Posted by Anne Decker on Sep 16, 2022
Here are the highlights from the September 13th board meeting.
Call to Order                                                                                                               Derek Stemen
Stemen called the meeting to order at 11:40 A.M. with the following board members present:
Derek Stemen, Jeff Fitzgerald, Lesley Fry, Elizabeth Brown-Ellis, Tim Stanford, Jeff Unterbrink and Treasurer Tracey Regula. Also, Secretary Anne Decker and Amy Ricker were present.
Secretary’s Report                                                                                                     Anne Decker
Approval of the August 9, 2022 Board Minutes
Regula made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 9, 2022 meeting as submitted.  Fitzgerald seconded the motion.  Board approved.
Attendance report for August 2022 
No new members joined the club and no members resigned in August.  August attendance was 43.60%. The month ended with 141 active members and 4 honorary members.            
President’s Report                                                                                                     Derek Stemen
Global Grant
Bob Ruehl secured global grant in the amount of $251,151 for sanitation, water and hygiene in the Merendon Protectorate, Honduras to construct latrines. Stemen will meet with Ruehl to learn details and what is required of the club.
Rotary Service Awards
Rotary International is accepting nominations for awards for members and non-members for their devotion to service and their commitment to creating lasting change. The board recommended that it review our club award winners each year to see if there is anyone who should be nominated.
Peace Corps Week 
Peace Corps Week is September 19-23. Stemen will announce it at the September 19 meeting and encourage members to participate in virtual events. An email will also be sent to the club.
Mississippi Water Relief
D6600 contacted the club about helping with relief efforts for Jackson, Mississippi which is experiencing major problems with its water system and a resulting lack of drinking water. The board agreed to pass the bucket for donations at the September 19th meeting.
Rotary Direct Foundation Rewards
D6600 offering quarterly campaigns to reward Rotarians for donating to the Rotary Foundation. Dick Schroeder announced it at the September 12th meeting and an email was sent to members.
Rotary Down Under
Rotary International is offering a Rotary Down Under tour of Australia in conjunction with the RI convention in May 2023. Stemen will announce it to club members.
Fall Blood Clinic
The Fall Blood Clinic is November 5. Fitzgerald suggested that we do more promotion outside the club than we have done in the past, including radio, television and Facebook. The Lima News already runs a full page ad for the clinic. Stanford made a motion that the club spend up to $200 on a Facebook ad promoting the clinic. Brown-Ellis seconded the motion. Board approved.
Golf Outing Update
We have still not received the invoice from Golf At Hidden Creek, but it is estimated that the 2022 Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing will net $37,017.
Unterbrink stated that Andy Wannemacher may no longer be willing to coordinate the outing. It was suggested that the board keep in touch with Wannemacher to understand his intentions and ask current golf outing committee members if any of them would be willing to step up and chair the event in the future.
On a related note, Dave Cockerell has stated that he is not sure the club should be doing the Dictionary Distribution any longer. Decker will contact Cockerell to see what he has decided. The board discussed other things that could be done for students with the money allocated for Dictionary Distribution.
Goal Review
Stemen stated that he continues to focus on membership. The club printed cards that members can use to invite friends to join us at a meeting. They will be put on tables at our meetings and Stemen will encourage people to take them.
Board Reports                                                                                                            All Board Members
Empowering Girls Committee                                                                                    Lesley Fry
Fry stated that the Empowering Girls committee is considering hosting a summit for 500+ 7th grade girls in the fall of 2023. There were questions among the board members about the budget and time it would take to coordinate this event.  Fry & Stemen will ask the committee for a detailed proposal and budget for the event to take to the membership.
PolioPlus                                                                                                                      Derek Stemen
Horner will begin the PolioPlus campaign in October with presentations at each week’s meetings. Decker was asked to print 250 pledge cards and set up an online donation platform.
Treasurer’s Report                                                                                                     Tracey Regula
Regula reviewed information from the financial reports. The club’s total income year to date is $27,720.01, slightly above the same period last year. The club’s YTD expenses are $22,357.14, leaving the club with a net income of $5,362.87 up from $1,260.99 from the same period last year. Unterbrink made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report. Brown-Ellis seconded the motion. Board approved.
It was also agreed that at each board meeting, the treasurer and bookkeeper will review all income from fundraisers, donations and other sources that need to be transferred to other accounts and seek approval for those transfers.
New Business
There are no new applications at this time.

Chris Horn, Maria Sanko, Zach McCain, Aimee Bucher and Shelby Buccholz have submitted their resignations. Fry made a motion to approve the resignations with regret. Regula seconded the motion. Board approved.
Motion To Adjourn
Stemen adjourned the meeting at 1:06 P.M.