Summary of the December 16 Board Meeting

The Board of Director’s Meeting was held on Wednesday, December 16 via Zoom. Club membership on November 30 was 253 Active members, plus six Honorary members and seven Inactive Emeriti. Attendance for the month’s four meetings was 36%. Average attendance at each meeting was 93 members plus seven others. Our Engagement Ratio for the month was 52%. It was with regret the Board accepted the resignations of Dale Berry, Roland Leeds, Mike Nold, and Deb VandenBroek. One transfer request was received from James Corey who is moving to Washington, DC.

The Operating Fund Balance on November 30 was $30,094. The Club’s Endowment Investment market value was $2,613,824, a 12 % increase from October 31.

On Sunday, December 13 Don Deatrick on behalf of the Veteran’s Initiative gathered nine hearty volunteers in the outside pavilion of the County Farm Park. In less than an hour 50 hygiene kits were assembled as holiday gifts for veterans. The bags included Chapstick, toothbrush, pen, comb, Kleenex, puzzle book and a Holiday card.

New member Elizabeth Trinh has agreed to chair the DOGS committee with Dan Romanchik as co-chair and mentor. Elizabeth and Dan are exploring projects that would provide service, fellowship, and some fun! Projects will be open to RCAA members and community volunteers. These projects will provide more Rotary visibility in the community and an opportunity for members of the community to see who we are and what we do.

Rotary Readers and Tutors needs volunteers! One of our club’s largest and longest running Service Above Self programs is beginning again. It is a delayed start this year as teachers have worked to come to terms with new curricula, virtual classrooms, and how to best use tutors in the virtual environment. The need for your help is greater than in past years. Please consider becoming a Rotary Reader now and contact Jim Egerdal at

Past President Rosemarie led a brainstorming session for board members to discuss what roll RCAA can play in educating the public about the importance of being vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and what we can do to help individuals, our community, and the international community. Board members jumped on board with lots of ideas and suggestions. Stay tuned there will be more to report in the New Year.

Reminder there will be no meetings on December 23 and 30 during the Christmas break. Our next meeting will be January 6. The Board wishes all our members and their families a safe and healthy Holiday Season.