Meeting Notes for Sept. 27, 2017

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  • Proposed new member Shannon McManus
  • David Davin with Wenatchee Valley College 
  • Stacie de Mestre, spouse of new member Cam de Mestre

President Richard's "This Day In History" 

On this day in history, John Adams was sent to talk peace with the British and end the Revoluntary War. Lots of other stuff happened and you can see more via the History channel here

Happy Bucks

  • $1 from president Richard. He took two exchange students to a Mariners game recently and good on him because what is any cultural experience in the U.S. without enjoying our national pastime? 
  • $1 from Rob for the Tonasket/Waterville football game. 
  • Another $1 from Richard for the recent college rankings which came out, many PNW institutions of higher learning made the list! 
  • $1 from Greg for WVC, which is ranked 24th out of 900 on the rankings of community colleges in the country. Way to go WVC! 


  • No meeting on Oct. 18, instead we will be having a social at Rob and Bealinda Tidd's house. It starts at 6:30, Rob will follow up with further details and directions. 
  • Know a youngster interested in Rotary exchange? Tomorrow evening, Oct. 5th at Wenatchee High School there is an information/application session. 
  • Wenatchee North will be sponsoring an exchange student! The board voted unanimously to get involved as a club in the exchange program and host a student starting in 2018. 
  • Oct. 11's meeting will be a committee work day. Committees will establish work plans and goals, and if you haven't joined a committee yet, this is a perfect day to see what you might be interested in. 
  • District Assembly is Oct. 27 & 28 in beautiful Osoyoos, B.C. and officers are strongly encouraged to attend. For more info and to register online, click here
  • Our RI president's goal is peace building, and there's an event centered around clean water and food coming up soon. For more info on that, check out district 5060's website here

Board meeting updates

  1. We will be hosting an exchange student next year. 
  2. We need to raise more money, as a club. 
  3. The question of moving upstairs to the VIP lounge was brought up, is that something the club would want?  

Classification talks – we heard from two new members

Cam de Mestre

Cam and his wife Stacie have a lot on their plate. They're expecting a child AND he's running for public office, fire commissioner to be specific. He's a firefighter and she works at the PUD. He's one of four boys who all played sports growing up so our club's dedication to youth sports is one of the things that interested him about our group. That and Rob Tidd's tenacity in recruiting him, which you have all witnessed firsthand... 

Sarah Franklin

Sarah recently moved to Wenatchee from Bellingham, and she's from Omak originally. She works at Confluence Health and spends a lot of time doting on her pooch, a 68-pound hound ironically-named "Mouse". She and Kathryn are sisters and she enjoys cooking and hiking and spends a lot of time with her nephew and nieces.