Issue No. 4 for July 24, 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 24 :  
Greeter: John Ausnes
Assistant Cashier: Scott McKellar

July 31 :
Greeter: Tom Anglin
Assistant Cashier: Connie Lorenz
Program for July 24, 2018
Speaker - Dr. Amy Ellingson
"Touching Tiny Lives"
Rescheduled for this week, our speaker at the July 24 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
New Member Proposal
The Lake Chelan Rotary Board has approved Krysta Westmoreland as a proposed member in the club. Krysta is sponsored by Mike Steele.   She and her husband Gary Westmoreland recently moved from New Hampshire to Chelan to open The Meat Shop. Krysta has extensive experience in fundraising and event planning in the non-profit world, was involved in her local Chamber, and has marketing expertise. She looks forward to meeting new people through contributing to community work. 

If members have any comments regarding this proposal, please contact President Ty Witt in advance of the July 24 meeting.
Rotarians at Work
Lead by President Ty Witt, Community Service Team 2 members continued work started by other Rotarians earlier in the month and completed a laundry room hookup, demolished entry steps and built a new, walker-friendly entrance for Manson homeowner Carrie DeLacey, shown below with the team.  Construction of a 12x10 ft concrete pad at the Manson home is nearly finished. 
From left: Randy Brooks, Karen Pembroke, Don Christenson, Carrie DeLacey, Connie Lorenz, Karen Takagi
Randy, Ty and Don complete the steps
The new and improved porch
Club Announcements
Club Committees: There are opportunities to Chair the 2018 Chelan Chase and 2019 Vineyard Runs, and several committees need additional members. Check out what is available and where you can make a difference on the club website at Lake Chelan Rotary Committees.

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.
Team 2: Second Saturday of the month.

Team 3: Third Saturday of the month. Assignment on July 21 is a porch and deck renovation for a Chelan home. Watch for a detailed email from your team captain.

Team 4: Fourth Saturday of the month. 
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
Have you paid your dues yet? Invoices for Rotary club dues were sent via email. Dues are now $275 + a Rotary Foundation contribution of $75 (which is optional) for a total of $350. Going forward, the increased dues are in lieu of the collection of Happy Bucks each week at lunch meetings. If members wish to speak at a meeting they will be asked to make a contribution.  Haven't seen an 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 24 Program:  Dr. Amy Ellingson - Touch Tiny Lives Foundation

July 31 Program:  Bob Valen, National Park Service
August 7:   District Governor Sherry Chamberlain club visit (Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m., General Membership lunch meeting)

August 8:  Club Social

August 9:  Board Meeting, 3 p.m., Chamber of Commerce 

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 June 2018 Attendance 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 July 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 Lake was taken on July 16. The out and back trail, accessible from Refrigerator Harbor or Lucerne, is about 5.2 miles round trip with approximately 1,300 feet elevation gain. Heavily damaged by the Wolverine fire in 2015, the trail is now open again with underbrush making a comeback.

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