The Rotary Club of Elk Rapids
Next Meeting
February 20, 2024
at 7 am
Happy Camper Coffee 
Deana Jerdee Executive Director of Paddle Antrim will be on board to share updated information with the club this coming Tuesday morning at Happy Camper Coffee.   
Deana Jerdee
Scout, Jenny and Rhonda from Meadowbrook Healthcare Facility made new "woof" friends last Tuesday.  If you were not able to attend the meeting, check out facebook to review pictures of Scout interacting with Rotarians.  
Nancy Wonch has graciously agreed to assist with zooming.  Watch for more detail.
Upcoming Meetings
  • February 27 No Morning Meeting
  • February 27 2nd Social of the Year at Arts Connection
  • March 5- Discovery Pier- Matt McDonnough FPChurch
  • March 12-Rescheduling Food Insecurities Panel- Carol Hockin Coordinating @FPChurch
  • March 19 Lou Gamalski and Pam Lynch, Harm Reduction Michigan will discuss the opioid crisis in Northern Michigan. 
  • March 26 Blaine Campbell Member Forum Happy Camper Coffee
Meeting Responsibilities
for February 20, 2024
Morning Meeting Chair: Blaine Campbell
Greeter:  Bob Strehl
Attendance: Julia Pollister-Amos
Sergeant At Arms: TBD
Reflection Quote: Julia Pollister-Amos
Happy Dollars:  Blaine Campbell                                   
News from Board
Following a review of current financial statements, L. Savoie, Treasurer, discussed potential need for a dues increase.  The last increase was in 2019 for $5.00.  Laura will further investigate RI charges, magazine charges, etc before making a recommendation to the board and ultimately the membership.
The question of whether Rotary Club of Elk Rapids should become a 501(C) 3 was deliberated.  No decision was made.
Board approved the $3,000 GW request for Youth Services (Robotics Team) to allow them to build a second swerve drive for their competitions. 
The fundraising committee discussion continues around an August Kickoff for Community Solicitation with Donor Recognition and various levels of sponsorship.  Members will be asked to engage in this process by either garnering sponsorships or contributing or both.  More detail will follow.  
The 24-25 Fiscal Year provides The Rotary Club of Elk Rapids to celebrate their 75th Anniversary.  We could tie in the celebration with our "One and Done" Fundraising Solicitation .  How about a July Polar Plunge?
Congratulations to new members Elizabeth and Kyle McLachlan sponsored by Norm Veliquette. 
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