Thursday, December 6, 2018

December 4 Meeting Notes


Christmas Party will be at Ridgeline Graphics on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 6:00.  $20 per person will be added to your next quarterly invoice.  Families welcome.  Bring your own beverage (water provided), one White Elephant gift to exchange, and canned tuna for the Community Action food bank.

No morning meetings on Dec. 11, 25, and Jan. 1.  Please come on December 18.  We will have club elections.  Send any nominations for VP, and Leadership Team (Board) to Lisa.

Dec. 20 will be a pizza party for all our club members who volunteered at any of the Gorge concerts. Abby's west.  Time and email invitation to come later.

The Grace House is looking for help in furnishing and decorating rooms.  We can spend up to $250.


Steve Maher, Our Valley Our Future Coordinator, discussed the affordable housing initiatives from the Our Valley Housing Report.  A diverse group of community members met for over a year and a half to develop a plan with 18 recommendations.  He talked about barriers and costs to future housing, where building is likely to take place, and types of buildings we might see.  The focus is on middle level market housing (household income levels from $41,800 to $74,000).  Steve handed out flyers summarizing the 18 recommendations.

Monday, November 26, 2018

November 20th Meeting


  • Holiday Party is December 11th at Ridgeline Graphics, 6:00 p.m.
  • Meetings for December/January
    • Regular meeting December 4th
    • No morning meeting December 11th, Holiday party in evening
    • Regular meeting December 18th
    • No meeting December 25th
    • No meeting January 1st
Welcome to our new members inducted at the meeting!

Program:  The program today was an overview of the finances for Sunrise Rotary.

(blogger person lost her notebook over the Thanksgiving weekend so this blog is from memory)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

November 13th Meeting


  • December 11th is the club Holiday Party at Ridgeline Graphics. 6:00.
  • Meeting Dates in December/January
    • December 11th:  No morning meeting, come to the Holiday Party.
    • December 25th:  No meeting
    • January 1st: No meeting
  • Joseph went to Moclips and had a nice time.  
Happy Birthday Joseph! Robin decided that Joseph needed to wear a Turkey hat while we sang him happy birthday.  The excitement on his face is undeniable.

Brags and Confessions:
  • Robin is wishing her Blackhawks would do a bit better.
  • Karen and Wayne visited Linda and Mansour and and then got stuck in fog on the way home.
  • Carol said that Ruth is a phenomenal soloist and appreciated hearing her at church.
  • Rebecca apologized for secretly passing around Joseph's card before realizing he was there.


Mansour talked about his trip to Iran to visit family and attend two weddings.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 6 Meeting


THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH (TRF) - Yes, November is the month Rotary celebrates the great work of the foundation.  Funds from TRF are used for district and club projects in our communities and around the world.  We are changing and saving lives through our efforts using district and global grants.  Our club matches the $50 a members contributes to TFR, and we are looking to get 100% participation.  Let's all do our part to do good in the world through our TRF donation this year.

Bike Ride committee meeting - Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5:30, Bob's Burgers & Brew

December 11 - Club Christmas party at Ridgeline Graphics - details to come

New rosters are here.  Pick yours up at the Tuesday meetings

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) - April 13-14 in Wenatchee

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) - May 23-26 in Penticton, BC

Joseph gave an update of his exploits, including pumpkin carving and homecoming dance.


Karen Francis-McWhite, Exec. Director of the NCW Economic Development District, talked about the organizations goals and progress in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties.  Their mission is to advance economic development in the three counties, promote partnerships, support development plans, and serve as gatekeepers for economic opportunities.

Past Events

Jim & Carol. Taro, and Wayne all attended the District Assembly in Chelan on Oct. 26-27. Wine and appetizers were served at the Chelan Chamber Friday night, followed by dinner.  Saturday included the main topics of membership, public image, The Rotary Foundation, and leadership, and breakouts on those topics, as well as sharing best practices of fundraising and projects.

That same Saturday, a group including Pete Blanksma, Jill Courtney, Kathleen McNalty, PJ Jones, Alan Walker, & Joel Bankin (and wife Julie and a friend), cleaned our section of the highway near Hydro Park.  Thanks for your time.

On October 24, all 6 area clubs got together for a potluck celebrating the accomplishments of Rotary's polio eradication program.  There were a couple stories of polio survivors, a short video, information about polio and where we are now, and some great raffle prizes.  Although it was not a fundraising event, over $1400 was collected from donations and raffle tickets that will be matched 2-to-1 by the Gate Foundation, and then sent to Rotary's polio campaign. We are so close!

Thanks to PJ for organizing the Habitat Fence building project.  The work was complected over three Saturdays, with over 12 members volunteering their time and talents.

We had a great turn out for the last 2nd Harvest food distribution in mid-October at the Wenatchee Community Center.  A total of over 850 families were served by our 5 food trucks this summer, with over 14,000 pounds of fresh food distributed.  Our club had around 20 of our members volunteer at one or more of the distributions.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Meeting Notes October 9, 2018


  • Next Sunrise Social will be October 10th (TONIGHT!) at 5:30 p.m. at Bob's Burgers and Brews.
  • The Bring A Guest Winner for the last quarter was Jim Adamson. Bring a guest an enter to win a gift certificate!
  • Want to learn Pickleball?  Of course you do- who doesn't??   It's the fastest growing sport in America (wow, I looked that up and it is actually true- who knew??) . Head to 255 N. Georgia Avenue, East Wenatchee, on Saturday October 13th from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  Bring a water bottle, comfortable clothing, court shoes and a folding chair (optional).
  • This Thursday, Oct. 11th is the last Second Harvest of the year. Be at the Community Center on Chelan Street at 10:30 a.m.
  • World Wide Polio Dinner is October 24th at the Wenatchee Valley Senior Center.  Fun prizes and great fellowship!  6:00.  Be there!
  • Highway Clean-Up is October 27th from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.   Bring gloves, water, decent shoes, and dress for the weather.  We need at least 8 people.

Brags and Confessions:

  • Earl Crowe was late because his daughter is now on Safety Patrol.   He is also looking forward to an upcoming hunting trip with Ethan.
  • Kathleen McNalty celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary.
  • Wayne Massing forgot to thank Ethan for his help at the Gorge.
  • Eric McCool went to Virginia to visit her new nephew.  She is also helping a Rotary Scholar with his Medical School application.
  • Taro Masuda is cheering on some Utah team I didn't catch the name of.
  • Carol Adamson says "Go Cougs"

The Program today was a virtual trip to Armenia provided by David Barshes.  He has previously served in the Peace Corps in Armenia and now considers himself ABC (Armenian By Choice).
He gave a fun and interesting presentation about the country.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Meetings Notes October 2nd


  • Next Rotary social is October 10th at 5:30.  Bob's Burgers and Brews in East Wenatchee!
  • Joseph went to Portland and had a great time.
  • Wayne announced a new Rotary Club called Wenatchee Now will be meeting on Wednesday's at 5:30.  More details to come.
  • Jim A said that Second Harvest went great and thanked everyone who helped.
  • There is a Board Meeting Monday morning, October 8th, 7:00 a.m. at Wild Huckleberry.  Everyone is welcome.
  • The first Bike Ride Committee meeting is October 16th at 5:30 at Bob's Burgers and Brews in East Wenatchee.
  • Kathleen asked that everyone look for an email regarding dues payment.  It may be in your spam folder.

Brags and Confessions:

  • Jane Davis is moving to Steamboat Springs!
  • Ted Fukuzawa is a grandpa now!
  • Bill said that he enjoyed working at the Def Leppard/Journey concert.
  • Wayne and Karen went to Seattle an ran into old friends.
  • Kevin was able to see his grandson take his first 4 steps!


Today's program was on Shelter Box.  Find more information here.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Meeting Notes September 25th

  • Rotarians of the past two months:  Ruth Dagg and Taro Masuda. Thanks for all you do!

  • Rod Tidd reported that we are able to secure 8 booths for the Def Leppard Concert this weekend.  We should be able to make A TON of money!  
  • Joseph Bernard, our French exchange student, has been traveling around a bit including Canada. He noted that Canadian French is significantly different than the French he speaks.
  • Chris McDarment said that Brian is in Thailand having a great time.  He has been speaking quite a bit of Thai as well as taking a class in Chinese.
  • Carol Adamson reminded everyone to Save the Date of Wednesday, October 24th for World Wide Polio Day.   The potluck dinner will be at the Wenatchee Valley Senior Center. at 6:00. Bring an hors d'oeuvres, your own soda, beer or wine and a $5.00 donation.   Lots of fun raffle prizes.  This is a World Wide Rotary event so be sure and be part of it!
  • Jim Adamson thanked everyone who handed out food at Second Harvest and let everyone know that the last one is October 11th, 10:30-2:00, at the Community Center on Mission.  A few people are needed to make this happen.
  • Last weekend, the Leavenworth Rotary hosted their annual Road Rally.   Our very own Sunrise Adamson/Massing team took first place.  They will be returning next year to defend their title.  A great time was had by all.
    The Winning Road Rally Team
    Sunrisers who participated in the Road Rally
  • The first Bike Ride meeting of the year is October 16th, 5:30, Bob's Burgers and Brews in East Wenatchee.  
  • The District Fall Assembly is October 26 and 27 in Chelan.
Brags and Confessions:

  • Rob Tidd attended the Zone Conference and had fantastic poutine.
  • PJ attended his friend's memorial and said it was exactly what every memorial should be: A fire pit, BBQ, Beer and Stories!
  • Robin DeRock also attended the Zone conference. On her travels back she came upon a tragic car accident but was able to be of assistance to the injured parties.  A small child was also involved and a child psychologist happened to be in the traffic jam. She said, although very said for the little boy to have lost his father in the accident, it was amazing how the perfect people were there at the perfect time.  

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