Posted by Rita Brown
Here are the highlights from the joint meeting of the boards of the Lima Rotary Club and Lima Rotary Foundation on March 10th.
Lima Rotary Club Rotary Board of Directors & Rotary Foundation Board Joint Meeting
Tuesday March 10, 2020 Highlights
            Call to Order                                                                                       Ken Dysert
Dysert called the meeting together at 11:45 AM with the following Rotary Board Members present:  Carol Buettner,  Andy Farley, John Ficorilli, Jeff Fitzgerald, Jed Metzger,  and Anne Decker.  Also present were  Treasurer Dan Best and Secretary Rita Brown.
Foundation Board Members Present:  Demi Burden, Adah Ellerbrock, Linda Hamilton, Beth Seibert, Adam Stolly, Andy Wannemacher and Joe Watson.  Also Treasurer Jared Walsh was present.
Secretary’s Report                                                                              Rita Brown
Attendance report
February ended with 162 members which includes 4 Honorary Members.  The Club had 3 meetings as we didn’t meet on February 17th in observance of Presidents’ Day.  Attendance was at 42.57% and has been holding in our normal range.
President's Report                                                                               Ken Dysert
  1. District Conference – Maumee Bay Lodge, Oregon, OH.  It is scheduled for May 1 and 2.
  2. International Conference – June 6-10 Honolulu, Hawaii    It is scheduled for June 6 – 10. 
Lima Rotary Foundation President’s Report                                          Andy Wannemacher 
The Foundation Board awarded 14 grants during the period 7/1/2019 – 12/21/2019 for a total of $12,745.  Some grant request did not meet the necessary criteria.  The Foundation Board has a $7,000 per quarter
spending budget but has some flexibility.        
Joint Board Discussion
  1. Treasurer’s Report Lima Rotary Foundation                                               Jared Walsh
Walsh shared the Statement of Fund Balances, Receipts and Disbursements for the six month period – July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019.  The Board has a little leeway but has been conservative and stayed within the budget.  The balance in the General Fund at Dec 31, 2019, was $62,832.88.  The report further shows $1.149.50 was taken from the Hulsken Fund to pay for the Annual Children’s Christmas Party.  Also $5,000 was paid for the replacement of the Boardwalk in Kenrick Woods.   
The report includes the list of expenditures on the amphitheater.  As all land has been purchased and the tank remediation has been completed, the goal is to have the remaining demolition completed and grass planted on the property by springtime.  The credit line is currently at $206,000 and continues to be paid down with pledge payments coming in.  Tracie Sanchez and Rich Rudolph have worked closely with OH State Representative Bob Cupp and Senator Matt Huffman on the submission of a Grant Application to the State of OH.    More details will be shared at the Annual Meeting.   Stolly made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Watson seconded the motion.  Board approved.  
  1. Treasurer’s Report Lima Rotary Club                                                           Dan Best
Best shared the February Financials for the Club beginning with the Balance Sheet Previous Year Comparison as the February 28, 2020.  Receivables are up a little as the current balance also reflects tracking some receivables for the amphitheater.  All individuals asking for billing are tracked on the aging report.
Payables reflect a couple of items waiting for the Christmas Raffle and Golf Outing.  The report reflects being down a little in equity positions.  The Main Revenue item, dues, is down a little.   Receivables were worked in November and December and will be ramped up again at the end of the Month.  Best indicated a fund raiser to generate revenue is being discussed.  Also the amount of the monthly bill from the District is being checked and updated.  Metzger made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report as submitted and Ficorilli seconded the motion.  Boards approved.   
  1. Annual Meeting Preparation- date April 20                                                Ken Dysert/Andy Wannemacher
John Ficorilli/Lesley Fry
The Group has set a meeting for next Thursday to beginning the planning.
Board Seat Election Results                                                                 Rita Brown
Brown reported the ballots were counted earlier today.  Members selected to join the Rotary Club Board for the term running from July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023 include:  Keith Horner, Derek Stemen and Andy Wannemacher.
Members selected to join the Lima Rotary Foundation Board for the term running from July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023 include:  Russ Decker, Katy Page and Mike Powell.
Farley made a motion to accept the results of the election and to notify the candidates selected.  Fitzgerald seconded the motion.  Board approved. 
President Elect Report                                                                               John Ficorilli
New Ideas & Projects   
Ficorilli will be attending the President Elect Training Seminar in Columbus this weekend.  He plans to focus on   Membership and Social activities during his year.  The next Social Hour will be held at The Met on the 4th Tuesday of this month.  Getting together with another Rotary Club during the Social Hour is being planned.  
Polio Plus Update  
To-date, the club has raised $3,385 and with the match from the Gates Foundation, we are at $10,355.  One more fund raising event will be held yet this year.  Details will be forthcoming.
New Business:                                                                                             Rita Brown
There were no new applications this month
There was one resignation:
  • Russ Thomas
Metzger made a motion to accept his resignation with regret.  Fitzgerald seconded the motion.  Board approved.   
There being no additional business, Ken Dysert adjourned the meeting at 12:19 PM.
Respectfully submitted:
Rita Brown, Club Secretary