Volume LXXI(71) - # 41
April 14, 2022
April is Rotary's Maternal and Childcare Month
With Natalie Williams
Sponsored by Meliesa Tigard
ZOOM #99, Hybrid #48
Attend in-person at Pybus Market or ZOOM
   recurring ZOOM access -
   [Or dial 253-215-8782; enter meeting ID - 484-306-077#]
One of our newer members will tell us about herself, her career and family.   All new members are asked to make this presentation, and these are favorite programs for many members.  Natalie joined the club in October 2021, sponsored by Meliesa Tigard.   She was born in Fairbanks, Alaska.  She fell in love with science during junior high school and logged 34 years with Boeing Defense and Space.  Her partner is Van Brinkerhoff.
Also this week...
Throughout April, we will be hearing testimonies from recipients of our AUCTION proceeds, and how the funds will be used to change lives.  At the meeting, learn how the $128,000 will disbursed and why.
Last week we heard from Lisa Melvin, CASA.


The meeting was conducted at Pybus Market Events Center, and
was opened and led by club president Alice Meyer, 
who first led the club in our Pledge of Allegiance.
View ATTENDANCE HERE for this and recent meetings.  
See list of important dates below.
AUCTION FUNDS DISBURSEMENT   President Alice presented a check in the amount of $12,800 to Chelan-Douglas CASA from our "For the Kids" Auction and Wenatchee Rotary Foundation.
Accepting was Lisa Melvin, Executive Director.

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE (RYE)Our next outbound student was introduced.  She is Elani Scott of Cashmere. She will spend a school year in Rotary District 4921, Argentina, in the town of Sierras Bayas, in Buenas Aris Province. 
She attended with her dad, Daniel Scott, and was introduced by Andy Petro, our RYE coordinator.
April 23 - Service project at Rescue Mission; Contact Matthew Michelson
May 02, 21 - Service project opportunity at Pybus, Nick's Bricks (See below)
May 4 (Wednesday) - All-Service Club Luncheon (Steve Raible, speaker); no regular meeting
May 7 -  Grand Parade, Sunrise Rotary raffle "Road Apple Roulette"
May 12-15 - District Conference in Wenatchee
May 21 - Rotary Pig Roast at Rotary Park, 3 PM.  Contact Pete
June 10 - Rotary Party at Historic Wells House.  Contact Pete.
June 25 - Chelan Rotary Bike Rides
ROTARY GRANTS AVAILABLE.      Your Wenatchee Rotary Community Outreach committee is excited to announce that they will be accepting spring grant applications starting April 1.  The committee members, Susan Albert, Eric Nelson, Ray Dobbs and Joe St. Jean, are pleased to help our local community as we have in the past.  The ideal projects for your committee to consider are those that provide a needed service or those that support a worthy cause.  
The Community Outreach updated grant application can be found under “Grants” on the header section of Wenatchee Rotary’s website starting April 1.  This year’s deadline for application will be April 30 with awards announced before the end of May.
WORLD'S BEST 2022.   Click the poster for info, to nominate and vote.
Vote for us as best non-profit, and Rotary Park as Best Park.  Every day.
CHELAN BIKE RIDE EVENTS.  June 25.  Choose from 4 great rides.  Click the link to register or get info. 
RESCUE MISSION PROJECTMatthew Michelson is coordinating two service projects.  He repeated his announcement of a project to assist the Wenatchee Rescue Mission, and passed around a sign- up sheet, anyone can also email Matthew to be added to our group of volunteers.  On April 23rd at 8:00AM we will be gathering to help support the Mission. We will be outside completing two projects:

The second project is Nick's Bricks.  See below.


WRF SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS  The Wenatchee Rotary Foundation (WRF)  Board of Directors is seeking Rotary Club of Wenatchee members to serve on the Board of Directors, starting July 1, 2022. 
If interested. please e-mail or call Tom Ross (; (509) 630-5965) or Ken Robertson (; (804) 201-6839, by Friday, April 15, 2022.   [View WRF bylaws requirements ]
DISTRICT CONFERENCE.  May 13-15, Wenatchee Convention Center.  Everyone should attend at least a portion.  The options are
  • Full conference, including Friday "Home Hosting"
  • Thursday night Welcome Salmon Feed dinner
  • Saturday night banquet.
  • Various tours and activities (free)
PP Pete Van Well says, "Consider volunteering as a Home Host", where you will entertain a few Rotarians from other areas with Friday night dinner at your home or other venue (such as Country Club).  Our club is coordinating this activity for all local clubs.  Contact Pete .
BONUS PHF POINTS.  Certain club members (Paul Harris Fellows) are offering PHF points as incentives to attend upcoming district events.  The Paul Harris Fellowship award requires 1000 points, from donations or gifts from others.  Each PHF point is earned by donating $1.00 to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).   These points can be given to others (their only purpose).  Here is how you can earn points toward your next PHF award. 
District event
Bonus PHF points
Attend the District Conference 5/12-15 (Wenatchee)
Serve on a District committee 200
Attend RI Convention, Houston, 6/4-8
Notify the club secretary if you have accomplished any of the above.

NICK'S BRICKS.  Another proposed service project by Matthew Michelson:  We are looking for volunteers to help with assembling the kits Monday, May 2nd from 3PM-6PM. Here are some of the details. Any interested folks can email me, we just need their name, email address and cell phone number.  SEE COMPLETE DETAILS.  

Saturday, May 21, 2022, will be the 4th year of this event in Wenatchee, Washington. Nick’s Bricks is an inclusive large event where children young and old gather to play and have fun with Lego “bricks”. It has become a Premier event at the Pybus Public Market.

Monday, May 2nd 3-6pm Lego Kit Making Pybus Public Market – Local Tel Events Center · Volunteers needed for an assembly line type packaging of the sealed Lego bags to give away at Nick’s Bricks. Need approximately 40 volunteers. We will be packaging 800 kits for give away. No experience needed! Training will be on the job! · We will need about 4 people with trucks, to transport the boxed loose Lego’s to the event center that day, from about noon-2pm. They are stored in a nearby mini-storage facility.


With Rachel Todd, Executive Director
& Dusti Mahoney,  Program Manager
  • available for a short time
  • includes some important announcements

The speakers were introduced by Ken Robertson.  Executive Director and Rotarian Rachel Todd (pictured on right) thanked Rotarians who have helped the local YWCA in many ways, especially Sean Cooper and his wife who helped with a recent demolition project, and also expressed a need for more volunteers.  She then gave the mic to Dusti to explain what the YWCA is doing about homelessness in Wenatchee.  Dusti presented and expanded on some surprising statistics on the topic.

Primary causes:  Housing prices, cost of living (inflation), health crisis, domestic violence, racism

She explained the PIT (Point in Time) Count which identifies and quantifies the various situations homeless people are experiencing.  The most recent survey found 123 unsheltered, 275 in emergency/transitional shelter, 121 chronically homeless.  Surprisingly, more than 85% are caucasian.  She finished by advising what we can do, and seeking volunteers.  Watch the video for more.


YWCA North Central Washington is a local association to a national network of local service providers and advocates for change, working every day to eliminate racism and empower women. We have been at the forefront of the most critical social movements – from voting rights and civil rights, to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention and health care reform.

To advance our mission, YWCA North Central Washington programs include outreach, the YWCA Thrift Store, Emogene’s Emergency Shelter, New Bridges Transitional, and Bridges Permanent Supportive Housing.

YWCA North Central Washington is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our local vision is to empower women, men, and children to break the cycle of economic insecurity and homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency through assistance, support and education.

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                                      -- Minute Maid
Dear MM,  Dear Applesauce didn’t realize they were in a race (smirk)!
Dear Applesauce,  Have you ever tried eating a piece of paper?
                                   -- Kimberly & Clark
Dear KC, Are you telling Dear Applesauce to “eat sheet”?   Yours Truly has been told something very similar on many occasions.
Have a question?   Click HERE .  Watch for your answer in a future Appleseed. 
Feel free to also comment on recent Q&A.  wink
Board meetings 2nd Thursday
  4:30 PM, ZOOM, with exceptions
   Meeting ID:92794079436
April 23 - Service project at Rescue Mission; Contact Matthew Michelson
May 02, 21 - Service project opportunity at Pybus, Nick's Bricks (See below)
May 4 (Wednesday) - All-Service Club Luncheon (Steve Raible, speaker); no regular meeting
May 12-15 - District Conference in Wenatchee
May 21 - Rotary Pig Roast at Rotary Park, 3 PM.  Contact Pete
June 10 - Rotary Party at Historic Wells House.  Contact Pete.
Listing of officers and directors may be viewed on website home page.
Wish to propose a new member?  Download the form HERE.
Apr 14, 2022
Classification Talk
Apr 21, 2022
Apple Blossom 2022
Apr 28, 2022
North Central Education Service District
May 05, 2022
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