The River Log
The Rotary Club of White River
February 6, 2007
SUCCESS TIPS FROM THE GRIDIRON
"Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve. " - Tom Landry
"Treat a person as (s)he is, and (s)he will remain as (s)he is. Treat her/him as (s)he could be, and (s)he will become what (s)he should be." - Jimmy Johnson
Al Kerr has invited anyone who wants to see the beginnings of a new Club to come to Quail Hollow tomorrow, Wednesday, February 7 at 8:00 AM for a breakfast meeting. Route 10 to Quail Hollow. Down the hill and go right. Take last left before the last building. Park to the right. Look for Al's Big Rotary Sign and knock on the door.
Phil "passed the hat" to collect contributions through SEVCA, toward a hearing aid for an older White River Citizen. $63.00 was collected.
Present: Jason Achmoody, David Briggs, Paul Buff, Don Burnett, Gloria Hammond, Lisa Hammond, Phil Hammond, Al Kerr, Pat Kerrigan, Dave Landry, Don LaPlante, Aaron MacAskill, Kipp Miller, Gayle Ottmann, Ray Stanford,George Wenz.
Rotarians We Missed:
Larry Chase, Joe Collea, Michael Gabriele, Frank Kenison, Jeff Knight, Bill Miller, Mark Miller, Kay Ross, Richard Snaith, Kyle Thygesen, Pamela Vernon,
(See the Website www.whiteriverrotaryusa.org for make up times and locations.)
Honorary Rotarian: Wendell Barwood; Tom Kitteridge - Proposed new member.
Make Ups Reported:
Aaron MacAskill; on the Web 1-23-07
Pres. Ray lead the Pledge; Phil lead "America"
Jason said Grace.
Song Meister George and Maestro Gayle lead us in singing "Smile" and "Let There be Peace on Earth". With compliments from the Song Meister for a "reasonably good job!"
Phil was happy that Tom KItteridge was attending the meeting, George complained that the cream of mushroom soup didn't have any mushrooms because David cleaned them out. David was fined $1 by voice vote. Ray was happy that the 10/100 is on track - tickets are out. Gayle was happy to announce that first meeting of the "First Night - Hartford" planning meeting Feb 12 at the Bugbee Senior Center at 7:00.
Don Burnett fined for NO PIN ! Two weeks in a row !!
David Briggs won the 50/50 and took the $5. Hey Dave that is $4 profit !
Assistant District Governor Phil Hammond presented information on The Rotary Foundation.
The Annual Giving Fund is supported by: major contribution, Every Rotarian Every Year $100, Sustaining Members $100, Paul Harris Fellows - $!,000, and the Paul Harris Society - $1,000 every year.The Permanent Fund is supported by: major contributions, Bequest Society, and the Benefactor program.
After three years the money contributed to the Annual Giving Fund is gathered back from the investment. (The earnings of the money is used to support the administration of the funds)
50% goes into the World Fund; 50% goes into the District Designated Funds and is used by the Governor to run the district affairs and support club projects.
Some examples are:
1) The Matching Grant of $6,500 with White River, South Africa cost the White River USA Club $1,000.
2) Ambassadorial Scholars are provided $26,000 to study abroad for one year and the money comes from the District Designated Funds. White River USA Club has sponsored two Ambassadorial Scholars who have been accepted. Anna Abetti, 2005-2006 and Don Burdett, 2007-2008.
Also supported are 3) Blaine Immunization Grants, 4) Teacher Grants, 5) Disaster Grants - providing Shelter Boxes, 6) Polio Plus Partners - which is a specific Polio Fund that supports National Immunization Days (NIDs), 7) Friendship Grants - visiting other Rotarians across International Boundaries, 8) District Simplified Grants - for local projects. Each club can apply for a %age of what it gave to the Annual Giving Fund three years prior.
The World Fund has an international flavor through matching grants and Group Study Exchange, World Peace and Conflict Resolution degrees earned in universities around the World, Health, Hunger & Humanity Projects.
Phil mentioned the International flavor of the Christmas Shoeboxes which many clubs participate in but is not supported by any Rotary Fund money.
The second part of the presentation was addressing ways to achieve new members that other Rotary Clubs have used, i.e., football team format, new generation ideas to attract younger members, guest cards for a free pass for a Rotary visit.
Phil used a variety of teaching aids, audience participation activities and pictures to make the presentation interesting.
President Ray closed the meeting with The Four Way Test and the Club Motto, Service Above Self.
See Al Kerr's invitation above.
10/100 Tickets were distributed. Pick yours up from Gloria.
Silent Auction Business Lists were distributed. Let Gayle know what businesses you will contact..
Monday, February 12, 2007; First Night Planning Meeting. Bugbee Senior Center, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2007; Students of the Month at HACTC. 12:15
Tuesday, February 20, 2007; 12:15 PM Regular Meeting, The Hotel Coolidge
Monday, February 26, 2007; 4:00 to 6:00 PM Community Dinner; St Paul's Church. Lead cook
Pat Kerrigan; Volunteers; Paul, George, Kipp, Lisa, David Saturley
Tuesday, February 27, 2007; 12:15 The Hotel Coolidge, Speaker; Emily Williams-Bouska re:
Tuesday, February 27, 2007; First Weekly drawing of the 10/100 tickets sold so far. Get your
tickets sold !
Students of the Month: Honored every month between October and May on the second Tuesday at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center.
Service Above Self Awards: Presented two or three times a year to high school students who have served their community in a volunteer program.
Notes by Gloria Hammond Website Keyboarding and Email by Phil Hammond