Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September 20 Meeting Notes

DOT manager Dave Bierschbach (left) and project manager Dan Lewis (right) presented  on the upcoming roundabout at the intersection of 5th and Sunset Hwy at the east end of the Sellar Bridge.  They talked about the process of researching options before deciding on a roundabout, which is much safer, and will keep traffic moving better.  They explained how the traffic flow would change once the intersection is reconfigured.


Announcements

Wednesday, September 28 United Way will host the Business After Hours.  Our club is a member of the Chamber, so any of our members can attend.  Enjoy free food and drinks as you network with local business leaders.  A good chance to promote Rotary.

Saturday, October 15 is a fellowship event that will take participants to Everett to tour the largest building in the US, the Boeing airplane construction factory.  A shuttle will take members to and from.  A sign-up sheet was passed around, so if you missed today, contact Wayne Massing if interested.

Monday, October 24 will be an event to celebrate 30 years of polio eradication efforts by Rotary.  All the area clubs are invited.  The main dish and drinks will be provided, and members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.  Come hear the story of how we are beating polio, and enjoy the fellowship with other Rotarians and family.

Brags & Confessions

Kathy Hamilton returned from a trip to Scotland, Germany and Iceland.
Jim Richardson reported that WVC has started with enrollment up from last year.
Mansour Ravassipour is back from a trip to the Dakotas.
PJ Jones bragged about the successful cooking of the meat at the orchard party without Mark Anderson doing it.


Party at the Orchard

Sounds like the social at Utigard's orchard was a success.  Over 30 folks enjoyed the slow-roasted meat that PJ and Wayne cooked.  Former member Wendle Cayton was there, as well as a late appearance by former member Mark Anderson.  We miss these two past presidents that moved out of state years ago.







Friday Night Lights

All four area Rotary clubs worked the concession stand and information booth at the Wenatchee High School versus Kelowna, BC football game. The clubs matched donations up to $500 to go towards athletic equipment at the school.  Thanks to Wayne, John, Patty (and husband Heath), Earl, and Maggie for representing our club. Wenatchee won 12-7.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September 13th Meeting

Announcements:

Fellowship, BBQ and General Good Time this weekend at Utigard's Orchard.  You should have received directions in your email.  Join us at 11:00 and bring a side dish of some kind.

Rotary Night:  This Saturday, September 17th at Wenatchee  High School.  Contact Rob Tidd to sign up, or just meet at 6:00 p.m. at the north concession stand.

There is a new form for reimbursements- if you need it, ask Leslie.

District Training is coming up in Osoyoos, BC.  It is October 28th and 29th and the club will pay the registration fee.  More details here.

Rotary Leadership Institute training is coming up in Yakima.  Currently it is half price and the club will pay for it.  More details here.  Space is limited.

It is the 30th Year for the Bike Ride!  The date is June 3rd, 2017.  SAVE THE DATE!!  Plan your vacations, etc, around our biggest fundraising event of the year!!   It will end at Pybus this year which will be very cool and food will be offered by Garlini's.

Chamber of Commerce After Hours meeting is at United Way on September 28th, 5-7:00.

John McDarment (left) was officially brought in as a transfer member!

Brags and Confessions:

Earl:  Emma is 15!

Lisa:  Missed last week due to youngest child's Senior pictures

Happy Birthday Don!

Wayne was on the beach in Florence, Oregon last week.

Lucas (left) attended the in-bound orientation with 30 other students and had a great time.

Jim and Carol went on an Alaskan cruise and managed to attend a make-up meeting there!

Alan went to his honorary daughter's wedding and spent Sunday morning making breakfast for his son-in-law's film crew.

Jill is looking for members of the Wenatchee Appleatchee Drill Team for a reunion.  If you know any, send them to Jill.

Patty has finally recovered from the relatives and wedding festivities and went on an Alaskan cruise with the Adamsons.

The Program today was given by the Holmbergs on their trip to Misawa, Japan.  They had an amazing time with the Apple Blossom Royalty, and enjoyed a lot of fun cultural activities.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Our Exchange Student

Lucas arrived from France a couple weeks ago, and attended the district inbound youth exchange meeting last weekend, along with 34 other exchange students from around the world.  Be sure to get to know him - take him to coffee, lunch, dinner, a weekend away, etc.





Lucas in center of the group in the bottom row, and below on the left.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 6 Meeting

Announcements

Joan brought us our Rotary moment and talked about a group:  Rotary Brew that through the love of beer raises money for clean water.

Save the date for a BBQ at the Utigard's place on September 18th.  Details to follow.  (Will the festivities include a big screen t.v. for the Seahawks game... )

There is a Board Meeting on September 12th, 7:00 a.m. at Wild Huckleberry.

Jim did a little presidential housekeeping and everyone voted to move Leslie into the Treasurer position, Jim to the President position and Lisa to the Vice President position.  Erin is still President Elect.

The Chaplainacy Committee has decided to rotate through different invocations throughout the year.

Joe Grimes will have his photography equipment next week at 6:30 a.m. and after the meeting.  New members, please get your pictures taken.  If you already have a picture but don't like it, you can get it re-done.

Brags and Confessions

Alan has been busy with work and missed all of August.

Erin had a plaintiff dismiss a case which made her cross-examination job much easier.  She also got to visit a brand new nephew.  And she is celebrating her 9th wedding anniversary.

PJ attended a wedding in Sheridan, Wyoming out in a pasture where many generations had been married before.

Earl missed last week due to the first day of school and pre-paid for the upcoming lateness due to his daughter being on the debate team.

Joan has been busy with back to school stuff.  She also climbed Stein Hill!

Program

Our Program today was presented by Linda Haglund, Executive Director of the Wenatchee Downtown Association.

The purpose of WDA is to strengthen and empower the Downtown area of Wenatchee.  If you are  member, you get to contribute up to 75% of your B & O tax right back into your own community.  See details here.

The WDA is part of the Main Street Movement which works to preserve the historical places of downtown communities.

Upcoming events of the Downtown Association include the Harvest Festival, Holiday Open House Wine Walk and Mingle & Jingle.  For all the events, click here.

Also, be sure to attend the Harvest Festival to vote for the next Presidential dog!  Last year this vote raised $8,000.00 for the humane society.  Head into Firehouse Pet Shop to cast your vote.  It will likely be the best vote you cast this year...


Sunday, September 4, 2016

August 30th Meeting

Announcements

A board meeting is coming up on September 12th at Wild Huckleberry- 7:00 a.m.

A picnic is coming up on September 18th- more details to follow.

Mentor training was last week and three new mentors joined.

Lucas has arrived from France!  Be sure and check in with Maggie if you are able to do an activity with Lucas while he is here.

On September 12th at Skillsource, there is a meeting called "Membership Matters".  This is open to all the Rotary groups and anyone interested in the membership committee.  The meeting is from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  RSVP to Kathleen.

On September 17th, our Rotary group will be working the concession stand at the Wenatchee High School vs Kelowna game.  Sign ups will be coming around soon.

The Chaplainacy committee is made up of Milt, Kathleen and Erin.  Have something inspiring to start the meeting off?  Let them know!

Brags and Confessions

PJ is celebrating is 27th wedding anniversary.

Kathleen retired after 30 years in Health Care.  She is starting a new business called Tutor Doctor.

Jenny is back from Thailand with a new last name:
Rojanasthien.  (Ro Ja Na Sa Tea N)  There will be a test on the pronunciation :)
She had a beautiful Thai water ceremony in which many people shared advice and wisdom with the newlyweds.

Erik is headed to Africa visting a village in which they are going to install solar panels.  These panels will help save the lives of many young girls.  Consider donating to help buy one!  ($450.00 each)

Kevin is learning to crab and successfully caught 12 crabs, 4 keepers.

Club Assembly

Today's focus was filling up the committees.  If you are not signed up for a committee or three, please contact Jim Huffman and get connected.  We are a service club- find out where you can serve!