Now in our second century of service! 

  Wenatchee Rotary - HYBRID meetings Thursday noon  
May 13, 2021     Volume LXX - # 44
   May is Rotary's Youth Service Month   
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2 Current Sponsorships end July 1 
This week :  Wenatchee Rotary Foundation
Thursday noon (at Pybus and on ZOOM)
See the MANY important announcements below!
WEEK IN REVIEW -  May 06, 2021 (ZOOM #55)  
Part 1 -    NCESD Foundation    
With Rufus Woods, Eldene Wall, and Eric Link
ZOOM VIDEO HERE   [password = #40May06NCESD ]
  1. ZOOM videos are only available for 2-3 weeks.
  2. Permanent (YouTube) video  HERE.
  3. Previous APPLESEED (May 06).
The 3 speakers were introduced by our own Susan Albert, one of our most active and dedicated members.  Each explained different aspects of the teacher grant program.  See most of their PowerPoint images below.



Rufus Woods
Eldene Wall
Eric Link


The Foundation was formed in 2008 to support classroom learning by providing small but meaningful teacher grants to creative and innovative teachers in North Central Washington.  In 2010, the foundation gave its first eight grants totaling $2,000.  This year, the foundation awarded over 145 grants totaling $40,000.  That’s a 18-fold increase in grants awarded in just ten years. This year we were delighted to award grants to teachers in 27 out of 29 districts in the North Central ESD region!  See the 2019 NCEF Teacher Classroom Grant news release to learn more.  For a list of teachers who received grants and a description of their projects see 2019 Teacher Classroom Grant Awards.


A typical project





See previous editions of the Appleseed.
The hybrid meeting was opened and led by president Kory Kalahar, who welcomed members and guests, with Thomas Everly again at the technical controls.  Kory reminded the team that all announcements are repeated in the Appleseed ("It's like one-stop shopping"!).


CARMEN.  We were pleased to see Carmen Bossenbrock on the ZOOM feed for the first time, aided by secretary Frank, who will also assist her May 12 for her appearance at the TRF Gala (see below).  With no internet service, a cellular hot spot was required, and fortunately it worked well.
GUESTS.  Pete van Well was pleased to introduce his guest, his lovely daughter Grace, and Terry Stuller introduced Lauren Scanga, of PayneWest Insurance (pictured).
Jorge gets help.   Since Jorge Castenda’s presentation a few weeks ago, members of this club and the community have been helping gather and donate supplies for the cause.... one tent, two sleeping pads, 16 sleeping bags, and a bunch of blankets - keep up the good work Rotarians! 
GALA, 5 PM May 12.   May 12 TRF Zone 28/32 Fundraiser.     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 on the link above to see a 2.5 minute video promo, or go to the Zone website for all the details and registration.  Our own Carmen B. will be briefly interviewed.  Her video on NCW Life will be featured.
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is focused on "Doing Good in the World" but is currently severely under-funded.  Please register, and attend if possible. Cost is $100 minimum donation to TRF (PHF points accrue).  Schedule : 5:00-6:00pm, followed by District TRF Awards event @6:30pm, with Rotary Celebrities and Other Stars.  Watch sample video HERE by RUSH !
We are being offered a special meal associated with this (for pickup) by Stones Gastropub.  Click HERE to place an order, at $28 per dinner.
LOCAL GALA, 6:30 PM.   The Wenatchee Confluence and Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Clubs have arranged for a no-host bar and various individually wrapped appetizers for sale. While the awards event and Foundation Celebration will begin at 6:30, the event center room will be open and the bar serving at 6:00 pm.   Click HERE to join in the no-cost event at Pybus, 6:30 PM.
Centennial update..  Our 2-1/2 year effort to plan centennial activities is winding down, with final events as follows:
June 24 - Virtual celebration, with a variety video presentations and speakers.
September 25 - A big gala at the convention center
ONLY 7 SECONDS.  The ubiquitous Jill Leonard announced plans for activities May 7th will be the TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY of  Only 7 Seconds  !!! Our heart is to spread the message of 'Only7Seconds' across the nation!   S.pread H.ope A.nd R.emind E.veryone Daily!!!!!

SHARE Team - This program is put on through Only 7 Seconds and there are 21 local community leaders including Jill.   Contact Jill to join HER team.   On the 7th of each month the team leader and a group of 7 to 10 team members gather to do something quick and easy to spread hope and impact our community. Hope notes, Christmas caroling, raking leaves etc. 

Next week..   Jill also announced plans for next week's annual meeting of the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation, when we will learn about the latest round of scholarships, and also elect new board members.  Watch for her email with details.  Jill is the current WRF president.

Festival Lunch.    Wednesday - June 9th is the All Service Club Luncheon for Apple Blossom,  12 noon at the Convention Center - tickets are $25 pp or $225 for a table. John Norlin is a gifted speaker who has keynoted for conferences, assemblies, camps, teams, and organizations all over the country. Over the last eighteen years, he has spoken to over 400,000 people, and to 350 individual schools or events captivating all with his engaging personal approach.   Everyone who hears him leaves both inspired and challenged to make a positive difference in their school and place of work.  We hope to purchase at least one table, but you can get individual tickets HERE.  Contact Kory HERE to join our table.
HAITI HANWASH UPDATE MAY 2021 - We are excited to announce that we now have partnered with 6 other Districts on the Haiti HANWASH project! We currently have 17 of 58 clubs in our District participating!  THIS IS FABULOUS. Rotary Districts in PA, NH, CT, and more have come on board with the water project for the Commune of Ferrier. 
Carin Smith and PDG Sherry Chamberlain have been working hard on finessing this grant, with the tremendous support of Rotarian leaders in Haiti and throughout the US. We have also partnered with Haiti Outreach, a group with over 20 years of experience in Haiti water projects, and Operators Without Borders, a group that assists with water systems in developing countries through training and mentoring water operators

Not so stupid.  Three years ago, my best friend’s mom and step dad were selling their boat. It was an older boat with wear and tear, but it ran great, looks good and is clean and function and super fast! None of us could really afford it outright and all had other priorities that we were putting our money toward. So, one of the not so stupid things I have done recently was to buy a BOAT with my two best friends and their families. This had added hours of enjoyment and activities to our lives from May to October and the fun keeps on going. 

Click HERE and/or HERE for the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
              ANNUAL MEETING
       With WRF President Jill Leonard and her team

Your Wenatchee Rotary Foundation will hold its annual meeting during the Thursday, May 13 regular meeting of Wenatchee Rotary Club.  There are several important items of business scheduled including proposed updates to the Foundation bylaws, election of three Foundation board members and recognition of new Paul Scea members.


Several changes are proposed to the Foundation bylaws to bring them up-to-date in terms how Foundation funds are designated for accounting purposes.  There are other minor revisions to reflect current actual functioning of the Foundation board. 

Elections-   Three Foundation board positions are open due to the “retirement” of board members Bill Monette, Joe. St. Jean and Jay Smith.  Six Wenatchee Rotarians have agreed to stand for election to the Foundation Board.  Information from the candidates is also attached.

Voting-   Voting will be via email similar to the December club elections by using the google form link provided in your WRF Voter's Guide sent in an email on May 10, 2021

1.    Vote for up to 3 candidates.   Form will not submit if you vote for more than 3.

2.    Vote for the Approval of the Bylaw revisions as presented by the WRF board.

Responses must be returned prior to 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 13.  The results will be announced during the meeting.    Should you have any issues with voting, please contact Jill Leonard, WRF President, 509-670-5742 or  or  Jill Leonard.  

       With Don Seabrook
  Ten things we didn't know about Loren Stach  
     Watch video HERE .
Loren related these facts:

1. Went to one room schoolhouse for first 8 grades. My 1st grade teacher was my dad’s last teacher.

2. I bleed purple (from western Minnesota; he plans to live long enough to see the Vikings win the Super Bowl).

3. Created a bucket list to visit every State Capital, completed it in 2016 at Little Rock, AK.

4. Was President of the Moorhead Mn. Rotary Club 1990-91

5. Celebrated our 51st Wedding anniversary this past March.

6. I spent 40 years with the BSA, retiring in 2006 after 12 years as Scout Executive, in Duluth, MN.

7. Joined Rotary in 1968 as a member of the Minot, ND Club

8. Won a Blue ribbon at the County Fair for my Crocheting when I was 11 years old.

9. In August of 1988, as my life was out of control, I entered the hospital for treatment of my Alcoholism. In August of this year, I will celebrate 33 years of Sobriety.

10. In 2006 upon my retirement, Peg and I moved to Wenatchee, as three of four children and most of our grandchildren live in the Seattle area. We are convinced we choose the right community to retire in.

 Watch video HERE .
Next victim -  Britt Dudek.  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
30. Bill Monnette
31. Loren Stach
32. Britt Dudek?
33. ???


Our current sponsors are those who generously sponsored
our  2020 auction or newly-added this Rotary year.
148 Easy St, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"We don't just sell cars,
we buy them too!"
Current Sponsorships end July 1 
Currently only new and 2020 Auction
sponsors are listed
We appreciate all of our sponsoring
For complete details, see our web site.
Event 2020
  • 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. 
                   Actual=7662 = 121%                                          
Total with Gates* match = $22986 (38K+ lives potentially saved)
RI Annual Fund   Our goal is $4500


* Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.    
Plan to attend our 100-year celebrations
Virtual Celebration, June 24 - variety of video presentations and speakers.
Big Gala! - September 25 - Wenatchee Convention Center

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 
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)
    At Pybus      ZOOM     ZOOM    GUESTS  
  1 Albert Bossenbrock   Monnette    
  2 Barrett Brink Nelson Grace VanWell  
  3 Bridges Campbell Parlette Lauren Scanga  
  4 Button Clifton Peters Ray Dobbs  
  5 Everly Cooper Provo    
  6 Henkle Corcoran Shermer    
  7 Iniguez Dudek Stach    
  8 Jinneman Evey Sturgeon SPEAKERS  
  9 Leonard Flarity-White Walters Rufus Woods  
  10 McCants Foster   Eldene Wall  
  11 Reed Gillum   Eric Link  
  12 Robertson Kalahar      
  13 Singhose Kintner      
  14 Stuller Kulaas      
  15 Van Well Meyer      
May 13, 2021
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation
May 20, 2021
Great Photographs of the World
May 27, 2021
The Sister Connection
Jun 03, 2021
Classification Talk
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