Wenatchee Rotary  -  Meeting via ZOOM temporarily  
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August 27, 2020  - 6 PM
Volume LXX - No 09
August is Rotary's Membership and
New Club Development Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
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  • 10 THINGS ABOUT ....   
  • SPONSOR OF THE WEEK         
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THIS WEEK :  Pinnacles Prep, with Jill Fineis & Kory Kalahar
(Thursday at 6 PM, ZOOM; Details below)
On September 3, we return to noon meetings on Thursday as determined by a recent preference poll. 
However, during the pandemic, our regular meetings continue online (virtual) using ZOOM technology.  One more meeting at 6 PM.  To participate CLICK HERE.   Any Rotarian or friend of Rotary may attend.  "Waiting Room" enabled.
If no digital access, call in by phone :  Dial 669-900-6833; when asked, enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#, then #.
To find/join other clubs' virtual meetings, CLICK HERE ;  for security purposes, ClubRunner login is required to access the list.
DONATE TO OUR CAUSES HERE. Then follow instructions. 
     Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 local health news.    
    WEEK IN REVIEW -  August 20 (ZOOM #22)      
   Part 1 - Program: Classification/Leslie Freytag
See ZOOM video edited recording HERE[password #8august20leslie ]
NOTE:  videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.
Get audio only HERE.   Previous APPLESEED.
Speaker Leslie Freytag was introduced by Ford Barrett in the absence of Gil Sparks. 
This was her second classification talk with our club.  She joined Rotary May 20, 1997 in another club and originally joined this club 12/16/03, resigning 09/14/06.  She re-joined this club Feb. 20, 2020, sponsored by Gil Sparks.   
Leslie began by sharing some notable facts about Pybus Public Market, but then focused on her career path.   She had hoped to be a fashion designer, but as a senior at CSU, she had an opportunity to intern with the Neiman-Marcus Co., who made her one of the first women in the field of buyers of women's shoes in the industry of fashion merchandising, serving 22 years in the Texas market.  She began as an intern folding sweaters, and became VP of the children's Division. During that time she opened the store in Washington, DC. and had many exciting opportunities and experiences in the business.  She was instrumental in developing more color options in fashion shoes.
She told a great story of how she was first to market Barney the Dinosaur.
See photo below showing her her other career employers.  Each has a remarkable story.  Watch the video or listen.
The final portion of her remarks covered important facts in the history of Pybus, including a moving video of testimonials by current Pybus residents, impacted by the COVID-19 this year.  This is only a portion of Leslie's visuals.



See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
  • President Kory Kalahar opened the ZOOM meeting to about 28 members and a few guests with Thomas Everly as ZOOM host.  As usual, Raz provided a flag for the pledge.  
  • PolioPlus donations.  Please donate to make up for the loss of our Club-60 cups.  PP Pete will love you.  Also you can be a sustaining member by donating $100 per year to The Rotary Foundation (TRF), Annual Fund.
  • Farmers Market Takeover at Pybus (Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary).    Volunteers needed to be ambassadors/greeters at the Farmers Market, 7:30 - 1PM on Saturday (past), and again 9/19 and 10/17. Just show up.
  • District Award.  We have received a Presidential Citation (with distinction) for the Rotary year 2019-2020, along with 13 (of 59) other district clubs.  Congratulations Past President Mike for exceeding all of our club goals.
  • FELLOWSHIP (with real people).   Members are encouraged to join a small group of retired Rotarians meeting at Walla Walla Point Park each Friday morning at 9:30-10:30, at the parking lot nearest TTC. You will need lawn chair and your favorite coffee.
  • Service projects.  We are looking for projects that will impact our community. 
  • Meeting schedule. (announced following Friday program committee meeting).  We return to noon meetings (still on ZOOM for now).
  • Ten things about Gary Provo.  See story below.  Next week - Linda Evans Parlette
  • Next week's programPinnacles Prep, with Jill Fineis.  Also learn about ClubRunner Mobile from Jill Leonard in a new teachable moment feature if time permits.  Here is a preview.
  • Stupid Stuff by Kory.   Tabled this week for time constraints.
  • Appleseed effort.  Frank needs all presenters and/or sponsors to provide notes, photos, PowerPoints, etc., in advance if possible.
  • Would you rather have ...
    • ​​​eyes the size of golf balls or
    • teeth larger than computer keys
The meeting of August 20 was hosted by Thomas Everly. 
Attendance list:  Scroll to bottom
Speaker:  Leslie Freytag (classification)
Guests: Sam Dilly (friend of Carin - photo at right; has applied for membership!)
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)

Ten (or more)  things we didn't know   
about Gary Provo
Listen HERE for Gary's commentary on these events
Wenatchee Valley Native - 3rd Generation – 1948 St. Anthony’s
  • Transplanted to Tucson AZ - 1959 - age 11
  • A couple of fortuitous yet fortunate academic and career shifts. 1965+.    Thereafter, never once looked for a job.
  • Began an evolving and somewhat “complex” domestic life 
  • Set the World Fast Draw Record in 1969 = .20 Sec.
  • Many challenging, engaging & deeply fulfilling career experiences;
    • In 1970 - Transferred into the parent company Western Bancorporation --- “First Interstate Bank Corp.”
    • In 1976 embarked on a 10-year stint in Higher Education.
  • More domestic evolution, and more children.
  • Back to Banking - 1986 First Fidelity Bancorporation. 
  • Last Domestic Evolution – 1984 met Jane Burda in Wash D.C.
  • Final career fun? - 1992 – 2013
  • 2014 - Retired back in the Wenatchee Valley
  • Among the more emotionally charged events of this life -- so far!
    • In the depth of suicidal depression, and a “moment of clarity” on Dec. 11th 1987, I swallowed my last drink of alcohol.
    • Oldest daughter Lisa passed away in 2008 after 25 years battling MS.   Despite the tragic decline and death, Jane and I were able to enjoy and keep some truly wonderful memories.
    • Premature deaths of both parents and 3 of my 5 Siblings.
 August 27 -   PINNACLES PREP      
With Jill Fineis & Kory Kalahar  (website)
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.
 September 03 -  THE SPOON FOUNDATION  
With Katja Rowell     (Info   
Thursday noon; ZOOM details TBA

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

Based in Wenatchee, we serve
customers throughout
North Central Washington. 
Your home and comfort are
important to us.
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.
1985 - 1986
Milton Herman
  PART 1    PART 2  
The club ended the year with 191 members.  Milton was heavily involved in his favorite program - Youth Exchange.
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
  4:30 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
Attendance last week
Anderson Jinneman Rasmussen
Barrett Kalahar Robertson
Bossenbrock Kintner Singhose
Brink Kulaas Smith
Clifton Meyer Speidel
De Robles Monnette St. Jean
Dudek Nelson Stach
Everly Parlette Turner
Freytag Peters  
Galbraith Provo  
Aug 27, 2020
Pinnacles Prep
Sep 03, 2020
The SPOON Foundation
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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