Issue No. 18 for October 30, 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.


These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.

Upcoming Lunch Meeting Assignments
October 30:
Greeter: Mandi Dawson
Assistant Cashier: Steve Palmbush

November 6:
Greeter: Rod Brooks
Assistant Cashier: Ray Dobbs
Program for October 30, 2018
Preparing Students for the 21st Century: Career and Technology Education
Speaker: Barry DePaoli, Superintendent Lake Chelan School District
Program Sponsor: Diane Leigh
Our speakers this week will be Barry DePaoli, Superintendent Lake Chelan School District and Crosby Carpenter, Associate Principal/Director of Career and Technology Education (C.T.E.) T he goal of the presentation will be to provide a foundational understanding of Career & Technology Education and share 21 st  Century Pathways offered at Chelan High School. Today’s students are entering a highly competitive workforce. To be career and college ready, students need to integrate and apply 21 st  Century skills, technical and knowledge skills, and core academic knowledge. The presentation will provide insights into how Chelan High School is taking on this challenge and equipping students with the necessary skills to be college and career ready, and be prepared for work and life in the 21 st  Century.
Chelan Chase Memories

First and foremost, the weather was beautiful for the Chase! Everyone had visions of rain, but Mother Nature scored a sunny and crisp Fall day. 178 participants came out to take part in this event. (And approximately 56 participants for the Pink Ribbon Classic Golf Scramble the following day). Thank you to all the Rotarians (and high school students) that volunteered to help make this a successful event. We had many participants thank us for making this event happen.

[Note photo of Mary Pat and Rick: They weren't quite sure if they were coming or going, but being the clever Rotarians they are, they eventually figured it out!!]

And, a big thanks to our friends at Wal-Mart also, who volunteered time and a donation.


Photos from the social and polio awareness gathering. It was a good turnout of Rotarians (and even some Interact students) enjoying good food, beverages and friends...prior to the World Polio Day video presentation.

Club Announcements

Ron Hart was chosen by President Ty Witt as the Rotarian of the Month. Ron can be counted on to show up at about any and all Rotary projects and events. Thank you Ron, for your time and dedication! You are truly An Inspiration!

 New member proposal: A potential new member has been approved by the Lake Chelan Rotary Board and Membership Committee, and his induction into Rotary is planned at the October 30 meeting. If you have comments regarding this individual, please contact President Ty Witt.

  • Barry Leahy, sponsored by Mary Pat Scofield, is a past Rotarian and Kiwanis. He was a Professor in Graduate School at UW for 11 years, and has acted as an Owners Representative for corporations and families, guiding major construction projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Barry's next project will be the construction of the Lake Chelan Community Hospital and Clinics. He and his wife (Shannon) relocated from Bellevue to their home up Antoine Creek, and strongly believe in the concept of service and participation in their community.

Festival of Trees: Our Rotary Club will be participating in the Festival of Trees event (see further information below). In fact, we already have a tree ready to decorate! However, we will be needing somebody(s) to help champion this endeavor. (There is a rumor that a couple of Board members are willing to head this up). And, they will be needing a few good volunteers to help out. Further details to come.

Prescription Glasses Donation: Don't toss out those old prescription glasses (or sunglasses). Tom Tochterman will be collecting them for donation next time he heads over to his "home away from home" in Kenya.
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. 

The Historic Downtown Chelan Association and the  Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce  present the 2018 Lake Chelan Festival of Trees. Funds raised from the Holiday Gala and Auction Fundraiser will go to benefit  Thrive Chelan Valley. Individuals, businesses, schools, churches, and organizations are all encouraged to join in this fun event by  donating an artificial decorated tree or wreath.

The beautifully decorated trees and wreaths will be on display at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce from November 23 rd  through December 1 st . The Chamber will host a preview open house on November 23 rd  from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm with coffee, cider and cookies.

New for 2018 will be the Holiday Gala and Auction the evening of December 1 st  at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Bidding will take place as guests enjoy an array of heavy appetizers, holiday sweets, champagne, local wines and beer. The evening also features live music, a Raise the Paddle opportunity to benefit the  Thrive Teen Center , and just possibly a surprise appearance by a very special guest!
October 30 Program:  Lake Chelan School Career and Technology Education

November 6 Program: Classification Talks

November 8:  Board Meeting, 3 p.m., Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

November 13 Program:  Mike Steele, Representing the 12th District

November 14:  Rotary Social, Layla's, 5:30 p.m.

November 20 Program:  Buzz on Biz Presentations

December 18: Rotary Holiday Social at Sorrento's

January 12, 2019: Rotary Radio Day

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 by Mary Pat Schofield. It is a reminder of the gorgeous Fall colors we get to enjoy around Lake Chelan.

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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Are you interested in joining Lake Chelan Rotary? Please contact Membership Chair Paul Gunn at

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