Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion
            Meeting of February 7,  2019                
                  Volume LXVIII - No 31                    
  February is Peace/Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month   
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.
  Chuck Mario Jerry Trisha
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
2/14 Corcoran Davies DeRobles Diede
2/21 Divis Dudek Dahmen Everly
2/28 Ferguson Flarity-White Esparza Clifton
Menu and meeting roomColumbia River Room.  Beef lasagna, Garlic bread, Mixed veggies, and Green salad, Chefs choice dessert, & Coffee Service.
Mark was previously a member of our club from August 27, 2009 until February 19, 2015.  He rejoined us August 30, 2018 (almost exactly 9 years after first joining).  He will be introduced by his sponsor President Pete Van Well (or a designate), and will inform the members about himself, our best opportunity to get to know him.   Mark is prepared for lots of questions about his industry. 
All new Rotarians are asked to give such a talk, and it is a favorite topic for many members. The term “classification” is related to a person’s career description, as all Rotarians are asked to designate how their career is classified.  But, the talk is not necessarily limited work-related topics.   After this Mark will be eligible to pay fines.
It's time to celebrate!  This Thursday is the day you have been waiting almost 2 weeks for.  Yes, we will be announcing the auction results!   But first:  Guess how much was raised!   Bring your money,  lucky rabbits foot,  or 4 leafed clover and submit your guess on how much was raised.  We set a goal of $115,000.  Closest guess will win 1/2 of the pot.  
I am so beyond thrilled to share how our fellow Rotarians, Sponsors, and Community stepped up to partner with us and make an impact in our community.   We will be sharing our favorite moments and feedback, and the total amount raised to Building Communities in the Wenatchee Valley.   Note:  If you ask before Thursday,  it will be a $100 fine..… (Shameless plug that we are still taking donations.  Contact me.)
It is worth repeating.  Thank you to our presenting Sponsor , Wenatchee Valley Medical Group, and our Major sponsors, Washington Trust Bank, Columbia Valley Community Health, Express Employment Professionals,  Cascade Autocenter, Columbia Fruit Packers, JP Portrait Studio and the Wenatchee World.  
A huge shout out to the Table Sponsors-  
Allan Galbraith & Gene Anderson Alpine Aire and Heating
Aut-To-Mocha Ballard Ambulance
Blue Bird Inc Bud Truswell
Cashmere Valley Bank Chuck Jinneman & Leonard Singhose
CliftonLarsenAllen Dave & Sandy Gellatly
Dolco Packaging Domex Super Fresh
Doug & Nancy Button Draggoo Financial
Edward Jones-Dan Rodgers Eric and Jean Nelson
Ford & Marlys Barrett Gesa Credit Union
Inside Design Carpet One Kory & Haylee Kalahar with ...
Linda Parlette & Terry Sorom  ...  Joe & Teri St. Jean
Monnette & Crawley Law Firm Northern Fruit
Paul and Synda Pankey Phil & Lovelyn Rasmussen
Sangster Motors Speidel Bentsen Law Firm
Susan Albert & Marcia Henkle The Floor Factory
Van Well Nursery, INC. Washington Cherry Growers
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society Women's Resource Center
Over 300 quality items donated, cash donations by business people and the over 325 people who attended, none of this would happen.   And it goes without saying,  the Auction Committee hit it out of the park!   Each member is the VIP of Rotary Committees.  Round of Applause to:
Pete Van Well, Jay Smith, Jim Brink, Dan Maher, Gary Provo, Leonard Singhose, Dick Reed, Doug Button, Garry Sparks, Terry Sorom, Heidi Myer, Jessi Mendoza, Eric Nelson, Barbara Walters, Karen McCart, Lorien Clemens, and Alice Meyers.
Many thanks to the countless volunteers of WHS Interact and Rotary members who helped during the process. 
As Co-chair, it is a great honor to serve among the best of the best and I would happily serve again with this group in a heartbeat.   Thank you to everyone who trusted me to lead us to greatness!  
It is with much sadness that it is over.   I thoroughly enjoyed it, but am happy to just soak up our results and watch what we can do!   Plus I can now get back to my business.
Stay Awesome,
Jill Leonard
Your Auction Co Chair until February 14, 2019

          WEEK IN REVIEW - JANUARY 31          
Wenatchee Valley Nursing Program, with Dr. Kristen Hosey
Dr. Hosey was introduced by Brett Riley, VP of Admin Services at Wenatchee Valley College (WVC), along with her associate  Meleah Butruille.  Dr. Hosey leads the the WVC Nursing program, the first curriculum to offer a BS degree; it is called RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Applied Science in Nursing) and adds a 4th year to the current ADN program.  The BSN degree is fast becoming the industry standard.  This is a fully accredited program, admitting only 25 students each year.  Last August, 19 students were the first to receive BS degrees at WVC.  Some differences that the BSN offers include additional training in leadership, management, research, and population health.
She used an informative PowerPoint RN to BSN at WVC which should answer most questions about the program.  LISTEN to Dr. Hosey's talk.
She emphasized that the registration deadline for summer classes is Feb. 15.  Part-time options are available.
She can be reached by email ( or phone (509-682-6673).

Our third club president :
     G.  Harry Whiteman
May 1, 1923 to April 30, 1924
To see his full story ... READ MORE
  Kory Kalahar leads the Centennial Committee and would welcome other interested members to join the effort.   The committee has designated January 16, 2021 for our big celebration gala at the Wenatchee Convention Center.  Details are being developed.  See club website for a new countdown clock.
The logo above was developed by former member John McDarment who is generously serving on the committee.
February 5, 5:30 PM
Rotarian Women Fellowship
Norwood Wine Bar (23 S. Wenatchee)
February 15-18
RYE gathering - Revelstoke
April 13, 14
RLI - Wenatchee
May 2-5, 2019
May 5-12
RYE District bus trip
June 1-5
RI Convention - Hamburg
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
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society

President-Elect Mike Kintner opened the meeting of the "Jill Leonard, Jay Smith, Heidi Myers, and Eric Nelson" of Rotary Clubs, proclaiming this to be a great day for Wenatchee Rotarians, after a very successful auction.  He stood in for President Pete Van Well who was in Hershey, PA, on business and no doubt enjoying some chocolate 
AUCTION Co-Chair Jay Smith reviewed some of the auction details, And other opportunities.  See the auction update above.
   1.  Still time to donate    ......  GO HERE to donate
    2.  Personal photos linked ....  GO HERE to see photos and download
    3.  President Pete's Pool Party:  10 open spots at $40. 
           Contact Jay by Email or call 509-760-4733.   
     4.  Chip Small's Book-signing Party at Warm Springs Inn: 
           6 open spots at $60. Contact Jay.
     5.  One Table Sponsor team was inadvertently omitted from the list: 
         Kory/Haylee Kalahar with Joe/Teri St. Jean.
Many honored guests included our wonderful visiting Assistant Governor Carol Adamson (Sunrise Rotary) who announced some important upcoming Rotary events.  Those of general interest are listed in the events calendar above.  She was especially pleased about the NEW Rotarian Women Fellowship Feb. 5.  Listen to Carol.
We were also very pleased to welcome (with Gil Sparks) Ms Keni Sturgeon, new Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley Museum/Cultural Center.  She replaces a former member of our club in that post.
Past member Penny Carpenter (Pres. Leavenworth Rotary) was hospitalized after a tripping fall last week  See prior Appleseed for details.  She welcomes visits and calls.
In recognition of our Centennial preparations,Mike recognized our second president George Corbin and some of his club's activities.  See the "Centennial Awareness" blog above.
Dawn Davies announced the upcoming WV Humane Society Auction on Feb. 16.  The theme is "Be the Hero... for the Animals"; tickets are $65 including dinner.  Dress as a hero.
Michelle Shermer was excited to announce that her oldest son (who lives in NYC) plans to marry here in Wenatchee this summer!
Frank Clifton bragged that he and wife Quita celebrate 59 years today.
Mike's Quote of the week:  "Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see."  Mark Twain.
New-Member Proposal:  The board has approved a membership application for Frank Jorgensen, proposed by Phil Rasmussen.  Frank is a self-employed building contractor.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHLOE!  Our beloved RYE student Chloe Crasson (Belgium) was honored for her 18th birthday (Jan. 30), with gifts and singing of Happy Birthday!

SPEAKERS.   Are you thinking of sponsoring a speaker?  Guidelines are posted on our website under the main menu.  Or click here.

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 Jan.  31 = $44.70 bringing our total to $1433 or $4299 with the Gates match.  This equates to 7179 lives potentially saved. Collections at KPQ were $1133.  Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2018-19:
     Pete Van Well
Pres. Elect: 
     Mike Kintner
Pres. Nominee:
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Designate:
    Alice Meyer
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Joe St. Jean
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Dan Maher (July '19)
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)
Feb 07, 2019
Classification Talk
Feb 14, 2019
Valentine's Day Celebration
Feb 21, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
WVC Engineering Technology
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Russell Hampton
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
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