speaker's PowerPoint slides below.

The speaker was introduced by President Kory.  The Children's Home Society of Washington is proud to showcase their very own Triple Point Program, which began in 1996 in Vancouver.  This is a new program led by Luz Estrada (age 23) for about 5 months, and she explained many details about the program as noted in her PowerPoint images below.  Objectives include helping  develop and shape healthy children across gender and sexual spectrums, create strong families that are safe and welcoming of LGBTQ+ youth, build engaged communities inclusive of LGBTQ+ families and speak and advocate for ALL children. "We provide a safe place where youth can make positive connections, learn about community resources, receive the support they need, as well as participate in regular meetings with other LGBTQ+ youth and group leaders. Like-minded LGBTQ+ youth come together to talk about today’s issues, tomorrow’s solutions and a future without limitations. Triple Point is a support group for these young people.   See also CHS of Wenatchee Valley.




See previous editions of the Appleseed.
The meeting was opened and led by president Kory Kalahar, as he welcomed all members and guests. 
  • One year.   This is our anniversary with ZOOM! What an effort in overcoming obstacles and resilience!

  • Paul Harris' Trees.  Friendship trees.  He was born on19 April 1868 in Racine, Wisconsin.

  • Ode to Water.   Water news from Carin Smith, including another poem read in honor of World Water Day, March 22.    "Hooray for us, and thanks to our club for pledging $4500 towards the Global grant for the HANWASH water system in Ferrier, Haiti. The District goal is $60,000 and we now are at $43,000! I am going to contribute $500 to bring our club up to $5000 for our contribution for this year, so far.  I challenge other Rotarians to also chip in!  Contributions can be sent to our PO Box, Wenatchee Rotary Foundation, Attn: HANWASH.

  • More Clean Water News.  The Rotary Foundation has invested more than $51 million in global grants to enable clubs to carry out projects that help people around the world with clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. For World Water Day on 22 March, learn how you can get involved in a water project and give to support our work in this area through our Donate page. Go to the Areas of Focus tab and choose Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene.

  • TTC COVID volunteers.  Mark Miller at the TTC is offering the following to any groups that can commit to the following.

    • The volunteer commitment:   10 adults for 5 hr shift for traffic at TTC for vaccines.    Hrs 8am-1pm   or 12pm to 5pm       Time frame:  April – June       Monday thru Friday time slots.
    • Breakfast and lunch provided.   Drinks provided. 
    • Vaccine shot for worker only.  
    • Must commit to (3) shifts;  scheduler will let you know what days are open .  Pay to organization would be $300 per group slot worked.   (total $900).
  • JOIN THE PARTY May 12!!!  Big TRF Fundraiser, zone-wide!

    • Make your $100 donation your ticket to the huge fundraising Gala event "Celebrating our Foundation!"  Over 75,000 Rotarians invited from Alaska, all across Canada & northern USA!!  Click the link to see a 2.5 minute video promo, and to register:

    • 5:00-6:00pm Wednesday 12 May (minimum $100 donation)

    • Followed by District TRF Awards event @6:30pm

    • Many Celebrities


  • 10 Things about Alice.  Things you Don’t Know About a Fellow Rotarian -  Alice Meyer - See below
  • District Training opportunities.  See UPCOMING EVENTS on  the D5060 site home page or view the list and register HERE.   

  • Final thoughts. Not so Stupid Things that Kory has done!   Buying ATM with my wife and another couple. After Haylee completed her internship in Clinical Psychology in Seattle, she moved back to Wenatchee and began working at her former job at Aut-To Mocha. She was soon promoted to manager as she worked on her licensing for Mental Health Counseling. She would never complete her licensing because the opportunity of a lifetime popped up when the owner entrusted his business to his two managers and we were able to purchase ATM from him! Small business ownership has had its ups and downs and a level of stress I have never known, but it has also changed our lives for the better with regard to goals and a drive to help support our community that helps support our business.
  • Late-breaking from your BOD*.  The board met in HYBRID session on Thursday evening, and addressed these topics:
    • Allocation of current funds for continued support of Haiti clean water.
    • The next major fundraiser - an auction in January 2022, with co-chairs PP Mike and Pete, with primary goals of supporting community youth
    • Future HYBRID meetings, beginning April 1 at Pybus.
    • Future in-person fellowship gatherings.
  • World's Best.  Help us win the Wenatchee World's Best Non-Profit by nominating us! Because, after all, we ARE the best!! Nominations are open through April 4th.   Thank you! ��   
    Click on "Community", then scroll to "Non-Profit", and "Park" then complete the write in process.
*Note - History of BOD actions (meeting minutes etc.) in recent years may be found in our ClubRunner archives HERE.  Login is required.
Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
Ten (or more) things we didn't know about
President-Elect Alice Meyer.
    [Note - Alice becomes president July 1, beginning of Rotary year]
Alice is/was ...
  1. The last of 11 children, an aunt at birth
  2. Very shy (first grade teacher said she needed to "come out of the corner")
  3. Very competitive but has learned to let the grand kids win games sometimes
  4. A victim of Rheumatic Fever at age 6
  5. A student at WVC in 2009, graduating June 12, 2015 in spite of her busy life
  6. Injured sledding, breaking 6 ribs due to cell phone in pocket
  7. A member of the Wenatchee Women's Soccer for 11 years
  8. Coached soccer 10 years, receiving an award as 'inspirational coach of the year'
  9. A loan shark and a tax collector for a time
  10. Fearful of water and nearly drowned husband Tim snorkeling in Cancun.
  11. Fearful of snakes!
                ** video includes Kory's Not So Stupid Stuff
Next victim -  Jim Brink.  These members have already told their story :
1. Kory Kalahar
2. Leonard Singhose
3. Jil Leonard
4. Phil Rasmussen (Raz)
5. Laurel Turner
6. Tom Ross
7. Rich Peters
8. Gary Provo
9. Linda Parlette
10. Dawn Davies
11. Gene Anderson
12. Alicia Nakata
13. Dorry Foster
14. Claudia DeRobles
15. Ford Barrett
16. Tom McNair
17. Mark McCants
18. Sean Cooper
19. Russ Speidel
20. Andy Petro
21. Pete Van Well
22. Frank Clifton
23. Sue Rose
24. Judy Conner
25. Allan Galbraith
26. Jim Corcoran
27. Alice Meyer
28. Jim Brink?


     With Jim Kuntz, CEO

The Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority is the first of its kind in Washington. The Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority is the principal economic development agency for Chelan & Douglas Counties. The Port of Chelan County and the Port of Douglas County voted to functionally consolidate as of January 1, 2020 and operates as an independent government entity under the provisions of Title 53 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).

The Board of Directors, three commissioners from Douglas County and three commissioners from Chelan County, meet regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Special meetings are called occasionally. Additional Information can be found under the Board Meetings section.

The Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority mission is to “Work Together to Enhance the Economic Vitality of North Central Washington”.  Jim will address current status after the merger.

APRIL 01 -   CELEBRATION        
       Many members who will describe current and recent club service projects.
Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored
our  2020 auction or newly-added this Rotary year.
Polio Hero
Watch video interview on NCW Life
about her fight to defeat Polio.
Plan to attend our 100-year celebrations
Virtual Celebration - Spring 2021/TBA
Big Gala! - Wenatchee Convention Center/TBA

NOTE - View some important historical information...
  • copy of the original club charter HERE
  • summary of our first year, with copies of local news stories of the first days HERE.
  • list of ALL past presidents HERE.
  • pictorial list of deceased members HERE.
  • 75th anniversary video HERE.  
  • video of Ed Cadman's year as Rotary International President HERE
  • Appleseed of January 14, 2021    January 28 
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
Focal Point Educational Services
Date Added
September 2020
SPEAKERS.   Are you thinking of sponsoring a speaker?   Complete the new online info FORM.   Guidelines are posted on our website under the main menu.  Or click here.
End Polio Now:      Our goal this Rotary year is $7500.  As of this December 9, we have donated $5200 (#1 in District 5060*), 70% of our goal; this amounts to $15,600  (with the Gates match! )  This equates to 26,000 lives potentially saved to date! 
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.    *  District donations total about $51K.
Wenatchee Rotary Officers          
President 2020-21:
      Kory Kalahar
Pres. 2021-22:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. 2022-23
     Jill Leonard
Pres. 2023-24:
    Michelle Shermer
Secretary (for life):
     Frank Clifton
Treasurer (for life):
    PP  Allan Galbraith
Term ends 6/30/year shown
'21 -Claudia DeRobles
'21-Andy Petro
'21-Gary Provo
'22-Michelle Shermer
'22-Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
'22-Jim Brink
'23-Marilee Rounds
'23-Thomas Everly
'23-Matthew Michelson
'24-Sean Cooper
'24-Ricardo Iniguez
'24-Tom Ross
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
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
Centennial Events   
Gala - September 25
Other Events TBA  
Attendance  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
  1 Barrett   Kintner   Ross   GUESTS
  2 Bossenbrock   Leonard   Rounds   Ray Dobbs
  3 Brink   McNair   Scott   Luz Estrada
  4 Campbell   Meyer   Shermer    
  5 Clifton   Michelsen   Sims    
  6 Cooper   Murray   Singhose    
  7 Dudek   Nelson   Smith,C    
  8 Everly   Parlette   Smith,J    
  9 Evey   Peters   St. Jean    
  10 Freytag   Petro   Sturgeon    
  11 Gillum   Provo        
  12 Kalahar   Rasmussen  
Mar 25, 2021
Port of Chelan and Douglas County: After the Merger
Apr 01, 2021
Update: 100 Service Projects
Apr 08, 2021
Classification Talk
Apr 15, 2021
Apple Blossom Royalty
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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