Meeting Recap, 5/24/2016

Posted By Scott Jones

Happy Wednesday, Rotarians.

Need to Know:

  1. We had a very successful first Color Run on Saturday. We had a great crowd and everyone seemed to have had fun. The event netted approximately $3,600.00. Thanks to everyone who volunteered, participated in the race, solicited sponsors, etc., but particular thanks go to Adam Blanch and Brian Drane for organizing the event. Great job, guys.
  2. Upcoming speakers include: May 31st is a fifth Tuesday, so there will be no meeting next week. Speakers are needed for the month of June. Contact Scott Jones with any ideas.
  3. Speaking of our 5th Tuesday: We are having a 5th Tuesday social event at Rotary Park on Tuesday, May 31st at 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to bring family/guests. For anyone who can come early, Don Stockton needs help installing a few protective boxes around new trees at the park. If you can help, please meet at the Park at 5:00 PM on that date.
  4. Our next board meeting will be at noon on Thursday, June 16th at Southern Missouri Bank.
  5. Scott Jones is still looking for photos of the Romance Raffle and Easter Egg Hunt. If you have any, please contact Scott.
  6. If anyone would like to contribute to our membership scholarship fund (which helps pay dues of members who are temporarily experiencing financial struggles), please contact Scott, Amy Wilkerson or Jason McKnight.
  7. Don Stockton and Sarah Herren stepped up and volunteered to plan the Installation Banquet next month. It will be a fish fry in Rotary Park on June 28th. Sarah’s husband Champ will be manning the fryer. More details will follow.
  8. Because you can never eat too much fish, the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a fish fry to benefit the Marshfield Public School Foundation on Friday, June 17th from 5-7 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Meeting Recap

Congrats to Adam Blanch and his fiancé for getting engaged!

Our former club secretary Alex Ruth has completed his doctorate.

Our guest this week was Mickie Burrell. Mickie is a prospective member and helped lead runners in Zumba before our Color Run.

Our speaker from the Marshfield Community Foundation had a scheduling conflict, so we filled our meeting with announcements and club business this week. We hope to be able to reschedule someone from the Foundation soon to discuss the Grow Grant, a $300,000 economic development grant, to be paid over three years, which has been awarded to the City of Marshfield by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

Scott Jones passed out a proposed “Membership Agreement” for review, some form of which he would like to implement before Amy Wilkerson’s presidential term begins in July. The form identifies both mandatory minimum membership standards and other commitments that are optional but strongly encouraged. These standards are in line with our already existing bylaws, district requirements, the standards of other surrounding clubs, and are consistent with our club vision for a club made up of active, engaged members. Under the proposed agreements, regular members must maintain certain minimum attendance requirements (60%) either through attendance at regular meetings, or through make-ups. Members will also be required to serve on at least one committee, and have at least 14 hours per year of combined committee/service project/fundraising activity outside of our club meetings each year. Members are strongly encouraged, but are not required, to invite guests to meetings and events, support Rotary Foundation and Polio Plus, and obtain sponsors for fundraising events. If you have any feedback on this issue, please contact Scott Jones.

Final Thoughts

Before the meeting, Scott gave me a hard time about all the Muppet videos I post. Guess what? It isn’t going to stop anytime soon! This one’s a classic.

Marshfield Rotary Club: Raising the bar through leadership, giving and education.

Yours in Rotary Service,

Kristin Grace Krebs

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