Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of March 01, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 35   
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--  CONTENTS  --
  • Thursday's Program
  • Rotary Ambassadors
  • Sponsor of the Week
  • Week in Review w/Announcements
  • Sponsors
  • Events calendar
  • Youth Stories
  • Polio Progress
  • Upcoming Speakers
       Classification with Barbara Walters          
Barbara is manager of the Library.  She joined the club last September.  She will tell us about herself and her career, as summarized below. 
“Established in 1960, the North Central Regional Library provides public library service to over 250,000 people in Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan counties. In addition to operating 30 libraries in our five-county region, NCRL is committed to providing quality library service to our most rural communities.
Our Mail Order Library was the first of its kind in the nation and our Bookmobile ensures that children with limited access, have a great public library experience."
Continued below ....
Also, we will be honoring PDG Dick Harris.  Help us keep it a surprise.
See the story by Joe St. Jean that Frank placed on the district web site this week.... All district executives have been invited.
Greeters & Cashiers. Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.  Choose which duty to take on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Click here to notify the secretary if unable to attend.
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Program, continued....
"NCRL’s outreach staff provides service throughout our communities in Head Start programs, nursing homes, senior retirement centers, youth detention facilities, and more. In addition, our Book Club Library provides personalized support to over 200 book clubs that are active in our region."
Barbara will be introducing herself, and this is our best opportunity to get to know her. All new Rotarians are asked to give such a talk, and it is a favorite topic for most members. The term “classification” is related to a person’s career description, as all Rotarians are asked to designate how their career is classified. But, the talk is not necessarily limited work-related topics.
         WEEK IN REVIEW - February 22, 2018  - Special Olympics Wenatchee        
This week’s program was the Special Olympics-Washington with Sascha Smith and Caryl Andre.
Mike Kintner presided in place of President Don Myers and Pete Van Well, both away, and led the assembly in singing America the BeautifulRuss Speidel  introduced the speakers in lieu of Pete and gave some background.
Sascha is Parks & Recreation Coordinator for the city and local coordinator for Special Olympics here.  He ensures all the proper paperwork is completed and all coaches are in place for the 200-250 athletes participating (two of which were present as guests, Cameron and Jessica).  He went on to describe the many year-round sports programs offered to all youth in the valley and the various fund-raisers which support all athletes, and that he is seeking a full-time volunteer fund-raising coordinator.
Caryl, a graduate of CWU, is coordinator for special needs programs in the Parks Dept. where she has served for 28 years after serving in a similar capacity in Bellevue.  She gave some of the history of Special Olympics.  The games here will take place March 2-4, and represent the state-wide “finals”.  Winners are eligible to move on to the World games.  About 17,500 athletes are involved state-wide.
The national program was developed by Eunice Kennedy Schriver in 1968.  The first International Summer Games were held in July 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago.  About 1,000 athletes from the U.S. and Canada took part in the one-day event, which was a joint venture by the Kennedy Foundation and the Chicago Park District.  Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults having intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5.7 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in 172 countries. Competitions are held daily world-wide — including local, national and regional, adding up to more than 100,000 events a year.  The next Special Olympics World Summer Games will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE in March 2019, the first Special Olympics World Games to be held in the Middle East.  For detailed information and history, visit here.
Wenatchee has been the permanent home site of the winter games for 28 years, since it is the only city in the state with all of the needed venues, and it is always welcoming.  Boeing Corp. has been the major sponsor from the start, and indispensible in their huge annual commitment.
Opening ceremony Friday night is “super-awesome and is even more cool” than the obig one on TV as the athletes parade into the arena followed by many exciting events.  Cascade NG keeps the cauldron burning for entire weekend.  Saturday AM competition begins at 15 venue sites, where many volunteers are needed at each (up to 600 total volunteers needed in addition to financial donations).  Saturday night at the TTC there is “Olympic-Town” and then the big pirate-themed dance, with “Captain Jack and the Rock n Roll Pirates”.  Nobody sits!  Competition begins again Sunday AM.  It is an amazing weekend.
Sign-ups were taken, but more volunteers are needed.  Register online here.
*******************  Submitted by Frank.  Announcements below.
Regretfully omitted from the previous Appleseed - Listen to AUDIO of Thom Nees presentation
Carmen's excellent photos L to R... Thom Nees, Fernando Lopez, Britt Dudek, Jim Russell's Final Farewell.
  • We were saddened by the passing of Sheryl Monnette (Feb. 16), wife of Bill Monnette.
  • Carmen Bossenbrock (our official club photographer) is available on the first meeting of the month (or anytime) to take photos for member profiles. 
  • Sue Rose - Fellowship dinners being planned in March; more homes are needed.  "These are so much fun!".
  • Application for membership has been board-approved for Jim Brink.
  • P-E Nominee Kory Kalahar - Annual WestSide HS fund-raiser/spaghetti feed, March 15, with silent auction.  Volunteers needed for new annual Business Week in April.  Listen to AUDIO of Kory's announcement as he relates the inspiring story of a former student whose life was changed by BW.
  • Mike announced that 4 volunteers are needed to assist as ushers at one of the Holy Week Services where our club has traditionally been a sponsor of the Tuesday service, by providing a pulpit assistant and/or ushers.  This year 4 ushers are needed.  Contact Mike to volunteer this year on March 27, 11:30 AM - 1 PM.  at Grace Lutheran Church.

Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) - Student Monthly Reports
(A new regular feature from Dee Curcio)
This is a message from Cameron Kunz, our Youth Exchange student currently in Grugliasco, Italy.  Grugliasco is a suburb of Torino (Turin) about 6 miles west of downtown.  "I drink a lot of coffee and eat a lot of gelato – I’m having a really good time. I will send a more detailed email soon with some pictures. Sorry to have been so late with communications, I will try to send updates more often. Hope everything in Wenatchee is going well, Thank You for this amazing opportunity!"

Meet our current inbound students, Giorgio Casiroli and Valeria Ilabaca.  
Last week Giorgio submitted his report.  This week, Valeria, who is just beginning to learn English, speaks about a recent month.
"About my last time here, Christmas was so sad really sad is the only date i was really sad to missed my family! New year!! Was super fun i was with other exchanges students! In December 26 I changed my family, and that makes me very happy I am very comfortable, and I love my sisters and my mom very much !! I change semester in high school and I'm in classes in tech center with cosmetology classes and I'm happy with what I'm doing. also this month and I had a lot of improvement in my English and made many American friends, finally this month I left my comfort zone I'm also going to a zumba class once a week, and it's Latin music and that gives me a lot of energy for my week! I am very happy and proud of what I have accomplished and anxious to know what adventures await me tomorrow, the other week and the other month!"
March 2-4 - Community Event
Special Olympics - Wenatchee
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 Feb. 22 = $33.17 thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $3114 or $9342 with the Gates match, equating to15,601 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)
Feb 15, 2018
Serve Wenatchee Valley
Feb 22, 2018
Special Olympics
Mar 01, 2018
Mar 08, 2018
Chelan K9 Unit
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
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