Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Spetember 24, 2019 Meeting Notes

Sept. 24, 2019 Meeting Notes

Club President Taro Masuda opened the meeting at 7:00 a.m.


Guests:
Adele, our Youth Exchange student from Switzerland, said she had a good time on her trip across the Canadian border to Penticton. She also said she ran her first cross country race at Wenatchee High School. It was a LONG 3 miles!!

Rotary Guests:
Assistant Governor Karl Ruether from the Leavenworth Rotary Club attended our meeting. 

Pete Van Well, District 5060 Polio Plus Chair from the Wenatchee Rotary Club, attended our meeting.

Announcements


Rotary Learning Institute: Assistant Governor Karl Ruether announced that RLI-South will be held in Yakima on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday November 3rd. The cost is $170 and our District 5060 pays for half of the costs, so your cost is $85, which the club will reimburse. See Kathleen McNalty or Rebecca Lyons for more information.

Wenatchee "Make A Difference Day": Pete Van Well, from the Wenatchee Rotary Club, said that on Thursday, October 24th, his club would be promoting that day as "World Polio Day". Club volunteers will be standing on the sidewalk outside KPQ Radio with Rotary Banners from 7:30 a.m. to Noon. If you'd like to help out, come down to KPQ Radio on The Avenue. That evening the "World's Greatest Dinner to End Polio" will be held at the Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. This is a potluck dinner. Costs are $5/per person or $15/per family.

Senior Dinner: Jill Courtney announced that the Senior Dinner has been changed yet again to Saturday, March 21st at the Senior Center. This is an All Hands event with all club members helping out. There will be entertainment, and the main entre' is lasagna. More information later.

Ron Griffith's yard project: PJ Jones said he has looked over Ron's yard and on Saturday, Oct. 5th, we need volunteers to help clean up his yard. Meet at Smitty's Pancake House at 7 am that day. Bring gloves and yard tools.

Senior Center Clean Up project: PJ Jones said the Senior Center needs to have some work done on their surrounding grounds on Saturday, October 26th  Bring gloves and yard tools. More later.

Alatheia Riding Center Rotary Event: Kathleen McNalty announced that the Alatheia Riding Center, 2170 Sleepy Hollow Heights, Wenatchee, is having a special event to educate possible donors to what Alatheia does for persons that are physically or emotionally challenged. The event is Tuesday, Sept. 25th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.


Youth and Cultural Exchange in the Wenatchee Valley: Joel Banken announced that Patrick Bodell from the Wenatchee Confluence Rotary Club will be presenting information about the Youth and Cultural Exchange in the Wenatchee Valley in the Pybus Public Market, Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 7 pm.  https://pybuspublicmarket.org/event/pybus-university-youth-and-cultural-exchange-in-the-wenatchee-valley/This same information will be given at Wenatchee High School, Thursday, Sept. 26th in the New Commons at 7 pm.

Brags and Confessions

Mike and Leslie Coleman had a good time camping in Anacortes, exploring the San Juan Islands, and whale watching. Mike completed the vacation with a fishing trip to Louisiana.

Jill Courtney confessed to having some PowerPoint and computer issues at a recent 50 year reunion of her high school class.

Jim Richardson said that school started on Monday, Sept. 24th. Students and staff enjoyed a safety talk from Elizabeth Parker, a Sandy Hook Elementary victim's family member.

Chris McDament took his son Brian to start school at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Chris had been contacted by Joseph, our recent French Youth Exchange student, and Joseph said he had gotten his driver's license.

Robin DeRock finally arrived back home after going to Penticton, BC, for the Youth Exchange meeting, and then on to Niagara Falls for the District Governor training for her husband Richard. She paid for her brag with a "Two-ney", a two Canadian dollar coin (worth $1.51 USD).

Kevin Love spent time repairing his cabin. He leaves today for Boise for his daughter's marriage.

Leslie Coleman bragged about "The Bears" winning.

President Taro Masuda paid for his Utes and Cougars losing football games!

Sargent at Arms

Erik Holmberg did a pin check and found that most members had their pins displayed. He fined the Cougars for such a bag football game.

Program 


 Rotary Learning Institute
Kathleen McNalty and Rebecca Lyons co-presented information about Rotary Learning Institute (RLI). The club members enjoyed playing Rotary Jeopardy and learning more about Rotary. The next RLI will be in Yakima on Nov. 2, 3. 

Pot Draw
Mansour Ravassipour won the pot draw and donated the money to the Sisters Connection.

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