Posted by Rita Brown on Jul 11, 2019
Here are the highlights from the July 9th board meeting.
Call to OrderDysert
President Dysert called the meeting to order at 11:39 AM with the following members present:  Carol Buettner, Andy Farley, Jeff Fitzgerald, Jed Metzger, Catheryn Sarno, Theresa Schnipke, Paul Swartz and Secretary Rita Brown.
Attendance Report   Brown
Brown shared the Attendance Report for June and for the full year.  The year began with 166 members and ended with 167 members for a gain of one new member.  This reflects the normal level of activity for the club as during the previous year 22 new members joined and 22 resigned.  Attendance for the year averaged 42% which is down a little from the previous year which averaged 45%.  
The club is currently a mix of 26% female with 74% male. 
The current age mix of club members is as follows:
1%  under 29;  12% between ages 30 –  39;  19% between ages  40-49;  30% between ages 50-59,  22% between ages of  60-69; and 16% over 70 years old.  Using 50 – 59 as the median age, we have 32% under 50 and 38% over 59.
Years of Service distribution remained consistent.  The 10 – 20 year group remained the same at 24%.  The others change a bit but nothing unexpected.
President's Report                                                                                                                Dysert
Dysert shared the Board Member Committee Assignment Leaders and their Contacts Status Report for the upcoming year.  The Board Members will work with their Committees in order to report activities to the Board.     
District Governor Visit September 16, 2019
District 6600 New Governor, Carolyn Houston, will visit the Club on September 16, 2019.  A Joint Board Meeting beginning at 11 AM with the Lima Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Board of Directors will be held at the VMCC previous to the Club Meeting.
Officer & Paid Position Succession Plan
Dysert welcomed new Board Members Carol Buettner, Andy Farley, and Jeff Fitzgerald.   Metzger made a motion to approve the following positions effective July 1, 2019:  John Ficorilli to the position of Incoming President and Jeff Fitzgerald to the position of Vice President along with Paul Swartz to the role of President Ex-Officio. In addition, Anne Decker was re-appointed to the Social Media and Marketing position, Amy Ricker was re-appointed Treasurer’s Clerk, and Rita Brown was named Club Secretary each at the rate of $400 a month.   Schnipke seconded the motion.  Board approved. 
Paul Harris - Every Rotarian Every Year 
Dysert announced it will be one of the areas of major focus during the upcoming year. 
Dick Schroeder and Dave Frost will be holding monthly knowledge session discussions with the members regarding Paul Harris Fellowship.  On the First Monday of August, Dysert will greet the members at the door to hand out the blue/gold sashes. 
Meeting Venues - City Club- Civic Center  
Dysert is looking into rotating meetings between the VMCC and The City Club.  Communication with members will be the key.  Details will follow.
Board Reports                                                                                                                      All Board Members           
Golf outing                                                                                                                            Dysert
Dysert reported the recent Golf Outing raised $43,614 raised for scholarships.  A check will be presented to the Foundation as soon as all money has been sent in.                            
Grants - Amphitheater submitted                                                                    
A Grant Request in the amount of $460,000.00 for the Amphitheater project was written by Club Member Richard Schroeder and sent to District 6600 for consideration. 
Small Project Committee                                                                                                    Swartz   
The Club will be participating in an upcoming Habitat for Humanity project.  Members will be able to participate in construction work and meal preparation.  Mandatory safety training will be held.  In addition, another project at the West Ohio Food Bank will be held.
Millennial Roundtable                                                                                                        Swartz
On June 20, Swartz hosted a roundtable with a group of millennials and current Lima Rotarians.  The goal is to encourage more millennials to consider Rotary Memberships. These discussions will be continued.
John Hill - Membership                                                                                                      Dysert     
John Hill, from the Vermillion Club, currently a member of the District Membership Committee, will attend the Lima Rotary Club Board’s August Meeting to discuss membership challenges and also to share recruiting ideas and strategies.       
Treasurer’s Report                                                                                                                             
There was no Treasurer’s report as current Treasurer Kevin Bill has resigned due to travel requirements with his employment. The Board discussed replacement steps.
New Business:                                                                                                                     Brown
Brown shared the following two members’ resignation requests.
Mike Schoenhofer has retired and is currently traveling a great deal with his family.
Kevin Bill’s employment requires a great deal of traveling.
Sarno made a motion to accept both resignations with regret.  Buettner seconded the motion.  Board approved.
                Adjournment                                                                                                                        Dysert
There being no further business, President Dysert adjourned the meeting at 12:54 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Rita Brown, Club Secretary