Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of April 12, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 41   
April is Rotary's "Maternal and Child Health" month.
--  CONTENTS  --
  • Jessi Mendoza
  • Thursday's Program
  • Rotary Ambassadors
  • Sponsor of the Week
  • Week in Review
  • Announcements
  • Sponsors
  • YWCA Project
  • Events calendar 
  • Polio Progress
  • Upcoming Speakers
  • New Rotary Leaders
Late Breaking big news!   (Click the link)
Our Thursday Program.
       LCC International University, with John McQuaig    
Born in the whirlwind of historical events, LCC International University is an open place where transformation happens. It changes students, instructors, and those who choose to share the journey.
LCC International University is a nationally and internationally recognized liberal arts institution in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Established in 1991 by a joint venture of Lithuanian, Canadian and American foundations, LCC has distinguished itself in the region by offering a unique, future-oriented style of education and an interactive academic environment.
Our educational model places broad-based education within the context of a Christian academic community in order to extend education beyond the classroom. As a part of LCC’s vision to prepare students to participate actively in the life of their home communities, the role of each individual in the building of society is emphasized through active participation in community projects and hands on practicums.
Current student enrollment is around 600 (33% from Lithuania, 67% International), who come from more than 38 countries of the world. Each semester more than 30 Study Abroad students come to LCC from North American universities. One-third of LCC faculty are Lithuanian while two-thirds are from Western Europe, Canada, and the United States.
Mission Statement :
LCC International University provides Christian liberal arts education within a diverse learning community that transforms people for servant leadership.
Vision Statement :
To engage students in a transforming educational experience in order to create a generation of leaders for Lithuania, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia who think critically, promote democratic ideals, develop a market economy, and re-build the network of civil society within the context of a Christian worldview.
   Next week April 19 - YWCA, w/Jenny Pratt and Dan Maher
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    WEEK IN REVIEW - 4/05/18 - Fundraising/Auction    
P/E Pete Van Well introduced our program which focused on fund-raising for the coming year, especially the importance of our 2019 auction, emphasizing the need to focus on an anchor project.  But the kickoff will be a July "Friend-Raiser" being planned and led by Laurel Turner and her team, who introduced her new Communication Director, Gary Provo, explaining how the Fund-raiser became the "Friend-Raiser" in their planning sessions the day before.
Gary talked about the need for a large attendance for a successful auction, "It's all about numbers".  The auction has a goal of $115,000, so let's not "cannibalize" our auction donors in a July event.  Gary spoke of the great projects done by this club in past years which should be promoted. [For example,  See archive list here. ] He then explained how the two committees together came up with the idea to use the July event to mainly promote the January auction, and to build attendance, while having fun as well in a great venue by the river, the Warm Springs Inn/Winery.  All members are encouraged to come and bring another person or couple to the "Wine Down by the Riverside" event, July 14, about 5 - 7:30.  It will be an evening of food, fun, fellowship, music, and games, and a great way to kickoff the next Rotary year.
Gary gave the committee report.   Jill Leonard recognized those serving on the committees, and asked for more volunteers.   Jay Smith spoke of money being like the grease on a gear (Rotary wheel?) and related a personal anecdote to illustrate it. 
Pete outlined the possibilities for Lincoln Park and Memorial Park.  Terry Sorom likes the Methow Park project and explained it.  Pete presented a brief PowerPoint highlighting the discussion and revealing his choices for potential anchor projects for January 26 "Building Communities" Auction.  He believes the community would be attracted to projects dealing with tangible improvements to some of the local city parks.   We will require the right to display a Rotary logo at the location of any improvement or project.  Click below to see images.  He asked the club to vote on 1 of 3 possible projects.
The auction will also support other projects such as our Wenatchee Rotary Foundation, capital campaigns of the NCW Regional Library and Pybus Market, Interact club, Community Grant Committee, Peace Pole at Rotary Park, and more.
Respectfully submitted by the secretary.
  • Year of the Tree!  President Don reminded us of the Rotarian story (page 1) announcing next RI president's hopes for all Rotarians to plant a tree.   See related 3/28 story in Wenatchee World about Arbor day, April 14 .  Adult volunteers are invited to help wrap trees on April 12 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. The packing site is Ballard Ambulance, 1028 N. Wenatchee Ave. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring gloves and a jacket. There will be a 7 p.m. break for pizza and door prizes.  On April 14, trees will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Walla Walla Point Park, Shelter No. 2.
  • Joe St. Jean requested 2 volunteers to assist Second Harvest with food distribution for next Thursday (11 - 2; counts as a makeup).  More opportunities later.  We recently donated $1000 to this project.
  • Bryan Campbell promoted the upcoming annual All-Service-Club/Community luncheon May 2 at Wenatchee Center.  Dan Lewis is Keynote speaker.  Tickets are $25.  We will have tickets available.
  • Dan Maher announced plans for some hands-on work at YWCA on Saturday to construct a partition in the residence area.
  • Lorrie Flarity-White pleaded for more Alaska miles for Interact.
  • Dee Curcio is seeking a ride for our RYE students to the District Conference on Thursday May 17.
  • P/E Pete Van Well introduced the program.
  • Don's word of the week was "Ergophobia" - fear of work, a word which never applies to Rotarians.
May 5 - District Event
2nd Annual Spring Roundup
May 17-19 - District Event
District Conference - Prosser, WA
June 23-27 - RI Event
RI Convention - Toronto
July 14 "Friend"raiser
Wine & Food Gala, Warm Springs Inn
"Wine Down by the Riverside"
September 20-22 - Zone Event
Zone Conference, Hotel Boneventure, Montreal PQ
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
     YWCA PROJECT     
Gary Provo and Dan Maher are seeking support for an improvement project at the YWCA involving renovation of some space in their facility on Chelan and First Avenue.  A group worked there this past Saturday (4/7) with Jenny Pratt YWCA Executive Director.    There will be more opportunities for hands-on contributions.

This photo was made at recent RLI, showing all area leaders for coming year.
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 April 5 = $58.43 thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $3329 or $9988 with the Gates match, equating to 16,680 lives saved.  Reminder - these donations are collected from the table-cups each week!
                      $3329   (671 to go)                    
Donated by the public on World Polio Day = $2675.
Apr 12, 2018
LCC University in Klaipeda, Lithuania
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
Club Awareness
May 03, 2018
All Service Luncheon
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
"Service Above Self "since 1921