The November minutes were approved.
The discussion of the Holiday Bottle Auction involved how to make it virtual. Since alcohol is involved the Board decided that a virtual auction was probably not possible so we decided to ask the members to make a donation to the club by December 31.
The $500 Express grant is due January 1st. Three options were discussed: a literacy project, Rotary brand recognition and a membership drive. Ideas for branding included social media posts, website updates, banners and signage. Monetary incentives, as a way to bring in new members, was discussed and nixed. The literacy project would bring books to students K-3 by way of a book fair with online ordering. Jeremy can work with Scholastic toward that goal. The Board voted to go with the literacy project.
Several members have not paid dues so Denise will send an email notifying them that they have until the close of business on December 28.
We still have no one stepping up to be president.
A club project of asking for laptops for students was proposed. Club members were asked to donate laptops no longer used as long as they can be upgraded to Windows 10. Tim said they can be dropped off at his office and IT will refurbish.
Jerry asked for a work party to help clean up the high school track.
There will be no meetings on December 13 or 30.