LakeViews Issue No. 10 for September 6, 2022

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Lunch Meeting -

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Speaker: Lisa Robinson


Lisa is the Curator: Dr. Don Rolfs native bee collection 2014-2022, The founder of Washington Native Bee Society


Lisa is involved in many bee organizations including: Oregon Bee Atlas, Master Mellitologist (Bees Expert), PNW Bumble bee Atlas Project 2017-202 and has been a Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center docent since 1997

Program Sponsor: Randy Brooks

Noon Meetings

Meetings are held every Tuesday at noon at Sorrento's Ristorante at Tsillan Cellars. We continue to offer a hybrid meeting format with the option of attending in person or joining on Zoom.

If joining us in person, we encourage you to purchase lunch, prepared and served in Sorrento's beautiful dining room. The cost for a full lunch is $16; salad only is $10; and for those not buying lunch, the sitting fee is $4. Each club ticket is an additional $1, with ticket sales supporting club operations, half of which is paid to a lucky winner based on weekly drawings.

Note - this is a new recurring link and meeting ID for the new year!

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on this link:

Meeting ID: 892 6034 1676

Passcode: RCLC

Dial in: 1-253-215-8782

Satellite Meetings

Satellite meetings are not formal but we keep these standing dates for members who want to gather for fellowship and some Rotary talk:

1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month - Ancestry Cellars in Manson, 5 p.m.

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month - Coffee meetings - The Family Bean, 131 S Apple Blossom Drive #101 Chelan, 7 a.m.

The Rotary Club of the Rivers E-Club meets online on Zoom the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5pm PT/8pm ET. All are welcome to attend meetings, which focuses primarily on the environment.  Meeting ID: 823 3796 5825 Passcode: 651849

President's Message

Dear Rotarians,

Life is a series of seasons and transitions. People, relationships, projects, and careers are always in a cycle of birth, blooming, maturation, and ultimately death. This last stage, the passing away stage, can be challenging. But death is essential, as we know, to make way for the new that follows. 

Those in leadership in Rotary see this cycle up close. Members enter the club, find their place of passion, serve with diligence, and then a day comes when they call up and say, “I need to leave or at least change”. 

When I hear words announcing this last stage, I am sad. It marks a relational shift. But I remind myself of the possibility of some new relationship, some new energy that I don’t even know about yet, ready to be born. 

Earlier this summer, Brent Morrison let me know that he needed to transition out of his role as the director of Cycle Chelan. After many years at the helm, he needs a rest. I acknowledged his service and graciously accepted this news.

But then I had that moment of change when my gut begins to turn. “What now? How will we continue?”, I thought.

I’m happy to say that this question has an answer: Bob Hargadon. 

Bob has graciously stepped up to the Directorship and is beginning the planning process for Cycle Chelan 2023. 

And so in this season of transition for Cycle Chelan, I invite you to reach out to both Bob and Brent and thank them for their service; to Brent, for many years of faithful allegiance to our club’s primary fundraiser; and to Bob, for his leadership in the months to come for next year’s ride. 

These transitions inevitably include moments of panic, and sometimes a new successor is not to be found. But in this case - a happy ending - our efforts with Cycle Chelan will carry on without missing a beat.

Thank you Brent! Thank you Bob!

We appreciate your service.

Yours in Rotary,

Guy Evans

Areas of Service

Community Service

Ramp in Entiat

To date all of the Community Service Team has undertaken to help seniors here in Chelan or its immediate vicinity.  This week the team ventured further afield to help a 90year old man and his daughter in Entiat.

These guys are experts.  They first went to scope out the project and measure for the required materials,  They then fabricated a kit consisting of all the parts required and showed up on  site with a complete deck in the back of Don Christenson's truck.  Installation was completed in 2 1/2 hours.

You to get get involved and help to make a real difference for those in need.

The finished ramp. Painted and coated with glass sand from our Glass2Sand project. Project was completed by Don Christenson, Ty Witt, Treena Holland and Lester Cooper

International Service

Iltumaro Progress

Progress continues.  The kiitchen and refectory now has a roof  and the internal and external plastering is in progress.

International Service

What a Difference a Empty Suitcase Makes

Mary Ann Warren recently took her family ( 6 in all) to Kenya on a photographic Safari with Rotarian Hillary Kosen owner of Kosen Safaris and Expeditions.  Each traveler was allowed to check two suitcases so Mary Ann asked if we could find a use for at least three empty suitcases.

Rotarians were able to fill those suitcases with baby clothes and baby blankets.  Ann Kosen (Kosen's Sister and Rotarian) took on the challenge of distributing the contents of the suitcases to those most in need.

Below is a picture of a new born whose mother died in childbirth.  Unfortunately, not uncommon in the rural areas of Kenya.  The elderly lady is the child's grandmother who will now raise the child.  Next to her is one of the "empty suit cases".  What a difference and empty suitcase can make!

Youth Service

Fernanda's Computer

Rotary does it again!

I first want to thank all of you and the fund committee for your part in finding and preparing a computer for Fernanda. After she mentioned to me at the Scholarship Rotary Luncheon that she was going to have to buy a computer for her class and was looking a little worried about how she was going to pay for it. I decided I would try to find a computer for her.


Rotary stepped up as always, I mentioned it to Dan and before I knew it, we had a computer which was donated by Tami Starkweather, and Lester got it ready to go including Windows 10 and Microsoft 365. I had the pleasure of delivering it to Fernanda yesterday. She had a wonderful smile on her face, and you could tell this made a real difference for her. One of her questions was when she needed to return the computer. When I told her it was her to keep, I thought she was going to hug me. She told me before she left that she is now looking at going to Wenatchee Valley Collage after she finished her EMT training. I ask her to keep me updated and she had more money available if she decided to go on to WVC. She was on her way to Omak today to pick up her books and was bouncing as she left the condo. 


It was a great Rotary moment! 


Mary Ann

Youth Exchange at the Community Gym

In the foreground is our Rotary Exchange student Candice.  Candice is from France.  She is shown here with Susie Hepner our exchange student officer and two of her host family sisters.  On Sunday a reception was held in the Community Gym to welcome Candice and three other exchange students to our community.  Candice is now officially a senior and Chelan High School.

Candice was one of 4 exchange students welcomed by the community last Sunday at an open house. 

There are 3 other exchange students at CHS this year, all female and all seniors. The other students represent a variety of exchange programs. 

Alice and Olga, both from Sweden, Signe from Denmark and our Candice from France 

Candice started school this week and is being fully emersed in the English language! She is taking US History, Math, Global Science, and Food and Nutrition. She will be participating in the volleyball jamboree this weekend! 

Book Buddies

Valerie Rohrich and Book Buddies reports a big THANK YOU to Confluence Health & Wenatchee Valley Medical Group Partnership Fund, with help from the Community Foundation of NCW, for a $2,000 grant. What a great way to start out year two! The program will kick off in September at MOE with 4 teachers and 9 volunteers. Readers will go to classrooms twice a month. We continue to explore the best way to support Manson Elementary School. More updates will follow, and more volunteers for Manson would be appreciated!

Environmental Service

Pollinator Gardens

This year, our club plans to establish additional Pollinator Garden in the Lake Chelan area as part of DG Karl Ruether's proposal to develop a Pollinator Highway across our entire district.  

See a short video about this vision click HERE.

We already have a small pollinator in the Peace Garden at Chelan Safeway corner and are on the hunt for additional locations. Possibilities include the roof terraces at the new NCB building and a series of small gardens along Riverwalk Park adjacent to the Planet Walk signs, What ideas do you have?

Club Service

Three Amigos Project

We recently introduced a fun initiative called the Three Amigos. If you are new to Rotary or just want to get to know your fellow Rotarians better, this is your chance. Members have been randomly placed in groups of three to meet informally for at least an hour. One member in each group has been selected to coordinate a meeting with your group of three.  This could be coffee, beer, wine, a walk together, or whatever works based on your schedules. Our goal is to have all groups meet by the end of November. After you meet, please plan on sharing something about your experience with the club at a subsequent meeting. 

Remember - be one of the first groups to meet and report back to the club, and President Guy will reward you with a bottle of wine! So far we've heard back from three groups who have met together, and it's been fun to hear what the members are discovering about each other.

Click HERE for the list of assignments. Questions? Contact John Ausnes at 253-312-7550 or

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a way to contribute your time and talent, or do you want to learn more about Rotary and gain a few skills you can use in our club?  As President Guy shared at this week's lunch meeting, there are several opportunities!

  • Volunteer at 911 Glass Rescue on a Saturday morning - go and click on the Volunteer Sign Up link.

  • The Community Service Team needs members. This is a vital part of what our club provides for our community.  Contact Don Christenson to learn more.

  • Do you have good organizational skills?  We need you to lead a potential Club organizational fundraiser called "Looks Who's Coming to Dinner."  Contact President Guy for more information. 

And we really want to see at least five members attend RLI in September - see below for this opportunity!

District and Rotary International Announcements

Time to Sign up for RLI September 17-18

Lake Chelan Rotarians, be one of the first 5 members in our club to sign up for the Rotary Learning Institute's 2-day program on September 17 and 18 in Wenatchee, and the club will pay $50 of your $100 registration cost!  It's 4 weeks away - please look at your calendars and see if you can fit this course in!

Check out the agenda HERE.

Please let Past President Karen Pembroke know if you are interested and/or have already registered for this opportunity.

This program is limited to 25 participants overall. Sessions are fun and interactive and you will discuss everything from membership, to leadership, to the Rotary Foundation, to public image... and more! The program runs for the full weekend, all inclusive.



And you can always find the registration under "Upcoming Events" on the upper right of the District ClubRunner website. 


Questions: Rob Tidd at or Peter Schultz at or 250-470-9228

Rotary District 5060 News

Check out the latest news from District Governor Karl at

Community Announcements

August 30 Lunch Program: Charlie Guildner, North Cascades Bank

September 6 Lunch Program:  Pacific Northwest Bees - Lisa Robinson

September 13 Lunch Program:  Tina Schaefer - Recycling Development Center,

WA Department of Ecology

September 14: Club Board Meeting, 4 pm, Chelan Chamber of Commerce  

September 17 & 18:  Rotary Learning Institute, Wenatchee

September 20 Lunch Meeting: Julie Pittsinger, Karma Vineyards

September 27 Lunch Meeting:  Classification and Committee Talks

Officers & Directors
Lake Chelan
Rotary Club

President: Guy Evans

President-Elect: Coron Polley

Vice President: Kim Dunbar-Wall

Treasurer: Dan Hodge

Secretary: Julie McCoy

Past President: Karen Pembroke

Director: Cindy Buboltz

Director:  Tom Tochterman

Director: John Ausnes

Director:  Lee Parker

Lake Chelan

Rotary Fund Board Trustees

Guy Evans

Coron Polley

Dan Hodge

Connie Lorenz

Lester Cooper

Barry Leahy

Diane Leigh

Russ Jones

Susie Hepner

911 Glass Rescue

President: Julie McCoy

Vice President: Tom Tochterman

Treasurer: Brian Patterson

Secretary: Barry Leahy


Concie Luna, Steve Clark

Lee Parker

Admin Assistant: Megan Clausen

Members are responsible for tracking your own 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 2022 Attendance 

Watch for a weekly email with a link to self-report attendance.

Views of the Lake

This week's photo of Lake Chelan looking South from Minneapolis Beach.  Taken by Concie Luna

If you have a photo of the lake or interesting sights around Chelan, please share with Lester Cooper for publication in a future issue of the Lake Views.

Rotarians, please submit your items for publication to:

Lake Views Editor: Karen Pembroke

Assistant Editor: Lester Cooper

Lake Chelan Rotary | 509-682-2521 |

Rotary District 5060

Rotary International