7:30 AM Board Meeting MDA Technologies
Denyse Carroll, Robotics in Prince William
Hon Rich Anderson, Virginia House of Delegates
Beverly Hess, YOPW
This year's May 22 Celebrity Luncheon at Bistro L'hermitage was a resounding success because of the celebrities who so graciously volunteered their time to this event. Our heartfelt thanks to:
Additionally we extend sincere thanks to our partner in this luncheon, host Youssef Eagle Essakl and his staff at Bistro L'Hermitage. Their fine dining and support for this event is very much appreciated.
Finally we want to recognize our generous luncehon guests whose participation ensured the success of our fundraising. Thank you all!
Lance Frye, chairman of the Celebrity Waiter Luncheon, did a terrific job bringing this event together. Proceeds support community charities, scholarships, and Rotary International's effort to eradicate Polio.
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Key milestones of strategic plan are first and foremost to have fun being a Rotarian. Along with this is continuing to build our membership under the guiding hand of Tim Jackson and the relentless arm twisting of Tom Rotelli. In the Club verses Rotelli, Rotelli is leading bringing in new members.
Another important milestone is streamlining the Club's administration through use of the District and Club Database. This is a fully integrated program that allows efficient communication within the Club as well as with the District. Attendance, Dues, and Scheduling on the website can be handled by key club members. Additionally, individual members can review their attendance and dues paymnets online as well as access the Club roster.
For many years the Board has considered embracing a 501c(3) designation to take advantage of potentially large donors who would not otherwise contribute to our Club because of their own 501c(3) operational rules. We found that Rotary International has a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) that allows us to act like a 501c(3) without the paperwork. Todd Harff is exploring the prospect that some private DAFs may be suitable for us as well. Again, paperwork is minimized.
Rotarian Dr. Sam Hill is again identifying students to attend the Chesapeake Bay Conference sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gloucester Virginia. This summer's five day conference introduces middle and high school students to natural and scientific aspects of Bay life. Two days will be spend on Tilghman Island, a unique spot between Virginia and Maryland that is slowly eroding away. There are no cars on the island and most of the families are named Crocket or Parks. Watermen generate the economy here.