Posted by Susan Lisak
Rotary Meeting Minutes For: October 24, 2017
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
  Question of the day: Halloween story?
In Attendance: Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, Charley Miller, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Kathie Butler, Shawna Valdez, Michael Nielsen, Mark Tucker, Casey McClellan
New Guests:
Kathie Butler - Nature Center at Butler Corner
Casey McClellan - Candidate for Dolores School Board
Bike Race Meeting
  • Discussed sponsor payments. Reflections in metal did pay $100 and 4 Corners got a W9 form and paid.
  • Tabled discussion about naming the 50-mile endurance course the “Galloping Goose”. Shawna to speak to the Galloping Goose Historical Society.
  • Discussed 5K Fun run theme. No further ideas, but wanting kids input
  • Discussed creating a “Save the Date” postcard. Susan will work on one.
  • Discussed In-kind donations. Which ones do we take? Who determines value?
    • It was decided the club should place the value of any donations, and to stay with the businesses that already give us in-kind donations, but any new ones should be approved by the club.
    • Put Kokopelli & Osprey automatically on sleeves every year? No determination made.
  • Discussed changing start time to somewhere between 9:30 - 9:45am instead of 9:50am. Did not want any bikers to overlap and have to navigate going through the parade, so it was determined we should keep the start time as is (9:50am).
  • Discussed setting a time for awards ceremony instead of waiting for everyone to complete.
    • 1pm was determined to be the best time for awards. It allows most of the riders to be back, and the finishers to have some time visiting the Escalante Days vendors? Motion passed.
  • Should we try to certify the race? Will ask Shawn Gregory what the parameters are and bring to next meeting.
Guest Speaker: Casey McClellan
Mr. McClellan is running for the Dolores School Board, has deep roots in community, and has a high motivation to run. Casey feels that the education level has diminished over the years. In 2010-2011 Dolores was recognized as a school of distinction, but he perceives a lack of discipline in classrooms and with the organization, and those particular test scores have gone down since then. He is not a fan of grants and questions the long term costs of running the School-based health clinic. Spoke about how in the past, new teacher candidates were interviewed by parents as well as administrators. Wants teachers to get additional training and wants pay to be commensurate with other districts.
Meeting adjourned at 7:35am