Issue No. 13 for September 25, 2018
Lake Views
Lake Chelan Rotary Club Newsletter
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Please enjoy, learn and be inspired by this week's Lake Views newsletter of Lake Chelan Rotary. We are proud of the community and international service we have provided since 1926 to the Lake Chelan region.
Our club meets every Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at Tsillan Cellars in Sorrento's Ristorante. Our satellite meeting is held at The Vogue, the Valley's Gathering Place, on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 a.m. Please join us at either of these meetings, and feel free to bring a guest interested in Rotary.
Upcoming Lunch Meeting Assignments
September 25:  
Greeter: Don Christenson
Assistant Cashier: Phil Moller

October 2:
Greeter: Steve Clark
Assistant Cashier: Skip Morehouse
Program for September 25, 2018
The Silver Lining After the Fire
Speaker: Brett La Mar
Program Sponsor: Don Lloyd
Our speaker this week will be Brett La Mar of Lake Chelan Building Supply. Come hear Brett talk about the history of Lake Chelan Building Supply and the story of recovery and rebuilding after the 2015 fires.   The business was started in 1979 by Brett's father, Edd La Mar, who is now retired. His mother Sharon also was an integral partner in the business. Brett is now the owner/manager.
Club Announcements
New member proposals:  Several potential new members have been approved by the Lake Chelan Rotary Board and Membership Committee and are eligible for induction at a meeting in the near future. If you have comments regarding any of these individuals, please contact President Ty Witt prior to September 25.

  • Rod Brooks, sponsored by Mary Pat Scofield, is a long time homeowner in Chelan who recently retired and now resides here full time. He has extensive executive marketing experience and has held leadership roles with DECA and the WSU Scholarship Foundation. He recently founded The Grandpa Project.
  • Lisa Wells, sponsored by Kelly Allen, recently moved to Chelan from California, with a background in health care as a registered nurse. 
  • Robert Browsey, sponsored by Karen Feek, is a retired hardware store owner with experience as a former volunteer fire fighter, small town mayor, city council member, and park Chair.
  • Barry DePaoli, sponsored by Jordana LaPorte, is currently the Chelan School District Superintendent, with interest in being the liaison between Rotary and the schools.
  • Cindy Buboltz, sponsored by Dan Hodge, is a former Rotarian and has experience as an executive in the telecommunications industry.

Watch for more details regarding a Fireside Chat to be held this fall for newer members to learn more about our club, connect with other recent members, and learn about projects or committees of interest. If you have questions or input please contact John Ausnes .

Also watch for details regarding a World's Greatest Meal to End Polio  dinner on October 24 - location to be announced soon. Want to learn more about how Rotary is working to end polio? Go to

Do you contribute to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International through automatic payment withdrawals? Please remember to notify Linda O'Brian at if you do to ensure that the additional $25 annual club contribution is made in your name. 
Community Service Team Calendar
Lake Chelan Rotary Club Community Service Chair Ty Witt has projects lined up through this fall. Specific project assignments, locations and times will be announced to the Community Service teams via email from the team captains. Projects are subject to change throughout the year. Plan to participate by marking your calendar for the specific Saturday corresponding with your assigned Community Service Team. Not sure if you are assigned to a team? Check the link on our website, and let Ty Witt or a Team Captain know!
The schedule throughout the year is as follows:

Team 1:  First Saturday of the month. 

Team 2:  Second Saturday of the month. 

Team 3: Third Saturday of the month - watch for details regarding a fence project at the Chelan Senior Center.

Team 4:  Fourth Saturday of the month. Watch for your September 29 assignment from your Team Captains.
CHS INTERACT 2018-2019

There is good news. Interact at Chelan High School is alive and well and has a new Student Advisor. His name in Adam Poush. Adam is pictured here with Sierra Rothlisberger, President of INTERACT for 2018-2019. Adam is a Rotary Youth Exchange Alumni. He sent 12 months living in the Philippines in 2000-2001 and is a great advocate for Youth Exchange, Rotary and Interact. The plan is for two members of INTERACT to be at a club meeting each week. Adam recently said “I never met a Rotarian I did not like”.
District 5060 Fall Assembly - Register Now
The District 5060 Fall Assembly is on October 27 and 28, 2018 and will be at Campbell's Resort. Complete details including the agenda are on the Distriict website at Fall Assembly Weekend .

Wondering if you should go? This event is for both club leaders and new Rotarians alike, and your partners are welcome at the Friday banquet and social.

Chelan Chase October 20, 2018
This year's Chelan Chase is on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The following day, the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic and Auction will be held at the Lake Chelan Golf Course. Mark your calendars to volunteer, run, or walk in these important community service events. Registration is open now! Go to  and follow our Facebook page at Chelan Chase Run.

The 2019 Chelan Chase is being organized this year by Lake Chelan Rotary Club, at the request of Soroptomist International of Chelan. The Soroptomists will still be involved - and the mission will remain the same.

If you would like to help with the event, can be a sponsor, or can donate an item for the Silent Auction, please contact Chairperson Kim Dunbar at
September 25 Program:  Brett La Mar, History Before/ After the Fires of 2015

October 2 Program:  Betsy Reed, Captain Joseph House Foundation

October 20: Chelan Chase

October 21:  Pink Ribbon Golf Classic and Auction, Chelan Golf Course

October 26-28:  District 5060 Assembly and Training Weekend, Campbell's Resort, Chelan

May 2-5, 2019:  District Conference, Kamloops, BC
Lake Chelan Rotary
Officers & Directors
Ty Witt
President-Elect :
Kelly Allen

Vice President :
Tom Tochterman

Treasurer :
Sandy Calicoat

Secretary :
Tiffany Gering

Past President :
Lester Cooper

Directors :
Kate Tomlinson
Kirk McGovern
Brian Patterson
Karen Pembroke
Sergeant at Arms
Mandi Dawson
Tricia McCullough

LC Rotary Fund Trustees
Terry Johnson
Karen Feek
Rick Nedrow tracks club member attendance. Check yours August 2018 Attendance If you chair an event, meeting or lead a community service project, please provide Rick with a list of attendees afterward. You can also report makeup meetings online at
Make Up Meeting Form  which can be found on the Lake Chelan Rotary website under Forms.

To read the last Board meeting minutes, see August 2018 Board Minutes
Make Up Meetings around the Area

Wenatchee Downtown @ Red Lion, Thursdays at Noon
Wenatchee North @ Town Toyota Center, Wednesdays at Noon
Wenatchee Sunrise @ Rivertop Café, Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel, 1st, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays at 7 am with Social on 2nd Tuesday of month
Cashmere @ Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Wednesdays at Noon
Leavenworth @ Kristall's, Fridays at 11:45 am
East Wenatchee @ Shari's Restaurant, Thursdays at 7 am
Lake Chelan @ Tsillan Cellars, Tuesdays at Noon
Quincy @ Quincy Senior Center, Thursdays at Noon
Okanogan-Omak @ Omak Elks Lodge, 110 Ash St in Omak, Thursdays at Noon
Grand Coulee Dam @ Siam Palace Restaurant, Wednesdays at Noon

You can use E-Club to make up your attendance at
Views of the Lake

This photo was taken from the Editor's yard on September 16. 

Photo submissions are welcomed. If you have an interesting photo of the lake or from around the community, please send it to or .
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If you have an item of interest to submit to the Lake Views, please submit it by Thursday morning for inclusion in the following Tuesday's issue. 

Newsletter Editor:  Karen Pembroke
Assistant Editor:    Karen Takagi