Rotary Club of Portland Maine USA

BOD Minutes - Nov 21, 2014

Board of Directors Meeting
November 21, 2014
Meeting was called to order at 1:50 p.m.
Present: Kris Rosado, President; Bowen Depke, 1st VP; Laura Young, 2nd VP; Scott Blakeslee, Treas.; Loretta Rowe, Sec.; Mike Fortunato, Sgt-at-arms; Charlie Frair, Dir.; Julie L’Heureux, Dir.; Steve Stromsky, Dir.; and Elise Hodgkin, Admin. Coordinator  
Absent:   Mac Collins, Dir. and John Marr, IPP            
Guests:  None
QUORUM was established with nine board members present and 2 proxies
The minutes of the October 21, 2014 Board meeting were accepted and approved.
The financial reports were reviewed by the Club Treasurer, Scott Blakeslee.
            •   New Membership Applications - None received.
            •   Resignations - None received.
            •   Leaves of Absence - None received.
            •   Membership dues: Three members are past due in dues remittance - one member paid in full; remainder 2 were sent                                 letters requesting their response by Dec. 1st or their relationships with the club would be discontinued.
            •  The prospect of purchasing an e-module software from ClubRunner, which would have given the club the capability of accepting                   credit card payments through the club website, was presented to the board. It was moved and not approved due to the expense                   and limited use, at this point, making it not cost effective.
            •  Update on Childhood Hunger and Education (CHE) - presented by Bowen Depke and Laura Young. An outline has been created                    and a 4-part strategy set:
                        (1) Cause  (2) What are we doing  (3) Projects  (4) Funding. Further details will be presented
                        at the December 2014 Board meeting.
            •  Motion was made and approved to make member William (Bill) Leavitt an Honorary Member.
            •  Suggestion was made and agreed for the Good Cheer Committee to create a structured list of members who would be willing to                   be on a call list to pick up other members who are not able to drive themselves to our weekly meetings and need assistance.                       Board director and Good Cheer Chair, Julie L’Heureux, will take responsibility for creating the list.
            •   Moved and approved for $1000 be directed towards RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
Meeting was adjourned at 2:22 p.m. The next regular Board meeting will be held on December 19, 2014 at 1:35 p.m. 
Respectfully submitted
Loretta C. Rowe, Secretary
Rotary Club of Portland, M