Posted by Rita Brown on Jun 11, 2021
Here are the highlights from the June 8 board meeting.
Call to Order                         John Ficorilli
President Ficorilli called the meeting together at 11:40 AM with the following members present:  Andy Farley, Jeff Fitzgerald, Theresa Schnipke Derek Stemen, Andy Wannemacher and Ken Dysert.  Treasurer Dan Best, Secretary Rita Brown and Anne Decker attended along with incoming members Elizabeth Brown-Ellis and Joel Mengerink.
Secretary’s Report        Rita Brown
Approval of May 11, 2021 Board Minutes
Dysert made a motion to approve the May 11th Board Minutes as submitted.  Farley seconded the motion.  Board approved.
Attendance report
The month of May ended with 146 members – 142 Active and 4 Honorary which is down 9 members for the year. Attendance for May was 44.46% which is up 2% from April.  Membership and recruiting will be a major focus for the new year.
President's Report              John Ficorilli
Annual Meeting Recap
Ficorilli stated he appreciated everyone’s involvement and comments regarding the Annual Meeting.  He also thanked everyone for attending.
Amphitheater MOU Recap
Ficorilli thanked everyone for their input regarding the Amphitheater’s MOU.  He stated he has not seen a signed copy of it but it should be moving forward soon.  Once he has signed it, he will forward to the members. Stemen made a motion to approve the minutes of the Annual Meeting and the Amphitheater MOU.  Best seconded the motion.  Board approved.
Reverse Raffle Recap
The Reverse Raffle, held on June 3rd, was a very positive event.  It was well run and the turnout was great.  While the tally has not been finalized, it appears to have been a very successful event.
Annual Goals
Ficorilli stated the Club has met its annual goal in contributions to Rotary International for EREY and Polio Plus
He thanked everyone for contributing.
Board Members   
Ficorilli welcomed the two incoming Board Members Elizabeth Brown-Ellis and Joel Mengerink who were present.  He also thanked outgoing Board Members Ken Dysert, Peggy Ehora and Theresa Schnipke for their participation and dedication to the Board.
One of  Ficorilli’s goals for 2021 – 2021 was to grow the club’s membership by 10.  He stated in addition to the Membership Committee, all members of the club need to be involved in growing the membership.  He is hoping we can now move the club back to where we were before COVID.
Board Reports
Golf Outing Update                Andy Wannemacher                                                                       
Wannemacher stated we currently have 28 teams and 38 hole sponsors signed up to participate in the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing scheduled for July 21st.
Polio Plus Update                    Derek Stemen
Stemen stated Rotary garments were distributed at the June 7th Club Meeting and will distributed again at the June 14th Club Meeting.  With the proceeds from the Garment Sale, the Polio Plus goal for 2020 – 2021 was reached. 
President Elect Report        Jeff Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald reported plans for his year upcoming year are underway.   The Reverse Raffle fund raiser that was just held was a great success.  The Fall & Spring Blood Clinic will be returning with the Fall Clinic scheduled for the first Saturday of November 2021.   The Christmas Auction will be back in December.    Committee Chairman Russ Decker and the Program Committee are already filing in the schedule for 2021 – 2022.  July, August and September 2021 are nearly filled.  He thanked John for all he did for the Club this past year. Fitzgerald’s goal is that effective July 1, 2020, we begin a normal year!
Treasurer’s Report          Dan Best
Best reviewed the Balance Sheet Previous Year Comparison
The Cash position is currently up by $26,500 but after payments are made, the Net Cash Position is $9,000.  Accounts Receivable are listed at $76,0007 with $63,200 as amphitheater pledges.  Actual Accounts Receivable are $12,807 which is down by $13,000 from last year.  The Equity position of $21, 539 is up by $19,691 which is due to the cost savings from expense reductions.
He also reviewed the Profit & Loss Previous Year Comparison
Overall Total Income for the Club is down by $14,300 from last year.  Members’ Dues are down $8,500 as dues reductions and expense savings were passed along to the members. With year-to-date expenses down, net income year to-date increased by $13,000 compared to last year.  This has potential for the next year but it could be an issue for the following year.  Best stated it will be Nip and Tuck as expenses will go up quickly.  Increasing dues may need to be considered.  Best is also looking into the possibility of the Club applying for a non-profit designation so a fund raiser could be held.  
Wannemacher made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report as stated.  Stemen seconded the motion.  Board approved.
New Business: Jeff Fitzgerald
2021 – 2022 Fiscal Year Meeting Schedule and Cancellations                                   
Fitzgerald shared a list of the Federal Holidays for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
The Board agreed to the Meetings being cancelled for the following Mondays of the fiscal year.
  • Monday July 5, 2021                           Independence Day
  • Monday September 6, 2021             Labor Day
  • Monday October 11, 2021                Columbus Day
  • Monday December 20, 2021            Christmas Holiday
  • Monday December 27                        Christmas Holiday
  • January 17, 2022                                 MLK Day
  • February 21, 2022                               Presidents’ Day
  • Monday May 30, 2022                       Memorial Day
Changing of the Guard        Rita Brown
The Changing of the Guard will be held on Monday June 28, 2021 at the City Club.  The Invitations are out and sign-up sheets will be on the tables each week.  It will be a fun event dedicated to saying thank you to John and welcoming Jeff to his year ahead.                                   
Membership Application
Sarah Newland, Executive Director, Allen County Children Services
Farley made a motion to approve her application for membership.  Fitzgerald seconded the motion.  Board approved.
Dr. Kevin Johnson
Ficorilli made a motion to accept the resignation of Dr. Johnson with regret.  Schnipke seconded the motion.  Board approved.
Social Meeting
The next Social Meeting will be held on Thursday June 24th.  Demi Burden will share details.
There being no further business, Ficorilli adjourned the meeting at 12:45 PM.
Respectfully submitted
Rita Brown, Secretary