100 YEARS!
On February 1, 2021, Wenatchee Rotary officially completed our first 100 years of service to the Wenatchee Valley and the world.  Our tribute on January 14, was the first of several planned celebrations.

  Wenatchee Rotary - ZOOM meetings Thursday noon  
Recurring ZOOM access -
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February 11, 2021     Volume LXX - # 31
February is Rotary's Peace/Conflict Resolution Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
ZOOM Makeup at D5060 clubs  
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February 11: Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center  
With Keni Sturgeon -ZOOM #43, Thursday noon
(details below in "Upcoming Programs")
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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     Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 local health news.    
    WEEK IN REVIEW -  Feb. 04, 2021 (ZOOM #42)      
Part 1 - Speaker - Classification Talk
With Kelli Scott (newest member)
  1. Video of speaker HERE. (video quality is limited; No ZOOM video this week).
  2. Previous APPLESEED (Jan. 28)
 Kelli joined the club January 21, 2021,  sponsored by Russ Speidel.   Summary of her remarks.
  • Born and raised in Tacoma
  • Family roots in Wenatchee 
  • She never knew what to do with her hair
  • Newspaper reporter 
  • Congressional staffer
  • Husband: Brett Scott, former Capitol Hill staffer and a government affairs consultant.
  • Two daughters: Kate (9) and Vivian (7)
  • Moved to Wenatchee in 2013
  • Current role: Central Washington Manager for U.S. Congresswoman Kim Schrier (WA-08)
  • Loves her 11-year-old chow, Barkley. Read story HERE
  • Her induction and charge covered in a recent APPLESEED.
  • Some of her visuals are shown below.
Grand parents
At Lake Wenatchee
At OSU w/sorority sisters
Work & play at the US Capitol
Marriage to Brett Scott
At Wenatchee
After the 2015 fire
Dawn Davies has fond memories of the
Humane Society fund raiser when Barkley
Became dog president
Now working for the conresswoman
    WEEK IN REVIEW -  Feb. 04, 2021, 6 PM (ZOOM #42A)      
 The Centennial Toast to 100 years of Greatness!
26 members and a few guests gathered at 6-7 PM to toast our 100 years of community and world service.  Many toasts were offered.  Much reminiscing and imbibing of adult beverages were enjoyed by all.  Scroll to bottom to see attendance.



See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
The meeting was opened and led by president Kory Kalahar, as he welcomed all members and guests. 
  • May 12th.   - D5060 Foundation Event - virtual fundraiser for Rotary led by Robin DeRock! This is a meal event;   more to come.
  • Women in Rotary month.  Welcome women; thanks for all you do!
  • NCESD.  We received a thank-you note this week for our recent $4,000 grant for their classroom grant program.  The money went to classrooms in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee. It said: " Wenatchee Rotary,   Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generous donation to North Central Education Foundation!  Your support assisted our funding efforts.  A total of 123 grants were awarded during this incredibly challenging time our teachers require support more than ever! You are appreciated immensely! Kerri Mitchell - Combs,  Board Member "
  • Project Time.   

    • An ask from the Community Foundation scholarship program for scholarship readers.  Great service opportunity for anyone in our club who has the time and interest.  She asks folks to respond by Feb. 15, so it is time sensitive.  This is not tied to our Wenatchee Rotary Foundation scholarship program as  we have our committee set for this scholarship season.  Thanks, Joe or Julie Mott <>

    • The idea was brought to my attention that our club could write cards of appreciation and thanks to the first responders who are working at the TTC administering the vaccine.    Cards/letters can be dropped off at the TTC or mailed to TTC First Responders, C/O Town Toyota Center, 1300 Walla Walla Ave  98801

  • Fellowship Opportunity: Paul Jones (PJ) from Sunrise Rotary, asked me to put out to you that anyone who wants to meet/ski at Mission Ridge as a Rotary get-together just show up every Wednesday at 1pm. At the base in front of big trail map sign next to stairs up to lodge. 1:00 pm Wednesdays.

  • Kory on NCW Life TV.  On Monday 2/8, check out Marc Heminger and Kory on "Street Talk with Mike 'Madog' Magnotti" talking all about Rotary!  They discuss what Rotary is and how important this year is for us all!  Monday Feb. 8, 10 AM & 10:30 PM.   You can also watch it HERE.

  • Allan Galbraith is a new grandpa.  Daughter Lisa had a baby girl, Catherine, on Monday, February 1.  Allan voluntarily offered a fine of $50. Allan says she already needs a haircut!  See photos below.

  • Sue Rose, not to be outdone, also paid a $50 fine because today about this time (12:15) 50 years ago, her first child, daughter Jill was born.  Sue's dad paid a fine of $1 per pound.

  • A Toast. A celebratory toast to Wenatchee Rotary for 100 years of service to the Wenatchee Valley, surrounding communities, and the world. Please be present tonight (2/4) at 6 PM on ZOOM.   See "Week in Review".
  • Judy Conner.  Judy had hoped to participate in "Ten things you Don’t Know About a Fellow Rotarian" but she was still suffering after effects of a recent illness.
  • Not so stupid.  Kory shared how he is thankful for his wife and family and that they started young having 3 great kids, all now adults (Emma, Mackenzie, & Carson).  They married when Kory was only 22.
  • Jill Leonard's Educational Moment.  See below.
How about those babies!
Allan is new grandpa.
Lisa & Catherine
Sue not to be outdone
Our Rotary Foundations
Jill Leonard took a few minutes to explain some basics about the two foundations which we support, plus the ClubRunner mobile app.
The WRF is our private club non-profit, named for a past member and philanthropist, Paul Scea.  A member donating $500 or more becomes a Paul Scea Fellow.  Track your donations by contacting Jill or other WRF board member.  This fund is aimed mainly at local education scholarships, but it also assists many local charities.  One aspect of the WRF is the Legacy Society.
TRF is Rotary's world-wide non-profit.  Any Rotarian donating $1,000 or more becomes a Paul Harris Fellow (Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905 in Chicago).  TRF includes many different charities including one of Rotary's primary initiatives - PolioPlus.  One may donate to TRF or track donations at MyRotary; create a login using the same email address used for our ClubRunner.

ClubRunner mobile application.  Carry our membership in your mobile phone to get instant communication, quick and easy (and more).  
  • Watch a short video HERE. (optional)
  • Download ClubRunner from your app store. 
  • Login with your club credentials. 
If you don't yet have them, visit the HOME PAGE,
  • Click on the Member Login Area in the top right corner. 
  • User name is 'firstname.lastname.1365'
  • If no password, follow instructions (use your Rotary default email address)
  • Use the mobile app to complete Jill's action assignment (get the app, contact 3 members next week).

View Jill's slide deck HERE.
Watch a video of Jill's presentation HERE
     What a Year!   With Keni Sturgeon

Keni Sturgeon is an experienced nonprofit and arts & culture leader with a background that includes more than 14 years of experience in senior and executive management. Prior to joining the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center as its Executive Director in November 2018, she was with Pacific Science Center in Seattle, as their Vice President of Science Engagement and Outreach.

Keni received her graduate degree in cultural anthropology from Arizona State University in 2000, and earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Illinois in 2017. She serves as a Director on the Western Museums Association’s (WMA) board of directors, is a Trustee for the Icicle Fund, serves on the AppleSTEM Network’s Leadership tTeam, is a member of Our Valley Our Future’s Equity and Inclusion Working Group, and is a community advisor to Cultural Access Washington/Inspire Washington.

      With Monique Hammond
Plan to attend our 100-year celebrations
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
  • Appleseed of January 14, 2021    January 28 
Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored
our  2020 auction or newly-added this Rotary year.

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Weddings & Engagements
Senior and family portraits
Events & Commercial
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 February 04 (virtual TOAST)
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
Directors (term ending):
'21 -Claudia DeRobles
'21-Andy Petro
'21-Gary Provo
'22-Michelle Shermer
'22-Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
'22-Jim Brink
'23-Marilee Rounds
'23-Thomas Everly
'23-Matthew Michelson
'24-Sean Cooper
'24-Ricardo Iniguez
'24-Tom Ross
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)
Noon meeting
    MEMBERS               GUESTS
    Some attendees were only part-time        
  1 Albert   Dudek   Nakata   St. Jean   Ray Dobbs
  2 Anderson   Evey   Nelson   Stach    
  3 Barrett   Galbraith   Provo   Sturgeon    
  4 Bossenbrock   Henkle   Rasmussen   Turner    
  5 Bridges   Kalahar   Robertson   Van Well    
  6 Brink   Kendall   Rose        
  7 Campbell   Kintner   Rounds        
  8 Clifton   Leonard   Scott        
  9 Cooper   McCants   Shermer        
  10 Corcoran   McNair   Singhose        
  11 Davies   Meyer   Smith,C        
  12 De Robles   Monnette   Smith,J        

Centennial Toast, 6 PM
  1 Anderson   McNair   Stuller      
  2 Barrett   Meyer   Van Well      
  3 Brink   Murray          
  4 Clifton   Parlette   GUESTS      
  5 Davies   Peters   Shanley Crane, AG    
  6 Evey   Rose   Marlys Barrett    
  7 Galbraith   Scott   Andre Peters    
  8 Kalahar   Shermer   Tom Leonard    
  9 Kintner   Singhose   Tammy Kintner    
  10 Kulaas   Smith,C   Teri St. Jean    
  11 Leonard   Smith,J          
  12 McCants   St. Jean          
Feb 11, 2021
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center Strategic Plan
Feb 18, 2021
Hearing Loss, The Silent Epidemic
Feb 25, 2021
Parque Padrinos
Mar 04, 2021
Landscapes and Wildfires
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Russell Hampton
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