Issue No. 8 for August 21, 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
August 21:  
Greeter: Larry Bowers
Assistant Cashier: Kirk McGovern
August 28:
Greeter: Randy Brooks
Assistant Cashier: Don Lloyd
Program for August 21 2018
Chelan in Action - Clean Water Project in the Dominican Republic

Program Sponsor: Coron Polley
This week our program will feature the Oswald family from Chelan, who traveled to the Dominican Republic in April on a mission trip which focused on installing water filtration systems in 54 homes. Come learn about how this group of students and parents positively impacted a community by providing food, the ability to generate clean drinking water, and water filtration education.
Rotary Directory Updates Needed Now
Updated member information is needed in order to complete the 2018-2019 Rotary Directory for Lake Chelan Rotary, which is distributed to all clubs in District 5060's Area 8.  Last year's directory was routed at the August 7 lunch meeting with a request for member updates. If you were not in attendance and became a new member in 2017-2018, have changed your job, address, contact information, or PHF designation, or you would like your photo updated, please submit this information to Karen Pembroke at 425-894-3017 or . Photos should be head shots and jpeg images at least 300dpi. 

Thank you for ensuring that we publish the most accurate and up to date directory possible.
Books for Kenya
Elaine Cooper Thompson shared the following about her recent travels to Kenya and the project she initiated following her visit to the Kisiriri, Landmark Junior Academy and Nkoilale schools. If you are interested in contributing to this library project, you can make a tax deductible donation to Lake Chelan Rotary Community & International Fund and designate that the funds go to the Kenya Storybook Libraries, or you may contact Elaine through email at Elaine Thompson if you are interested in donating books.
Operation: Storybook Libraries – Kenya

I have visited many countries in my years of traveling but can honestly say that my latest trip in May 2018 changed my life. I was honored to be able to accompany a group of Lake Chelan Rotary members on their most recent trip to Kenya. I did not know what to expect as I had only seen the country and the schools we were to visit in pictures. To be honest it was emotionally overwhelming, but in the best possible way. I quickly found that the people of Kenya are extremely inviting and friendly.

We visited three schools – Kisiriri Primary School, Landmark Junior Academy and Nkoilale Primary School. All of the schools had their unique challenges, but they all had one thing that was very prominent – very eager children that wanted to learn!

During our site visit at Kisiriri Primary School, I had the pleasure of doing a walkthrough of their campus and spoke with their board members. It was eye opening to say the least. One of the things I noticed as I was walking through the dirt floored classrooms was the lack of books. Not workbooks, but storybooks. I asked a teacher that was on the tour if I could see their library. She was excited to show me and escorted me to a locked closet in one of the classrooms and opened the door. I was astonished. Their “library” was a sparsely supplied closet that included only old workbooks and a few old magazines. I asked if the school had any storybooks or pleasure books for the students to read. Sadly, she told me they only had what was in the closet.

That Saturday morning, I made the decision to create a library. As a person who has worked in the education field for the past ten years, I know how storybooks can strengthen vocabulary and language skills as well as stimulate the imagination.

Therefore, when I arrived back home I asked for donations from friends, teachers, and family. I attended school district surplus sales and I even found a coupon online and attended the bi-annual Scholastic Books warehouse sale (buy one, get one free). I explored every avenue that I thought would help me build libraries for these three schools.

I am happy to report that on July 27 th I successfully shipped two boxes (about 250 books) to Kisiriri Primary School and one box (about 125 books) to Landmark Junior Academy. I picked these two schools because I spoke specifically with each school’s administration on their desire to have a school library.  The first installment of books will arrive in mid-November. 

It is my intent to recruit and solicited donated books and ship every 3 – 4 months until each of the schools has 1,000-1,500 books in their school libraries. I am also planning on contacting Nkoilale Primary School through our Rotary contact to see if they wish to start building a library also.

Each library will eventually support children ages 6 – 14. Kenyan children are taught Swahili and English and all lessons are in English. I am accepting any type of book that can support a variety of reading levels, from early learning beginning readers through chapter books for the more advanced readers. The goal is to provide an avenue for these students to thrive through imagination and personal growth.
Scholarship Awarded to Chelan High School Graduate
Guadalupe Galvan, a June graduate of Chelan High School, was presented with a plaque at the August 14 lunch meeting representing a $1,000 scholarship, which was gifted by the McKellar Family Trust Scholarship Fund through Lake Chelan Rotary.  She is shown at right with Jerry McKellar. Lupe will attend the University of Washington starting in September.
Rotarians at Work in August
Rotary Community Service teams have worked throughout the month on a local home roof and porch renovation, creating a safer and more useful entrance to the family's home. 
Work begins on rebuilding and expanding the home's front steps into a safer and larger porch with a covered entry. The Rotary trailer stands by with tools and supplies for the project. 
Saturday's team listens to instructions for the day's project from Dr.Ty Witt.
Don Christenson works on the porch roof while Karen Feek and Randy Brooks construct the ceiling.
Club Announcements
There will be no lunch meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Sorrento's. Instead, that week we will meet in Wenatchee on Thursday, September 13, at noon at Pybus Market's Conference room. Our program will be Dr. Jones, Clinical Assistant Dean at UW, who will be speaking about the challenges of rural healthcare. It will be $10pp for lunch. More details to follow.

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. 

Club Committees:  A Chair is still needed for the 2019 Vineyard Run, 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.

If you are on a Community Service Team but do not yet have a "Rotarian at Work" t-shirt to wear to service events, please contact Phil Moller.
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, 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. Plan for September 1 is Three Fingers Trail work.

Team 2: Second Saturday of the month.

Team 3: Third Saturday of the month. Three Fingers trail work on August 18.

Team 4: Fourth Saturday of the month. Three Fingers Trail work on August 25.

Three Fingers trail work is planned for August 18, 25 and September 1.  Members from all teams are welcome on any of these dates; please contact Ty Witt or your Team Captain if you can be there.  With assistance from machinery, brush will be cleared from the lakeside shoulder in the Three Fingers area from inside the guard rails along the highway from the 'Lady' to the 'House at Green dock." The machinery will do much of the clearing. We will transfer cleared brush to a dumpster where a second machine will lift it into the container. Bring gloves and hand clippers. The Rotary trailer will be there with rakes, shovels, loppers, a chain saw and water. Parking arrangements on one of the Fingers are being planned. Work will be from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   
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.

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Chelan Valley Hope Fundraiser on August 25
August 21 Program:  Oswald Family - Water Filtration in the Dominican Republic

August 28 Program: Bob Valen - History of the National Park Service

Rotary Leadership Institute :  Sessions are in Vernon, BC Sept. 8/9; Yakima, September 8 and October 20

October 26-28:  District 5060 Assembly and Training Weekend, Campbell's Resort, Chelan

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 July 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 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 on August 13 from the Butte looking down toward Lake Chelan, which was shrouded by smoke. 

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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Newsletter Editor:  Karen Pembroke
Assistant Editor:    Karen Takagi