Meeting Clipboard: 10/10/19

SRC ClipboardHeld at Quigley’s Restaurant
573 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY 12061

Members Attending (17): Phil Kellerman, Murray Forth, Dick Drumm, Bill Dowd, Jim Leyhane, Roberto Martinez, Dean Calamaras, Doris Calamaras, Kevin Leyhane, Debbie Rodriguez, Terry Brewer, Peter Brown, Debbie Brown, Pat Bailey, Becky Raymond, Andy Leyhane, Wells Packard.

Guests: None.

MEETING NOTES: Phil Kellerman presided, welcoming members and new member Wells Packard who is returning to Rotary membership. … Doris Calamaras will be handling thank-you followup notes to outside speakers who make presentations to the club. … Members are reminded that there is a supply of official recycling bags and bar code stickers being kept on hand at Quigley’s to facilitate participation in the Clynk container recycling project, an ongoing fundraiser for ShelterBox. Members also are reminded to donate used clothing and other items to the blue dumpsters bearing the Gift of Life logo. Check the website for a list of the locations of such boxes.

… The program calendar for the remainder of October: 17th, “What’s New at Kristy’s Barn?” with Paige Johnson, marketing manager; 24th, World Polio Day” with a panel discussion followed at 8 p.m. by a live streaming program; 31st, an official visit by District Governor Larry Jones.

PROGRAM: Jim Leyhane and Roberto Martinez, on behalf of the multi-member planning committee, presented an update and analysis about the “Rotary Run for Good,” proposed for October 10, 2020, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham.

The presentation dealt with event specifics, potential income and expenses, human resource possibilities to work the event, and governmental necessities such as police assistance, permits, etc. Members posed numerous questions throughout the presentation.

The bottom line was this question: “Does the club want to do this signature event?” The biggest obstacle appeared to be a lack of confidence that we could recruit a sufficient number of volunteers to help prepare and staff the 5K/10K event. Members agreed to give consideration to the details of the presentation and let their views be known by the October 24 meeting. At that, point, we will have to make a final “go” or “no go” decision.

NOTE: A meeting of the SRC Board followed the regular meeting. Further discussion was held on the pros and cons of the Rotary Run project, as well as several other topics.


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