Rotary Club of Portland Maine USA

BOD Minutes - Apr 17, 2015



Board of Directors Meeting 

April 17, 2015

Meeting was called to order at 1:35 p.m.

Present: Kris Rosado, President; Bowen Depke, 1st VP; Laura Young, 2nd VP; Loretta Rowe, Sec.; Scott Blakeslee, Treas.; Charlie Frair, Dir.; Steve Stromsky, Dir.; Julie L’Heureux, Dir.; Mike Fortunato, Sgt-at-arms; and Elise Hodgkin, Admin. Coordinator 

Absent: Mac Collins, Dir.; and John Marr, IPP 

Guests: DG Lawrence Furbish; PDG Peter Johnson/District Foundation Chair; Drs. Roger and Liz Fagan

QUORUM was established with 8 board members present and 1 proxy.

The minutes of the March 20, 2015 Board meeting were approved.

The financial reports were reviewed.


• New Membership Applications - None received. 

• Resignations - None received. 

• Leaves of Absence - Carol Aten - April 17 through June 30, 2015 - was approved. 

• Roger Fagan (Int’l Service Committee) updated the board on the grant request submitted to R.I. - PDG Peter Johnson brought us up to date as to where our Global grant stands and the stumbling blocks that had prevented us from getting there, as well as where we are in the process and how R.I. could/should be assisting us. 

• Final decision on new member dues and administrative fee: New and existing members under the ageof 40 would have their dues reduced to half the annual cost ($120) until they reach their 40th birthday, if they requested same in writing to the club Secretary; the admissiion fee would be waived for all new members as of today’s date. 

• Board Meeting Date Changes: June 19th moved to June 12th - approved Oct. 16 th moved to Oct. 23rd - approved May 20, 2016 moved to May 13, 2016 - approved 

• Meeting dates to cancel? July 3, 2015 

                 July 10, 2015 (meeting moved to July 9 Jewell Island event) 
                 Nov. 27, 2015 
                 Dec. 25, 2015 
                 Jan. 1, 2016 

  All canceled meeting dates were approved. 

• P&L report for International Service 3-H Project - Elise Hodgkin will review with Roger Fagan and furnish to the Board on 5/15/15. 


Meeting was adjourned at 2:53 p.m. The next regular Board meeting will be held on May 15, 2015 at 1:35 p.m. 


Respectfully submitted

Loretta C. Rowe, Secretary
Rotary Club of Portland, ME