Volume LXXII (72) - # 12:  September 22, 2022
With Mary Big Bull Lewis, sponsored by Ken Robertson
The following information is excerpted from an article printed in the Wenatchee World, March 7, 2022.

WENATCHEE — Mary Big Bull-Lewis always felt like something was missing, but it wasn’t until her 30s that she started digging into how to change that.

Big Bull-Lewis is a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes of the Moses, Entiat, and Wenatchi bands, and a descendant of the Blackfoot Tribe. Although she was born and raised in a town that takes its name from the Wenatchi people (known as P'Squosa in their own language) and sits on part of their homeland, she saw an extreme lack of Indigenous history and representation growing up.

“I just yearned for something else, and that was culture and traditional teachings,” she said. “I always wanted to connect with somebody that was like me, that looked like me, that could teach me things. It was difficult looking back at it.”   

Come and hear about Mary's passion to be true to her heritage and culture.


With Dr. Faviola Barbosa, sponsored by Rachel Evey
Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) provides college scholarships to students from the tree fruit industry. Through the Beyond the Scholarship Program, students are supported with wraparound services to secure degree completion.  Their mission is to impact lives through access to educational opportunities.
WAEF was founded in 1994 by members of Washington's tree fruit industry with a desire to advance the industry's charitable work and supports college-bound young people with financial support and resources to graduate on time.  WAEF has served more than 2,000 students with more than $11 million from the industry.  

Faviola Barbosa worked within the Washington State Community & Technical Colleges system for over 18 years. She serves as the new executive director of the Washington Apple Education Foundation.  Her passion has been to promote higher education to students from an early age. She believes this position is a perfect fit for her and stated, “I am so excited about the opportunity to promote access and support to students from the tree fruit industry pursuing higher education. Furthermore, I look forward to working with such an amazing team and continuing to strengthen the WAEF mission.”

For more details View ZOOM video.
Noon PT, Thursdays at Pybus Event Center, #3 N. Worthen Avenue, Wenatchee, WA USA 98801 (unless noted otherwise)
Lunch is available for $12.
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Board meetings are 2nd Thursday, 4:30PM,
virtual unless noted. 
Contact us for access,
Sep 22, 2022
Indigenous Roots and Reparation Foundation
Sep 29, 2022
Northern Immigrant Rights Project
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This week's News and Announcements.
View ATTENDANCE for this and recent meetings
This week - Pybus
October 13, 20 - Wenatchee Valley Museum/Conference Center
GREETERS THIS WEEK - This week Lauren Scanga is joined by Doug Button and Nathan Darling.
Board members (BOD) rotate weekly at regular meetings, along with both seasoned and new members.  Any member is welcome and encouraged to greet at any time. If you can't make it, please get a substitute.
Upcoming Schedule.
Seasoned Member
22-Sep-22 Scanga Button Darling Pybus
29-Sep-22 St. Jean Campbell Blair Pybus
6-Oct-22 Robertson Corcoran Lopez Pybus
View MORE here.       
IMAGINE ROTARY -     Watch this inspiring video based on the Rotary motto - "What is Service Above Self" .  (created by Silverdale Rotary Club).
To serve is to change our world!  Let's serve!
Service is one of the main reasons people join Rotary.   The idea of giving back to the community and making a difference is a driving force.   Our club has an opportunity to do just that.  

September 23- Volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up at the WVC Food Truck Knight.   SIGN UP HERE

October 22 - We need 5 people to sign up to help with two projects at Camp Zanika.   Join Gary Provo, Sean Cooper and Thomas Everly for a day of service, connecting and lunch at the 59er diner.  
Sign up by emailing Gary Provo at garyallanprovo@gmail.com .

Ford Barrett announced the Friends of Rotary (FOR) project, an effort to gather some community members who have been associated with our club.

Pete Van Well presented a thank-you message from Alice Nieman, Carmen's caregiver.  

'Connections are Key'.  
  • Membership Networking Event on September 29, 5:00-6:30.   Invite community members who are passionate about the environment, are looking for ways to make an impact in the community or want to hang out with like- minded individuals.  Use the QR code. 
  • (Note - it is also P/E Michelle's birthday!)
  • Oktoberfest at the Meyers' Oct. 14.  Bring a dish and a beverage to share (esp. German beer)
Peace Pole Project Donations.   We are still encouraging Rotary Club members, families and friends to donate to the Peace Pole Project. Please see an updated story about the project here.
Print fundraising form HERE.   Complete and mail with a check to: Wenatchee Rotary Foundation, PO Box 1723, Wenatchee WA, 98807-1723.
ENVIRONMENT FILM SERIES.   Kickoff event for the ESRAG Plant-Rich Diet, October 13 at Wenatchee Museum and Cultural Center., 7 PM.  Get info and register here.
These inbound students gathered in Wenatchee last week. 
 (Photo supplied by PP Alice Meyer)
Sponsored by Wenatchee Museum and Cultural Center.
On December 30, 1993, WRC purchased The Bruce Hotel, a dilapidated transient hotel in downtown Wenatchee and began the journey that continues today providing individuals and families experiencing poverty and homelessness with housing and supportive services. All assistance is delivered with the objective of promoting a sense of family and community through education, support and affirming the value of a healthy nurturing environment for children.  The Wenatchee Rotary Club has built rooms, offered funding and supported the WRC since the beginning.  Over $50,000 has been donated to date. 
Guest Kathy Gut was first to guess the answer.
The club now has a plaque to be displayed in the Lodge at Scout-a-Vista to acknowledge our support over the years.  
This is a follow-up to a Where in the World is Rotary? question. 
Quote of the Week.   "Hockey is an unique sport in the sense you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful."    Wayne Gretzky

[Wayne Douglas Gretzky CC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Wikipedia]


The SHARE system is how The Rotary Foundation distributes funds to districts. 
When you contribute to Annual Fund-SHARE, the first 5% is deducted for operational costs. The remainder of the contribution is divided between the World Fund and District Designated Funds (DDF). The Trustees of the Rotary Foundation allocate money from the World Fund, and your district allocates DDF to the programs that people in your area want to support.  The name defines what the system does, because contributions are shared throughout the world.  You can help our district and support meaningful projects by giving to the Annual Fund-SHARE!
Reminder - RI Foundation chair, Secretary Frank, is awarding BONUS matching points for donations made to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) before September 30.  See story and details on our Home Page.  Thanks to those who have taken advantage of the offer thus far, and to those providing the matching points.  
      * Foundation Moments are provided regularly by D5060 TRF Chair Pete Erickson
Secretary Apprentice wanted.  Secretary Frank will train.  It will be fun!  Learn ClubRunner features such as website editing, image library, page creation, help with Appleseed.  Optional - prepare to become secretary.
Time investment is your choice but expect 2-3 hours per week.
APPLESEED FEEDBACK?   Post replies or Appleseed comments and questions here.

Check out the upcoming events for the Club, District 5060, and Rotary International



16 - Youth Exchange Welcome BBQ

21- International Day of Peace

23 - WVC Food Truck Knight

29 - Membership Networking Event

31 - Deadline to get TRF bonus points


           7 PM at Museum
14 - Oktoberfest at the Myers'
         (Bring dish & beverage to share)
21 - Peace Pole Dedication
        5 PM, Rotary Park

22 - Make-a-Difference Day

24 - Polio Awareness Day

June 9, 2023 - Rotary Campout, Confluence Park

Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM, with exceptions
   Meeting ID:92794079436


Dear Applesauce.   Is cereal soup?
      --Milk & Toast

Dear M&T.   If it doesn’t come out of a red and white can and has to be thinned with water, then it is not soup in DA’s book. However, Dear Applesauce’s miserly Aunt Enid one time lived off a single container of oatmeal for a year. That was some pretty soupy oatmeal by Halloween!


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