Wenatchee Rotary  -  Meeting via ZOOM temporarily  
May 14, 2020  - 6 PM
Volume LXIX - No 44
May is Rotary's  Youth Service Month
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
  • CENTENNIAL ....#56
* 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.    


  May 07  - Our 7th Virtual (On-line ZOOM) Meeting  
See previous editions of the Appleseed for other important notes
See entire ZOOM meeting video HERE. (Password = 2b+m090l)
(Program begins at T = 26 minutes)
  • President Mike opened the ZOOM meeting to 34+ members as listed below, with Jill Leonard as ZOOM host.  We were all pleased to again see Carmen Bossenbrock calling in by phone. 
  • CSTE May 16.  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 district registration request .  Login details are coming from DG Peter Schultz.
  • Mystery Rotarian :  Marcia Henkle  was named for May 7. She explained how she once became a rodeo queen.  Juicy Clue this week - This stalwart of the Program Committee is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
  • Women of Rotary - Meeting, May 6.  Jill Leonard gave a brief report.  Seven women attended (Carmen failed to get in).
  • BragsCarmen gave another good report on her pear orchard.  She regrets being unable to access the Women in Rotary event.  Mike promised to ensure she gets in next time.  There were many other brags, including Allan Galbraith bragged that his youngest son, former RYE student to Berlin, has been excepted at a university there and will teach ESL classes.
  • Katy BlairSue Rose reports the former RYE student is packing to return home from NY on May 28.  Her health has improved from her COVID experience.
  • Next weekBeatrice Sandrini, our RYE student who returns home to Italy soon.
  • Useless Trivia.   "BobHeft (January 19, 1941 – December 12, 2009) was the designer of the current United States 50-star flag as a high school project. His grade improved from B- to A, when the design was accepted by Congress.  He has also designed a 51-star flag that would be used if a new state joins the United States. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan. Read about it HERE.
  • Happy Mother's Day.
  • COVID-19 News.   Click HERE For the latest COVID-19 health news.
The meeting was arranged and hosted by Jill Leonard.    
Attendance:  Mike, Kory, Jill, Pete, Gil, Sue, Raz, Ford, Alice, Carin, Leonard, Eric, Loren, Britt, Dick, Tom Everly, Russ, Muffy, Allan, Al Bridges, Chuck J., Mark M., Terry, Joe, Judy,  Doug, Leslie, Laurel, Marcia, Frank C.   Carmen connected by telephone.
Guest - Beatrice (our RYE student), baby Sagan, Mary Kintner & Beth
Speaker -  Jennifer Witherbee (speaker)
(Please advise Frank if he omitted you)
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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 photos 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
     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
We hope our outbound student Emily Williams will join us, even though our meeting is about 3 AM for her.  But some say she is a night owl.
With Jay Smith and the WRF Committee
The mission of the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation is to improve educational opportunities for citizens living in the Greater Wenatchee area. Funding for the foundation is through immediate and deferred giving from current and past Wenatchee Rotary Club members. Each club member in good standing is also a member of the Foundation.   READ MORE.
Every year we have 3 positions on the board that we vote on. The term is for 3 years and one can serve 2 consecutive back to back terms before coming off the board. We vote at our Annual meeting which will be held Thursday May 21st, 2020.
Up for re-election is Susan Albert and Tyler Mickey.  
Susan has been instrumental in helping the Foundation start Legacy giving to build the Corpus.
Tyler has been serving as Treasurer and doing well.   Our preference is that we elect both for a 3 year term.
We have 3 strong candidates that have said yes to serving on the board that I want to present for your consideration to complete the 3rd position, Shannon Sims, Ken Robertson, and Mark Kulaas.
    WEEK IN REVIEW -  May 07 (ZOOM)    
     Washington Apple Education Foundation   
With Jennifer Witherbee & Pete Van Well
Website -
(ZOOM password Password =  2b+m090l)
(Unedited.  Program begins at T = 26 minutes; Hear speaker only HERE.)
Jennifer received a glowing introduction from her sponsor Pete Van Well, who had a hand in her appointment to her position, saying it was one of his best ever decisions.     
The Washington Apple Education Foundation is the charity of the tree fruit industry.  Its mission is to impact lives through access to educational opportunities for children of apple-industry employees.   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 mentoring.   Annually, about 200 volunteers participate in WAEF serving in capacities that include governance committee, student mentoring and more.   She has a staff of 4, and they are trying to apply technology better to improve efficiency.
Jennifer's program consisted mostly of 3 short but impactful video testimonials:  2 students, a graduate now volunteering, and a donor.

She also was proud of the new Washington state apple licence plate, available to order after July 01, at DOL/specialty plates sponsored by Sen. Hawkins.

Diana, WSU senior
Jorge, WAEF Alumni
Natali, WAEF alumni
Rick, WAEF donor
New Washington Apple Plate
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
Plan to attend our 100-year celebration
Friday January 15, 2021
Wenatchee Convention Center
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
1976 - 1977
J. Reid Clark/Tom Byrne
Tom Byrne took over on Oct. 19, after Reid Clark's Alcoa job transfer.
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 14, 2020
Rotary Youth Exchange (ZOOM)
May 21, 2020
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (ZOOM)
May 28, 2020
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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