Now in our second century of service! 

  Wenatchee Rotary - HYBRID meetings Thursday noon  
May 27, 2021     Volume LXX - # 46
  HYBRID#9 / ZOOM #58 
   May is Rotary's Youth Service Month   
Attend in-person, Pybus Event Center!   OR....
recurring ZOOM access -
[Or dial 253-215-8782; then enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#]
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
This week :  Sister Connection
       With Craig Reese

Sister Connection was founded in 2006 to help widows rebuild their lives after decades of war. Civil conflict left a generation of widows and orphans without status and without support. We connected them to donors who rebuilt their homes and supported them financially.

Today, Sister Connection serves a new generation of widows. While the memory of war is fading, the economic prospects for widows and their children remain bleak. Our goal has shifted from the immediate needs of charity to a push for self-sufficiency and sustainable development.

Craig Reese has been the president of Sister Connection since 2016 after having served in other capacities since 2011.  He has made over 20 trips to Burundi and has been instrumental in instituting programs in micro -enterprise and vocational training.  He is a Wenatchee native. Craig and his wife Tracey have 2 adult children.  He just returned from Burundi 2 weeks ago and will be sharing about Sister Connection’s core programs of homebuilding and sponsorship. (
WEEK IN REVIEW -  May 20, 2021 (ZOOM #57)  
With Don Seabrook, Wenatchee World photographer
ZOOM VIDEO HERE   [password = #42May20Seabrook ]
  1. ZOOM videos are only available for 2 weeks.
  2. Listen to audio file HERE.
  3. Previous APPLESEED (May 20).
The speaker was introduced by PP Tom McNair (1996-97). Award-winning photographer Don Seabrook has been documenting our local community for over 38 years. He started at the World after graduating from the University of Washington in 1983. Don shared about his life and how he became involved with photography, and gave some insight into the evolution of photo journalism.  He then showed many of his favorite photos made during his journalism career; most of his favorites involve sports action.  A few thumbnails are shown below.  Copyright rules prevent us from including his work, but he allowed us to display one.



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.  All announcements are repeated in the Appleseed.


NEW-MEMBER PROPOSALS.  After the meeting, the board voted to approve 4 applicants for membership.
  • Lauren Scanga, Payne West Insurance
  • Dr. Tara Winston, Owner, Earth Naturopathic
  • Taylor Sharp, incoming Director, Humane Society
  • David Wayfield, Wenatchee Wild
Muffy's Hip Woes.  Muffy's replacement hip had to be replaced after 3 injuries.  All went well, but she will be out for awhile.
Farmer's Market Takeover
Sunrise Rotary is again performing this community service; next event - June 19.  To join in, contact Kathleen Mcnalty - .  "We're hoping to add a pet parade with Firehouse Pets. So bring your pet next time! "
WVC Fun Run.   Rachel Evey, WVC Foundation director announced this unique fundraising event supporting the Finish Line Scholarship.  Choose a 5K or 10K, run anytime any place until May 31, and help students who may fall short of graduation due to unexpected obstacles.  For info and registration, go HERE.
TRF fundraising GALA.   Kory attended Sunrise Rotary this week and heard the following announcement by Robin DeRock.   Robin detailed the trials and successes of The Rotary Foundation Gala and Fundraiser. Overall it did well, but fell far short of the overall goal. While the zone fell short, our District was well beyond the District goal. We did great, 20% above our goal! Past DG Peter Schultz was credited with garnering local support. Rock band "Rush" was part of the Gala thanks to Peter Schultz being a member of the band before they made it big!"
Kory added that funds raised last week were about $183K.
Haiti HANWASH.   Carin Smith phoned in from her camping/biking trip to announce that the HANWASH Global Grant is almost ready to submit to RI.
    Tom Arnold was a finalist local Flywheel Investment Conference event on May 20th, and received the fan favorite award of $5K.  He and wife Lorien Clemens founded PetHub.  
Festival Lunch.    Wednesday - June 9th, All-Service-Club Luncheon, 12 noon at the Convention Center - tickets are $25 pp or $225 for a table. We have purchased two tables and hope to fill them with Rotarians.  You can get individual tickets HERE. Or contact Kory HERE to join our table.
GUESTS Dawn Davies introduced her replacement Taylor Sharp, who is applying for membership!  Michelle Shermer introduced the guests of Jill Leonard Dr. Terra Winston, MD. and Lauren Scanga, both also applying for membership.
Appleseed review.  Secretary Frank gave an overview of how to read the newsletter, recently downsized making it easier to read.  About 40% of recipients are typically opening it (40-50).
Not so STUPID.   Kory is still able to find a few things he has done that are not stupid.  "My best friend, gave my oldest daughter his 1997 Toyota Tacoma for her 16th birthday. We rolled that into the family truck and all three of my children received this truck on their 16th birthday! Literally replaced the radiator upon receipt and replaced the clutch. Other than that we have changed the oil and fluids and this has rocked through all three of my kids since 2013!"
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Attendance  (Advise secretary if you were not counted)
1 Anderson Bossenbrock Nelson  
2 Barrett Brink Parlette Dr. Terra Winston
3 Everly Clifton Provo Lauren Scanga
4 Iniguez Corcoran Riley  
5 Jinneman Davies Robertson  
6 Meyer Dudek Rodgers SPEAKER
7 Murray Flarity-White Scott Don Seabrook
8 Myers, H Gillum Smith,C  
9 Rasmussen Kalahar Smith,J   
10 Shermer Kintner St. Jean  
11 Singhose Leonard Stach  
12 Stuller McNair Van Well  
13 Tigard Monette    
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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.    
  Board meetings 3rd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM
   Meeting ID: 972 9929 0991
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Centennial Events   
Virtual Celebration - June 24
Gala - September 25
May 27, 2021
The Sister Connection
Jun 03, 2021
Wenatchee AppleSox Baseball
Jun 10, 2021
Saving the Free Press
Jun 17, 2021
Update from the Wenatchee School District
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