Rotary MAKING A DIFFERENCE
 
Business Meeting Agenda
 
October 30th, 2018
OctoberTheme: Economic and Community Development Month - Rotary supports investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities. 2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin wants Rotary members to Be the Inspiration. RI President Rassin is Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. Kola Alayande, Ph.D. is our District Governor 2018-19 - **Our service to other people is the rent we pay for the privilege of being alive.**
  1. (Bob G.)  Pledge of Allegiance; Prayer led by Kim H.; 4-way Test
 
  1. (Bob G.) Thank you. Today’s Greeter is Colleen I., Bob G. for pictures, Brian J. for notes from our last meeting and for our newsletter.
 
  1. (Bob G.) Welcome/Announcements
Presenter(s) Program Chair, Betsy B.
Guests: Kiley Graff, October Junior Rotarian – provided a recap of the past week’s events and building excitement for Halloween festivities this week.
  1. (Bob G.) Correspondence:
 
  1. (Bob G.) Tom Finley Funeral/Remembrances were shared with an idea advanced for a memorial gift to honor Tom.  This will be considered at an upcoming board meeting.
 
  1. (Bob G.) New Event Sign-up Procedures (e-mail/meeting clipboard) – on line registration is encouraged.
 
  1. (Bob G.) Fifth Tuesday Social – Tuesday, November 6th at the Manitowoc Yacht Club – 28 attendees have registered…Great Response!
 
  1. (Bob G.) Salute To Veterans – A Joint Rotary Meeting/Breakfast – Tuesday, November 13th at the Felician Village
 
  1. (Bob G.) Next Meals on Wheels, November 6 – 9th.   All Volunteer spots have been filled. A contact is needed to confirm upcoming dates for our participation.
 
  1. (Bob G.) Upcoming Annual Rose Sale (Colleen I)  Colleen distributed ticket packets to club members that were present at the meeting.  The expectation is that each member will purchase a minimum of 5 tickets ($15 each); 1 dozen of roses per ticket. (5 x $15 = $75).  180 dozen roses were ordered representing a small increase over last year.  This can be a great fundraiser with little effort.  Please sell as many dozens as you can.  Contact Colleen Inman for additional tickets.  Rose pick-up is scheduled for Nov 15 and 16.  A sign up sheet was passed for those willing to hand out roses at the TR Piggly Wiggly (1 hr time slots).  Roses are a great way to thank someone, remind someone that they are important to you, show someone you love them and for those that may need it, it may get you out of the dog house. J
 
  1. (Bob G.) President-Elect interest (and consideration of the broader theme of membership development)?  Positions needing to be filled include: President – elect  for 2019-20 and President-elect designate for 2020-21

     
 
  1. (Bob G.) Reminder: collection box for recycling items for The Haven.  Items are in the closet with other Rotary Club items.   Donated materials were displayed to provide examples of material needed. 
 
  1. (Bob G.) Polar Express participation – while not an “official” club event, our participation is encouraged in this year’s event.  Past volunteers shared the experience from last year’s event noting the joy it brought.   There will be a sign-up created for the event with e-mails sent to solicit participation.  The dates – December 7th and 8th (Fri-Sat) from 6pm to 9pm.
 
  1. (Bob G.) Happy Bucks- Debbie P. stepped up and then passed the buck to Dan G. for our next meeting on November 20th.
 
 
  1. Upcoming programs: fifth Tuesday social to be held at the Manitowoc Yacht Club on November 6th and a Joint Rotary Meeting on November 13th at 7:30AM Felician Village “Salute to Veterans”.  NO REGULAR CLUB MEETING on Nov 6th or 13th!!  Our next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, November 20th.  Betty B. has invited  Kari Kobel from Lakeshore Foster Families & Friends to be our presenter.
 
  1.  Ned J.  is next up for greeter. 
 
  1. (Bob G.) Last verse of America.
 
Coming Up: Check for possible inclusion in weekly agenda 
Mobile app (ClubRunner) for iPhone and Android
September 2018 District Grant $2800, beach cleanup, recycling, education with TR 8th grade
May 27, 2019 Projected completion of 55 room Cobblestone franchise hotel
 
2018-2019 Board Members:
President: Robert Gahl
                President-Elect:
                Secretary: Colleen Inman
                Treasurer: Jeff Zimmerlee
                Past President: Brenda Georgenson
                Members at large: Betty Bittner, Jeff Zimmerlee
 
Club Organization-Program Chairs:
Marketing- Michael Ditmer & Brenda Geogenson
New Members- Kim Henning
Community Projects- Fundraising- Betsy Benz & Tim Schroeder
Youth- Dennis Swetlik
International- Jeff Zimmerlee
 
 
                Membership: Increase by 2 (23 to 25 members) - Engagement: Increase by 17 (23 to 40 participations)
Communication:  Increase by 2 (4 to 6 socials) - Public Relations: Increase by 4 (2 to 4 media stories)
Have as much legal fun as possible
Plant at least 25 trees
Increase membership by 2
More sophisticated jokes
August social celebrating the beginning of summer in TR
Grant for 2017-2018
Add benefactor to Rotary Foundation
Look for dollars from outside TR
Create an alumni chair
Formalize club archivist
Joint venture with MTWC clubs
Encourage members to join fellowships
Think about starting fellowships of our college alumni
Investigate Rotary associate/shared/partial memberships
Encourage frequent visits to the RI website
Did I say have fun?
Continue 5th Tuesday socials