We received a thank you note from Jacob Carpenter, a scholarship recipient.
We received a $2000 grant from the District for next year’s STEAM program. We could have up to 90 children participate.
The membership voted to amend our budget to add $1000 for the food programs in the city. A committee will be formed to decide on dispersal of the funds.
Carl reported the STEAM program was a huge success. In a 2 day program, 20 children worked with Lego robotics kits.
Becky reported 4 members still have not paid dues.
Bryan reported Bike the Rogue has 16 people signed up so far and Mary gave a check to Karlie and Tara for Rotary to sponsor their team.
the membership voted to give $250 in memory of Bob Reed.
Dale reported that we give $2500 to Ready to Smile.
Once again we discussed giving more money to food banks, soup kitchens and other free meals programs.
We are discussing new fund raising events since we no longer do the Salmon Derby. Marna suggested a dog-walk and obstacle course as one venue.
Present were Carl, Becky, Mary and Denise
Cape Blanco Music Festival will not offer transportation wagons this year so the 3 clubs may not make as much money as last year.
Karlie is offering a “bike rodeo” for children to learn about bike safety. Carl and Bryan will help’
Still no decision as to whether the food shed will go the baseball team.
Carl announced the RCF 501c3 will be filed July 1.
We discussed giving a new scholarship to post-graduates who have at least one year of college and are studying in the health field.
Discussed rebuilding the Rotary benches with cedar or Trex.
Present were Marna Williams, Becky Atherton, Gloria Eide, Mary Stansell, Carl King and Denise King.
Becky proposed Brent Lawrence for membership. Unanimous vote to approve. Denise will send letter to club members.
Voted to send a letter to David Allen requesting he pay dues or resign from the club.
District Governor is coming to Gold Beach on October 4 and we will have a social hour and dinner at Rod ‘n Reel. He will attend the club meeting Wednesday the 5th.
Tara Simonson has agreed to take on the dictionary program.
Carl proposed taking Becky and Denise off as signatories on the Rogue Credit Union account. Gloria and Mary agreed to be co-signers. 5 in favor, one nay.
Discussed placement of the new benches which are being made by high school students. Several businesses do not want them as transients tend to use them. City hall will take a replacement.
Since Mangia Buff is closing, we discussed alternate meeting places. Agreed to try several between November and December. The first 2 weeks in November will be at the Fairgrounds. Marna will speak to Ron about it.
Treasurer’s report: $53,000 in checking account. Discussed restricted funds and the need to use them now as opposed to having them sit in the bank.
Gloria proposed giving money to the food bank. Agreed and will bring to the membership for a vote.
The scholarship committee and the board agreed to give Jake Buffington $1000 toward his degree in health care. He is the first recipient of the new scholarship which is available to people who have completed at least one year of post-secondary school education in health care.
Jeremy reported that the first STEAM program was very successful. 20 children signed up for the robotics 2 day course.
As of today, 4 members still have not paid their annual dues.
Bryan reported that 16 riders have signed up for Bike the Rogue. He also noted that the route has changed.
Mary gave a check to support the Relay and Tara and Karlie named the GB Rotary Club as their team sponsor.
The club voted to donate $250 in memory of Bob Reed.
Dale reported that Rotary gives $2500 to Ready to Smile.
Bryan brought up for discussion whether the club should participate in local free meals programs. It was agreed that we should look into it. Denise, Mary and Becky are willing to participate.
Marna thought a dog-walk and obstacle course could be a fun fundraising activity.
August 31 is the next club social.
Present were Carl King, Bryan Grummon, Jeremy Skinner, Denise King and Gloria Eide. Gloria couldn’t stay so there was no quorum. No votes were taken but the following ideas were discussed:
Gloria had very generously given money to a family in need of food. The board’s concern was that Rotary would be seen as a go-to source for emergency funding. Carl thought to talk to CHF to learn their guidelines for fund allocations. Jeremy would like to see coordination with the food bank so individuals don’t get tapped.
As incoming president, Carl would like to see certain ideas discussed by the board but brought to the club for a vote.
Jake Buffington applied for a scholarship to help finish his college education. The concern, again, is that Rotary not be seen as a go-to funding organization. Denise brought up the fact that Jake was a RYLA representative in high school and we ought to re-establish RYLA. As youth coordinators, Mick Espinoza and Roy Durfee should be part of that discussion.
Other properties to be identified for the Beautification Program?
Another possible town wide activity was brought up- a Halloween festival offering both adults’ and children’s games.
Present: Becky, Marna, Jerry, Bryan, Mary, Gloria, Carl and Denise
Unanimous vote to donate a “basket” to High on Health, value up to $150. Becky volunteered to buy the products.
Agreed that the last meeting of each month would continue to be a combined Rotary club and Chamber lunch.
Marna said she would ask Jon Van Dort (baseball coach) to contribute to Party in the Park.
The April 6 lunch will be held at Mangia Buff. This is a business meeting but Karlie Wright will give a brief summation of the youth Basketball season.
In discussing whether to move the weekly luncheon to Mangia Buff, we also discussed asking John Rush if there is storage space for our supplies and whether we might rent a room in the Gold Rush building for our meetings and have them catered by different restaurants or brown-bagging it.
Carl wanted to ask the membership to ok grants for the STEAM program.
Carl also explained his involvement in Cycle Oregon and asked that Rotary help man the rest stops for which we will be paid.
Addendum: Business meeting
Voted to ask for grant for scholarships from the GBCF.
Voted to file for $2000 matching grant from the District.
Voted to give baseball teams $350 for a banner.
Voted to give $500 to Little League.
The first monthly business meeting was held at Mangia Buff. A quorum was present (18 members). PE Carl King presented.
The RI club constitution was discussed. It was moved, seconded and with a unanimous vote, was approved as presented.
Proposed by-laws were discussed. All articles not held were voted and approved by the club. Article 5 sec.3 on politics was held as was Article 12, the method of electing members.
March 16, 2016 business meeting to further discuss the tabled articles. A quorum was present and #12 was approved with a 2/3 vote. Art.5sec3 was discussed and failed the vote as it is already addressed in the constitution. Art.10, dealing with the Oregon Community Foundation was readdressed and voted down by a 2/3 vote.
Treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Unanimous vote to name a $1000 scholarship after David Little and to contribute the family scholarship in the Gold beach Education Fund.
Also voted to put $40,000 into the money market.
Bylaws were discussed. Membership procedures and protocols were discussed as was setting up a 501c3. All will be presented to the club at the business meeting for approval.
New business: With the start of monthly meetings with the Chamber of Commerce, it was voted and approved to keep “happy dollars” but not take fines. The highlighted speaker from the Chamber will have 5 minutes to promote his/her business. The proceeds from the raffle pot will be split 50-50.
Unanimously voted to sponsor 2 4H bunny cages at $100 a cage.
Present were Gloria Eide, Mary Stansell, Jeremy Skinner, Denise King, Carl King, Becky Atherton and Jerry Herbage.
Treasurer’s report: Becky reported a $10 discrepancy in the basketball program’s deposit. It was determined they should have deposit slips and go through the tellers. Setting up a separate account was discussed.
The Christmas party bottle auction brought in $840.
Carl brought up the fact that the club has enough Paul Harris points to give pins to a number of members.
The board unanimously voted to give $250 to Jim Johnson for his homeless program.
Much discussion again on food service from the Friends of the Fairgrounds. Unanimous vote in favor of having lunch the 1st Wednesday of each month at Mangia Buff, for a trial period of 3 months.
Discussed having a club social instead of a meeting on every 5th Wednesday, starting March 30. June 29th will be a transition social for the incoming board.
Carl reminded the board that we have committed to helping the Riley Creek school and the Lobster Creek campground and need to have grant applications in by June.