Issue No. 5 for July 31, 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 31 :  
Greeter: Tom Anglin
Assistant Cashier: Connie Lorenz

August 7:
Greeter: Kelly Allen
Assistant Cashier: Concie Luna
Program for July 31, 2018
Speaker - Robert Valen
History of the National Park Service
Bob Valen retired from the National Parks Service in 2003 after working on assignments in national parks in Texas, California, Wyoming and South Dakota, primarily managing park-wide visitor services and interpretative operations. He is currently serving as Commissioner-Treasurer for the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District and is a current member and past President of the Coulee Dam Area Rotary Club. Come hear about Bob's experiences and the history of our National Parks Service.
Rotary Social on August 8, 2018
Join your fellow Lake Chelan Rotarians at the next Social, which will be hosted by Jan and Kathi Fedor at their home on Wednesday, August 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please bring an appetizer to share and an adult beverage of your choice. The Fedors will provide ice, mixers, glasses and a great venue to enjoy a relaxing evening.

The address is 100 Highpoint Lane, Chelan. Limited parking is available at the house, with additional parking at the garage part way up the driveway, or in the cul-de-sac at the driveway entrance. If you have questions, please contact Jan at
Club Announcements
Club Committees: There are opportunities to Chair the 2018 Chelan Chase and 2019 Vineyard Runs, and several committees need additional members including the Shine On and Rotary Radio. 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. 

Team 4: July 28 is your next assignment. Please watch for an email from your team captains.
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.
Rotary Potluck with District Governor Sherry Chamberlain
All are invited to this potluck on Thursday, August 9, which is being organized by the Wenatchee Sunrise club.  For a link to this flyer please see Rotary Picnic.
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. 

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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 at Jan and Kathi Fedor's home

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

August 14 Program:  Lester Cooper - Brighter Futures Africa Trip

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 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 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 the Lake was taken the evening of July 15 from Refrigerator Harbor on Lake Chelan.

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