The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Jefferson, Iowa met in regular session at the Junkyard Cafe on April 1, 2022. President Elect Mike Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:02 AM. Board members in attendance were Tim Christensen, Tim Buenz, Sherry Palmer, Loren Turner, Mike Palmer, Bill Monroe, Bob Schwarzkopf, Thomas Laehn, Chad Stevens, and Denny Hammen. Jim Teusch, Hollie Roberts, Bill Steussy, and Ian Wilkinson were absent. Alexis Stevens (Secretary) was also present.

A motion was made by Christensen and seconded by Monroe to approve the board minutes as written for the March board meeting. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Christensen and seconded by Monroe to approve the club’s financial records from the month of March as presented by Schwarzkopf. Motion carried.
COMMITTEE REPORTS                       
Leave of Absence: Larry Teeples until further notice,
Resignations: None
New Membership: Membership now stands at 32.
Chicken Dinner: Net of $2222 which is about $50 difference from previous years. Buenz recommended that $125 of the proceeds go to the Aktion club for their help with the fundraiser. Hammen so moved and S. Palmer seconded. Motion carried.
Junkyard Meeting Room: Sherry Palmer indicated that a work session to paint the meeting room will be scheduled on May 14th starting between 8 and 9 AM.

Packets for New Members: No Report; however, members will be asked to supply their current Kiwanis International magazine to put into new member packets.
Election of Officers and Directors: Schwarzkopf reminded the board that our annual meeting has beenset for May 11th . The nominating committee will nominate officer positions (secretary and treasurer), a new vice president-elect, and 3 board members on April 27th.
Website Sponsorships: Our website has an annual cost of $460 and is paid by selling a revolving ad to various business for $50 each. 4 suggestions were made by the board to fill up the required 9 spots.
Grill Update: Discussion of why to keep liability insurance, sanding, painting, and selling the grill. Hammen moved and Buenz seconded a motion to not renew liability insurance for the grill. Motion carried.
Appoint Scholarship Committee: Laehn moved to appoint Bill Raney, Vern Foje (chair), Dan Benitz, Karen Shannon, and Kathy Pittman to the scholarship committee. Hammen seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Purchase Gift Cards: Buenz moved to purchase $100 in gift card from the Sierra Theater to be used for various sponsored events. Laehn seconded. Motion carried.
Easter Egg Hunt: Laehn moved Turner Seconded to provide $200 of gift cards from the Sierra Theater to the Annual Easter egg hunt. Motion carried. Members were asked to help hide eggs and supervise the event.
Relay for Life: Hammen moved, Monroe seconded to donate $500 to relay for life. Members traditionally donate $750 in addition to the club sponsorship of $500. Total donation exceeds $1250 which is the gold sponsorship level.
Story Walk: Discussion about hosting a story walk in the summer. Volunteers who wish to help with this event will be approached at the next meeting.
Adjourn – The meeting was adjourned by President Teusch at 7:35 AM with a motion made by S. Palmer and second by Monroe.
April Board Minutes taken by Secretary Stevens.
Board Meeting May 6, 2022