100 YEARS!
On February 1, 2021, Wenatchee Rotary will officially complete our first 100 years of service to the Wenatchee Valley and the world.   On January 14, we will hold a virtual celebration of this amazing milestone, but greater things are planned.

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January 14, 2021     Volume LXX - # 27
January is Rotary's Vocational Service Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
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Plan to attend our 100-year celebrations
Thursday January 14 (virtual short program) and later...
Virtual Celebration - Spring 2021/TBA
Big Gala! - Wenatchee Convention Center/TBA

NOTE - View some important historical information...
  • copy of the original club charter HERE
  • summary of our first year, with copies of local news stories of the first days HERE.
  • list of ALL past presidents HERE.
  • pictorial list of deceased members HERE.
  • 75th anniversary video HERE.  
  • video of Ed Cadman's year as Rotary International President HERE
January 14 :  Centennial Tribute - ZOOM #39
with Jordan Harrison (more details below)
(Thursday at noon, ZOOM; Details below)
Another sad loss, James "Jim" Loudon, January 2, 2021, age 92.  According to the published obituary, Jim was a former member and president of the East Wenatchee Rotary Club and a member of the Wenatchee Rotary Club, with a perfect attendance at both clubs, a total of 38 years. He left our club in June 2011.
View a pictorial list of former/deceased members HERE.
For virtual meetings -  ZOOM LINK.   Any Rotarian or friend of Rotary may attend.
If no digital access, call in by phone :  Dial 253-215-8782; when asked, enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#, then #.   Meeting ID: 484 306 077
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    WEEK IN REVIEW -  January 07, 2021 (ZOOM #38)      
   Part 1 - Speakers
See ZOOM edited video  HERE[password =  #23january07RYE  ]
1. Videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.  Each may begin with "10 things about..." 
2. Previous APPLESEED (Jan. 07)
3. Get audio only of Casia HERE .
Part 1 of program - Upcoming school district levy of Feb. 9.  
These speakers provided information and encouraged support. 
"It's about learning!"  Watch the info video HERE
Dr. Paul Gordon, Superintendent
Janette Bumgarner, Executive Director of Business and Finance
Diana Haglund, Director of Communications
Martin Barron, Board member (509-669-2500. ...for yard/window signs, taking offers for all ways to put out good words.)

Website statement.   "On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Wenatchee School District residents will be asked to vote on a ballot item to renew our current four-year Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy. This levy is primarily for costs related to supporting core learning activities, technology, safety, and our ability to offer elective/specialist classes, field trips, and extracurricular programs such as art, drama, music, and sports.  Levies allow a school district to provide things that the state only partially funds. 
A local levy is one source (12%) of the three common revenues used for funding Washington public schools. Other sources include general state apportionment based on student enrollment (77%) and federal funds based on exceptional student needs (9%). The remaining 2% consists of facility use fees, student fees, meal costs, etc.   ... The proposed levy will support approximately 12% of the District’s budget and will maintain the District’s current level of educational programs and operation.

CASIA LOGAN, outbound from the Quincy Rotary Club to Belgium, 2019-2020 Rotary year. (10-1/2 months).  She is from South Wenatchee and plans on returning soon to study Modern Language and international Relations in Belgium.  She attended Wenatchee High School and was active in the arts community.
She was articulate and charming as she described her wonderful experiences, living in the small town of Namur (near Brussels),  but visiting many great and historical cities of Europe.  She was pleased that there were many other English-speaking Rotary exchange students nearby, as they were able to travel and sightsee together.  She loved her 3 host families.  She was pleased to spend time with our last inbound student Chloe. See photo below along with just a few of her PowerPoint images.
About her trip.
Casia growing up in Wenatchee.
Travelling with other RYE kids.
A wonderful greeting after a long trip.
About Belgium.
In Brussels.
The host city
With Chloe Crasson
In Paris, one of the cities she toured.
These are only a few of her excellent images. 
You are encouraged to watch the video to
see others and listen to her eloquent narration.
Our other special guest was our own most recent inbound student, Beatrice Sandrini (joining us from her home in Italy) who gave an update on her current status, stating she is homesick for Wenatchee, but doing well in spite of the current COVID lockdown. She recently enjoyed a tour of Scotland.



See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
The meeting was opened and led by president Kory Kalahar, who introduced the many guests and offered many interesting announcements and comments.  Scroll to bottom to see attendance. 
For the new year, Kory decided to make some format changes.
  • First, Kory reminded us of THE FOUR-WAY TEST, by reading it aloud.
  • Second, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was played as a recording by a professional voice, with patriotic music. 
  • Third, Kory dispensed with the "Would you rather?" practice, in favor of a new feature to begin next week
  • Fourth, Kory replaced "Stupid things ..." with "Not so stupid things Kory has done."
Other items of interest
  • Thanks from WRC.  Special thank you video from Women’s Resource Center!
  • Juvenile detention donation.  Our Board approved giving $500 to the Chelan County Juvenile detention center for their donation fund. Their resources had more than been depleted and they needed a jump start on the year. This will help them with incidentals for youth who need a nice shirt for court, need a co-pay for preventative/response services. Some students need hygiene supplies or shoes or a coat. This was good work. 
  • Next week. - our Centennial kickoff, the short program, with inspirational Rotary speaker, Jordan Harrison. Tell your friends, bring a fellow Rotarian! 
  • Andy Petro. - 10 Things you Don’t Know!  See below.
  • Not-so-stupid things.   - Kory has turned over a new leaf and now we will we will closing with Not so Stupid Things that Kory has done! "One not-so-stupid thing that I have done was to follow my passion from my junior year and follow my heart into a career of service in education. I feel like I was a hard-to-engage teenager and I had the most inspiring teachings who helped open my eyes to the joy of learning at a deep level. In turn, I have devoted the last 22 years to doing just that."
  • DISTRICT NEWS.  If you are interested in being nominated for District Governor, the annual call for applications to be the 2021-2022 DGD (to serve as District Governor in 2024-2025) for Rotary District 5060 are NOW OPEN and will close on 15 February 2021.  Contact Kory or Frank for details.
Ten things we didn't know about Andy Petro.  
Photos show Andy then and now.
Get audio HERE .
1. although I spent most of my adult life in Alaska most of my childhood I lived in New Jersey
2. I met my childhood sports hero at a fishing lodge in Sitka Alaska Larry Csonka (Dolphins, #39)
3. My wife Rachael has worked for 3 Alaska Governors, yes I was the eye candy
4. My best friend in college flew the Marine One helicopter for president Clinton
5. I was an RA and RD in my college dorms at Humboldt State
6. I have caught over 300 king salmon in 12 different rivers, bays, and ocean locations
7. I am a third
8. I played on the Hsu intramural champion football team
9. I am a parrot head I have seen Buffet in several different venues some 7 times
10. I started in college as a forestry major
Next meeting - Andy selected Pete Van Well.
These members have already told their story :
Leonard Singhose
Jil Leonard
Laurel Turner
Tom Ross
Rich Peters
Gary Provo
Linda Parlette
Dawn Davies
Gene Anderson
Alicia Nakata
Dorry Foster
Claudia DeRobles
Ford Barrett
Tom McNair
Mark McCants
Sean Cooper
Russ Speidel
Andy Petro


   With Jordan Harrison
This will be our initial taste of celebrating our first hundred years, with a promise of a major gala to come in the summer, COVID permitting, as planned by the Centennial Committee chaired by President Kory.  For this event, our speaker is a well-known Rotary motivator.
Jordan J. Harrison is an educator working to transform antiqued systems and the inequities that stem from injustice. A firm believer that the right words, to the right people, at the right time can change the trajectory of their entire life. Since winning his first speech contest in 8th grade Jordan, recognized the power words have to facilitate change on an individual and system level. He now dedicates his life to using words to inspire change at every level to every person possible.  More about Jordan .....
He is a professional speaker, educator, and social entrepreneur based in San Diego, California. Jordan was the first Director of College Town and Senior Director of Programs at Reality Changers. Over his seven years he worked with over 5,000 8th-12th grade first generation college students throughout southern California. He played a pivotal role in assisting students in San Diego, Mexico, Los Angeles and beyond to become first generation college graduates. His work specifically focused on students in 8th grade with a 2.0 and below in jeopardy of dropping out and students who were gang affiliated. He works with students, educators and professionals to provide solutions to one question, “How do we create environments where every person can succeed, no matter where they come from. Harrison is committed to changing the educational outcomes of low-income, underrepresented and first-generation students from underserved communities around the world. Jordan has worked on creating solutions to urban education challenges with the U.S Attorney's office, Rotary international, U.S News and World Reports, San Diego State University, UC San Diego, Harvard University and many others. 
   With Keith Madsen
Keith works with Intermountain AmeriCorps, with the task of helping to bring education on the opioid epidemic to our schools.  It is a part of a national service movement striving to rebuild communities while broadening educational and life skills opportunities for citizens. AmeriCorps offers opportunities for Americans to make a substantial commitment to serve their country, mobilizing at the local level to build a national movement for positive change.
Over 400,000 people have died in recent years from this opioid epidemic. In fact, more people are dying from drug overdose than from auto accidents or gun violence.
Our last program on this topic was presented by Bill Murray in July 2019.  See Appleseed.

Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored

our  2020 auction or newly-added this Rotary year.

Main Office:

600 Orondo Ave
Wenatchee WA 98801


Currently only new and 2020 Auction
sponsors are listed
We appreciate all of our sponsoring
For complete details, see our web site.
  • 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
New Sponsors Added
Focal Point Educational Services September 2020
SPEAKERS.   Are you thinking of sponsoring a speaker?   Complete the new online info FORM.   Guidelines are posted on our website under the main menu.  Or click here.
End Polio Now:      Our goal this Rotary year is $7500.  As of this December 9, we have donated $5200 (#1 in District 5060*), 70% of our goal; this amounts to $15,600  (with the Gates match! )  This equates to 26,000 lives potentially saved to date! 
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.    *  District donations total about $51K.
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
Centennial Events   
Thursday January 14 (virtual program)
Other events are TBA (pending COVID)   
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2020-21:
      Kory Kalahar
Pres. Elect: 
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Nominee:
     Jill Leonard
Pres. Designate:  
    Michelle Shermer
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Jim Brink
Marilee Rounds
Thomas Everly
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  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
1 Anderson   Leonard   Rose   Guests
2 Bossenbrock   McNair   Ross   Kelli Scott
3 Clifton   Meyer   Rounds   Casia Logan*
4 Cooper   Michelsen   Shermer   Beatrice Sandrini*
5 Davies   Mickey   Singhose   Chloe Crasson*
6 Dudek   Monnette   Smith, C   Diana Haglund**
7 Foster   Nelson   Smith, J   Paul Gordon**
8 Galbraith   Parlette   Speidel   Janette       Bumgarner**
9 Jinneman   Peters   St. Jean   Martin Barron**
10 Kalahar   Petro   Stuller    
11 Kendall   Rasmussen   Sturgeon   *RYE
12 Kintner   Robertson   Van Well   ** School district
Jan 14, 2021
Wenatchee Rotary 100 Year Celebration
Jan 21, 2021
Opioid Presentation
Jan 28, 2021
NCW Walk to End Alzheimer's
Feb 04, 2021
Classification Talks
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Russell Hampton
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