Meeting Notes for Oct. 10, 2018

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Guests:

Rotarians Harrison Mutikanga and David Isingoma from the Kampala North and Kampala South Rotary clubs respectively. Kampala, Uganda.


Alina’s Update:

Having Fun at the Rotary Youth Exchange Convention in Penticton

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Our Rotary Youth Exchange student Alina Heikkurinen joined about 40 other exchange students from around the globe in Penticton, B.C. recently. She had a great time and made a lot of friends. Our club youth exchange officer Patrick Bodell and his wife and brand new club member Mabel, as well as our youth exchange counselor Kat Bonny joined Alina and fellow Rotarians for the conference.

Announcements

  • Oct. 24 is the meal to end polio at the Wenatchee Valley Senior Center. $5 gets you in the door and raffle tickets are availble for purchase. It’s a modified pot luck, so folks are asked to bring a heavy appetizer or dessert. Please email Lindsay Bentsen at lindsay.bentsen@gmail.com for details, but you can also find all the info and RSVP on Facebook here.

  • Rob was please to announce that our Gorge concert fundraiser brought in about $11k for our foundation over the summer. Great job everyone who volunteered!

  • The Battle of the Bridges, aka the Eastmont vs. WHS football game is on Nov. 2 and we need volunteers to help serve concessions. Volunteers are asked to be to the Apple Bowl in Wenatchee at 6 pm. Please email Rob Tidd at rtidd@corpoffices.org for details and to let him know if you can help out.

Happy Bucks

  • Shannon had $2, one for relatives who were spared from the hurricane’s path in the Carolinas recently and another for NW Battle Buddies, which is a veterans’ charity organization she’s involved with.

  • Rob had a buck for the Wenatchee Wild’s home opener.

  • Lindsay had a buck and a plug for the meal to end polio raffle on the 24th. Please bring cash and buy raffle tickets!

  • I (Dominick) had a buck in celebration of my wife Kathryn’s birthday.

  • Richard had a buck for his recent Montreal, Canada trip. He went with his wife and fellow Rotarian Robin, and Rob and Bealinda Tidd joined them for the Rotary Zone Training session that followed Richard’s governor training. Then they went to Nashville for a transit meeting. Busy, busy!

Program:

Water and Sanitation Projects in Haiti, by Wenatchee Rotary

Presented by Gary Arseneault and Kay Gilbert

Gary and Kay gave an eye-opening presentation about Wenatchee Rotary’s ongoing work on sanitation and clean water projects in Haiti since the devastating earthquake in 2010. You can watch the powerful short film about the project above to learn more. The project is poised to take the next leap forward and become a larger part of Rotary International’s efforts in the region. But they can use our help. It’s still an uphill battle and they need financial help as well as volunteers for the next trip to Haiti. Get more info by visit Wenatchee Rotary Club’s website here.