Thursday, September 27, 2018

Meeting Notes September 25th

  • Rotarians of the past two months:  Ruth Dagg and Taro Masuda. Thanks for all you do!

  • Rod Tidd reported that we are able to secure 8 booths for the Def Leppard Concert this weekend.  We should be able to make A TON of money!  
  • Joseph Bernard, our French exchange student, has been traveling around a bit including Canada. He noted that Canadian French is significantly different than the French he speaks.
  • Chris McDarment said that Brian is in Thailand having a great time.  He has been speaking quite a bit of Thai as well as taking a class in Chinese.
  • Carol Adamson reminded everyone to Save the Date of Wednesday, October 24th for World Wide Polio Day.   The potluck dinner will be at the Wenatchee Valley Senior Center. at 6:00. Bring an hors d'oeuvres, your own soda, beer or wine and a $5.00 donation.   Lots of fun raffle prizes.  This is a World Wide Rotary event so be sure and be part of it!
  • Jim Adamson thanked everyone who handed out food at Second Harvest and let everyone know that the last one is October 11th, 10:30-2:00, at the Community Center on Mission.  A few people are needed to make this happen.
  • Last weekend, the Leavenworth Rotary hosted their annual Road Rally.   Our very own Sunrise Adamson/Massing team took first place.  They will be returning next year to defend their title.  A great time was had by all.
    The Winning Road Rally Team
    Sunrisers who participated in the Road Rally
  • The first Bike Ride meeting of the year is October 16th, 5:30, Bob's Burgers and Brews in East Wenatchee.  
  • The District Fall Assembly is October 26 and 27 in Chelan.
Brags and Confessions:

  • Rob Tidd attended the Zone Conference and had fantastic poutine.
  • PJ attended his friend's memorial and said it was exactly what every memorial should be: A fire pit, BBQ, Beer and Stories!
  • Robin DeRock also attended the Zone conference. On her travels back she came upon a tragic car accident but was able to be of assistance to the injured parties.  A small child was also involved and a child psychologist happened to be in the traffic jam. She said, although very said for the little boy to have lost his father in the accident, it was amazing how the perfect people were there at the perfect time.  

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Meeting Notes September 18, 2018


  • Our next club social is on October 10th at 5:30 p.m. at Bob's Burgers and Brews in East Wenatchee.
  • Josef reports that school is good and he had a nice time traveling a bit, including going to Yakima.
  • Carol asked us all to save the date October 24th for World Wide Polio Meal Day.   There will be a dinner from 6:00-8:00 at the Senior Center
  • Alan is the new chair of the Bike Ride committee.   Meetings will begin this month, the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at Bob's Burgers and Brews. The next one is October 16th.
  • Leslie has four free tickets to the Altheia Riding Center gala.  Contact her if you want them.
  • PJ has a Habitat for Humanity project on September 29th and October 6th.  Several people are needed to help out.  Contact Ruth Dagg if you are available.
  • Penny, from Leavenworth Rotary, wanted everyone to know about the Annual Road Rally on September 22nd. Start time is 11:30 a.m.- meet in the Cascade Highschool Parking Lot.  Donation of $10.00 per car.  Driving/walking treasure hunt!

Brags and Confessions:

  • Earl Crowe was accused of kidnapping his own kid from the parking lot after school one day.  He has since been cleared of all charges. (no charges, just confusion :)
  • Alan Walker went on a road trip that included Arches, Vail and Jackson Hole.
  • Carol Adamson says Go Cougs!
  • Jim Adamson said that he went a long trip- 18 hours of travel to Prince George- for a 3 hour meeting.
  • Wayne Massing said 6 people came to the pool party and that the DMB concert at the Gorge raised $2316.00.
  • Mansour has a cruise coming up.
  • Erik Holmberg was in Atlanta for a Husky game but it also happened to be the same weekend a DragonCon- a multiday event in which thousands of people dress up in crazy costumes.  He is also going to be headed to London for the Seahawks game.
  • PJ lost a dear friend recently.  The friend had saved his life in 1968 by digging out from under and avalanche.
  • Kaitlyn VanWeerdhuizen was pulled over for have a picture of an alligator taped to her license plate.  Turns out Ethan's co-workers did it as some joke.   Kaitlyn didn't find it funny.  However, the police officer asked to keep the pictures to show everyone at the station.
  • Leslie Trebotich is headed to Utah.
  • Penny from Leavenworth Club donated $20.00 because she felt the entertain at the Sunrise Rotary Meeting was worth it!

Tana gave her classification talk today!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Meeting Notes and Concert Pics

September 4th Meeting Notes


  • The potluck at Utigard's will be on September 22nd.   Roast pork, turkey and beef will be provided.  Please bring a dish according to your last name:
    • A-F:  Side Dish
    • G-N:  Dessert
    • O-Z:  Salad
    • BYOB
  • There is NO ROTARY MEETING September 12th! 
  • The next food delivery is September 21st at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Apostles church in East Wenatchee.  We need several volunteers, contact Jim Adamson to sign up.
  • A Habitat for Humanity project is coming- most likely the last Saturday of September, first Saturday of October.  Stay tuned for details.

Brags and Confessions
  • Erin McCool has a new nephew.  She and her husband celebrated an anniversary.  Also, she is celebrating the big 4-0 this month!
  • Pete Blanksma celebrated his wedding anniversary.  He also helped move his daughter to Dallas which involved many, many hours of driving a u-haul
  • Jim Richardson was pleased to announce that WVC has graduated the first class with a BA in Science and Nursing.
  • Jill Courtney celebrated a birthday!
  • Mansour Ravassipour has returned from Iran but his luggage did not.
  • The Program today was presented by Dr. Joey Walter and Brent Carter from WVC and discussed the Adult Basic Skills program.  More details can be found on the WVC website under Continuing Education.

The Sunrise Rotarians have been busy lately volunteering at Concerts and Open Houses.  Check out some photos:

First, last week Westside Highschool had a kick off and some Sunrisers agreed to help clean up.  Who knew clean up meant deflating bouncy houses?   Check out this video:

Also, we have participated in two concerts at the Gorge.  The first was Watershed and the second was the Dave Matthews Band concert.  We have one more coming up:  Def Leppard and Journey on September 29th.

Most of the photos can be found on our Facebook page.  Some of the photos can be found on Robin DeRock's phone but really should never be found by anyone.  Ever.

Here is a link to the FB page for great concert photos:  Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary.

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...