Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
       June 13,  2019         
                  Volume LXVIII - No 50                
   June is Rotary Fellowships Month    
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 9)
  • 'JUST SO 'YA KNOW' #19
   Important needs and opportunities within our club today :   
  • Exchange Student Housing.  The club is urgently seeking host families for incoming Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student Beatrice arriving in August from Milan, Italy.  Volunteer for short term or long term.  See Andy Petro.
  • Fun at the Gorge!    Signup to volunteer for work at the Gorge Amphitheatre and help raise much-needed funds for Wenatchee Rotary.  On our Home Page, click the "Gorge" tab or here to see all related info, including an event list.  Login is required to signup, but club secretary can sign up any member.  Email Frank here.
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.
  Paul Dave Phoebe Heidi
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
6/20 Parlette Peters Rounds Olson
6/27 Petro Price Provo Reed
7/11 Riley Rogers Rose Rosenau
Floor & Home  - Our promise to you:   
the experience with us will be one
you'll never forget.  You will be excited
to tell your friends about it and refer
them to us when they are ready
to get inspired!
2101 N. Duncan Dr.
Menu and meeting roomColumbia River Room;    Chicken Parmesan w/Red Sauce & Penne, Caesar Salad with Parmesan Cheese & Croutons, Garlic Bread, Chef’s Choice Dessert & Coffee Service.
With Doug Sklar
Douglas Sklar is a two-time past president of the Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club and has been a Rotarian since 1992.
In his free time he is the chair of the Okanogan-Omak Rotary Club’s initiative to train 1,000 people in CPR, how to use an AED, and how to ‘Stop the Bleed’.  In addition to training, the initiative also includes a commitment to get additional AED devices spread throughout the community.
Doug and his wife Jacque have two sons; Greg, who is currently a student at Seattle University School of Law, and Stephen who - like his dad - is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments.  Doug was a General Partner and past Regional Leader with Edward Jones. At one point he was solely responsible for the interior ‘thumb’ of Washington as well as the entire interior of British Columbia.  Today Doug continues to manage his practice in Omak, Washington where he with his team members Gay and Krysta run an office that has earned ten invitations to the Edward Jones Managing Partners Conference -- a meeting reserved for the top advisors in the entire firm. 
Alice Meyer will preside.

With Dorry Foster
Dorry will be thanking the club for the Rotary grant award, and showcasing YMCA community benefits but most importantly presenting Ment2b, the YMCA mentoring program.

     WEEK IN REVIEW - June 06, 2019      
Classification Talks and Fun Facts
with Ashley Gillum and Charlie Miracle
Charlie Miracle was introduced by his sponsor, and colleague at Cordell-Neher & Co. (CNC) Judy Connor, first female member and female president (1994-95).  Charlie first joined CNC in 1992, left for Pacific Aerospace, but returned in 2018.
He is a CPA, graduated from CWU, with a masters from WSU.
Fun Facts. 
  • His classification is "Business Accounting"
  • Born in 1969 in Longview, WA, dad was a school teacher; mom, a book keeper
  • 3 older siblings, 2 sisters, one brother
  • Dad's hobbies included gardening & fly fishing
  • Charlie learned about both at an early age (and actually was a bean-counter).
  • He delivered vegetables to a nice lady named Mrs. Colburg until she died; his impact on her life promted her to request he be a pall bearer at her funeral.  Moral: If a 10-year-old kid with a few vegetables can make such an impact, imagine what a group of Rotarians can do
  • Grew up listening to Beatles music because his brother won a set of albums.  His favorite is "Ticket to Ride"
  • First job was in the produce section of a grocery store
  • In high school, he played sports, and trumpet in the band.  Graduated in 1987
  • During college, a friend's father owned a salmon cannery in Alaska, so he spent 2 summers bookkeeping there;  he met a kodiak bear while on a trail hike
  • He loves CNC, a great place to work
  • He misses Judy's husband, who became a fishing buddy
  • Met wife Beth on a blind date, married in 1995; son Jim born in 1996
  • He had a great experience with Pacific Aerospace, including world travel; favorite place is Paris
  • Now enjoys business accounting and advisory services at CNC
  • A favorite past time bike riding
There is much more in the audio recording.  Listen to Charlie.

Ashley Gillum was introduced by her sponsor Laurel Turner, director of Women's Resource Center, noting this must be CWU day. 
Fun Facts - She....
  • is a 5th generation Wenatchee resident, an Eastmont grad
  • is a 2nd gen softball player at WVC
  • is a WSU grad
  • with her family and husband (later) moved around the country a lot, including Iowa and back, Arizona and back, Pullman and Seattle, Spokand, Ellensburg.
  • worked at a consulting company in Kirkland
  • married Greg at Mission Ridge, a childhood friend; they settled in Flagstaff, AZ
  • asked her best friend in kindergarten to be maid of honor
  • worked in AZ as marketing/event coordinator at a small college, moving up fast
  • managed some awesome events as husband finished his doctorate in PT
  • with Greg, moved to Spokane where she did college recruiting, then to CWU
  • became Director of Program Development at CWU
  • became aware that higher ed was her passion, esp. fund-raising and org. development
  • adopted first child -  a very large mutt named Kojack, then a second one, Enzo
About CWU
  • Approx. 12,300 students, from 9,000 when she started; 2,000 grads/year
  • record enrollment of 7th year in succession
  • Over 35% students of color or 1st generation
  • Over 135 programs offered, low tuition at about $3K/year
  • Emphasis on small class size (about 20/class)
  • Many regional locations including Wenatchee
  • More than 400 employees are CWU alumni
  • National ranking for football, basketball, rugby
  • Recognized nationally for diversity,
  • Ranked as a "Best-Value" college and in top 40 in the West
  • Top 5% globally for business programs
  • Recognized nationally as a "Veteran Supportive Campus"
Ashley's current title is "Director of Program Development in Alumni and Constituent Relations for University Advancement at CWU".  Her duties include creating and maintaining membership structures, alumni programming, off-campus events, and connecting alumni back to campus.
She became pregnant while working full time and working on her masters degree, and graduated with daughter Addilyn.
Adeline.  They are expecting a baby boy in December, but they are also applying to become foster parents.
She enjoys fostering animals, refinishing furniture, and remodeling houses. 
Amazingly, there is more!  Listen to audio of Ashley's talk.
Ashley, Laurel, Judy Laurel Turner
Charlie Miracle Ashley Gillum
Pete Van Well at work Charlie

President Pete Van Well extended a welcome to the "Dwight D. Eisenhower" of Rotary Clubs!  He then called for a moment of silence in memory of those thousands who gave their lives for us on D-Day, June 6, 1944 in "Operation Overlord".
Pete then made or allowed the following announcements.
  • June 20.  His final board meeting will be June 20 in the Cascade Room upstairs, with appetizers and no-host bar.  All members are invited to attend at 5:30, with the business session beginning at 4:30.
  • July 3.  We do not meet July 4, but on Wednesday July 3, the WHS summer school is meeting at Rotary Park and has requested some Rotarians to come and speak on community service.  Pete and Rich Peters will be there.  More later.
  • Gorge Amphitheatre volunteering.  For all related info and signup link, click here  (or on the "Gorge" tab on the home page).   The first of 9 concerts will be July 13.  Contact secretary Frank if you have difficulty accessing the volunteer page or would like him to sign you up.
  • Carmen Bossenbrock was with us again today, and Pete asked for a volunteer to pick her up next week, since she is not yet cleared to drive,  Ford volunteered.
  • Rich Peters announced that the YMCA is dedicating the Eric Nelson cabin at YMCA camp June 15.
  • Joe St. Jean announced recent achievements of the Community Outreach Committee.  Also, see "Just So 'Ya Know" below.
  • Bill Murray proudly announced his recent marriage May 25 in Salt Lake City.
  • Dick Reed promoted the Lunch Buddy program at Lewis and Clark Elementary, and appealed for more volunteers beginning in September.
  • Pete's Good News -  Only one meeting left with Pete as president.  And next week, get a preview of the future when P/E nominee designate Alice Meyer presides.
June 13, 7 PM
WestSide Graduation
June 20, 4:30/5:30 PM
Pete's Final Board/Social
July 3 (time TBA)
Summer School at
Rotary Park
July 5, 6-9 PM, Kelowna, BC
July 13 at the Gorge
January 25, 2020
Building Communities Auction
April 23 - 26, 2020
District Conference in Kelowna
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
  • Pet Hub, Inc.
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society
Our 21st club president
Paul W. Scea, 1941- 42
Club founder Herbert "Bert" Morse became secretary-Treasurer, at a "salary" of $35/month, and he also edited the Appleseed. "What a bargain" for the club".  Attendance for the year was a 91.82% in huge year of achievements!  As we all know, Paul Scea was a major donor to the Rotary Foundation, and the club began a its own foundation in his name.
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 Gala.

    Just so ‘ya know…#19 - Community Outreach    

Your Community Outreach Committee recently met to finalize the allocating of our committee funds for the fiscal year ending June 30.
The committee members included Susan Albert, Gary Provo, Eric Nelson, and Joe St.Jean.   These funds were from the January 2017 auction. The proceeds from our January 2019 auction are currently being considered for committee allocation for the upcoming fiscal two years.
Wenatchee Rotary needs to feel great about the following expenditures. Our goals have been to award money to community outreach that impact the most people doing the longest term benefit for the Wenatchee valley that fit within our Rotary goals.
This year the Rotary Club of Wenatchee is proud to have been able to:
  • Join with other area Rotarians in sponsoring 2nd Harvest Food Distributions – Our club’s contribution $2000
  • Support Chelan County Search and Rescue by contributing $452 in conjunction with other valley Rotary clubs to purchase a “litter”.  A litter is like a super capable stretcher for use in the back country.
  • Assist Camp Zanika in funding of the rebuilding of their floating dock at Lake Wenatchee. Our club contributed $1800 to help in this effort plus offers of ‘hands-on’ help.
  • Support the Foothills Middle School Robotics teams as they send two groups of students to the world championships this summer. Our club awarded them $1000
  • Work with the YMCA in helping underprivileged youth attend summer camp programs. Wenatchee Rotary contributed $750 to the Youth with Partners program.
  • Help the Volunteer Services of Catholic Charities provide portable air conditioning units on a temporary basis to individuals in need. Our club was able to buy two units for our contribution of $600 “Service above Self” is our motto.
The Rotary Club of Wenatchee is a great organization with tons of untapped potential to impact the Wenatchee Valley.   When the next “call” comes to help…either physically, mentally, or with financial
resources, don’t miss it!

Having fun in Rotary,
Joe St.Jean
CAROL NORTON -  Loved, respected servant of this club and Rotary for 42 plus years. She served as Executive Secretary 42 years beginning in in 1967, and honorary member until her passing on March 26, 2019. 
Thanks very much to those of you that have given toward the new Carol Norton WSU Scholarship fund.  So far we are near halfway to the initial goal of $10,000.  Gifts are tax deductible and there are many ways to give:  
  • One time cash or check
  • Pledge and budget over two or three years
  • Bequest - Include an amount in your will 
  • Help in reaching out to Legacy Members or PR in the community

Keep up to date with Karen Russell on her personal Caring Bridge page.
PP Jim (2016-17) is an Honorary member.

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 was set by President Pete at $10,000.  On June 06, donations by club members to the Club-60 cups were $44.90 bringing our total to $8,605 or $25,815 with the Gates match!  This equates to 43,111 lives potentially saved!
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.  Collections at KPQ on Polio Day were $1,133.  Read about 2018 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)
Carmen returns again!
Volunteers needed to pick her up at 11 AM weekly in the near future.
Jun 13, 2019
Stop The Bleed
Jun 20, 2019
News from the YMCA
Jun 27, 2019
View entire list

Tech Support Want-ads
For members willing to learn or assist in activities listed below, the secretary will gladly accept help or relinquish control of these functions.
1. Be contact person for inquiries
2. Photo Carousel
3. Rotary Park page
4. Membership changes, etc.
5. Appleseed production
6. Projection at meetings
7. Website maintenance
8. Manage site analytics
Russell Hampton
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921