Issue No. 3 for July 17, 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 17 :  
Greeter: Hailey Allen
Assistant Cashier: Tim Lemon

July 24 :
Greeter: Kelly Allen
Assistant Cashier: Scott McKellar
Program for July 17, 2018
Speaker - Dr. Amy Ellingson
"Touching Tiny Lives"
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 Installation Dinner Held on July 9
2018-2019 Club Officers and Directors were welcomed to the new Rotary year at the Installation Dinner on July 9, which was held on the beautiful upper terrace at Tsillan Cellars, with approximately 55 members in attendance. A grand entrance was planned by incoming President Ty Witt, whose attempt to paraglide to the field next to the event site was thwarted by windy conditions on the Butte. Here he is shown preparing for flight.

Paragliders from around the world were in Chelan this week for the 2018 U.S. Open and Canadian Nationals of Paragliding. Chelan is a potential contender for the Paragliding World Cup next year. As a guest speaker, we were joined by Lindsay Matush, second ranked female paraglider pilot in the world and founder of Vario Philanthropy, who is competing in the event. The name Vario comes from an instrument used in flight – a variometer – which provides critical information to tell an aircraft how quickly it’s going up or down. Lindsay had flown from the Chelan Butte to Oroville for the day's competition.(Editor's note: While additional photos from the event were captured, they were inadvertently erased - if any members in attendance have pictures to share, please forward them for future publication.
Rotarians at Work
In the past week, Lake Chelan Rotary Club members went to work building a sidewalk around the Chelan Senior Center and assisting a homeowner in Manson.  Once word was out that the cement could be delivered on July 10, President Ty Witt assembled a team at the Senior Center which included Lester Cooper, Ron Hart, Concie Luna, Karen Feek, John Ausnes, and Brian Patterson (as well as Rotarian spouses Robert Takagi and John Pembroke). When that job was finished, Brian, John Ausnes, Lester, Ron, Concie and Karen then joined Lee Parker and Mary Pat Scofield for the second job. In all, 4.2 cubic yards of concrete went into making 50 feet of sidewalk at the Senior Center and a 12x10 ft pad at the Manson home. Thanks to all who made this happen on a very warm summer day.
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

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. 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.
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
A Message from 2018-2019 District Governor Sherry Chamberlain
Our new District Governor, Sherry Chamberlain, lives in Kamloops, BC with her husband Jim. They plan to visit every Rotary club in the District this year and will be at our August 7 lunch meeting in Chelan. Her priorities for the District are to grow membership, support and promote the Rotary Foundation, build Rotary's public image, and enhance administrative and organizational effectiveness. 

To learn more about Sherry's goals for the coming year, you can read the
The 10th Annual Chelan to Africa Benefit Concert and Auction is 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 from Two Chefs Catering, with wine available for purchase.

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, through Brown Paper Tickets (see site below), or from Rotary member and Chelan to Africa committee chair Diane Leigh.  For more information about the organization and event, go to
District 5060 Fall Assembly - Register Now
The District 5060 Fall Assembly is on October 27 and 28, 2018 and will be at Campbell's Resort. Complete details including the agenda are on the Distriict website at Fall Assembly Weekend.

Wondering if you should go? This event is for both club leaders and new Rotarians alike, and your partners are welcome at the Friday banquet and social.

The agenda includes:

Strategic Focus:  Special Presentations on key strategic areas of Membership, Leadership, Foundation and Public Image

Networking Opportunities:  Table work-sessions and Facilitated Break-outs

Great Social Interactions!  Friday social is a “Bring your Favorite” wine or beverage for shared table.  Saturday the event is over at 4:00pm, allowing time to explore Chelan other club or district friends

Breakout sessions Friday afternoon for strategic groups featuring a Facilitation & Public Speaking Skills" workshop from 1:00-3:00pm. 

July 17 Program:  Dr. Amy Ellingson - Touching Tiny Lives
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 of Domke Falls was taken on July 29. Located approximately ten miles south of Stehekin on the western shore of Lake Chelan, the campground at Domke Falls Campground has four tent sites with fire rings, picnic tables, and a floating dock with a six boat capacity.

Domke Falls, Mountain and Lake are named after Henry Domke, one of the first settlers who attempted to secure a livelihood from resources of the up lake regions. Domke is reputed to have tried to harness the power of Domke Falls for a sawmill. The sawmill never produced any lumber- some say the saw ran backwards. Others say that the equipment was smashed by the power of the falls.

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