Friday August 12, 2011
Wendle, Mary Hoffman, Sandra Ristow, John Brewer, Tom Gooch, Kathleen Warren
Minutes from last meeting –
Walk of Fame - Chud – Our club pays $550 per plaque
& we do one each year. On the Walk
of Fame, each organization has a street corner which they sponsor. The city has upgraded tiles, the first
generation were too slippery, the upgraded editions are more expensive.
Treasurers report – Tom Gooch
In re our bill, $1,200, for
Rotary International (RI), at the present time we have 33 members, on our RI
roster there are two new members, Rich
and Chandi who need to be added. District
dues have been paid which is also $1,200.
We have approx. $1,200 in our Bank of Whitman account. We’ll maintain
the status quo. CD at American West,
$10,000 scholarship money and we have roughly $10,000 in our checkbook.
Community Service – Dennis
McConnell (by Chud)
Parking at the football
games. September 3 is the first game. A sign-up sheet is circulating.
Community giving opportunities
Recent mailings to the club:
Pullman Police Department “Fatal Vision Starter
Kit” which includes goggles to simulate DUI vision; $1,200 is the total cost. A
program ran by the D.A.R.E. officer. Tabled. (Kathleen is going to explore our contribution.)
Run Good – Kathleen
forward to Mick’s committee
Pullman Greyhound Boosters – tabled
We will henceforth have these
brought to the Board through the Community Service Committee, with their recommendation.
Club Public Relations – Kathleen
Kiwanis October newsletter will
include a picture from our club. She is
advertising the Lentil Festival wine sales.
International – John Brewer
Our sponsorship the Honduran
kids will continue. Another opportunity
is a program to provide sanitation toilets in a village in Nepal. We will publicize at membership that our Happy Bucks are used for these programs. Our mug-program may evolve to a contribution
on behalf of the guest speaker to one of our charities. The Honduran giving opportunity may come up
again around Christmas time. An
additional opportunity may be explored involving Guatemalan literacy.
Club Service and Administration
– Mary Hoffman
Speakers and organization of
the meetings are going great. Dennis
is to be commended on the club agenda and programming.
New Generation – Debi (absent)
Youth Exchange Camp, the
international high school students who come here to live with families for a
year is presently tabled. There is an
ongoing issue of visitor visa availability.
Fellowship – no report
Membership Development – Chud
“Welcome Pullman Rotary Club”
which is a thirteen-page packet to be provided to each new member, was
discussed and reviewed. Further
modifications will be made and the packet brought back to the board for
approval. Among the changes recommended:
dues breakdown will be added; Page 8 is key for new members; Page 11 the
ways to give. One new member prospect will
be present at each of the next two meetings. A prospective member list was
circulated among the board members to identify prospects and encourage
International Picnic – Gary Schell (not present)
Parking issue for members at
the picnic at the Rogers Orton playfield on Wednesday, August 17 will be
resolved. Promises to be a robust event.
Lentil Festival – Kurt (by Chud)
August 19 & 20 with Pullman
We Care Solar – Kurt absent so
this was not discussed
Next Board meeting is the third
Friday in September (the16th), Daily Grind downtown at 7 am.