Wenatchee Rotary
Meeting of June 7, 2018 - Volume LXVII - No 49   
June is Rotary Fellowships month.
This presentation will briefly review the events since ALCOA has curtailed operations including the status of the contract between Chelan PUD and ALCOA. 
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Next week -  Wenatchee Rotary Foundation Annual Meeting
See other important future program details below.
    WEEK IN REVIEW - 6/01/18 -  Rotary Youth Exchange (Giorgio)   
Pres. Don Myers presiding
Don reminded us of last week's meeting where we honored Carmen Bossenbrock for her Rotary service and her work during the polio epidemic. Carmen wrote a beautiful thank-you note to the club, read by Don and posted below.
Pres. Don told us that Gene Anderson has had some recent surgery but is recovering well in spite of what you might have read in the paper.
Pete Van Well announced that his daughter Grace was inducted into the WHS Platinum Athletic Club for her swimming. Congrats to Grace & her parents.  Marc Heminger announced that our club received an invitation to an event at Scout-A-Vista on June 16 to honor former Rotarian Archie Van Doren. There is some disagreement as to whether Archie was a club member See story in Wenatchee World.  Listen here to brief AUDIO of these 2 interesting announcements.  See a copy of the invitation below.

Our program today was our current inbound exchange student Giorgio Casiroli from Italy. Andy Petro, our current committee chair for Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE), introduced Giorgio who used an informative PowerPoint to tell his story.  Giorgio comes from a small town called Bresso which is near Milan. It has a population of 26,000. It is known as the city of parks. In Bresso Giorgio attends a private Catholic high school. There are 29 in his class. When he returns home he will have 1 more year of high school as they go to 5 years of high school in Italy. His school is centered around science, but students have other school options, e.g. linguistics, general studies or one of other distinct areas of study.
Giorgio showed us some pictures of his town and of Milan. The Milan Cathedral, started in the 15th century, took over 600 years to complete and there are over 4000 statues in and outside of the cathedral. The highest point is a statue of the Virgin Mary watching over the city.  Every time they build a taller building they are required to put a copy of the Mary statue on the top so she can still keep watching over Milan.

The oldest residence still occupied in Milan was built in the 15th century. There are over 40 canals in Milan. Their primary purpose was to transport the heavy marble to the different building sites. Many of them are blocked off today. 
Giorgio’s Rotary District is the oldest in Italy. There are 20 clubs with over 2,400 members. Giorgio’s grandfather was a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow.
Giorgio’s key memories of America are: his school, playing on the golf team (he has a 6 handicap), and meeting other exchange students. He is also fascinated by drive thru’s (which they don’t have in Italy except for a car wash). His favorite American food is clam chowder (not peanut butter). He leaves for home at the end of June.

Respectfully Submitted by Marc Heminger (minor edits by the secretary)
Andy made another appeal for host families to house our next incoming exchange student Chloe (Belgium).  Don explained what a joyful experience it can be.  Many agreed.
Laurel Turner reminded us that tickets for the Friend-Raiser to be held at Warm Springs Inn on July 14 are available on the website.
Don reminded us to keep an eye out for potential new members. Pick up a membership proposal form, complete it & turn it into the club and that will start the process toward becoming a Rotarian.  See a summary of the process below. Forms are available on the web site.
Michelle Shermer passed on a request from the YWCA board that they some retail guidance for the operation of the store.
The marble pot was drawn multiple times until there was
a winner. Gil Sparks won about $400 and he said he would
donate it all to the polio fund if Pres. Don would wear long pants
to meetings for the rest of his year. Don readily agreed to
the challenge. Thank you Gil.
Don’s word of the week was "enantiodromia" which
means the tendency of things to change into their opposite.
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation
Wenatchee Rotarians:   Your Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (WRF) will host our annual meeting during our regular lunch meeting on June 14th.   Each member of our Club is a voting member of the WRF.  Among other agenda items we will be voting for three new Board Members.  Currently serving and again on the ballot are Joe St. Jean, Alice Meyer and Bill Monnette.  Please submit any additional nominations to Tom Ross via e-mail at
Your Foundation does a tremendous service to this community and provides generous scholarships to many (often needy) young people each year.  We would like to do more.  Our corpus is well managed by the Community Foundation.  Traditionally your board will request donations to our foundation during this meeting.  Please be prepared with checks or pledges on June 14th. 
June 14 - Annual Meeting
Wenatchee Rotary Foundation
Annual Meeting
June 15 - District Event
DG Installation, Kamloops
June 23-27 - RI Event
RI Convention - Toronto
June 27 - End of Club Year
President's Appreciation
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
Summary Overview of New-Member Process - A Refresher
The process below is based on club bylaws . Click here for more DETAILS
1.  Potential new member identification
2.  Conversation, Q&A, prospective member attends club meetings with sponsor
3.  Fill out New-Member Proposal form; deliver to secretary with signatures 
4.  Secretary submits proposal to Board of Directors (BOD) for approval (at a meeting or via email)
5.  BOD approves or disapproves within 30 days (at a meeting or via email).
6.  After approval, candidate member info is published (posted in Appleseed and/or web site)
7.  If no objections within 7 days, proposal is confirmed upon payment of admission fee
8.  If there are objections, BOD will review and vote again
9.  President and/or sponsor will arrange for orientation and induction of the new member
10.President will assign a mentor to help the new member understand Rotary and feel welcome.
See details below.
The invitation was extended by Rufus Woods for Rotarians to attend the Heritage Marker Dedication ceremony honoring Dr. Archie Van Doren.  The event is to be held at Scout-a-Vista June 16, 2018, 10 AM, 3275 Mission Ridge Road.  
The photo is of Eagle Scout Archie Van Doren, taken around 1924 - 1925.  Appreciation is given to Scoutmaster PQ Gill family for returning this photo to the Van Doren Family.  See Wenatchee World story, June 01, 2018 .
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 June 01 = $45.35 thus bringing our total (since July 1) to $4181!   or  total YTD = $3887, or $12,543 with the Gates match.  This equates to 20,946 lives saved.   Thanks to Gil Sparks, this amount will increase by about $400 due to Gil donating his raffle winnings!
Donated by the public on World Polio Day = $2675.
Jun 07, 2018
Alcoa Update
Jun 14, 2018
WRF Annual Meeting
Jun 21, 2018
Year in Review (with prizes!)
Jun 28, 2018
Peaceful Transfer of Power (at Pybus)
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Wenatchee Rotary, Wenatchee, WA
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