April 2018 Rotary Board Meeting Minutes


Members in Attendance
Angela Kim, Shaun Voegle, Keith Poss, Maura Donnelly, Biddy Essenpries, Steve Safford, Kevin Dewaele, Ben Eberwein, Angela Imming 

No minutes to approve at this time.

President's Agenda

Reminder, the district meeting is in Springfield, April 21st 9-2:30.  Great opportunity to learn about Rotary.  Carpools are forming now!

Request to consider each board member reaching out to members who haven't been joining our meetings to help reestablish a connection and to promote higher attendance.

We've received a request for funding support of the All Abilities Playground.  Kevin will proceed with applying for district grant monies.   

Finance Committee

No report.

Treasurer's Report

Reviewed the process to reactivate members; also reviewed a/r.  Noted that expenses related to Rotary travel are reimbursed.  They should be submitted to Maura.  Motion to approve by Biddy and seconded by Keith.  Motion carries.   

Secretary's Report

No report.

Community Service

No report.


Keith reported 4 potential candidates for membership.   Mallord Hubbard will apply to replace Lisa Peck from the City of Highland.


No report.


Angela Imming assumed responsibility for the Fling.  She will all update the website accordingly. 


Discussed use of myrotary.org to increase ease of donation. 


Upcoming programming is as follows: 

04/10 Check Presentation to Highland PD, Meals on Wheels, HSHS Friends Van
Angela Kim Little Free Library Project.
04/17 Highland Area Community Foundation – Terry Riffle
@ Highland Middle School
04/24 High School Ukulele Angela Kim is Checking
05/01 Kris Reed – Highland Elementary
Head phones for the library

Sergeant at Arms

No report. 

Old Business

A discussion was held regarding potential Paul Harris Fellows recipients.  Ben and Kevin discussed ways to make donating easier and resources we could use from District.

Angela Kim reported that the survey results are in an have been tabulated.  There are a couple of tweaks required before disseminating.

The Highland Rotary club is looking to identify Youth Exchange Officers (YEO) and Counselors (YEC) to promote the Rotary exchange program.  There are currently students looking for host families.  More details to follow.

Maura will be working with area  news outlets to advertise tickets to a Cardinal baseball game to raise funds for the Literacy program.

Next Meeting - 05/03/18

Louis Latzer Library 8am
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