Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
       July 25,  2019         
                  Volume LXIX - No 03                 
Thanks to Ken Kohnhorst for the updated banner.
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 8)
Remembering Dick Harris.  His memorial service is Wednesday, 2 PM. See below.
We remain saddened by the death of Richard “Dick” Harris. Dick died June 21 at the Highgate Care facility in Wenatchee.
Dick was a past president (1979-1980) and a past District 5060 Governor (1995-1996).. His memorial service will be held July 24 at FUMC in Wenatchee, 2 PM.   View Dick's obituary in the Wenatchee World.  Send a sympathy card to the family at 1621 First St., Wenatchee, WA 98801.

Remembering Terry SoromSee front-page story in Wenatchee World,  July 8. 
Dr. Terry Sorom passed away July 6, 2019.  Terry was a past-president (1993-94).  A memorial service is planned for September 14.  Read Judy Conner's touching tribute in previous Appleseed.
To hear his voice again, listen to a 5-minute new-member charge delivered by Terry on September 8, 2016.
Read Terry's Wenatchee World obituary hereSend a sympathy card to the family here:  2405 No. 2 Canyon Rd., Wenatchee, WA 98801

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.
  Joe Carin Loren Jay
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
8/1 Speidel Spies Lorien C. Jessica K.
8/8 Sturgeon Stipe Lorien C. Jessica K.
8/15 Truswell Shermer Stuller Thornock
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and residents of Chelan, Douglas,
& Okanogan Counties with our
commitment to excellence.
501 N Wenatchee Ave.
Menu and meeting roomColumbia River Room; Sandwich Buffet w/turkey, ham and tuna, Onion, lettuce, tomato, sliced pickle, mayo and mustard with Ciabatta Bread, Potato Chips, Fruit Salad, Chef’s Choice Dessert, & Coffee Service.





Read story in Wenatchee World

This meeting is open to the public.

Summary: Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement. There are two sides to this controversial discussion and our local experts (Bill and Loretta) will be discussing where we are in Chelan and Douglas county with regard to the opioid crisis and addiction in our area. Facts and narrative taken from
  • Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.
  • Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder
  • An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.
  • About 80 percent of people who use-16 heroin first misused prescription opioids.
  • Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.
  • The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.
Loretta Stover: Loretta is the Executive Director of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment. She holds a Master's Degree in Education and is a Chemical Dependency Professional. She has been at the Center for 27 years.
Bill Murray: Past President 2015-16. Bill works for Action Health Partners as a Care Coordinator and has his Master’s Degree in Education and is a National Certified Counselor.
    AUGUST 01 - RIVERCOM 911   
with Misty Viebrock  & Alice Meyer (website)
Website statement :  " RiverCom is a dedicated multi-jurisdictional Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) located in Wenatchee, Washington providing public safety communications in Chelan and Douglas counties. We answer and process emergency 9-1-1 calls and non-emergency calls for service and provide dispatching services for twenty-three law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical agencies within the two-county system. Our Telecommunicators provide the first line of contact with the public when calling for emergency and non-emergency public safety services."

     WEEK IN REVIEW - JULY 18, 2019     
We are honored to be visited by DG Peter Schultz of Kelowna Rotary
President Mike opened his second meeting as president by reminding the club that it is the home of many great Rotarians, and especially this week's Mystery Rotarian.  With clues given, voting began.  Then the club was entertained by Mike's 'a cappella' singing group the Wenatchee Apollo Club, harmoniously performing the national anthems of both Canada and the USA, accompanied by Mike and DG Peter. To listen to this amazing performance, CLICK HERE .
The first order of business was the induction of new member Jessica Kendall, who has waited 20+ years to become a Rotarian after serving as a RYE student to South Africa in the 1990s. Photo and audio below.
Then Mike joined with DG Peter in presenting two new unexpected "Connecting the World" awards, including a plaque and medallion, to two outstanding members :  Carin Smith and Joe St. Jean.  Carin is recognized for her work with HANWASH, Joe, for Community Outreach.  Photos below.
After the meeting, Carin and DG Peter made an excellent short video about HANWASHView it HERE and you will easily see why Carin is worthy of this award!
District Governor Dr. Peter Schultz was introduced by our new Area-8 Assistant Governor Karl Ruether, Leavenworth Rotary (PP 2000-01).  Peter's professional and Rotary backgrounds are truly impressive; he has had many district roles and is past president of Kelowna Rotary, 2012-13.  The program was a town hall style meeting in which DG Peter answered Rotary-related questions from Mike and other members.  You may listen to audio of these exchanges. 
District leadership.  DG Peter encouraged younger members to become involved in rewarding district leadership;  the DG position is "the most fun job in the world!"   He encouraged anyone who has not seen the video from last week to watch it.  Click here.
NEW PROGRAMS   Chapter One Clubs, Global Connects, Community Connects.
Chapter 1 Clubs:  These new clubs are based on the flexibility granted by the recent policy changes made by the Council on Legislation for Rotary.  The Manual of Procedure (MOP) is a book of all the rules and regulations that govern Rotary, the bylaws, the constitution, etc.  Chapter 1 of the MOP is called "Guiding Principles" and it is only 5 pages.  It is the statement on service, the Core Values, the 4-way test, The Object of Rotary, The Avenues of Service, etc.  New members are told to review Chapter 1.  If that works, they are in the right place... and they can ignore the rest of the book!  Chapter 1 Clubs range from having no Rotary traditions or requirements (no invocation, no anthem, no meal, no program-speaker, no sheriff, etc!) through to looking similar to traditional Rotary, it depends on what the members want.  But in truth, all clubs are actually Chapter 1 clubs.  He also encourages all clubs to form satellite clubs which could meet the needs of members unable to meet on the regular schedule.  For more on this, visit the District 5060 website "Club Pages" or CLICK HERE .
To listen to all of DG Peter's remarks, CLICK HERE.
Other news and announcements are shown below.
DG Peter, Pres. Mike & Carin Smith Award for Joe St. Jean, the guy in shorts.

  • New member. Jessica Kendall was inducted, sponsored and introduced by Lorien Clemens.  Jessica resides in Leavenworth and is an associate director of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust.  She will be greeting members at the next few meetings when she is able to attend.  Listen to Lorien's spirited introduction.
  • New member proposalKen Showalter of Convergint Technologies, sponsored by Mike Kintner,  was approved by the board on 7/18.
  • Mystery Rotarian.  Mike's new weekly program was explained, and clues given.  Last week was a freebie (Mike).  This week, after the voting, the M/R was identified as Heidi Myers.  First quarter winner takes home $50 in Pybus Bucks.  This week's clue : "Roommate’s name is Molly".  Get more clues at at the meeting.
  • Jill Leonard introduced Ryan McKelvie who made an appeal for housing families for the Wenatchee WildClick here for information.  Also, those interested may call Chris Clark or Kyle Brodie   888-7825.  Listen to Ryan's appeal.
  • Women of Rotary event, Tuesday July 30, 5:30 - 7PM, Horan Estates Winery.
  • Rich Peters appealed for volunteer assistance in assembling the new picnic tables & benches at Rotary Park when they arrive in early August.
  • Russ Speidell delivered a spirited campaign appeal to support Proposition 01, expansion of Link Transit.  He quoted Carmen Bossenbrock "That will be easy to pass!"  Since we are non-partisan, the club will entertain a rebuttal if requested.  Listen to Russ.
  • Memorial services for Dick Harris and Terry Sorom noted.  See EVENTS.
  • Gorge Amphitheatre volunteering is a great service and social activity.  Signups have been slow, to the point that we may have to abandon the plan for 2019.  The first of 9 concerts was to be July 13, but Rotary involvement was cancelled due to lack of volunteers.  The next concert is in August, and our trained servers will be contacted with the latest plan.  Click on the GORGE tab on the home page.
  • Moon Landing Trivia Quiz - If you missed it, open last week's Appleseed and scroll down.  Click the link.
  • Pete's Pool Party, an auction item, will be held Saturday. [about a dozen Rotarian's and spouses attended and spent time in the pool cooling off and playing games.  Many photos will be on the club Facebook page.  See two below. ]
  • Mike's useless trivia for the week:  the word "dreamt" is the only word in the English language ending with "mt".
Lorien Clemens and Jessica Kendall. Ryan McKelvie of Wenatchee Wild
Britt Dudek, Chef of Pete's Pool Party Britt & Pete at the Pool Party
July 24, FUMC 2 PM
Memorial Service for
PP/PDG Dick Harris
July 30, 5:30 - 7PM
Women of Rotary
Horan Estates Winery
Sept 14
Memorial Service for
Terry Sorom
Sept. 19
Auction Kickoff
January 25, 2020
Building Communities Auction
April 23 - 26, 2020
District Conference in Kelowna
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
  • Pet Hub, Inc.
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
Our 26th club president
Ross A. Heminger,
1946 - 47 
Club donated $1000 to initiate a campaign to buy high school band uniforms.
View a list of ALL past presidents here.
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 Gala.

CAROL NORTON -  Loved, respected servant of this club and Rotary for 42 plus years. She served as Executive Secretary 42 years beginning in in 1967, and honorary member until her passing on March 26, 2019. 
Thanks very much to those of you that have given toward the new Carol Norton WSU Scholarship fund.  So far we are near halfway to the initial goal of $10,000.  Gifts are tax deductible and there are many ways to give:  
  • One time cash or check
  • Pledge and budget over two or three years
  • Bequest - Include an amount in your will 
  • Help in reaching out to Legacy Members or PR in the community

Keep up to date with Karen Russell on her personal Caring Bridge page.
PP Jim (2016-17) is an Honorary member.

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:    As we begin our new Rotary year, we are coming off a fantastic year, raising about $10K.  Thanks to Judy Conner for that huge finishing [ush over the top!.    On July 18, donations by club members to the Club-60 cups were $21.59 bringing our total to $58 or $174 with the Gates match!  This equates to 291 lives potentially saved!
                No goal set for this year                             
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication. 
Wenatchee Rotary Officers
President 2019-20:
      Mike Kintner
Pres. Elect: 
     Kory Kalahar
Pres. Nominee:
     Alice Meyer
Pres. Designate:    TBD
     Frank Clifton
     Allan Galbraith
Dawn Davies
Marcia Henkle
Garry Sparks
Claudia DeRobles
Andy Petro
Gary Provo
Michelle Shermer
Dante Gutierrez-Zamora
Dan Maher
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
Jul 25, 2019
Opiod Crisis
Aug 01, 2019
Aug 08, 2019
Youth Services
Aug 15, 2019
Rotary Speed Dialing
View entire list

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