Meeting Clipboard: 10/22/20

Meeting held virtually via ZOOM videoconferencing.

MEMBERS ATTENDING (13): Dick Drumm, Bill Dowd, Roberto Martinez, Jim Leyhane, Ray Hannan, Charlie Foote, Debbie Rodriguez, Peter Brown, Debbie Brown, Pat Bailey, Phil Kellerman, Murray Forth, Kevin Leyhane.

GUESTS (1): Anthony Morris.

MEETING NOTES: President Dick Drumm welcomed 13 members and member-applicant Anthony Morris. … Phil Kellerman, who headed the effort with Terry Brewer and Murray Forth, reported that we have received a preliminary communication from the IRS asking for several minor additions to our application for renewal of our tax-exempt status. He expressed optimism that we are a step closer to success. Treasurer Murray Forth noted that the club’s IRS filing deadline this year is November 15. He will submit our paperwork to meet that requirement. …

Jim Leyhane and Roberto Martinez updated attendees on the sale of scented soaps. Almost all of the initial order of 100 bars has been sold, and another order of 100 bars has been submitted. Receipt is expected within two to three weeks. … Planning continues for viewing of the World Polio Day streaming video. At the moment, we expect something to be available for our November 5 virtual ZOOM meeting. The Danes Rotaract club will join us, according to Debbie Rodriguez. …

A brief discussion was held concerning food pantry contributions. Individual donations of good or money was encouraged, but President Dick said we would further evaluate direct donations/club collections of items for local pantries. … Tony Morris spoke about the effort he and other Your CBD Store franchisees are making to raise funds for HicksStrong, an organization dedicated to assisting suicide prevention programs for military veterans and active duty personnel. He will present a program on the topic at a later date. ….

Next week’s ZOOM meeting will feature a Niskayuna Rotarian speaking on the Mooncatcher Project, a feminine hygiene effort in Africa. Webmaster Bill Dowd said he would post on our website details of the program so SRC members could have a basis for questions.

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