September 2, 2020 Rotary Minutes
With 18 guests practicing the mandated covid 19 meeting restrictions, President Jared Shive conducted the first of the month business meeting. Councilman Rick Guiley and Jas Anderson, the son of Jennifer Anderson, were guests. Pastor David gave a timely prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-Way Test were recited. The Health Department spy did not show as we thought he would.
* Bob Hallier was pleased to announce the day was his 53rd wedding anniversary. Congrats to Bob & Celine.
* Betty Derry cheerfully pitched tickets for the Historical Society’s raffle and announced the Society’s photo contest with a deadline of Sept. 26.
* Glenn Heiller announced all the flag routes had drivers.
* Bill Wood said there would be no foreign exchange program this school year, but look ahead to the summer of ’21. Recruit students between ages 15-19 and have them apply now.
* Dave Yeagley announced he was happy his wife got a new job at the Crystal Clinic.
* Don Marshall smiled while announcing that this was his first Rotary meeting since retiring from state employment.
1. Jared discussed the club’s finances. Our pledge of $2,000 to the school program Leopards Helping Leopards was delivered. Treasurer Kuhn emailed a 3-page treasurer’s report showing the club has $39,755.29 in its accounts. The bottom line report is at the end of this report.
2. Farmer’s Market. The September market is set for the 12th. The LHS Drum Line will entertain for two half hour performances from 10 to noon. It was decided to provide water and a snack for the members. A $100 donation will be presented to the Music Booster Club.
3. There are no updates for the Global Grant at this time.
4. Citizen of the Year. There are 7 submissions. Chair Greg Anderson will call a meeting soon to pick the lucky winner. When to announce and honor the winner? September 17 at 6:pm there is a community activity at Christ United Methodist Church. Jared will look into whether our presentation can be there.
5. Membership updates: Two persons have expressed interest in joining. Keep your fingers crossed.
6. Polio Plus. October is Polio Plus Awareness Month. What can we do as leaders of the club to encourage member donations in addition to the club’s $1,000 pledge? Board members would make a personal approach to the members reminding them that their gift would come back to the club from the District.
7. An Interact Club at the high school. We need an advisor and permission to host a club. Jared will meet with the Key Club advisor to see if we can partner with them.
8. Warm Coats. Barb is on this and is tabulating the number of sizes needed. Coats can only be ordered in lots of 6 or 12. What to do if only one or two sizes are needed? October 1 is the absolute deadline for parental response. It was suggested we talk to the East Canton Rotary Club to see if we can work a joint order. We have $3,000 in the budget but it is hoped that some of the businesses will again contribute. Jim Edwards is the point person to approach the Eagles. Bob Hallier offered the use of his garage for storage until the pass out. The library will be used to pass out the coats.
9. Pancake Day. Looks like it will be a no go this year due to restrictions of the Coronavirus. There was discussion of an alternate plan but no decisions were made.
10. Community grants are now out, due end of month.
Sept 9 — Lunch meeting with LHS Athletic Director Terri Horn.
Sept. 16 — No meeting, register for Zoom Tri-District meeting seminar.
Sept. 21-22 — Retire flags.
Submitted by Allen Gress. Secretary
September 9, 2020 Rotary Minutes
President Jared Shive chaired the luncheon meeting held at Paradise UCC with 19 members and four guests present. Guests included Todd Hixenbaugh, the new Associate Pastor at Paradise; Alex Powell, a Rotarian in the Canton Club ( she is now living in Louisville); Linda Parrish and Terri Horn, the Louisville Schools Athletic Director. Members stood in rapt attention as Paradise Pastor David Anderson gave a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and Four-Way Test was recited. Despite his presence, Songmeister Sigler let us down with no song.
* Cynthia Kerchner reminded all that Saturday was Farmer’s Market and help is needed early in the morning. She also said the LHS Drum Corps will be playing for everyone’s entertainment.
* Joanie Aljancic was thankful for the Splash Pad which was filled with happy children this morning before she left for this meeting.
* Jim Edwards announced we now have 1,297 flag recipients.
* Greg Anderson brought everyone up to date with what is going on with the Citizen of the Year project. He promised to keep us posted as new discussion is held.
Barb DiJacimo introduced the day’s speaker Terri Horn, the Athletic Director for the Louisville School System. Terri’s first comment deflated most of the members when she announced that she had no tickets for Friday’s game. She went on to explain that due to the Coronavirus, they are allowed only 15% of the seating capacity for a game — that’s 900 tickets. (Louisville stadium holds 6,000) The allotment, she explained, was tickets for the parents and siblings of the players, band members and cheerleaders. Two hundred tickets go to the visiting school. Then came Board members and school employees needed to work the game.
Terri went on to define who she is — a 30+ year educator with previous athletic director experience in the North Canton Schools. Not too long ago she was working on a doctorate degree but was sidetracked with her fourth child. Her husband is the pastor of an intercity Canton church.
The Louisville football program was allowed just one scrimmage. Terri had high praise for the Federal League in helping her fill a 6-game schedule. She told of getting a Youngstown Area company to live stream the games and settled that just two days before the Dover game. The company — YSN — wants to get a foothold in the Stark County market and expected a few viewers for the first game. Terri said that the game had 22,000 hits, some from across the country.
Fans can watch Friday’s game by streaming at https://ysnlive.com/team/louisville. Terri reminded members that tickets are available for 9th grade games, JV games, volleyball, soccer and cross country. Team schedules can be accessed at LeopardsAthletic.org.
Terri also mentioned that there were no real decisions on winter sports at this time. Responding to a question about league affiliation, she said the school was keeping options open. “Being in the wrong league is like being in a bad marriage,” she noted.
It needs to be noted that Ms. Horn’s message went 10 minutes past one, but not one sole left or was anxious to leave.
September 16 — No luncheon meeting; members should register for the Tri-District meeting via Zoom.
Submitted by Allen Gress, Secretary