Posted by Susan Lisak
Meeting Minutes For: August 15th, 2017
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Question of the Day? Share an experience you had this weekend.
  • In Attendance: Carl Buchta, Adam Barnhurst, Tom Seymour, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Valiena Rosenkrance, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, Dan Jones, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Paul Bilger, Val Truelson
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
Today’s Guest Speaker:
Valiena Rosenkrance - Preschool Director, Dolores Schools
  • Talked about their new Infant Toddler Program
    • Last year, they were concerned about all the teachers having babies, so after some research for an expanded infant-toddler program, they were able to secure a $13K grant for modular reconstruction, another $10K from state, and lots of donated time, money and materials from Cortez Electric, Corky’s Plumbing, Stone sand and gravel, Four Corner’s Material, Rosenwell Engineering, Town of Dolores, and the Dolores State Bank
    • Because of this program, they were able to retain 2 teachers, and attracted new teachers because of the program
    • Still in need of toys for infant & toddlers, and any monetary donations to help with supplies and things. Please drop off to Scott Cooper.
Bike Race Debrief
  • 130 Riders, 81 Bike Rodeo kids, 8 5K fun runners
  • Small / Med / Large T-shirts are gone. We still have Mens/Womens XL and 2XL available
  • Online Revenue from riders: $4557.27 (need same day registration $$$)
  • Website traffic this year is way up
    • 198% higher compared to all of 2016
    • 15,510 clicks compared to 7813 clicks last year
    • August is a record breaker, with 4910 clicks as of Aug 14th.
  • Facebook has been updated with photos, video’s and events
  • 2018 registration is now open, with a $20 discount if registered by the end of this month.
  • Website updated
    • 2018 information and dates
    • Registration page with link to imathlete, along with pricing and dates to register by
    • Results page has info and links to Rocky Mountain Timing
  • Work on traffic and route thru town
  • Put up signs two weeks early for road shut down, notices at Doc’s Marina
  • Should we have a policy for injuries that they must be escorted back to town or to hospital? no, can't force them if they refuse treatment, against law.
  • Course was marked well
  • Volunteers turnout was good,
  • Better warning sign at dip, or volunteers there to warn
  • Still waiting on some sponsors to send their promised donations
Rotary membership dues:
  • 22 members have paid, 12 members still need to send their dues in.
Future Guest Speakers needed - will create a Google Doc for Rotarians to access, Link is here
  • Middle two/three Tuesdays set aside for speakers, none in July
  • 4th Tuesday is for bike race discussion and bingo
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am