Meeting Clipboard: 3/3/22

MEMBERS ATTENDING (20): Debbie Rodriguez, Becky Raymond, Bill Dowd, Terry Brewer, Phil Kellerman, Pat Bailey, Roberto Martinez, Jim Leyhane, Dick Drumm, Ron Annis, Charlie Foote, Debbie Brown, Peter Brown, Andy Leyhane, Tony Morris, John Justino, Murray Forth, Kevin Leyhane, Carol Orvis (by proxy), Dean Calamaras (by proxy).

GUESTS: None.

President Debbie Rodriguez called the Zoom meeting to order and noted the presence of a quorum.

MEETING ITEMS:

• PROGRAMS — Several presenters have been added to the schedule. June 2, Dan Welch of Sweater Venture; June 16, a representative of Unity House in Troy; a representative of the Oley Foundation will speak on a date to be determined. All programs and other information are available on the club website’s calendar page.

• SHELTERBOX — Bill Dowd reported that we received a $1,000 donation check from April Dowd that will be sent to the emergency aid agency and credited to SRC. He also reminded members that the process for contributing and receiving credit and tax deductibility is explained in a website post titled “Why ShelterBox needs you right now.”

• DAF UPDATE — Phil Kellerman reported on the recent Zoom meeting of the club’s Donor Advised Fund (DAF) committee. He said that the fund — invested through the Rotary Foundation at a risk level we decide on — stood at $22,200 through July 21, 2021, but had dropped to $22,048 at last report several weeks ago. The operational consensus is to exercise patience and wait until the fund level reaches at least $25,000 before we consider making any grants. The committee also includes A.J. Amato, Murray Forth, and Andy Leyhane.

• NEXT MEETING — Thursday, March 10, at Moscatiello’s, 6 p.m. Ron Annis will provide an update on the Viking outdoor gym. The menu entree choices: chicken Caesar salad, chicken marsala. Open bar as always.

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