Board of Directors Meeting
May 09, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
United Way Day of Caring
May 18, 2016
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District 5440 Conference
May 19, 2016 – May 21, 2016
Community (Highway) Clean Up Day
May 21, 2016
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Exchange Student West Coast Bus Tour
Jun 05, 2016 – Jun 18, 2016
Ski Town Golf Classic at Catamount
Jun 11, 2016
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 13, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:46 PM
LIFT-UP: Thanks to Ron Thom for his usual “hat in hand” for Lift - up. And apologies for not recognizing him at meeting or enough, for that matter. And we know every dollar collected matters!
Thanks to Carol Parish and Melissa Gibson for serving as greeters and to Carol for doing our introductions.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Past President, Winnie Delliquadre did our “Thought for the Day” and thanks for enlightening us about the lack of published quotes by women (only 10% are from women) and not for lack of women’s wisdom, right? To find them: www.Quotabelle.com
ANNIVERSARIES: We recognized the following Rotarians for their years of membership: Alice Klauzer (21) Debbie Aragon (19 ) Cam Boyd (16 ) Steve Hitchcock (12) Steve Sehnert (34 – in two clubs) Thanks for all those good years!
Crutches4Africa Drive – Rachelle Summers and Ian Engle, Co-Chairs reminded us about the Crutches4Africa Drive May 6, 7 & 8 and passed around sign up sheets to volunteer at the drop off spots during those days. Volunteers will be put into our Club Runner program, but please give Rachelle or Ian a call if you missed signing up! Also, please place the posters and flyers all around town. We are looking forward to an amazing success story this year as we want to make this, of course, the best ever and to make Dave Talbot, Founder of C4A proud!
Day of Caring on May 18th and Community Clean up Day on May 21st. Tara Weaver reminded us of these two very important volunteer service days. She will be asking for volunteer sign-ups soon. And to repeat from last week: These are opportunities to “do good” in our community, as well as a great way to better get to know your fellow Rotarians! And kids seem to really enjoy helping with the Clean up Day….so bring them along!
District Assembly: Ellen brought back a report of an informative and helpful assembly and thanked Holly Rogers and Lynaia South for attending with her…and to Lynaia for providing such a “Wild Life” ride!
Important Dates: Crutches4Africa Drive – May 6, 7, 8
Day of Caring (with United Way) – May 18
Clean Up Day – May 21
Ski Town Classic – June 10 – 11
Flower Barrels – June 14 (no meeting)_
PROGRAM: Ski Town Classic: Jackie Brown, Chair and some of her committee, Ashley Kane, Steve Sehnert, Tara Weaver and Scott Marr led us through the details of the event to be held June 10 – 11th. Registration at Alpine Bank, Golf at Catamount, reception at Strings, catering by Steamboat Meat & Seafood Company, golf simulator, Legal Tender, live auction, cash raffle, legendary martini bar generously donated by Central Park Liquor and fun fellowship! This is such a hugely important fundraising event for our club. It was successful last year, with several changes in format, and this year look we look forward to an even better event. The goal is to raise $45,000 and with Jackie again at the helm along with co-chair Glen Traylor, with such a great committee and all the great improvements planned, we will surely reach our goal. It’s one of those times when we ask 100% of our membership to help – either through sponsorship, raffle donations, attendance and auction purchase or through giving your time. So please stay tuned and plan on supporting the event in any way you are able.
GOOD NEWS: Thank you to Board Member, Eric Rabesa for doing Good News. So many wonderful (and challenging) vacation and stay-cation stories. Glad all back safe and sound.
See you next week for a presentation by Paul Hebert about our global project with the Kirkau School in Kenya.
Respectfully submitted,Ellen Kendall, Club President
Spring Break – which meant more Rotarians missed the meeting than were at the meeting! Thanks to those who did come – it was a nice gathering!
Thanks to Celina Taylor and Steve Sehnert for serving as greeters. There were no guests to introduce!
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Ellen shared a “Four Way Test” Story. There was quite a pause after the punch line!
Ski Town Classic: Jackie Brown, Chair of Ski Town Classic Committee, asked us to Save the Dates: June 10 – 11th and explained the new aspects (one day of golf, reception on Saturday at Strings with a live auction and cash raffle. Legal Tender will be entertainment.) Next week’s meeting will be all about this event. And it sounds like the $300 hole sponsorships are going fast!
Crutches4Africa Drive – Ian Engle, Co-Chair asked us to Save the Date for the first weekend in May (5,6,7) for this very important service project. And to be prepared to sign up to volunteer at collection locations. ALL mobility devices are greatly appreciated! And Celina Taylor reminded us that we can drop off items at the Boys and Girls Club even before the event. Posters and flyers will be available soon.
Vocation-Rotation - June 7 – Steve Sehnert, Program Chair, reminded us that if we want to be a host location for this meeting, let him know. We can handle a couple more locations.
Day of Caring on May 18th and Community Clean up Day on May 21st. Tara Weaver invited us to participate in these two very important volunteer service days. She will be asking for volunteer sign-ups soon. These are opportunities to “do good” in our community, as well as a great way to better get to know your fellow Rotarians! And kids seem to really enjoy helping with the Clean up Day….so bring them along!
Host Families Needed: Karen McRight announced that we will be needing more host families (for a 3 month time slot) for our two exchange students who will arrive this summer: A girl from Italy and a boy from Chili. We need a total of 6 slots and currently have 3. If you are interested, let Karen know. So far, none of the committed host families are Rotarians – which means the awareness of the value of these experiences to the host families has spread beyond Rotarians. That's a good thing.
District Conference: It’s not too late to register for the conference in Jackson Hole – 5 Rotarians going so far. May 19-21.
PROGRAM: Since we knew this would be a meeting of very low attendance, and because those present were not on vacations, we opted to do a discussion/sharing activity that talked about vacations. We are definitely not lacking in vacation/travel adventures!
GOOD NEWS: Thank you to John Centner for doing Good News. There seemed to be some blackmail going on and we’ll see how that turned out. And thank goodness, Dan Bonner, eventually remembered he and Kim’s anniversary!
See you next week!
Ellen Kendall, Club President
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