The Rotary Club of
Leominster
 
Chartered 1925
Meeting Minutes 05/06/2019
HOUSEKEEPING
  • Charlie called the meeting to order, Claire lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance, and Rennie lead us in the prayer. Dean  collected the happy and sad fines. 
  • Christine won the raffle, but no Joker was pulled. The deck continues to get smaller, so your odds to win continue to go up!
  • The calendar raffle winner was Audrey Carol, sold by Dean.
  • There were no membership updates.
  • And a HUGE Happy Birthday to our own Frank Ardinger! 
GENERAL TOPICS
  • Thanks to Rennie, John, Ruby and Julie for reviewing scholarship applications and choosing the winners, and special thanks to Ruby for hosting the meeting. Winners are: LaKayla Kamara (in the IEP category), Margaret Norton, John Liddy, and Madison Collier.
  • Ruby, Christine, John T and Charlie will attend the CLI (Community Leadership Institute) evening event on May 23rd at 5 pm at Oak Hill Country Club 
  • Charlie added Club goals to Clubrunner, and will present them next week
  • Charlie will also elaborate on a fundraiser opportunity, an art auction lead by Jen Stacey.
  • John T attended the District Conference, and his feedback was that it was a good crowd, and that overall we have good leadership and good continuity within the district.
  • NEXT WEEK'S MEETING IS A BOARD MEETING
ACTION ITEMS
  • Frank will contact meeting no-shows - do we have an update?
  • Claire will list Club Projects and send to Julie to create a spreadsheet
  • Claire has a fun get-together recommendation for the Club - a Revolution Game at Gillette Stadium on July 17th. Please let Claire or Charlie know if you are interested and if this is a good date for you. This is a family event complete with great tailgating and decent seats.Image result for get involved
Rotary Fun Fact
 
THE OFFICIAL ROTARY FLAG 

An official flag was formally adopted by Rotary International at the 1929 Convention in Dallas, Texas. The Rotary flag consists of a white field with the official wheel emblem emblazoned in gold in the center of the field The four depressed spaces on the rim of the Rotary wheel are colored royal blue. The words "Rotary" and "International' printed at the top and bottom depressions on the wheel rim are also gold. The shaft in the hub and the key way of the wheel are white.

The first official Rotary flag reportedly was flown in Kansas City Missouri, in January 1915. In 1922 a small Rotary flag was carried over the South Pole by Admiral Richard Byrd, a member of the Winchester, Virginia Rotary Club. Four years later, the admiral carried a Rotary flag in his expedition to the North Pole.
Speakers
May 20, 2019
UMass Hospital Cancer Walk and Run
May 27, 2019
Memorial Day
Jun 03, 2019 12:00 AM
Rotary Leadership Institute
Jun 10, 2019 12:00 PM
Jun 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Ourglass Life Coaching
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PROJECT UPDATES
Current Project - Flower Boxes
  • Christine sent letters to potential sponsors
  • We need updates on:
  • DPW to repair broken box FRANK
  • Go to Rec Dept to get boxes placed FRANK
  • Get flowers lined up - JOHN SOUZA (unless we need them sooner?)
  • Plant flowers - JULIE and ??
  • Create Project Plan JULIE and CHARLIE
  • COMPLETE PROJECT BY MEMORIAL DAY!
 
Upcoming Project - Starburst Fair
  • Fair Date June 15, 2019
  • John Tata has been ordering glow sticks and flags - will this continue?
  • Stay tuned for more details
Speaker Ron Bott - Rotary District 7910 Membership Chair.
Reviewed the top ten observations to increase membership:
1) only 20% of members ASK people to join
2) Membership is not a 1 person job
3) Regular club meetings are not the best way to intro a potential member to Rotary
4) Be sure your club is fun and welcoming 
5) Create a membership plan, then discuss it, write it up, and share it
6) Find out what interests a new member and give them a job
7) Adapt to changing lifestyles and preferences
8) Plan for growth
9) Create membership categories such as family, service, young professional, etc
10) Attend new member orientation at district level
Russell Hampton
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