Charlotte Shelburne Rotary Club
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Trinity Episcopal Church Community Room
President Richard Fox led the pledge and David Rice gave the devotional.
Upcoming events:
2/12 Board Meeting 7:30 AM
2/18 Sam Feitelburg – Presentation on Rehab Center in Tela Honduras
2/24 2nd round speech contest at Vergennes Rotary Meeting, 7:15 AM Champlain Valley Christian School
2/24 Veteran’s Breakfast at the Dutchmill, Shelburne
2/25 Lynne Balman – Survivorship Now – Dragon Heart VT, Dragonboat Festival
3/13 Williston Rotary Ski Challenge at Bolton
Rich Fox announced we have Guest Invite Cards offering free breakfast to guests
Sam Feitelburg – Good News – The Veteran’s Memorial is on target – plans are to start construction as soon weather permits – the brick sale has been extended to the end of February
Roz Graham – This Friday the 13th - The Shelburne Historical Society – Is having a presentation on underwater research done by a group of undergraduates on sunken steamships – the archeologist from the Maritime Museum will be a presenter – The presentation will take place in Room 1 of Shelburne Town Center
Sergeant at Arms:
Evan Webster – Posed a fine for members that are sitting at the same table as last week
Phil Denu – Guilty
Steve Dates – Guilty
George Schiavone – Sunshine
Chris Davis – Sunshine
Roz Graham – New at her table – Daughter’s Birthday
Rich Fox – Membership Meeting at Sheraton
Adam Bartsch – Happy
Terry Kennaugh – Sunshine – Same Table
Mal Parker – Happy
Fritz Horton – Happy about his visit to New Zealand and encounters with different traffic laws including driving on the left side of the road
John Dupee – Same Table
Bill Deming – Same Table
Dave Rice – Same Table
Lara Keenan – Same Table
Howard Seaver – Happy for the sunny morning
Ric Flood – Happy to see Mal
Linda Barker – Same Table
Judy Christensen – Guilty of Same Table
Lucky draw – Mal Parker’s ticket was dram. He pulled the 5 of Hearts – Roll Over $116 in the pot.
Committee Meetings:
President Fox presented two tasks to the members in attendance:
  1. To develop a membership campaign to happen this Spring
  2. To find another project for this Spring
Followed by a short session on the PR to make plans a success
Ideas #1
  1. Invite guests to meetings when we have special guest speakers
  2. Invite Guests – some sort of accountability – keep track
  3. Invite guests to participate in projects
  4. Have a wine tasting membership drive at Shelburne Vineyards
  5. Have an event at the New Shelburne Museum building
  6. Have a sugar on snow event (Palmer’s Sugar House)
Ideas #2
  1. Talk to town planners to see what they need done
  2. Pancake Breakfast Hinesburg
  3. Green Up Day Project
  4. Sponsor a Blood Drive
  5. Veteran’s Project – Focused on a scholarship
  6. Food Drive
  7. Kamp tu Kumpta work project instead of breakfast
  8. Project at District Conference
  9. Garden at the Veteran’s Memorial
    1. In memory of Elaine Dates                      
PR Ideas
  1. South County –identifier as we serve Hinesburg, Shelburne, Charlotte
  2. Location food Drive - at stores
  3. Community Newspapers
  4. Front Porch Forum
  5. Face Book
  6. Social media
  7. Sandwich Boards
  8. Visibility – Shirts –Hats- Aprons  ROTARY
The board will follow up with ideas at tomorrow’s meeting
The goal is to accomplish two tasks before April 18th.