Volume LXXI(71) - # 27
January is Rotary's Vocational Service Month
Now in our second century of service! 
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ZOOM #86/Hybrid #35
Attend via ZOOM OR in-person at
Pybus Market Event Center

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[Or dial 253-215-8782; enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#]
One of our newer members will tell us about herself, her career and family.   All new members are asked to make this presentation, and these are the favorite programs for many members.  Meliesa joined the club February 20, 2020 (02-20-2020!), sponsored by Laurie Flarity-White.  This would normally happen sooner, but these are unusual times. 


No meeting last week due to holidays.
View attendance list HERE for recent meetings.
NOTE:  All indoor meetings are currently held in venues where face coverings are mandatory.  Please honor the requirements of these establishments by wearing face-coverings properly.
MEMBERSHIP NEWS. We have had some recent changes in membership.  View all membership changes over the last 5 years HERE.
The most recent loss by death was Honorary member Paul Pankey who passed away on Friday, Dec. 17 from heart failure.  
[View pictorial list of recently deceased members HERE.]
 PP Pete Van Well has prepared an amazing poem beautifully encapsulating the current standings of our auction teams and status of procurement.  Scroll down to view it.
Are you confused about where to find official auction stuff?
WATER FROM WINE.     To order, click HERE.   If you have problems, email or call AnnaLee Zenker at....       253-988-8040
For complete story, see previous Appleseed HERE.
Also, please check out recent communications from RI.
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Click HERE and/or HERE for the latest COVID-19 local health news.   
The outlook was daunting for the Wenatchee Rotary League nine that day;
the score was set at $100,000 in goods to get the people to come Jan. 29 to pay.
And then when Magic Mike K cried we need $150 Grand, then Jill Leonard did the same,
a sickly silence fell upon the players of this wonderful game.

A straggling said it couldn’t be done with deep despair. The rest
clung to that hope which springs enteral whenever Wenatchee Rotary is near;
they thought, if only Triple P would wrestle in jello or eat something vile or two –
they'd put up lots money, now, to see what he would do.

With Razzle Dazzle Rasmussen and the Leighigh Valley Iron Pigs showing us what it takes,
he knew Slugger Singhose was a lulu and would bring in the cake,
Joltin’ Joe would not make it easy for Raz to take the day,
he gathered up his Jumbo Shrimp and showed them how they play.

Stinger Evey waged battle with Iniguez, the Iron Man, to the wonderment of all,
while DeRobles the Destroyer and her Shining Knights, waited to join the brawl;
and when the dust had lifted, and the crowd saw what had occurred,
there were Skeeters safe at second and the Aces a-hugging third.

There was ease in Ole Peter’s manner as the Saints stepped to the plate;
there was pride in Striker-Z Zuniga-Gutierrez as the Isotopes proved they’re great.
And when, responding to the cheers, Mad Dog Mendosa lightly doffed his hat,
no stranger in the crowd could doubt Santa Fe is where it’s at!

And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air,
when the Kala Czar and his mighty Tacoma Rainiers did appear.
A swat hammered in by Provo the Punisher flew across the land,
a pig roast for 100 to up the kitty five grand!
We begin the year with 80 percent of our procurement goal,
the rest will come fast and quick because we are on a roll.
So keep bringing in the good stuff to auction off to all,
The 29th will be here soon and Rotarians plan to have a ball.
Oh, for there is a favored land where the sun is shining bright;
where the band is playing and where people’s hearts are light,
For President Alice told us to “Do it for the Kids”;
and so there is joy in Apple Town, because that is what we did.
Taken from “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Thayer. Thank you all for getting us so close to our procurement goals! Happy New Year and let’s get everything in by January 6, 2022 to make sure it makes auction booklet!
Dear AppleSauce:      Why didn’t you just tell 'No Use' to donate the tea cozy to the Auction?
     -  Second Opinion
Dear Second,
The Auction is the one night Dear Applesauce can cut loose and kick up heels. However, if there were a tea cozy in the auction, someone’s crazy, cat lady cousin would beg to be included. Cranny is obsessed with tea cozies. If she even suspected one was going to be offered at the Auction she would bother yours truly to no end for an invite! No thank you!
Dear Applesauce:   What should I wear to the auction?
    - Not Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go
Dear Not Dressed,   Taffeta, Darling, taffeta!
Have a question?   Click HERE .  Watch for your answer in a future Appleseed.
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM, except December. 
   Meeting ID:92794079436
"Annual meeting",
       3rd Thurs., December
January 29, 2022
Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.
Wish to propose a new member?  Download the form HERE.
Russell Hampton
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Since 1921, The Appleseed is published weekly by:
Wenatchee Rotary, P.O. Box 1723,
Wenatchee, WA 98807-1723
"Service Above Self "since 1921