Meeting Notes for Jan. 16, 2019

25 people attending

Visitors – Brian Campbell and Baby Jack

Welcome new members Jeff Ackerman and An Marie Morris

Alina Update

Our inbound youth exchange student Alina went skiing again with host sister Megan, met Joseph (another exchange student from France) at Sunrise Rotary and will be attending Wenatchee Wild game this evening to volunteer with the Robotics Club selling chuck a pucks.

Happy Bucks

  • Davis – Moved to Cashmere, daughter’s third birthday is tomorrow

  • Lindsay B. – spent a lovely three days in the Methow Valley/Twisp area.

  • Selina – had complimentary tickets to the Art Ed. Assoc. “Signature” event to share.

  • Rob – Jeff Ackerman won $900 at Wild game on chuck a puck

  • Ivan – shared about Heidi Schreck play – she is writer and lead monologue.

  • Katja – Thankful for ski passes provided by Rotary Club for her daughter and Alina

Announcements

  • Rob emailed out the “Rotary Basics”

  • Joint Rotary Wild game is 2/15/2019

  • Has a sign up sheet for WVC Hall of Fame Dinner for servers.

  • Reminded Club our Sheila Dresker will be inducted on the WVC Hall of Fame

  • Linsday B – Mardi Gras Party will be 2/20 or 3/5. Still working on details.

Program: Friends of the Horan Natural Area

Bruce moved to Wenatchee 3 ½ years ago and discovered the HNA through the Board of Audubon Society. HNA is located near Confluence Park and the Walla Walla Pint Park and the convergence of the Wenatchee & Columbia Rivers. The HNA consists of walking paths, ponds, weeds, plants of value, birding hot spots, wood ducks and more.

The HNA board and staff are looking towards improvements for the area: diversity of aquatic and terrestrial habitat, center for regional environmental education, a place to study and understand indigenous history, a regional place of pride. Bruce discussed locations of the points of access to the area are and parking availability. The Friends of the Horan Natural Area group has been created for anyone interested in volunteering.

Notes by Cindy Herdt, Confluence Rotary Communications Committee