Board Meeting Minutes April 2013
Sunrise Rotary Board Minutes
April 8, 2013
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 a.m. by President Looney
Attending: Ron Stephenson, Alan Walker, Bill McDowell, Carol Adamson, Joan Wright, Craig Robertson, Gary Looney.
Minutes were approved with one correction—Donation from Gary was given to RI, and he had already paid his Foundation pledge, the $50 was transferred to Salisbury fund.
Financial Report – Bank statement from Cashmere Valley Bank was studied by the board. Craig explained that with different accounts, and better clarity, we would have better tracking of our funds.
Funding request: Bill brought request from Laura White. Special needs boy in Eastmont who is extremely disabled needs tools for him to communicate. It was decided by common consent to “pass the hat” to the club for this need.
Carol brought request from Children’s Home Society. An invitation for attendance and contribution to the “Sweethearts for Kids” banquet.
Gary mentioned Ann Satterfield’s need for $2500 for training and travel. Also, There is a need for help for the Museum’s summer program for kids: to help with scholarships for kids unable to attend financially.
Craig mentioned appreciation for the club’s support on such topics, but be careful how much we try to support. Carol Adamson read our standards on gifting. Joan discussed the need for some local support for parents. Ron asked “What do we have to spend?” It was suggested that we spend $1,000, and choose from the applicants.
Alan moved we donate $250 to the Children’s Home Society, and to the Museum, seconded by Bill, motion carried.
Gary brought up the “park project”: The sidewalk to the restrooms needs to be completed in Washington Park. Carol A. moved, Alan seconded, that we contribute up to $200 for this sidewalk completion. Motion carried.
Rotary Park Fund – Question presented: Should we put the money not spent from the ‘float fund’. Gary told the board we would be spending “other people’s money”. Not all float money is from our club. The Float will be used by other clubs, while we are still responsible for upkeep, we should not spend “float fund” money, but keep it intact. The float actually belongs to the Museum, and we will use it responsibly
Joan reported on the Scholarship program. At this point we have received one application, from Eastmont, but it’s early, more will come in.
Ron has talked to an ‘elderly artist’, concerning the possibility of giving us a chance to help with his art and car collection auction. No decision was made on this.
Taro – need youth exchange names by the end of April, hosts that fit. (He will talk to the club) Some of our good new younger members, as well as older members may be interested in this.
Meeting was adjourned.
Carol Stueckle, interim secretary.
Post meeting conversation: Should we have an art auction or not, especially with the museum involved?