Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of August 9, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 06   
    August is Membership/Extension Month    
August 6, from PP Don Myers. Late update on Don's PCT journey, direct "from the horse’s mouth!"

"We finished section one a day early; 150 miles from the Columbia River to White Pass. Spectacular, beautiful, from deep forest to exposed rocky ridges. LOTS of up&down which unfortunately came at the expense of some badly blistered feet. So since there was a ride available home (my son in law did that first section w/me but has to go back to work) I took advantage. Now sitting w feet up& drinking ice tea.  Not defeat, just an adjustment; the plan will be to rejoin the trail at Snoqualmie Pass this weekend & finish; then make up the lost section in Sept."

     THIS WEEK -  District Governor Sherry Chamberlain       
(at our noon meeting)
Here are some excerpts from her statements on the district website.  She is shown here with husband Jim.
"We will be visiting every Rotary Club in this district and later on will try and meet the Rotaract and Interact Clubs.
A little bit about ourselves.  We reside in Kamloops BC Canada since 1998.   We are both from Ontario originally however did not meet until we were living in the Vancouver BC area, and we have no children.   
We love to travel, golf, ride our motorcycle, enjoy walks and learning about new cities and cultures.   We also used to be avid curlers in the winter but now try and get to Arizona in December and January where we enjoy friends and more golf.  Jim is now retired after 31 years with Canada Post and I still work for Chubb Fire & Security as a commercial account manager for the security business in this area."  READ MORE  
She will meet with our board and committee chairs on Thursday morning, and will attend the Rotary potluck.  Her priorities of 2018-19 are these, which she will surely address on her visit.
A. Growing Membership 

B. Supporting and Promoting the Rotary Foundation (TRF) 

C. Building Rotary’s Public Image

D. Enhancing Administrative and Organizational Effectiveness
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
All members are always invited to greet if so inclined.
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Next week - Lindsey Huber, Washington State Apple Commission
See other important future program details below.

    WEEK IN REVIEW, 8/02/18 -  Member Classification Talk      
Joel Lhamon (Nov. 2017)
New member Joel Lhamon gave his Classification talk today.    Joel’s career in Corporate Risk Management brought him, wife Debbie and daughter Traci to Wenatchee 20 years ago.    After some time he decided that risk management was not a good career fit; he changed careers and began working in advertising, selling ads for print media and radio.    Joel is retired now and fills time with his many hobbies and volunteer work.   He and Debbie both enjoy tennis.   Debbie, a retired flight attendant, is a gardening enthusiast.   Joel loves biking and hiking.   He has a passion for photography and recently had a photojournalism article on the people and barns of the Waterville Plateau.   Joel is continuing the Lhamon family linage of sailors, he was introduced to boats and sailing by his grandfather;  his brother completed a circumnavigation of the globe and a niece recently won a prize for sailing across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Volunteering is in his blood.   He served as a Vista volunteer in San Francisco in his youth, where he participated in giving guidance and training to small and minority businesses.    In October 2017 there was a fund raiser sponsored by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.   Joel, along with thousands of others, climbed the Seattle Space Needle’s 832 steps; Joel did it in a record 15 minutes.   Locally he has been working with SAGE taking calls on their crisis hot line.   SAGE is an organization working to end sexual, domestic and general violence and eliminate human trafficking.    Joel shared his and Debbie’s sadness about the death of their adopted daughter (and only child) after her long struggle with drug addiction (likely induced by being prescribed Ritalin when young).   As you can see this part of his resume demonstrates Joel’s great compassion and service to people and community.  He commended the many local resources for any family struggling with addiction and is happy to share that information.
Joel jumped right into action with our club; putting his advertising background to work by becoming chair of the PR committee.   It was pleasure learning about his full and varied life and we look forward to getting to know him better.    Click here to view Joel's PowerPoint.  
Joel's Talk AUDIO (listen)
Today, President Pete gave some important updates and recognized some valued guests.
Heidi Myers introduced her "adopted German daughter", Axana Graf, who lived with her and Don as a German exchange student in 2004-5 from Stuttgart.  She is now a teacher of elementary school.  AUDIO  (Listen)
Heidi also reported on PP Don's PCT hike progress; as of 8/01, he had made 65 miles in 5 days, headed for Canada and is on a tight timeline but has some concerns about fire/smoke delays.
Garry Arseneault gave an impassioned update on our ongoing Haiti Clean-Water Project.
He is excited at the progress with district and international exposure, even though there are a few complications.  AUDIO (Listen).  Rotary International has stated that Clean Water and Sanitation Around the World is the next project once Polio elimination is achieved.  Scroll down to read more.
Jon Volyn announced revival of the new-member breakfasts after a decade or so.  The next one is Aug. 16 7:30 AM at Smitty's.  Future meetings may change.  All recent new members are invited.
Dorry Foster blinked as she introduced her guest Samantha, new YMCA Mentoring Coordinator.
Pete also announced that ...
  • after much study comparing this venue with Pybus, , the board voted to continue meeting at the Red Lion for now;
  • our Polio goal this year will be $10,000 including pubic donations on World Polio Day and deposits to the Club-60 cups;
  • fines will not be levied on new members until after their classification talk.
New-Member nominations.  The board has approved 3 nominations made on August 2 and they are posted on our website.
They will become members if no objections are submitted to the secretary before next meeting.
1.  David Davin, Director, WVC Foundation, proposed by Ford Barrett.
2/3.  Tom Arnold and Lorien Clemens, married owners of Pet Hub; sponsored by Gil Sparks.
Frank gave an update on Carmen Bossenbrock; she is now recovering in the Regency Rehab & Nursing Center, room 29 (1326 Red Apple Rd.), after suffering a sudden compound fracture of one leg above the knee.  She enjoys visitors.  Send card or letter to P.O. Box 117, Dryden, WA 98821.  
President Pete continues to keep meetings, interesting,  lively and fun-filled, and closes each with a good-news story.  AUDIO (Listen for some good laughs!)
So, all you readers need to come and enjoy the laughter and learning, be inspired and get involved.
August 9
9th Annual Potluck w/the Governor
District Events
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Bonaventure, 
Montreal PQ
October 26 - 28 - District Event
Fall Assembly/AG Training
Lake Chelan - Campbell Resort
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" AUCTION
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
  • Humane Society of WV

The ninth annual Rotary Potluck with the district Governor is scheduled for THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH AT 6:00 PM (5 PM for setup and swimming for kids).   Join 100 of your fellow Rotarians for an evening of fun, fellowship and food. Meet our District Governor Sherry Chamberlain.   
Bring the whole family for swimming, tennis, playground, games and good old fashioned family fun. Come early and stay late!
Just $5 per person or $10 per family WHAT TO BRING? Last name begins with A to I bring a salad for 10. Last name begins with J to R bring a side dish for 8.  Last name begins with S to Z bring a dessert for 12. Main dish and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.   Beer and wine allowed but need to bring your own.
Click here to view the "official" FLYER  

Gary Arseneault gave a report on our Haiti Water Project at today's meeting, August 2, 2018.  AUDIO (Listen).

Rotary International projects need both a partnership with a local rotary and must build in sustainability measures.   Our project now defines 4 areas of focus.
Sustainability – We have begun a business selling pure water from our system.   That means several new challenges.   We have 2 employees who will oversee maintenance of the facility, manage sales, create a source for containers and a system for sanitizing those containers, and do the banking and accounting for the business.   Our employees will receive monthly salaries of $100.00 and $60.00 (the annual salary in Haiti is $1,200.   /year)
Co-coordinating with a local rotary in country- After some mis-communication and misunderstandings we believe that the new club in Milot would benefit from some mentoring.   In order to communicate the “ways of Rotary” we need to build some bridges between cultures.   The realities of an impoverished 3rd world nation, its businesses, infrastructure (or lack of) and the day to day struggles impact our Haitian partners’ viewpoint.   Their participation in the project needs to be nurtured and expanded.   We may seek help from other district clubs with this.
Micro-finance - Our secondary project is a women’s micro-finance endeavor.   Sue Rose has been working with this project for some time.   The $50.00 - $100.00 loans support entrepreneurial businesses such as sewing, knitting, stands selling sodas and card making.   Interest on the loans creates money to increase the number of recipients.   Further guidance in accounting and business practices will help expand this project.
Fundraising – the ever present need.
Rotary International has stated that Clean Water and Sanitation Around the World is the next project once Polio elimination is achieved.   They have chosen Haiti as the test country to begin establishing protocols, observing what does and doesn’t work.   As a result, both RI and our District will be focusing attention and resources to help achieve success with this water project.
Members are encouraged to visit our information page on our website devoted to the project where you will also find this 14-minute video of a Haiti visit made a few years ago.  Jim Russell remains a resource and maintains an informative Facebook Page. 
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2018-19:
     Pete Van Well
Pres. Elect: 
     Mike Kintner
Pres. Nominee:
     Kory Kalahar
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Joe St. Jean
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
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, Tom Ross;
VP, Jay Smith;
Treasurer, Heidi Myers;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Board Members: 
Joe St. Jean, Ruth Esparza,
Alice Meyer, Susan Albert,
Dee Curcio,
Pres. Elect (ex officio)

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 Aug 02 = $60.07 thus bringing our total $ 224 or $672 with the Gates match.  This equates to 1122 lives saved. Read about World Polio Day, October 24
PHOTO OF THE WEEK -  Members are invited to submit a photo of their choice weekly.
This is District Governor Sherry, with Jim, and President Rassin and his wife Esther.
Aug 09, 2018 12:00 PM
The year ahead
Aug 09, 2018 6:00 PM
9th annual, Sunrise Circle 6 PM
Aug 16, 2018
State Apple Commission
Aug 23, 2018
Wenatchee Symphony
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