Posted by Gayle Demko on Oct 29, 2018
BOARD MEETING – General Minutes
September 11, 2018
The Tavern – 5:00 pm
  1. Call the Meeting to Order 5:05 p.m.
Board Members Present: Richard Kisiel, Jack Muska, Gail Hanley, Gayle Demko, Don Rawling, Nancy Viggiano, Charles Roumas and Ken Pascoe
  1. Secretary’s Report:
Rotary Club Meeting Minutes of August 14, 2018 were read. Motion by Charles to approve the minutes upon amended changes to reflect separation of Foundation and General meeting notes, seconded by Ken; motion approved.
  1. Treasurer’s Report:
Jack provided the monthly financial report.  Balances as of August 31, 2018 on each account:
Operations:                                                 $3961
  1. Old Business:
Chicken BBQ Update:Ken reported about $4000 profit for this event.
Lobster/Steak Dinner:Correct date for event-October 9; Roger will collect registrations.
  1. New Business:
Annual Membership Dues –
  • Discussion regarding proposition of honorary membership for those who cannot commit to 50% attendance but are present for every fundraiser or project when needed.  Dick will review this with membership committee
  • Club Goals and Action Plan for 2018-19
    • Concept of hosting a formation of a Rotaract Club was vetoed as the incapability to interest this age bracket was recognized.
    • Suffield Rotary would be better served in working with Membership committee to enhance current membership.
  • Schedule of Club business meetings – should the group meet to discuss current projects on a monthly basis?  Discussion concluded it would be beneficial to try this.
  • District Leadership Training Session, Nov 10.  Dick will alert the membership to this availability.  Charles and Gayle will register.
  1. Club Member Forum
No one from the club approached the Board
  1. Next Meeting Date: October 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Motion by Ken to adjourn at 5:22, seconded by Jack, which passed unanimously.
September 11, 2018
The Tavern
  1. Call the Meeting to Order at 5:22 pm
  1. Secretary’s Report: Foundation Meeting Minutes of September 11 will be accepted as previously noted with changes to the order of the reported information.
  1. Treasurer’s Report accepted as previously presented which noted:
Foundation: $28,973
Morgan Stanley-Managed Funds: $155,847
  1. Old Business
Cooperative Town-Wide Project:Dick will be meeting with First Selectman Melissa Mack this week to discuss the opportunities available.He will note the following projects which have been previously discussed with the membership.
Projected Projects:

I.Stoney Brook

A.Maintenance – trash removal and landscaping

II.FOFAH - Hilltop Farm Nonprofit

III.Babb’s Beach

A.Covered picnic area

IV.Economic Development Downtown Area

A.Depot Street beautification

B.Bike/Walk path between middle school and Bruce Park

V.Mapleton Hall

VI.Sunrise Park


B.Bathrooms/Composite Toilets

  1. New Business:
  • None
  1. Next Meeting Date:  October 16 at 5:00 pm
Motion by Don to adjourn at 5:35, seconded by Gayle, which passed unanimously.