Posted by Alex Hayes on Jan 16, 2019
Rotary. Club of Gettysburg Board Meeting
7:30 a.m., January 16, 2019
HACC Room 126
Present: Bill Braun, Alex Hayes, Deb Geesey, Brad Hoch, Shannon Harvey, Sandra Leathery, Steve Fill
Secretary Report (Alex Hayes)
  • Approve Minutes from December 19, 2018 board meeting. (Hoch made the motion, Harvey seconded, all approved)
  • Accept resignations from Jane North, Cheri Uhrinek, Karla Trout, Sarah Goulet (Braun, Hoch, unanimous)
  • Alex recommended that we donate $100 to the Rotary Foundation in Al Crosby’s name in recognition of his time as treasurer. He will prepare a presidential citation for Bill to award him.(Hoch, Geesey, all unanimous)
Treasurer report (Steve Fill)
  • Steve presented the treasurer report for December 2018. He noted that revenue was slow in December. (Geesey, Leathery, unanimous)
  • The board discussed arrears. Board members have agreed to contact Rotarians who owe $1,000 and discuss payment with them. There are four current members in this category.
  • There are some former members who owe money. Alex has sent them account statements. If they are not paid, he will zero out their accounts and make a note that they left owing money. If they reapply, they will asked to clear their accounts before being reinstated.
President-elect (Brad Hoch)
  • Brad has submitted his slate to the membership and it was approved. He was unsuccessful at finding a membership chair and plans on serving in that role and using the club as a committee of the whole. He will occasionally spend five minutes at a club meeting discussing membership and solicit ideas from members.
  • Brad discussed the Rotary Lobster Dinner sponsorships. He noted that it is hard to solicit sponsorships for a general charity fund. He proposed that we put all sponsorship money towards scholarships and keep the lobster dinner proceeds in community fund. Since we have only received one $1,000 sponsorship in the past for the lobster dinner, this will not severely impact our bottom line for community fund. (Hoch, Leathery, unanimous)
Vocational Service (Shannon Harvey)
  • Two Gettysburg College students have applied for Global Grant Scholarships, Erica Lynn and Edith Tea. Shannon recommended that we endorse them to the district committee. She will ask both to speak at club meetings that fit their schedule. (Hoch, Geesey, unanimous)
  • Dictionaries are in. Sandra is scheduling distribution with schools. Alex will bring dictionaries to Wednesday meeting for labeling.
  • Four-way test essay contest information has been sent to schools.
President (Bill Braun)
  • Bill will meet with Ralph Serpe to discuss his thoughts for the Centennial Celebration Committee.
  •  Jan. 21 meeting is cancelled for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Vice President/Program Chair (Terri Hamrick)
  • Monday, January 28, 2019    John Kramb/Million Dollar Program
  • Monday, February 4, 2019    
  • Monday, February 11, 2019    2018 Central PA Walk for Water/Mike Aiello
  • NO MEETING 2/18/2019     
  • Monday, February 25, 2019    Katherine Gaskin and Roberta Geidenr/Advanced Directives and end of life planning
  • Monday, March 4, 2019    Britta Corle - Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation
  • Monday, March 11, 2019    Eileen Grinell/Opiate Crisis
  • Monday, March 18, 2019    Betsy Buckingham/Byrne Center- Breaking the Silence
Past President (Deb Geesey)
  • Deb is chairing end of year picnic at Lake Heritage Pavilion, which will be held 5 p.m., June 24. Alex will confirm pavilion reservation. Bill will make sure Gettysburg Hotel knows we will not meet there that day.
Old/New Business
No update on the possibility of New Oxford/Conewago Valley Rotary Club being a satellite of ours. One of their members will be at the February Board meeting.
Meeting adjouned at 8:47 a.m. 
Minutes prepared by Alex Hayes, club secretary