Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion
Meeting of November 01, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 18
  November is ROTARY FOUNDATION Month  
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always welcome to greet.
Schedule changes are made for new members.
  Don Michelle Gary Raz
  -- Future Weeks Ahead -----------
1 Reed Parlette Rodgers Rose
2 Gillum Turner Ross Rounds
3 Gillum Riley Rowe Shermer
We remain committed to the principles that
we feel are best summarized as
"the little Bank with the big circle of friends"   
(509) 662-1644
Columbia River Room this week. Menu:  Grilled Chicken, Butternut squash and Brussel sprouts, Wild Rice, Green Salad w/assorted toppings; Chef's choice Dessert, coffee service. 
     NEXT WEEK    - Veterans' Day; Ford Barrett
See other important future program details below.

With Carin Smith & Jon Volyn
Carin Smith joined our club in May 2018,  sponsored by Gil Sparks.  She is retired from the field of veterinary management.  She serves on the World Service Committee.
Jonathan (Jon) Volyn joined the club in March 2018, sponsored by Nate Bishop.  He is owner and partner in Volyn law Firm.  He has served on the Membership Committee and has been hosting the new-member breakfasts.
They will be introduced by their sponsors or a designate.   They will inform the members about themselves, our best opportunity to get to know them.  All new Rotarians are asked to give such a talk, and it is a favorite topic for many members. The term “classification” is related to a person’s career description, as all Rotarians are asked to designate how their career is classified.  But, the talk is not necessarily limited work-related topics.
More good news for the club:  After this they will be eligible to pay fines.
November 2 -Apple Bowl
Football Game concessions
November 5 - Rotary Park
Rock spreading - 8 AM
Volunteers needed!
November 13 - Pybus U.
Gil & Kay Sparks presentation
7 PM, Their trip to Kenya
November 15 - Tailgate Party
Applecup w/Lions Club
13   Annual Christmas Program
20  Annual meeting/Elections  
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" AUCTION
May 2-5, 2019
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
  • Humane Society of WV
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
    WEEK IN REVIEW, Oct. 25 - WV Chamber/Commerce, w/Shiloh Burgess      
President-elect Mike Kintner presiding,welcomed all present to the "Judy Connor and Linda Evans Parlette" of service clubs, reminding us that he will be president #98 next year.  He went on to lead the club in singing "God Bless America".  [But Carin Smith reminded this writer that the officers still owe her a "serenade", resulting from her recent winning that Appleseed trivia contest.]   President Pete was away.

Mike gave an interesting intro of Gil Sparks, who then warmly introduced our excellent speaker Shiloh Burgess, Executive director of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce (WVCC).   She might be described as a ball of fire!
Shiloh first recognized Gil for his many community contributions.  Here are just a few of the interesting facts she presented. Currently there are 650 member organizations, with about 15% non-profits (including Rotary, Humane Society, United Way etc.).  It is a membership organization that serves to represent and promote the interests of the businesses in our community, engaging with community partners and offer programs to strengthen the business climate in the valley.  It also serves the community by promoting our area as a destination for business, sports, and leisure travel including tournaments, competitions, trade shows, corporate meetings, and conventions to maximize additional overnight visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues, and job opportunities.  It is also under contract with the City of Wenatchee to provide destination marketing services for our area. The services include operating the Wenatchee Valley Visitor Center and Tasting room as well as promoting our cities and region in order to increase the number of visitors to our area. 

Mission: To champion our community’s quality of life and economic vitality through collaborative leadership and sound business advocacy.

Vision Statement:  To be the leader in creating a more vibrant and prosperous business climate in our region and to unify our community around objectives that will strengthen and grow our local economy, build business diversity and improve our quality of life.

Core Values:

  • Business is an essential element of all successful communities. A community’s ability to prosper rests upon the foundation of a healthy economy.
  • The interests of residents, businesses, government, educators and the not-for-profit sector are inextricably bound together. All have a stake in the community’s success.
  • A regional approach to economic opportunities and issues is essential. For the region to be economically successful, the Wenatchee Valley must be economically successful 
  • In the conduct of our work, we strive to be an advocate for business, improve commerce, and add value to our members; we will be visionary and open to all possibilities and act with the strength of conviction even in the face of adversity.
She explained how outdoor recreation and tourism activities generate over $500 million to our local economy due to more than 2 million visitors per year.  She addressed the Advocacy program, the many service projects, and much more, even "Creepy Careers".  Listen to audio of Shiloh's talk.   
Joe St. Jean and Tom Everly spoke of the Make A Difference Day project at Camp Zanika on Saturday.  Read about the results below, under 'Just so ya Know'.  The head table was introduced as the bike-riding crew.  All announcements appeared on the new continuous rolling PowerPoint which will become a standard meeting feature.
Jay Smith commended the Auction team and their good work preparing for the January event, especially Rich Peters, Joe St. Jean, Bill Murray, Dante Gutierrez-Zamora, Gary Provo.  Ticket sales will be mostly on-line. More news next week, when hopefully our auction teams will begin sitting together.  See the weekly blog below, and watch for website updates.
Mike mentioned the results of collections for World Polio Day at slightly over $2K, also mentioned the Apple Bowl concessions Nov. 2.
Marcia Henkle excitedly bragged of her experience tailgating at the WSU game. 
Applecup Tailgate Party - The Wenatchee all-service-club tailgate party is Nov. 15 at Wenatchee Center (no regular meeting here).  More later.
Ford Barrett announced our Veterans' Day program Nov. 8 and our special speaker.  Sponsors volunteered to support expected student visitors.  The club is honored to have retired naval medical corpsman Lou Barrier as the speaker. Lou joined the Navy in 1949, before graduating from high school. The Korean War broke out the next year and the young Lou found himself facing the combat medics' greatest challenges as he served as a medic with the Marines.  More later.
Andy Petro discussed the recent interviews for 8 new Youth Exchange Students; they were all fantastic; 6 are moving forward.
Heidi Myers, lamenting the decline in the Lunch Buddy participation, encouraged all members to consider bringing other family youth to the Christmas party on Dec. 13.
Exchange student Chloe gave a regular update on her status.
Mike closed the meeting by relating a quote from Will Rogers.
*****************  Late additions ***************
Rich Peters announced that TC Slinger plans on placing basalt rock at Rotary Park on Monday, November 5 at 8 AM. We will call for volunteers to help out our next Rotary meeting. 
Carmen Bossenbrock is expecting an assessment from her orthopaedic surgeon by Oct. 30, regarding her recovery progress.  Meantime she loves visitors.  We miss her, AND her photos.
Mike Kintner, Susan and Frank attended the District Fall Assembly in Chelan on Friday & Saturday.  Many great ideas were generated in open space discussions.  Mike made an excellent presentation to the World Service committee on our Haiti Clean Water Project.
Wayne Massing of Wenatchee Sunrise, our Hamburg Convention district chair, reports in his October newsletter, that 55 Rotarians & guests (of DG Sherry's goal of 100) have registered!  Click here for info and registration.  If interested, take advantage of the discount deadline and save $100 until 12/15.
Gil Sparks with Kay and 4 others, plans to give a presentation at Pybus University Tuesday, November 13 at 7 PM on their trip to Kenya earlier this year. Admission is free, but participants are encouraged to register on line.
We invite you to help continue the impact Rotary has on the community.   By supporting the 2019 Rotary auction, you can help build communities.  How can you help?
1.  Become a sponsor.   From Presenting sponsor to Table sponsors, we have something to fit your marketing budget.  Contact Doug Button for all the options and details.  
2.  Donate an experience or item.  Love to host dinner parties?  Let’s auction an unique dinner party.   Have a boat?  Let’s go for a Sunset lake cruise.   Extra tickets to Vegas?  Donate..   Get the idea?   Contact Dan Maher or Gary Provo for more info.
3.  Want to help on a committee?   Bring is your talents and we will find the right fit.   Contact Jill Leonard or Jay Smith.
We look forward to raising $125,000 net to put back into making our community one of the best places on earth!  

    Just so ‘ya know…#13 - Community Outreach in action    

The Rotary Club of Wenatchee (our official name) was well represented at Camp Zanika this past Saturday. President Pete had designated this beautiful camp on Lake Wenatchee as the recipient of our club’s Make A Difference Day efforts.   
Do these guys look like “Loggin Larrys”? Gary Provo, Al Bridges, and Joe St.Jean worked to clear trails, cut downed logs, and remove brush from around several cabins. Tom Everly, in addition to being a Rotarian, was also working in his official capacity for Camp Zanika as the “crew boss” for the 50 other volunteers that pitched in to help get the camp ready for winter on this sunny Make a Difference Day 2018.   Way back, our Rotary Club built one of the grand log cabins used by campers. Tom McNair and Terry Sorom took on the task of repairing a broken door jam and replacing several cracked windows in the Rotary Cabin.       Joe St. Jean. 
Old minutes:
Be the Light Walk @ the WHS track (September 14, 2018)
● Prepped the track by setting up tables, and bringing up chairs. We handed out beads to symbolize the position the people were in upport, knows of a friend/family who struggles with depression, a veteran who has struggled, lost a friend/relative, is struggling, lost a child, etc. This year of president Brittany M. along with Jaela F. opened the event by doing the announcement all throughout the walk.  Food Drive for the Panther House (October 5, 2018)
● Interact students helped collect donated food at Fred Meyer’s for the WHS Panther House which is a program for the students who aren’t able to receive meals regularly or even on weekends. With the help of the community, we were able to raise many boxes
of food for the students at WHS.  Ski Swamp @ OMS (October 12 & 13, 2018)
● Interact students were able to help set up the Ski Swamp by checking in items and organizing.

New minutes:
Trick & Treating for Food (Oct 31, 2018)
Planting (November 12, 2018)
Lunch Buddies for students at WHS who need a friend (TBD)
Lunch at the Red Lion (Dec 27, 2018)
● Collect clothes for the homeless
● Collect school supplies for in need
● Brace Hotel Donations
● Humane Society (Blankets)
● Yard Work
● Garbage Picking
● Book Drive
● Penny Drive (Fundraisers)
● Movie Night (Fundraisers)
Marvey C.
Secretary of Interact Club
End Polio Now/Club 60:  
Our ambitious goal has been set by President Pete at $10,000 ($192 per week!).
We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation; since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.
Donations by club members on Oct. 25 = $21.10 thus bringing our total $852 or $2556 with the Gates match.  This equates to 4268 lives saved. Collections at KPQ were $1133. Results from the polio dinner will be released later.  Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Nov 01, 2018
Classification Talk
Nov 08, 2018
Veterans Day
Nov 15, 2018
Applecup Tailgate, Wenatchee Center
Nov 22, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921