Summary of the February 19 Board Meeting

The Board of Director’s Meeting was held on Wednesday, February 19 at the United Way Building. Club membership on January 31 was 280 Active members, plus six Honorary members and six Inactive Emeriti. Attendance for the month’s four meetings was 36%. Average attendance at each meeting was 102 members plus 12 others. Our Engagement Ratio for the month was 63%. On January 31, the Operating Fund Balance was $26,270. The Club’s Endowment Investment market value was $2,297,312.

President Elect Joanne announced, on behalf of President Rosemarie, that the Re-Union Celebration Dinner on February 5 was a resounding success with 107 members, 68 visiting Rotarians and 76 guests for a total of 251 in attendance. The presentation by John Hewko, General Secretary and CEO of Rotary International about the future of Rotary was both inspiring and thought provoking.

The Club’s Annual Survey is ready to go out soon, so keep an eye on your email inbox for the survey. The Survey Committee has streamlined and condensed the questions so it should take you just a couple of minutes to open and complete it. Please let us know what is working and what changes you think need to be made to improve everyone’s Rotary experience.

Club Outreach on behalf of the Membership Committee presented the nominations of Andrew Brenner, Greg Campeau, Dayna Roe and Doug Selby as New Member Elects for the March 11 new member class. Their nominations were approved unanimously. The Peace Committee in cooperation with Lost Voices is hosting a concert on Sunday, March 1 from 4 – 6 pm at the First Presbyterian Church. To sign up or find out more about the concert go to Peace Committee Benefit Concert.

Public Image presented a proposal for the Adopt-A-Highway program designed to keep the State’s highway roadsides clean and attractive. The Board unanimously supported the program where Rotary volunteers will be working with the Michigan Department of Transportation to collect trash along the roadside. More details to follow. Questions should be directed to Tom Millard at tam2@provide.net.

Community Service announced that Rotary Fights Summer Hunger has begun its work for the food drive scheduled for March 9 – 20. To volunteer to help with the food drive contact Todd Kephart at toddkephart@hotmail.com.

IMPORTANT REMINDER. If you have not paid your 2019-2020 Community Service Assessment due on December 31, please go on line at your earliest convenience and go to the bottom of the page where it reads CSA payment. To make monthly payments, contact Lori Walters at executivedirector@a2rotary.org. The $200/member yearly assessment is how we fund our Community Grants Program. Because of the generosity of our members, in 2019 we funded $65,500 in grant money to 14 local non-profits whose mission is “Helping Kids Succeed”.