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BOARD MEETING – General Minutes
February 19, 2018
Suffield by the River – 4:45 pm
Meeting Called to Order 4:45 p.m.
Board Members Present: Richard Kisiel, Jack Muska, Gail Hanley, Don Rawling, Scott Seabury.
Club Members Present: Nancy Viggiano, Luis Lee
Secretary’s Report:
Rotary Club Meeting Minutes of December 11, 2018 were tabled until March 12.
Treasurer’s Report:
Jack provided the monthly financial report, with the following balance as of January 31, 2019:
Operations:     $2,498
           The Board approved unanimously a motion by Scott, seconded by Gail, to accept the treasurer’s report.
Old Business:
  1. Amendments to Club Constitution and By-Laws reviewed.  Amendments will be brought to membership at the next regular club meeting.
New Business:
  1. Dick shared a potential fundraising activity for next year that other clubs in District  7890 have found to be successful.  A month’s raffle of items for each day of the week.  $10 raffle tickets for potentially 30 different prizes.
  2. Board members encouraged the club to pursue to the completion achievement of a “Rotary Citation” that recognizes our support and work on strategic priorities established for clubs in District 7890.
  3. The Board unanimously approved a motion by Gail, seconded by Scott, to increase the $250 dollar donation in the budget for Suffield Little League to $300 that will result in a 3’-6’ sign, customized with our Rotary logo and posted on the field.  Suffield Rotary will be recognized on the SLL website with linked club logo.
  4. The Board unanimously endorsed to motion by Don, seconded by Gail, to request club member approval of a $1,000 donation to support the creation of an Amputee Care Clinic in Peru headed by Dr. Andy Wakefield.
  5. Nancy Viggiano reported that committee work on the Scholar-Sip Wine Tasting is proceeding as planned.
  6. Dick will announce the formation of a 70th Club Anniversary Celebration committee.  Dick suggested that the event coincide with the club’s holiday celebration in December.
  7. Scott raised the question of whether the club should continue to invite all the student of month recipients to a meeting in June since that month is busy for senior students and only a few students return.  Suggestion made that the June student of the month be a student who will be entering the senior year in September.  Dick will seek club member advice on this matter.
  8. The club will submit its budgeted allocation to SFES of $250 and will donate $500, originally allocated in the budget to Loaves and Fishes, to Crossroads in West Suffield to support the needs of Suffield residents.
Club Member Forum: No one from the club approached the Board.
Next Meeting Date: March 12, 2019.A motion by Don to adjourn at 5:40, seconded by Jack, passed unanimously.
February 19, 2019
Suffield by the River
Call the Meeting to Order at 5:40 pm
Secretary’s Report: Foundation Meeting Minutes of December 11, 2018 tabled until March 12.
Treasurer’s Report accepted with the following balance as of Oct 31, 2018:
Foundation:                                                $28.310
Morgan Stanley-Managed Funds:                 $146,702
Old Business:
District Grants: Dick Kisiel and Don Rawling volunteered complete the District’s webinar on grant writing to make the club eligible to apply for a district grant.
Club Member Forum - No one from the club approached the Board
Next Meeting Date:  March 12, 2019 at 4:45 pm
Motion by Jack to adjourn at 5:45, seconded by Gail, which passed unanimously.