Volume LXXI (71) - # 51
June 23, 2022
June is Rotary Fellowships Month
With Lowell Porter
New Executive Director
Sponsored by Alice Meyer
At Pybus Public Market
Attend in-person at Pybus or ZOOM
ZOOM #109, Hybrid #58
 Recurring ZOOM access -
   [Or dial 253-215-8782;  enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#]
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. We answer and process emergency 9-1-1 calls and non-emergency calls for service and provide dispatching services for twenty-three law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical agencies within the two-county system. Our Telecommunicators provide the first line of contact with the public when calling for emergency and non-emergency public safety services.
Executive Director Porter replaced Misty Viebrock in September 2021, who then filled the new position of Deputy Director.



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PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION MEETING & ROAST  (AKA President Alice Meyer End-of-Year Celebration).  P/E Jill Leonard 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.
She assured everyone this will be FUN event and was a major factor in convincing her to join 10 years ago.  
Please register ASAP -   REGISTER HERE.   OR via PP Kory's recent email.
 No noon meeting.
ANOTHER PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSusan Albert presented a PHF award to her long-time friend Laura Jaecks to honor her many efforts as a community leader, especially for her service to the Wenatchee School Board.
Laura was joined by her parents and spoke in genuine appreciation for this recognition.
NEW INTERACT ADVISOR CANDIDATELaurie Flarity-White announced the favored candidate for our Interact Club advisor at Wenatchee HS, Christy Payton, secretary to the music teachers.  The former advisor, Jon Magnus, has retired, and is an honorary member of this club.
FEED-HAITI PACKATHONDr. Dale Peterson, well-known Wenatchee urologist and community leader, encouraged members to come to Pybus this weekend and devote 2 hours to help pack food for Haiti.  He was introduced by Tom Ross.
PEACE POLE PROJECT.  Peace Pole at Rotary Park, celebration on Sept. 21 - For information and to make a donation.  This is a recurring announcement.
BRAGS.   PP Mike Kintner revealed that President Alice made a "Hole-in-One" playing golf over the weekend while on a camping trip.  Mike requested all past presidents in attendance to vote if the standing presidential-immunity rule be waived on fines.  Since they voted in affirmative, a fine shall be levied, with the amount TBD.  There is the unresolved question as to whether this is an actual brag, since Alice herself did not reveal it.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR TRANSITION EVENT.  A message from the incoming District Governor, Karl Ruether of Leavenworth Rotary.
Hello Rotarian friends, our District Conference was a great success and is now behind us.
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
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!  This 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).
   With Lynda Pheasant 
    (available for a short time, 
         includes entire program)
An informative introduction of the speaker was delivered by sponsor and friend Britt Dudek, a friend for many years.  Lynda used a comprehensive PowerPoint (A DOG’S NOSE KNOWS) to illustrate her information, summarized below from last week's Appleseed.
WKC Ag Dog teams are amazing everyone—horticulturists, researchers, and dog lovers everywhere!  The Canine Little Cherry Disease (LCD) Detection research project is on fast forward as dog and handler teams prepare for transition into field settings. The sniffer dogs are refining odor recognition skills while handlers are learning to trust their dogs to correctly identify samples of LCD infected cherry plant materials. 
After running multiple sets of 3 samples (cans containing positive/negative/empty or novel samples) in a controlled classroom setting, teams tackled a “field” event hosted at the WKC Training Center.  Detection dogs were able to identify up to 10 positive samples among 30 cans strategically placed around the Training Center parking lot. Dogs also tackled a special detection challenge locating chunks of LCD diseased wood.  The Ag Dogs passed with flying colors!
The sniffer dogs could be testing their LCD detection skills in real cherry orchards and nurseries by the end of May, according to project coordinator Lynda Pheasant. Fruit impacted by Little Cherry Disease can be observed by humans about ten days prior to harvest. In the Wenatchee area cherry harvest begins during June, peaking around the Fourth of July holiday, with higher elevations extending into August.  Earlier detection by skilled canines would provide an efficient tool for management of Little Cherry Disease.   --Lynda Pheasant 5/15/2022 
See the initial team photo below.   WATCH DEMONSTRATION VIDEO HERE
Lynda Pheasant is project coordinator for the Wenatchee Kennel Club (WKC) Agricultural Detection Dog program. Inspiration came from the amazing performance demonstrated by professionally trained canine detectors of citrus greening disease in California and Florida orange groves. WKC members noted similarities with Little Cherry Disease (LCD) in Oregon and Washington orchards, prompting exploration of whether their own talented “companion” dogs could be trained to identify the pathogens of Little Cherry Disease.
Established in March 2021, the all-volunteer WKC Agricultural Detection Dog pilot project quickly garnered support from detection dog professionals, researchers, and the tree fruit industry. The focus for this 2022 research project is to increase proficiencies and transition canine LCD detection skills from classroom to orchard and nursery field settings.
The WKC research project “Canine LCD Detection Skills Applied to Nursery and Orchard Settings” is sponsored by the WA Tree Fruit Research Commission, the Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission, and the Northwest Nursery Improvement Institute. The goal of this citizen-led research project is to demonstrate “companion” dogs can be trained as early and efficient detection tools for management of Little Cherry Disease.

Dear AppleSauce:  You are suddenly arrested for no reason and your face is flashed all over the news.   What would your family and friends assume that you did?

                                  -- Police Scanner Paul


Dear PS Paul.   Please be more specific. Exactly which time that Dear Applesauce was arrested do you mean? My family and friends were especially mortified by the jay walking incident. Who knew crossing traffic on the Sen. George Sellar Bridge during rush hour wearing only socks and sneakers would create such a stir?

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                    Cycle de Vino video 
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 23, 2022
River Com
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
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