Posted by Susan Lisak
Rotary Meeting Minutes For: February 13, 2018
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Question of the Day? Olympic highlight?
In Attendance: Dan Jones, Dana Hill, Tom Seymour, Robbie Singer, Val Truelsen, Deanna Truelsen, Dr. Burnside, Darwin Cooper, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, Ruby Gonzales, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Eli Brown, Rocky Moss, Jerry Whited, Joey Whited, Jen Stark
Business Meeting - Financial Overview with Ed Merritt
$1000 in the positive compared to same time last year
Escalante Days T-shirts needed for quilt
  • We still need 1999 & 2000, but after some discussion, we believe the t-shirts may not have started until 2001. Will put Rotary logos or other info in their place.
Donation Requests
  • Update: Skylar Brill will speak on Feb 20th for a few minutes about the Rotary Youth Exchange Program she wishes to participate in, and will be bringing her mom Athena Harrison. Susan contacted the Durango Daybreak Club, and they needed to know of any monetary donations by Feb 18th for the Rotary Grant. Because of the time sensitivity, the club pre-approved a $500 scholarship towards Skyler’s Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Motion passed. Durango Daybreak has been notified. We will let Skyler know on Feb 20th.
Rotary Board Meeting, Feb 20th, 7:30am after regular club meeting
  • Roger Ptolemy from the Durango Rotary Club will visit and attend the Board meeting
  • Scott will outline board agenda
NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game Fundraiser - April 2nd
  • Will have two boards, each $10/square, benefiting student scholarships
  • $200 to the 1st half winner, $300 to the final winner
  • Need to decide what two venues to put the boards at.
Other Items
  • We need to redesign more Rotary Flags, but need an example of the old flag. Please bring one to next meeting if you have one.
  • Rocky Moss spoke about the Spring Chamber Banquet - A Sci Fi soiree, tickets available at $30 per person, $50/couple, $180 per table of eight. Already have quite a few tables reserved and lots of silent auction items.
Guest Speaker - Jerry Whited, Candidate for Dolores Mayor
Jerry Whited is a full-time firefighter and EMT on the Reservation in Towaoc. He’s a certified emergency manager, and is trained to teach a variety of medical certifications.  Was on the volunteer fire department in Dolores for about 5 1/2 years, and has been living in Dolores for about 7 years. He moved here from the Far Range area to raise his family and is an avid outdoors guy, he fishes, hunts, mountain bikes, and ATVs. Jerry is hoping to help with transparency, economic development, and emergency and town management.
Guest Speaker - Jen Stark, Candidate for Dolores Town Board
Jen Stark is an Academic Advisor in the Dolores Schools. She has been here since 2005, and previously worked at Fort Lewis College as a professor in the sociology department there. She has also done a 6-year stint at the Department of Local Affairs for the Town of Rico, has been on the Region 9 Economic development board, and has done a lot of state and historic grants.
Full audio recording of Jerry Whited and Jen Stark's visit can be listened to here.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am