Month: December 2020

December 17 – Zoom Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 12:05; we skipped the toast, motto, and song.

President Oda opened the meeting by asking if anyone had any Happy Dollars – Chris Hubbard, Rob Bedinghaus, and Lindsay McLaughlin all contributed to the conversation.

President Oda reported that Chris Johnson sent an email regarding signups for Xmas baskets; in that email, Chris asked members to contact him by email to let him know if anyone wants to give any more money towards the project.

President Oda reported that she and Angie Smith have been talking about next year’s Business Expo; it will be at the Fairgrounds this year, on the 1st or 2nd Saturday of April.

President Oda then opened the floor for questions about the recent “board retreat” and reiterated the explanation about the board’s decision to take money from the Pancake Breakfast Tickets and move it towards Rotary International. There were no questions for the board.

Chad talked about the email that went out regarding two upcoming elections; they will be coming from, not a Rotarian’s email. Chad and the board decided to run the elections this way in order to maintain anonymity, and every Rotarian’s participation helps us tally votes. The first email is for the 3 Executive positions, with all candidates running unopposed. The upcoming email will be to decide on 2 open Director positions, with 5 people running.

President Oda then reminded the club that all meetings will be held via Zoom until April 2021.

The meeting was then given to Adam Kwiecinski. He talked a bit about the club’s place in history, and in the wider Rotary International. He then shared a video from RI regarding the fighting of disease. He then shared another video about polio eradication, starring John Cena. He shared a last video called ‘Two Drops Of Patience’, which was a personal story about someone helping to eradicate polio.

Adam then introduced our Guest Speaker, Eli McLaughlin. Eli is a 2nd grader who has started E Prophet Charities; the mission of which is to help homeless kids. Eli told us he has already donated $1,100 to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, and to check out the E Prophet Facebook page to see their progress.

President Oda asked if anyone had anything else to add; and with no further business, ended the meeting at 12:38.

December 3 – Zoom Meeting Notes

Today’s Zoom meeting was officially started at 12:05 by President Linda Oda.

Matt from the Countryside YMCA was a guest.

Linda reported that she is stuffing instructions for planting the Buckeye trees, to include in our deliveries.

Linda decided we would skip the pledge, song, and 4-way test.

Linda asked if we could go around and say what we were happy for or any announcements; we then heard from Nancy Schreiner, Ron Fischer, Bill DeLord, Marty Hubbell, and John Zimkus.

John Zimkus was our speaker – he talked about a letter he bought on eBay that regarded Lebanon history; it was addressed to Lucinda Rigdon in Hamilton, OH and written by the lady who would live in Glendower (Mary Rigdon Williams), both of whom were granddaughters of Francis Dunlevy. John read the contents of the letter, and gave historical annotations as he read.

Linda thanked John for his work keeping history alive and interesting.

Linda gave an update on the Buckeye trees; we have extras if anyone wants to make any more sales. Linda then said we are done with fundraising until March.

Chris Johnson said they still plan on delivering Christmas baskets this year; he’s not sure what that will look like right now, but more details will be forthcoming.

Linda announced that the next meeting will be on December 17, through Zoom. With that, the meeting was adjourned at 12:52.