Board Meeting Notes from March 20, 2019

The Board of Directors’ Meeting was held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the United Way Building. The Club’s membership on February 28 was 284 Active members, plus six Honorary members and eight Inactive Emeriti. Attendance for the month’s four meetings was 24%. Average attendance at each meeting was 70 members plus 25 others. Emeritus member Walt Hancock passed away on February 25 at the age of 90. Inactive Emeritus member Ingrid Deininger passed away on February 27 at the age of 83. The Board accepted with regret the resignation of Doug Gross. The Club’s Endowment Investment market value was $2,345,794.97.

Immediate Past President John reported that nominees have been identified for the two remaining Distinguished Service Awards and the Robert S. Northrup Award. This was the last Board Meeting for John, who after 17 years as Treasurer and three years as President, is moving to Poulsbo, Washington with his wife Ruthie. Please join us at next weeks’ meeting to say goodbye to John and Ruthie.

Director Reports:

  1. Public Image reported that with the development and population of the ClubRunner platform the website will link the directory to the website. To access ClubRunner from your smart phone go to your app store and download the program.
  2. Club Outreach reported that the IHPC has applied for $15,000 in District Dedicated Funding (DDF) for the Jamaican shipping container medical clinic project. The cervical cancer project in Pune, India was approved by The Rotary Foundation and a new grant request was presented to do diabetes education in Jamaica with lab follow-up.
  3. Club Service reported that the Social Committee’s Spring Fling will be at the Hudson Car Museum in Ypsilanti on Sunday, May 12 and a Rotary Picnic is planned for the UAP at Gallup Park on Sunday June 23.
  4. Youth Achievement reported that the Rotaractors Annual Charity Ball will be Friday April 12. Pioneer Interact students are visiting elementary schools to promote the Rotary Fights Summer Hunger. They are also volunteering at the Ann Arbor Marathon and participating I a spring cleanup day at Vets Park.
  5. Club Service reported that DOGS is planning a spring cleanup at Leslie Science and Nature Center on April 13. Our Club is beginning to form a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley and two workdays have been scheduled, March 30 and April 20. Check out the Harpoon for more details. Ashish Sarkar will be the chair of the 2019 Golf and Tennis Outing held on Monday, September 9.

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Howard Cooper on March 7 and John Debbink on March 20.