Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 21st- The 411 on the Bike Ride

  • Lucas spent the weekend in Revelstoke.
  • Next week we have three new inductions
  • The YWCA project is tentatively scheduled for March 11th.  We will be painting a room at the emergency shelter.
  • There is a club fellowship tomorrow morning (Feb 22) at Bob's Classic in Wenatchee.  7:00 a.m.
Brags and Confessions:
  • Earl paid for leaving early, for missing Valentine's day and for Lucy turning 9!
  • Kevin is headed to Canada for a couple weeks of skiing.
  • Lisa's move-in day is FRIDAY!
  • Jill had to re-visit the Spa at Central Washington Hospital.  The patient is recuperating quickly though!
  • John is now the owner of his parent's home!
  • Wayne is headed to Phoenix for a couple weeks.
  • Jim's trip to Chicago was cancelled so he spent the weekend with Carol!
  • Chris returned from Napa and is missing the good weather from down there.
Bike Ride!

Today's meeting was all about the bike ride.

The Bike Ride is June 3rd.

On June 1st, we will need people to help move stuff out of the storage unit.  
On June 2nd, we will need people to mark the ride and work registration in the evening at Cycle Central.
On June 3rd, we will need people starting early in the morning to help at registration and to get stuff out to the pitstops.  During the day, there is a ton of support that everyone can participate in.  Sag Wagons (more on this later), food service, set up, break down, and much more!

We are looking for sponsors- I have attached the Sponsorship Opportunities and Sponsor Agreement to the email you receive the blog with.

Current Sponsors:

Cycle Central
Ridgeline Graphics
Wenatchee Valley Brewing
Coast Hotels
Super 8

And we have reached out to:

Columbia Valley Community Health 
Laura Mounter Real Estate 

The Bike Ride begins and ends at Pybus Market this year which will make for a fantastic place to hang out before and after.
Garlini's is handling the food at the end of the ride for participants.
Wenatchee Valley Brewing Company is serving beer and wine and all participants will be getting a commemorative beer glass with the Wenatchee Valley Brewing Company logo on one side and the Apple Century Bike Ride logo on the other side.

Registration will be held at Cycle Central on Friday night and at Pybus Market on Saturday morning.

Our next Bike Ride meeting is Thursday, March 9th, 7:00 a.m. at Smitty's.  Everyone is welcome.

The Bike Ride has a Facebook page.  We need everyone to "Like" and "Share" the page.  Here are 
First, go to Apple Century Bike Ride Page and look for the "Like" button:

Next, click Like.  It should look like this:
Now, go to the "More" button:

Pull down the menu and navigate to the "Share" button:

Click "Share" and this page will pop up
Write whatever you want and then click "Post"

We also have our Event which you can find here.

When you go to that page, click "Going"

Now, "Share" the event.
In this case, you have a few options:  One is to invite all your friends.  The second is to share it the same way you shared the facebook page (in News Feed) and the third is to send a private message to someone.  They are all great but "Invite Friends" will get the word out to the most people

Thanks to everyone for helping promote with our Virtual Word of Mouth!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 14th Meeting


Our next club social is March 8th at 5:30 p.m. at Badger Mtn. Brewing Company.  It is Trivia night so bring your knowledge and a friend or three.

Rotary International has partnered with Peace Corps.  Read more here.

Sunrise Rotary turns 31 years old this month on February 17th!  Happy Birthday Club!

There are several ways to make up meetings you have missed:

  • Visit another club
  • Attend a club social
  • Attend committee meeting
  • Attend board meeting
  • Attend the Satellite meeting at Pybus Market on Friday's at 9:30 a.m.
  • Attend an eClub Meeting
  • Attend Rotary Trainings
  • Help out at Rotary park with cleaning, weeding, raising the flag
  • Attend a District Event
Our goal is 100% attendance and with so many options, we can do it!  If you have completed a make-up item, either let Joanne know mark it off on the sign in sheet.
You can make up a meeting in a two-week window either before or after a missed meeting.  (For a total of four weeks to make up a meeting)


Next week the meeting is regarding the Bike Ride.  As club veterans know, this is our MAIN FUNDRAISER and we need all hands on deck!  Newbies (like me) might not know that this is a MUST for helping out.  The date of the Bike Ride is June 3rd but help is needed June 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  The meeting on Tuesday, February 21st is all about the Bike Ride so if you haven't been for awhile- come say hi!


Brags and Confessions:

Jim and Carol played at the indoor golf tournament.

Rebecca just returned from Mari's gymnastic tournament in Las Vegas.

Chris and his wife celebrated 20 years!

Joel Reinhart came to speak with us about fundraising for the local LaCrosse club that is looking to purchase two AEDs.  The LaCrosse club is not supported by the High School as a funded sport so they need to raise their own money.  LaCrosse is growing in our valley.  They have a big tournament in late March (about 20 teams) and many games at other times.  Check out their entire schedule here.
Having AEDs on the sidelines will create a safer atmosphere for the LaCrosse players.  If you are interested in making a donation, click here.

Lucas talked to us about his homeland of France and dispelled some myths about the French.  Apparently all mimes DON'T come from France, not all frenchmen wear berets and most don't shave their legs.  (you heard it here first).
Lucas is from Toulouse.  Toulouse is located in a great area:  45 minutes from the Pyrennes Mountains, 45 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea, two hours from the ocean and one hour from Spain.
Rugby is a BIG DEAL in Toulouse.  (Lucas is playing Rugby here so after we get his schedule, we can attend a game).
He comes from a big high school (3500 students) and the educational structure is quite different.
Lucas has a 15 year old brother and an 11 year old sister.  His dad works for a software company and his mom is an elementary school teacher.

Lucas leaves in July and would LOVE to attend a big sporting event (Mariners, for example) before he goes.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February 7th, 2017 Meeting and Club Social


There is a Board Meeting at the Wild Huckleberry at 7:00 on Monday, February 13th.

Be sure and check out Sami Everhart's update on our blog (keep scrolling down)!

Lucas has been up at Mission Ridge a bunch and loves it.  He is enjoying his time with the McCools. Track season is coming up.  Also, Rugby season starts soon.  I think we need a cheering crowd for both!

Any old glasses or sunglasses hanging around?  Get them to Milt!  He can take all kinds of prescription glasses on the medical mission trips to Africa.

Brags and Confessions:

Erin was sick but it was just a cold- feeling better now.
Wayne is tired of the ice and snow.
Rani went to judicial college and had dinner with the Washington State Supreme court.
Laura, who loves the snow, is crossing her fingers for a snow day on Thursday (I bet you get it!)
Rebecca just returned from Colombia and Peru where she visited Machu Picchu.  I have included a picture of a llama at Machu Picchu since I don't have a picture of Rebecca there.
Jim R is in Olympia all the time now. Also, one of his students from Omak was a top five placer in the "Transforming Lives" Competition.
Kevin says that all the snow might mean less smoke in the summer.
Milt apologized for missing packing friendship and thanked Maggie for her grace.
Milt also thanked Ruth for the glasses donation.

Classification Talks:

Don Sangster was born in Antone, Washington on a cattle ranch. He spent 18 years there where he drove tractor, rode horses and all the other things that you do on a cattle ranch. During his junior year in school his dad took him out of school although he can't remember exactly why and the family moved to Clarkston, Washington.
He was trying to decide what to do and ended up becoming a parts guy at a local auto place. He did that until the Vietnam war started.  Don didn't want to be in the army so he joined the Navy and was promptly shipped out to Guam after doing boot camp in San Diego. He said it was one was the worst experiences of his life at first but then he got used to it and it ended up being okay. He finished his tour of duty in Guam.
After he returned he got back into the parts business and eventually became service manager at Pontiac/Dodge.  But after a while he got tired of getting his butt chewed and decided he might move into selling.  At the time that he he started selling Firebird was a big deal. He ended up being one of the top Firebird salesman.
A guy by the name of John Delorean bought a dealership in Lewiston and Don worked there for a while but Don heard from an inside source that was time for him to look for a new job. He went to the Ford dealership as a salesman and sold on the floor for a year before he was promoted.  From 1986 to 1989 he was the sales manager there.  One day, the owner and Don decided to travel to Wenatchee to check out a store for sale there. Before he knew what was happening, Don moved to Wenatchee in July 1989 and is been here ever since.  He has the store and his three boys work with him now.
Don is a Hot Rod enthusiast but when asked to narrow down all of his cars to his absolute favorite he said it would have to be his 64 GTO that he would hold onto forever.

Leslie Coleman was born in Fort Worth Texas. Her mom was a native Texan. When she was a kid her family moved to Olympia. Her dad had a chiropractic practice in Lacey, Washington.
She had a fantastic youth. They lived on waterfront property and she had a horse and she spent much of her time on horses.  Which, according to Leslie, can swim if you can hold on real tight.
After she graduated high school parents or friends went to Europe they were there for 2.5 months one of her friends family have some money so they bought them a VW van which they picked up in Luxembourg. They drove all over Europe in that van and eventually took a ship back to New York city and then drove the van all the way back to Olympia.
Leslie couldn't decide what she wanted to do and there was a beauty school in Lacey and she thought maybe she tried that for a while. She realized it wasn't for her. After that she went to chiropractic college in Chicago and worked there for a few years. She didn't love the chiropractic industry either and it turned out that her brother-in-law, who worked for AT&T, knew of a job opening.
That was the beginning of a 26 year career at AT&T. AT&T turned into Illinois Bell in 1984 and Leslie worked that entire area of the greater Illinois and surrounding states. She became involved in PBX design and telephone systems. She said it was one of her favorite jobs.
During that time her friend and and her started making their own greeting cards. One year they made a Christmas card for their family and everyone raved about how amazing it was. The artwork on the card uses a special technique called iris folding where after you fold all of the paper it creates a concentric geometric design when you turn it over. Anne and Leslie decided that they wanted to retire from what they were doing and pursue the greeting card business more seriously. In 2005 Anne retired and in 2006 Leslie retired and they started the business called "Three and me".  By June 2006 they had booked it booked their first juried art show. They did nine shows that year, 14 shows the next year and 16 shows the year after and they realized that was too many shows. But they were able to participate in what was called the one-of-a-kind show in Chicago. It's very prestigious art show.
In 2009 Leslie's husband of 25 years passed away. In the year after, Leslie lost heart for the art world and "Three and me" was disbanded.
In 2011 for something different she took up ballroom dancing.  Also in 2011 a guy named Mike gave her a call. Mike had been her vice president back at Illinois Bell in wanted to check up on her and see how she was doing.  After several more phone calls in a great friendship Mike and Leslie got married in 2016.
She has one daughter and two stepdaughters, three grandchildren, two dogs and cat.
Leslie passed around some of her artwork.

(I (Annie) took this picture of the hummingbird she made and including it here does a disservice to how amazing this was to see in person.  But at least you have a really cool reflection of me and the Red Lion ceiling.)

Club Social:

Last night was our monthly club social.  Thanks to everyone who braved the weather- we had a blast.  Special thanks to the Rojanasthien's for hosting.  Top (Jenny's husband) made us some amazing food and then treated us to fantastic desserts!  If you have not had the pineapple cheesecake at The Thai Restaurant, your life is not complete.

Next social is March 8th at Badger Mountain Brewing Company for Trivia Night!  Bring all your smart friends!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Update from Sami Everhart

Hello Patty and Other at Sunrise Rotary,

I apologize for not getting back to for quite some time. After the change of families things are a little chaotic! But, I am happy to relay everything!

My First/Primary Host Family, the Ottin Bocat's, were absolutely amazing people, very kind and generous. They truly treated me as if I was one of their own. I went on lots of adventures with them, like hiking and eating in a small lodge on the Alps, or going to Rome and Turin with them. Every experience with them was truly a blessing and I am so fortunate to have been with such a wonderful family my first four months of exchange. I cannot tell you how much my first family impacted my life and how much love I have for them. I was very sad to say goodbye to them when I changed host families January 1st, but I know I will be seeing them quite often as we've already went to dinner together last Thursday!

My new family is very different from my first one, but they're are super nice and quite similar to the stereotype of an Italian family, a little crazy and scatterbrained, but loads of fun! My new family has two children, a boy, who is around 20 years old, and a girl, who is around 16 years old. So far, I am getting along with both of them very well. However, being a "middle child" is all new to me and after experiencing what having a "younger sister" is like, I feel like I should apologize to my older sister. I'm joking my host sister is lots of fun to talk to and it's very nice to have a companion during the weekdays. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms in this house. I currently sleep in the brothers room who goes to University on weekdays and then comes home and sleeps on a pull out bed on the weekends. I can't say I don't feel bad for stealing his room... But, then again I can't say I do because I enjoy sleeping on a normal bed, we all have to make sacrifices, mine was coming to Italy to have an experience of a lifetime and his was giving up his bed, pretty evenly matched if you ask me! All joking aside, I am doing quite well so far and am doing quite well in school... in the social aspect anyway... I've made lots of friends and look forward to the weekends to spend time with them. Altogether, things are coming together very well!

I would also love to thank everyone and apologize for not responding very soon to all the loving messages from home and for the Christmas card and Visa card that was sent in the mail! It was very generous and kind of all of you, and I am so grateful to be apart of such a wonderful group of people like yourselves. At times, I cannot believe peoples never-ending kindness and selflessness for others and I thank you for reminding me of this, through all your kind words and support! I would not even be experiencing this without the help of you all and I am forever grateful for everything! I hope you all have a wonderful and prosperous New Year's!

Attached is some photos that I took with my previous family, friends, trips to Sardinia, Rome and photos from Halloween! I hope you enjoy! Also, here is my new address for my second host family ( Via San Clemente 26, Mongrando BI, 13888 )

Best Regards,

Sami Everhart
RYE Student(Italy)

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