Board Meeting Notes for the April 18, 2018 Meeting

Summary of the Board of Director’s Meeting
April 18, 2018

The Board of Director’s Meeting was held Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the United Way Building. President John called the meeting to order and motions were made and approved to accept the Agenda and February Minutes.

The Club’s membership on March 31 was 315 Active Members plus six Honorary members and seven Inactive Emeriti. Attendance for the month’s four meetings was 38%. Average attendance at each meeting was 99 members plus 14 others. Our engagement ratio for the month of February was 57%. On March 31, the Operating Fund Balance was $53,624.14. The Club’s Endowment Investment market value was $2,088,579.03.

DIRECTOR REPORTS:

PUBLIC IMAGE: The Committee has entered into an agreement with CTN to utilize its resources on behalf of RCAA. Upcoming training sessions will follow.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  The Community Allocations Committee received 37 proposals for grants. The following grants were submitted for Board Approval. 1) Food Gatherers $5,000 for Summer Food Service Program. 2) Peace Neighborhood Center $4,000 for Leadership Development Camp.3) Washtenaw Camp Placement $3,000 for Camp Scholarships.4) Girls’ Group $5,000 for Expansion of Middle School Program. 5) SafeHouse Center $5,000 for “Teen Voice” Program. 6) Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad $5,000 for Annual Science Olympiad. 7) Corner Health Center $5,000 for Patient Assistance Program.8) Washtenaw Area Council for Children $4,990 for Body Safety Training and Stewards of Children Programs. 9) Washtenaw Literacy $5,000 for Home-based Literacy Intervention for Parents. 10) 826Michigan $2,000 for Student Literary Arts Publishing. 11) Ypsilanti Community Band $5,000 for Facility expenses for Marching Band Prep Camp. 12) Boys and Girls Clubs $5000 for Power Hour Program. 13) Ele’s Place $2,005 for School-based Program. 14) White Swan Theater $2,005 for 2018-2019 Mainstage Season.

CLUB OUTREACH: The Membership Committee has begun its search to replace Interim Membership Chair, Downs Herold. Interested members should contact Susan Froelich. The International Humanitarian Projects Committee is considering possible college scholarships for women in Bumpeh Chiefdom.

CLUB SERVICE: The “Spring Fling” will be in conjunction with the District Conference on May 3 at the Yankee Air Museum. The Survey Committee presented the results from the “Flash Surveys” sent out earlier in the year. The Board passed a motion to return to the Annual Survey with fewer questions.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: The Rotaractors have elected their officers for next year. They are trying to raise funds to attend the Rotary International meeting in Toronto in June. They raised $470 for helping Honduras at the Charity Ball.

YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT: The Rotary Readers and Tutors, Service About Self Scholarships, STRIVE and Junior Rotarians are active as is usual for this time of year.

PRESIDENT’S CORNER: Reminder the last luncheon meeting at the Union will be on April 25. After that we will be meeting at Weber’s on Jackson Road until the renovations to the Union are completed. There will be an Awards Presentation on May 9 honoring this year’s Paul Harris Fellows, new Sustaining members and recognizing two other categories of giving – the Benefactors Assembly and Legacy Circle.