Here is a summary of the regular lunch meeting of the Lebanon Rotary Club, held on 5/27/21.
President-Elect Davis started the meeting at 12:05 with the Pledge of Allegiance, a song, a prayer, and a toast.
Happy Dollars: Rob Bedinghaus, Stephen Cramer, Rebecca Strole, Amanda Miller, and Randy Kronour
Greg reported that the club supported the recent Teacher Appreciation lunch. He also told the club that thew new bunting was up at the Golden Lamb gazebo. Steven Johns handed out revised posters for the Country Music Fest. Jeff Stueve reported that he now has all volunteer slots filled for the Concert Series.
New Member Induction:
President-Elect Davis inducted Rebecca Strole into the club.
Speaker: Jeff Monroe from the Warren County Board of Elections.
Topic: Trust in the electoral process
Jim Mulvaney asked: How do you handle the owners of the technology being one party or another?
A: Machines are tested bi-partisanly.
Rebecca Strole asked: Is there a conflict of interest with your wife being on City Council?
A: Yes, he has to abstain from any elections where there is a conflict
John Zimkus asked: Is there any truth to things we hear about watermarks or bamboo fibers?
A: They have nothing to do with elections
Chris Hubbard asked: ?hat do we do when the party leader himself is claiming election fraud?
A: That’s partly why he’s here, to gain trust in the process.
Bill DeLord asked: What triggers a recount?
A: Someone has to ask for one.
Bob McGinty asked: Why is there a delay on counting absentee ballots?
A: There’s no reason not to count them ahead of time.
Anne Krehbiel asked: How many times can voters switch parties?
A: Once per general election.
Jeff Stueve asked: Why are results reported in the media before all the results are in?
A: By law, the BOE has to report something every 15 minutes, but the media decide when to post those results.
Greg then adjourned the meeting at 1:10 with the Rotary motto.
Next meeting is at noon on June 3rd at the Countryside YMCA.