Issue No. 19 for November 6, 2018
Lake Views
Lake Chelan Rotary Club Newsletter
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November is Rotary Foundation 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
November 6:
Greeter: Rod Brooks
Assistant Cashier: Ray Dobbs

November 13:
Greeter: Guy Evans
Assistant Cashier: Brian Patterson

On behalf of our Rotary Club family, we send warm and caring thoughts to Dick/Peach Simonds, Connie/Mark Lorenz, and Lee/Linda Parker.
Program for November 6, 2018
Classification Talks
Speakers: Tom Tochterman, Brian Patterson, and Don Christenson
Program Sponsor:  Phil Mohler
Tom Tochterman
Ecological Services
Brian Patterson
Environmental Scientist
Don Christenson
Rotary Community Services Extraordinaire
Hear background stories from Tom Tochterman, Brian Patterson and Don Christenson; and find out why they wanted to get involved with Rotary.
NOVEMBER 14, 2018
Our next Rotary Social will be at Layla's in Chelan. Come join up with friends for a fun and "just want to hang out" sort of evening on Wednesday, November 14, 5:30PM. Small plates and drinks (full bar) are available for purchase. Layla's is located at 142-B East Woodin Avenue. Look forward to seeing you there!
Honorary Member
Even though John Anderson "retired" from Lake Chelan Rotary, he comes to visit as often as he can, noting that our Club is the finest Rotary Club he has been a member of. Tye Witt presented him with an Honary Membership at the October 30 meeting. John will return to Chelan someday...when the timing is right for his family.
New Member
Barry Leahy was inducted into the Lake Chelan Rotary Club on Tuesday, October 30. Paul Gunn and Randi Burchett presented him with his Rotary pin.
 Welcome Barry!
Club Announcements

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!
Rotary Food Bank Drive
It's time for the Rotary Food Drive in support of our local community food bank. As he's done for about 12 years, Kim Skaar will be heading up this effort. Thanks Kim! Kim needs about 8 Rotarians to help on Saturday, November 17. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, please contact Kim directly at , 509-670-2223 , or Kim will be at next Tuesday's meeting (November 6) with a sign-up sheet. He'll be able to provide further details at that time.
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 17 : Rotary Food Bank Drive

November 20 Program:  Buzz on Biz Presentations

December 18 : Rotary Holiday Social at Sorrento's

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 Karen Takagi from the back deck of their home. Sometimes a dog just likes to sit in the Autumn sun and ponder life. Or for a yellow lab...ponder ducks.

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