Lake Chelan Century Challenge - June 24, 2017 - Don Morse Park at 9:00am Lake Chelan Cycle de Vine - June 24, 2017 - Don Morse Park at 9.00am Rotary Radiothon - April 2016, 2017 - KOZI 8:00am to 4:00pm Rotary Club Meeting - Tsillan Cellars - Tuesdays at 11:45am Satellite Club Meeting - The Vogue - 1st & 3rd Thursday at 7:00am
Rotary International is a leadership organization made up of local and civic leaders we meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships, and get things done in our community.
Specifically, Lake Chelan Rotary is an action oriented group of men and women focused on local and global efforts to improve the quality of life for all people. We have been servicing the communities of the Lake Chelan Valley since 1926 – 2016 will be our 90th birthday. Some of the beneficiaries of the clubs efforts locally have included the Chelan and Manson High School Scholarships, Chelan Valley Food Bank, Chelan Valley Hope, and many high school club activities. We support scholarships for deserving college bound Chelan and Manson High School seniors and students having a vocational interest following high school. We also provide scholarships for exceptional second year students.
Lake Chelan Rotary supports and advises the Chelan High School Interact Club that was sponsored in 2011. The Interact students visited Guatemala in 2013, Nicaragua in June 2015, the Rotary International Convention in Seoul Korea in 2016 and are planning a trip to Kenya in 2017.
Internationally, we are part of Rotary International’s Polio Plus program, a very successful 30 year effort to eliminate Polio worldwide. In the Rotary Year 2015-2016, 84% of our members contributed to the Rotary International Foundation and continued our long tradition or Every Rotarian Every Year. We also continued to support the Nkoilale Primary School in Kenya and completed a major project to provide 6 new toilets, 150 school desks, 24 tables, 50 chairs and installed solar lighting in 23 village homes.
Lake Chelan Rotary has its own 501(c)3, known as the Lake Chelan Rotary Community & International Fund (“The Fund”). You can make tax deducable donations to “The Fund” online by following the link on this Homepage. “The Fund” will have its own webpage very soon.
Each and every week we publish a newsletter known as LakeViews. LakeViews has won the District 5060 award for being the best club newsletter for each of the last five years. You can see the most recent copy of LakeViews by going to “News” or by using the link on this home page.
Lake Chelan Rotary Club members are all volunteers. We joined Rotary because we want to participate in making our community and world a better place to live in and we have fun doing it. If you are a like-minded person, check us out. Attend one of our meetings as our guest. Membership is open to everyone regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.
Thank you for visiting our website.
Kevin Abel | President 2016-2017
Lake Chelan Rotary Club, Chelan, WA USA
Calendar of Events and Activities
Club Meeting: Bess Detering – President of Okanogan-Omak Rotary
Club Meeting: Dr. Shannon Larsen will talk about the Gates Foundation and Polio Plus
Club Meeting: – Rich Watson will Present Rotary 101
Club Social: Our social for the month of October will be at the home of Dick and Peach Simonds
Club Meeting: – Pete Jelsing, Wenatchee Technical Center Director.
Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization. More than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”. They provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary International Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
Lake Chelan Rotary was chartered March 24, 1926 and has been going strong ever since. Currently over 70 men and women are active members. We have one honorary members.
Our regular meeting is held at Tsillan Cellars on Hwy. 97A, each Tuesday beginning at 11:45 a.m.