Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of March 08, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 36   
March is Rotary "Water and Sanitation" month.
--  CONTENTS  --
  • Thursday's Program
  • Rotary Ambassadors
  • Sponsor of the Week
  • Week in Review w/Announcements
  • From the Head Table
  • Sponsors
  • Events calendar
  • Youth Stories
  • Polio Progress & Club Information
  • Upcoming Speakers
       Chelan County Sheriff K9 Program          
This week's program will focus on the K-9 Unit from the Chelan County Sheriff's Office.   You will learn the importance to having a K-9 unit, see first hand demonstrations, and  meet one of the K-9's.  
In 2014 Deputy Aaron Shepard became a K9 handler with Chelan County Sheriff's Office. . He has  been named Traffic Safety Deputy two years in a row and recently accepted on to the SWAT team. 
Reno is a 4-1/2 year old German Shepherd. He was born in the Czech Republic.  He was trained in Puyallup with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office. Each training consists of 400 hours of initial training and 16 hours of monthly training.  Reno is trained in English as his primary language. Most police dogs are trained in German.
Reno lives at home with Aaron Shepard who takes care of him 24/7. When Reno retires in 7 years, he will continue to live with Aaron and his family.  (story by Jill Leonard)
Greeters & Cashiers. Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.  
Albert     Anderson    Andre  Arsenault
Certified Public Accountants &
Business Consultants
Discover How We Make A Difference!
    WEEK IN REVIEW - 3/01/2018 - Classification, with Barbara Walters    
This week we had two excellent programs.
1.  Classification talk by member Barbara Walters, who joined the club in September.  See the work-related portion of her PowerPoint; Hear the AUDIO .
2.  Honoring PDG Richard (Dick) Harris, who joined us March 1, 1972, exactly 46 years ago.  In Feb. 2014, Dick sponsored Joe St. Jean who presented Dick's Rotary history using an excellent PowerPoint prepared by former long-time member and club secretary John McDarment.  Hear the program AUDIO presented by Joe St. Jean and Marc Heminger.
Today's guests included Sunrise Rotary president and future DG, Richard DeRock, PDG Jim Adamson and wife ADG Carol, as well as many Rotarians from other local clubs, plus others, including the family of our speaker and of PDG Dick Harris, and several current and past exchange students.  Don presented John McDarment a Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF).  See John's thank-you note below.
Dick was our Club’s president in 1979/80 and served as the District Governor (DG) for the 1995/96 term. Dick and his wife, Bonnie, have been very active in both our Club and District 5060. Dick and Bonnie have attended 17 Rotary International Conventions!!!
They met while attending WSU in September 1950, where she roomed in the same house & floor with Carmen Bossenbrock.  Dick served in the USAF in 1954-55 during the Korean conflict.  They moved here in 1956, where he worked as a mechanical engineer at Alcoa before becoming manager of Port of Chelan County.  They had their two kids here, Leslie and Scott.  His DG theme  was "Act with Integrity, Serve with love, Work for Peace".  Joe then showed many photo slides illustrating how he lived out his theme during his Rotary career, along with much humorous commentary.   ADG Carol Adamson read commendation letters from current DG Bill Jenkin and DG-elect Sherry Chamberlain.
Dick was then presented with his fifth Paul Harris Fellowship award, along with another one for John McDarment, who has served this club so well for many years.  John sent this followup thank-you message:     "I would like to again thank the club for their presenting me with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.  I am truly humbled by the gesture. Rotary has been a large part of my life for many years, continues to be and hopefully will be for many years to come. I very much appreciate the Wenatchee Rotary Club and actually still feel a part of a great group of Rotarians and friends.  You have made me feel welcome and I look forward to attending many more meetings in the years ahead.  Having fun in Rotary. .....John McDarment
*******************  Submitted by Frank.  Announcements below.
  • Sue Rose - Fellowship dinners still being planned in March; hers is full.  Gil and Kay Sparks on 3/6 have openings for 2;  Patty and Garry Sparks are hosting one on March 20 with Hawaiin theme.  Contact these, or Sue to attend or volunteer to host one of these fun events.
  • Kathleen McNalty announced plans for the annual Sunrise bike-ride fundraiser June 2 (25, 50, 100) miles; sponsors welcome.  See ad flyer on the district web site here.
  • President Don read an email from former member Don Elfving, who suffered a mild stroke at his home in Texas last week.
  • Last week, the Wenatchee Downtown Association presented the "Heart of Wenatchee" Award to our own Dave Gellatly.
  • Carmen Bossenbrock (our official club photographer) is available on the first meeting of the month (or anytime) to take photos for member profiles.
  • Don's Word of the WEEK - Pertinacity (persistent determination)
Welcome our newest member Jim Brink. 
From the head table
Don Myers
member photo
I will be brief… said the guy about to go on a vacation with his wonderful wife…
Today we honored Dick Harris for 46 years of membership in our club, and about twelve lifetimes worth of service to Rotary overall.  What an inspiration he and Bonnie are! If you missed it, I’m sorry – it was a great reminder of what “Service above Self” is all about.
I recently talked with my hockey players about priorities and values, and we mulled over this question -  “What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?”  Not a morbid thought at all, but rather a directing reflection.  I think it best goes like this:  “What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?” and then “How are you living right now to make that come about?”  Dick and Bonnie have given us a great example of a life lived outwardly-directed.  Dave Gellatly was honored by the Wenatchee Downtown Association with “The Heart of Wenatchee” award, and has demonstrated the same.  We’d all do well to follow their lead.  

(From Susan Albert)
The students are doing their big push in March.  They announced it this morning.  We will also be at the Pybus Market doing a fundraiser for books three weeks from this Saturday.  They filled out the paperwork yesterday.  
We are also launching a hiking challenge with Susan Ballinger this April.  We are going to select team leaders who will create mixed teams of Hispanic/Anglo students so that they can get to know people they don't normally interact with.  The teams will hike all of the trails around Wenatchee together.  Spring is coming!
May 17-19 - District Event
District Conference - Prosser, WA
June 23-27 - RI Event
RI Convention - Toronto
July 14 Fundraiser
Wine/Food Fundraiser, Wells House
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Boneventure, Montreal PQ
January 26, 2019
Rotary Fundraiser AUCTION
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 Pros
  • JetPro Carwash
  • Lifeline Ambulance
  • Noyd & Noyd
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • Humane Society of WV
End Polio Now/Club 60 - Approximate totals collected:
Goal this Rotary year = $4,000, or $12,000 with Gates Foundation 2-for-1 match (20,040 lives saved).  Donations by club members on Mar. 01 = $37.57 thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $3151 or $9455 with the Gates match, equating to 15,789 lives saved.  Reminder - these donations are collected from the table-cups each week!
Donated by the public on World Polio Day = $2675.
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2017-18: 
     Don Myers
Pres. Elect: 
     Pete Van Well
     Frank Clifton
     Mike Kintner
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,
Pete Van Well (ex officio)
Mar 08, 2018
Chelan K9 Unit
Mar 15, 2018
Wenatchee Parks
Mar 22, 2018
Hanford Site
Mar 29, 2018
Club Awareness
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Russell Hampton
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921