Issue No. 16 for October 16, 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
October 16:
Greeter: Andrea Clark
Assistant Cashier: Bob Myers

October 23:
Greeter: Lisa Wells
Assistant Cashier: Bob Brosey
Program for October 16, 2018
Wenatchee Wild
Speaker: Bliss Littler
Program Sponsor: Phil Moller
Our speaker this week will Bliss Littler, Head Coach/General Manager of the Wenatchee Wild. He is USA Hockey’s all time Tier 1 and Tier 2 winningest coach, with 788 regular season wins to date through the 2017-18 season. The last six of those years have been in the northwest with the Wenatchee Wild. Prior to arriving in Wenatchee, Bliss spent 11 years in the United States Hockey League as a Head Coach/General Manager with the Omaha Lancers, Tri City Storm, and the Topeka Scarecrows. Five times he served as a coach for USA Hockey in international competitions. He launched his coaching career by spending 7 years with the Billings Bulls of the AFHL and AWHL where he won five Borne Cups. He sported an overall record of 326-210-59 in the USHL, winning one Anderson Cup. In his career, he has coached over three hundred players that have moved on to play Division I hockey. He has also coached twenty five NHL draft picks including two first round picks. Come listen to Coach Littler talk about the Wenatchee program and their run in the play-offs last year.
Pingrey Park Cleanup Underway
On Saturday, October 6, Community Service Team 1 was joined by several other Rotarians and their spouses as fall cleanup of the Pingrey Park wall and surrounding landscape commenced. The crew made great progress with further work planned for the weekend of October 13. Watch for exciting changes next year to this gateway into Chelan as the planned mural project progresses. Thank you to Ty Witt, Lester Cooper, Concie Luna, Mary Pat Scofield, Ron Hart, Kirk and Mary McGovern, Karen and John Pembroke, Chris Millsap, and Don Christenson for your efforts last weekend.
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
Specific project assignments, locations and times will be announced to the Community Service teams via email from the team captains. 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.

Team 2/All Help Welcomed:    Planned project for October 13 is completion of fall cleanup at Pingrey Park.  Meet at 8:30 a.m. with gloves and bring weed trimmers if you have them.

This should complete the Community Service team projects for the 2018 calendar year.  Thanks to all who participated and made our community a better place this year.
District 5060 Fall Assembly - Register Now
The District 5060 Fall Assembly is coming up on October 27 and 28, 2018 at Campbell's Resort. Complete details including the agenda are on the District 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. Peter Erickson, District Foundation Chair, advises that rooms are at a premium and going fast. Attendance of club members involved in either District grants or Global grants is encouraged as there are two very informative sessions covering the application process and stewardship of foundation funds scheduled.

Friday October 26 at 3 PM the stewardship topic will be covered in the session “Grant review and the Club.”

Saturday October 27, there will be a presentation about District and Global grants at a break out session at 1:30 PM, repeated again at 2:30 PM.

This is a great opportunity for Rotary fellowship, sharing great projects in the district, good food and friendship. How could you not want to participate? Please register ASAP as registration will be stopped the week before the assembly.

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.   To participate in the Pink Ribbon Classic, please see details above.

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 before or on the day of the event, can be a sponsor, or can donate an item for the Silent Auction, please contact Chairperson Kim Dunbar at
October 16 Program:  Bliss Littler, Wenatchee Wild

October 20: Chelan Chase

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

October 23 Program:  Personalized Learning Through Innovative Education at Manson High School

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

October 30 Program:  Lake Chelan Schools Vocational Program

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 September 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 September 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 on Saturday, October 6 at Don Morse Park during the Mahogany and Merlot vintage boat show.

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