Lake Chelan Century Challenge - Saturday September 18, 2021- Chelan River Park at 7:00am Rotary Club Meeting - ZOOM Mtg - Tuesdays at 11:45am Satellite Club Meeting - 1st & 3rd Thursday at 7:00am - The Vogue Rotary/KOZI Golden Egg Hunt - Saturday April 16, 2022 Rotary Chelan Chase - Saturday October 22, 2021 8:00am Satellite Club Meeting - 2nd & 4th Thursday at 5:00pm - Ancestry Cellars
Welcome to the Lake Chelan Rotary Club! I am honored to serve as President in the 2021-2022 Rotary year. Our club has been dedicated to making a difference in our local community and around the world for 95 years. We persevered through the challenges of the past year and accomplished so much despite it all. We adapted. And we know we must keep adapting based on the evolving needs of the people and the planet that we serve.
Look around our community and you will see the Pingrey Mural depicting the history of Chelan, the educational Planet Walk at Riverwalk Park, the Peace Poles in the corner park near Safeway. Look closer, and you will see individuals whose lives were changed through educational opportunities, mentoring, improved health, and wheelchair ramps.
Thanks to our hard working and inspired members, we are involved in a multitude of projects and services that improve lives in so many aspects. Our club is embracing Rotary’s newest area of focus, Supporting the Environment, in a big way. The launch of 911 Glass Rescue in June 2021 brings a much needed solution for glass recycling and repurposing to our valley. Youth Services is another key area of service for our club that will help us move into the future in a positive way, with scholarships for local students, the Buzz on Biz entrepreneurial training program at Manson High School, plans for a Book Buddies reading program to benefit elementary school students, Youth Exchange, and an Interact club at Chelan High School. We helped finance and build the new Singleton Park playground in Manson. We have a hard working Community Service team who tackles projects nearly every week, big and small. And we continue to change lives in Kenya where we have helped build classrooms, addressed hygiene needs through building of toilets and water tanks, and provided work opportunities for local economies.
As our valley grows, so do our opportunities for service. We invite others to join us at our meetings and consider becoming part of our organization. We need your talent and enthusiasm. If you are passionate about a particular cause or have an idea for a project, there are others who can help bring it to life. Or, if you are looking for a sense of belonging in our community and simply want to serve others while meeting like-minded friends, this club may be the place for you. This year’s Rotary International theme is “Serve to Change Lives.” By doing so, you will also change your own for the better.
I look forward to a year of having fun and doing good in partnership with our members and the community. Together, we have much to look forward to and accomplish.
Yours in Service,
Rotary Club of Lake Chelan President, 2021-2022
The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. While we serve in countless ways, we’ve focused our efforts on seven Causes to maximize our impact. These Causes encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a proven record of success in addressing them: