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April 01, 2021     Volume LXX - # 38
April is Rotary's Maternal & Childcare Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
ZOOM Makeup at D5060 clubs  
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HYBRID/ZOOM #50!!!   Thursday noon; 
(details below in "Upcoming Programs")
Plus other great stuff!  NO JOKE!
See the MANY important announcements below!
For virtual meetings -  ZOOM LINK.  Or dial 253-215-8782; then enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#,
    WEEK IN REVIEW -  March 25, 2021 (ZOOM #49)      
Part 1 -  Chelan-Douglas Port Authority
   with Jim Kunz,   See ZOOM video HERE .  
   [password = #34march25kunz ]
  1. ZOOM videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.
  2. Permanent alternate (YouTube) video HERE.
  3. Previous APPLESEED (March 25).
  4. View some of the speaker's PowerPoint slides below.

The speaker was introduced by P/E/N Jill Leonard, explaining that Jim is currently CEO of CDRPA and has over 30 years experience working in the "port" industry, including 1 year at Port of Chelan,  3 years at Port of Benton, and 26 years at Port of Walla Walla.  He holds a BS in economics from EWU, and a MS in public administration from Evergreen State.

The Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority is the first of its kind in Washington. It is the principal economic development agency for Chelan & Douglas Counties. The Port of Chelan County and the Port of Douglas County voted to functionally consolidate as of January 1, 2020 and operates as an independent government entity under the provisions of Title 53 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).

Jim explained the obvious logic of merging the two port districts, since we enjoy a common economy.  Consolidating saves money for each.    It is the largest in the state, covering 4843 square miles (larger than Rhode Island), serving 120M citizens. Each county still retains it own taxing authority, and Jim described the current levies and how they are allocated.  Jim reports to 3 elected commissioners from each county.   Two votes from each county are required to begin a project.  Total budget for 2021 is over $26M, including more than $17M in capital projects.  Some of the many properties were shown and discussed, along with their assessed values and efforts to utilize them.  He discussed aid to local small businesses, having awarded 727 grants at an average of $5843, totaling $4.2M, and thanked the agencies that provided assistance funds.  He announced Round-4 of COVID-19 aid from the state Commerce Department, receiving applications beginning March 29 (  He urged our members to spread this news!  A few of his images appear below.  For the entire program,   WATCH THE VIDEO.

He finished up by explaining the recent decline in airport travel due to COVID.   


For the rest, WATCH THE VIDEO.




See previous editions of the Appleseed.
The meeting was opened and led by our fun-loving president Kory Kalahar, as he welcomed all members and guests.    Announcements.    
  • Hybrid Meeting.  We did it folks! Your Rotary Board held our BOD meeting last week hybrid style. Even though I thought I might go the entire Rotary year remotely, it happened. Our next meeting on April 1st is hybrid at Pybus!  NO JOKE; you can meet in person or you can check out our Zoom feed. There will be NO food, but you can bring a sack lunch or grab something to go and bring it.  Come a little early.

  • April Social Event.   After our Board of Directors (BOD) meeting in April, we hope to host a social at Pybus.

  • Confluence Magazine.  Tom Mcnair reporting speaking with the person writing our Centennial story. 

    • We should all become members of the WVMCC so that we receive a copy while also supporting the museum. 

    • MEMBERSHP is not pricey -  Do it HERE

  • Blood Drive competion.  Wenatchee Confluence Rotary is organizing a Cinco de Mayo blood drive at Pybus Public Market and we thought it would be fun to challenge other area Rotary clubs to see which group can donate the most blood. In addition to bragging rights, we will have a fun trophy (fresh off the 3-D printer) you can take back to your club!   They will be raffling off $50 Pybus bucks that will go to a random donor that day.   Sign up to donate HERE.  

  • TTC COVID volunteers.  Mark Miller at the TTC is offering the following to any groups that can commit to the following volunteer commitment:  
    • 10 adults for 5 hr shift for traffic at TTC for vaccines.    
    • Hrs 8am-1pm   or 12pm to 5pm       
    • Time frame:  April – June      
    • Monday thru Friday time slots.
    • Breakfast and lunch provided.   Drinks provided. 
    • Vaccine shot for worker only.  
    • Must commit to (3) shifts;  scheduler will let you know what days are open . 
    • Pay to organization would be $300 per group slot worked.   (total $900).
    • Notify Kory if you are interested.
  • AUCTION 2022.  Co-chairs PP Mike and Pete conducted a humorous tag-team announcement. A record amount of funds are hoped for, with a theme of "It's all about the kids!"    Much more later.


  • JOIN THE PARTY May 12!!!  Big TRF Fundraiser, zone-wide!

    • Make your $100 donation your ticket to the huge fundraising Gala event "Celebrating our Foundation!"  Over 75,000 Rotarians invited from Alaska, all across Canada & northern USA!!  Click the link to see a 2.5 minute video promo, and to register:
    • 5:00-6:00pm Wednesday 12 May (minimum $100 donation)
    • Followed by District TRF Awards event @6:30pm
    • Many Celebrities
  • 10 Things about Jim Brink.  Things you Don’t Know About a Fellow Rotarian -  See below 
  • World's BestJill asks that you help us win the Wenatchee World's Best Non-Profit by nominating us! Because, after all, we ARE the best!! Nominations are open through April 4th.   Thank you! ��   
    Click on "Community", then scroll to "Non-Profit", and "Park" then complete the write in process.
  • Women of Rotary.  Jill also announced the next event for April 20 at Hilton Garden Inn,
  • POLIO.  Our polio hero Carmen Bossenbrock will have a message for us next week.
  • Website.  Our home page has a facelift!     Go HERE.  
  • Final thoughts. Not so Stupid Things that Kory has done!   "My Dad passed away on August 4, 2015. A not so stupid thing that I did during that was to prioritize every doctor’s meeting, chemo treatment and radiation treatment so I could be there with him and drive him to Seattle whenever he needed to go. Anything he needed, I wanted to be there for him! I was able to spoon feed him his last meal and I have no regrets! My dad is my hero in so many ways!"
Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
Ten (or more) things we didn't know about Jim Brink.
  ** video includes Kory's 'Not So Stupid Stuff' & Jill's announcements.
Next victim -  Marc Heminger  These members have already told their story :
1. Kory Kalahar
2. Leonard Singhose
3. Jil Leonard
4. Phil Rasmussen (Raz)
5. Laurel Turner
6. Tom Ross
7. Rich Peters
8. Gary Provo
9. Linda Parlette
10. Dawn Davies
11. Gene Anderson
12. Alicia Nakata
13. Dorry Foster
14. Claudia DeRobles
15. Ford Barrett
16. Tom McNair
17. Mark McCants
18. Sean Cooper
19. Russ Speidel
20. Andy Petro
21. Pete Van Well
22. Frank Clifton
23. Sue Rose
24. Judy Conner
25. Allan Galbraith
26. Jim Corcoran
27. Alice Meyer
28. Jim Brink
29. Marc Heminger?


       Several members will describe current and recent club service projects.
This will be our first regular hybrid meeting, i.e., we are still on ZOOM, but you may also attend in person at the PYBUS Events Center.     COVID rules apply.  There will be no food, but you may bring your own lunch.  Members are encouraged to arrive by 11:45.
       With Jodi Gerber.
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
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 
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
Focal Point Educational Services
Date Added
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.
Wenatchee Rotary Officers          
President 2020-21:
      Kory Kalahar
Pres. 2021-22:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. 2022-23
     Jill Leonard
Pres. 2023-24:
    Michelle Shermer
Secretary (for life):
     Frank Clifton
Treasurer (for life):
    PP  Allan Galbraith
Term ends 6/30/year shown
'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
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
   Password: 290505
Centennial Events   
Gala - September 25
Other Events TBA  
Attendance  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
    MEMBERS           GUESTS
  1 Albert   Henkle   Robertson    
  2 Barrett   Kalahar   Scott   Ray Dobbs
  3 Bossenbrock   Kintner   Shermer    
  4 Brink   Leonard   Singhose   Jim Kunz*
  5 Campbell   McCants   Smith,J   Sarah Deenik*
  6 Clifton   McCart   St. Jean    
  7 Cooper   McNair   Stuller   * speaker
  8 Corcoran   Nelson   Sturgeon    
  9 De Robles   Parlette   Van Well    
  10 Dilly   Peters        
  11 Everly   Rasmussen      
  12 Heminger   Reed        
Apr 01, 2021
Update: 100 Service Projects
Apr 08, 2021
Classification Talk
Apr 15, 2021
Apple Blossom Royalty
Apr 22, 2021
Ryan Van Duzer Documentary
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Russell Hampton
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