Board of Directors Minutes
MINUTES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rotary Club of South Haven, Michigan
 

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February 11, 2020

Today's board meeting was called to order by Presidel1t, Mark Odland, at 8:09 a.m. Attendance included, Mark Odland, Tom Renner, Rhonda Wendzel, l>aulHix, Tom Rummel, Rosalie Plechaty, and Kaileigh Eddy. Scott Mark joined our meeting today, as a guest, to discuss a topic that will be covered under, "New Business." 

Approval of Agenda A motion to approve the agenda, as presented, was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Tom Renner. Approved. 

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes \ Amotion to approve the January 14,2020, Board Meeting MimJt.eswas made by Paul Hix, seconded by Tom Rummel. Approved. . .. 

President's Report Mark Odland and Tom Renner will be attending a Grant Seminar at Lake Michigan College - Benton Harbor campus. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 14,2020, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

One of the qualifications to apply for a Rotary IntemationalGrant requiresthata minimum of two (2) Rotarian's from our club attend a Grant Seminar. The deadline to submit the grant application is May 31,2020. 

Tom Renner is looking for someone to step in to become the Grants Committee Chairman. See Tom Renner if you are interested in learning the duties of the Committee Chairman. 

Mark Odland is going to reach out to Patti Montgomery Reinert, Executive Director, of the Michigan Maritime Museum to discuss the responsibilities of being a Corporate Member of our club. The board held a discussion amongst themselves regarding a 'special' category for Non~Profit organizations. The board determined that there will not be any 'special' category for Non-Profit Organizations and that they will be treated the same as any 'active' member of our club. 

Secretary's Report There was nothing to report at this time. 

Treasurer's Report Tom Rummel provided the Treasurer's as of January 31, 2020. 

Club Account - $ 18,415.00 Project Account - $ 10,993.87 

A motion to approve the Treasurer's Report, as presented, was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Rhonda Wendzel. Approved. 

Grant Requests There are not any pending grant requests at this time. 

Tom Renner and Tom Rummel have been in contact with members from Bronson Hospital-South Haven in regards to creating a historical display in the new hospital. Our clubwould like to partner with the hospital. Our club is willing to spend up to $5,000.00 to be the major sponsor of this historical display. Our club will apply for a District Foundation Grant, in the amount of $2,500.00, to help fund this'project If the District does not support our request, and we are declined the grant request in the amount of $2,500.00, our club would be responsible for $5,000.00. 

( A motion to seek a partnership with Bronson Hospital - South Haven was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Tom Rummel. Approved. A second meeting with the hospital staff is scheduled for the middle part of March. 

Old Business None at this time. 

New Business Decals Scott Mark presented the attached photo of a clear, static' elingdecal that adheres tothe inside of a window. Scott would like to present this decal to merchants that 'contribute, to our educational fundraiser. The decal will actually say, "We support South Haven Rotary"; The 'attached photo was printed before the decal was edited. Rod Brinks, local business owner, can print the decals. The decals would cost $.75 each for a quantity of 150 decals, or $.65 each for a quantity of 200 decals. The decals are approximately 4" x 5" in size. . 

A motion was made and approved by the board, allowing Scott to purchase 200 decals. 

Radio Show Rosalie Plechaty is working with Rob Byrd from Moon Dog Productions. They are featuring Non- Profit organizations and would like to focus on our club. The taping is 3 - 8 minutes long and is taped on Tuesday. Rosalie will be working with Mark to set up a date for the taping. 

Adjournment A motion to adjourn was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Rosalie Plechaty. Approved. The meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m. . 

Respectfully submitted by Rhonda Wendzel, Secretary
 

January 14,.2020 

 

Today's board meeting was called to order at 8:05 a.m. byPtesident, Mark Odland. Attendance included, Mark Odland, Tom Renner, Rhonda Wendzel, Paul Hix, Bill Roberts, Richard Swanson, Deb Davidson, and Tom Rummel. 

 

Approval of Agenda . A motion to approve the agenda was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Bill Roberts. Approved. 

 

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes -' Amotion to approve the December 3,2019 board meeting minutes was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Bill Roberts. Approved. 

 

President's Report Rule 0/85 , Scott Mark has requested to be considered forthe "Rule of 85" Classification. Our club's "Rule of 85" is determined by the member's age, plus their years of membershjp, must equal f 85. Scott has qualified for the "Rule of 85" Classification. 

A motion to approve Scott.Mark for\he "Rule of ~5" Classification was made by Paul'Hix, seconded by Richard Swanson: Approved. 

Rotary international District DesignatedFunds Grant The application for this grant must be submitted by May. Mark is requesting suggestions/ideas for this '\grant. Our club will match this grant request, up to $3,500.00. '-' 

Some of the suggestions/ideas received at today's board meeting are: *Art Sculpture placed in the South Haven downtown area. *Help fund an opioid addiction program or vaping program . .*Help fund an Active Shooters program, . 

*Fund a program that will showcase the heritage of South Haven that will be displayed in the remodeling project of Bronson - South Haven Hospital. A suggestion was made that we could possibly work in collaboration with HASH - Historical Association of South Haven for this project. *Help fund a video programming system at Bronson Wellness Center. 

A decision has NOT been made. Our club is only 'brainstorming' at this time. The club membership is encouraged to share any suggestions/id~as they may have with Mark Odland. 

Technology Update - Wellness Center Our club has moved beyond the CD player. Mark has updatedoui' music system now he just needs to work on our club's singing skills!! Thank you Mark! However, we are still in need of reliable ~ideo programming:

 

Grant Report and Requests The following grant requests were discussed at today's meeting: 

Project Curb . . A motion was not received by the Board to support this request. 

South Haven Steelheaders A motion to donate $500.00 was made'by Paul Hix, seconded by Bill Roberts. Approved. 

Boy Scout Troop 188 A motion to donate $500.00 was made by Bill Roberts, seconded by Deb Davidson. Approved. 

Warner Camp A motion was not received by the Board to support this request. 

Bronson Health Foundation A motion to donate $500.00 was made by Bill Roberts, seconded by Paul Hix. Approved. 

Caring Circle of Lakeland A motion was not received by the Board to support this request. (Request was for their 'Capital Campaign', not for aproject based request) . 

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy A motion was not received by the Board to support this request. (Our club maybe more inclined to donate to this organization once the project has been completed - Possible kiosk signage) 

Rotary Rose Parade Float A motion to donate $100.00 was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Bill Roberts. Approved. 

VanBuren Youth Camp _ A motion to donate $250.00 was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Richard Swanson. Approved. 

South Haven High School Robotics Team A motion to donate $1,000.00, as a Platinum Sponsor, was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Bill Roberts. Approved. The donation was approved by the board, with the stipulation that-the funds must be used towards their 2020 project. 

National Blueb~rry Festival A motion to donate $500.00 was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Rhonda Wendzel. Approved. 

Our Town Players Amotion to donate $100.00 was made by Rhonda Wendzel, seconded by Bill Roberts. Approved.

 

Secretary's Report No report at this time. 

Treasurer's Report Treasurer, Bob Straits, provided the Treasurer's Report, via email, to all board members. , 

Balances as of December 31, 2019, 

Club Account - $12,738.96 Project Account - $14,730.87 

A motion to approve the Treasurer's Report, as presented, was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Richard Swanson. Approved. 

 

Board Membership Reports Amembership application was received from David Campbell. 

r" A motion to accept David Campbell, as the newest member in our club, was made by Bill Roberts, seconded by Richard Swanson. Approved. . 

Bob McAlear will be David's sponsor and his classification-isBanking: .Paul Hix willreach out to David to review the responsibilities of becoming a member of our club. 

 

Old Business ,None at this time 

 

New Business District Grant Adiscussion was held amongst the board in regards to applying for aDistrict Grant. This is a different grant, from the one that was mentioned earlier, inthe "President's Report" section.

A motion was made to allow Tom Renner to approach a representative from both Bronson Hospital - South Haven and the South Haven High School t6 discuss possible District Grant opportunities. The motion was made by Richard Swanson, seconded by Bill Roberts. Approved. 

 

Adjournment .. Amotion to adjourn was made by Tom Renner, seconded by Bill Roberts. Approved. 

Today's board meeting adjourned at 8:47 a.m. 

 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Rhonda Wendzel Secretary Rotary Club of South Haven 

 
DECEMBER 3, 2019
Today's board meeting was called to order at 8:12 a.m. by Presi?ent, Mark Odland. .
Attendance included: Mark Odland, Dan Thompson, Deb DavIdson, Dene Hadden, BIll Roberts,
Richard Swanson, Tom Renner, Rhonda Wendzel, Paul Hix, and Bob Straits.
 
Approval of Agenda
A motion to approve the agenda, as presented, was made by Paul HIX, seconded by Tom Renner.
Approved

Approval of Meeting Minutes
A motion to approve the November 12, 2019 board meeting minutes was made by Dan Thompson,
seconded by Richard Swanson. Approved

President's Report
Slate of Officers

The Board of Directors approved the slate of Officers for the 2020-2021 South Haven Rotary Club
year. The club membership will be informed at the December 17, 2019 club meeting.
 
Lake Michigan College Inquiry
President Odland shared a letter sent  to Barbara Craig, Executive Director of
Lake Michigan College seeking information on our support over the years.

Scholarship Postcard Proposal
Dene announced that a postcard will be mailed to all of the parents of the South Haven High School
Senior class. This will be a reminder for the students to apply for this scholarship. The South Haven
Kiwanis Club has agreed to split the cost of postage for mailing the, postcards with our club. The
postcards will cost approximately $165.00 in postage. A motion to pay half the cost of postage ($82.50)
for the mailing of these postcards was made by Dene Hadden, seconded by Tom Renner. Approved

Grant Report
Ice Breaker

A motion to donate $375.00 to Ice Breaker was made by Dan Thompson, seconded by Bob Straits.
Approved. The donation will be used towards the purchase of a Double Ice Block/Ice Carver.

Youth Development Company
A motion to donate $500.00 to this organization was made by Tom Renner, seconded by Dan
Thompson. Approved.

Hospital Hospitality House
A motion to donate $250.00 to this organization was made by Bob Straits, seconded by Richard
Swanson. Approved. The donation has been specified to be used for families from the South Haven
area.

Secretary's Report .
South Haven Rotary Club Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the South
Haven Yacht Club. . Appetizers/Cash Bar begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.

Treasurer's Report
Treasurer, Bob Straits, provided the Treasurer's Report as of November 30, 2019.
Club Account - $ 13,026.80 Project Account - $ 15,715.87
A motion to approve the Treasurer's Report, as presented, was made by Tom Renner, seconded by Dan
Thompson. Approved.

New invoices will be coming out shortly. They will include dues and the annual Christmas Party.

Board Member Reports
South Haven Rotary Club Scholarship

The South Haven Rotary Club Scholarship application will be added to the Community Foundation
Scholarship application: Our club's application will include a section asking the applicant to describe
how they have lived up to our club's 4-Way Test.

Project Curb
Dene has been partnering with the District for a grant to support Project Curb. The project will cost
between $9,000.00 - $11,000.00. More updates to follow.

Lake Michigan College Newsletter
Tom Renner will be contacting the editor of the Lake Michigan College Newsletter to see how our
South Haven Rotary Club may gain some visibility through their newsletter.

Educational Fundraiser
Deb Davidson is the Chairman of this event for the upcoming year. She will update us with more
information at the future upcoming board meetings.

Old Business
None

New Business
None

Adjournment
A motion to adjourn was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Dene Hadden. Approved. The meeting
adjourned at 8:35 a.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Rhonda Wendzel, Secretary

NOVEMBER 12, 2019
Today's board meeting was called to order at 8:07 a.m. by President, Mark Odland.
Attendance included: Mark Odland, Tom Renner, Dan Thompson, Dene Hadden, Bill Roberts, Deb
Davidson, and Bob Straits.

Approval of Agenda
Dene Hadden made a motion to approve the agenda. The motion was seconded by Bill Roberts.
Approved.

Approval of Meeting Minutes
A motion to accept the October 8, 2019 Board meeting riliimtes was made by Bill Roberts, seconded by
Dan Thompson. Approved.

President's Report
Election of Officers
The election of Officers and the Board of Directors will be presented to the club membership on
December 17, 2019.
President - Dan Thompson
Treasurer - Bob Straits
Secretary - Rhonda Wendzel
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Dan will be contacting the current Board of Directors to determine their interest and potential new
Board members will be approached to fill any vacant seats. Any member interested in being
considered for the Board when vacancies occur should let Dan know.
Membership Committee
Our club's membership committee currently includes Dan Thompson, Mark Odland, Sue DuVall, Paul
Hix, and Rosalie Plecaty. Additional members will be asked to join this committee. If any member is
interested in being on this committee, please let Dan Thompson know.
 
Request from South Haven Tribune .
The South Haven Tribune staff has requested information about our South"Haven Rotary Club
membership. Mark completed their request and also provided a copy to the Board.

Grant Report
Girls on the Run
A motion to donate $500.00 to the Girls on the Run program was made by Bob Straits, seconded by
Dene Hadden. Approved ..
Senior Services- Festival of Trees 7-
A donation was not made to this organization, as this was not a South Haven project specific. A
motion to not participate was made by Dene Hadden, seconded by Bill Roberts. Approved.
Youth Development Company
This request was tabled for clarification on structure with city wide youth collaborative.
Rotary Club Scholarships
Dene discussed the process for notifying potential applicants of the Rotary Scholarship. The District
will be asked about how other clubs make awards in May for the following fall (e.g. to individuals or
schools for individuals). Please find attachments regarding the South Haven Rotary Club Scholarship
program.

Secretary's Report
No report at this meeting.

Treasurer's Report
Balances as of October 31, 2019

Club Account - $13,869.35
Project Account - $15,360.99
A motion to accept the Treasurer's Report, as presented, was made by Tom Renner, seconded by Dene
Hadden. Approved.

Board Member Reports
Membership Applications
The following individuals were proposed for membership:
Steffin Davis - Sponsored by James Davis
Bryan Kurtz - Sponsored by Rosalie Plechaty
Michael Livovich - Sponsored byTom Renner
Patti Montgomery Reinert - to fill the vacant Michigan Maritime Museum Corporate Membership seat
that was vacated by Francis Peet. The amount owed during the period when the seat had been unfilled
was waived as part of the motion.
A motion to accept Steffin Davis, Bryan Kurtz, MichaelLivovich, and Patti Montgomery Reinert as
our newest members was made by Dan Thompson, seconded by Bill Roberts. Approved.
 
New Business - None

Old Business - None
Adjournment
A motion to adjourn was made by Bill Roberts, seconded by Bob Straits: Approved.
The meeting adjourned at 9: 15 a.m.

A very special THANK YOU to Bob Straits for taking the meeting notes, during my absence, at this
Board Meeting. I was out of town, but had the opportunity to attend a Rotary Club meeting at the
Delta Waverly Rotary Club in Lansing, MI.
 
Respectfully submitted by:
Rhonda Wendzel
Secretary
Rotary Club of South Haven

OCTOBER 8, 2019
 
Today's board meeting was called to order by President, Mark Odland, at 8:09 a.m.
Those in attendance included, Mark Odland, Rhonda Wendzel, Richard Swanson, Paul Hix, Dene
Hadden, Dan Thompson, Tom Renner, Deb Davidson, Bob Straits, and Bill Roberts.
Approval of Agenda
A motion to approve the agenda was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Richard Swanson. Approved.
Approval of Meeting Minutes
A motion to approve the September 10, 2019 board meeting minutes was made by Paul Hix, seconded
by Dene Hadden. Approved.
President's Report
Membership Discussion \
Mark Odland has been approached by several members seeking clarification about the qualifications
for becoming a member of our club. See attached handout - Article 7 - Membership Section 1
Membership
General Qualifications - This club shall be composed of adult persons who demonstrate good
character, integrity, and leadership; possess good reputation within their business, profession, and/or
community; and are willing to serve in their community and/or around the world.
Membership Summit
Mark Odland will be a speaker at the Membership Summit on Saturday, October 12,2019. The
Summit will be held in Kalamzoo, MI from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Membership Committee
Paul Hix is the current Chairman of the Membership Committee. We are looking for volunteers to be
on this committee. If interested, please contact Mark Odland or Dan Thompson.
Postcard
Attached, is a copy of a Membership Recruitment Postcard that is being used at the Kalamazoo Sunrise
Rotary Club. Mark Odland is going to see about getting some of these postcards for our club. These
postcards would bea great networking tool at our upcoming Chamber of Commerce ABO event on
November 21,2019.
Secretary's Report
Hope to see you all at the Haven Harvest event. Our club will be sponsoring the Beer/Wine tent on
Saturday, October 19,2019. Huron Street Pavilion Event is being held from 5:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Set up - 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 19,2019
Reminder: This event is a fundraiser for our club, and takes the place of our Labor Day pancake
breakfast. THANK YOU to all of the volunteers that have signed up to help at this event!
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Treasurer's Report
Balances as of September 30, 2019
Project Account - $ 17,161.37
Club Accunt - $ 9,696.39
A motion to accept the Treasurer's Report, as presented, was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Dan
Thompson. Approved.
Grant Report and Requests:
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
A motion to donate $480.00 to this organization was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Dan Thompson.
Approved.
The donation will be used to help support four (4) girls to become Girl Scouts in South Haven, MI
South Haven Center for the Arts
A motion to donate $500.00 to this organizations was made by Dene Hadden, seconded by Bob Straits.
Approved.
The donation will be used to fund a new Art Teacher Professional Development Program at the South
Haven Center for the Arts.
Book Bags for Maple Grove
Tom Renner will be stopping at Maple Grove School today and will gather more information regarding
their donation request. At the moment, this donation request has been tabled until more information
has been gathered.
Board Member Reports
Review New Members Applications
The Board has received the following three (3) applications for membership:
Steffin Davis
Bryan Kurtz
Michael P Livovich
Membership Chairman, Paul Hix, will be meeting with them soon.
Membership Update
Dan Thompson did not have anything to report at this time.
Scholarship Program
This will be our club's first year of offering a Rotary Club Scholarship. This year's scholarship will be
in memory of Don Hixson and Glenn Pietenpol. Dene Hadden has been in contact with the South
Haven Community Memorial Scholarship committee, and their current application is appropriate to
what our club would want for our scholarship application. We would add the 4 Way Test to our
application and ask the applicant how they have lived up to the 4 Way Test. The scholarship program
will consist of a twelve (12) member committee.
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Board Member Reports: Continued
Educational Fundraiser
This year's Education FJndraiser will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020. It will most likely be held
at Beeches Golf Course, with a similar menu to last year's event.
Old Business
There was not any old business to discuss.
New Business
Since the board meeting was held, Tom Renner has had an opportunity to gather more information
regarding the donation request for bags for Maple Grove. Tom spoke with the Chairman of this
committee, Molly Brush. The cost ofthe bags, including shipping, is $400.00. There is a sleeve on
the bag where the student's name can be placed. They also spoke about including on that sleeve the
fact that the bags are provided by the Rotary Club of South Haven.
Tom Renner sent an email to the board members requesting their vote, in favor or not, on this grant
request in the amount of $400.00. The grant was approved.
Adjournment
A motion to adjourn was made by Bill Roberts, seconded by Dene Hadden. Approved. Today's
board meeting adjourned at 9:05 a.m.
Respectfully submitted by:
Rhonda Wendzel
Secretary
Rotary Club of South Haven
 
SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
 

Today's board meeting was called to order by President, Mark Odland, at 8:10 a.m. Attendance included Mark Odland, Tom Renner, Dene Hadden, Bill Roberts, Paul Hix, Bob Straits, Rhonda Wendzel, Dan Thompson, and Steve Larsen. 

 

Approval of Agenda .:
A motion to approve the agenda, as presented, was made by Bob Straits, seconded by Dan Thompson. Approved. 

 

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes:
A motion to approve the August 20, 2019 board meeting minutes was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Bob Straits. Approved.

 

President's Report Emeritus Membership Request:
Bob McAlear has requested to be changed from 'Active' membership status to 'Emeritus' membership status. Bob meets all of the qualifications, according to our club by-laws, to be considered for this change in membership status. A motion to honor Bob's request for Emeritus membership was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Rhonda Wendzel. Approved. .

 

Goals - 2019 - 2020 Rotary Club Year:
President,Mark Odland has set a NET positive goal in membership of +1. Mark would also to establish a committee, which would focus on retaining our current membership, as well as recruiting new members to our club. A motion to establish a committee was made by Bob Straits, seconded by Tom Renner. Approved. Dan Thompson will be involved in selecting members for this committee . 

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Community Assessment Project :
A motion to establish a Community Assessment Project Committee was made by Bob Straits, seconded by.Steve Larsen. Approved. The committee would assess our Club's current charitable giving and recommend to the Board priorities and/or criteria for future charitable initiatives. Committee members include: Bob Straits (chair), Mark Odland, Dan Thompson, Bill Roberts, Deb Davidson, Jim Bradford, Haleigh Eddy and Paul Hix.

Committee Chairs:
Dan Thompson is currently the Chairman of the Recognition Committee and the Membership Committee. On, July 1, 2020, Dan will become our Club President. We need to think about who will take over these two (2) Committee Chairs. 

Secretary's Report:
Haven Harvest event will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Our Club will be sponsoring the Beer/Wine Tent at this event. The event will be held at the Huron Street Pavilion and a volunteer sign up sheet will be distributed at the next regular club meeting. 

Treasurer's Report:
Balances as of August 31, 2019
Project Account - $17,219.71
Club Account - $13,788.77
A motion to accept the Treasurer's Report, as presented, was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Tom Renner. Approved.

Grant Report and Requests
South Haven Center for the Arts 

This request was tabled until further information is gathered regarding their request for a donation.

Board Member Reports:
There were not any reports at this time. 

Old Business:
There was not any old business to discuss at this board meeting. 

New Business:
The Hastings Rotary Club is hosting a membership drive on Saturday, October 12,2019. Mark Odland will try to attend.

We welcomed Bill Roberts as our newest Board of Director. We are happy to have you as part of our board!

Motion was made by Tom Renner, seconded by Dan Thompson to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:58 a.m. . . Respectfully submitted by:
Rhonda Wendzel Secretary

AUGUST 20, 2019

Today's board meeting was called to order at 8:13 a.m. By President, Mark Odland. Attendance included: Richard Svtanson, Paul Hix, Bob Straits, Mark Odland, Rhonda Wendzel, Deb Davidson, Tom Renner, and Dan Thompson. 

New Board Members Welcome to our newest board member, Deb Davidson. We are happy to have her as part of the Board of Directors. Deb will become our Club President on July 1,2021. 

William (Bill) Roberts was unable to attend today's meeting. Bill will become our Club President on July 1, 2022. 

Approval of Agenda Discussion regarding the recent maturing of our club's Certificate of Deposit (COD) was added to the agenda under the Treasurer's Report section. A motion to approve the agenda, with this addition, was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Richard Swanson. Approved. 

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes Amotion to approve the Board Meeting Minutes from July 16,2019 was made by Tom Renner, seconded by Bob Straits. Approved. 

President's Report Our Club will be hosting the following upcoming events: 

Haven Harvest - Saturday, October 19,2019 Rhonda will chair this event and is looking for volunteers to assist her. 

Chamber ofCommerce After Business Ours (ABO) - Thursday, November 21,2019 Our club will be co-hosting this event with the South Haven Moose Lodge #697 Mark Odland, Dan Thompson, and Rhonda Wendzel met with Larry Deater from the Moose Lodge on March 19, 2019. Many of the details for this event have already been considered. All Rotarians are encouraged to attend this event. The event will be held at the South Haven Moose Lodge - 1025 E W~lls,Street South Haven, MI 49090. 

Holiday Christmas Party - Tuesday, December 10,2019 This year's Christmas Party will be held at the South Haven Yacht Club. Invitations and details to follow. 

After Action Review as a follow-up to our club Fundraisers Dan Thompson and Richard Swanson will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, September 3,2019 at 8:00 a.m. (following our regular Tuesday morning meeting) This meeting will be held to discuss what lessons we have learned from our fundraisers, what went well, and what we could change or do better. All Rotarians are encouraged to attend this meeting. Please let Dan or Richard know if you are interested in being part of this meeting.

Grant Requests 

District Grant Update Our club has been awarded a District Grant. Tom Renner has requested the funds and we should receive them in three - four (3 - 4) weeks. 

Light Up the Night 5K Glow Run A motion to donate $500.00 to this event was made by Bob Straits, seconded by Dan Thompson. Approved Tom Renner will reach out to The Light Up the Night Committee, to set up a date for them to receive their funds, and to also have them provide a short presentation of their organization at our club meeting. 

South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) A motion to donate $250.00 to this organization was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Dan Thompson. Approved. The donation will be used to host their Fire Safety Fun Fair on October 10,2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Bronson South Haven Hospital Foundation A motion to donate $500.00 was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Bob Straits. Approved. The donation is presented to this organization, for the use of the meeting room, that our club is provided with for our weekly meetings. 

Secretary's Report Rhonda is looking for volunteers for the upcoming events that are club will be hosting. Haven Harvest - Saturday, October 19,2019 Chamber of Commerce ABO - November 21, 2019 

Treasurer's Report Account Balances as of July 31, 2019 

Project Account - $ 4,508.55 Club Account - $11,894.71 

A motion to accept the Treasurer's Report, as presented, as made by Tom Renner, seconded by Paul Hix. Approved 

Certificate of Deposit (COD) Oneof our club's Certificate of Deposit (COD), that was currently held at Chemical Bank, has matured. Treasurer, Bob Straits, has shopped COD rates at the local financial institutions. A motion to approve opening an II-month COD at Sturgis Bank & Trust Company was made by Tom Renner, seconded by Richard Swanson. Approved. 

The signers on the COD are: Bob Straits, Tom Rummel, James Davis, and Rhonda Wendzel. 

 

 

Board Member Reports Vince Droogan and Kaileigh Eddy have recently submitted an application for membership. Vince's classification is- Medical and Kaileigh's classification is- CPA/Financial Advisor. 

Rhonda Wendzel is the sponsor for both of these applicants. Paul Hix will be meeting with both of them soon to discuss the responsibilities of being a member of our club. 

Old Business There was not any old business to discuss at this meeting. 

New Business The South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a 'no' fee booth for not-for-profit organizations attheir 43rd Annual All Craft Fair being held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 and Sunday, September 1,2019. The Board declined participating in this event. 

Adjournment A motion to adjourn was made by Paul Hix, seconded by Richard Swanson. Approved. The meeting adjourned at 8:40 a.m.

Respectfully submitted by:

Rhonda Wendzel Secretary South Haven Rotary Club

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