Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion
            Meeting of December  20, 2018                
  Volume LXVIII - No 25  
  December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month  
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always welcome to greet.
Schedule changes are made for new members.
  Stacy Joe Loren Beth
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
12-27 Stuller Thornock Truswell Volyn
01-03 Wade Walters Welch Albert
01-10 Anderson Arnold Arseneault Ballard
Rotarians may use coupon code
PETHUBLUV to get 20% off pet ids
Menu and meeting room :    TBD      Chef’s Choice Dessert.  
Elections are conducted annually by secret ballot in December in accordance with Article 3 of club bylaws . We will be electing a President Designate for the 2022-23 term and for Board of Directors for the 2019-22 term, taking office July 1.   There will be other club business conducted, including a "state of the club" discussion.  If you wish to vote but are unable to attend, vote absentee here by email to the Nominating Committee.  Your votes will only be known to the committee chair.  Only the 4-Way Test prevents you from double-voting. 
Other business will address our "Building Communities" Auction.
President Designate – Alice Meyer and Susan Albert
[NOTE:  One of these will follow Kory Kalahar, who follows Mike Kintner, who follows Pres. Pete]
Susan Albert has been a member of Wenatchee Rotary twice:  from 2001 to 2005, when she moved her membership to the Cupertino club, and then again here from 2015 to present.  She oversees our Interact Club, serves on our board and foundation board and on the Community Grant Committee, and has recently become the Interact Chair for our district.
Alice Meyer has been an active Rotary member since March 2013 and has served on the Westside, social, auction and membership committees.  She was a board member from July 2015 – June 2018.  Currently she is co-chairing the program committee with Loren Stach and is a board member on the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation.
Board of Directors:  Dante Gutierrez-Zamora, Michelle Shermer, Dan Maher, Jim Brink, Brett Riley
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora joined Rotary shortly after moving to the valley three years ago.  He has served on the auction procurement committee twice and has filled a seat on the Board for a member who resigned.  Dante has enjoyed his time on the Board and believes he will do a good job if allowed to continue in that capacity. 
Michelle Shermer has been a member of Rotary since 2016.  “Having served as a board member, membership committee co-chair, and Appleseed contributing reporter this past year, my insight into Rotary and our club has grown exponentially;  I'm especially looking forward to working on our re-energized Haiti project and continuing our efforts on the Membership Committee. Next year, I would also like to help with a Polio Day event to increase our advocacy for this cause and other similar efforts.” 
Dan Maher has been a part of our Rotary club for two years, and is active in the auction procurement committee, as well as being involved with the S Wenatchee cleanup and the YWCA rebuild.  “I have pretty good tech skills and an amazing sense of humor. (my wife still laughs at me after 29 years)  I have enjoyed those I’ve met and am proud and happy to be a part of Rotary.”
Jim Brink  joined Wenatchee Rotary 6 months ago. He assisted with the Legacy Program and is currently working on the Auction Committee. “We moved to Wenatchee two years ago to retire. I wanted to get involved in community service and decided Rotary was the organization to make that happen. Being new to the community, I believe I can provide a different perspective to the club as a board member. My experience in the corporate world for 36 years could also provide new tools and processes for the club.”
Brett Riley has been a member of Rotary for a little over of year and half and has served with the Interact team for that time.  “The highlight of this last year in Interact is definitely the Habitat for Humanity project.  I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the students and did some site cleanup and caulking alongside the home owner and other Rotarians.” Brett believes that his  “newness” to club will provide for a unique perspective as we look to grow our membership. 
We appreciate these members' willingness to serve. None asked to be considered, but graciously accepted when asked.
Fellowship Committee. Rotary Night Out on December 21 at the Numerica PAC for the live radio show performance of “Ms Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge”. Show starts at 7:30PM. Contact Sue Rose. She has purchased and is holding a block of discounted tickets at $12 each.   READ MORE  
20   Annual meeting/Elections  
21 - Fellowship at the PAC        
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
  • WV Humane Society
    WEEK IN REVIEW, Dec. 13 - The Christmas Party   
President Pete opened the meeting of the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" of Rotary clubs.  See announcements below.
Part one of the program was provided by about 40 members of the Eastmont High School Chamber and Jazz Choirs, led by Ms Tara Abbott, and accompanied by Mr. Ron Lodge on piano and percussion.
Click here to listen to the entire 27-minute concert, consisting of six seasonal songs and two songs from their current production of the classic musical Les Miserables (now in rehearsal by the choir and drama departments).  To hear only the latter two, click here.  The musical will be presented at EHS beginning Jan. 17; tickets are on sale at the PAC at a cost of $10-15. 
CLICK HERE.     [Editor's note - If you have never seen the epic musical Les Miserables, please don't miss it.  In my mind, it has to be the greatest musical ever staged]
Part two of the program was an exciting visit by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus who presented gifts to all the children (including some local exchange students), and led them in some really fun games.  Watch short video clip of the game. (taken by Dick Reed).  Other photos below.
















President Pete presided and proclaimed, to a large gathering of members and guests (including lots of children), that we are the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" of Rotary Clubs.  A young girl named Violetta, a new citizen, led our Pledge of Allegiance.  
Laurel Turner and Laurie Flarity-White announced a new local initiative of "Women of Rotary" which we will learn more about soon.
Pete also gave a chaplain's update.
1.  Carmen had surgery on her re-broken leg and she is moving back into Regency.  See more below.*
2.  Jim Brink is taking some time away because his son Jerry is having surgery for a brain tumor.
3.  Fredi Simpson was a former member who lost her battle with cancer Dec. 12.  She left the club in 2009.  Story in Wenatchee World.
Arrangements are by Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee. 
The annual collection was taken for the Salvation Army to help with their humanitarian work.  Checks exceeding $2250 were presented to Major Ralph Jiminez.
Later, Dick Reed reported our total contribution including bell-ringing was nearly $3,000.
There will be no board meeting or new-member meeting in December.
*  Carmen's femur bone shattered again after the first repair and many months of recuperation at Regency nursing home.  She had surgery on 12/7 to repair her re-broken leg.  This time the repair was more permanent, by inserting an artificial replacement  bone (partial or total femoral replacement, TFR), a type of arthroplasty.  This technique allows almost immediate fixation. 

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).
3.  Prior winners may not pick the same question or prize.
See previous Appleseed for other rules (board members now eligible).
Week 14, December 20.     SUBMIT ANSWER HERE     (before next regular meeting)
QUESTIONS - Choose one
PRIZES - choose any prize, send w/answer
Name our AUCTION co-chairs Sit at head table for one month
The #1 AUCTION priority project? 100 PHF points
AUCTION proceeds beneficiary? Free brags for one month (choose 1)
To become a "Paul Harris Fellow" .... 10 free raffle tickets
   # of PHF points required? Be Sponsor of the Month *
    $ Value of one PHF point? Be greeter for entire year, or not
Chair, Community Outreach Committee?  
Name club president 2007-08  
First female president of this club? * Must become a site sponsor at $200/year
GOOD LUCK (and have fun)!  


SPEAKERS.   Are you thinking of sponsoring a speaker?  Guidelines are posted on our website under the main menu.  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 Dec. 13 = $24.91 bringing our total to $1252 or $3756 with the Gates match.  This equates to 6272 lives saved. Collections at KPQ were $1133.  Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Dec 20, 2018
Annual meeting, elections
Dec 27, 2018
Peace Corps/Interact
Jan 03, 2019
Rotary Auction January 26, 2019
Jan 10, 2019
Trend/Our Valley, Our Future
View entire list

Tech Support Want-ads
For members willing to learn or assist in web site maintenance, Appleseed production, or meeting projection services, the secretary will gladly accept help or relinquish control of these functions.   smiley
1. Be contact person for inquiries
2. Photo Carousel
3. Rotary Park page
4. Membership changes, etc.
5. Appleseed production
6. Projection at meetings
7. Website maintenance
8. Trivia quiz
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921