Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
                  Meeting of March 14,  2019                    
                      Volume LXVIII - No 37*                     
   March is Rotary Clean Water/Sanitation Month    
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 9)
*Note:  Volume numbers were in error January 10 - March 07.
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.
  Ashley Dante Tracy Marc
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
3/21 Henkle Hoyt Jiminez Jinneman
3/28 M. Johnson Kalahar Kintner Kulaas
4/4 Leonard Lopez Maher Marchant
Proudly serving the communities
and residents of Chelan, Douglas,
& Okanogan Counties with our
commitment to excellence.
501 N Wenatchee Ave.
Menu and meeting roomColumbia River Room.   Swiss steak, Fried red potatoes, Roasted carrots & onions, Tossed greens w/dressings and condiments, Rolls with butter; Chefs choice dessert, & Coffee Service.
with  Patrick Haggerty,  Cascadia Conservation District
From 1933 to 1940 the southern and central Great Plains region of the United States suffered through a severe and sustained drought known as the Dust Bowl. Crops failed and fields were left unprotected from the unrelenting winds common to the region.  Soil eroded and was blown away, creating massive black dust storms that affected areas as far away as New York.  The storms blotted out the sun and contributed to extremely harsh living conditions.
In 1935, Congress unanimously passed the Soil Conservation Act declaring soil and water conservation a national policy and priority. The Soil Conservation Service (SCS), now the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), was created under the act to develop and implement soil erosion control programs. President Franklin Roosevelt recognized that local leadership was needed to help coordinate the efforts of the new federal agency and tie it into local conditions and priorities. As a result, he wrote the governors of all the states in 1937, recommending legislation that would allow local landowners to form soil conservation districts.
Today, nearly 3000 conservation districts operate in the United States to help develop locally driven solutions to natural resource concerns. Forty-eight of those districts are found in Washington State. Districts are represented by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the Washington Association of Conservation Districts at the national and state level, respectively.
Patrick Haggerty began his career on a dairy farm, and after pursuing an education in natural resource management he found himself exploring the world through work as a commercial fishermen, wildlife biologist, fisheries biologist, wildland fire fighter and forester. At Cascadia he utilizes his diverse experience to provide technical assistance and conservation planning for landowners to assist them in the wise stewardship of their natural resources based on sound science. His work currently focuses on improving forest health across landscapes, and helping communities prepare for and recover from wildfire.

     WEEK IN REVIEW - March 07     
Classification Talk - Major Ralph Jiminez
Commander, Salvation Army Corps Community Center
Major Ralph Jiminez is the commander of the local Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Wenatchee, along with his wife Dianne, Director of Social Services.  They have served in this way for almost 24 years together.  Ralph joined the club April 21, 2018, but he has been a Rotarian since September 1995.  He was proposed and introduced by Dick Reed, but Salvation Army commander is a legacy position in our club.
He was born in San Jose, CA but the family soon moved to S. California.  After high school, he served in the US Air Force 4 years (1974-78).  He then moved to Washington state where he met wife Dianne.  They both joined Crain Industries, manufacturing polyurethane foam, where he moved into middle management.   After about 12 years of marriage, they both felt called to join the Salvation Army.  They have served in Lewiston, ID, Port Angeles, WA, Auburn, CA,  Grays Harbor, WA (Aberdeen), and Wenatchee.
They have  4 children: 1 boy 3 girls, and 5 grand children, who are scattered around the US.  For photos and more details see Ralph's PowerPoint  , and/or listen to the recorded  AUDIO .  

"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"
During lunch we were delightfully entertained by   Wenatchee High School drama club primary cast performing two songs from the their spring musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown".      LISTEN  here.    For more info,  See Facebook page.  and/or website.  The show is presented  March 14-16 and 22-23.  Tickets for this fun musical comedy are on sale now at the Numerica PAC box office,, or call 663-2787. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before each show.   Adult ticket price is $15; students, $10.  The group was introduced by Paul Atwood, drama adviser; they were accompanied by Penny Sanders on keyboard.

President Pete opened the meeting of the "Muhammed Ali" of Rotary clubs.   
After welcoming several guests, Pete made or allowed the announcements below.
Extra raffle tickets were made available to win two tickets to "A Night at the Museum", a fund raiser at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, to be presented March 23, 6 -9 PM.  This event was promoted by Marriah Thornock
New member proposals: 
  • Museum director, Keni Sturgeon, has applied for club membership, proposed by Gil Sparks  Board approval is expected, since this is a legacy position.
  • Approved by the board:  Rachel Evey, WVC Foundation Director, sponsored by Phil Rasmussen
  • John Simmons, CPA, sponsored by Pete Van Well.
At the head table with Pete was board member Dante Gutierrez-Zamora along with Mickey White, one of the coaches of the  Wenatchee Skyhawks Football team who announced a serious housing dilemma for their 24 players who recently arrived from all over the country.  Housing plans fell through such that each player needs lodging until season's end in July.  He and Pete appealed for folks to open their homes.  Their first game is in Idaho on March 23.
Gil Sparks introduced Chris Raine, owner of  Sage Hills Bakery .  Chris handed out gift coupons in appreciation for Rotary's contribution to her daughter Serena who was a Rotary exchange student to Rome, and is now in Georgetown Law School.
Frank introduced Tyler Gibson, a recent Interact student who is interested in our Haiti water project.
Lorien Clemens promoted the play Vagina Monologues at YWCA March 8. 9.
Late-breaking - Westside High School Spaghetti Feed fund-raiser for Ewan McPherson.
Pete's Good News:  Our club was able to help support Chelan County Volunteer Search and Rescue by joining with other area Rotary clubs to purchase a new $3200 rescue litter.  Our portion was $450 paid by our Community Outreach Committee (led by Joe St. jean).
March 26, 6-7PM (new date)
TRF meeting, LINK board room
w/PDG Pete Erickson
March 28
DG Sherry Chamberlain visit
Board meeting - new date
April 13, 14
May 2-5, 2019
May 5-12
RYE District bus trip
May 23-26
June 1-5
RI Convention - Hamburg
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
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society

Our eighth club president :      
D.F. "Deak" Fisher 
The club meets every Thursday noon at the Columbia Hotel Dining Room.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 big celebration gala at the Wenatchee Convention Center. 

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 has been set by President Pete at $10,000 ($192 per week!).
We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.
Donations by club members on Mar. 7  = $33.82  bringing our total to $1674 or $5022 with the Gates match.  This equates to 8386 lives potentially saved. Collections at KPQ were $1133.  Read about 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)
Mar 14, 2019
Cascadia Conservation District
Mar 21, 2019
Shelter in a Box
Mar 28, 2019
Special program
Apr 04, 2019
Classification Talk
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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
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921