Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of April 5, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 40   
April is Rotary's "Maternal and Child Health" month.
--  CONTENTS  --
  • Thursday's Program
  • Rotary Ambassadors
  • Sponsor of the Week
  • Week in Review
  • Announcements
  • From the Head Table
  • Sponsors 
  • Events calendar 
  • Polio Progress
  • Upcoming Speakers
        Thursday Meeting - Noon at Red Lion     
Without adequate funds, there very little a Rotary club can accomplish.  This week, we will discuss our fundraising plans for the year.
Our next fund-raiser auction will be held January 26, 2019 at the Convention Center. 
The committee co-chairs are again Jill Leonard and Jay Smith. The objective is to raise a net amount of $115,000.  President-elect Pete Van Well wants the auction to focus mainly on contributing to important Wenatchee parks improvements.  
The auction committee is looking for people to help, especially those with different talents and skill sets.   For securing auction items,  data entry, marketing or sponsorships.... we need you now.   Contact Jill or Jay for any questions or more details.   
At our April 5th meeting, the club will be asked to choose one of the following, each of which is expected to cost around $60,000, or elect another option from the floor (bring your ideas).  We will require the right to display a Rotary logo at the location of any improvement or project.  Click below to see images.
We hope to see everyone at that meeting where we will also hear from Laurel Turner and her team on the JulY 14 Wine Gala.
   Next week April 12 - John McQuaig, LCC University in Klaipeda, Lithuania
Greeters & Cashiers. Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.  
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and Okanogan Counties.
    WEEK IN REVIEW - 3/29/18 - Leadership    
The meeting was held at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, 5-7 PM Thursday, 1 Vineyard Way. 
Informal Program 5:30 - 6 - a discussion of our new theme of leadership development, with 3 community leaders Shiloh SchauerRufus Woods, and our own Linda Evans Parlette.  Shiloh is Wenatchee Chamber Exec. Dir.; Rufus is outgoing publisher of the Wenatchee World;  Linda is retired state senator and long-time club member.    We first were given advance notice that the World had been sold.  
Pres. Don explained that one of Rotary’s commitments this year is to push leadership development.
The panel was asked 3 questions and asked to comment on them.
1.  Leadership in our community: Our Valley seems to be working well in connecting with potential leaders, it is a great framework for people to plug into; Wenatchee is attracting a good quality of new residents, now is the time to harvest those planted seeds and work on developing these new folks into leaders. We need to create an ownership mentality with our young people and develop their talents; the 30 under 35 program is a great way identifying these folks.

2.  Leadership Development; How do we identify those developing leaders? We look for people with skills and get them a mentor to help them hone their talents. We have leaders everywhere. Some don’t know they are leaders, some don’t know how to become better leaders. We need to open doors for these folks and help them become better leaders.

3.  What are the steps to leadership? First we need to find them. Not all of them live in Wenatchee or E. Wenatchee. Some live in Waterville, Leavenworth, etc.  We all need to be curious and look for these people & find them. Everyone’s experience is different. We need to give these potential new leaders something to believe in & then mentor them & follow their progress.
Both of our local high schools have leadership programs. Others that are working well include Our Valley, Junior Service League and several others.
It would be a good idea to develop a directory of possibilities to help create leaders.
An upcoming Leadership Forum at Mission Ridge was promoted - April 12.
Meeting adjourned at this point and the rest of the evening was open for fellowship and listening to some great live jazz.
Respectfully submitted,  Marc Heminger (minor edits by Frank)
  • P/E Pete Van Well encourages a good turnout and participation for the April 5 meeting and program when we discuss the next round of fund-raising.   Pete is also still anxiously seeking a Membership Chair.
  • President Don regrets the poor acoustics for last week's evening meeting and promised we would plan better for our next such event.
  • Appleseed publisher regrets no photos from the evening meeting, although Carmen asked him not to forget (which he did).
From the head table
Don Myers
member photo
If you weren’t at Chateau Faire le Pont last night for our evening meeting, you missed a stellar conversation about leadership development.  A topic that can be somewhat nebulous was focused and clarified by our speakers, and we heard clear admonitions like “Keep your eyes open for those who don’t know they are leaders.” and “Shove them to the front!” and “Look for ways to open the door for them.”  I totally believe that we have not only a theme from our Rotary club but a responsibility as community leaders to be all about raising up this next generation of leaders.  You’re going to hear much more about this in the months to come!
I ran across a great quotation last week in a wonderful leadership publication – the Boy Scout manual! “Any true adventurer will tell you that any adventure is always richer with a guide, someone who has gone before you and knows how to make every trip even more exciting and rewarding.”     Leaders live their own lives of adventure and exploration, but also need to help others along the ways of theirs.  I hope we’re all doing just that.
FYI, be aware of an important upcoming Leadership Forum at Mission Ridge., April 12.
May 17-19 - District Event
District Conference - Prosser, WA
June 23-27 - RI Event
RI Convention - Toronto
July 14 Fundraiser
Wine & Food Gala, Warm Springs Inn
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 Employment Professionals
  • 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 Mar. 22 = $49.73 thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $3271 or $9815 with the Gates match, equating to 16,391 lives saved.  Reminder - these donations are collected from the table-cups each week!  NO COLLECTIONS LAST WEEK.
                      $3271   (729 to go)                 
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)
Apr 05, 2018
Fund-raising plans
Apr 12, 2018
LCC University in Klaipeda, Lithuania
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
Club Awareness
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Russell Hampton
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