Saturday, December 23, 2017

Adopted Family & Meeting Changes

Gifts and clothes were delivered to the Adame family, who we adopted this Christmas.  The refrigerator looked good in the house, and an inflatable mattress was also purchased.  Kathleen, Alice, Wayne, Erin, Carol & Jim delivered the gifts on Saturday morning.  Some of the 10 member family were too shy to get in the photograph.  They were very appreciative.








Changes in meetings:

No meeting Dec. 26
Meeting Jan. 2 at the Rivertop Grill (9th floor of the Coast Hotel)
No meeting Jan. 9
Social meeting Jan. 10 - time and place to be announced

Friday, December 22, 2017

Family of Rotary

January Birthdays:  Kathleen McNalty, Earl Crowe, Jim Adamson, Bobby Black, Bill McDowell, & Carol Adamson

January Anniversaries:  Chris McDarment (Holly)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas Party

Over 60 people attended the Christmas party at Ridgeline Graphics Building.  Thanks to Alice and Ruth for organizing, and John & Betsy McDarment for the use of the building and setting up.  Also thanks to Betsy for providing the delicious dessert for everyone.  We had dinner catered by Olive Garden, with the leftovers donated to the Lighthouse Ministry.  For fun we did some Christmas songs (led by Lynn Love with Ruth Dagg on the piano), a raffle ($260 split between the 5 winners), a game, and a white elephant gift exchange.






Tuesday, December 19, 2017

December 19 Meeting Notes

Today we met at Wenatchee Valley College and, after a quick meeting, toured the new student recreation center.  Thanks to Laura Singletary for setting up the tour.  32 members and two guests enjoyed seeing the facility, which was largely student driven, and will be financed by the students.  The equipment in the weights area was all purchased through a private donation.


Our president trying out the water driven rowing machine.



Announcements:

Keep scrolling to see details about the Christmas party, books for Tonga, and presents for our adopted family.  Bring books and clothes/gifts to the party Thursday and there will be a table to wrap things.  A refrigerator was purchased for the family, with money left over to do some projects later (steps, door, etc.).
The family's gifts will be delivered Saturday.  Anyone wishing to help deliver should meet at Erin's home at 10:00.  It is good for the family to see the faces of our Rotary club.  She is at 937 Highland in South Wenatchee.  Coffee will be served.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Decmeber 12 Meeting Notes

Club Christmas Party - December 21, Thursday
Location:   Ridgeline Graphics, 34 N. Chelan Ave.
Starts at 6:00
BYOB and/or Special Christmas Drink - $5 donation
Catered by Olive Garden
Cost per person $18
White Elephant Gift Exchange – 1 gift per family
Raffle and other fun stuff
RSVP to Ruth or Alice by Dec. 10


Future Meetings

Tue, Dec. 19 - WVC new Rec Center Your (meet in Van Tassle Hall cafeteria - center of campus)
Tue, Dec. 26 - no meeting
Tue, Jan. 2 - at Coast Hotel (River Top Grill - 9th floor)
Tue, Jan. 9 - no morning meeting - social

Literacy Project

Bring children's' books to our next meeting (Dec. 19, or the party on Dec. 21). We will be giving them to the Interact literacy project with Tonga. Call Carol (630-2120) if you need her to pick them up from you.

Small Project

Family in need - $800 was contribute by members last week, and we'll be shopping for a refrigerator this Saturday. Call Kathleen if you'd like to see the families residence and go shopping with her (503-866-5599). Everyone should have gotten the email from John with the Adame family clothing sizes. Bring gifts to the party next Thursday and we'll wrap them.

Club Elections
Congratulations to the following members who were elected to positions for the 2017-18 Rotary year:
President - Lisa Parks
President-elect - Taro Masuda
Vice-president - Earl Crowe
Secretary - Maggie Nelson
Treasure - Kathleen McNalty
Board - Patty Rush (2nd term)
Board - Jerry Karney (2nd term)
Board - Kevin Love
Board - John McDarment
Past-president - Erin McCool


Thanks to Kathy Hamilton, who donated this year's hottest toys that were auctioned off to members.  The 3 LOL glitter dolls and 5 Fingerlings brought in $155.











We recognized new members who have completed their tasks to get their "new member" stickers off their badges.  Congratulations to Joel Banken, Rebecca Lyons, John Schapman, Ruth Dagg, Danae Fowler, Chris McDarment, and Laura Singletary.  Craig Reese (left) was presented his new member badge (it just looks like he's scared).



Brags & Confessions
Earl Crowe  - Elza moved in with their family, and Lucy's recital was watched by Elza's mom in Brasil.
Bill McDowell - Army won the Army-Navy game.
Lisa Parks - will take youngest daughter to Universal Studios Orlando as a graduation gift.
Taro Masuda - took youth exchange students to Silver Star in Vernon, BC last weekend.
Rebecca Lyons - back from 2-week trip to China.
PJ Jones - headed to Jackson Hole and other ski areas for  a couple months. He also announced a ski trip to France is being planned.  Talk to him for details.

Bring a wrapped Christmas gift for Elza next week.  Earl will put them under his tree for her to open at Christmas.