District Governor Visit
DG Sherry talked about a Rotary club being like a home and family. We need to be welcoming, give value and purpose to members, and be there for friendship and support. In the area of membership, she stressed the importance of bringing guests. She has a specially designed pin to present to anyone who sponsors a new member this year. She presented one to Earl Crowe for sponsoring Ethan and Kaitlyn Vanweerdhuizen.
In the area of The Rotary Foundation, Sherry emphasized the "World's Greatest Meal to End Polio" which will happen worldwide on October 24. Our club can participate with a dinner of our own, or join with other area clubs. Hands-on projects are another important aspect of a Rotary club, and she suggested we do a Peace Garden with a Peace Pole. The district will give our club $500 for a local project when we put up $500. There are also public image grants we can apply for.
Sherry ended by encouraging us to tell our Rotary story, and then showed a video promoting the district conference in Kamloops next May 2-5. Register (on the district web site) before the end of August to get a discount.
Lisa thanked Sherry with a couple bottles of wine and a $50 donation to the Rotary Peace Centers in her name.
Jane Davis visited a new Rotary in Bali, and brought back their banner and a sarong with the Rotary logo on it.
Wayne, Jim & Carol, Tana, Robin, Taro, Jane , and John Mc. will all be working at the Watershed concert in the Gorge this weekend as a big fundraiser. Two more concerts coming up this summer.
Backpack/school supplies giveaway will be Saturday from 8-12 at Columbia Elementary School in Wenatchee. We have 7 members volunteering, and they can always use more help. our club also donated $1000 to the cause.
August 9th will be the all area social at Sunrise Circle with DG Sherry and her husband Jim.
Kathleen McNalty was nominated for the GWATA Entrepreneur of the Year. We'll find out at the coming luncheon. Good luck, Kathleen, you deserve it.
August Birthdays: Chris McDarment
August Anniversaries: Kevin Love (Lynn), Earl Crowe (Joy), Bryan Noyd (Cyndi), Pete Blanksma (Kristine), Taro Masuda (Patti), & Jenny Rojanasthien (Top)