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May 10, 2017 11:00 AM
Ohio University Inn, Wilson Room
Call to Order:     Michael Noel
Meeting called to order at 11:10 am. The following board members were present: Ed Peterson, Dave Diggle, Cita Strauss, Brandon Elliot (via phone), Tara Gilts and Mike Noel  
Secretary’s Report:        Edward Peterson  
  • Minutes from April meeting were accepted. Dave Diggle made the motion to accept and Cita Strauss seconded it with unanimous approval.
  • The petition to reconsider the Gun, Weapons and Armament Policy recently adopted by RI was tabled by Edward Peterson. The changes to the policy were reviewed and a short discussion ensued. A motion was made to vote on accepting the recommended wording of the petition. The board members present voted unanimously approve the wording and submit the petition to RI. Mike Noel was authorized by the board members present to sign the petition for Emilia Alonso-Sameno due to her absence and the requirement to send the petition to RI by mid May. Edward Peterson was tasked with submitting the signed petition. A copy of the petition is included in these minutes.   
Treasurer’s Report:        Dave Diggle
  • Monthly Budget Update was accepted. Cita Strauss made the motion to accept and Tara Gilts seconded with unanimous approval. The report is included with the minutes.
  • Specific points of discussion on the report:
    • The outstanding amount in member accounts continues to decline as members pay their quarterly dues.
    • Tom Erlenwein will be dropped from the membership rolls as of 1July.
    • Dave Diggle reported that RI and District dues have been increased and that will result in the quarterly club dues increasing by $1/Quarter.
    • Dave Diggle believes that the OU Inn will be increasing the cost of lunch in the near future. The amount of the increase is not yet known.
    • Dave Diggle reported that 4 new members joined the club in 2017, 1 in 2016 and that there are no remaining members of the 3 that joined in 2015. Mike Noel will be contacting the new members and encouraging them to commit to supporting the Rotary International foundation.
Vocational Service Report:         Tom Gibbs
  • No Report
Club Service Report:                  Tara Gilts
  • Tara Gilts mentioned that the Sunrise club is sponsoring  the Pints for Polio happy hour event on 5/10 at the Eclipse. The Eclipse will donate $1 per beer ordered to Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio. Our club will provide snacks at the event.
  • Tara Gilts will circulate get-well cards for Scott Malcom and Tom Gibbs at our next regular meeting.
  • A date for the Copperheads' game has not yet been set. An effort will be made to schedule the game earlier this year to hopefully have cooler weather.
  • The board expressed a desire that the lunch be catered rather than using the ball park's menu.
Community Service Report:        Tom Pyle
  • No report
International Service Report:        Cita Strauss
  • There is nothing new to report on the short term outbound student.
  • Cita Strauss stated the our club's scholarships have been awarded. Approximately $13,000 total was awarded.
New Generations Report:           Brandon Elliot
  • Brandon Elliot reported that Daniele Klein and Anru Tian have been selected for the RYLA scholarships. Two additional alternates were also selected.
  • The Interact club will be volunteering at the Thunder Bunny Trail Race by manning a water station. There was discussion about how to have Rotary signs or banners at the station to advertise our participation.
President Comments:                Emilia Alonso-Sameño
  • No report
President Elect Comments:        Mike Noel
  • Update on District Conference
    • Mike Noel reported that 4 club members attended the conference: Mike Noel, Brandon Elliot, Jackie Collins and Michelle Wilson.
    • The meeting was informative and helpful.
    • The club raised $300.00 from our donations to the silent auction.
  • The international project to filter water for schools in India has been approved but has been put off 1 year in order to complete the paperwork requirements of Rotary associated with plans for training and maintaining the facility.
  • Next year's presidential project has not yet been decided on as there are several local projects under consideration. The upgrade to the Jamaican dental clinic still requires additional definition. 
Past-President Comments:         Mario Grijalva
  • No report
Announcement of next meeting: June 8, 2017 11:00 AM
Adjournment at 12:17 pm
Thank you for your service to the Athens Rotary Club!
April 2017 Financial Summary