Issue No. 9 for August 28, 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 28:  
Greeter: Randy Brooks
Assistant Cashier: Don Lloyd

September 4:
Greeter: Randi Burchett
Assistant Cashier: Lyle Mettler
Program for August 28, 2018
History of the National Parks Service
Speaker: Robert Valen

Program Sponsor: Lew Clark
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.
Rotarians at Work on the Three Fingers Trail Cleanup
Work on clearing the Three Fingers Trail on the south shore commenced on August 18 despite smoky air conditions. With help from donated machinery and the numerous Rotarians who showed up to clear the trail of brush, the community service teams were able to complete the job in one day. Thank you to all who participated.
Fire Emergency Preparedness
The Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition has a website that is an excellent resource for preparing your family, home and business in advance of a wildfire, as well as what to do if a fire happens in your community. There are also numerous links for signing up for alerts, contacting various government agencies, and useful checklists. To learn more, go to: 

Thank you to Rotarian Concie Luna for sharing this timely information.
A Little Smoke Humor
The smoke and fire that Washington State, British Columbia and much of the west coast is experiencing isn't funny. But a Facebook event titled, "Throw rocks at the smoke to make it go away" kind of is. As of August 22, there were 40 thousand people who said they were attending (although the location is listed as " pretty much anywhere there's smoke") and 60 thousand people were interested. The event is described as "the smoke is preventing us all from going outdoors and going to work, and doing pretty much everything. I strongly believe with enough rocks we can make the smoke leave. So throw your rocks!" On a serious note, though, the event site does have links for donating to the Canadian Red Cross, Canadian animal shelters, and food banks.
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 .

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. Plan to participate by marking your calendar for the specific Saturday corresponding with your assigned Community Service Team. Not sure if you are assigned to a team? Check the link on our website, and let Ty Witt or a Team Captain know!
The schedule throughout the year is as follows:

Team 1: First Saturday of the month. Next up September 1 - watch for an email from your Team Captains. 

Team 2: Second Saturday of the month.

Team 3: Third Saturday of the month. 

Team 4: Fourth Saturday of the month. Week off - no assignment planned for August 25

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.

Chelan Chase 2018
This year's Chelan Chase will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The following day, the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic and Auction will be held at the Lake Chelan Golf Course.  Mark your calendars to volunteer, run, or walk in these important community service events. 

Chairperson Kim Dunbar needs volunteers for her committee. Can you assist with Race Sponsor Coordination, be the Marketing & Communications Co-Chair, or be on the Auction Committee?  Please her know if you can help at

Chelan Valley Hope Fundraiser on August 25
Lake Chelan Community Hospital Guild "B" Home Tour September 15
Plan on attending the 2018 Lake Chelan Community Hospital Guild "B" Home Tour and Art Show on September 15.  This year features four beautiful, diverse homes on both sides of the lake and downtown.  Tour homes at your leisure throughout the day, and don't forget to stop at Tsillan Cellars to check out the art show and have a glass of wine or lunch, with 25% of artist proceeds donated to the Guild.  Proceeds from this year's tour will go toward the purchase of a post-partum Family Room in the new hospital.  Tickets and more information available at, Allison's of Manson, and the Culinary Apple.  Or, if you would like to purchase a ticket at an upcoming Rotary lunch, please contact Karen Pembroke.

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

September 4 Program:  Thrive Chelan Valley

September 11:  NO regular lunch meeting at Sorrento's

September 13:  Meeting at Pybus Market, noon, with other local clubs. Program: Rural Healthcare Challenges

October 20: Chelan Chase

October 21:   Pink Ribbon Golf Classic and Auction, Chelan Golf Course

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 photo was taken by Brian Patterson on the morning of August 17 during the thunderstorm that swept through the Chelan Valley.

Photo submissions are welcomed. If you have an interesting photo of the lake or from around the community, please send it to or .
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Newsletter Editor:  Karen Pembroke
Assistant Editor:    Karen Takagi