LakeViews Issue No. 05 for August 2, 2022

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Lunch Meeting - Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Speaker: Ed Archer, Maintenance Manager

Link Transit

Program Sponsor: Tom Tochterman

This week we will be joined by Ed Archer of Link Transit, who will speak about the history of buses at Link Transit and the state of the art technology that charges them. Link Transit is leading the country in demonstrating the operation of "wireless buses."  Join us to learn more!

Ed has worked at Link Transit for 18 years, starting as a journeyman vehicle maintenance

technician, serving in a maintenance supervisor role for 10 years, then in his current role as the Vehicle and Facilities Maintenance Manager.  For the last 11 years he has been directly involved in the maintenance and implementation of battery electric buses at Link Transit.

Learn more about Link Transit

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,

This Tuesday at club, John Ausnes unveiled the “Three Amigos” program. The structure is simple: three Rotarians get together to connect over coffee, wine, beer, a walking trail, a game of golf, etc. Then, the group reports back at club and shares a few highlights from the gathering. 

The object is simple: to tie us together as a club on more and more levels of affinity. The more you know about another person the less they are the Other and the more they are one of Us. 

I felt this connection in action during John’s presentation when I learned that both John and Barry Leahy rowed crew in college. I also rowed my freshman year at the UW. Which got me thinking: if we could find a quad-shell and a 4th oarsman we could almost have a 4-amigo date on the water…?? You get the picture. 

Finally, to help us motivationally find time to make these dates, I will be awarding a bottle of wine to each of the first 5 groups who report back from their respective dates. Ready? Set? Go have fun! 

Yours in Rotary,

Guy Evans

ps: See more information about Three Amigos under Club Service, below!

Areas of Service

Youth Service

Inbound Exchange Student Candice Ducrocq Arrives August 17!

We’re happy to announce our inbound student for the next academic year will be Candice Ducrocq, a 16-year-old energetic student from Bruay La Buissiere, France.  

Candice will be graciously hosted by the Polley family her first 3 months. Thank you, Coron and Jenn! She’ll be recovering from her jet lag and orienting to our valley by hiking and enjoying their cabin. She’ll be enrolling as a “Goat” and hopes to be a senior to enjoy the fun experience of graduating from an American high school. Candice has been in contact with the Polley’s for over a month now and is excited to meet them in person! 

She will be presenting more information to us during a lunch program so we can learn more about her, her family, school and Rotary club. For now, we know Candice is “passionate about theatre” and likes tennis!

Depending on the Polley’s schedule, she’ll probably attend her first Rotary lunch on August 30th.  

We’re also happy to announce we have all 3 host families lined up for her fantastic year with us. Kim and Lucas Green and their two boys have generously agreed to host Candice over the winter, and Tim and Tracy Hollingworth (host family extraordinaire) will once again open their home to an exchange student and host her in the spring. Krysta Westmoreland is hoping to brush up on her French and will be Candice’s “in-bound counselor” assuring she’s having the best possible experience with us. We’re amazed Krysta is finding the time between her thriving business, raising her rambunctious two-year-old and having another baby in January! What amazing role models all these fantastic women will be for Candice (and the dads are awesome too!)

This is exciting and a true milestone for our schools to be open for international students. 

Scholarship Students 

We were joined at the July 26 lunch meeting by some of this year's Rotary and Shine On scholarship recipients, along with Terrie Carleton, Chelan High School's College and Career Coordinator.  From left to right are Charlie Border, Noemi Garcia, Itzel Martinez, Yuley Nunez, and Fernanda Garcia.  They shared where there are headed to school in the next few weeks to start their various fields of study.  We wish them all well and look forward to watching them succeed as they go out into the world!

International Service


Over the past couple of months your Rotary Club has purchased two ShelterBoxes. these boxes provide shelter during and following a disaster.  They are deployed world wide when disasters occur.  Each box will provide shelter for up to 8 people and contains all the basics to sustain life.

Everyone deserves a place to call home. It is a human right and the first step towards recovery after disaster.

Shelter is so much more than just a roof. It’s the foundation for life, families and communities. It is a place to feel safe after days or weeks of fear. It offers protection from harsh weather, privacy, and helps to preserve dignity. It’s a space to heal from trauma.

Shelter and other essential items help people protect themselves from diseases like coronavirus and malaria.

Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, but a dry and warm place to sleep, prepare meals and be with your family is the vital first step.

Our program on October 30, 2022 will feature a speaker from Shelterbox USA and te display of a Shelterbox at Tsillan Cellars.

Club Service

Membership Committee Launches Three Amigos Project


This week we 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 cofffee, 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. 

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

Lake Chelan Rotary Welcomes Two New Members

Nikki Sharnbroich

Brad Wilson

In the past two weeks, Lake Chelan Rotary Club has welcomed an additional two new members!

Nikki Sharnbroich, sponsored by Bob Hargadon, was inducted on July 19. She and her husband Gary reside in Entiat most of the time and are transitioning from the west side. Her professional background is in business and sales with a concentration in marketing and advertising and she has extensive volunteer work experience with the Northshore Schools Foundation with fundraising and managing a Backpacks for Kids program, as well as PTSA President in 3 schools in the Northshore School District. She has also volunteered for Hopelink's food bank and with The Sophia Way, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness for women in King County. Welcome, Nikki!

Brad Wilson, sponsored by Guy Evans, was inducted on July 26. He is the Superintendent of the Lake Chelan School District and was most recently the Principal and Chelan High School. He has more than 20 years of volunteer service in youth sports as a coach and in fundraising. He and his wife Jenny reside in Chelan.  Welcome, Brad!

Membership Committee Seeks More Volunteers 

Our Membership Committee is thriving but could use more members!  Interested in helping out?  Contact co-Chairs Kim Dunbar-Wall or Daryl Ferguson if you'd like to join!

August Birthdays

Brian Patterson - August 13

Becca Hines - August 14

Julie McCoy - August 14

Dan Hodge - August 17

Daryl Ferguson - August 28

District and Rotary International Announcements

Save the Date for RLI September 17-18

Lake Chelan Rotarians, be one of the first 5 members 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! Check out the agenda HERE.

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

Community Announcements

August 2 Lunch Meeting: Ed Archer, Link Transit

August 9 Lunch Meeting: Mike Steele, Chelan Chamber of Commerce

August 10:  Club Board Meeting, Chelan Chamber, 4pm

August 15: Fund Board Meeting, 4 pm, Zoom

August 16 Lunch Program:  West Mathison, Stemilt - offsite meeting/tour TO BE CONFIRMED

August 30 Lunch Program:  Charlie Guildner, North Cascades Bank


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 June 2022 Attendance. And watch for a weekly email with a link to self-report attendance.

Views of the Lake

This week we've got two great photos to share!  The first was taken by Susie Hepner, and the second by Mary Ann Warren.

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 |

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Rotary International