Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Club President, Katie Brown.
Rob Knutson Bob Kuusinen
Katie brought up a request from the Noon Club to let our Club know that additional peace initiatives are being considered by the Noon Club. These include working with the library and possibly the schools. The Noon Club wanted to know if our Club would like to be involved. After discussion our Club would prefer not to be involved at this time, but would like to be kept apprised of the initiatives and then if individual Club members choose to be involved they can do so.
Katie also discussed providing Cornelia Weiss a Rotary badge from our Club since we sponsored. It was determined to have a badge ordered and we will then provide it to Cornelia.
The minutes from the July Board meeting were discussed and on motion of Ed MacArthur, seconded by Terry Stokes, they were unanimously approved.
Interim Secretary Kerst reviewed a new application from Traci Clark, who is sponsored by Dean Vogelaar and Doug Allen. After discussion and on motion of Dean Vogelaar, seconded by Doug Allen, Traci’s application was approved unanimously. Secretary Kerst then conducted the first reading of the application.
John informed the Club that one of our scholarship recipients has requested a one year deferral of her scholarship. She is spending a year in Nicaragua to learn Spanish and then time in the Netherlands to learn Dutch. The Club approved the deferral.
Pam Palmquist provided current financials which were reviewed by the John Kerst in Pam’s absence. John mentioned that the Club’s AR is all due by the end of September. The Club has $25,868 in the checking account and at the Community Foundation $15,248 in the general fund and an additional $6,062 in the scholarship fund.
Curt encouraged members to be looking for prospects for Club membership. There are currently 2 members considering applying for membership.
Grants Committee Report
Katie reviewed two requests which have been in the past budgets for the Club; Partners had requested $500 for Java and Jazz and the Club had previously approved up to $1,800 for a purchase at the Junior Livestock sale. Both requests were approved.
Katie then discussed with the Club the need for one or two more Grants Committee members. The Grants Committee will then set a budget for this year’s giving for the Club.
Doug Allen reported on some of our upcoming programs and classification talks.
Public Relations Report
Adjourn: There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 8:00a.m.