Issue No. 14 for October 2, 2018
Lake Views
Lake Chelan Rotary Club Newsletter
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October is Economic and Community Development Month

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
October 2:
Greeter: Steve Clark
Assistant Cashier: Skip Morehouse

October 9:
Greeter: Lew Clark
Assistant Cashier: Brent Morrison
Program for October 2, 2018
The Captain Joseph House Foundation
Speaker: Betsy Reed Schultz
Program Sponsors: Diane Leigh and Mary Pat Scofield
Our speaker this week will be Betsy Reed Schultz. Her son, Captain Joseph William Schultz, a decorated Army special ops detachment commander, was mortally wounded leading his troops when struck down by an IED on May 29, 2011. While confronting her own grief, mourning her loss and spending time with the families of her son's team, Betsy decided to put her career in education and social services, along with a decade in the hospitality industry, to work and she founded the Captain Joseph House Foundation. She has devoted her time and energy to forge new horizons in extended care for the Gold Star veteran families.

The Captain Joseph House Foundation is the first of its kind respite house in the nation. This non-profit corporation was created to lend support to Gold Star veteran families of our military's fallen heroes. The mission is simple, yet meets a deeply needed level of compassion that has been missing for many of these families who are so impacted by their loss. The foundation will ensure a place of respite and gathering for the families of our fallen from all branches of the military. The first of 5 planned houses is the Captain Joseph House, located in Port Angeles, WA. The house will be open 11 months of the year with up to 3 families visiting at the same time in a tranquil and peaceful environment where new friendships can begin and strength drawn from a common experience.
Welcome to our New Members
Lake Chelan Rotary Club welcomed three new members at the September 25 lunch meeting. At left/top, Membership Chair Paul Gunn presents the induction speech to the new members and their sponsors, and at right/below, the sponsors present the Rotary pins.

From left is Kelly Allen who sponsored Lisa Wells , Ty Witt presented Barry DePaoli (who was sponsored by Jordana LaPorte, not shown), and Karen Feek who sponsored Bob Brosey .

Lisa Wells recently moved to Chelan from California and has a background in health care as a registered nurse. Barry DePaoli is the current Chelan School District Superintendent, with interest in being the liaison between Rotary and the schools. Bob Brosey is a retired hardware store owner with experience as a former volunteer fire fighter, small town mayor, city council member, and park Chair. 
Rotarians of the Month Recognized
At the September 25 lunch meeting, Kim Dunbar was recognized as our club's Rotarian of the Month for August. Kim is a recent new member and is Co-Chair of the Buzz on Biz program for Manson High School sophomores, as well as the Chair of the Chelan Chase to be held on October 20. Seen left/top is Don Christenson, July's Rotarian of the Month, handing the honorary pin over to Kim. At right/bottom is Don "Bulldog" Christenson receiving the commemorative plaque for his July award from President Ty Witt. Congratulations and thank you to Kim and Don for their hard work and contributions.
Just Another Day's Work
What do Rotarians do when they are working? Lake Chelan Rotary member Hillary Kosen, of Kosen Safaris, is seen here on a recent gorilla trek in Rwanda.
Club Announcements
Are you a newer member of Lake Chelan Rotary? Watch for an invitation to a Fireside Chat.  The first will be held on October 23 at the Lake Chelan Chamber from 5 to 7 p.m. to learn more about our club, connect with other recent members, and learn about projects or committees of interest. Subsequent sessions will be held to accommodate all. If you have questions please contact John Ausnes .

Our October club social will be on October 24 at the Lake Chelan Chamber where we will hold a  World's Greatest Meal to End Polio . Watch for details, but plan to be part of this awareness campaign which will occur at Rotary clubs around the world to highlight Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio.  We will have opportunity to watch a live streaming presentation from Barry Rassin, Rotary International President. Want to learn more about how Rotary is working to do this? 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!  if you want to join a team.
The schedule throughout the year is as follows:

Team 1:  First Saturday of the month.  Planned project for October 6 is fall cleanup at Pingrey Park.

Team 2:  Second Saturday of the month.  Planned project for October 13 is fall cleanup at Pingrey Park.

Team 3:  Third Saturday of the month.  Planned project for October 20 is fall cleanup at Pingrey Park.

Team 4:  Fourth Saturday of the month. Team 4, you have opportunity this 5th Saturday of the month on September 29 starting at 8:00 a.m at the Chelan Senior Center to build a fence. Watch for an email from your team captain or contact Phil Moller for details.
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
October 2 Program:  Betsy Reed Schultz, Captain Joseph House Foundation

October 9 Program:  Rod Brooks, The Grandpa Project

October 16 Program:  Bliss Littler, Wenatchee Wild

October 20: Chelan Chase

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

October 24:  World;s Greatest Meal to End Polio, Lake Chelan Chamber

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 Manson Bay at the Manson Hydrofest on September 23.

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