Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21st Meeting


This morning we watched a brief video from the WHS Interact Club about their Habitat for Humanity project.  You can watch the video here.

David Barish was inducted today (right)!  WELCOME!

Twelve people came to the painting party at the YWCA. Thanks to everyone who participated.  Scroll to next section for photos.

The Leavenworth Rotary has a social on April 2nd.  If you are interested in attending the French-inspired mystery dinner, click here.

The Golf Tournament raised $300.00 for the club and was a great time for everyone!  The Adamsons were the big winners with a score of 23+.

Bike Ride sign-ups are starting.  The success of this event is dependent on everyone in the club volunteering at least one place.  We need help Thursday for set up, Friday for registration and Saturday all day.  If you are unavailable that weekend, there is a need for someone to be in charge of mailing out jerseys after the event.  Contact Alice if you can help with this.

Our next club social is April 12th at Columbia Brewing Company.  Rumor has it that the Mac and Cheese is amazing.  Children are welcome.

Brags and Confessions:

Mansour is back from Arizona and wishes he wasn't due to our wintry weather.

Wayne turned 69!

Callie celebrated her birthday by doing nothing and loving every minute of it.  Also, the Junior Service League raised 59K through My Girlfriend's Closet.

Lisa is excited that 1) her dogs have learned to poop on a leash and 2) that her house is getting painted.

Robin is excited about how well the Black Hawks are doing.

Jim R. said that a lot of the students at WVC are homeless and depend on the Knight's Cupboard for food.  Knight's Cupboard is a student-run food resource for students who are unable to access food otherwise.

Kevin is in the process of moving his mom from Omak to Wenatchee and would love input about assisted living facilities in this area.

Speed Classification by Wayne:

Full Name:  Wayne Edward Massing
Born:  Mile City, Montana
Grew up:   Missoula, Montana
Favorite Holiday:  Christmas
First Job:  Cleaning Houses
Least Favorite Job:  Cleaning Houses
What career he wanted as a child:  Weatherman
Retired from:  An avionics instructor
Heard about Rotary from:  Tom Utigard
Why did he join Rotary:  For fun
Why did he stay:  The fun continued
Favorite Rotary Breakfast:  Waffles
Hardest working Rotary Committee:  Bike Ride
People in Rotary he would like to have dinner with:  Mike and Leslie
Best Rock Song:  Louie, Louie
Last Book Read:  The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors
Favorite Rotary Speaker:  Rick King
Favorite Season in Wenatchee:  Fall
Hamburger and Beer or Steak and Cabernet:  Cabernet!
Favorite childhood super hero:  Superman
Greatest accomplishment: Rotary President
Favorite way to start the day:  Coffee with Wife
Interesting Factoid:  Even though he was a sailor, he can't swim
What does he love about Rotary:  Friendship
Who would he most love to have speak at Rotary:  Rick King
What word would his highschool friends use to describe him:  Invisible
Where was his first date:  Wilma Theater
What would he like to change about himself:  Wishes to be Height Weight Proportional
Favorite Treat:  Maple Bars from Glaze


TED Talk about Happiness

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Eleven of our members and one daughter made quick work of painting a room at the YWCA on Saturday.  The room is used by the homeless women who are housed in the shelter there.  Most of the paint and material were donated. Thanks to Kathleen McNalty, Alice Thompson, Wayne Massing, Taro Masuda, John McDarment, Chris McDarment, Milt Herman, Jim Huffman, Jim & Carol Adamson, and Earl Crowe and his daughter Emma.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Meeting February 28th

First, from the Blogger:  I have more to add to this newsletter but I won't be able to do it until Sunday so look for another edition Sunrise Update in a few days!


YWCA project is on March 18th!  Get your painting clothes out!

March 8th is our next club social.  Join us at Badger Mtn brewing company for Trivia night!

Pete is wondering how many people are interested in a night at the movies with the club- let him know if this interests you.

Laura says Rotaract is busy with fundraisers and helping out at the Senior Center.  Currently there are 6 members and it sure seems like they are a very proactive group of 6!

Do you have a place to put a bike ride poster?  Get one at the next club meeting.

Jerry presented Bryan Noyd with his two-time Paul Harris pin.  Thank you Bryan!

Brags and Confessions:

Rebecca's daughter is a finalist for Apple Blossom Royalty!

Tana had a birthday.

Annie had a birthday.

Joan's sister won her 4th Academy Award for costume design.


Josh from Mission Ridge came and spoke to us about their proposed expansion over the next 20 years.  This is the 50th year of Mission Ridge and with all the exciting plans in place, it looks like we will be hearing about Mission Ridge for another 50 years when they will celebrate being 100!

You can learn more about Mission Ridge here.

One of the very cool things Mission Ridge has is called a Freedom Pass.  It is an affordable way to learn to ski- open to all ages.  Contact Mission Ridge for more information.

Josh went through a lot of details regarding the expansion and it is clear to see that there is a solid, wildlife-friendly, thoughtful plan behind this expansion.  It will bring a great boost to our community with one of the premier ski areas around.  Mission ridge has more acreage and less skiiers and nearby mountains making it an amazing destination.

July 28 Meeting Notes

President Earl Crowe opened the meeting at 7 am with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and Milt Herman lead the Club Members with the In...