Community Service

Lake Chelan Rotary has been involved in many community service projects since it was founded in 1926.  Community Service Projects may be driven and executed by Lake Chelan Rotary or other local organizations we partner with.  This may include, but is not limited to local government, churches  and service organizations.   A Community service project may involve providing both labor and materials but cannot involve the purchase or rental of property or include the direct purchase of equipment.

Each year Lake Chelan Rotary sets aside money in its budget to do community service projects. We are ready to respond to local needs as may be necessary.

Below is the general organization structure of how community service projects are executed.  Team members may act as members of a specific team or may be involved with a single project.

Community service projects can be initiated by anyone by completing the Community Service Project Form.  Each project will be evaluated to determine needs, schedule requirements and cost to complete.  Once approved the project will be scheduled and team members will be assigned.

Community Service Project Teams

Chairperson: Dr. Ty Witt

Project Triage: Randy Brooks


Karen Feek, Lester Cooper, John Peehl

Team 1 Captain:

Brent Morrison

Larry Bowers

Lee Parker

Team 2 Captain:

Randy Brooks

Don Lloyd

Team 3 Captain:

Scott McKellar

Dave Oglevie

Ron Hart

Team 4 Captain:

Phil Moller

Barb Koenig

Randi Burchett

Team Members:

Tom Walters

Jim Slaugenhaupt

Sandy Calicoat

Bruce Hurst

Tom Knophs

Lew Clark

Glen Kerns

Dan Hodge

Team Members:

Connie Lorenz

Karen Takagi

Kate Tomlinson

Jessie Simmons

Kyle Plew

Manuel Navarro

Jim Heg

Kelly Allen

Team Members:

Concie Luna

John Ausnes

Kirk McGovern

Chris Milsap

Tiffany Gering

Jordana LaPorte

Kari Grover-Wier

Team Members:

Mandi Dawson

Guy Evans

Tim Hollingsworth

Coron Polley

Tom Warren

Lyle Mettler

Dail Jones

Community Service Calendar (Events/Projects)

Community Service History

Lake Chelan Rotary Club has for many years been the leader in the development and construction of parks for the community. These have included: the Gateway Park honoring Rotary Past District Governor (and Mayor) Joyce Stewart, located at Webster and Woodin; Ruth Pingrey Centennial Park overlooking the U.S. Forest Service District offices; the east entrance triangle “Goat” park on the road to Chelan Falls and Walmart; instrumental in the planning and advocacy of the new school district soccer fields and the purchase of the seating; and most recently the corner park located at Columbia and Manson Highway at the edge of the Safeway parking lot. In all of these parks Lake Chelan Rotary was instrumental in the financing and physical construction of the projects with member and community volunteers. When you have a park idea, just ask Rotary!

Development of Community Parks

Lake Chelan Rotarians in Pateros

$ 10,000 Donation to Pateros Fire Relief

The Lake Chelan Rotary Club, at a special Board meeting on Tuesday, July 22, donated $10,000 of club reserves to the victims of the devastating fires in Central Washington.  The donation was made to the Fire Relief fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Washington ( Rotary President Jeff Fehr said “we are all impacted by the terrible fire tragedies affecting our neighbors to the North, and we wanted to step up and help out. We raise money from our activities just so we can help out when the need is there. Lake Chelan Rotary is the nearest Rotary club to Pateros, Brewster, and the Methow Valley and we want to do all we can to help.”

In addition the Lake Chelan Rotary Club has committed through their Community Pride and Small Project committees of their club to begin such community projects that become available to begin the restoration of the communities that have been hit by the fire devastation.  These future efforts will be funded by donations to the Lake Chelan Rotary Community & International Fund which is a 501(c)(3) charity managed by the club.  Anyone wishing to donate to this unique effort can send checks to the Fund made out to LC Rotary Community & International Fund at P.O. Box 601, Chelan, WA 98816.  Any questions about the Fund, or requests for community projects can be directed to Jeff Fehr at 888-0856 or 679-6560.

Peace Poles in Chelan