LakeViews Issue No. 21 for November 22, 2022

Visit our website

Lunch Meeting

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Speaker: Luke Wall - Only7Seconds

Sponsor: Bob Hargadon

This week our speaker will be Luke Wall, Executive Director of Only7Seconds.

Only7Seconds is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit addressing loneliness by encouraging and empowering individuals and partners to connect with others who matter in their lives.

Luke has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Whitworth University and Master’s in business from West Texas A&M University. After working in the corporate world, he transitioned to Special Olympics, where he saw firsthand the effects of social isolation in the intellectual disability community, especially during COVID. Luke has worked with nonprofit organizations for over a decade, with experience in management, program development, fundraising, finance, and partnership development. He joined Only7Seconds in January of 2021 as the Executive Director.

Learn more at Only7Seconds

Also, in honor of Thanksgiving, President Guy encouraged members to think of something they are thankful for, or a Thanksgiving story, that can be shared with the club. Join us for another inspiring meeting!

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.

The cost for lunch is $12, 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.

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on this link:

Meeting ID: 892 6034 1676

Passcode: RCLC

Dial in: 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.

For just $10 a month, you too can be a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member and help provide life-changing opportunities for those in need every year!

President's Message

Dear Rotarians,

Do you enjoy learning and growing while working with exceptional teammates on projects that matter? 

Would you like to help direct the focus and impact of Lake Chelan Rotary over the coming years?

If so, I invite you to consider running for a leadership position in our club.

In early December, our club will elect 6 new Rotarians to the following positions: 

1) Vice-President: 4-year commitment - Leads to the presidency in year 3. Vice-president sits on the club board for four years and on the fund board in years 2 and 3. 

2) Treasurer: 3-year commitment - Oversee all aspects of the Club and Fund finances with the help of two professional accounting firms. Member of Club and Fund boards. (Note: this is typically a 2 year commitment, but our current Treasurer served for three 3 years leaving 1 remaining year plus the normal 2 year commitment.)

3) Secretary: 3-year commitment - Manages club records in ClubRunner. Takes minutes at the Club board meeting. Member of the Club board. (Same note as Treasurer applies here.)

4) Club Board At-large Director: 2-year commitment - Attends monthly club board meetings.

5 & 6) Fund Board Trustee: 2-year commitment - Attends monthly club board meetings.

The best decision I made since joining Rotary was stepping up to accept the role as Vice-President.  

Lester Cooper said it well at our recent fireside. “I had a ball when I was President.”  

I can say the same thing about my year thus far.

Do you have questions about any of the positions above? Please contact me over the coming week. I would love to offer any information that might help you determine if a leadership position in our club is the right choice for you in this season of life. 

Yours in Rotary,

Guy Evans

Areas of Service
Club Service

Lake Chelan Rotary Awards Honorary Paul Harris Fellowships

At the November 15 club meeting, we were joined by three local heroes. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who have contributed or had contributions made in their name of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. It is awarded in “appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.” Lake Chelan Rotary Club selected three community members to be recognized as honorary Paul Harris Fellows, presented by our District 5060 Governor Karl Ruether and President Guy. Viki Downey, Dr. Bob Jankelson, and Ray Eickmeyer have each given much to enrich the Lake Chelan Valley. All three have moved beyond just doing their job into serving a passion for that job.

Rotary’s motto and guiding principle for Rotarians across the world is “Service above Self.” The concept isn’t limited to Rotarians. We are proud to recognize the exceptional contributions these three individuals have made to the local community. It is additionally noteworthy that each of them when being interviewed eagerly and easily shared credit for their accomplishments with others in the Lake Chelan Valley. We agree this is a special place filled with special people.

Viki Downey learned to swim at free swim lessons in Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho when she was a child. Her love of swimming became a commitment to American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor qualification and to providing free lessons for anyone wherever she lived. Moving from Coeur d'Alene to Wenatchee in 1961, she began visiting Lake Chelan and later began what has become a 25 year history with swimmers at Manson Bay. In 2011, with help from Judy Phelps, co-owner of Hard Row To Hoe Winery, Viki realized her dream and has been offering free swimming lessons for anyone aged 4 or above through the Manson Parks organization The fun side of Viki’s passion is seen in her organization of 8k swims and The Polar Bear Splash in the dead of winter. Viki swims in cold Lake Chelan every day of the year with exceedingly few exceptions!

Dr. Bob Jankelson thought he was a retired dentist, world authority and lecturer in neuromuscular dentistry when he moved to Chelan in 1994. Retired from that portion of his life, maybe. But a passion for Tuscany and wine and a drive to help out at a low point in the Valley apple industry led him to plant grapes and develop award-winning winery Tsillan Cellars. Making quality wine and employing local people has proven to be a very worthwhile venture with the Winery being awarded 2020 Winery of the Year in competition with 1,000 other wineries. Bob shares credit with his two winemakers Nic Stevens and Garret Grubbs, along with many others. 911 Glass Rescue, Lake Chelan Rotary, the Lake Chelan Fire Department Advisory Board, and the Senior Housing Project are a few of the local projects and activities that have benefited from his quiet support and enthusiasm.

Ray Eickmeyer met Christina Anthony and married into the Chelan valley from his home in Spokane. His position as Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Para-transit, and Safety and Preparedness Director at Lake Chelan Community Hospital began with training as a volunteer firefighter. The medical aspects intrigued him and led to certification as a paramedic. Though he did not intend to stay long in this small town, he found opportunities here like nowhere else. Ray led the way in Covid pandemic interventions for the Chelan valley as well as Chelan, Okanogan, and Grant Counties. He credits his team with setting the example for Washington State, taking immunizations not only to large

inoculation centers like the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee, but also to homes, packing sheds and even among the orchard trees.

PHF Recognition

The prior week, our Foundation Chair Steve Clark honored Rotarian Susie Hepner with a Paul Harris Foundation recognition. Susie serves enthusiastically and tirelessly as our Youth Service Chair and has been instrumental in keeping our Youth Exchange program strong. Among other Rotary contributions, she is a frequent volunteer at 911 Glass Rescue, reads as a Book Buddy, and serves as a chair on the Cycle Chelan fundraising committee. We thank her for her service.

Visit with DG Karl Ruether

Lake Chelan Rotary Club was joined by our District 5060 Governor at our November 15 lunch meeting where he shared his vision and goals for the District, and encouraged us to continue to grow our membership, promote Rotary's good work to our community, and support the Rotary Foundation, as well as participate in the District's Pollinator Highway project.

DG Karl with his pollinator hat on. He urged us to attend the District Conference in Leavenworth this coming May and encouraged our club members to bring our own decorated pollinator hats to show off!

Our Area 8 Assistant Governor Shanley Crane, who also joined last week's meeting, put together a list of just SOME of DG Karl's good attributes, as shown here by President Guy!

New Member Proposals

At the November 15 Club Board meeting, the following new club members were proposed and approved by the Board. Please submit any comments to President Guy within one week, after which point they will be eligible for induction to the club.

Ray Eickmeyer, who was honored this week as one of our local heroes for his exemplary work in the healthcare field, is sponsored by Guy Evans. Ray is Director of Emergency Services at Lake Chelan Health with a 30 year career in the healthcare field. His strong leadership skills and concern for the people of our community will serve him well in Rotary.

Aaron Edwards, sponsored by Phyllis Gleasman, is CEO of Lake Chelan Health, and serves on the WSHA Rural Health Committee. He relocated to Chelan in April of this year from Republic where he was CEO of Ferry County Health. Through Rotary he looks forward to connecting with our business and philanthropic leaders to make meaningful contributions to our community.

Heidi Redl is a proposed member of the Satellite e-Club, Rotary Club of the Rivers, whose Board has already approved her for membership. Per direction of our by-laws, the Lake Chelan Rotary Club Board has done the same. Heidi lives in Kamloops, BC, and is a life counselor with volunteer background in 4-H, is a published author, and enjoys painting.

Foundation Moment



Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. We concentrate our efforts to maximize our local and global impact. Our most successful and sustainable projects and activities tend to address these causes, and all humanitarian projects, scholars, and vocational training teams funded by The Rotary Foundation’s global grants work toward specific goals in these areas of focus:


Peacebuilding and conflict prevention: Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.

Disease prevention and treatment: We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.

Water, sanitation, and hygiene: We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people. We share our expertise and work alongside community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed in the long term.

Maternal and child health: Nearly 6 million children under age five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.

Basic education and literacy: More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

Community economic development: We work with communities to create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women.

Environment: We develop projects that conserve and protect natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment. We empower communities and spur innovation to address the causes and effects of climate change and environmental degradation.


How do YOU want to get involved in the causes you’re most passionate about?

Fireworks Cruise with Cashmere Rotarians, Kyrgyzstan Visitors

All Lake Chelan Rotarians interested in joining members of the Cashmere Rotary Club along with six Kyrgyzstan delegates with the Open World Program are welcome to go on the Lady of the Lake Small Town Holidays Fireworks Cruise on December 3. This group of Kyrgyzstan citizens will be visiting as part of a Group Study Exchange and want to experience our region and learn more about community- based organizations. 

Enjoy a front row show to the fireworks and the holiday lights around the lake! Reservations can be made at Charters - Lady of the Lake. If you have questions please contact Beth Stipe, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of North Central Washington at (509) 663-7716 or  

Help a Fellow Rotarian with Transportation

Club members Connie Lorenz would appreciate help getting to dialysis appointments with rides to and from Wenatchee. Current need is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the appointments are from noon to 3 p.m. Can you help? Please use the attached signup schedule by clicking HERE.

If interested and dates are full, please check back on the signup sheet as dates may open up as the weeks progress. Questions? Please contact our coordinator Concie Luna or Connie Lorenz.

Environmental Service 

911 Glass Rescue News

Put December 3 on your calendar to stop by Fielding Hills Winery for Give Back Saturday - with 911 Glass Rescue as the featured non-profit organization in the valley that day! A portion of Tasting Room sales will be donated to 911 Glass Rescue. Stop by to meet our volunteers, get updates about 911 Glass Rescue, and enjoy some great wine at the same time at Fielding Hills Winery

Rotary Club of the Rivers Satellite e-Club

The Rotary Club of the Rivers is online the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5pm PT/8pm ET.  

All are welcome and encouraged to join on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 823 3796 5825 Passcode: 651849

This club focuses on the environment and projects to preserve planet Earth, with members from Kamloops, Salmon Arm, BC, and Ontario. Join for fellowship and great speakers. This is a Satellite E-Club of the Rotary Club of Lake Chelan.

For news and to learn more, go to the website at Rotary Club of the Rivers.

District and Rotary International Announcements

Rotary District 5060 News

Check out the latest news from District Governor Karl at Governor's Update October 2022.

District Conference Registration is Open

Registration is open for this year's District 5060 Conference, and this year it is in beautiful Leavenworth. Mark your calendars for May 18 - 23, 2023. Learn more at Leavenworth Conference

Community Announcements

November 21: Fund Board Meeting, 4 pm, Zoom

November 22 Lunch Program: Luke Wall - Only 7 Seconds

November 29 Lunch Program: Pete Erickson - The Rotary Foundation

December 6 Lunch Program: Maribel Cruz - Community Center of Lake Chelan

December 13 Lunch Program: Chad and Jeana Steiner - Chelan Valley Farms

December 14: Club Board Meeting, 4 pm, Lake Chelan Chamber

December 19: Fund Board Meeting, 4 pm, Zoom

December 20 Lunch Meeting: Holiday Social

December 27: NO MEETING

Officers & Directors
Lake Chelan
Rotary Club

President: Guy Evans

President-Elect: Russ Jones

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

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: Amy Mills


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 October 2022 Attendance 

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

Views Far From the Lake

This week's photos were taken by Rotarian Bill Fass in Sintra, Portugal, which lies at the western most point of mainland Europe. The monument rock was placed by the Rotary Club of Sintra.

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