Posted by Susan Lisak
Rotary Meeting Agenda For: September 5, 2017
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Question of the Day? What have you done over Labor day?
  • In Attendance: Phil Casper, Ryan Nichols, Dana Hill, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, Tom Seymour, Susan Lisak, Rocky Moss, Eli Brown, Dan Jones
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
New Guests - Introduction, Phil Casper & Ryan Nichols
Ryan - Travelhost magazine, construction project manager background
Phil - retired, lives on farm.
Making some Rotary forms digital, either fill in pdf, or available to submit online.
Ed Merritt - update on Dolores Rotary Financials
Good news, up 2-3K from bike race, working on 3 membership dues, at 31 members with 3 more applications.
Teen Maze - never got $250 check from last year, so sending $250 this year. Scott to find out if she still wants to present, maybe send out additional funding. Update: Angela is set for Sept 12th meeting as a guest speaker
Ways to increase Rotary membership Discussion:
  • Scott texted some of his contacts, got 7-8 people to respond
  • Larry Browning interested (he’s the one that was injured at the bike race this year)
  • Trying to get over 40 members, and more female members
  • Invite all businesses in town, Rocky may put info on next chamber newsletter
  • Dani Gregory has access to riders, reach out to see if any of them may be interested
  • Kokopelli bike club - Scott may reach out to them
  • Reach out to past members
  • Promote membership at monthly bingos
Telluride Rotary Club - highest meeting in Colorado on October 1st
  • Sunday, October 1st - Telluride Rotary Club is hosting the highest club meeting in Colorado up at the Imogene pass, 13,114 feet. Starting place is at 121 West Colorado Avenue at 1pm in Telluride.
  • Bring your 4x4 up in the convoy of vehicles, or get a ride up for $45pp.
  • Once at the top, they’ll do introductions (bring a dollar), short meeting, get your pics, then head back into the town of Telluride for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
  • Contact Doug Avery at or Marilyn Branch at no later than Wednesday, Sept. 27 if you plan to participate
  • If you need transportation up, call Telluride Outside at 970-728-3895, add your name to the Rotary 4x4 list and give them a credit card for the $45 cost
Rotary International’s new rule on RYLA Exchange Students. If you send a student, you must host a student. A year-long committment. 15-16 year olds. They arrive in late July.  In June the following year, the students go on a month-long road trip before heading back home.
Bingo - Rocky will lead the next one on Sept 26th, recipient is the Dolores Student Government, would be nice to get more Rotarians to attend. Invite Cortez Rotary to bingo.
Sep 9 - Harvest Beer Fest - Tickets $35, proceeds to to Montezuma land conservancy
Oct 14 - Dolores Harvest Fest - live music - 10am-5pm, vendor booth is $50. There were 400-500 ppl last year. One of the big problems this year is no fruit.
Evening social for Rotary at the brewpub? It may be easier for some members to join that can’t make the morning meetings. Maybe 5:30pm - 7pm? May have better luck later in the year when it gets dark early.
Meeting adjourned at 7:25am