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.
The recently revised (and required) Rotary club “constitution” states that there shall be a club assembly or meeting no later than December 31 to elect the officers and board members to take office the following July 1st.
The current board nominated a slate of officers and board members. It was published in the club bulletin last week. Those nominations were: Carl King, president, Bryan Grummon, past president; Becky Atherton, treasurer; Denise King, secretary; Board members: Mary Stansell, Gloria Eide, Jeremy Skinner, Marna Williams, and Jerry Herbage.
It was moved and seconded that the nominations be closed. Club voted unanimously in favor.
It was moved and seconded that those nominated be elected by acclamation. Club voted unanimously in favor.
There was no further business to come before the meeting which was then adjourned.
Present were Mary, Gloria, Bryan, Jeremy, Becky, Carl, Marna and Denise First order of business was a discussion as to how new member proposals are handled.
Carl King was voted unanimously to be on the board. He brought up for discussion RI rules for board elections and the timing of elections. He also talked about getting a matching grant for the club, The application needs to be submitted by June 30, 2016.
It was decided that the 12.30.15 club meeting will be a short business meeting to elect the nominated board slate and to put forth the budget for the club members.
Marna suggested we have the 12.23 meeting at Docia Sweet for an informal lunch and to help decorate for the FoF annual Christmas dinner. Unanimously agreed.
Gina Jorgensen agreed to be on the tri-club Cape Blanco committee.
Gloria Eide will be acting president from January through March of 2016.
Present were Bryan, Mary, Gloria, Becky, Jeremy, Marna, and Denise.
The board voted unanimously to donate $1000 from High on Health to the senior center.
We have 4 to 5 volunteers to help at the Turkey trot and Hospice will open the warehouse in case of inclement weather.
Bryan Little agreed to close out the basketball account. It will transfer to Umpqua. Marna will continue to be the liaison but it was decided that the program should be autonomous. Hopefully the parents will take it over.
Dave Sanders and Alan Terrett have agreed to be the membership committee. Marna and Jeremy will help recruit new members.
There are three new membership proposals: Roy Durfee, Harry Carlson and Maggie Fraser. The board voted unanimously to accept Carl King as a transfer from Port Orford.
After much discussion it was agreed not to do the Salmon Derby.
It was unanimously voted to offer $250 for the Friends of the Fairgrounds Thanksgiving dinner and $250 for the Christmas dinner.
Discussed and decided to invite the Chamber of Commerce to have lunch once a month with Rotary and to give this a six month trial.
Present were John Bushnell, District Governor, Bryan, Jeremy, Gloria, Mary, and Denise. Guests were Mike Hewitt and Carl King (Port Orford club) and Phoebe Skinner.
Bryan Grummon would like to donate $2000 to Meals on Wheels. The board would like to see certain criteria met. before we donate the funds. Then an
Phoebe skinner spoke to the need for a middle school health course. The board voted unanimously to fund $720 for health magazines for one year.
The rest of the meeting was given over to John Bushnell who spoke about various issues concerning Rotary, including exchange students and the need to engage existing members and attract new ones.