The April meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order at 6:30 A.M. at the Chic 'N Chop. 
Present were Linda Alt, Norm Braatz, Pat Carson, Wilma DeVore, Dave Gray, Lisa Holmes, Bill McClintock & Ron Sukenik.

Lisa discussed the financial reports including the balance sheet, aged receivables, income statement and Events P&L for March 2012 and 2012 YTD.  Of the total current assets, approximately 65% are held in checking, 21% in the scholarship account and 11% in a Certificate of Deposit.  Only 3% are currently reflected in accounts receivables (dues receivables).

Committee Reports:  Kirsten Madden and Club Administration were thanked for keeping the duty rosters and speakers up to date. Dave Gray will proceed with the corporate membership concept proposed by RI as a source for recruiting new members. A considerable amount of work has already transpired.  Pat Carson reporting for Public Relations stated that the full page BF Rotary advertisement that appeared in a recent issue of the Bonners Ferry Herald is now in poster form and being displayed in businesses throughout the community.  Norm Braatz and the Foundation Committee reported that the application deadline for Rotary scholarships is April 19. All Rotarians are reminded to refer students to our website for a copy of the application. The Ice Cream Social for scholarship recipients and their families is scheduled for May 17th at the KRI.  It doesn’t appear that we will have a candidate(s) for RLYA this year, but will work on for 2013.  Linda Alt for the Service Projects Committee reported that the 10th year anniversary invitations have been sent out; Rotary’s booth at the BC Fair has been paid (a recommendation was made to provide something for little children who aren’t able to toss a bean bag); all Yard Sale (4/27-4/28) tables have been sold and some were even sold via a Yard Sale Facebook page.

Old Business:  Dave Walter was asked to write an article concerning the “Welcome to Bonners Ferry” sign (this was later deferred to Bill M). Dave will schedule a group picture of those individuals who were engaged in the project.  The firewood project continues with 2 more loads delivered to needy families during this cool and wet spring, thanks to Dave McIntosh, Dave Sims and Ron Sukenik.  Calendar Raffle sales were discussed noting the need for a different approach in 2013 as for example, starting the sale in September and requesting that all Rotarians be accountable for sales and/or returns.  Follow-up is critical.  Pat Carson agreed to be the coordinator of this event for 2013.  Ron suggested targeting Tuesday or Wednesday of next week for delivering new basketball hoops to Valley View Elementary from 2011 SWISH commitment.

New Business:  Two requests for funds were tabled pending further review. Two continuing leaves of absence were approved for Don Bartling and Mark McInnis.  A "Community Service Above Self" nominee was discussed and will be announced at the 10th Anniversary dinner on May 24.  Rotarians should avail themselves of the three-part Rotary Leadership Institute. Part I will be provided on a Saturday in May in Sandpoint. Bill will send an email to the board regarding the program, deadlines, costs, etc.  The Rotary Spring Assembly for training of incoming officers and committee chairs will be provided on April 21 in Spokane. Registration is available on-line and will be paid by the BFRC.  The District Conference will be held in Kennewick on June 6-10.  As of April 3, three Rotarians may be attending.  A SWISH meeting will be held at Mugsy’s on 4/11 at 5:30 P.M. for most of the coordinators who are in place. As in years past, there continues to be a need for volunteers.