Issue No. 2 for July 10, 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
July 10 :  
No lunch meeting

July 17 :
Greeter: Hailey Allen
Assistant Cashier: Tim Lemon
Our Next Program - July 17, 2018
Our speaker at the July 17 meeting will be Dr. Amy Ellingson, who practices Family Medicine with Lake Chelan Community Hospital. Dr. Ellingson joined the Lake Chelan Clinic in 2002, coming from Family Medical Residency in Billings, MT. After graduating from Notre Dame and the Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she has taken additional education in high-risk OB, outpatient surgical procedures and trauma care. She serves as the Medical Director for Touching Tiny Lives Foundation in Lesotho, Africa. For more information about this organization go to
Lake Chelan Rotary Officer Installation Dinner
Monday, July 9, 2018
Sorrento's Ristorante at Tsillan Cellars

Have you RSVP'd yet? Join us for a special evening at Tsillan Cellars on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. for the installation of Lake Chelan Rotary's 2018-2019 officers. Tickets are $55 per person which includes a buffet dinner, a glass of wine or beer, tax and gratuity. A no-host bar will also be offered. Please RSVP with number of guests to Karen Takagi at and please also copy Karen Pembroke at If you have already RSVP'd, but not yet paid, cash or check can be paid at the door, with checks made out to Lake Chelan Rotary Club.

Please note that this dinner will replace the following day's Tuesday lunch meeting. There will be no lunch meeting on July 10, 2018.
Club Announcements
New Project Funds: 2018-2019 District 5060 Governor Sherry Chamberlain has announced that $500 is available to all clubs in our District to help initiate projects in our immediate communities. We must match this with our own $500 contribution. Do you have an idea for a new project? Submit a short request with a description and a photo to Ty Witt for consideration.

Rotary Leadership Institute: Are you interested in attending Leadership training in Vernon, BC? There is opportunity for 4 or 5 club members. For more information about the September session and registration go to Rotary Leadership Institute.

"Every Rotarian Every Year": Don Lloyd, our Club's Rotary Foundation Chair, has the current annual report of Paul Harris Fellow contributions available. To check your status, please contact Don at

Mary Pat Scofield has volunteered to manage our Luncheon Speakers Committee for the upcoming year. Many thanks to Concie Luna for her good work in this role over the past few years and all the volunteers who have organized speakers for their assigned months.

Brian Patterson will manage the Audio / Visual equipment and set up for our programs throughout the year, working with our club officers and speakers to ensure needs are met. 

Dan Hodge, Buzz on Biz Chairperson, is looking for a Co-Chair to help run this important program, which includes working with local entrepreneurs and helping teach the course. Buzz on Biz is a 10-week session for Manson High School sophomores who learn to put together a business plan and present their ideas to Rotary each fall. Please contact Dan at or 509-860-9451 if you are interested in this opportunity.
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. However, you can plan to participate by marking your calendar for the specific Saturday corresponding with your assigned Community Service Team. The schedule throughout the year is as follows:

Team 1: First Saturday of the month. Manson home renovation.
Team 2: Second Saturday of the month. Your next day is July 14 doing Manson home renovation.
Team 3: Third Saturday of the month. Manson home renovation.
Team 4: Fourth Saturday of the month. July 28 assignment is the Planet Walk.
Weekly: A community member needs assistance with lawn mowing once a week this summer. Based on your team's assigned week, if you can help, please contact Don Webb at 509-670-7099 for details.

Shine On Scholarship Benefits University of Arizona Graduate Program's Sudan Archeological Dig
Pearce Paul Creasman is associate professor of dendrochronology and Egyptian archaeology, curator of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, and director of the Egyptian Expedition at the University of Arizona. He received a MA and PhD from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University. Professor Creasman is currently involved applying scientific methods to long-standing problems in Egyptology, such as ancient climate change and chronology. He leads active fieldwork in Egypt in Sudan. Professor Creasman provided some photos of the work by the University of Michigan team in Sudan, who were supported by the fellowship. The dig includes a new stairwell heading down to a major temple, and superstructure being built around the site to protect it. He reports, "The work would not have been possible otherwise. They relay their gratitude."
Professor Pearce Paul Creasman
2018-2019 Rotary Club Dues
Invoices for Rotary club dues were recently sent via email. There are changes for the 2018-2019 Rotary year which are reflected your invoice. Dues will now be $275 + a Rotary Foundation contribution of $75 (which is optional) for a total of $350. The previous year, dues were $225 + an optional Rotary Foundation contribution of $75, for a total of $300. Going forward, the increased dues are in lieu of the "mandatory" $2 collection each week at lunch meetings during Happy Bucks time. If members wish to speak at a meeting they will be asked to make a contribution.  If you haven't received your invoice, please notify Linda O'Brien at LaPorte Financial as soon as possible. She can be reached at 509-682-2521 or
We invite you to our fun-filled 10th Annual Chelan to Africa Benefit Concert and Auction on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at Benson Vineyards Estate Winery. Doors open at 5:30, and live music with the Kevin Jones Band begins at 7:00. Tickets are $30 and include small plates. The global recipient is the Touching Tiny Lives Foundation, a non-profit organization in Lesotho, which operates a safe house for children affected by HIV in a country where 30% of the population is HIV positive.  The local recipient is Thrive Chelan Valley, a local non-profit advocating for and empowering the community to help youth reach their full potential. Please help give kids a chance through your generosity.
Tickets are available at the Chelan Chamber of Commerce.  For more information about the organization and event, go to
July 9:  Officer Installation Ceremony/Dinner, Sorrento's Ristorante at Tsillan Cellars, 5:30 p.m.
July 10:  No Lunch Meeting
July 12:  Rotary Board Meeting, Lake Chelan Chamber, 3 p.m. 2018-2019 Budget will be discussed; all Committee Chairs encouraged to attend

August 7:   District Governor Sherry Chamberlain club visit

October 26-28:  District 5060 Assembly and Training Weekend, Campbell's Resort, Chelan
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 at  May 2018 Attendance . If you chair an event, meeting or lead a community service project, please provide Rick with a list of attendees afterward.

To read the last Board meeting minutes, see June 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 week's View is of the Chelan River, taken by Mary Ann Warren on July 1. If you would like to submit a photo for publication please send it to Lake View Editor Karen Pembroke or Assistant Editor Karen Takagi.
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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