Club Information

Welcome to Wenatchee Rotary!


Service Above Self since 1921

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Red Lion Hotel
1225 N. Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA  98801
United States
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New Member Proposals
July 22.   The board of Directors has approved the application of Kamorlay Parker for club membership.  He is sponsored by Jim Russell, and his proposed classification is clergy.  He is a minister of the gospel, and of social services. He is interested in initiatives involving peace and health education.
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
President Elect
President nominee
Executive Secretary
Director 2017
Assistant secretarty
Director 2018
Director 2019
Director 2019
Director 2018
Director 2017
Director 2017
Director 2019
Director 2018
Website Sponsors
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Grant survey shows solid support for new model
More than 6,000 Rotary members in 154 countries reported on their experiences with the new grant model as part of an evaluation during the 2015-16 Rotary year. The results will help us improve the grant process and learn what impact the Foundation's global grants have on our areas of focus. Among the key findings: 90 percent of respondents support the grant model; 86 percent see it as an improvement over the former model. Grant activity and the average grant award continue to increase each year. Rotary members want more resources to help them apply for grants and design sustainable projects...
Committee members named to nominate 2018-19 Rotary president
The following Rotary members will serve on the 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2018-19. The committee is scheduled to meet on 8 August. Zone 2Kazuhiko Ozawa, Rotary Club of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan Zone 4 Sudarshan Agarwal, Rotary Club of Delhi, Delhi, India Zone 6 Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary Club of Bang Rak, Thailand Zone 8 John B. Boag, Rotary Club of E-Club of District 9650, New South Wales, Australia Zone 10 Jackson S.L. Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Sunrise, Taiwan Zone 12 Elio Cerini, Rotary Club of Milano Duomo, Italy Zone 14 Ekkehart Pandel,...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of July auctions.
Apply to serve on an RI committee
Would you like to contribute to Rotary by serving on a committee? The 10 committees listed below are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2017-18. Each of these committees works with Rotary leaders to increase efficiency and promote the goals and priorities of our strategic plan. Apply for a committee appointment by 14 August. Learn more about the committees and the application process. Get answers to frequently asked questions. Committees with openings for 2017-18 Audit Communications Constitution and Bylaws Election Review Finance Global Networking Groups Joint Young Leaders...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...
Very sad news for Wenatchee Rotary
Former member Melissa Hernandez passed away the  morning of July 15.  Her memorial obituary can be read on line.  Click here.
Message from club President Jim Russell - Karen and I, Wenatchee Rotary, the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center as well as the whole community have lost a dear friend and tireless advocate justice and kindness.  She has been courageous during her up and down struggle and we are at least comforted that she is now at peace.  Our prayers and thoughts are with Jesus and his family during this time of mourning.                                                                                        
Melissa was a valued member of Wenatchee Rotary for almost 6 years before she and Jesus moved to the Omak club recently.
CLUB GOALS 2016-17
President Jim Russell challenged the club board of directors (in his first regular board meeting, July 14), to support meeting his goals for the coming year, which are consistent with those of RI President John Germ, as expressed in his Presidential Theme and Citation publication.  Members of the board expressed enthusiastic agreement.
Progress in reaching many club goals can be found at the web page Rotary Club Central.
Home Page News
July 14 - We heard from head coach Dennis Tronson the inspiring and amazing story about how the WHS soccer team won their first ever state championship, against many odds, frustrations, and setbacks.  Thanks Pete Van Well for bringing in this fascinating program, along with the WHS baseball team next week!  
We also heard from our new visiting Area 9 ADG Carol Adamson, with information on District goals, and a report on District Governor Vern Neilsen.  Carol is the wife of PDG Jim, who was present to provide support.
Wenatchee Rotary Club - Stories and Events

Ms Alex Smith has been proposed for membership by her sponsor Don Myers, who is confidant she will make an excellent member. The club board of directors has approved the application, effective July 13.  Alex works as a contract specialist with Chelan PUD.  

At the June 30 presidential roast and installation, the club received a surprise gift in honor of our new president Jim Russell.   Jim has written some thoughts members may wish to read....
Part of Rotary District 5060, we are club # 227 organized in 1921, and proud to be the flagship club of the Wenatchee valley. We hope you will visit our site, learn more about us, and come to a meeting as a guest of any member.  And please visit our Facebook page :
For the latest or recent club news, including upcoming speakers,click on the Archives menu above and select the desired weekly newsletter, "The Appleseed".
Frank Clifton's reflections on recent 2016 District 5060 Conference, click READ MORE....
Other Clubs
There are several excellent Rotary clubs in the Wenatchee Valley.  Some were sponsored by our club and some have web sites.  All of them would welcome any Rotarian seeking to visit or to establish a makeup meeting, and would welcome a potential new member.   All Rotary clubs meet weekly.  For a list of area clubs, click the MENU/ LINKS tab on the home page.
From Appleseed, June 30, 2016 - -
Our Wenatchee Rotary Club has sponsored NINE (9) other Rotary Clubs in our District:
Wenatchee Rotary Club was chartered on February 1, 1921.
     1. March 24, 1926 we sponsored Chelan Rotary Club.
     2. March 9, 1936, the Cashmere Club.
     3. February 21, 1948, the Ephrata Club.
     4. May 7, 1948, the Okanogan-Omak Club.
     5. December 16, 1948, the Grand Coulee Club.
     6. April 29, 1955, the East Wenatchee Club.
     7. April 1, 1969, the Wenatchee North Club.
     8. June 20, 1975, the Leavenworth Club.
     9. February 17, 1986, the Wenatchee Sunrise Club.
This is our 95th year in Rotary and we have spawned on average one new club every 10 years. Collectively we have grown to over 600 members today, all making the world a better place to live.
WestSide High School Work Party :   Noon - 4:00 pm on Friday, August 5, 2016.   Come join in the fun as we clear out remaining red rock, weeds, and clutter from the main entrance to prep for grass. We will also be laying some weed barrier and river rock around the Rotary sponsored monument sign. We will celebrate the fruits of our labor at 4:00 at Badger Mtn. Brewery!
Please bring rakes, shovels, hammers, gloves, and plastic tubs and garbage bags for weeds and rock removal. Hats and sunscreen are a must as well. Thank you!   
Kory Kalahar
District Conference 2017
The 2017 District Conference (April 27-30)  will again be held in beautiful Kelowna, BC.  All Rotarians should consider attending this extraordinary event.  Click the link for details and registration.  Registration cost is $225 through December, then $250.   
RLI North, Vernon, BC, Sept. 17, &
Oct. 1 & 15;    Register here!
RLI South, Yakima, Sept. 24, &
Oct. 8 & 22;  Register here!
Rotary International
Convention 2017,
Atlanta, June 10-14
July 2016
Website Sponsors
Jul 28, 2016
Trent Moyers/Pete Van Well
Pangborn Airport update
Aug 04, 2016
Aug 11, 2016
S. Schauer, S. Maher /Gil Sparks
Our Valley, What's Next?
Aug 18, 2016
Frank Clifton (3/16)
Classification & New Web Site (OFF SITE)
Aug 25, 2016
(1)Devon Anderson/S. Albert (2)FC?
(1) Adventures in Tourism (2) New web site?
Sep 01, 2016
Laura Helton
Make A Difference day
Sep 08, 2016
Sep 15, 2016
Sep 22, 2016
Tim Hill/Jill Leonard
Wenatchee Wild (OFF SITE)
Sep 29, 2016
Greg Franz/Kory Kalahar
WVC Athletics (OFF SITE)
Oct 06, 2016
Alphonso Lopez (3/16), Bryan Campbell (12/14)
Classification Talks (OFF SITE)
Oct 13, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
Carin Smith/Gil Sparks
Oct 27, 2016
Nov 03, 2016
Steve Wright (8/15)
Classification Talk
Nov 10, 2016
Ford Barrett
Veterans' Day
Nov 17, 2016
P/E Don Myers
Rotary Membership
Nov 24, 2016
No meeting
No meeting
Dec 01, 2016
Dec 08, 2016
Jim Russell
Annual Meeting
Dec 15, 2016
D. Ferguson/S. Ballard
Christmas Party
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