Issue No. 3 for July 16, 2019
Lake Views
Lake Chelan Rotary Club Newsletter
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July is Rotary's New Leadership 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 for lunch at 11:45 a.m. at Tsillan Cellars in Sorrento's Ristorante. Our  Satellite meeting is held at The Vogue on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 a.m.  Rotaract meets the  first and third Mondays of each month at 6 p.m. at Stormy Mountain Brewing in Chelan, and on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at MVP Vintners in Manson. Please join us at any of these meetings, and feel free to bring guests.
Upcoming Lunch Meeting Assignments
July 16, 2019:
Greeter: Barb Koenig
Assistant Cashier: Dave Weldy

July 23, 2019:
Greeter: Larry Bowers
Assistant Cashier: Steve Palmbush
Please try be at Sorrento's by 11:30 on your assigned meeting day. If you cannot be a Greeter or Assistant Cashier on your assigned date, please reach out to a fellow Rotarian to find your replacement.
Program for July 16, 2019
Lake Chelan Now
Speakers: Dennis and Loni Rahm
Program Host: Mary Pat Scofield
This week our program will feature Dennis and Loni Rahm, who will share with us the story of their creation of Lake Chelan Now and the process of growing a new business, working together with your spouse, and what they have planned as this 21st Century News venture continues to evolve!

Dennis and Loni both have extensive backgrounds in media, sports broadcasting, writing, marketing, and tourism. Locally, Dennis was the voice of Chelan High School sports for 15 years on KOZI. Loni served as the Executive Director of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce from 1993-2000, and then was the CEO of Bellingham-Whatcom County Tourism for almost 10 years. In 2018, they merged their collective skills and experience with the launch of Lake Chelan Now.

Both Dennis and Loni are past Presidents of the Lake Chelan Rotary Club. They have been married for 34 years and have 5 children.
Welcome New Member Mary Ann Warren
Membership Chair Paul Gunn officially inducts Mary Ann into the club.
Lester Cooper, Mary Ann's sponsor, presents her with a Rotary pin.
At the July 9 lunch meeting, Mary Ann Warren was inducted into Lake Chelan Rotary Club by Paul Gunn and her sponsor and long time friend, Lester Cooper. Mary Ann has been a member of the Rotary family for many years, not only as wife of past member and club President Tom Warren, but as a Paul Harris Fellow and former Rotarian. Mary Ann is deeply involved in community service and is currently President of Lake Chelan Community Hospital's Guild B. We are grateful to have her as a member and look forward to utilizing her experience and knowledge of the community.
July Social on the Lake - July 17
This month's Social is also an 80th birthday celebration for Don Lloyd! Don and Jane are hosting at their lake home at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. Don requests no gifts, but please bring food to share and a beverage of your choice. Parking is limited but available at head of the driveway and at the house for those concerned about walking down the steep drive. Carpools strongly encouraged. Kayaks will be available, there will be lots of water for swimming, beach towels for those who get wet, and dock space for boats. 

Join us for a fun evening on the lake!

For a link to a great map and directions go to Lloyd Lake Home Directions
Storybook Libraries Continues to Grow Through Donations
Gunnar Baker, son of Lake Chelan Rotarian Chris Baker, was a guest at the July 9 lunch meeting and brought along a number of books for donation to Storybook Libraries. His contributions were recognized by Lester Cooper, seen here with Gunnar. The books will be shipped to Kenya to be added to one of the three primary schools who are beneficiaries of this program.

To learn more about this project, go to
You can also help students in one of these primary schools by donating school supplies to go with the 27 Rotary backpacks donated by Lester Cooper. Bring pencils, pens, notebooks, etc. to an upcoming lunch meeting so that he can start preparing them for an upcoming trip to Kenya.
A Note from Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise
Fellow Rotarians,

I am writing you this message as a plea to help a member and his wife in our Family of Rotary. Those of you on social media may already know, but I felt it important to reach out to everyone.
Past District Governor and dear friend Bruce Falkins (Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise) and his wife Donna have been travelling the last several weeks across Canada and the USA. On Saturday July 6th, their trip of a lifetime came to an abrupt halt when the RV they were travelling in was hit from behind as they stood still in traffic in Denver, Colorado. The semi truck hit them from behind at full speed and both Bruce and Donna suffered injuries. They were transported to hospital where Bruce continues to recover, is in stable condition and is doing relatively well. Donna received much more serious injuries and is in intensive care. She has already undergone multiple surgeries and will have another on July 10th. Her injuries include those to both legs, spine, aorta, broken bones and internal injuries. 
Bruce and Donna's daughter has flown to Denver to be with her parents and help in any way that she can. Liz Anderson, a family friend and fellow Rotarian in Denver, is also at the hospital. She has set up a GoFundMe page to help the Falkins' as they continue their incredibly long road to recovery. 
When Bruce was District Governor in 2014/2015, his conference theme was "The Family of Rotary". Bruce and Donna need their Rotary Family now, more than ever. Please, as a friend and fellow Rotarian, I ask each of you to send happy thoughts, positive vibes, prayers from a higher power.....whatever you are most comfortable with.....please send those to Bruce and Donna. I am in contact with Liz who is updating me regularly, and Bruce texts me occasionally as well. I will update as best I can. 
A GoFundMe Page has been set up by Liz in Colorado; Please click here for the link.
The link is also available through the District Facebook page, the Rotary Club of Kelowna Facebook page, and several other clubs who have already shared it. You can also go to and search "Rotarians Bruce and Donna Falkins RV Crash".
Some of you have already expressed concern about donating to the page because of the exchange rate or the admin fee. For those of you who prefer, particularly on the Canadian side of our District, I have set up a gmail account where you can send email transfers directly to Bruce. As I receive the emails, they will be forwarded to Bruce and he will be able to deposit funds directly into his account. If you'd like to make a donation and help the Falkins' family in this fashion, please send email transfers to If you choose to make a donation through this Gmail address instead of the GoFundMe page, please make the password Rotary. That way it is easy for Bruce to receive.

If you have any concerns, or would like further information, please don't hesitate to contact me by cell or email. I will do my best to keep everyone informed as best I can. Please refrain from calling Bruce directly, or sending flowers to him. Please keep him and Donna and their family in your thoughts and prayers. Rotary can do wonderful things and we will be there for our friend.
Marjolein Lloyd
Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise
Club Strategic Planning Session Rescheduled for August 26
All club members are welcome to join a rescheduled Strategic Planning and Visioning session. We will work to develop a plan for the next several years while ensuring that our vision is in alignment with that of our District. 

Mark your calendars for Monday, August 26 at 3:30 p.m. The location is to be determined depending on number of attendees. Please RSVP to Kelly Allen to secure your place.
 d participation is very important to shape the future of our club - come and be part of the process!As
Club Announcements
Invoices for annual club dues were sent via email on June 19. Please watch your inbox and remit payment as soon as possible. Dues will remain $275 for the Rotary year, with an optional $75 Rotary Foundation contribution noted on the invoice. Remember that our club will contribute an additional $25 toward the Foundation if you make this donation!

Tom Tochterman is collecting prescription eyeglasses again to take on his next trip to Africa which will be distributed to those in need. Please bring any donations to a Rotary meeting in the next few weeks.

Rotary is saddened by the loss of PDG Richard "Dick" Harris (Wenatchee Rotary past President 1979-80, and past DG 1995-96). His memorial service will be held July 24, at First United Methodist Church, 941 Washington Street (at Miller St.), 2 PM in Wenatchee. To read his obituary, go to Wenatchee World .

Rotary's theme this year is "Rotary Connects the World" and President Kelly Allen is looking for nominations for someone in our club who best exemplifies this theme. The award will be announced at our August 27 lunch meeting when District Governor Peter Schultz will be our guest and presenter.

Rotaract Club is now in Chelan. If you are interested or know of a young adult who is, meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 6 p.m. at Stormy Mountain Brewing in Chelan, and on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at MVP Vintners in Manson. For more information and details on future meetings please contact Hailey Allen . Also, adult mentors to pair with a Rotaractor for 12 to 18 months are needed; if you can share your time and insights about Rotary with one of our new Rotaract members your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, July 13 is Community Service Team 2's day. If you can help, work starts at 8:00 at Pingrey Park on the mural wall to place leveling nuts and washers and fabricate, drill, and attach the stringers. We have 266 nuts and washers to place up on the wall with 33 boards and 133 holes to drill. Parking can be up top on 3rd street (steep walk down the hill) or on S. Lake St with a short walk along Woodin Ave to the work site. The trailer and materials will be on site. A pair of gloves is recommended and perhaps a socket set and wrenches will be helpful.

If you missed the July 2 lunch meeting where we saw new Rotary District 5060 Governor Peter Schultz deliver his "Governor's Message" via video, you can see it at

Cashier position available 8/1  – We are looking for a team of 4 individuals who are interested in taking over the Rotary lunch meeting cashier duties. Thank you to Karen Feek who is our first volunteer. These detail oriented individuals will all learn the cashier procedures and rotate turns doing the important task of collecting the correct amount of money for our lunches, raffle tickets, and happy bucks. This is a great opportunity to connect with members as the come to our meetings! If interested, please contact Terry Johnson at

Organization for the 2019 Chelan Chase on October 19 and the Pink Ribbon Classic Golf tournament the following day is under way. A Sponsorship and Auction leader and team members, a Registration Leader, and a Volunteer Coordinator are needed. Please email Committee Chair Kim Dunbar or call at 509-682-6133 if you can help.

12th Annual Chelan to Africa Benefit Concert and Auction
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

The 12th Annual Chelan to Africa Benefit Concert and Auction is Saturday, August 3rd at Benson Vineyards Estate Winery. Doors open at 5:30, and live music with the Kevin Jones Band begins at 7:00. Tickets are $35 and includes a light buffet dinner. Our silent auction will be experienced as a lovely, outdoor market that you don't want to miss! Tickets can be purchased locally at the Chelan Chamber of Commerce OR online at .

The concert proceeds will benefit 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, as well as Thrive Chelan Valley, a local non-profit advocating for and empowering the community to help youth reach their full potential. For more information go to
Chelan Valley Hope's 10th Annual Woodstock Anniversary Show
Chelan Valley Hope's 10th Annual Woodstock Anniversary Show is Saturday, August 17 at Watson's Alpenhorn Cafe. This will also be a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock held in New York. Be sure to purchase your Woodstock t-shirt prior to the event! Visit Chelan Valley Hope to get your collectible shirt on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00. Shirts are $25 each for youth and adult sizes. You can also purchase the Woodstock t-shirts at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. This is not only a fun night but also a great fundraiser for Chelan Valley Hope.
J uly 16 Program: Lake Chelan Now

July 17: Rotary Social at Don and Jane Lloyd's home

July 23 Program: RiverCom 911

July 24: Rotary Board meeting, 4:15 p.m., Chamber of Commerce

July 30 Program: Lake Chelan Community Hospital Commissioners Update

August 26: Strategic Planning meeting, 3:30 p.m., location TBD

Lake Chelan Rotary
Officers & Directors
Kelly Allen
President-Elect :
Tom Tochterman

Vice President :
Karen Pembroke

Treasurer :
Terry Johnson

Secretary :
Randi Burchett

Past President :
Ty Witt

Directors :
Kirk McGovern
Brian Patterson
Coron Polley
Mary Pat Scofield

Sergeant at Arms
Hailey Allen

LC Rotary Fund Trustees
Karen Feek
Lester Cooper
Check here for June 2019 Attendance . Members are now responsible for tracking attendance online. Watch for your weekly Wednesday email and let Brian Patterson know if you need assistance. Lunch, Satellite, online and committee meetings, community service work and other Rotary participation all counts!

To read the last Board meeting minutes, see May 2019 Board Fund Minutes and May 2019 Rotary Club Minutes

Happy Birthday to the following club members in July!

Jim Heg: July 5
Randy Brooks: July 6
Randi Burchett: July 24

And Happy Anniversary to Kirk and Mary McGovern on July 19!
This Year's Fundraisers and Community Service Events
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events and connect with the corresponding Chairperson to see how you can help! Each one of these events are important so that we can do what we do……to help our community!

Chelan Chase: October 19, 2019 (Kim Dunbar, Chair)

Rotary Radio: October 19, 2019 (Tom Tochterman, Chair)

Buzz on Biz: November 26, 2019

Winterfest Silent Auction: January 18, 2020 (Kelly Allen, Chair)
Golden Egg Hunt : April 2020, Date TBD (Tom Tochterman, Chair) 

Shine On Gala: May 2020, Date TBD (Carmela Riggio, Chair)

Century Challenge and Cycle de Vine: June 20, 2020 (Brent Morrison and Steve Clark, Chairs)
Views of the Lake
This photo of a boat headed down lake was taken on July 8 near Stehekin.

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