Volume LXXI(71) - # 43
April 28, 2022
April is Rotary's Maternal and Childcare Month
May 12 - 15 / ATTEND ALL OR PART
Who needs to attend?  You!
Excellent Keynote speakers include Michael Caruso,
Chris Offer, and a movie actor.
You don't want to miss this exciting event ...
right here in Wenatchee!
Also, volunteer to be a Home Host; contact Pete Van Well for details.
And register before the fee increase. 
With Cari Horning
Sponsored by Rachel Evey
Attend in-person at Pybus Market or ZOOM
ZOOM #101, Hybrid #50 (A MILESTONE)
   recurring ZOOM access -
   [Or dial 253-215-8782; enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#]
NCESD provides a wide array of programs, services and support to 29 public school districts in north central Washington. The Division of Educational Services provides a comprehensive menu of services to assist educators in their efforts to provide safe, healthy, and positive educational environments where students achieve high levels of academic success. The Division of Administrative Services also provides a comprehensive list of services to assist school district management.
Also this week...
Throughout April, we will be hearing testimonies from recipients of our AUCTION proceeds, and how the funds will be used to change lives.  At the meeting, learn how the $128,000 will disbursed and why.
Last week we heard from Theresa Samuelson, Exec. Director, Campfire NCW.



View ATTENDANCE HERE for this and recent meetings.  
See list of important dates below.
AUCTION FUNDS DISBURSEMENT   President Alice presented a check in the amount of $8960 to Camp Fire of NCW a gift from our "For the Kids" Auction and Wenatchee Rotary Foundation.
Accepting was Theresa Samuelson Executive Director, along with her assistant Heavan Henderson.  They also invited everyone to participate in Camp Zanilka cleanup day, May 21.
GUESTS.  Other guests were visiting Rotarians Marilyn Young Skogland and Daryl Ferguson (former member) with wife Mona, Linda Herald (Director-General, Apple Blossom Festival), Kathy Campbell and Adele Haley (Royalty chaperones).
Darryl and Marilyn
Kathy and Adele
Alice and Linda
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS.   Mark Kulaas announced the fundraiser for our Peace Pole project at Rotary Park.  Click the link to see all the information handed out at the meeting.  Mark also promoted Arbor Day, and the Master Gardener Plant Sale at Pybus April 30.
Russ Speidel gave an update on the current situation with Ukranian refugees.  His committee has applied for new state funding allocated for this purpose. He thanked Kelli Scott for her assistance.
Joe St. Jean - scroll down for his announcement and brag. 
Pete Van Well appealed for home hosts for the district conference. 
See all of these in the ZOOM video linked below.
THANK-YOU EXPRESSIONS.   Because of our recent donations, we have received two major expressions of appreciation.
  1. YMCA - Read Dorry Foster's letter thanking us for the $64K donation from our "For the Kids" Auction.
  2. Shelter Box USA thanked us for our $3K donation for disaster relief last year, by bestowing their Silver Hero Award.  See story on our home page.
May 02, 21 - Service project opportunity at Pybus, Nick's Bricks (See below)
May 4 (Wednesday) - All-Service Club Luncheon (Steve Raible, speaker); no regular meeting
May 7 -  Grand Parade, Sunrise Rotary raffle "Road Apple Roulette"
May 12-15 - District Conference in Wenatchee
May 21 - Rotary Pig Roast at Rotary Park, 3 PM.  Contact Pete
May 25 - Memorial service for Jim McDonald, 11 AM, St. Joseph's
June 10 - Rotary Party at Historic Wells House.  Contact Pete.
ROTARY GRANTS AVAILABLE.   Joe St. Jean reminded us that your Wenatchee Rotary Community Outreach committee is excited to announce that they will be accepting spring grant applications starting April 1.  The committee members, Susan Albert, Eric Nelson, Ray Dobbs and Joe St. Jean, are pleased to help our local community as we have in the past.  The ideal projects for your committee to consider are those that provide a needed service or those that support a worthy cause.  
The Community Outreach updated grant application can be found under “Grants” on the header section of Wenatchee Rotary’s website starting April 1.  This year’s deadline for application will be April 30 with awards announced before the end of May.
Joe also bragged about being married to Teri for 55 years TODAY.  Pic shows Joe paying his fine, which he declared insufficient.
BONUS PHF POINTS.  Certain club members (Paul Harris Fellows) are offering PHF points as incentives to attend upcoming district events.  The Paul Harris Fellowship award requires 1000 points, from donations or gifts from others.  Each PHF point is earned by donating $1.00 to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).   These points can be given to others (their only purpose).  Here is how you can earn points toward your next PHF award. 
District event
Bonus PHF points
Attend the District Conference 5/12-15 (Wenatchee)
Serve on a District committee 200
Attend RI Convention, Houston, 6/4-8
Notify the club secretary if you have accomplished any of the above.

NICK'S BRICKS.  Another proposed service project by Matthew Michelson:  We are looking for volunteers to help with assembling the kits Monday, May 2nd from 3PM-6PM. Here are some of the details. Any interested folks can email me, we just need their name, email address and cell phone number.  SEE COMPLETE DETAILS.  

Saturday, May 21, 2022, will be the 4th year of this event in Wenatchee, Washington. Nick’s Bricks is an inclusive large event where children young and old gather to play and have fun with Lego “bricks”. It has become a Premier event at the Pybus Public Market.

Monday, May 2nd 3-6pm Lego Kit Making Pybus Public Market – Local Tel Events Center · Volunteers needed for an assembly line type packaging of the sealed Lego bags to give away at Nick’s Bricks. Need approximately 40 volunteers. We will be packaging 800 kits for give away. No experience needed! Training will be on the job! · We will need about 4 people with trucks, to transport the boxed loose Lego’s to the event center that day, from about noon-2pm. They are stored in a nearby mini-storage facility.


Jim McDonald.   Memorial Mass at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 25th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Reception at the church will follow.  Interment after reception at Evergreen Memorial Park in East Wenatchee.
Jim joined this club in December 1983.  He was a Paul Harris and Paul Scea Fellow.
Our thoughts are with his wife Pat.
View pictorial list of recently deceased members.
Apple Blossom Royalty 2022
ZOOM video recording (available for a short time)
(includes announcements)
Each of these charming young women told us of their love of Apple Blossom, their favorite things, future plans, their family history, and their festival stories and activities.  Then they sang a cute song they wrote for the festival, as Rotarians clapped along with them.
Rianne is the daughter of Malachi and Cathy Salcido. Through the consistent counsel of her parents, Rianne has learned to take leadership opportunities that have come her way over the years, such as serving as a “reading buddy” with first-grade students, house leadership at her school where she lead a group of students through various competitions with good sportsmanship during her junior year, and she has also taken the role of Key Club treasurer this year. In activities outside of school, Rianne has stepped into a student leadership role at her youth church where she leads kids every Wednesday through fun activities and helps lead a ninth-grade girl's small group as well. In her spare time.....
Ainsley is the daughter of Jim and Christy Shearer. Ainsley is involved with 3 choirs currently at her high school, president of the Wenatchee Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and has been in her high school’s drama club for 4 years while president of the Thespian Society. She has worked for Stage Kids as a teacher for 3 years and has been involved in community theater productions for nearly 10 years. Ainsley has also been a part of Leavenworth Summer Theater as a paid actor for the past 4 seasons. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, yoga, and meeting new people. After graduation, Ainsley plans to attend University of Hawaii to major in Psychology with a dream of becoming a forensic psychologist, in addition to continuing her love for music by minoring in general music....
Presley is the daughter of Dave and Leanna Nelson. Presley has been involved in many activities at her high school, including being a mentor in the Running Start Mentorship program, team captain of the girl’s golf team, and participated in the girl’s basketball program. Outside of school, she has taught musical theater and golf to young kids, babysits, and this past summer worked in Lake Chelan as a lifeguard at SlideWaters. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, adventuring around Wenatchee with her friends, working out, and trying out new things, from recipes to restaurants. After graduation, Presley will also be graduating from Wenatchee Valley College with her associates degree and plans to major in Psychology at a Gonzaga University.....
Darryl Ferguson promoted the festival parade.   For more about the festival ...   APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL  
Dear AppleSauce:   Why do you think eleven isn’t pronounced onety-one or oneteen?
                            --  Numbercruncher
Dear Numbercruncher.   Because early humans did not have the patience to count to one million, then one billion before two numbers rhymed. (Think about it, people.)
Dear Applesauce, Why do green olives come in jars and black olives come in cans?
                         --  Popeye’s Girl
Dear PG.  Dear Applesauce does not understand your question. Do not all olives come in martini glasses, Darling? (wink)
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Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM, with exceptions
   Meeting ID:92794079436
May 02, 21 - Service project opportunity at Pybus, Nick's Bricks
May 4 (Wednesday) - All-Service Club Luncheon (Steve Raible, speaker); no regular meeting
May 12-15 - District Conference in Wenatchee
May 21 - Rotary Pig Roast at Rotary Park, 3 PM.  Contact Pete
June 10 - Rotary Party at Historic Wells House.  Contact Pete.
Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.
Wish to propose a new member?  Download the form HERE.
Apr 28, 2022
North Central Education Service District
May 05, 2022
May 12, 2022
Update on happenings in Wenatchee
May 19, 2022
Entrepreneurship (Watermill Winery & Restaurant)
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