Wenatchee Rotary  - Noon Thursdays at Red Lion  
                  Meeting of April 11,  2019                    
                      Volume LXVIII - No 41                   
   April is Rotary Maternal and Child Health Month    
Makeup opportunities at area clubs.  (Area 9)
Loved, respected servant of this club and Rotary for 42 plus years. She served as Executive Secretary beginning in in 1967.  She left the club in June 2012 and was an honorary member until her passing on March 26, 2019.  Visit our club home page for more information on Carol, including the Rotary memorial scholarship being established in her name.
Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.  Future schedule tentative
because new members are asked to greet. But all members
are always welcome to greet.
If unable to attend, please greet at your next meeting.
  Mark Karen Keni Gil
Date Future Weeks Looking Ahead
4/18 M. Johnson Leonard Sturgeon
Gil Sparks
4/25 Hoyt Kalahar Kintner Jiminez
5/2 McDonald McNair Maher Kulaas

We strive to perform the highest
level of quality construction and
remodel at fair and
competitive prices....
(206) 313-0846
[Owner Frank Jorgensen is
a new club member]
Menu and meeting room :    Cascade Room upstairs.  Hot Ham & Swiss Croissant W/Honey Mustard sauce, Red Potato Salad, Cucumber Tomato Salad, Assorted Chips Chef’s Choice Dessert & Coffee Service.
      APRIL 11 - SMALL MIRACLES     
with Linda Belton   
Small Miracles is a local 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to ending hunger among children in the Wenatchee Valley.   website
Each year, over 15,000 children in the Wenatchee Valley depend on free or reduced lunch during the school year. In many cases, that is their main meal of the day. When school is not in session during the summer, many children go without food. Small Miracles partners with USDA Summer Food Program and our local Farm to School Programs to fill this gap and make sure every child has a nutritious meal throughout the week. Last summer Small Miracles provided 9,000 lunches at over 21 locations located in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Rock Island and Cashmere - but we still have only scratched the surface. Your donation will help us reach more families, increase awareness, and change the life of a child.
Small Miracles staffs people as well as volunteers to provide lunches Monday - Thursday during the summer to children in the community at various locations. The program operates under the Washington State Department of Agriculture and is managed by the State of Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction.
For the 2017-2018 school year, 6,166 children in the Eastmont School District, and 7,557 in the Wenatchee School District and 1,587 children in the Cashmere School District qualify for free or reduced meals at school. That is  15,310 children in the Wenatchee Valley alone! The School District fills the gap during the school year, but what happens when school is not in session? Unfortunately, they go without in many cases. It is estimated that 1/3 of these children go hungry during each school break.

     WEEK IN REVIEW - April 4     
With Lorien Clemens and Michelle Price
President Pete opened the meeting of the Seattle Mariners of Rotary Clubs, and was happy to know that Carol Norton is in Heaven getting those Ms in gear!  He then quickly lost control during the fellowship time. 
The first order of business was induction of a new member, Keni Sturgeon, Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.
She fills a legacy position, and will be serving on the Community Service Committee. 
PP Bill Murray (2015-16) delivered the customary Rotary Charge which is also directed to the membership in general for direction and inspiration.  His question to us is "What is Rotary, and what keeps me coming back each week?"  Most join for fellowship or service; he asked Keni "What is your passion? Let Rotary help you get involved in it." 

   Lorien Clemens   
Both Lorien and Michelle were introduced by Marcia Henkle (a board member who also believes Carol is in Heaven rooting for her WSU Cougars).  Both speakers used very effective PowerPoint displays to introduce themselves, and both have impressive backgrounds and accomplishments, exhibiting very strong family ties, as evidenced by many family photos.  But their career paths were very different.
Lorien's   PowerPoint   
Lorien joined the club in August 2018 with husband Tom Arnold; they both successfully own and operate PetHub; she is a mover and shaker in Rotary and the community.  She is from Norman, OK, (Sooner Born, Sooner Bred). She claims MANY classifications depending which phase of her life one considers, but as an adult, "anything for the big bucks".
1972-1987:  Daughter, Grand daughter, sister, animal lover, all-round Goofball!
1988-1997:  Student of Astrophysics, then theater, marine biology
1997-2003:  Stage, commercial, voice actor; drama therapist, waitress, bartender, etc.
   (anything to pay the bills, even though she once briefly lived in her car).
2000-2011:  College professor, teacher trainer, Montessorian
2011-Present:  PETHUB, wife, geek, activist, dog/cat mom, hopeful adoptive parent
View Michelle's   PowerPoint 
Michelle joined the club in June 2018 shortly after becoming Superintendent of the North Central Educational Service District  (NCESD), having transferred from being Superintendent of the Moses Lake School District (where she was a Rotarian).  She replaced Dr. Rich McBride, a former member.  Last year she received the honor of being named National Administrator of the Year from the National Assoc. of Educational Office Professionals.
In displaying many family photos (including 4 siblings), she believes in putting family first and encourages the same attitude among her staff 
She has been married to Rich for more than 30 years.  They enjoy many outdoor activities together and have 4 amazing kids and 3 grand children (plus 2 on the way).
She graduated at Moses Lake HS, and always wanted to teach Special Education, so she obtained a BA degree in Special Ed at CWU, and taught in Tacoma school district.  Then she decided she could do more with a masters degree and commuted to CWU while teaching at Moses Lake, followed by serving later as an elementary principal in Soap Lake (working with at-risk kids), and then Moses Lake.  Later she earned a doctorate at WSU, and in 2009 became superintendent in the Moses Lake district where she served 8 years.
In her current position, she is among a small percentage of women.   In 2014, she was elected president of the Washington Assoc. of School Administrators and serves on the Executive Board of the American Assoc. of School Administrators.
In addition to Rotary, Michelle is involved in several community groups, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Grant County,  North Central Accountable Community Health Board, Chelan-Douglas County Workforce Development Board.
She believes strongly in good and trustworthy relationships.
She ended her talk with a detailed overview of the ESD and its purposes.

President Pete made the following announcements.
Carol Norton Scholarship Fund.  The board has elected to start a permanent scholarship fund in memory of Carol Norton for students attending WSU.  It will be a part of the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (WRF), and will have an initial goal of $10K, with a long-term goal of at least $20K.  Pete and Carmen have each made initial donations.  Download the PLEDGE FORM here.  They can be mailed to PO Box 1723, Wenatchee 98807-1723.
Laurie Flarity-White's husband, Dr. Jim White, was featured in a front-page Wenatchee World story regarding the national award for his recent solar-power invention.  She had previously bragged about the award and paid a LARGE fine.
Bill Murray.  Bill has accepted the challenge as a co-chair of the next big fund-raiser (e.g auction) providing he get lots of help from the former chairs.  President Pete was shocked!
Second Harvest.  On Thursday April 11, the first of the Second Harvest trucks (which we help sponsor) will arrive needing volunteers. from 11 AM - 1 PM at the Community Center.  Contact Joe St.Jean or Gary Provo.  There will be more trucks coming due to our successful auction.
Parker McCreary (former member) who attended in honor of Carmen last week, has been approved by the board for honorary membership.  He will be attending regularly after his current travels.  He is former director of the Central Washington Hospital Foundation.
Hot Havana Nights!  Guest Diana Zumini, PP Leavenworth Rotary (2003-04), promoted their next big fund-raiser on April 28, and bragged that they are proud to be a club sponsored by Ed Cadman. Their foundation is named for him.  Click here for information.
Pete's Good News It's those Mariners! Winning two games in April already!  Winning pitcher on Tuesday was Marco Gonzales from the Applesox, and former Gonzaga superstar. On behalf of Carol Norton, GO Ms!
April 10, Friend-raiser
Women in Rotary
Norwood Wine Bar, 6 PM
April 13, 14
April 16, FUMC
Tuesday Holy Week Service
May 2-5, 2019
May 7, 5:30-8:30 PM
Gorge Fundraiser Training
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
  • Pet Hub, Inc.
  • The Paradise Restaurant
  • The Thai Restaurant
  • WV Humane Society

    Just so ‘ya know…#16 - Community Outreach    

Community Outreach Grants are now open for applications. Thanks to all of you and our successful auctions, we are pleased to announce that our current cycle of grants began April 1. Applications will be accepted until May 15th. We will notify the successful grant applicants by May 31st. The applications, instructions, and evaluation criteria are available under “Grants” on the header section of our club’s homepage.
On another note – Your Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Scholarship committee is In the midst of reviewing applications and setting interview dates with high school students eager to continue their educational pursuits. It is truly a joy to read the applications and to see what our future leaders have already accomplished. Our Foundation (that’s you!) is currently supporting 10 college students that, without our support, would be struggling financially to reach their goals. We plan to introduce this year’s scholarship award winners at the annual Wenatchee Rotary
Foundation meeting on May 16.
And don't miss the announcement above about the upcoming SECOND HARVEST project.

Proud to be a Wenatchee Rotarian,
Joe St.Jean

Our twelfth club president :      
Wilder R. Jones
Among the several outstanding meetings of the year, on Dec. 1, members and their "Rotary Anns" met with the Yakima club and their "Rotary Anns".
Join Kory Kalahar & John McDarment on the Centennial Committee . Help plan the January 16, 2021 big celebration gala at the Wenatchee Convention Center. 

Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Board Nominations
We are a stand alone nonprofit managed by members of this club.  Each year one third of this board is up for reelection; or after two terms replacement.  The annual meeting of the Foundation will be during the Club's May 16th lunch meeting and the election will take place at that time.  See chart below for list of current officers and board.
We encourage any of you interested in running for an open position to let me know.  We are a working board (about an hour per month of your time plus a one hour meeting most months).  We seek two skill sets:  1.  Those interested in helping us grow our corpus - fundraising.  2.  Those interested in helping award scholarships and gifts.  This is a fun and rewarding board and I hope you will consider joining us.
Tom Ross, WRF Chair  email
Alpine Aire Heating & Cooling, Inc

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 was set by President Pete at $10,000.  On April 04, donations by club members to the Club-60 cups was $67.19, bringing our total to $7,225, or $21,675 with the Gates match!  This equates to 36,197 lives potentially saved! 
Note:  We continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation.  Since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.  Collections at KPQ on Polio Day were $1,133.  Read about 2018 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)
Apr 11, 2019
Small Miracles
Apr 18, 2019
100th - Year Apple Blossom
Apr 25, 2019
Planned Parenthood
May 02, 2019
Apple Blossom
View entire list

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
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
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