Volume LXXI (71) - # 49
June 09, 2022
June is Rotary Fellowships Month
With Rod Molzahn, NCW historian
Sponsored by Marc Heminger
At Pybus Public Market
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Marc Heminger presents our program, a presentation by local historian Rod Molzahn. Rod is a retired educator in the Wenatchee School District. He is a student of the history of North Central Washington and its peoples. He has contributed over 150 historical articles to “The Good Life” magazine, as well as a series of 3 CD’s full of short stories about the people and events of our past.  Rod is in constant demand as a speaker about the history NCW. This should be a very interesting talk about our past.

"People have lived in North Central Washington for at least 8,000 years and the land has provided for them. They have lived on the land and from the land. The land satisfied all the needs of the early people: food, clothing, shelter, tools and weapons. The people were part of the land and the land was part of the people. They believed the Creator had given the land to them to sustain them. The land was precious. The land and the people cannot be separated."  Rod will be speaking to our club about his most recent book, “What They Found”.  It is full of stories of the people of North Central Washington going back several thousand years.




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PAUL HARRIS FELLOW PLUS .  Susan Albert presented to Elizabeth Thompson a Paul Harris Fellow  Award for her leadership as president of the Interact Club at Wenatchee High School. Her parents pose with her and Susan.  Elizabeth will head to Seattle Pacific University next year.
The Wenatchee Rotary club awarded Interact (via Elizabeth) a check for $11,000+ for their project of Kenzie’s Landing. Read news of the Landing.
Brian Brennan of the Confluence Rotary Club presented a check in the amount of $1300+ to interact (via Elizabeth) for their work helping run the concessions at TTC.
Elizabeth with her parents and Susan
Elizabeth with Brian Brennan
Elizabeth with Allan Galbraith.
NEW MEMBER PROPOSAL.  Michelle Shermer introduces our guest and latest proposal for membership, Clover Simon, Development Director of Alatheia Therapeutic Riding Center
The board has approved her application.
INBOUND YOUTH EXCHANGE.  Nine housing locations are needed for short-term stays.  We have an inbound female exchange student from Chile, Rosario Muñoz.  Please reach out to your friends and family that might be interested in assisting Rosario learn a new language and discover another culture.  Contact President Alice for more information about this and other inbound exchange students.
MEMBER SURVEY  President-elect Jill Leonard would like for all members to complete her survey regarding the coming Rotary year.  Members - this is your chance to express yourselves!  This survey will run until all members respond.
MEET UP WITH JILL.   Book a meeting here -
WOMEN IN ROTARY.    June 8 gathering, 5pm-7:30pm at the Residence Inn 1229 Walla Walla Ave, Wenatchee, Rotarians or spouses of Rotarians.   Bring commodity donations for YWCA.
NEWS FROM HOUSTONCarin Smith is enjoying the RI Convention in Houston.  View her Facebook page here with photos, video and commentary.
SAVE THE DATE.    June 30 - End of Year, Presidential Transition and Roast.  Highlander Golf Course, 6 - 8 PM.  $25 per person.
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PEACE POLE PROJECTBrian Brennan (Confluence Rotary) spoke eloquently about the joint project being planned for Rotary Park and explained all of the options for making donations.  Work is projected to begin this summer.
VISITORS.   Jamie Quinteros again, with Ken Robertson.  She has expressed interest in Rotary membership.
BRAGS. Ken Robertson bragged about his son, a navy MH60 helicopter pilot and squadron leader on the USS Tripoli, who on Memorial Day, conquered a mountain in Japan.
The amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli arrived at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, May 29, 2022, the second stop of its maiden deployment to the Indo-Pacific region.  Click link for amazing story and photos.
Michelle Shermer bragged about the happiness at having both of her daughters home for visits, one from Malta, the other from the Spokane area who announced her engagement recently in Venice, to be married next year in Kalispell, MT.
Classification Talk
   With Judge Robert Jourdan,
    Chelan Superior Court Judge
    (available for a short time, 
         includes entire program)
Judge Robert Jourdan (sponsored by Russ Speidel) was glowingly introduced by Phil Rasmussen (Raz), his mentor.  Robert explained that he was born and raised in Billings Montana (exciting P/E Jill).  Since he was adopted, he had early experience with the legal system.  He and his family had deep roots in many facets of community service.   As a boy, Robert especially enjoyed attending city council meetings and other civic activities with his dad, who gave him a deep sense of justice.
He graduated law school at Gonzaga U. in 2002, and served with King County Dept. of Public Defense 17 years.  He then became a staff attorney at Chelan Counsel for Defense in 2019 for 2 years before filling a vacant seat on the Superior Court bench.  He is currently running unopposed to keep the seat.
Because of his desire to help people he sought to become a public defender, providing free legal service to needy defendants on trial.  His current family moved to the valley 3 years ago after having their fill of the west-side lifestyle.  They are very happy here.  For protective purposes, Robert declined to show photos of his family except for their dog and cat (see pic below). 
Robert enjoyed speaking of his precious family and the things they enjoy doing together and individually.  Recreationally, he loves Jiu-jitsu and downhill skiing.
View Robert's Facebook  page here.

Dear AppleSauce:  When they say a specific dog food has a “new and improved flavor,” who tests it? Since you claim to know everything, perhaps it’s you?

                                    -- Best Friend to Fido


Dear BFF.   Inflation may be at an all-time high, but please refrain from coveting poor Fido’s dinner. As to your question, Dear Applesauce prefers a liquid diet, as regular readers will have no doubt garnered. If memory serves, Horace Sampson of the Paducah, KY club is the only Rotarian with the classification Dog Food Taster.


Dear Applesauce:   Why do we call it “life insurance”?
                                --  Poor-Choice Charlie


Dear Charlie.  Dear Applesauce has often pondered this exact same thing. People basically are betting large corporations that they will die before a well-paid actuary thinks they will. Good luck with that!


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June 8  - Women in Rotary, 5-7:30 PM, Residence Inn
June 10 - Rotary Party at Historic Wells House. See Joe.
June 30 - End of Year, Presidential Roast
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM, with exceptions
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Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.
Wish to propose a new member?  Download the form HERE.
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Ag. Dogs & Little Cherry Virus
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River Com
Jun 30, 2022
Presidential Roast
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