Louisville Rotary Meetings 2010     
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Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010  

 

   

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight – 22 in attendance.

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. Recite the 4 Way Test - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.      Sharing in Song – Eva Roshong led the group in singing “Happy Birthday to You!” to Mike Snyder who is now the same age of the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt (actually, short by 3 months).

 

6.      Visitors – There were two visitors at today’s meeting:  Attorney Laurie Mickley and Pinnacle Press CEO Vickie Stirling.

 

7.     Rotary Minute/News of the Day – Al Gress reported the following:

 

Rotary Report – A Rotary Club in Norway raises funds by preparing a Joke book.

 

News of the World – People worldwide stopped to reflect on the 50th anniversary of the appearance of Fred & Wilma Flintstone on prime time TV!

 

8.     Business Discussion:

 

·         Spotlight Ad for LHS – Jared Shive has produced two advertisements with the aim to recruit Exchange Students. 

 

Ken Smith moved & Ted Burwell seconded a motion to allocate about $200.00 for a ½ page advertisement in the LHS “Spotlight” for the November issue.

 

Motion carried with all voting in the affirmative.

 

·         Safetyville – President Fausnight will send an e-mail to the Board and to any interested Rotary Club member to read more about the Safetyville proposal.

 

·         SHARP – Jim Edwards reported that he has no new information at this time.  The Kiwanis Club is still considering this matter.

 

·         RYLA – Ted Burwell’s son is registered and will participate.

 

·         U.S. Flag report –

 

Motion made by Jim Edwards & seconded by Mike Snyder to contract with a group or groups to sell flag subscriptions to new participants at $10 each.

 

                        Topic was tabled till a future meeting when members can weigh the pros and cons of this proposal.  Some of those pros and cons are as follows:

 

                                    What would be the financial investment for a significantly higher number of participants?

 

                                    Which group or groups should we invite to work with us on this project?

 

                                    Does the Louisville Rotary Club have sufficient manpower to handle a much larger number of participants?

 

·         Backpack Giveaway Project

 

          Motion made by Mike Snyder & seconded by Ken Smith to allocate $200.00 to the Backpack Giveaway program.

 

Topic was tabled till the next Business Meeting when Mike Snyder will invite the program coordinator.  She will explain how the children are selected who receive these free Backpacks.

 

·         Treasurer’s Report Treasurer Jay Barton distributed a Profit & Loss statement for the period July 1 through September 27, 2010.  Several points that he highlighted were as follows:

 

                        $393.83 was spent on Name Badges

 

                        $553.34 has been spent on Student Support for Miss Devika Bhansali

 

                        $9,089.30 is held as of September 27, 2010

 

·         Punt, Pass, and Kick – Jay Barton reported that the event went “very well” and that there were more kids this year (50) than in previous years.  They particularly enjoyed hamming it up on the new football field turf.  Kids!

 

·         Bernie Schrader – Mike Snyder reported that there is a “buzz” about the “Bernie Schrader” program on Wednesday, October 13.  Please spread the word on

this special program and please note that we will begin at 11:45 a.m. that day. 

 

·         Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Project – David Yeagley asked for someone to donate an old t-shirt that would feature a Rotary Club sign.  Ken Smith will graciously donate such a shirt.

 

·         Louisville Meal Center – Eva Roshong and Cheryle Casar reported on the Rotary Club’s sponsorship of the dinner at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7.  Cheryle has secured spaghetti and meat and Chris Leach has baked dozens of cookies.  Four waiters and 2 sink crew will be needed and they thank everyone for donating cash - $67.00 just now!!!

 

·         Medicine Shoppe holiday promotion

 

Motion made by Ken Smith & seconded by Jared Shive to participate in the Medicine Shoppe holiday bonus promotion from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 21.

 

            Motion passed by a unanimous vote.

 

·         Rotary Signs – Entrances to City:  Cheryle Casar is researching this topic and will report back to the group at a later date.  

 

·         Pancake Day Cheryle Casar reported that the Medicine Shoppe is printing the tickets and they will be ready by next week.  Signups for volunteers will be taken next week and donations are coming in for pancake “product.”  Pancake Day is Saturday, November 13.

 

·         Literacy Committee Mike Snyder reported that this committee will meet in October to discuss a proposed project.

 

·         Exchange Program – Denny Valentine stated that Devika Bhansali, Rotary Club Exchange Student, will speak on October 20.

 

·         Membership Committee – No additional report at this time.

 

·         Future Planning – No additional report at this time.

 

 

  1. Lunch

 

Remaining Flag Dates:

                   Posting                      Retiring
 
Veterans        11/8-9                         11/15-16
      
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings

 

October 6                Pat Richardson presents:  Arden & Lisa Lingenhoel, ReMax

October 13              Mike Snyder presents:  “Bernard Schrader, Traveling Rotarian” featuring his son, Michael Schrader – starts at 11:45 a.m.

October 20              Denny Valentine presents:  Devika Bhansali, Rotary Club Exchange Student

October 27              Business Meeting @ 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting @ 12 Noon

November 3

November 10

November 17          Mike Snyder presents:  “Best Friends Animal Shelter”

November 24          No meeting

        December 1            Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at NOON (only if no meeting on November 24)

December 8

December 15          Christmas Get Together?  If so, where?

December 22          No meeting

December 29          No meeting

 

           

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Flag Project-Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Water-David Yeagley

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010  

 

   

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight – 21 in attendance.

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. Recite the 4 Way Test - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.      Sharing in Song

 

6.      Visitors – There was one visitor at today’s meeting:  Alan Harold who works at Coon Restoration.

 

7.      Rotary Minute/News of the Day – There was no report at today’s meeting.

 

8.     Business Discussion:

 

·         Spotlight Ad for LHS – Jared Shive has produced two advertisements with the aim being to recruit Exchange Students.  We will discuss the approximate $230.00 at next week’s business meeting.

 

·         Ken Smith – President Fausnight saluted our very own Ken Smith who was this year’s recipient of the “Citizen of the Year” award.  This award appears to run in the family because his wife Pat Smith won the award a few years back.  Hearty congratulations to Ken Smith, the “Citizen of the Year.”  

 

·         Flag report – Jim Edwards reported that there are now 822 paid U.S. flag participants throughout the community.

 

·         Clock repair – Cynthia Kerchner will contact the City to see if someone can repair the gazebo clock which appears to be on the fritz.

 

·         Soda pop report – Cynthia Kerchner reported that Al Gress and others sold a total of $131.00 in soda pop and water at recent Constitution Week events.  Cynthia suggested that we could provide soda pop and water (189 bottles and cans remain) at the Chamber of Commerce’s “Scarecrow on Parade” activity on Saturday, October 30.

 

·         Punt, Pass, and Kick – Don Israel reported that this annual activity would take place at the new LHS stadium at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 23.  Contact Don ASAP if you are able to assist.

 

·         Bernie Schrader – Mike Snyder reported that there is a “buzz” about the “Bernie Schrader” program on Wednesday, October 13.  Please spread the word on

this special program and please note that we will begin at 11:45 a.m. that day.  He also mentioned a “Wind Power” program at the Library on Thursday, September 23.  See attachment.

 

 

  1. Lunch – Please note that the $6.95 luncheon fee does NOT include the gratuity!

 10.  Program:  Eva Roshong spoke with passion and humor about Rotary Club founder Paul Harris.  The highlights of “The Exciting Life of Paul Harris” are as follows:

 

·         Paul Harris was born in Racine, Wisconsin in 1868 but moved to Vermont at an early age to live with his grandparents.  He was acclaimed to be “fun, friendly, and caring.”  He received his law degree at the University of Iowa and worked as a teacher, a reporter, an actor, a cowboy, and traveled extensively selling marble and granite.

 

·         “On 23 February, 1905, Paul Harris formed the first club with three other businessmen and he named the new club "Rotary" because members met in rotation at their various places of business. Club membership grew rapidly. Soon Paul became convinced that the Rotary club could be developed into an important service movement and strove to extend Rotary to other cities.  President emeritus Paul Harris passed away on 27 January, 1947…”

 

·         By 1912 there were 50 clubs and the first convention was held in Duluth, Minnesota.  The Louisville Rotary Club was started in 1925, a mere 20 years after the first club!

 

·         “The stated purpose of the organization is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  There are 33,976 clubs and over 1.22 million members worldwide.”

 

·         In addition to the “good works” and community projects, International Rotary provides members an opportunity for “fun & fellowship.”

 

·         Song Master Eva Roshong led us in a spirited rendition of our very own “Ro, Ro, Rotary, It’s for you and me!”

 

 

Remaining Flag Dates:

                   Posting                      Retiring
 
Veterans        11/8-9                         11/15-16
      
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings

 

September 29          Board Meeting @ 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting @ 12 Noon

October 6                Pat Richardson presents:  Arden & Lisa Lingenhoel, ReMax

October 13              Mike Snyder presents:  “Bernard Schrader, Traveling Rotarian” featuring his son, Michael Schrader – starts at 11:45 a.m.

October 20              Denny Valentine presents:  Devika Bhansali, Rotary Club Exchange Student

October 27              Business Meeting @ 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting @ 12 Noon

November 3

November 10

November 17

November 24          Meeting? – Day before Thanksgiving

        December 1            Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting at NOON (only if no meeting on November 24)

December 8

December 15          Christmas Get Together?  If so, where?

December 22          Meeting? – Christmas Holiday

December 29          Meeting? – Christmas Holiday

 

           

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Flag Project-Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Water-David Yeagley

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

Minutes missing for sept 15 who took them?

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010  

 

   

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight – 24 in attendance.

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. Recite the 4 Way Test - Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.      Sharing in Song – Song Master Eva Roshong was absent and nobody could carry a tune!

 

6.      Visitors – Greg Parrish was introduced to the group.  Mr. Parrish, a former teacher at the Louisville High School, is now tennis coach at the University of Mt. Union.

 

7.      Rotary Minute/News of the DayAl Gress reported as follows:

 

Rotary Minute:  Rotary International has assisted in the rebuilding of 22 schools in Sri Lanka in the wake of the devastating Tsunami of 2004.

News:  In the “Stupid is as Stupid Does” category, many throughout the civilized world are calling on the “Minister” in Florida to call off his planned burning of the Koran, the Muslim Holy Book, on Saturday, September 11.

 

8.     Business Discussion:

 

·         Spotlight Ad for LHS – Jared Shive is working on this project and there will be another report in the near future.

 

·         Constitution Dinner on September 15 – President Fausnight reminded everyone of the Constitution Week Community Banquet at 6:30 p.m. on

            Wednesday, September 15 @ Paradise Church.  There will be no luncheon meeting that day.

 

·         Car show – Al Gress is still collecting 12-packs of either soda pop or water to sell at the Louisville-Nimishillen Heritage Festival at Metzger Park on

            Sunday, September 12.  Please contact Al if you are willing to volunteer for a two-hour shift on that day.

 

·         Bernie Schrader – Mike Snyder distributed a flyer publicizing the “Bernie Schrader” program on Wednesday, October 13.  Please spread the word on

this special program and please note that we will begin at 11:45 a.m. that day.

 

·         Tailgate! – President Fausnight reports that the first big event on Friday is a “Tailgate Party” at KeyBank.  Fun and games begin at 11 to 3 at

            KeyBank!

 

  1. Lunch – Please note that the $6.95 luncheon fee does NOT include the gratuity!

 

  1. Program:  Scooter Israel introduced “Louisville’s newest author,” our own Jay Barton!  The highlights of Jay’s talk are as follows:

 

·         Pieces of a Presidential Mind is classified as fiction but contains Jay’s “own life stories… based in truth… (but some of it is) totally made up!”

 

·         Encouraged by his Mother, reading has always been a big part of his life!  In fact, the book is dedicated to her for “teaching your children to love and appreciate the joy of reading and the world of books!”

 

·         The book is being printed “on demand” by CreateSpace.com, a subsidiary of Amazon.

 

·         His original goal was to begin writing the book on April 16, 2009 (the day after tax “season”) and to finish it by September 30, 2009.  His goal was to write at least 50,000 words and he exceeded that number as well as the target deadline.

 

·         Reviews of this book have been very favorable to date although one thoughtful reader said she could not get Jay out of her mind now!

 

·         Copies of this book can be purchased from Jay or by placing an order at the Amazon Books Web site.

 

·         Copies of this book can also be checked out at the Louisville Public Library.  Please visit the Web site of the Louisville Public Library at:

 

http://catalog.starklibrary.org/iii/encore/home?lang=eng

Pieces of a presidential mind / by Jay Bruce Barton

Barton, Jay Bruce.

 

 

Remaining Flag Dates:

                   Posting                      Retiring
 
Labor Day       9/1-2                            9/20-21
Veterans        11/8-9                         11/15-16
      
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings

 

September 15          Constitution Event:  NO luncheon meeting

September 22          Eva Roshong presents:  Life of Paul Harris

September 29          Board Meeting @ 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting @ 12 Noon

October 6                Pat Richardson presents:  Arden & Lisa Lingenhoel, ReMax

October 13              Mike Snyder presents:  “Bernard Schrader, Traveling Rotarian” featuring his son, Michael Schrader – starts at 11:45 a.m.

October 20              Denny Valentine presents:  Devika Bhansali, Rotary Club Exchange Student

October 27              Business Meeting @ 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting @ 12 Noon

November 3

November 10

November 17

November 24          Meeting? – Day before Thanksgiving

December 8

December 15          Christmas Get Together?  If so, where?

December 22          Meeting? – Christmas Holiday

December 29          Meeting? – Christmas Holiday

 

           

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Flag Project-Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Water-David Yeagley

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010  

 

   

At our meeting on September 8, please be prepared to pay $15.00 for the Constitution Week Community Banquet on

Wednesday, September 15 @ Paradise Church. 

 

At our meeting on September 8, please bring a 12-pack of either soda pop or water to sell at the Louisville-Nimishillen Heritage Festival at Metzger Park on Sunday, September 12.  Please, no off-brands or scratch & dent soda pop!

 

 

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight – 29 in attendance.

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. Recite the 4 Way Test

 

  1. Prayer

 

5.      Sharing in Song – Song Master Eva Roshong lead the group in a rousing rendition of a cheery, campfire song!

 

6.      Visitors – Eva Roshong introduced her mother, Mrs. Rose Cole of Houston, Texas.  Margie Miller introduced fellow banker Rich Baxter of Consumers National Bank.  (Mr. Baxter is currently a member of the Alliance Rotary Club).  David Yeagley introduced his wife Laurie Yeagley.

 

7.      Greg Anderson and the Rotary Club Induction Ceremony – Former President Greg Anderson welcomed three new members into to the fellowship of the Louisville Rotary Club:  Ted Street, Barry Gray, and Jerry Dunbar.  He spoke of the importance of the Rotary, our motto – “Service Above Self “ and The Four-Way Test, which is the cornerstone of all action. Of the things we think, say or do…

 

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

8.     Business Discussion:

 

·         Spotlight Ad for LHS – Jared Shive has designed an advertisement for this student-published newsletter at Louisville High School. 

The cost for 8 advertisements is $230.  Denny Valentine will make another report in the near future.

 

·         Constitution Dinner on September 15 – President Fausnight asked everyone to please be prepared to pay $15.00 next Wednesday if you plan to

attend the Constitution Week Community Banquet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15 @ Paradise Church.  There will be no luncheon

meeting that day.

 

·         Car show – Al Gress and Cheryl Casar has asked everyone to please bring (next Wednesday) a 12-pack of either soda pop or water to sell at the

Louisville-Nimishillen Heritage Festival at Metzger Park on Sunday, September 12.  Please, no off-brands or scratch & dent soda pop! 

Please contact Al if you are willing to volunteer for a two-hour shift on that day.

 

·         U.S. Flag Committee report – Ken Smith and Jim Edwards asks that you call them to set up your posting and retiring times. 

Labor Day posting and retiring are as follows:

 

Posting    9/1-2          Retiring      9/20-21

 

·         SHARP- Insurance update – Jim Edwards reported that the International Rotary Club insurance covers all liability costs.  This does not cover health

           or injury insurance in the event that a Rotary Club volunteer is injured while performing any act of volunteerism. 

 

·         Rotary Minute & News of the Day – The following persons have volunteered to make these presentations during the next four months:

 

                        September        Al Gress

                        October            Ken Smith

                        November         David Yeagley

                        December         Ted Street

 

·         Louisville-Nimishillen Heritage Festival – Betty Derry reminded everyone about the Heritage Festivals on Saturday and Sunday, September 11 & 12

            She is looking for a few volunteers to assist with a wide variety of tasks so please contact her if you have some spare time.  She is particularly

            interested in volunteers who can assist with tear-down from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 11.

 

·         Louisville-Nimishillen Heritage Festival – Betty Derry invited everyone to attend the next meeting of the Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society

at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 14 @ the First Assembly of God Church in Louisville (1921 West Main Street).  The public is welcome and there is no charge for the program.  The featured presentation is by Dr. Heisey on the following topic:  “Dr. W.O. Baker Louisville’s Renaissance Family.”

 

  1. Lunch – Jim Edwards spoke for everyone when he praised the staff at the Wing Warehouse for the excellent setup for today’s meeting.  The buffet luncheon was very good, too!

 

  1. Program:  “My Czech Adventure” featuring Logan Harsh, a 2008 outbound Rotary Club student from Louisville High School.  Highlights of Logan’s presentation include:

 

·         Logan showed some beautiful pictures of Prague and highlighted some of that city’s historical, cultural, and political accomplishments.

 

·         One such major event was the Soviet Union-led invasion of Czechoslovakia on August 17, 1968, as the nation moved toward a more moderate form of democratic socialist government.

 

·         The other major event was the Velvet Revolution of November 17, 1989 when Czechoslovakia broke from the former Soviet Union and became a democratic republic. 

 

·         According to well-known authorities on the Beer in the Czech Republic is said to be excellent!

 

·         Mrs. Yeagley reported that she and her husband Michael were so pleased and proud when they went to visit Logan during his stay in Prague.  She was filled with such a “sense of joy” that he was so comfortable and easy in such a large, cosmopolitan city.

 

Remaining Flag Dates:

                   Posting                      Retiring
 
Labor Day       9/1-2                            9/20-21
Veterans        11/8-9                         11/15-16
      
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings

 

September 8            Don Israel presents:  Louisville’s newest author, Surprise!

September 15          Constitution Event:  NO luncheon meeting

September 22          Eva Roshong presents:  Life of Paul Harris

September 29          Board Meeting @ 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting @ 12 Noon

October 6                Pat Richardson presents:  ???

October 13              Mike Snyder presents:  “Bernard Schrader, Traveling Rotarian” featuring his son, Michael Schrader

October 20              Denny Valentine presents:  Devika Bhansali, Rotary Club Exchange Student

October 27              Business Meeting @ 11:30 a.m. followed by Business Meeting @ 12 Noon

 

           

Rotary Club Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Flag Project-Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Water-David Yeagley

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

Louisville Rotary Club

District 6650

Meeting Notes

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010  

 

   

At our meeting on September 1, please be prepared to indicate if you are planning to attend the Constitution Week Community Banquet on

Wednesday, September 15 @ Paradise Church.  Cost is $15.00.

 

 

  1. Gathering and ordering lunch – Meeting called to order by President Kathy Fausnight – 30 in attendance.

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. Prayer

 

  1. Sharing in Song – Song Master Eva Roshong lead the group in a rousing rendition “Happy Birthday to You,” in honor of Chris Leach’s __th birthday last week.

 

  1. Visitors – Eva Roshong introduced her mother, Mrs. Rose Cole of Houston, Texas.  Mrs. Cole’s husband is a 40-year member of Rotary International.   

 

  1. Business committee updates

 

  1. Lunch

 

  1. Program:  Business Meeting – President Fausnight asked the membership for status reports on their respective committee’s goals:

 

·         Spotlight ad – Jared Shive will work on this in the near future.

 

·         Safetyville program – After a brief discussion, the consensus was to table this issue pending further study.

 

·         SHARP program – Jim Edwards reported that a group from our club is moving forward and the program should be organized within 90 days.  We are still waiting to hear back from the Kiwanis Club regarding the cost of liability insurance.

 

 ·         Constitution events – Citizen of the Year – Car show - Parade – There are now three nominees for Citizen of the Year!  At next week’s meeting, Al Gress will ask the membership to consider selling soda pop during the car show on September 12.  At our meeting on September 1, please be prepared to indicate if you are planning to attend the Constitution Week Community Banquet on Wednesday, September 15 @ Paradise Church.  Cost is $15.00.

 

·         RYLA – The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program “encourages and assists young people in the development of their leadership skills.”

 

Al Gress moved/Ken Smith seconded a motion to authorize an expenditure of $300 to send Vince Burwell, a junior at LHS, to the RYLA conference which is scheduled for November 5, 2010.

 

                        Motion was approved with all voting the affirmative.

 

·         Treasurers Report – Treasurer Jay Barton has asked that we adopt a budget at the next Business Meeting and please pay your dues as soon as possible.  As of August 25, 2010, there is $6,449.23 in the Checking Account and $1,789.00 has been contributed to the Louisville Community Foundation for a future capital project.

 

·         U.S. Flag Committee report – Ken Smith and Jim Edwards reported that we have sold 833 flags and the program is “really doing good!”  We need a chairman to handle the physical assembly of the flags.  Please contact Jim Edwards if you are willing to serve as this chairman.  Labor Day posting and retiring are as follows:

 

Posting    9/1-2          Retiring      9/20-21

   

·         Literacy Committee report – Mike Snyder reported no action taken at this time but a meeting will be held soon.

 

·         Membership Committee – Christine Leach distributed two new packets that she and her committed had developed:  New Member Packets and Prospective Member Packets.  The committee is also producing a “brochure for use… at community events… and to give to guests from other Rotary Clubs.  Jared Shive plans to take “head shots” of the membership on both September 22 and 29 for a new pictorial membership directory. 

 

We new need to “provide resources and to facilitate recruitment of new members by current, active members and we need to “improve New Member Orientation” through:

 

    1. Sharing of resources and information.
    2. Encouraging international inclusion and continued welcoming of new members by existing members of local club
    3. Possible assigning of mentors to new members

 

Ken Smith moved/Jim Edwards seconded a motion to spend about $400 to purchase 75 magnetic badges and a 75 badge case. 

 

Motion carried with all voting in the affirmative.

 

            There was applause and commendation for the efforts of this newly energized committee.

 

·         Donations Committee report – Cheryle Casar reported that vendors and organizations have responded well and have donated the pancake mix, the syrup & butter, silverware, sausage, sugar, etc.  Much thanks to Major Sponsors Green Meadows Nursing Care Facility and AlterCare of Louisville.  We still need to receive donations or coffee and tea, etc.  As a reminder, this annual event will be held on Saturday, November 13 @ the LHS cafeteria.

  

·         Health & Hunger Committee report – Eva Roshong distributed a sign-up list for “Rotary Night” at the LMC on Thursday, October 7.  We will need to bring family & kid friendly food such as hot dogs, spaghetti, rigatoni, etc.  Ten volunteers will be needed that evening, by the way.

 

·         Capital Projects/Long Term planning – Greg Anderson reported that he would like to seek comments from the membership (at our next Business Meeting) regarding our next long term capital project.  One such project would be the development of a new public library & community center for this Louisville & Nimishillen Township (like the Foltz Center).

 

·         Chamber of Commerce breakfast – Cynthia Kerchner reminded the membership that there will be a Chamber of Commerce breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31.

 

·         Punt, Pass, & Kick – Don Israel reported that this annual event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23.

 

·         Sergeant of Arms – By acclamation Don Israel was appointed Sergeant of Arms, effective immediately. 

 

·         Devika Bhansali – Miss Bhansali will speak about her native country of India at one of our meetings in October.

 

·         Happy Birthday Luncheon – After a brief discussion, the consensus of the group was to have each “Birthday Girl” or “Birthday Boy” pays for her or his own lunch. 

 

·         Buffet lunch

 

Kathy Fausnight moved & Bob Hallier seconded a motion to ask the Wing Warehouse to develop a buffet luncheon at a target cost of $6.50 to $7.00, drink included.

 

            Motion carried with all voting in the affirmative.

 

  1. Thought of the day

 

 

Remaining Flag Dates:

                   Posting                      Retiring
 
Labor Day       9/1-2                            9/20-21
Veterans        11/8-9                         11/15-16
      
Ken Smith cell - 330.417.1527
Ted Burwell cell - 330.614.0770
Jim Edwards cell - 330.418.3375

 

 

Upcoming Club Meetings

 

September 1            David Yeagley presents:  Logan Harsh – Prague, Czech Republic

September 8            Don Israel presents:  Louisville’s newest author, Surprise!

September 15          Constitution Event:  NO luncheon meeting

September 22          Eva Roshong presents:  Life of Paul Harris

September 29          Business Meeting

October 6                Pat Richardson presents:  ???

October 13              Mike Snyder presents:  “Bernard Schrader, Traveling Rotarian” featuring his son, Mark Schrader

October 20              ???

October 27              Business Meeting

 

           

Inbound Exchange Student Devika Bhansali

 

 

Officers and Committee Chairs for the 2010-11 Rotary Year


President-Kathy Fausnight

Past President-Greg Anderson

President Elect-Ted Burwell

Vice-President-David Yeagley

Secretary-Mike Snyder

Treasurer-Jay Barton

      Sergeant of Arms-Don Israel

Flag Project-Jim Edwards, Ken Smith, Ted Burwell

Membership-Chris & Lance Leach

Donations-Cheryle Casar

Water-David Yeagley

Literacy-Mike Snyder

Health & Hunger-Eva Roshong

International/GSE/Exchange-Denny Valentine

Future Planning and LT Projects-Greg Anderson

 

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Mike Snyder

this is as far back as we go on the computer, Mike Snyder has all previous minutes at the Louisville Library