This is a summary of the February 18th, 2021 club meeting held over Zoom.
President Oda started the meeting at 12:01 with the 4-way test.
Linda updated the membership on several items:
The Board voted to continue Zoom meetings until April 1, and starting April 1 we will meet every Thursday in person at Countryside Y, with meetings continuing to be broadcast through Zoom.. This weekly schedule will continue through June 24, and the Board will make a decision on what happens after June. The Y will provide lunches.
The Board also voted to give $1750 to Sleep in Heavenly Peace in conjunction with the Mason/Deerfield Rotary Club. Greg is working on getting a grant to double that, and also Chris Hubbard helped to organize a bed build at Sinclair for May 15th (with May 16th as the rain date). Greg also said May 22 will be a bed delivery date.
The Board wanted to give $1500 to the Y instead of giving to the now-cancelled Gala. Through other members donations, we now have $3000 to give – we will work on a grant to double that.
The Board has decided to go ahead with the Concerts in the Park program.
Rotary International is asking every member to give $100. Steve Cramer asked what the RI money goes for: Linda said that it goes toward their eradication of Polio, the Clean Water project, etc.
Greg talked about the Pancake Breakfast; the date is April 10, and it will be at the Warren County Fairgrounds. The hours are 8AM to 1PM, and we have a contract with Chris Cakes.
For Happy Dollars: Adam thanked the snow for giving his kids something to do.
Adam introduced his guest:
Kim Bramlage, Marketing and Communications Manager for Five River Health Centers, and also a member of Dayton Rotary and past president of the Northmont Club.
Kim showed a presentation called ‘My India Experience’ about her Rotary trip to India. She talked about daily life, touring Rotary service locations (Jaipur Limb and Foot Factory, St. Stephens’ Hospital in Delhi [a polio hospital], and Kusumpur Pahari Project in Delhi [a vocational school and center). She then introduced basic facts about polio. Kim then showed her group holding a Polio Rally to advertise immunization days, and discussed how immunization is administered.
President Oda closed the meeting with the Rotary motto at 1:03 PM.