WELCOME TO ROTARY CLUB

OF WENATCHEE, WA, USA

"Service Above Self"
         A Century of Service to the Wenatchee Valley and the World!       
            
 
VISITORS WELCOME!
Join us Noon Thursdays
at Pybus Event Center
or as noted below in
speaker list.
 
 
     

What is Rotary?

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.     Learn more about Rotary International
 
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100 YEARS!
Join us for our big Centennial Gala, September 25 at Wenatchee Convention Center.
(See UPCOMING EVENTS on right side panel.)
 
 
  On February 1, 2021, Wenatchee Rotary began our second century
  of service to the Wenatchee Valley and the world.  
  NOTE - View some important historical information...
  • copy of the original club charter HERE
  • summary of our first year, with copies of local news stories of the first days HERE.
  • list of ALL past presidents HERE.
  • pictorial list of deceased members HERE.
  • 75th anniversary video HERE.  
  • video of Ed Cadman's year as Rotary International President HERE
  • Appleseed of January 14, 2021    January 28 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB OF WENATCHEE, WA  USA
A non-profit corporation as of January 11, 2018
We are Club 227 of District 5060 and proud to be the flagship club of the Wenatchee Valley since Feb. 01, 1921, home club of Dr. Ed Cadman, Rotary International President, and a leader in the creation of Rotary's PolioPlus Initiative.  Dr. Cadman was president of Wenatchee Rotary 1962-63, PDG '68-69, RIP '85-86.  See the video of Dr. Cadman's year HERE.
 Click here to see a collection of Cadman photos.
 
Wenatchee Rotary Club - Stories and Events
CENTENNIAL VIDEO SHOWN ON
NCW LIFE TV CHANNEL JUNE 24, 2021
 
(Click image to view 1-hour video)
SCHOLARSHIPS
 
This year, the Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (WRF) awarded 12 scholarships totaling about $19,100.  Cost for supporting 3 new ’21 scholarships plus continuing support for 9 continuing: - $14,300 for 9 continuing scholarships - 4,800 for 3 new Class of ’21 scholarships - Total = $19,100 for the 2021-22 school year
The story was featured recently in our newsletter, the APPLESEED.
          
Continuing Rotary scholarships:
      
      - Galilea Katrina Vasquez
      - Jessica Gutierrez Elias
      - Mariana Santos                           
      - Janeli Sanchez Villasenor            
      - Cesar Bedolla-Hurtado
      - Pablo Cortez
      - Jizzelle Torres Bazan
      - Gabriela Alvarado
       - Exekiel Tschritter
 
Three first time recipients for 2021:
 
Karina Yecenia Batres – WHS graduate ’21 w/3.8 GPA
Nicholas Lopez Banuelos – WHS graduate ’21 w/3.5 GPA
Dennise Aguilar Cano – WHS graduate ’21 w/4.0 GPA
 
 
Videos from recipients getting continuing support:
 
Ezekiel Tschritter          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kspPtph3rSo
Jizelle Torres Bazan     https://youtu.be/vPl2FTjZLOc
Mariana Santos             https://youtu.be/ZvbC889wMR8
Wenatchee Rotary Club was chartered on February 1, 1921, the 815th club formed.  We are now known as club #227. Below is a copy of the original charter document.  Read about the first year, including newspaper clippings HERE.  
Other Clubs and makeup options
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 and makeup opportunities, CLICK HERE ,  or visit another club meeting in District 5060 HERE.  
 
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.
See a recent list of all district clubs by charter date here.
 
IN MEMORIAM - Recent club losses.
To see a partial list of former members and recently-deceased members, with many photos and obituaries,  CLICK HERE.
Rotary's Monthly Themes
Each month, Rotary encourages clubs to focus on these areas.
 
August - Membership and New Club Development
September - Basic Education and Literacy
October - Economic and Community Development
November - Rotary Foundation
December - Disease Prevention and Treatment
January - Vocational Service
February - Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
March - Water and Sanitation
April - Maternal and Child Health
May - Youth Service
June - Rotary Fellowships
Club Executives & Directors
President
Past President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Membership
The Rotary Foundation
Fundraising
Fundraising
President Nominee
New Generations Service
Director 2023
Director 2024
Director 2022
Director 2022
Youth Exchange
Director 2022
Director 2023
Director 2024
Director 2023
Director 2024
Sergeant-at-Arms
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Alice Meyer
    August 2
  • Mark Kulaas
    August 3
  • Jon Magnus
    August 4
  • Al Bridges
    August 8
  • Angela Spies
    August 16
  • Alicia Nakata
    August 18
  • Linda Parlette
    August 20
  • Britt Dudek
    August 30
  • Loren Stach
    August 30
Join Date:
  • Rich Peters
    August 1, 1994
    27 years
  • Shannon Sims
    August 1, 2019
    2 years
  • William Monnette
    August 1, 1989
    32 years
  • Gary Provo
    August 6, 2015
    6 years
  • Jessi Mendoza
    August 6, 2015
    6 years
  • John Diede
    August 10, 2010
    11 years
  • Lorien Clemens
    August 23, 2018
    3 years
  • Brett Riley
    August 24, 2017
    4 years
  • Mark McCants
    August 27, 2009
    12 years
Club Information
Welcome to Wenatchee Rotary!
Wenatchee

Service Above Self since 1921

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Pybus Market Events
3 N. Worthen Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801
United States of America
Meetings currently are ZOOM/Hybrid, with in-person gathering at Pybus Market Event Center. COVID rules apply. Some meetings are 100% ZOOM; check newsletter for actual (linked from main menu).
NEW MEMBER PROPOSALS
Recent proposals approved or being considered by the Board of Directors.
 
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Todd Fryhover (at Museum)
Aug 05, 2021
Washington State Apple Commission
Chris Offer
Aug 12, 2021
Rotary Peace Fellowship
Mike Kintner & Pete VanWell
Aug 19, 2021
Auction Committee and Recipients
Lisa Karstetter (at Pybus)
Aug 26, 2021
Microsoft
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TBA
Jul 29, 2021
Community Outreach Grant Recipient's
Julie McCoy (at Pybus)
Jul 22, 2021
Chelan Rotary---Glass Repurposing Project
Richard DeRock
Jul 15, 2021
District Governor's Visit
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Click here to see an extensive list of former and deceased members, updated September 3, 2017.
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