Issue No. 9 for August 27, 2019
Lake Chelan Rotary Club Newsletter
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August is Rotary's Membership 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
August 27, 2019:
Greeter: Sandy Calicoat
Assistant Cashier: Carmela Riggio

September 3, 2019:
Greeter: Don Christenson
Assistant Cashier: Bob Sheehan
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 August 27, 2019
Rotary District 5060 Governor Peter Schultz
Program Sponsor: Kelly Allen
This week our guest and speaker will be our 2019-2020 District 5060 Governor Peter Schultz. There will be several opportunities this week to meet with Peter, starting with the strategic planning and visioning session on Monday, August 26 (see below).

Our Tuesday schedule is as follows. All members are welcome to attend any and all of these events:

10 a.m. Board meeting at Sorrento's
11:45 am – Lunch meeting at Sorrento's. Come hear about Peter's vision and goals for the Rotary year and find out how you can get involved
2 p.m. – Planet Walk dedication at Riverwalk Park and new flag hanging at Pingrey Park
6 p.m. – District Governor social at Kelly Allen’s house (350 Hwy 150, Chelan). The Allen's will have their grill going, but please bring a side dish to share and your beverage of choice 
Club Strategic Planning Session is Monday, August 26 - Have You RSVP'd?
P lease contact Kelly Allen if you have questions regarding this meeting. All club members are welcome to join this Strategic Planning and Visioning session but your RSVP is needed. 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. 

This meeting is on Monday, August 26 at 3:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.  at the Chelan Senior Center, 534 E. Trow Avenue, Chelan.
Registration is open now for the 2019 Chelan Chase on Saturday, October 19! Plan to run or walk in this community service event which benefits Lake Chelan Community Hospital by providing mammogram screening and evaluation for uninsured or under-insured women with demonstrated financial need. A portion of the proceeds also go to Wellness Place, an outreach program of Confluence Health which offers resources for all types of cancer patients and their families in North Central Washington.

And watch for more information regarding the Pink Ribbon Classic golf tournament which is the following day, Sunday, October 20, at Chelan Municipal Golf Course.

We still need volunteers for this event, and in particular need a Sponsorship leader who can contact last year's sponsors by mid-September. Donations for the Silent Auction at the golf course are also needed. Please email Committee Chair Kim Dunbar or call at 509-682-6133 if you can help.

For more information and to register, go to:
Rotary Connections
August is Rotary Membership month. It is important to bring in new members, but just as important to retain them! Each member joined Rotary because they want to be involved. It is everyone's responsibility to engage and keep new members informed, but if you sponsored a member you have an even greater role. Are you involved in a committee that needs help? Use this as your opportunity to invite the new member to be actively involved.

Watch for regular thoughts about membership in upcoming newsletters and let them get you inspired to think about why you are a Rotarian and how you can get involved.
Club Announcements
Community Service Team 4: Saturday, August 24 is your day. Please watch for an email from Team Captain Phil Moller regarding the assignment.

Invoices for annual club dues were sent via email on June 19. If you have not yet paid, please 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 to take on his next trip to Africa which will be distributed to those in need. Please bring any donations to the next Rotary meetings.

You can help Kenyan primary school students by giving school supplies to go with the 27 Rotary backpacks donated by Lester Cooper. Bring pencils, pens, notebooks, etc. to an upcoming lunch meeting soon so that he can pack them for an upcoming trip to Kenya.

Remember to turn in your new member checklist to Membership Chair Paul Gunn within 6 months to get your updated name badge with the red "new member" ribbon removed!

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.

District Announcements
Sherry Chamberlain, District 5060 Governor for 2018-2019, is looking for District Governor applicants for the 2022-2023 Rotary Year.
  • Meet a ton of new people and become friends for life
  • Challenge your leadership skills
  • Help manage and lead clubs and people
  • Organize training events
  • Travel the world or some of it
  • Open your world up to new Rotary opportunities
  • Time commitment: 5-10-20-30 hours per week- it depends.
  • THE PAY: priceless
Submit your interest of nomination today to club President Kelly Allen. Applications are due by August 30, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Desirable qualifications include being President or past President of a Rotary club; being a team player who works well with people; and is positive, motivated, organized, and has computer skills. There are no age requirements. Interviews will be held on September 28, 2019 at approximately 2pm in Osoyoos at The Watermark. For more DG information go to

RLI-South (Rotary Learning Institute) is scheduled for this Fall in Yakima on October 5 & October 6. RLI is now taught over one weekend instead of the 3-Saturday approach, so that attendees can learn about Rotary in a quick and seamless manner. The first training in Wenatchee this last Spring was a great experience, with 24 graduates who all enjoyed RLI. The Governor's Council has recognized the importance of RLI and has discounted the regular registration from $170 to only $85 for Rotarians and Rotaractors. To register, go to Yakima RLI Registration or contact Sadie Thayer - Rotary Club of Ellensburg Morning, District 5060 RLI-South Chair, at E: or  509.925.3778.

Cashier positions open now  – We are forming a team limited to 12 Rotarians who will handle weekly Rotary lunch meeting cashier duties. 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 everyone attending our meetings! If interested, please contact Terry Johnson at

Rotary Radio is on October 19 and Chair Tom Tochterman is forming a committee to help with sponsorships and organization. Please support our club and help if you can.

Dan Hodge needs one or two volunteers to help with this year's Buzz on Biz program at Manson High School. The program starts on August 29 and concludes in November.

The  Scholarship Committee  is looking for another mentor for our Promise Scholarship recipients. This would be a 4 year commitment from their ninth through twelfth grades. Please contact Sandy Calicoat for more information. 509-630-7437

Opportunity remains for up to 15 volunteers, from our club and other local clubs, to work at the Dave Matthews Band concert(s) over the Labor Day weekend at the Gorge. Rotary will receive a portion of the proceeds. No additional training is required for this particular assignment. Please contact Kelly Allen if interested.

The Leavenworth Rotary Youth Exchange program is hosting an event next Wednesday, August 28 at the Leavenworth Fire Hall. Any current new inbound or outbound students, along with any Rebounds who would like to come and support our Leavenworth teens during their presentations, are welcome to attend. If you are interested in carpooling with Susie Hepner, Lake Chelan Rotary's Youth Exchange Chair, please let her know at 917-692-7698 or . Please contact Shawna Green, Outbound Coordinator, at 253-867-1775 or if you have questions.
Toppenish Rotary Club invites us to participate in the ANNUAL "TEE IT HIGH, LET IT FLY" TOURNAMENT. All proceeds support Rotary-sponsored charities, events, and activities. Registration begins at noon at Mount Adams Golf Course, sponsored by Moran Benefit Advisors.
Join us in Kelowna, BC,
for the Rotary District 5060 Conference
Registration is open now and the current price of $325 is good through August 31. Go to to learn more about activities and to register.
US 97A - SR 971 Rock Slope - Scaling

WashDOT held a meeting last week at which the public was given an opportunity to choose which of four options would be best for closing 97A for rock removal. We all drive that stretch of highway - so we might as well give our input!

The website to make your opinions known is :

August 26: Strategic Planning meeting, 3:30 p.m., Chelan Senior Center

August 27 Program: Peter Schultz, DG. 10:30 a.m. Board Meeting at Sorrento's followed by lunch program
2 p.m. Planet Walk Dedication and new Flag Hanging Pingrey Park
6 p.m. Social at Kelly Allen's home with DG Peter Shultz

August 28: Club Board Meeting, Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 4:15 p.m.

September 3 Program: Club Assembly

September 10 Program: Benefit Corporations

September 11: Rotary Social, Lisa Wells' home

October 5-6 : RLI (Rotary Learning Institute) Training, Yakima

April 23-26, 2020: District 5060 Conference in Kelowna, BC

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
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! View the attendance report at July 2019 Attendance

To read the last Board meeting minutes, see June 2019 Fund Board Minutes

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
Thank you to John Pembroke for taking this picture of Graham Harbor by drone on August 11.

If you have photo you would like to share, please send it to Karen Pembroke for publication in a future Lake Views.
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Newsletter Editor:  Karen Pembroke
Assistant Editor:    Karen Takagi