Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of July 19, 2018 - Volume LXVIII - No 03  
July begins the new Rotary year.
     THIS WEEK - WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT - Justice Steven Gonzalez     
Justice Steven Gonzalez will speak to us on "Individual Rights and the Washington Constitution."  Justice Gonzalez has been on the Washington Supreme Court since 2012, when he was the first person with a Latino surname ever elected statewide in Washington. Before that, he spent a decade as a trial court judge on the King County Supreme Court. He has also been an Assistant US Attorney, during which he successfully prosecuted the international terrorism case of US v Ressam. He is a past Chair of the statewide Access to Justice Board. As the current Chair of the Supreme Court's Traveling Court Committee, he recently helped take the Court to tribal lands for the first time ever in our state's history.
Justice González has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the "2012 Difference Makers Award" from the American Bar Association's Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division and "Judge of the Year" awards from the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Asian Bar Association of Washington in 2011. He also received the Exceptional Member Award from the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington in 2011 and the Vanguard Award from the King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers in 2009.
Greeters & Cashiers. Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.   
These are our newest members and their sponsors
Kay  Gil Tamara Linda Chris Mike
Next week - Auction Update w/Jay Smith (January 2019)
See other important future program details below.
    WEEK IN REVIEW, 7/12/18 -  Julie Rickard, PhD      
 ABHS Parkside & Suicide Prevention
Julie Rickard, PhD, Suicide Prevention Coalition - Director
ABHS Parkside - Program Director
Each year there are 43,000 deaths by suicide!  One every 13 minutes which is the 10th leading cost of death in United States.
By age group:  Suicide is the 3rd leading cause for 10-13 year olds and the second leading cause for 15-24 year olds.  Aging population (60 years and older) are at a higher risk.  Even with these statistics, it was not until 2016 that practitioners and law-makers started to have conversations.  Washington State is far more advanced than other states. 
Dr. Rickard founded the Suicide Prevention Coalition in 2012 covering a region of Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties. Okanagan county being the largest, it also has the highest suicide rate due to a lack of resources and size of county. 
Traditionally, a patient will seek help from the primary care provider.  However, if they needed mental care the primary provider would refer the patient to another facility.  By placing psychologist in the medical setting, the patient can receive the care needed, when they need it.
Dr. Rickard partnered with Confluence Health and trained 1,300 doctors in the first year and 700 second year.  Health providers are now asking suicide questions every time you visit the doctor. 
The Suicide Coalition trains people who then take the information out to their sector (work, school, church, senior facilities).  Proper and appropriate marketing is used with positive social messages that depression is treatable has resulting in a reduced rate of suicide.
Of people who die by suicide 93% are actively depressed, with anxiety and trauma.  Substance abuse contributes to suicide because our brains are survival-based, but when a substance is on board, the substance interferes with the brain decisions.  For the younger age bracket, impulse control changes at about 24 years old.  Studies have shown that removing the means for suicide (firearm, alcohol and drugs) reduces the first impulse and then rarely will the person seek a second means for suicide.
Parkside is opening in August or September with a 16 bed crisis stabilization facility where people in crisis can come voluntarily.   It provides wrap-around services at the time of need including psychiatrists, chemical dependency and access to medical providers. It also has a 6 bed residential treatment.  Research shows that keeping the person in crisis close to their own community with family and other support provides a better chance of recovery.   We are all probably within 6 degrees of knowing someone who is suicidal.  Please consider attending a Suicide Prevention Course. Dr. Rickard can be reached by email.    Did you miss it?     LISTEN         View Her PowerPoint   

Respectfully submitted by Dawn Davies (minor secretarial edits)

President Pete began his speaker-appreciation tradition (as did Jim Russell) of giving a donation to PolioPlus in the speaker's name.
Pete's other tradition for the year:  ending each meeting with a good-news story.
Good news stories for this week:  (1) Kids rescued from cave in Thailand. (2)  National ice cream day, July 15.  Pete suggested we all visit the Owl for a special treat.
On Tuesday July 10, President Pete Van Well did an excellent job FOR 42 minutes promoting Rotary on KPQ radio.  LISTEN.
Today, Pete gave some important updates.   Carmen remains hospitalized with a broken leg; but hopes to be in therapy/re-hab soon.  She would appreciate a card or letter.  Send to her at P.O. Box 117, Dryden, WA 98821.
Don Elfving, a long-term member now in Texas, is also suffering from some health issues. Pete has Don's address.
Dave Gellatly is having some issues as well.  Carol Norton was our club secretary for 35 years!  Pete hopes to bring to a meeting soon.
Joe St. Jean and other Rotarians were absent distributing food for Second Harvest.  See "Just so Ya Know", below.
Barbara Walters is named director of NCW Regional Library.  See Wenatchee World Story 7/15/18.
Photo captions :
  • President Pete fully in charge.
  • Speaker Dr. Julie Rickard and her sponsor Linda Evans-Parlette.
  • Friend-Raiser Team, Alice, Laurel, Dawn.  Laurel reports the event is planned and ready for Saturday. 
  • Dr. Rickard, giving her excellent presentation.  LISTENView her PowerPoint.
  • Terry Stuller of the Membership committee spoke on the importance of new members.
  • Rich Peters giving an update on Rotary Park improvements (parking lot and new shelter). We are still waiting on a building permit. See... Wenatchee World story on Rotary Park, July 10
  • Gil Sparks introducing his guests Tom Arnold and Lorien Clemens, directors of PetHub of Wenatchee (PetHub was founded in 2010 by former Microsoft employee, technical author, repeat entrepreneur, and above all, "pet parent," Tom Arnold (more details). 
  • Giorgio Casiroli, recent inbound exchange student is back home in Milan, Italy and doing his favorite thing, while sporting his WHS colors!

Friend-Raiser at Warm Springs Inn, July 14, 2018
A good time was had by all on Saturday at Warm Springs Inn & Winery for a very nice outdoor fellowship event.
Many members and guests were in attendance.  More photos and information.
Attendees' comments are welcome - TAKE THE SURVEY YOU WILL RECEIVE SOON   
August 9
9th Annual Potluck w/the Governor
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Bonaventure, 
Montreal PQ
October 26 - 28 - District Event
Fall Assembly/AG Training
Lake Chelan - Campbell Resort
January 26, 2019
"Building Communities" 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

The ninth annual Rotary Potluck with the district Governor is scheduled for THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH AT 6:00 PM (5 PM FOR SET UP AND SWIMMING FOR KIDS).   Join 100 of your fellow Rotarians for an evening of fun, fellowship and food. Meet our District Governor Sherry Chamberlain.   
Bring the whole family for swimming, tennis, playground, games and good old fashioned family fun. Come early and stay late! Just $5 per person or $10 per family WHAT TO BRING? Last name begins with A to I bring a salad for 10 Last name begins with J to R bring a side dish for 8 Last name begins with S to Z bring a dessert for 12 Main dish and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.   Beer and wine allowed but need to bring your own.
Click here to view the official FLYER  

Just so ‘ya know… (#6 in series)
Last Thursday our Club joined with three other area Rotary clubs in the third of five 2nd Harvest Food Distributions to needy families. The 2nd Harvest visits were made possible from our area clubs jointly donating $3000, which was matched by District 5060 grant.  Thanks goes to Dan Maher, Gary Provo, and Joe St.Jean for helping in this worthy cause that helps put Rotary’s name “out there.” The next 2nd Harvest Food distribution will be held on Friday, September 21 at Holy Apostles Church in East Wenatchee. Please consider helping and making this a Rotary priority of “service about self.”  Stay tuned for more information as the date nears.
- Joe St.Jean

End Polio Now/Club 60:
Our goal last Rotary year was $4,000, which was exceeded.  The club has not yet set a donation goal for the coming year. 
But we will continue to collect pocket change in the Club-60 cups on the tables each week.  And as we continue our 10-year relationship with the Gates Foundation, since 2013, they have matched each dollar with $2 toward polio eradication.
Donations by club members on July 5 = $24.40, July 12 = 11.96 thus bringing our total 36.36, or $109 with the Gates match.  This equates to 182 lives saved.   Read about World Polio Day, October 24
Jul 19, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
Classification Talks
Aug 09, 2018 12:00 PM
The year ahead
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Russell Hampton
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
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