Walla Walla         
Washington            
Noon Club #271              

District 5080              

"Welcome to the Walla Walla Noon Rotary Club" - John Cress, President

Service Above Self

Thursdays at 11:45 a.m.
Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
6 W Rose St / PO Box 418
Walla Walla, WA  99362
United States
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Jun 29, 2017
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Leslie Hay
Jul 06, 2017
WWCC Biology
Bob Ferguson
Jul 13, 2017
Attorney General of Washington
 
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
11:45 a.m.
Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
(in Renaissance Room)
Program: Rotary Youth Exchange
 

Presented by: Sara Archer & Bianca

Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time.

Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students 15 to 19 years old are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.
 
What are the benefits?
Exchange students unlock their true potential to:
  • Develop lifelong leadership skills
  • Learn a new language and culture
  • Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
  • Become a global citizen
How long do exchanges last?
Long-term exchanges last a full academic year, and students attend local schools and live with multiple host families.
 
Short-term exchanges last from several days to three months and are often structured as camps, tours, or homestays that take place when school is not in session.
 
What are the costs?
Room and board are provided, as well as any school fees. Each program varies, but students are usually responsible for:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel documents (such as passports and visas)
  • Spending money and any additional travel or tours
How can I apply?
Candidates are 15-19 years old and are leaders in their schools and communities. Contact your local Rotary club to see what exchange opportunities are available and what the application process involves. Find a Rotary club near you
 
Can I host an exchange student?
Hosting an exchange student can be incredibly rewarding for your family, bringing an international experience directly into your home. Host families provide room and board and share their lives with exchange students, involving them in family, community, and cultural activities. All host families are screened and trained. 
 
If you’re interested in learning more about being a host family, contact a Rotary club near you.
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Fellow Rotarian, Jim Zimmerman, shared the following:
 
Starting last Thursday, the 15th of June, the Columbia Valley Daybreak (CVD) Club will be meeting at Country Gentleman Public House at 9221 W Clearwater Ave @ 7am every Thursday morning until September 15th.  Please post and announce at club meetings so people are not driving to Tri-Tech.
 
This change is due to Summer & Summer School logistics for Tri-Tech.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
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The 2017 Walla Walla Rotary Awards Banquet is to be held on Thursday evening, June 29, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center. The Social Hour kicks off at 5:30 PM with the first beverage complimentary at the no host bar. The dinner begins at 6:30 PM. There is no particular dress code for this evening. Just wear what you think would be appropriate and comfortable to an evening of fellowship.
 
But remember: there will be NO luncheon meeting for that week. The evening event is included in your dues for you and one guest. Additional guests are $15 each.
 
There WILL be an attendance drawing for $500! Names will be drawn until someone present actually wins!
 
At the dinner there will be a presentation of awards, the installation of our new officers, plus we get to celebrate the last official event of our President John Cress.
 
Please RSVP at this week's meeting or contact Jan Corn with attendee (s) info impresssalon@gmail.com or 509.200.9881
 
Rotarian Alan Fielding (left) and President John Cress (right) introduced Melisa Garcia (center), $1,000 High School Scholarship recipient at our June 1, noon meeting. She is a senior at Touchet High School where she has held a leadership role on the cheerleader team. Melisa earned her way to the Future Business Leaders of America State Competition in public speaking.

Though many obstacles have come her way, Melisa has shown great determination in overcoming them all to become the first in her family to attend college where she intends to pursue a Bachelor’s of Education with a major in Spanish. Her goal is to be a high school Spanish teacher.

The Rotary Club of Walla Walla is pleased to award Melisa Garcia this $1,000 scholarship, a young woman with unquenchable determination to achieve what to many in her position would be unattainable. Best wishes from all of us!
 
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Rotarians Duane Depping (right) and President John Cress (center) introduced Ivan Figueroa (left), $1,000 High School Scholarship recipient at our June 1, noon meeting. Ivan is a senior at Prescott High School where he is very active in both school and the community: tutoring students at Vista Hermosa, leading the Vista Hermosa youth group, a stellar member of Knowledge Bowl, FFA, and We-Day.

Ivan has taken advantage of the Running Start program at WWCC to prepare him for Washington State University this fall where he plans to pursue construction management.

There are some young people that just make you smile and believe they will be extraordinary caregivers for our world. This is the epitome of our seventh and final Rotary Scholarship recipient for 2017.

Best wishes from all of us at the Rotary Club of Walla Walla Ivan Figueroa!
 
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Rotarians Tom Osborn (center) and President John Cress (right) representing The Rotary Club of Walla Walla, presented a $1,500 gift to the College Place Public Schools in support of the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programs at our June 8, noon meeting. Accepting the check was fellow Rotarian Tim Payne, superintendent of the school district. The gift will be used to purchase a 3D printer and materials.
 
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Rotarian Linda Hardy (center) presented a $1,000 Rotary High School Scholarship to Mason Novak (left) at our May 11, noon meeting.

Mason is a senior at Lincoln High School who will be attending WWCC this fall, and eventually to a four year university with aspirations of becoming a museum curator. A big heart and immense determination has been Mason’s hallmark as he struggled to overcome cancer, losing his hearing to the chemotherapy in the process.

When not studying, Mason enjoys being on stage. He has had roles in every Lincoln High School play for the last four years. He has also participated in many fundraisers for the drama programs including soaping up vehicles in Lincoln High School car washes and flipping pancakes for appreciative breakfast appetites.

A counselor at Lincoln says: “Mason deserves this scholarship because he is a hard worker and will make good use of the funds. When he says he is going to do something or be somewhere he keeps his word.”

The Rotary Club of Walla Walla is proud to award Mason Novak this scholarship. Best wishes from all of us.

 
Our WW Noon Rotary Club is a recipient of a Sherwood Trust Grant! We have been awarded $17,000 to install playground equipment at Wildwood Park! Be on the lookout for more details and sign ups to help install the equipment. Thank you, Donald & Virginia Sherwood!
 
Read more about all of this year's recipients: http://www.union-bulletin.com/news/sherwood-trust-grants-tally-m-plus-this-year/article_48b7bd7c-4ae2-11e7-85bc-3fe2512c7996.html
 
 
 

Walla Walla University’s I Cantori choir, directed by Kraig Scott performed at our May 25, noon meeting. They were delightful!

The university’s select choir, an auditioned group chosen from the 1,900-member student body, enjoys a history of touring that began in 1929. Renamed I Cantori (Italian: “the singers”) in 1979, the ensemble has traveled extensively in the Pacific Northwest and western United States and appeared also in Canada, Russia, and Romania. Their repertoire focuses on classical church music but includes a wide variety of mostly sacred styles. The choir regularly performs for the 2,000-member Walla Walla University Church of Seventh-day Adventists and offers a major concert each quarter on campus.

 

Rotarian Kris Hedine (right) introduced us to Riley Winnett (left) at our May 18, noon meeting; recipient of our $1,000 High School Scholarship. Riley is a senior at Walla Walla High School and attends the Southeast Area Technical Skills Center (SEATECH) at Walla Walla Community College in the electrician trainee program.


For Riley, a standout athlete and student at WaHi, braving injuries has become a way of life as he has suffered numerous injuries on and off the playing field. One car accident with his sister left Riley with a severe concussion resulting in an absence of three months from school.


Despite these injuries, and the time spent healing, Riley has earned a 3.45 GPA. He plans to continue studies at WWCC and looks forward to pursuing a BA in business in the Air Force and eventually starting his own solar energy business, working towards a fully sustainable energy source.


President John Cress (center) and the Rotary Club of Walla Walla extend our admiration for the courage and perseverance of Riley Winnett, our 2017 Walla Walla High School Rotary Scholarship recipient.

Rotarian Kris Hedine (right) introduced us to Riley Winnett (left) at our May 18, noon meeting; recipient of our $1,000 High School Scholarship. Riley is a senior at Walla Walla High School and attends the Southeast Area Technical Skills Center (SEATECH) at Walla Walla Community College in the electrician trainee program.


For Riley, a standout athlete and student at WaHi, braving injuries has become a way of life as he has suffered numerous injuries on and off the playing field. One car accident with his sister left Riley with a severe concussion resulting in an absence of three months from school.


Despite these injuries, and the time spent healing, Riley has earned a 3.45 GPA. He plans to continue studies at WWCC and looks forward to pursuing a BA in business in the Air Force and eventually starting his own solar energy business, working towards a fully sustainable energy source.


President John Cress (center) and the Rotary Club of Walla Walla extend our admiration for the courage and perseverance of Riley Winnett, our 2017 Walla Walla High School Rotary Scholarship recipient.

 

Thursday is "Chocolate Éclair Day"
 
The very word strikes our taste buds like lightening and fills our minds with images of rich cream, light dough, and a creamy topping that just whisks us away to old Paris. Chocolate Éclair Day celebrates one of the most decadent of treats to come out of the confectioners trade since time out of mind. While there are as many varieties of Éclair as there are confectioners to create new delicacies, but the one that is a strong stand by that leaves us all drooling is the Chocolate Éclair.
 
History of Chocolate Éclair Day
Éclair… An enticing name for a treat, it even sounds decadent, but what does it actually mean? Éclair means “flash of lightning” and describes the speed at which these delicacies will disappear if left unguarded. These delicious treats were said to have first been invented by the French Chef Antonin Carême, a man with a tragic history that led to a grand creation in the early 19th century. He was abandoned by his parents in the tumultuous days of the French Revolution and found work as kitchen boy to keep himself housed and fed. Some time later he found himself working as an apprentice to a famous pâtissier named Sylvain Bailly.
 
The young boy blossomed into an amazingly talented chef, so talented in fact that when he left Bailly’s training he was able to move from employer to employer with impunity. This was rare in a time when one’s employer practically owned them, in this case, he could move freely, such was his talent. Out of that talent came a long-standing love for the delicacy that would disappear so fast it was named for this tendency. Some time later the Chocolate Éclair was invented and took its well-deserved position as the King of the Éclair.
 
How to celebrate Chocolate Éclair Day
It’s one of the greatest ways to celebrate any holiday ever! Chocolate Éclair Day is best celebrated by indulging in the amazing variety of ways you can create a Chocolate Éclair. Milk chocolate topping? Absolutely! Dark Chocolate? Oh yes. Sprinkled with dried raspberries? Seriously man, what are you waiting for? There’s no wrong way to create a Chocolate Éclair, and Chocolate Éclair Day encourages you to try them all! If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you can even try to create them on your own at home, who knows, you could be the next Antonin Carême. You won’t know if you don’t try!
 

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Chocolate Éclair Day

Rotarian Todd Brandenburg (left) introduced us to Sean Childs (right) 2017 Rotary Scholarship recipient from Walla Walla Valley Academy where he is a standout young man bent on getting a fine education with aspirations of becoming a police officer.

Sean is both employed and volunteers at SonBridge, earning him admiration from his school principal for his great work ethic while still maintaining a 3.32 grade average. Sean is looking forward to entering college this fall near San Francisco. Many believe Sean will bring order and empathy, caring and consoling, and smart decision making to whichever police force he joins.

The Rotary Club of Walla Walla is proud to present a $1,000 scholarship to Sean Childs. Best wishes from all of us!

 

All Rotarians are welcome to attend Rotary Board of Directors Meetings at the Courtyard at Marriott (Rose St) on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, from noon to 1 PM.  It’s a good way to complete Blue Badge requirements or make up a missed meeting. 

The next meetings will be held Monday, July 3rd and 17th.

Attendees do not need to order lunch in advance. A buffet lunch is available upon arrival and is optional for a $15 charge posted to the Rotary account of those who choose the lunch option.

 
 
 

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