Posted by Susan Lisak
Rotary Meeting Minutes For: September 19, 2017
Question of the Day? What do you enjoy most about the fall season.
In Attendance: Adam Barnhurst, Carl Buchta, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Pamela Pacheco, Jenifer Hufman, Dave Sanford, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Shawna Valdez, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Dan Jones, Paul Bilger, Eli Brown, Cameron Elder, Tel Hamilton, Alena Cosner
New Guests: Pamela Pacheco, Tel Hamilton, Alena Cosner, all here to speak about the Dolores Knowledge Bowl
Former Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Giuseppe Privitera will be visiting Nov. 19-Dec. 13
Donation Request: Angela Horvath with SCYC is asking for $500 for Teen Maze. After some discussion, a motion was made for a $250 donation, Dave S. seconded, passed.
Donation Request: Jordan Davis, Colorado Springs Rotary, Water & Sanitation Project in Nicaragua. After some discussion, we decided to hold a raffle at the next bingo event where the raffle winner gets half of the pot, and the other half goes to the Colorado Springs Rotary. Motion made and passed. Tickets $1 each.
Update: Sep 16th was the Taste of Sweet Dolores. Set up a raffle/t-shirt table and was able to raise $193 ($140 towards vacation raffle, $40 towards gun raffle, $10 t-shirt sale, and $3 open donation).
There’s a Playground meeting & workshop at Town Hall on Sept 26, and a Save our Campground event on Sept 28th at the Dolores River Campground
Dan Jones announced that the Rec Center will be closed Oct 8 - 15 for renovations.
Oct 1 Telluride 4x4 Rotary Event. Susan will send out an email with information about brining your own ATV, they just need to know who will be joining them.  
Should we set up our vacation and rifle raffles at bingo? After some discussion it was decided no, that it would take away revenue from the bingo recipient.
Tonight: Dolores School Board Candidate Forum
Hosted by the Dolores Education Association (DEA) at the School Library at 6pm Tuesday the 19th.  This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates and ask them questions. There are 7 candidates running for two open seats.
The candidates are:
  • Sandra Corbitt
  • Jerry Whited  
  • Lisa Holz  
  • Kay Phelps  
  • Eugene Reininger III  
  • Rebecca Frasier  
  • Casey McClellan  
Today’s Guest Speakers: Tel Hamilton & Alana Cosner, Knowledge Bowl
Tel spoke about the first event of the season where 8 schools came to Dolores to compete
Knowledge Bowl asks questions where the teams have to hit a buzzer and answer the question. If the question was answered incorrectly, the opposing team has the chance to answer. Top 3 teams are ranked. Questions are a little of everything. It is open to anyone to watch. They try to do 2 practices a week, and their season runs from September thru February, with meets a couple times a month.
They are having lots of problems with their current buzzing system, with faulty wiring and circuits blowing. Each team must bring their own buzzing system to each meet. Their next meet is Oct 9 in Ignacio.
Shawna V. made a motion to donate $300, Deanna seconded. Dan then made a motion to amend and asked if we could just purchase their system. Amended motion passed.
We also passed a donation cup and was able to collect an additional $231 to go towards their transportation expenses.
Cameron Elder: Cameron is on the Dolores Student Government and is looking for more community members and organizations in the upcoming  Homecoming parade, happening Friday, October 6th. They need volunteers, floats, and sponsors. Starting at 2pm. Theme is Wizard of Oz, and Dr. Burnside has some costumes. Scott is going to see if he can locate a rotary wheel on a trailer that they’ve used in the past, and we can turn that into a float, give out candy, dress up. If you want to help, let Scott Cooper know. Decide by next week.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am