May 2019                         


Dear Sisters in DKG,

A big thank you from me to all the sisters who did such a great job at Convention…we were super stars! Check out the attendees in their convention shirts at our next meeting! They will share more information about Convention at our June luncheon.

My trip to Ireland was wonderful although the first day it rained, snowed, hailed, sleeted, and blew! I hope everyone is looking forward to our “field trip” to the Link Columbia Transfer Station May 14. Be sure to read Teri’s membership spotlight for details. We will have a sack lunch that night before our ride so bring your $10.00. If you need a ride, let Teri or I know.

Our end of the year luncheon will be June 8, 2019 at 11:30 at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club. The callers will be checking in with you around May 22 for your luncheon choices. We need to let the management know about our numbers and choices by May 28. The following are your lunch choices:
1. Apple gorgonzola chicken salad with a roll.
2. Grilled chicken Caesar salad with a roll.
3. Turkey croissant sandwich with fruit.
4. Shrimp salad croissant sandwich with avocado & tomato.

Rosa Eilert, President

Robert sez: " Do not cross talk or talk to each other when another member is speaking. All remarks go thru to the chair. "

Zeta Chapter members are a busy group participating in a variety of activities—Alpha Sigma State Convention, Apple Blossom musical, drama, and the fun parade plus other community involvement. One member thought she wouldn’t be missed if she traveled to Ireland and now we are proud that Rosa was named to lead Area 8 chapters. Then we have a second member who quietly assumes her chapter duties as well as support her daughter’s many involvements.

Yes, you are right to guess Marilynn Weaver, our Parliamentarian. Efficiency demands attention and Marilynn was asked to serve on the Alpha Sigma State By-Laws Committee. Although Marilynn declined the honor, Zeta members are pleased with your recognition.

Pat Strand is embarking on a global educational adventure from June 1-30 and her destination is NW Tanzania with time at Serengeti National Park. Her program is offered through Concordia College Global Language Center in Moorhead, Minnesota and her group will number 18 teachers. Goal is to offer students ages 11-12 a comfortable English learning environment as they are moving from their traditional school setting to a course of work taught in English. We look forward to hearing more about your experience, Pat.

Members, don’t forget to let Teri, Rosa, or myself aware of any change in your contact information. We will inform Ken, our webmaster, so the newsletter will arrive and keep you connected. Also Maria will make the necessary updates for State and International.


Carmen Bossenbrock, awarded the
Rotary International P
olio Pioneer Award.

District Governor Sherry presented the rare Rotary International PolioPlus Pioneer Award to Carmen, now age 90, for her early work treating polio victims alongside Past Rotary International President,  Dr. Ed Cadman in the 1950s and 60s.

The award is made to honor Rotarians who provided extraordinary service to The Rotary Foundation, such service having a substantial impact on the ultimate goal of polio eradication.  

Eligibility is limited to Rotarians who performed exceptionally meritorious service to the ultimate cause of polio eradication prior to 1 November   1992.

Wenatchee Rotary is part of District 5060 that covers an area from as far north as Kamloops, Canada to Yakima, Washington.

"And They Said It Couldn't Be Done"

The 35' BYD K9S that will be joining LINK's fleet in 2016 (Photo: Business Wire)Electrical buses?? Sounds impossible, doesn't it? Join us on a field trip to the Link Transit station and find out if this could be true. We will enjoy a talk about these buses, learn about trip planning, get information about using our city bus system and end with a ride around town....on an electrical bus!

See you at 4:30/5:00 at Columbia Station, 300S Columbia Street. Enter the door on Kittitas Street and take the elevator to the third floor. You can park in the Park and Ride next to the train stop for passengers across Columbia Street from the Link Building.

After a short business meeting, we will open our sack lunches that Kay and her crew have provided for us. The program from Link Transit will follow.

From the news:
WENATCHEE, Wash.--()--Link Transit in the City of Wenatchee, Washington has made a historic decision that secures it a spot among America’s most elite transit agencies. This summer, Link will take delivery of their first four battery electric transit buses from the global electric vehicle leader BYD Coach & Bus. “This is a historic moment for both Link Transit and the state of Washington,” said Richard DeRock Executive Director of Link Transit.


17 - Cathy Reasor
17 - Betty Carrick
19 - Arlene Jones
19 - Maria Diaz
23 - Pauline Peterson
29 - Carmen Bossenbrock

02-Tami Lopushinsky
10-Joanne Dalinkus
19-Geneva McCoy
22-Mardine Larsen
28-Vinny Lee


View from Mountain Home Road, Leavenworth

Zeta Chapter Officers

President-Rosa Eilert
1st Vice-President-Teri St. Jean - Programs
2nd Vice-President- Mardine Larsen - Membership
Treasurer- Maria Diaz
Area 8 Liaison - Cathy Johnson, Wilbur
Recording Secretary -
Gloria Waddell/Sherry Schreck
Corresponding Secretary - Cathy Reasor
Parliamentarian - Marilynn Weaver
Past President - Geneva McCoy Jardine