Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of September 20, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 12
  September is Basic Education & Literacy Month  
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always welcome to greet.
Schedule changes are made for new members.
Charlie Miracle Bill Monnette Bill Murray Mark McCants
Future Weeks Ahead  
1. Miracle Nakata Leonard McCants
2. Miracle P. Nelson Jinneman Ferguson
3. E. Nelson D. Myers H. Myers Jiminez
4. Noah      D. Myers H. Myers Noyd
1474 Wenachee Ave.
7 days a week!  (509) 662-9577
“The greatness of a nation and
its moral progress can be judged by
the way its animals are
treated.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi
Thank you for supporting the
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.
[Dawn Davies won the right to be
sponsor of the month by winning the
trivia quiz for Sept. 13.]
MENU - Rosemary glaze pork, Mashed potatoes, Almond green beans, Green salad with assorted toppings & dressings; chef choice dessert. coffee service.
See other important future program details below.
FELLOWSHIP EVENT - TUESDAY 9/18  - A fellowship event will be held at the home of Sue and Rick Rose on Tuesday September 18th from 5-7 PM. You don’t want to miss Rose’ on the patio. Bring what you want to drink and appetizers will be provided. Their address is 1223 First St. Wenatchee.   Contact Sue.

Don't miss our special LEGACY Program 9/27!
Guests may register here or RSVP.
Members register here.

Established in 1960, the North Central Regional Library provides public library service to over 250,000 people in Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan counties. In addition to operating 30 libraries in our five-county region, NCRL is committed to providing quality library service to our most rural communities.
The Mail Order Library was the first of its kind in the nation and the Bookmobile ensures that children with limited access, have a great public library experience.  NCRL’s outreach staff provides service throughout our communities in Head Start programs, nursing homes, senior retirement centers, youth detention facilities, and more. In addition, our Book Club Library provides personalized support to over 200 book clubs that are active in our region.
Barbara was recently named Executive Director of the library system.  She had been serving as acting director since June 2017, and was appointed by the NCRL Board of Trustees on July 13.  They said...

“During the selection process, Barbara impressed us with her professionalism, her knowledge of our unique NCRL communities, and her high personal standards and work ethic,” the board said in a prepared statement. “She has a passion for serving our patrons and cultivating our staff. She has the desire to take our mission ‘to promote reading and lifelong learning’ to the next level. We are confident she is the right person to guide our organization through this time of growth and boundless potential.”  See the recent story in the Wenatchee World.

Barbara gave her classification talk on March 1.  View her PowerPoint.

    WEEK IN REVIEW, 9/13 - Joint meeting at Pybus      
with Geoff Jones, MD, Assistant Clinical Dean, Eastern and Central Washington
This was a joint meeting of all clubs in Area 9; each club was represented; a catered lunch was available. 
The meeting was facilitated by Gil Sparks who introduced the speaker.  Doctor Jones presented a program he titled “Crisis in Rural Health Care”. 
Using an informative PowerPoint and a likable presentation style, he described a somewhat dire situation for the future of rural healthcare in the state of Washington, but with some cautious optimism. A few highlights are listed below.
  • UnitedHealth published 9/11/18 – Rural Areas 5x more likely to lack access to a Primary Care Provider (PCP)
  • According to the National Rural Health Assoc. (NRHA): In the last 8 years, over 80 rural hospitals have closed
  • Over 700 are at risk of closing in the next 10 years
  • Since 2004, 9% have lost access to hospital-based obstetrical (OB) services
  • In 2000, 23% of family physicians (FPs) provided OB services; in 2010 just 9.7%
  • Now 45% rural hospitals don’t have maternity services
  • About 90% of people who need a psychiatrist don’t live in a county with a psychiatrist
  • Workforce issues - 
    • WA currently has 269.3 physicians per 100,000 people
    • Avg state has 257.6.  We rank 20th
    • Patient Care PCP – 89.5/100K  (avg 82.5, we are 14th)
    • General Surgeons – 6.0/100K (avg 6.9, 46th)
    • Shortfall estimate is 39.8 – 53.5/100K
    • AAMC predictions – by 2025 48,000 to 109,000 physicians shortfall
    • UnitedHealth – 49,000 PCP shortage by 2030
    • Physician retirements - 1/3 will be over 65 in the next 10 years
What are some proposed solutions?
  • Expansion of medical schools
  • Expansion of residency slots
  • Expansion of all health care (not just doctors)
What can we do? 
  • Support excellent med education in community, state, nation
  • Support graduate med education
  • Support primary care and local hospitals
Listen to 40-minute AUDIO podcast (although somewhat muffled due to acoustics)

    NOTE -  This week 3 questions must be answered correctly!!!   
New rules...
1.  All correct submissions are eligible to win if received before next meeting.
2.  Winner will be drawn from the "hat" at the meeting (you need not be first).
See previous Appleseed for other rules (board members now eligible).
Week 5, September 20  
   SUBMIT ANSWER HERE     before Deadline -  Next meeting.
QUESTIONS - Choose three (3)
PRIZES - choose any prize, send w/answer
Paul Harris began Rotary in what year? 100 PHF points   
$ amount to become Paul Harris Fellow (PHF)? Be greeter for entire year, or not
Recognition points required to be PHF? Club officers to serenade your lunch table
Where do PHF donations go? Be Sponsor of the Month
Can a non-Rotarian become a PHF? Free brags for one month (choose)
What year was the PHF created? Sit at head table for one month
Requirement to be in the Paul Harris Society?
Requirement to be a "Sustaining Member"?  
GOOD LUCK (and have fun)!     Click here to get help.

September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Bonaventure, 
Montreal PQ
September 27
Wenatchee Rotary Legacy Event
October 26 - 28 - District Event
Lake Chelan - Campbell Resort
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
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • Humane Society of WV
Rotary has only two types of members - active and honorary. 
Active members are elected to membership of one club under a professional classification and enjoy all the obligations, responsibilities and privileges of membership as provided under the RI Constitution and Bylaws, and may hold office in a club or at district or international levels.
Honorary memberships may be offered to people who have distinguished themselves in meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals.  These do not vote, or pay dues, may not hold any Rotary office, and may be honorary members of more than one club.  [for more see ABCs of Rotary, page 20]
Searching for your Rotary ID#?  It is found on the home page under the Members tab on the home page......  Or click here.  
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 Sept. 6 = $23.61 thus bringing our total $439 or $1317 with the Gates match.  This equates to 2200 lives saved. Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Sep 20, 2018
Sep 27, 2018
Oct 04, 2018
2018 Election
Oct 11, 2018
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Russell Hampton
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921