Wenatchee Rotary  -  Meeting via ZOOM temporarily  
May 07, 2020 
Volume LXIX - No 43
April is Rotary's  Youth Service Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
  • CENTENNIAL ....#55
  • JUST SO YA' KNOW #28
  • SPONSOR OF THE WEEK          
* Polio donations have not changed since the club ended physical meetings.
Former member Jim Rosenau passed away on Wednesday 4/22 at age 94
Death notice in Wenatchee WorldJim joined Rotary in 1978 and was a PHF, and Past president (1983-84).  He took honorary status a few years ago for health reasons.  Obituary and arrangements will be posted when available.
During the pandemic, our regular meetings continue online (virtual) using ZOOM technology.  Currently, all meetings are at 6 PM each Thursday.  To join in CLICK HERE.   Any Rotarian or friend of Rotary may attend. 
All will remain in a "Waiting Room" until the host arrives.
If you have no computer, call in by phone :  Dial 669-900-6833; when asked, enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#, then #.
To find/join other clubs' virtual meetings, CLICK HERE ;  for security purposes, ClubRunner login is required to access the list.
CSTEIf you agreed to attend, please respond to the official registration request from the district
Do you have a personal COVID-19 story to tell?  Scroll down to see Jill's proposal.
   Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 local health news.    


  April 30  - Our 6th Virtual (On-line ZOOM) Meeting  
See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
See entire ZOOM meeting video HERE. (Password =  7I%C0T93)
  • President Mike opened the ZOOM meeting to 30+ members as listed below, with Jill Leonard as ZOOM host.  We were all pleased to again see Carmen Bossenbrock calling in by phone. 
  • Jim Rosenau.  PP Pete gave his reflections on Jim's life.  Jim was past-pres. 1983-84, passed on March 22.  Arrangements will be announced after the pandemic.
  • District ZOOM meetings.  Mike reminded the club of the District CSTE on May 16 on ZOOM, and to contact secretary Frank if you wish to add to the 12 members now attending, or you may learn more and register HERE.  This is the first ever Club Spring Training Experience.  It will be held at 9:30 AM to 1 PM.   If you agreed to attend, please respond to the official registration request from the district
  • DisCon2020.  Mike also gave a brief review of the District Conference just completed via ZOOM, perhaps the first ever virtual conference anywhere and very effective in many ways.  Visit the district website to access videos or see last week's Appleseed.  We had 6 in attendance (minimum).
  • Mystery Rotarian :  Mark McCants  was named for April 30. He explained how he happened to be shot 3 times by family members on hunting trips.   Big Fat Juicy Clue this week - This Mystery Rotarian is a die-hard COUG, and has a true passion for education.
  • Women of Rotary - Meeting, May 6.  See story below from Jill Leonard.
  • BragsCarmen gave a good report on her pear orchard and thanked the members for contacting her.  She wants to join the Women's event! 
    • Allan Galbraith confirmed that it looked great on his recent bike ride in the area.  Mike gave a good report on the COVID PPP loan efforts. 
    • Mark Kulaas reported on activities of the City of Wenatchee, slowly returning to normal, depending on the Governor's announcements. 
    • Joe St. Jean reported on 8 great applicants for the Carol Norton Cougar Scholarship. See Just So 'Ya Know below.   
    • Linda Parlette spoke about her busy schedule. 
    • Marc Heminger updated his health status, which is excellent as he approaches one year after his stem cell transplant.
  • COVID-19 News.   Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 health news.
  • Next weekJennifer Witherbee, Apple Education Foundation (See Upcoming Programs).
  • Useless Trivia.  Dr. Jonas Salk refused to patent his polio vaccine.  Read about it HERE.
  • Late-Breaking.....  
    • Have you paid your dues?  Treasurer Allan reports that some members are still delinquent.  You can pay using his email invoice, or make payments on our club home page under 'payments' (except that the account info may not be current).
    • Did you read Michelle Shermer's excellent letter to the Wenatchee World Safety Valve on Saturday?
    • Do you have a COVID story to report?  Read the proposal from Jill Leonard below.
The meeting was arranged and hosted by Jill Leonard.    
Attendance:  Mike, Kory, Jill, Pete, Gil, Sue, Raz, Ford, Tom M., Alice, Carin, Leonard, Eric, Loren, Britt, Dick, Shannon, Dante, Tom Everly, Russ, Muffy, Allan, Al Bridges, Gary P., Jim, Garry A., Chuck J., Marc, Linda, Mark K., Mark M., Terry, Joe, Ken, Judy,  Frank C.   Carmen connected by telephone.
Guest - Beatrice (our RYE student)
Speaker -  Rachel Evey (member)
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)
Wenatchee Valley Women of Rotary have jumped on the Zoom Meeting bandwagon.
Topic: Women of Rotary [Open to all women having a Rotary connection, spouses, friends, Exchange Students,  other clubs etc...] .   Jill calls this a "Virtual Happy Hour".
Time: May 6, 2020 05:30 PM Pacific Time
ZOOM Link.  Meeting ID: 926 3310 8992.  No password.
The photo is from 2019.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 926 3310 8992   Dial by phone  253-215-8782 
Hello members,
As a service club, we need to spotlight our
service to the community and the world. 
Can you please share with me what you are
doing during this time to make a difference. 
I know the majority of us are not just sitting
at home watching Netflix 24/7. 
Many of us are still working,  making masks,
reaching out to people or supporting small business, etc.   
Please send me an email at 
with the details of how you and your family are engaged to make
a difference in our pandemic world. 
I would love concrete facts and phots speak volumes. 
I will be sharing on our social media channels.  If you want to
share what you are doing, but don’t want to be identified,
just let me know!    Thank you for helping me show the world why
today is a great day to be a Rotarian!   

Jill Leonard
Proudly serving the communities
and residents of Chelan, Douglas,
& Okanogan Counties with our
commitment to excellence.
501 N Wenatchee Ave.
     May 7  -   Washington Apple Ed. Foundation   
With Jennifer Witherbee & Pete Van Well
Website -
The Washington Apple Education Foundation is the charity of the tree fruit industry.  Its mission is to impact lives through access to educational opportunities.   The foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019.  In its 25-year history, the foundation has assisted over 2000 students with scholarship support totaling $9 million.   With recent growth, the foundation now awards over $1 million annually in scholarships.  About 300 students receive WAEF scholarships each year.

WAEF scholarship support extends beyond financial awards.  The foundation’s goals for its scholarship recipients are they each graduate from college on-time and prepared to launch their careers.  To that end, foundation activities occur year-round providing support, career guidance and mentorship. 

Annually, about 200 volunteers participate in WAEF serving in capacities that include governance committee, student mentorship and more.   

Jennifer Witherbee has been in the role of executive director with the Washington Apple Education Foundation since 2001.  Her family has been involved in the tree fruit industry for multiple generations as orchard owners and employees of the industry.   Jennifer has an MBA from Washington State University and a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Eastern Oregon University.  She completed a course in Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard Business School in 2017.

She volunteers in the Wenatchee area as a coach for 3rd-5th graders for the Girls on the Run program and as a member of the advisory board for the Chelan-Douglas Literacy Council.  Jennifer was named Apple Citizen of the Year.  Read the story a recent Wenatchee World story.

Be in our ZOOM meeting to learn more.
     May 14  -   ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE (RYE)   
With Beatrice Sandrini (Italy) and Andy Petro
Don't miss the opportunity to see and hear our excellent exchange student talk about her home, family and her year in Wenatchee, which is rapidly coming to an end.  sad
With Rachel Evey
(ZOOM password Password =  7I%C0T93 ; Hear audio of speaker only HERE.
Phil Rasmussen (Raz) introduced Rachel Evey.  Her introduction begins at 31:23 into the video, linked above.
She used a PowerPoint to present her program, divided into two parts, the College, and the Foundation.
The foundation helps the college perform its mission, by raising charitable funds. 
 Her talk was summarized by the images below (among others), lifted from her 2019 PowerPoint.  WVC operates on 2 primary campuses, Wenatchee & Omak with a satellite on the Colville reservation.  Most classes are are available online now.  About 59% of students are full time; student body is 56% female.
The foundation is a 501(c)3, with 17 board members, and 4.5 staff.  About 50% of funds support scholarships as shown in the chart below.  Funds raised in 2019-20 are about $703K.   Many adjustments have been made to react to the pandemic, most of which will have positive benefits in the long run.
View Rachel's classification talk in a previous APPLESEED.  

WVCF staff
Board meetings 3rd Thursday
4:30 PM, Cadman Room (normally)
Currently meetings via ZOOM (TBA)
We appreciate all of our sponsoring merchants & businesses.
For complete details, see our web site.
May 16 and/or 23 via Zoom
Club Spring Training Event
9:30 AM - 1 PM

Friday January 15, 2021
5-9 PM
Centennial Gala
May 13 - 16, 2021
District Conference, Wenatchee
  • 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
  • Health Alliance NW
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • Pet Hub, Inc.
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society
    Just so ‘ya know…#28 -   
Community Outreach with Joe St. Jean
#28 Just so ‘ya know…Carol Norton/WSU Scholarships
A number of Wenatchee Rotarians remember, and cherish, Rotarian Carol Norton.  Carol Norton, faithful member of the Wenatchee Rotary Club and longtime Club secretary, was known as a “true Coug” for her support for all things regarding Washington State University.  Funds were raised over the last couple of years by the Wenatchee Rotary Club to honor Carol Norton, to support WSU, and to offer financial aid to our valley’s students.
The Carol Norton/WSU scholarship was open to all high school seniors who reside within the boundaries of the Wenatchee or Eastmont School Districts and are planning on attending Washington State University.  Selection criteria included scholarship aptitude, proven leadership, and community involvement.  The scholarship committee consisted of Rotarians Marcia Henkel, Pete VanWell, and Joe St. Jean. We were pleased with the quality of our many applicants. 
Receiving one year scholarships from the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation in the name of Carol Norton are: 
                                                * Maia Brown – Eastmont High School
                                                * Emma Ferari-Zimmerman – Eastmont High School
                                                * Rhett Goveia – Wenatchee High School
Yours in Rotary,
Joe St.Jean
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation
Scholarship Chair
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Friday January 15, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1975 - 1976
Paul Larsen
Read more ...
       PART 2  
         PART 3   
View a list of ALL past presidents HERE.
Watch the 75th anniversary video HERE.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the Gala to be held Friday January 15, 2021.
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2019-20:
      Mike Kintner
Pres. Elect: 
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Nominee:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Designate:
    Jill Leonard
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Jim Brink
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, Jay Smith;
VP, Tom Ross
Treasurer, Tyler Mickey;
Secretary, Bill Monnette.
Committee Chairs :
   Scholarship - Joe St. Jean;
  Fundraising - Susan Albert;
   Events - Jill Leonard.
Board Members: 
Paul Pankey, Alice Meyer.
Pres. Elect (ex officio)

TRF Chair: Dan Rodgers
INBOUNDBeatrice Sandrini from Italy near Milan.
(Bay- uh-tree-chay)
Contact her to join in fun activities thru Andy Petro (509.885.8825), or see her at a meeting.
OUTBOUND - Emily in Finland
May 07, 2020
WA Apple Ed Fdn.
May 14, 2020
Rotary Youth Exchange
May 21, 2020
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation
May 28, 2020
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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