Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of February 1, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 31   
From the head table
Don Myers
member photo
I took a multiple-choice quiz this weekend.  The question was “Am I…?” and the options were  a) blessed   b) privileged  c)  fortunate  d)  pampered.
Want to guess the answer I came up with?  Yep, “all of the above”.  You can put your own vocabulary in your quiz, but it never hurts to take a minute to think about how good our lives are.
Friday I drove my car (ok, it’s 18 years old but it runs better than I do) to Mission Ridge (a ski area just minutes away from my house) and skied with two of my grandkids, who wanted to spend time with me!  I then went home to my warm house, took a shower, ate some food, and spent the rest of the weekend enjoying the amazing privileges of life afforded to us by where and when we live.
If you have been at even a few Rotary meetings lately you know without a doubt that many people around us and around the world don’t have those same privileges.  We know kids in Tonga don’t have books.  We know people in Haiti don’t have clean water.  We know families in Wenatchee (340 of this according to the latest survey) don’t have homes.  We know many deserving kids can’t afford higher education.
This is not a recitation of hopelessness, but exactly the opposite.  We – people, communities, Rotarians – can make a difference in every one of those circumstances.  We can donate books, we can support our club’s effort to sustain clean water in Milot Haiti, we can rally behind the Interact kids who are building a Habitat house, we can support our foundation that gives away multiple college scholarships.  We can make a difference!  We can bring hope and light to people who have little or none.
Take a quiz of your own, and then figure out how you can make a difference.  It will mean the world to someone who needs some hope. 

Meeting Program of February 1, 2018
HOSPICE  --  sponsored by Ford Barrett.
Several of Wenatchee’s finest retired physicians, Doctors David Notter, John Gill, Stephen Voorhies, Bill Gotthold, and Patricia Ortiz have observed that folks in our community would benefit from a stronger working knowledge about our hospice care.  The consequence of not having that family level knowledge can have a detrimental impact on end-of-life experiences of Wenatchee patients and their families.  These physicians will apprise us about hospice care so that we can best assist ourselves and our loved ones when we are faced with making life’s most challenging decisions.
In their words:
"Hospice is considered the model for quality compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness by providing expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes, along with support for the patient’s loved ones.”
How are these goals accomplished here in NCW?  Who makes up the hospice “team”? When is a person eligible for hospice, and what are the very real and specific benefits of hospice?
These questions will form the core of the Thursday’s Rotary presentation. Our hope is that you will catch a glimpse of what the hospice team does, and see that, for the hospice patient, the issue is not about giving up hope, but changing what he or she hopes for.”
We hope you and your family members will make time to attend this very valuable presentation.
Secretary Frank Clifton gave a cursory overview of our club web site, the home page and some of the background features.  Time did not permit seeing all of it, so you will find below a list of links to items covered and some important items not mentioned in much depth.  The main fact is that there is a large volume of valuable information stored there.  Also, attention is drawn to areas where additional volunteer assistance would be appreciated if there is interest.  A few questions were answered.  More are welcomed.
Our web site web address is   Frank conducted a tour through a few key features of the Home Page & Menu.  Click the links below.   But we only "scratched the surface".  Frank hopes all members will take time and browse the site and especially login and visit the options under "My ClubRunner" in the member Area.  Contact Frank if you need help.  See prior Appleseed for login steps.  All members are encouraged to login & update their own profiles, including their birthday and photos. Birthdays will show up automatically 
Home PageMenuSkipped or requires login 
Cadman photosOriginal CharterPayments
Member changes *Incorporation doc.Bylaws
Past/Deceased *WestSide HSMeeting minutes
Other clubsHappy ClubDistrict clubs
Clubs sponsoredRotary Park * Dinner
Rotary eventsAppleseedsInteract video
Rotary newsDistrict 5060Club History *
Speakers list *Club ProjectsMy ClubRunner
BirthdaysOrg. chartPhoto/email Directory
Photo carousel *  
   *  Site features where others can take over, maintain
We appreciate our Appleseed sponsors (which also appear on the web site).  One new feature of the new digital Appleseed is "sponsor of the week", where one of our 16 sponsors is featured on a random basis.
President Don's long-awaited competition for best vocational attire was won by Dick Reed, former Seattle Police captain. But others were all in the running (Jim Corcoran, Dawn Davies, pres-pastor Don, Leonard Singhose)
Marcia Henkle recognized our January Rotary theme of Vocational Service by defining what Rotary means by the term:  it is how we as Rotarians portray the ideals and philosophy of Rotary to our vocation or workplace.  She illustrated by relating the story of Chicago Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor who became a legend in Rotary by implementing a plan for his own business in 1932 when he discovered a serious business problem.  He leaned over his desk with face in hands  --- and prayed.  After a few moments he looked up and wrote down the 24 words that came to him:
  The 4-way Test (one of Rotary's guiding principles).
  Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned? 
  Will it build goodwill and friendships?   Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Paul Harris has stated :  "Each Rotarian is a connecting link between the idealism of Rotary and their trade or profession."smiley
Don also announced some membership changes and Board changes (see home page).
Don's word of the weekTeraflop - a measure of computer speed -  trillion (floating-point) operations per second.
    Tom and Mary Ann McNair have invited the club to the movie, "It's A MAD MAD MAD WORLD", they are sponsoring at the PAC.
It is on Feb. 7th and tickets are available at the PAC box office for $3. Wear your Rotary pin and get a special surprise.
Gary Provo appealed for volunteers to support Special Olympics March 2-4 in the Wenatchee area.
Sign-up sheets coming soon.  Link to brochure here.
    Kory Kalahar brought two WestSide students to announce their recent talent show and Haiti fund-raiser.
See our WESTSIDE page for details; Kory is now maintaining the page himself.
Repeating from last week....  Stacy Spear announced the SAGE annual gala March 10, celebrating their 40th anniversary this year – “Enchanted Evening”.  Tickets are $100 each or $150 per couple.  Auction items are also needed and are tax-deductible donations.  See SAGE letter,   Gala details.   Gala donation form.

Laurel Turner :  If you are interested in being part of the Summer Fundraiser Committee, please join us Tuesday, February 6th at 5:00 pm at the Rail Station Restaurant (on Columbia at the bottom of 1st street).  We will be planning a Wine and Food event to be held at the Wells House at Wenatchee Valley College on Saturday, July 14.  Email Laurel.
Heidi Myers :  Applications are currently being accepted for Wenatchee Rotary Foundation scholarships.  Applications are available through the Community foundation at 9 South Wenatchee Ave. or from our club web site under GRANTS.
Rotary Ambassadors - 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.
Garry Sparks Michelle Shermer Terry Sorom Joe St. Jean

Interact News.  Club officers.
President - Fernando Lopez
Vice-president - Skyler Schuyleman
Secretary - Brittany Martinez
Treasurer - Itzia Mejia
Adult adviser - Jon Eric Magnus, (2018 Regional Teacher of the Year, WSU Educator of Excellence)
Habitat Build. [From Laurie]  01/27/18.  A message from Ruth Dagg, Habitat volunteer coordinator.   "Wenatchee just got a fresh snow covering, but the work at 931 Methow continues on.  We are looking for volunteers for our first triplex at this location.  The frame is up, but within the next month we will need help with drywall and flooring and this spring we will need help with both painting and landscaping.   We will generally be working two Saturdays per month.  In February we will be on site February 10 and 24.  If you think you may be able to help in the next couple of months". We may contact her email, or email  Laurie Flarity-White or call 509-662-3359.
February 9-11- Zone Event
RI Peace Conference, Vancouver, BC
May 17-19 - District Event
District Conference - Prosser, WA
June 23-27 - RI Event
RI Convention - Toronto
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Boneventure, Montreal PQ
End Polio Now/Club 60 - Approximate totals collected:
Our goal this Rotary year is $4,000 through the cups and other fundraisers, or $12,000 with the Gates Foundation 2-for-1 match; this amount results in 20,040 lives saved.  Donations by club members on Jan.  25 = $63.57 thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $ 3003 or $9009 with the Gates match.  This equates to 15,045 saved.
Additionally, the amount donated by the public on World Polio Day = $2675.
Sponsor of the Week
1474 Wenachee Ave.
7 days a week!  (509) 662-9577
Auction for the Animals
Feb. 17, 5 PM
Convention Center
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
Feb 01, 2018
Feb 08, 2018
Community Foundation
Feb 15, 2018
Mar 01, 2018
Mar 08, 2018
Chelan K9 Unit
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