Issue No. 20 for November 13, 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
November 13:
Greeter: Guy Evans
Assistant Cashier: Brian Patterson

November 20:
Greeter: Aaron Evans
Assistant Cashier: Morgan Picton
Program for November 13, 2018
Speaker: Mike Steele
12th District Legislative Update
Program Sponsor:  Phil Moller
 Sworn into office in 2017, Mike Steele represents the 12 th Legislative District. His passion for economic vitality, sustainable job growth and career and technical education are the foundations of his legislative work.

Mike is a lifelong resident of the Lake Chelan Valley. He graduated from Manson High School and received degrees in Business Administration and Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University. He has long been devoted to public service. Upon graduation from college, Mike served the people of the Pacific Northwest in the White House Office of Political Affairs representing the Northwest Region under President George W. Bush.

After returning to his home state to work in the Republican House Caucus for Leadership during the 2006 legislative session and interim, Mike was hired as the Executive Director of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. He has led the business community of the Lake Chelan Valley as the Executive Director for the past ten years working to grow the economy and create job opportunities.

In addition to his work as the Executive Director for the Chamber, Mike is deeply committed to his community and Washington State. He first held elected office as a member of the Chelan City Council. He was the youngest President ever elected to the Lake Chelan Rotary Club. He is a trustee for the Association of Washington Business, a trustee for the North Central Washington Community Foundation and past chair of the Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives. He is also an active member of the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation.

Join us for an update from Mike on what is happening now in our 12th Legislative District.
Rotary Social November 14
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, at 5:30 p.m. Small plates and drinks including a full bar will be available for purchase. Layla's is located at 142-B East Woodin Avenue. Look forward to seeing you there!
Club Announcements

Buzz on Biz Presentations November 20:  Plan to participate in evaluation of Manson High School student business plan presentations at 10:30 a.m. at Tsillan Cellars . Dan Hodge and Kim Dunbar are leading the Buzz on Biz program this year and all Rotarians are encouraged to attend the "Shark Tank" style format to provide feedback to the student teams.  Students will attend our club lunch meeting which follows at the regular time. 

Interested in being a Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringer?  All donations collected will go to Chelan Valley Hope.  Ron Hart needs 5 additional volunteers to work a 1-1/2 hour shift on December 1. There will be a total of 10 Rotarians working at the Red Apple in Manson and the Safeway in Chelan. Please contact him at  if you can help.  A sign up sheet will also be circulated at Tuesday's lunch meeting. 
Lake Chelan Festival of Trees: Our Rotary Club will be participating in the Festival of Trees event in November and December. We already have a tree ready to decorate. However, a couple of volunteers are needed to help champion this endeavor, as well as others to help out at the event. Further details will follow.

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 Africa.

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. 
Remembrance Day and Veteran's Day Reflections
On November 7th, 1920, in strictest secrecy, four unidentified British bodies were exhumed from temporary battlefield cemeteries at Ypres, Arras, the Aisne and the Somme. 

None of the soldiers who did the digging were told why. 

The bodies were taken by field ambulance to GHQ at St-Pol-Sur-Ter Noise. Once there, the bodies were draped with the union flag. Sentries were posted and Brigadier-General Wyatt and a Colonel Gell selected one body at random. The other three were reburied.
A French Honour Guard was selected and stood by the coffin of the chosen soldier overnight.

On the morning of November 8, a specially designed coffin made of oak from the grounds of Hampton Court arrived and the Unknown Warrior was placed inside. On top was placed a crusaders sword and a shield on which was inscribed: "A British Warrior who fell in the GREAT WAR 1914-1918 for King and Country."

On November 9, the Unknown Warrior was taken by horse-drawn carriage through Guards of Honour and the sound of tolling bells and bugle calls to the quayside. 
There, he was saluted by Marechal Foche and loaded onto HMS Vernon bound for Dover. The coffin stood on the deck covered in wreaths, surrounded by the French Honour Guard.

Upon arrival at Dover, the Unknown Warrior was met with a nineteen gun salute - something that was normally only reserved for Field Marshals. A special train had been arranged and he was then conveyed to Victoria Station, London. He remained there overnight, and, on the morning of November 11, he was finally taken to Westminster Abbey. 

The idea of the unknown warrior was thought of by a Padre called David Railton who had served on the front line during the Great War. The union flag he had used as an altar cloth while at the front was the one that had been draped over the coffin. It was his intention that all of the relatives of the 517,773 combatants whose bodies had not been identified could believe that the Unknown Warrior could very well be their lost husband, father, brother or son.

THIS is the reason we wear poppies.

We do not glorify war.

We remember - with humility - the great and the ultimate sacrifices that were made, not just in this war, but in every war and conflict where our service personnel have fought - to ensure the liberty and freedoms that we now take for granted.

Every year, on the 11th of November, we remember the Unknown Warrior.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.
November is Rotary Foundation Month

THE ANNUAL FUND  is the primary source of funding for a broad range of local and international Rotary Foundation activities. Every Rotarian, Every Year is the fundraising initiative to encourage support of the Foundation’s Annual Fund. It encourages every Rotarian to contribute to the Annual Fund every year. It encourages every Rotarian to participate in a Foundation grant or program every year.

At the end of each Rotary year contributions are distributed to two funds:
  • 50% to the World Fund. Funds are used to pay for worldwide grant and program opportunities and are available to all Rotary Districts.
  • 50% to the District Designated Fund. Our Rotary District 5060 decides how to use these funds.

THE ENDOWMENT FUND ensures the long-term viability of the Foundation’s grants and programs. Spendable earnings from the fund also enable the Foundation to expand existing activities, etc. Contributions are invested in perpetuity. A percentage of the total value of the fund is directed annually to Foundation grants and programs. Donations to the Endowment Fund are typically made thru Estate Planning. 
THE MISSION of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. 
Interact Book Drive Underway
What does Interact do?

The Chelan High School Interact Club consists of 35 students that are "People of Action." After hearing about the projects that Lake Chelan Rotary is involved with in Kenya and the need that the Kisiriri Primary School students have for story books, they decided to take action. A Book Drive is now underway at CHS. Together with others they have embarked on a project to collect 5,000 books for children age 6 to 14. The objective is to provision libraries at three primary schools in Kenya. If you have books that are no longer needed and are in good condition, please consider donating them to the Interact Book Drive. Books can be brought to a Rotary Meeting or dropped off at Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce.
Rotary Night Out With the Wenatchee Wild December 7
Join fellow Rotarians on Friday, December 7th as the Wenatchee Wild battle the rival Pentiction V’s. Chelan Fresh and Wilbur Ellis have donated their luxury suites to our Rotary club for this game. There are plenty of tickets still available. Email Phil Moller at  and let him know if you have questions or are interested in joining. The Wenatchee Wild team bus will be available for transportation to and from the game and will be at the Chamber at 5:30 p.m. to pick up attendees, with a limit of 35 riders.  Cost will be minimal and based on the number of tickets requested. The deadline to sign up is November 30th but tickets will be on a first come first served basis. 
Lake Chelan Festival of Trees
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! For more information and to buy tickets, go to Festival of Trees.
Rotary Food Bank Drive is Saturday, November 17
It's time for the Rotary Food Drive in support of our local community food bank. Lake Chelan Rotary Club volunteers will be at the Chelan Safeway on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Rotarians will be staffed at both entry doors in two hour shifts to help drive the food bank promotion. Safeway will have sample bags of food that will be on display and can be purchased for $10.00 at the register, or individual shoppers can donate cash or checks directly to the Rotarian staffed at the door. 100% of the money received from the shopping bag promotion and the cash received will go towards a credit to the local Lake Chelan Food Bank. 

Kim Skaar is leading this effort, and he still needs 2 more Rotarians for the 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. shift on Saturday, November 17. If you can help at that time, please contact Kim directly at  or 509-670-2223.

If you are not volunteering for this event, please consider stopping by Safeway that day to make a donation.
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, Chelan Safeway

November 20 Program:  Buzz on Biz - 10:30 a.m. student presentations in advance of lunch program

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 October 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 October 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 at Riverwalk Park the afternoon of November 7.

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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Newsletter Editor:  Karen Pembroke
Assistant Editor:    Karen Takagi