Posted by Rita Brown
Here are the highlights from the November 10 board meeting.
Call to Order   John Ficorilli
President Ficorilli called the meeting to order at 11: 35 with the following Board Members present: Carol Buettner, Andy Farley, Jeff Fitzgerald, Theresa Schnipke, Derek Stemen, Andy Wannemacher, and Ken Dysert. Treasurer Dan Best and Secretary Rita Brown were present. Guest Catheryn Sarno also attended.
2021 Jay Beg Rotary Virtual Reverse Raffle – February 20, 2021 Catheryn Sarno
Sarno discussed proposed plans for the club to hold a virtual fund raiser in February 2021. The 2021 Jay Begg Rotary Reverse Raffle will honor the memory of Lima Rotarian Jay Begg. Schnipke will share information with the Begg Family to ensure they understand and approve of the plans. The Club plans to make a donation to the Jay Begg Memorial Fund in honor of Jay. All other proceeds from the event will go to the Lima Rotary Foundation. The goal is to raise $20,000.

Secretary’s Report   Rita Brown
Approval of October 13, 2020 Board Minutes
Buettner made a motion to approve the minutes of October 13, 2020 as submitted. Wannemacher seconded the motion. Board approved.
Attendance report for October
October ended with 154 Active and Honorary Members. Three new members joined and two resigned. Average meeting attendance for the month was 39.15%. Attendance continues to be strong especially since adding the Zoom option. The Zoom Option is now 25 – 30% of the total attendance.

President's Report   John Ficorilli
Acknowledge Former County Commissioner and Member – Jay Begg
Former Club Member Jay Begg had been a member of the Lima Rotary Club from 2010 until the time of his passing in November 2020. Fitzgerald made a motion to acknowledge Begg’s outstanding contributions to the club and to make a donation at this time to the Jay Begg Memorial Fund in care of the Union Bank. Buettner seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Personal Hygiene Drive for West Ohio Foodbank Plans and Update.
The West Ohio Food Bank will place a bin at our regular Club Meetings on November 23rd and 30th and also December 7th. Members are requested to donate personal hygiene items.
Salvation Army Barrels at Club Meetings Update
Ficorilli will speak with Paul Downing from the Salvation Army to determine if they wish to place a drum at Club Meetings for item donations from club members during December

Board Reports
Special Needs Christmas Party Dec. 12th   Theresa Schnipke
The Special Needs Christmas Party will be held at Marimor this year. The deadline for turning in applications to attend will be later in November. The students will be photographed with Santa. They will receive an individual gift, a bag with food and a goodie bag. Members can sign up to provide gifts and needed items. Sign-up sheets will be located on the tables during the regular club meetings.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Dec 5th
Joe Watson is currently making calls to fill the time slots.
Polio Plus Auction November 9th recap   Derek Stemen
Stemen reported the Auction was very successful. Overall, the auction raised $1,245. The Club is currently $1,000 short of the overall goal. The Bath Interact Students will do a bake sale at a later Club Meeting to raise additional funds.
Rotary Christmas Party – December 21st   Andy Farley
Farley indicated the Christmas Party plans are underway. It will include a Wine Auction, a Silent Auction and a Live Auction. Also, the traditional tickets and raffle will be a part of the festivities. Entertainment will be provided. Farley is looking for additional members to participate on the Committee. The party will begin at 11 AM on Monday December 21st.

Treasurer Report   Dan Best
Best reviewed the Balance Sheet and Previous Year Comparison.
He indicated the October 31, 2020 Balance Sheet shows total Checking/Savings of $77,277 compared to the previous year’s balance of $23,383. Proceeds of $42,000 from the Golf Outing have not been transferred to the Lima Rotary Foundation. Balances will be comparable once the transfer has been made.
Receivables on the Balance Sheet include $20,500 pledged to the Rotary Amphitheater. Other than that, the balances are comparable.
The Profit & Loss statement shows total income is down but expenses are also down with meetings and meals being cancelled because of COVID. Also, District 6600 forgave the Club’s Dues for the first six months of this fiscal year. Overall, income is currently up $10,000. The Aging Summary appeared to be in line with previous months. Best continues to work closely with those who seem to be moving in arrears. Dysert made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report as submitted and Farley seconded the motion. Board approved.

New Business:   Rita Brown
• New Member Application
John Gonzales, West Ohio Food Bank
An application for membership was received from John Gonzales, Community Impact Coordinator. He is sponsored by Tommie Harner, CEO of the Food Bank and current Club Member Curtis Shepherd. Buettner made a motion to approve the application as submitted. Dysert seconded the motion. Board approved.
• Resignations
o Dr Jeff Jarvis
o Jim Bronder
The Club received a notice from UNOH requesting their Corporate Account be cancelled at this time. The members affected are Dr. Jeff Jarvis and Controller Jim Bronder. A letter was sent to them advising them they would be welcome to return to active status at any time. Wannemacher made a motion to accept the resignations were regret. Schnipke seconded the motion. Board approved.
There being no further business, Ficorilli adjourned the meeting at 1:05 PM.
Respectfully submitted
Rita Brown, Secretary