Volume LXXI (71) - # 52
June 30, 2022
June is Rotary Fellowships Month
At Highlander Golf Clubhouse
5:30 PM Social time, dinner about 6:15
Come and enjoy this unique and fun event!
Attend in-person (no ZOOM planned at this time)



Final meeting for
Alice Meyer as presiding officer!
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PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION MEETING & ROAST  (AKA President Alice Meyer End-of-Year Celebration)
Payment may be brought to the event by check (payable to Wenatchee Rotary Club).
PP Kory Kalahar spoke about our special event planned for
  • Thursday June 30 at
  • Highlander Golf Club in East Wenatchee,
  • 6-8 PM with 5:30 social time. 
  • Cost is $25 per person. 
Kory assured everyone that the past-presidents will make this a FUN event.  Don't miss it.  New Rotary applicants are welcome.
No noon meeting.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR TRANSITION EVENT.  A message from the incoming District Governor, Karl Ruether of Leavenworth Rotary.
Please come and join us for a fun dinner event on June 29th at the Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth starting at 6pm. This will be a celebration of our "District Governor Richard" and "Side Kick Robin" come prepared to share some stories.
To register and make dinner reservations please go to: If you need a room for that night, please email Audrey Saunders at directly and she will take care of you at the special Rotary Rate for that night including breakfast the next morning. I look forward to seeing many of you there. 
Yours in Rotary,  Karl Ruether DGE, 506-670-6715, 
PEACE POLE PROJECTKen Robertson reviewed all of the options to support the Peace Pole Project at Rotary Park, highlighted by a celebration on Sept. 21 - For information and to make a donation.  This is a recurring announcement.
ASSISTANT GOVERNOR VISITArea-8 AG Shanley Crane came to present two awards to PP Kory Kalahar for his year as president - 
  • achieving most of his goals for the club
  • club donations to TRF PolioPlus exceeding an average of $100 per member
She also thanked President Alice and Secretary Frank for their help in making the recent district conference successful.
    [ed. note - P/E Jill also made significant contributions toward that end.]
Shanley is past-president of East Wenatchee Rotary and represents  Cashmere, East Wenatchee, Lake Chelan, Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Wenatchee Confluence, Wenatchee Sunrise 
MEMBER SURVEY.    President-elect Jill Leonard would like for all members to complete her survey regarding the coming Rotary year.  Members - this is your chance to express yourselves!  She is grateful that most members have already responded, but the survey will run until all members respond.
MEET UP WITH JILL.   Book a meeting here -
MEMBERSHIP CHANGES  Three new members will join the club effective July 01.  New President Jill is confident that all of us will make them welcome.  They are:  Clover Simon Jamie Quinteros, and Xavier Arinez.
Sadly, we are also losing some after many years - Sue Rose (April 2000), David Olson (Sept. 2016), Ralph Jiminez (April 2018), Lorien Clemens (August 2018), Rich Monroe (Feb. 2020).  Jim McDonald is recently deceased (Dec. 1983). 
Also, Ray Dobbs leaves us this week, temporarily, he promised.  Ray joined Chelan Rotary in 1982, then transferred membership to our club 1988, back to Chelan 1990, then back to us again in June 2021.  He served twice as President of Chelan, 1993-94, 2001-02, and has been a Paul Harris Fellow since 1994.  We hate to lose Ray.
GIFTS ETCPresident Alice mentioned several birthdays, but only one candidate was present, Marc Heminger
P/E Jill Leonard presented a thank-you gift to Alice from the board, in appreciation for exceptional service to the club, 2021-22.
Visitors included former member Dirk Horton, Ivan Christensen of Confluence Rotary, and also Kory's mom.
   With Lowell Porter, Exec. Director
     Sponsored & introduced by President Alice
    (available for a short time)
RiverCom 911 is a dedicated multi-jurisdictional Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) located in Wenatchee, Washington providing public safety communications in Chelan and Douglas counties (over 4700 square miles).  It answers and processes  emergency 9-1-1 calls and non-emergency calls for service and provides dispatching services for twenty-three agencies of law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services within the two-county system. Its telecommunicators provide the first line of contact with the public when calling for emergency and non-emergency public safety services.
Lowell Porter has been Executive Director of Rivercom since September 2021.  Using a PowerPoint he elaborated at length on its mission, goals and organization; below are some of his images.  He was quick to praise his team of dispatchers and other team members, and encouraged members of the public to request a sit-in to observe their operations.  He emphasized the importance of the new position of Deputy Director, filled by Jonathan Brock, who manages the actual telecommunications team 24/7.  He discussed budgets, hiring processes and attrition rates, and the stressful aspects of the work, as well as the typical calls received, both serious and nuisance. 
He reviewed the benefits of the recent adoption of an integrated business model, as illustrated below in the Success and Sustainment Planning Continuum, which has led to many improvements in operations.
Primary goal.
The new logo.
The new org chart.

Dear AppleSauce:   Do you think the big toe feels self-conscious about being the “BIG” toe?

                   --  Jean D. Foote


Dear Jean.   Only during sandal season, Darling. Dear Applesauce, jests BT is the most needed of all the toes as it can be surgically removed and act as a replacement if one loses a thumb in a tragic water skiing accident (this really happened)! Also being the only toe that can go to market, the other toes would starve without it (especially that roast beef-horfing middle toe).


Dear Applesauce.  Why do we use leaf-blowers instead of leaf-suckers?
                               --  Linda Landscaper

Dear Linda.   Who wants to suck up all the leaves in the yard, then try to figure out what to do with them? Blow them over the neighbor’s lawn so it’s his problem.


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June 29 - District Governor Transition event
June 30 - End of Year, Presidential Transition
Sept. 21 - Celebration of Peace, Rotary Park
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM, with exceptions
   Meeting ID:92794079436
Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.
Wish to propose a new member?  Download the form HERE.
Jun 30, 2022 5:30 PM
Presidential Celebration
Jul 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Presidents Vision
Jul 14, 2022
Reflection on being a County Commissioner
Jul 21, 2022
Your Pets
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