Volume LXXI(71) - # 34
February 24, 2022
February is Rotary's Peace & Conflict Prevention Month
With Angela Morris, Associate Director
ZOOM #93/Hybrid #42
Sponsored by Ken Robertson
Attend via ZOOM OR in-person at
Pybus Market Event Center
   recurring ZOOM access -
   [Or dial 253-215-8782; enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#]

Angela grew up as a member of a ranching family where the outdoors was a way of life. She developed a lifelong reverence and curiosity for nature, by exploring the scablands and Palouse River in Eastern Washington.  Learn more about Angela at the meeting.

Chelan Douglas Land Trust was founded in 1985. From 1985-1999 CDLT was an entirely volunteer organization that played a major role in the local and regional effort to protect access to the Peshastin Pinnacles climbing area, Spider Meadows, and the Columbia River Loop Trail.

In 1999 the CDLT board decided that CDLT could play a much greater role in local conservation efforts if they hired an executive director and opened an office. At that time CDLT had 40 supporting members, owned no property, and had an operating budget of about $2,500 per year. Currently, CDLT's membership is over 1,900 households and has protected over 26,600 acres of land.

It’s beautiful here, but our lakes, rivers, meadows, and foothills are more than just scenery — they’re also a valuable resource, providing the area with quality water, recreation, and a vital connection to nature. The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust works with private landowners, businesses, and local communities to ensure that we will be able to enjoy the benefit of our cherished natural areas for years to come.

Mission Statement:   We engage communities in conserving, caring for, and accessing the natural lands and waters that sustain North Central Washington.

Vision:   We envision thriving natural systems sustaining the diversity of human communities in North Central Washington.


The meeting was conducted at Pybus Market Event Center.
It was a virtual (ZOOM) Hybrid session, and
was opened and led by club president, Alice Meyer.
View ATTENDANCE HERE for this and recent meetings.  
NOTE:   All indoor meetings are currently held in venues where face coverings are mandatory.  Please honor the requirements of these establishments by wearing face-coverings properly.  
ROTARY LUNCH.   Tradition has it that most Rotary Club meeting are held at mealtime while food is served. The fellowship opportunities with dinning always were important. In moving to Pybus our club chose not to provide meals partially because of the number of restaurants available and the cost. However, the cafés use was found to be cumbersome. 
What we have found we can do is provide “deli” type of simple lunches easily and at a low cost.   At least through March, we will provide a selection of small sandwiches, snacks and water for a $5 dollar donation.  We will have the food available at 11 am. Come join in and meet with your fellow Rotarians for a Fellowship lunch. It is also an opportunity to volunteer to provide the meal service.    -- Ford
Also, from the secretary - There will be a catered lunch at our March 24 meeting at Rocky Reach.  A Signup will be offered later.
PAUL HARRIS POINTS.  Earn free bonus PHF points toward your next Paul Harris Fellowship award, especially for attending the TRF Gala this week, Feb. 23!  Scroll down for more info.
   AUCTION UPDATE.  We are still in fund-raising mode.  Tickets are still available for The Pig Roast and The Wells House Experience, and Pete and Mike have yet to complete their promised exploits.
For tickets, contact Pete Van Well HERE, or to make a donation, mail a check to our PO box.
POLIO-PLUS FUNDRAISER.   March 17 - Six Volunteers are needed to sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the Wild hockey game along with other Rotary clubs.  Arrive 4:45 PM for 6 PM game.   Contact Pete -
Important dates to save - More later on all of these
Feb. 23 - TRF GALA; see below.  Register and earn bonus PHF points.
March 15 - Women in Rotary Fellowship (see below)
March 17 - Ticket sales at Wenatchee Wild  
March 19 - Spring Training (CSTE) on ZOOM (see prior years HERE); we need 10 minimum
March 24 - We meet at Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center (reserve lunch 1 week early)
April 8-10 - Rotary Campout (NEW) - See info below
May 7 - Apple Blossom Grand Parade, Sunrise Rotary raffle "Road Apple Roulette"
May 12-13 - District Conference in Wenatchee  (This is a BIG deal for us)
June 25 - Butte Blast Bike Ride, Chelan Rotary ($65 early bird until March 01)
Rotary campout.  A group of Rotarians are planning a camp-out at the Wenatchee River RV Park in Monitor April 8-10, Loop D.   Book your reservation at     All Rotarians are welcome!   Not a camper?   Plan to join us for a potluck dinner on Saturday April 9.
(More Details coming) 
WOMEN IN ROTARY.    March 15, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm
                                       Residence Inn, Wenatchee
                                       No Host Bar and Food available for purchase.
CLOSING .   Next week we will hear live cast members from Wenatchee High School presentation of "Frozen", which opens March 2.   Get show info HERE.
ROTARY FOUNDATION (TRF) GALA FEB. 23 A sequel to the 2021 celebration, ticket price is $120, with $100 of which will be credited towards your Paul Harris Fellowship award, if you include your Rotary member ID number.  That number can be found in your ClubRunner profile, or on our published member list HERE.  It runs from 5 PM to 7 PM PST.
Earn double PHF points from the club for registering.  See below.
BONUS PHF POINTS.  Certain club members (Paul Harris Fellows) are offering PHF points as incentives to attend upcoming district events.  The Paul Harris Fellowship award requires 1000 points, from donations or gifts from others.  Each PHF point is earned by donating $1.00 to the The Rotary Foundation (TRF).   These points can be given to others (their only purpose).  Here is how you can earn points toward your next PHF award. 
District event (points) Bonus (gift) points
Register for the TRF Gala at a cost of $120 (100) 200
Attend the CSTE training, a no-cost event (0) 100
Attend the District Conference (0) 200
Notify the club secretary if you have accomplished any of the above.
CHELAN GLASS RECYCLING.   President Alice represented us on Saturday 2/19 assisting with glass recycling alongside Chelan Rotary.  Below are 2 of several photos she provided.
With Eloise Barshes
View ZOOM recording HERE (available for 2-3 weeks)
Zoom #92, Hybrid #41.   
See speaker's bio in previous APPLESEED.

Ken Robertson introduced the main speaker Eloise Barshes, Executive Director,  who, in turn, introduced her support staff, shown below.  Eloise used an informative PowerPoint and video to explain the purposes and activities of the organization.  Some of her images appear below.

Rosie Gudiño, Housing Justice Project & Outreach Coordinator
Sarah Velasquez, Client Services Specialist
Emily Gale, Legal Case Manager
The award-winning Chelan Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services was founded in 2002 by the Chelan Douglas Bar Association to ensure that income is not a barrier to legal help for people in our community who are facing civil legal problems.  It is one of several legal-aid services in the region.


Rosie Sarah Emily

Our mission is to bridge the justice gap in an equitable way that offers folks facing the most barriers to justice, a path forward.  Civil legal issues can include family law, housing and evictions, employment, vacating criminal records, wills and estates and consumer/bankruptcy issues.   Demand for such services has grown steadily.

Judge Robert Jourdan posted in the ZOOM chat:  "CDVAS is an essential part of the legal community in the Wenatchee Valley. Eloise and her team are amazing, as are the numerous attorneys who volunteer their services!"

Funding comes from many sources, including fund-raisers such the Justice Gala on April 23, A NIGHT IN MONTE CARLO!  To join the fun, visit


Dear AppleSauce:    What is your philosophy on living your best life?

                                       -- Mid Life Crisis on Monroe 

Dear Mid-Life,  practicing the Four-Way Test, of course! Oh, and always pack plenty of snacks and money.
Have a question?   Click HERE .  Watch for your answer in a future Appleseed.
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM, with exceptions
   Meeting ID:92794079436
January 29, 2022
Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.
Wish to propose a new member?  Download the form HERE.
Feb 24, 2022
Chelan-Douglas Land Trust
Mar 03, 2022
Our Valley Stronger
Mar 10, 2022
Chelan County Regional Justice K-P Program
Mar 17, 2022
Cascade Killer (Novel)
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