Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
January 16, 2020                      
  Volume LXIX - No 28  
January is Rotary's Vocational Service Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
  • CENTENNIAL ....#44
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM. 
All members are always welcome to greet.
If unable to attend, please greet at your next meeting. 
Future assignments are tentative.
01/16 Charlie Bill Bill Tyler
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
01/23 Myers Myers Nelson Nelson
01/30 Nakata Noyd Olson Pankey
820 N. Chelan Ave.,
Dedicated to providing safe, 
high-quality care in a 
compassionate and 
cost-effective manner ....
Menu and meeting room:   Columbia River Room ---- Pulled Pork w/roll, Coleslaw, Pasta Salad, Baked Beans, Chef’s Choice Dessert & Coffee Service.
 (Thanks to Alyssa Moomaw of Red Lion staff for providing this update weekly)



The Apple STEM/Career Center Team
Dr. Sue Kane – Director of STEM Initiatives and Strategic Partnerships
Dennis Conger – Director of Career and Technical Education and Career Connected Learning
Tami McBride – Career Connected Learning Specialist
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education is an approach to learning that removes the traditional barriers separating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and integrates them into real-world problem solving and relevant learning experiences for students.
The North Central Education Services district has a new team this year, supporting local schools and communities with Career Connected Learning services.  Most broadly, career-connected learning experiences help students merge two phases of life: school and work-life, such that young people build real-world skills while still in school, and that school and education is part of professional growth.

Why is this important?

  • Many students and families don’t know about the types of jobs available in our own backyard, or how to navigate a pathway to fill these roles.
  • Many local students don’t have real-world experiences in the working world until after they are adults.
  • Local businesses are having to look to other communities, and even other states to fill critical positions.
Locally, the NCESD team is working with business partners, community agencies, educators and government leaders to grow and scale Career Connected Learning opportunities like student tours, internships, youth apprenticeships, and paid-work experiences. We are also working with schools and educators to make direct career connections in lessons and courses. Our goal is for all students to find a path to the future careers they imagine for themselves.
Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.  The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians;  the concept of vocational service is rooted in the second object of Rotary, which calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster:
• High ethical standards in business and professions
• The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
• The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society

With Catherine Kilty
Tierra Village is a Leavenworth, Washington-based non-profit connecting special needs adults with nature and community.
We specialize in residential, educational, and employment services.
Coyote House Adult Family Home, the TRAILS Day Program, and Tierra Employment Services are the entities that make up Tierra Village.
We’re committed to co-creating community with people of all abilities.
More next week.

Auction Preparation with Jill Leonard
President Mike opened the meeting with some introductions and announcements, as noted below, then turned the podium over to Jill Leonard who gave an update on Auction preparations.  These are some highlights.
The state of the auction was enthusiastically presented by Jill.  She shared the goal of $120,000 net to help raise funds in the following areas.  
  • Increasing the number of College scholarships and funding levels (from the current level of 20 scholarships) to local students
  • Support of the Wenatchee Valley Community Service Grants such as food banks, shelters and identified Rotary projects
  • Support of the WVH Interact Club partnership with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust. 
  • Continue to support the club's World Service Community Service Project:  clean water and sanitation for Milot and Ferrier Haiti
  • Partner with the Community Foundation of NCW to provide financial support to many local non profits that went unfunded this fiscal year.  
Jill listed the major sponsors and table sponsors, which have contributed $36,000 to our goal.   We have room for just 1 or 2 more table sponsors, and 2 silent auction sponsors,  so if you are on the fence commit NOW.
We also have some cash donations to help get us to our goal.    Jill gave the club some homework.
1.  Be social on Facebook.   Check out the items the auction committee is highlighting and comment.   The algorithms work better with comments than likes.   This will help us get more exposure to our posts.
     Invite your Facebook friends to the event using the link for the Wenatchee Rotary Auction event.
2. Posters are available for display in your business.   Contact Marriah Thornock or Jill Leonard. 
3.  Purchase your tickets to the event.   We have sold about 100.   You all know it is a fun event while we raise money to change our communities.
4.  Make a cash donation.   Unable to attend, we will gladly take a donation.    
5.  All donations slips needed to be turned in by Saturday to get in the program but we will still take items.    If you solicited an item, please get it dropped off to Health Alliance NW at 411 Chelan Ave..  You can drop off your wine at this location or bring to our meetings.   Currently we have about 170 items donated. 
Please signup HERE to help with the day of event activities.   It takes the club  members to help make this happen.    For questions contact Jill Leonard, , 509-670-5742.

Ten members donated $100 each to accumulate $1000 in order to get Jay Smith to wear his "zoot" suit, and Jill to wear her flapper dress.
Listen HERE to Jill and others.  View Jill's PowerPoint  
Some added post-meeting.
See previous editions for other important notes
GUESTS.  President Mike welcomed many guests
  • Pete's guestJodi Gerber has applied for membership, and she is already board-approved.  She is sales and catering manager at Visconti's Hospitality Group.   
  • Sean Cooper again with Garry Sparks. 
  • Lorrie Flarity-White hit the mother lode with 2 tables of guests..... 
    • NON-ROTARIANS - husband, Jim White, Meliesa Tigard, Focal Point Educational Services
    • NON-LOCAL ROTARIANS  -   John SkoogPriest River, ID/Newport, WA Rotary, also with Beyond Vision Foundation, sponsoring a boys-girls school in Kenya directed by guest Jackie Musyoka, Milimani Rotary, Nairobi, Kenya;  
    • LOCAL ROTARIANS - Lake Chelan RotaryMeriam Shieni, Lester Cooper, Tom Tochterman, Hillary Kosen.  Wow!
  • From E Wenatchee Rotary.  President Shanley Crane (see her brag below)
  • Jill's guests.  Her faithful 'assistant' Mike;  and Kim Hudgins of Life Choices of Wenatchee Valley.
  • Mystery RotarianOur Mystery Rotarian this week was Tom McNair.    Big Fat Juicy Clue for January 16 - This Past President has hiked a large portion of the Washington segment of the Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Paul Harris Fellows.   TRF Chair Dan Rogers presented the PHF award to Ricardo Iniguez which he had been promised by his brother's club in Kennewick last September 6 (see Appleseed story).  Also secretary Frank was presented with his PHF +2.  Dan encouraged us all to make a difference around the world.
  • Fellowship Event!  Rotary is going WILD on Feb. 1!  Read story below.  Jill Leonard announced the Guns and Hoses game.  And also, Rotary Nights at the Penticton Vees - CLICK HERE for info.
  • Next week  Apple STEM... with Dr. Sue Kane & team
  • Brags.   Brags.   Brags.
    • Joe St. Jean bragged about his grandson at Glacier Peak high school playing on the #2 basketball in the state; he plans be a math teacher. 
    • Shannon Sims bragged about receiving the Christmas gift of a beautiful new palomino colt (Romeo) after the tragic loss of losing her own.   See photo.
    • Michelle Shermer just back from London bragged about her daughter graduating from the London School of  Economics with a masters in Environment and Development with honors!
    • Shanley Crane (pres. E Wenatchee Rotary) shared about a new program in her club, partnering with Eastmont School District in mentoring at-risk kids (sounds like lunch buddies).
    • Rich Peters says root for the Seahawks (among other ramblings).
  • CARMEN needs a ride weekly; volunteers wanted.  Beatrice needs to have some fun.  smiley
  • NEW from the Program Committee.  If you have an idea for a program or speaker, please complete the Online info FORM.
  • Haiti Clean water anniversaryCarin Smith reports that "The earthquake in Haiti occurred ten years ago on January 12. This began our club’s involvement in Clean water for Haiti."
  • Stan Hoyt's memorial.  Feb. 1.  See below.
  • Board meeting next Thursday.  All members are welcome, 4:30 PM in the Cadman Room.
  • Useless TriviaMarie Curie's belongings will be radioactive for 1500 years.  Read the story here.
Ricardo & Dan Frank, Dan & Mike
Romeo - He healed many hearts.
Shanley Crane
E. Wenatchee President

In the Wenatchee World this week (Friday Jan. 10) -
Keni Stugeon wants community input to "Discuss your ideas for the museum's future"
You will not want to miss her photo.
Ford and Marlys Barrett were lauded for winning the Stanley Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019 (volunteer division), Dec. 6,7.   The story appeared on page C1, but is not available online.
Rotary is Going Wild!    Wenatchee Wild that is...
Mark your calendar for February 1. It’s Rotary group night at the Wenatchee Wild game.   This special night is the annual Guns and Hoses night.   Specially jerseys,  youth jersey giveaway and the popular local fireman vs local police hockey game before the Wild game.   We will be having our own pre game no host “Tailgate” in the Orchard room, beginning at 4:30.  The main event is at 7.
Tickets are $15 each and $5 of each ticket sold will go back to the club to help support our many projects.  You can purchase at the link: or with cash or check at the Thursday meetings.   
And if that wasn’t exciting enough.  The Penticton Rotary club is having a hockey event on Penticton Vees and Wenatchee Wild on February 21 in Penticton.   The Penticton Club has a night full of fun and fellowship for our clubs.   For those who don’t want to drive, the Wenatchee Wild is taking a fan bus to Penticton that weekend.   Fan bus pricing includes hockey games February 21-22, hotel accommodations for February 21 and transportation.  More details can be found at or call 888-7825.   
January 25, 2020
Building Communities
Questions?  Contact Jill
509-670-5742,   E-mail
February 1; 4:30-9PM
WILD Fellowship
(Also Jill)
February 21
(Jill again - see Events)
April 23 - 26, 2020
District Conference in Kelowna
January 16, 2021
Centennial Gala
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
  • Health Alliance NW
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • Pet Hub, Inc.
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society
We were sad to learn of the loss of another giant of our club history, with the passing of Melvin Johnson, age 88, on Saturday December 28.  He was past president #73, serving the year 1992-93.  Mel joined the club in November 1980, and became an honorary member in 2010, serving a total of 40 years.  He was a Paul Harris Fellow.  A memorial service will be announced later.
Read about his year....  PART 1    PART 2    OBITUARY LINK  
Dr. Stan Hoyt, aged 90.  Stan was a longtime Rotarian (36 years) and fixture in the community.  He was a regular attendee despite health issues in his later years.  Stan was well respected in both our club and also in the Wenatchee area.  Both he and his wife Beverly are Paul Harris Fellows.  His memorial is planned for February 1 at Wenatchee Golf & CC. 
OBITUARY LINK.  Read his obit to learn about the WSU scholarship fund setup in his and Bev's names (donations welcome).
Click HERE for a detailed listing of all recently-deceased members, with service dates and photos.


View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1964 - 1965
Jim Welch
   PART 1    PART 2  
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 Gala.

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/Club 60:      Our goal this year is $7500.  On January 09, Club-60-cup donations totaled  $35.16 bringing our total to $1098  or $3294 with the Gates match!   This equates to 5500 lives potentially saved to date! 
On World Polio Day, October 24, collections at KPQ totaled. about $700 by our club.  Also, total donations at the Greatest Dinner to End Polio were about $6611 between all clubs represented, plus about $700 in pledges.  Other uncounted donations are made by members through other avenues.
            15%        [Goal is $7500 for Rotary year]                
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication. 
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2019-20:
      Mike Kintner
Pres. Elect: 
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Nominee:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Designate:    TBD
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Jim Brink
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 id also a member of WRF.
President, Jay Smith;
VP, Tom Ross
Treasurer, Tyler Mickey;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Committee Chairs :
   Scholarship - Joe St. Jean;
  Fundraising - Susan Albert;
   Events - Jill Leonard.
Board Members: 
Paul Pankey, Alice Meyer.
Pres. Elect (ex officio)

TRF Chair: Dan Rodgers
INBOUNDBeatrice Sandrini from Italy near Milan.
(Bay- uh-tree-chay)
Contact her to join in fun activities thru Andy Petro (509.885.8825), or see her at a meeting.
OUTBOUND - Emily in Finland
Jan 16, 2020
Apple STEM/Career Center
Jan 23, 2020
Tierra Village
Jan 30, 2020
Business Wellness
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