Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
December 12,  2019         
                  Volume LXIX - No 23                
December is Rotary's
Disease Prevention & Treatment Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
  • JUST SO 'YA KNOW #25
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. 
Future assignments are tentative.
12/12 Kory Trisha Mel Frank
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
12/19 Kendall Kulaas Leonard Lopez
01/02 McCants McCart McCreary McDonald
Authentic Bangkok-style
Thai cuisine since 1991.
1211 N. Mission St
Menu and meeting room:   Columbia River Room    Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Maple Glaze Carrots, Green Salad w/assorted dressings & toppings, Coffee Service & Chef's Choice Dessert.   
Kid’s menu that includes Chicken Strips, Mini Corn-dogs, Tater Tots, Lemonade & Chef's Choice Dessert.
 (Thanks to Alyssa Moomaw of Red Lion staff for providing this update weekly)

JANUARY 25, 2020
Tickets for this year’s auction are now on sale.  Tickets and information are available online HERE and/or they can be purchased at a meeting. The event is also on live on Facebook. So please share it and encourage your friends to attend. We are also actively taking donations big and small.  Any donation checks should be made out to The Wenatchee Rotary Foundation.  On Dec. 5, Bill Murray and the "Crazy Auction Lady" Jill Leonard gave a humorous tag-team appeal....LISTEN HERE to Jill and Bill.

  (NOTE - All program speakers listed on site home page)   
with Santa and more
All members are invited to bring your spouses, significant others and darling children and grandchildren to celebrate Christmas Rotary Style at our December 12th meeting.   
Our Lewis and Clark Elementary Lunch Buddies will be attending, and Wenatchee High School Choral Department is coming to entertain, and of course, Santa will be there.  Red Lion will provide a  “kid friendly” buffet.
  (If you bring a kiddo, can you help Santa out by shopping and wrapping a small gift for that day?).

Elections for President for the 2023-24 term and for Board of Directors for the 2020-23 term will be held at our Thursday meeting December 19th.  Below is the slate of nominees presented by the nominating committee, chaired by past-president Pete Van Well.
President Designate – Jill Leonard and Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
[NOTE:  One of these will follow Alice Meyer, who follows Kory Kalahar, who follows President Mike.]

Jill Leonard joined the club in April 2012 (following in her grandfather's footsteps) while serving as Red Lion Catering manager.  She has served...

  • on the board for 3 years
  • as auction co-chair in 2017 and 2019
  • on the board of Write on the River
  • as a member of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber Leadership Class 2013
  • as a member of the Women’s Service League Wenatchee.  
  • and is a graduate of the Chelan County Sheriff's Citizens Academy 2016.
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora joined Rotary in October 2015, shortly after moving to the valley.  He has served on the auction procurement committee twice and has filled a seat on the Board for a member who resigned.  

Board of Directors:  We will elect 3 of the 4 below, who will serve for 3 years beginning July 2020.
Tom Everly joined the club in March 2018.   Read about him in the review of his classification talk HERE.  

Charlie Miracle joined the club in September 2018, served in another club, joining there in July 1993.  Read about him in the review of his classification talk HERE.

Trisha Johnson joined the club in January, 2019.  Read about her in the review of her classification talk HERE.

Marili (Muffy) Rounds joined the club in February 2008.  She has served on the Fellowship committee in recent years and helped with clean-up days at Rotary Park.

Mission Ridge with Josh Jorgensen (General Manager)
Josh was eloquently introduced by Lorien Clemens who claimed that Mission Ridge is the primary reason she and Tom reside here, and that she was a ski instructor there for 5 years.  Josh used an excellent PowerPoint with videos to give a fascinating review of current and future conditions at Mission Ridge, allowing that Wenatchee is the ONLY ski town in the state.  LISTEN HERE TO THE INTRO AND PROGRAM.
Josh thanked the community for supporting the Ridge for 50+ years.  His first video showed a typical day on the slopes, which he boasted as the best surfaces in the northwest, partly due to the colder snow, but mostly due to the hard work of their excellent staff.
There are thousands of season-pass holders, with many from outside the area and even other nations.
The resort is growing steadily, with the new season operating 7 days per week.  Night lighting is expanded on chair-1.  There are now after-school ski programs and some new ski-race programs.  Rails and Ales is growing in popularity as well as the Pray for Snow concert, with up to 750 attendees.
Progress is moving forward on the 850-acre expansion which will provide more parking as well as a housing village, with about $35 million in future projects.  One special addition is the new beginner chair.  They give 11-12 thousand lessons per year., and recently received an award for their Freedom Pass program which contributed to a high level of conversion from beginners to lifetime skiers.   He is pleased to be working with the premier consulting firm Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners from Whistler, BC. (one of the world's best).
To view a slide show and video on the expansion plans,  CLICK HERE .  
After the meeting, we were informed about Landon Beau Gillum; he was born to Ashley on 12/1, at 8:28pm 7lbs 13 oz and 20 inches long.
This week's meeting photos this week are courtesy of Jessica Kendall (including the video).
Some added post-meeting.
See previous editions for other important notes
  • Winter Wonderland (Mission Ridge version).  LISTEN HERE (or watch the video HERE) as Tom McNair led the room in singing this classic tune, using his Mission Ridge version.
  • AUCTION AppealBill Murray and the "Crazy Auction Lady" Jill Leonard gave a humorous tag-team appeal for our upcoming auction. LISTEN HERE to Jill and Bill. Also, see "JUST SO 'YA KNOW" below.  Jay Smith announced a major gift recently given by a generous donor.  The Wenatchee Rotary Foundation has received a gift of $4,000 from the Ferguson Family Trust. This donation adds to the corpus for Scholarships for students in the Wenatchee Valley area.  Thank you to the Ferguson Family Trust, you make a difference and helping us achieve our focus to positively affect more students by giving scholarships.  Just another way to give back to the community that has lasting impact.
  • Mystery Rotarian.  The most recent Mystery Rotarian was Beth Stipe, this week, Alicia Nakata.   This week's Big Fat Juicy Clue :   His travels are tracked by NORAD each year
  • Salvation Army Bell-Ringing.   Dick Reed appealed for more volunteers for 12/7.
  • Christmas Party.  Next week; see above.
  • Nominations.  For new president and board members were announced, to be voted on at the Annual Meeting, 12/19.  See story above.
  • HANWASH, for Haiti Clean Water.  Carin Smith gave a positive update [18 clubs are in, 4 businesses or individuals donating, $24,479 total donated or pledged].
  • CARMEN needs a ride weekly; volunteers wanted.  Allan Galbraith volunteered for next week.
  • Jim Russell's Jack Russell needs a home.  According to Laurie Flarity-White, Jim needs to find it a home ASAP as pets are not allowed where he currently resides.
  • Cyber Security with Patrick  Lamphere, 10/17.  Some members requested access to his PowerPoint.   To access it CLICK HERE.  (provided by Tom McNair)
  • Useless Trivia.  You are 13.8% more likely to die on your birthday, according to studies quoted in the Washington Post in 2014

December 12
Christmas Party
December 19
Annual Meeting (Elections)
January 25, 2020
Building Communities Auction
April 23 - 26, 2020
District Conference in Kelowna
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
  • Health Alliance NW
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • Pet Hub, Inc.
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society
    Just so ‘ya know…#25 - Community Outreach  (REPEAT)  
Just a reminder that our Rotary Auction is closer than you think!
Have you turned in one or more Donor Receipts & Pickup Order slips yet?  ...or is it just an unfulfilled thought in the back of your mind?  Rotary has a week's hiatus due to Thanksgiving so use that gift of time to secure an item or two for our auction.
I hear that the procurement committee is in need of mid-priced silent auction items. Look around your house or canvas the neighborhood for auction items.  
   Example:  I 'found' a new, in the box, Penn Level Wind Reel that I had inherited from my father.  Value - $59.95  I hope that at least two people want a nice salmon reel and are willing to bid it up.
The procurement committee is also in need of BIG ticket items for the live auction.  We have few very nice big ticket items, large entertainment parties, and wonderful travel packages but could use a few more.  Do you have access to items that could be paired with other items that could make a great gift or get-away package?  A few years ago a Rotarian and his wife put up for bid the opportunity to babysit their infant for an evening.  How cool was that! Grandparents in the audience bid that one way up!   If you have an idea, act now to secure that item for our auction. 
Soon we will be involved in selling tickets for our auction. The evening promises to be filled with great food and lots of action.  Ask your neighbors, or you can try to fill up one of our tables... or just invite your in-laws.  We need lots of people to get behind our worthwhile projects and spend money to support Rotary action in our community.  Do it before our next Rotary meeting...
    Happy Thanksgiving...we each have been given so much,
    Joe St. Jean
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Rotarian Stan Hoyt, aged 90.  Stan was a longtime Rotarian (36 years) and fixture in the community.  He was a regular attendee despite health issues in his later years.  Stan was well respected in both our club and also in the Wenatchee area.  Details of his memorial will be provided at a later date.  We wish Bev comfort in this difficult time.
Click HERE for a detailed listing of all recently-deceased members, with service dates and photos.


View a list of ALL past presidents here.
James M. Starr
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 Gala.

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 goal this year is $7500.  On December 05, Club-60-cup donations totaled  $31.15 bringing our total to $785  or $2355 with the Gates match!   This equates to 3933 lives potentially saved!  On World Polio Day, October 24, collections at KPQ totaled. about $700 by our club.  Also, total donations at the Greatest Dinner to End Polio were about $6611 between all clubs represented, plus about $700 in pledges.  Other uncounted donations are made by members through other avenues.
            10.5%        [Goal is $7500 for Rotary year]                
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication. 
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2019-20:
      Mike Kintner
Pres. Elect: 
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Nominee:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Designate:    TBD
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Jim Brink
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, Jay Smith;
VP, Tom Ross
Treasurer, Tyler Mickey;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Committee Chairs :
   Scholarship - Joe St. Jean;
  Fundraising - Susan Albert;
   Events - Jill Leonard.
Board Members: 
Paul Pankey, Alice Meyer.
Pres. Elect (ex officio)

TRF Chair: Dan Rodgers
INBOUNDBeatrice Sandrini from Italy near Milan.
(Bay- uh-tree-chay)
509.679.1555    EMAIL
Contact her to join in fun activities thru Don or Heidi Myers, or call her cell, or see her at a meeting. More information will be posted next week.
OUTBOUND - Emily in Finland
Dec 12, 2019
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 26, 2019
Jan 02, 2020
Classification Talks
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