LakeViews Issue No. 06 for August 9, 2022

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Lunch Meeting - Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Speaker: Mike Steele, Executive Director

Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

Program Sponsor:  Concie Luna

Our speaker this week will be Rotarian Mike Steele. Please join us for an update on how the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce is working to support and promote local businesses and our community and learn about some exciting upcoming events.

To learn more, go to Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce.

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,

The Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) program calls each one of us as Rotarians to contribute $100 a year to the Rotary Foundation. And when we contribute, a big percentage of our funds comes directly back to District 5060 in the form of District Grants. 

This year our club turns 96 years old. And I am challenging 96% of us to give to the Rotary Foundation. Even if it is a small donation like $25, this will count!

Have you donated yet? Many of us contribute to EREY with our dues. Thank you. 

And if you still need to donate, it is very easy to do so online. Just make sure you log in first so that you and our club are tracked with this donation. 

Thank you for your commitment to service.

Your President, 

Guy Evans

PS. Check out the inspiring list of all our past-presidents on our club website.

Areas of Service

Youth Service

Update from ShineOn Scholarship Recipient

It is always great to hear from our past scholarship recipients.  Here is an update from 2019 Chelan High School graduate Gabi Navarro, who received a ShineOn Scholarship award.

I want to reach out to Rotary to update everyone on my college career so far! Heading into my senior year this fall, it is crazy to think about how quick the last three years have gone by. Despite the ups and downs COVID-19 brought us, Gonzaga has become like a second home to me, and I cannot think of a better place for me to be.

I am majoring in Special Education and Elementary Education and will be receiving my teaching certificates by Spring of 2023! The education department at Gonzaga has been outstanding, and I am so thankful for all of the relationships I have made and experiences I have gained. The department does a great job of getting all of the students in “field placement” classrooms within their freshman year, so we have hands on experience in the schools each year. I have now worked in 6 different classrooms throughout the Spokane Public Schools District! With all of these classroom connections, I hope to stay in the Spokane Public School District following graduation and teach in a general education classroom- hopefully kindergarten or first grade.

Outside of classes, I am staying busy (no surprise there!) in Spokane. As many of you know, dance has always been a huge part of my life. Luckily, I have had the opportunity to become part of the dance program at Gonzaga and further my dance education. I participate in recitals, classes, fun events, and have even choreographed my own piece!

My favorite experience at Gonzaga has been being a part of the Gonzaga Bombsquad hip hop dance team. We perform at every other home basketball game, so I get to keep up with all of the action (I see a March Madness success in our future!) There are about 20 other students on the team, and we have become a family over the last few years during practices and bonding events.

Another extracurricular I have participated in is Zagathon, a fundraiser for Sacred Heart Hospital through a program called Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Throughout the year we fundraise money around campus, and then have a “dance marathon” in the spring. Families that have been impacted by the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital even get to join us and we get to hear about their stories!

I am thankful for the support that the Shine On Rotary Scholarship has provided me over the last three years of my life and am so grateful I have had the opportunity to come to Gonzaga.

Thank you for your support!

Gabi Navarro

Book Buddies Seeks Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering as a Book Buddies reader for elementary school students at Morgan Owings Elementary, Manson Elementary (or both?) in the coming school year?  It's time to get school district paperwork in order and get ready for fall!  Teacher input and details are still being compiled, but we will likely read to classrooms twice a month and have a volunteer force large enough to cover any given date should a backup be needed.  A mentoring program may be developed as well.

Details and applications from both Chelan and Manson school districts are attached Lake Chelan School District Application and Manson School District Application 

At this week's lunch meeting we passed around a signup sheet. If you were not in attendance or still interested in helping, please email Valerie Rohrich at and let her know your preference for school(s), if you would like to read to a classroom or to an individual student, as well as your contact information.

International Service

Iltumaro Primary Progress

Progress continues to be hampered somewhat by supply chain problems and logistical issues. As can be seen in the pictures we are making progress on all areas.

We are beginning to think about the solar power system that will be used primarily for lighting and the bio digester that will provide the natural gas for cooking.

The use of natural gas will be a big change for the mamas that do the cooking. They will need to change their way of thinking significantly. Today they cook over an open fire in an environment that is smoky and full of harmful contaminates. They often carry their babies on their backs so they also are breathing contaminated air.

Roof Joists Being Treated to Prevent Termites

Dormitory Joist Installation

Dormitory Roof Complete

Dining Hall Construction

Girls Toilets

Water Tank Construction

The Fund

What is It?

Lake Chelan Rotary Community & International Fund "The Fund". The Fund is the 501(c)3 arm of Lake Chelan Rotary. As required by Washington State Law it is a separate legal entity from Lake Chelan Rotary. Funds can be donated to "The Fund" tax fee.

The Fund is the entity that is used by Lake Chelan Rotary to provide money for the philanthropic activities that it undertakes, Examples of this are: Scholarships, the Brighter Future Project, 100 Year Anniversary projects and Community Service projects.

The Fund is managed by a Board of Trustees that meets monthly to review finances, the status of projects and to approve the disbursement of funds.  All members are welcome to attend these meetings which are held at 4 p.m. on the third Monday of each month on Zoom.

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!

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

Membership Committee

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

Daryl Ferguson - August 12

Brian Patterson - August 13

Becca Hines - August 14

Julie McCoy - August 14

Dan Hodge - August 17

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.

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

There's still time to join the Life Below Water Cruise with others from Zones 28 and 32!  Click below for more information and registration.

Life Below Water | Zones 28 & 32

Community Announcements

August 9 Lunch Meeting: Mike Steele, Lake 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 W

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

Views of the Lake

This week's photo was taken on July 30 from the Stehekin dock.

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