Posted by Anne Decker on Aug 11, 2023
Here are the highlights from the August 10th board meeting.
Call to Order                                                                                                               Lesley Fry
President Lesley Fry called the meeting to order at 11:43 A.M. with the following board members present:
Lesley Fry, Elizabeth Brown-Ellis, Richard Warren, Katy Page, Demi Burden, Russ Decker, Joel Mengerink, Jeff Unterbrink. Also, Secretary Anne Decker was present.
Secretary’s Report                                                                                                     Anne Decker
Approval of the July 11, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes
Brown-Ellis made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2023 board meeting as submitted. Burden seconded the motion. Board approved.
President’s Report                                                                                                     Lesley Fry
Amphitheater Grand Opening Recap
The grand opening of the Greater Lima Region Park and Amphitheater took place August 2-5. Nearly 3,500 people were in attendance at the three headline concerts. Tracie Sanchez reports that approximately $120,000-$150,000 is still needed to fund sound, lights, and video screens. She and Rich Rudolph continue to work on fundraising.
Allen County Fair Ticket Takers
The Lima Rotary Club will be ticket takers for the grandstand events at the 2023 fair for a $1,000 donation to the club. Almost all shifts have been filled. Decker will send out an email to membership to fill the remaining slots.
Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing
17 teams have signed up for the Rex Perry Memorial Golf Outing on August 16. Efforts continue to sign up more teams and secure door prizes and volunteers. Nearly all invoices have been sent to sponsors.
Tickets for the raffle to benefit the Lima Rotary Foundation are available for $25. Drawings will begin in October. Russ Decker made a motion that as an incentive for club members to sell tickets, one name will be drawn among those who have sold tickets and that person’s club dues, but not contributions, will be waived for a year. Unterbrink seconded the motion. Board approved.
Rotary Brand Protection Committee
Katy Page and Cat Sarno are compiling a list of projects and their costs to propose to the club. They are focusing on capital projects the Lima Rotary Club has sponsored in the past which may need maintenance.
Jared Walsh Resignation
The club continues to search for a replacement for Lima Rotary Foundation Treasurer Jared Walsh who is resigning from the position and the club by the end of 2023. The treasurer does not have to be a member of the club. Anyone interested in the position should contact Lesley Fry or Jennifer Mason.
Board Reports                                                                                                            All Board Members
Social at the Amphitheater
Smith reported that the social committee would like to hold a social on the stage of the amphitheater with entertainment. She will see what it will take to do that.
Treasurer’s Report                                                                                                     Lesley Fry
Fry shared information from the Profit and Loss Statement and Balance Sheet. The club’s total income through July 31, 2023 is $22,885.50. Total expenses are $14,015.70. Net income is $8,869.80. Russ Decker moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Page seconded the motion. Board approved.
New Business                                                                                                             Anne Decker
New Member Applications
Mike Estes – Bath Local School District
Ann Welly – All Service Glass
Michael Sarno – Webb Insurance
Mengerink made a motion to accept the new member applications. Warren seconded the motion. Board approved.

Rich Dakin
Warren made a motion to approve the resignation of Rich Dakin with regret. Unterbrink seconded the motion. Board approved.
Motion To Adjourn
Page made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Unterbrink seconded the motion. Fry adjourned the meeting at 12:58 P.M.