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Board Meeting Minutes
May 13th, 2020
Present: Mike, Mel, Maria, Annie, Pat, Frank, Dave, Hugh, Paul S, Paul A, Ann
Approval of the Agenda:  Mel, S Ann Carried
Approval of the Minutes: M Hugh, Mel Carried
Reflection, 4 Way Test,  Toast
Paul A provided an update on the Virtual Bingo social to be held on May 27th.  Paul is willing to drive to distribute dabbers and bingo cards to interested Rotarians.  There are no prizes and it is a free event with an honour donation to our COVID initiative.  Members of Niagara Falls Rotary Club may also be participating.  We are limited to 100 players.  Please check Paul A's emails.
To date over 2000 masks have been delivered with more in progress.  Several groups have posted and shared photos of their thank yous which Dave will mark with the #tagthespirit
Assistant Governor Request
The Niagara Falls at Noon club is purchasing tablets for long term care homes to allow residents to connect with their families.  Each tablet is valued at $250 and is marked with the Rotary logo.
MOTION: That the Rotary Club of Fonthill purchase a tablet for a local long term care home at the cost of $250.
M Hugh S Mel Carried
District 7090 Budget
Frank reviewed the changes in the District Budget as a result of the COVID pandemic.  As there will be no travelling for meetings or changeovers events, there is a reduction in the costs incurred at club level.  Clubs are being encouraged to meet virtually for the remainder of 2020 but this is a local decision based on local rules.
Hugh mentioned that the Welland 100th anniversary event is postponed to the spring.
United Way
The United Way has sent a request for a COVID 19 Emergency Response Fund.  Any donations will be matched to the amount of $100,000  by the Humeniuk Foundation.  Mel will connect with the United Way to see if the maximum amount has been reached and if it is possible for our Big Brothers/Big Sisters donation to be matched.
eTransfer Option
Mike updated that this option is still being investigated.
Dave provided an update that this social media challenge is working well. Please consider using it to promote activities or events that show Rotary in action.
District Zoom Meetings
Angela and Frank indicated that the District Zoom meetings have some interesting conversations.
Rotary Moment
Maria shared a video - "The Earth is Talking" which Mike has shared in a separate email.  This video reminded Maria of the importance of taking time ot reflect on our environment and how we as Rotary are working to support conservation initiatives. Maria also shared how clubs in the South Pacific have focused on conservation efforts and protecting the environment and work effectively collaboratively.  Maria indicated that Rotary Down Under is a great resource for club members to investigate.  She also shared that the Performing Arts Centre Film House is showing the film "Nature is Us" in a virtual screening.  
Motion to Adjourn M:  Hugh S: Frank Carried.
Rotary Club of Fonthill
Meridian Community Centre, 2nd Floor
100 Wellspring Way
Fonthill, Ontario
Meeting Weekly Wednesday 7:15 am