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August 30th 2017
Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
Welcome:        President Paul Snack welcomed:
Neal Bodimeade, prospective new member
Frederico “Fede” Roman Holt our exchange student from Paraguay
Attendance: 13/29  45%

President’s Updates:
Rotary Leadership Institute – Sat Sept 23rd, 8 a.m – 3:30 p, Sanborn, NY
  • Club covers the costs, Paul has sent information regarding this and hopes that people attend
  • Car pooling is an option, let Paul S know if you are interested and you can prepay and then submit a receipt to Randy
Youth Exchange
  • Fede arrived earlier in August and is currently living with the Taylors
  • We are still looking for host families for November to January and for February to April
  • The Momots are hosting Fede for the final block
  • The host family does not need to be Rotarians
  • Fede will start at E.L. Crossley next week.
Club Social – Tuesday, Sept 26th in the evening, Kame and Kettle
  • This social is to be a fundraiser for Youth Exchange
  • There will be no Wednesday meeting that week
Service Club Night – Vineland Estates, Wed, Nov 8th
  • wine tasting opportunity, inviting other service clubs such as Lions and Kinsmen
Dues      - these were due by July 1st, speak to Gayle, Mel or Randy asap
Computers for Niagara Peninsula Homes
  • Barb will be connecting for a date when these will be “presented”
District Conference – Whiteoaks, NOTL, October 27-29th
  • Paul encouraged attendance at the event, especially the Saturday evening gala
  • There is a great line up of speakers and presentations
  • Great opportunity for fellowship and education
Organization Chart
  • Paul passed around the organizational chart and a committees chart
  • Everyone is encouraged to be involved to spread the workload
  • Ann Harrison has agreed to be secretary
TV Auction
  • Annie will speak to this on Wed, Sept 6th.
Other Updates:
Wellspring – Tues, Sept 12th 4 p.m. – ground breaking
Tour du Lac – was a huge success and will occur again next year to continue to raise funds for Wellspring
Cluster Grants
Frank shared some information regarding Cluster Grants which other clubs have been involved in.  He will share more information regarding a September 20th, 7:30 p.m. meeting at the Lincoln Library.  Members of the club, especially the grants committee, are invited to attend to hear how other clubs are benefiting from this process
Rose City Golf Tournament
Hugh shared that he is looking for 2 people to join him for Friday, September 29th at Riverview.  Hugh sent out info and sponsorship opportunities.  Proceeds go to the purchase of Christmas baskets.
Guest Speaker – Frank Adamson “Is Your Membership a Revolving Door?”         
Frank shared some presentations from the International conference in Atlanta.
Keynote addresses, such as Andrew Young’s, can be found on and Frank recommends we view these.
Frank shared that since the 1990s membership numbers have levelled off while the number of clubs has grown.  North America, Australia and the Philippines have seen decrease in membership.  Europe has levelled while membership in South America, Africa, India and Russia are increasing.  We do have 1.2 million members worldwide.
Frank challenged us to consider how we can attract and keep members.  Suggestions included:
Having the induction be a special celebration, being a brand ambassador in the community, champion for rotary, inviting friends and colleagues to attend, sharing your passion for rotary, ensuring meetings are engaging and interesting, providing opportunity for fellowship.
Reminder that the next International Conference is in Toronto.
Happy Loonies:
Congratulations and best wishes to Mel on her wedding 31st wedding anniversary.
Special congratulations and best wishes to Bob on his 50th wedding anniversary and his 72nd birthday.
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