Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of May 2, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 44   
May is Rotary's "Youth Service" month.
--  CONTENTS  --
  • Thursday's Program
  • Rotary Ambassadors
  • Sponsor of the Week
  • Week in Review
  • Announcements
  • Sponsors
  • Events calendar 
  • Polio Progress
  • Upcoming Speakers
  • Club organization
Wednesday All-Service-Club Luncheon (no Thursday meeting) at Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave.; join a Rotary table, noon -  2.  See Flyer
This is an annual event of the Apple Blossom Festival, and this year hosted by Downtown Kiwanis.  [We hosted it last year.]
This year's featured speaker is Dan Lewis, 27-year broadcaster with KOMO TV.  After 41 years in broadcast news, the last 27 at KOMO Television in Seattle, Dan Lewis retired in May of 2014. While at KOMO, Dan, Kathi Goertzen and Steve Pool were one of the longest running anchor teams in the country. Dan often left the anchor desk for reporting in the field locally, across the country and around the world. 
Doors open at 11:30 AM.
Next week - ALCOA update, with Tracey Yount.
Note to ambassadors - No cashiers this week at Convention Center. Wear Rotary insignia as allowed. Reserve your seat first at a Rotary table.  Reply if unable to attend this week or next.
Greeters & Cashiers. Please try to arrive by 11:30 AM.
Culp  Curcio Dahmen Jiminez 
Paradise Restaurant  
334 N Wenatchee Ave.; 509-470-9595
A unique local restaurant that offers diverse
flavors.  Come try our home style meals and
enjoy a piece of pie.
General Manager - Maria Elena Hernandez
    WEEK IN REVIEW - 4/26/18 - Leadership    
Our Thursday Program took place offsite, 5-6 PM, at Chateau Faire LePont (#2 in a series).   
It was a followup to the recent program at this venue on LEADERSHIP and was chaired by president-elect nominee Mike Kintner (in the absence of president Don and P/E Pete Van Well).
A discussion of high school and college mentoring was led by Andrea (Andi) Johnson, WHS Director of College Mentor Program at Wenatchee High School, and Hilary Martinez, Westside HS Gear-Up Specialist.  Also speaking to this subject were Chris Goehner, a volunteer with Westside's mentoring program and Eric Morris, a current student mentee.  A little background music was provided by the restaurant entertainment jazz combo.
Andi explained the value of the mentor program and that of becoming a volunteer mentor.  The program serves low-income, first-generation potential college students, who may not have a responsible adult in their lives.  It helps them find a school, and financial aid, etc. supplementing the small number of staff counselors available (ratio = 1:400).   The WHS website explains the program in part:

The "Becoming a College Mentor" Program (CMP) allows adults to become a part of a broad network of formal and informal caring adults that includes counselors and teachers.  A 2015 study by America’s Promise Alliance found that students with multiple social supports are more likely to re-engage with school in the face of adversity.  The New York-based non-profit, The Future Project, has “documented the power that mentors can have at a defining juncture in the lives of disadvantaged youth: high school.”   The CMP was designed to not only meet the needs of a unique segment of Wenatchee High School’s student body but to also tap into the strengths of our communityREAD MORE and see video.

Hilary Martinez discussed how the CMP initiative fits into the WestSide vision and Gear Up program.
Chris Goehner is a graduate of WVC, CWU, and Harvard U.,  and now volunteers with CMP at WSHS, and praises the program.  He is currently working with student Mentee Eric Morris. 
You may recall a Wenatchee World story about Chris in Feb. 2017, when was cited as having been the subject of a painting by former president George W. Bush as a veteran of the Iraq war. He is interested in Rotary.
L-R; Eric Morris, Chris Goehner, Hilary Martinez, Andi Johnson, and Mike.
Respectfully submitted by the secretary.
  • In recognition of his now being our P/E/N*, Mike handed out actual souvenir pens from his office at Cashmere Valley Bank.
  • Mike offered praise for our Bryan Campbell Applarian chancellor, a mover/shaker for Apple Blossom. 
  • Ford Barrett offers tickets to the All-Service-Club lunch next week, and explains the plan for Rotarians who attend and sit together at the 3 or 4 reserved tables.
  • Some in attendance shown below, 3 of 4 tables.
  • Mike's Word of the Week.  Panegyric [French, circa 1510 - laudatory, complementary, praising.]
  • * P/E/N = President-Elect-Nominee
Ford Table 1 Table 2 Table 3
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
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 19 = $53.19 thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $3401 or $10,203 with the Gates match, equating to 17,040 lives saved.  Reminder - these donations are collected from the table-cups each week except when off site.
           $3401 ($599 to go, or $75 per week)     
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)
May 02, 2018
No meeting
May 03, 2018
All Service Luncheon (Festival)
May 10, 2018
Alcoa update
May 17, 2018
Unmanned Aviation
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
P.O. Box 1723, Wenatchee, WA 98801
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