Columbia Center Rotary Club
Board of Directors Meeting
September 17, 2020
Columbia Center Rotary Club
Board of Directors Meeting
September 17, 2020
  1. President Mark Showalter called the meeting to order at 7:05 AM.
  1. The minutes from the August Board meeting was approved as submitted.
  1. Treasurer’s Report – The financial statements were reviewed and approved as presented.  Little change from previous months, except the club will be suspending the $2,000 per month that comes from Bingo, due to Bingo still being closed due to the pandemic.  Both the club and Bingo Boulevard are still in good financial position, but we are using some reserves.  We are seeing a slight increase in Accounts Receivable, specifically member quarterly dues.  The treasurer’s committee will contact members with past due accounts and determine what the club can do to assist.
  1. Bingo Oversight – Little change from previous month, but the $2,000 per month that is transferred to CCR has been suspended for now.  Our two employees will be going half-time, but will continue to work on a reopening plan.  CCR has applied for the Cares Act Funding through the county and there is one more round of funding later this year.  We must submit a letter to Gambling commission outlining funds ($180,000) set aside for repairs and maintenance.  Will ask for approval from general membership at meeting today.
  1. Foundation Committee – Still accepting donations for the Tom Halazon half marathon coming up later this month.  Will also be doing a Holiday pie pre-sale for October and November.  Foundation Month is November and we are working on plans to raise money for the foundation.
  1. International Service Committee – The committee has been making a lot happen without any budgeted dollars.
  1. Special Projects Committee – Airport project on hold, but we are still committed to project, but no sign on timeline at this point.
  1. Youth Services – Projects on hold, but looking into 2 new initiatives, RYLA scholarships and Dolly Parton Imagination Library Book Gifting Program.
  1. Club Service – Nothing to report.
  1. Community Service – No Request, but committee is looking at what we could do to help community without money.
  1. Vocational Education – Looking into having Rotarians discuss their professions with students.  More information to come.
  1. Membership – The committee discussed the challenge of retaining members during this pandemic and wants to be proactive in reaching out to members through the online meetings and volunteer activities.
  1. Administrative Assistant – No report
  1. Old Business – Shine a Light event discussion – could campout and meet covid guidelines (virtual).  Will do some research on for discussion.
  1. New Business – The International Convention is scheduled in Taiwan.  The Community Service Committee will be looking to apply for the Express Grant RI.  At this point we are not continuing to discuss re-opening plans, but are ready to move forward as soon as allowed.