Serving Up Hope

Serving Up Hope
Dinner Service for Hope Lodge Guests

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Business Meeting Minutes September 5 and September 12, 2019

Members in attendance:  Joe Ballstaedt, Jayne Barnett, Linda Book, Denise Chassé, John Haglund, Julie Jones, Justin Powell, Erica Wolff, Sonia Woodbury, Shannon Tilly

Guests in attendance:  Potential new members: Terry Palmer (9/5), David DeMarco (9/12)

Business items:

1.      Call to order, Four-Way Test

2.      Wine into Water Committee Updates:

a.      Set-up – All set-up people asked to arrive at Tracy Aviary by 3:30 p.m. the day of the event

b.      Beverage – Wine educators lined-up

c.      RSVP – As of Rose’s last update, 100 people have signed-up (our goal is 220).  PLEASE DO ALL YOU CAN TO IMPROVE THE TURNOUT!

d.      Promotion – Pearl paid for a Facebook ad

e.      Food – Sign-up sheet sent out to remind people to bring the food, plated and ready to serve.

f.       Entertainment – Pepper Rose, acoustic guitar player/singer

g.      Volunteers – Youthlinc students lined-up to help

h.      Opportunity Drawing – Please contact Ronda at (801) 540-7070 if you have anything else to add to the baskets!

Our theme this year is “World-Wide Wines”. Please wear your Rotary pin to the event!!!

NEWS:  Banner awarded to our club by the District 5420 Rotary Foundation, for 100% member participation in donating to the Rotary Foundation for 2018-2019.  Congratulations to Jayne Barnett, our 2018-2019 club President!

Upcoming Events

Sep 19th – Wine into Water – Tracy Aviary - 5:30-8:00 p.m. 
Oct 3rd Business Meeting – Youthlinc Office – 5:30 p.m. – Agenda items include: Wine Into Water debrief, Chris to report on local service projects; Shannon to report on planned social events

Oct 11th – Visiting Rotarians from Argentina – Shannon (and anyone who wants to join her) will be taking visitors to lunch and to the Utah Museum of Natural History.

Oct 11th – Potluck Dinner/Social – At Judy and John Zone’s home, with the visiting Rotarians from Argentina.

Oct 17th Business Meeting – Youthlinc Office – 5:30 p.m., District Governor Hanrahan will speak.  Followed by Board Meeting – Special guest at Business Meeting: District Governor Hanrahan

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Backyard Garden Share with Highland High School

In celebration of the coming Fall, we gathered fresh produce (and honey!) from our gardens and the Tuesday evening Downtown Farmers Market and delivered it to the Highland High School food pantry through the Backyard Garden Share project.

Time to shop!
A portion of the beautiful bounty
The Garden Gang

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Business Meeting Minutes August 8, 2019

Members in attendance:  Jayne Barnett, Chris Casper, Dave Chassé, Denise Chassé, Rose Defa, Paul Halliday-Watkins, John Haglund, Julie Jones, Tim Jones, Justin Powell, Laurie Summers-Pisani, Dave Veenstra, Erica Wolff, Pearl Wright, John Zone, Judy Zone
Guests in attendance:  Vicki Halliday-Watkins, Jim Defa

Business items:
1.       Call to order
2.       Wine into Water Committee Updates:
a.       Task – Tents have been identified
b.       Beverage – Wine educators lined-up
c.       RSVP – Please do your part in getting the word out to friend, family, co-workers, acquaintances, etc.  Use social media, direct emails, etc.  Each member needs to get people to show!
d.       Promotion – Encourage the use of social media to get the message out – Pearl is happy to help with image sizing for the various tools (Facebook, etc, etc)
e.       Check-in – No update
f.        Food – Please plate your food and bring serving utensils so food is ready to serve upon arrival at the Aviary
g.       Entertainment – Frank is working on a lead, hoping to get a commitment by 8/12.
h.       Volunteers – Dave V. and Justin will recruit Youthlinc-ers, and Dave V. will manage them at the event
i.         Opportunity Drawing – Please consider if you have items that would be attractive in a gift basket.  Please bring them to the next business meeting.  Wine too!
Our theme this year is “World-Wide Wines”

Other Business items:
Justin was installed as our club President, and pinned!
1.       Jayne reported-out on the past year’s numbers:
a.       15 service projects
                                                                     i.      Top 3 categories of projects: Food insecurity, refugees, disadvantaged women and children
b.       12 avg members participated
c.       $10,348 – value of member’s time donated
d.       $4,233 – in-kind or cash donations by members
2.       Jayne reported our club earned a 2018-2019 Rotary Citation with Presidential Distinction!
Upcoming Events
Sep 5th – Business Meeting – Youthlinc Office – 5:30 p.m. – Wine into Water final planning discussion

Sep 12thPossible Business Meeting - Youthlinc –
Depends on Wine into Water progress
Sep 19th – Wine into Water – Tracy Aviary - 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Oct 3rd Business Meeting – Youthlinc Office – 5:30 p.m. – Agenda items include: Chris to report on local service projects; Shannon to report on planned social events
Oct 17th Business Meeting – Youthlinc Office – 5:30 p.m., followed by Board Meeting – Special guest at Business Meeting: District Governor Hanrahan

2018-2019 Rotary Citation with Presidential Distinction

8 Clubs Achieve The Rotary Citation

Rotary Citation

A Rotary Club can earn a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community.
Congratulations to our 2018-19 winners:

Cedar City
Dixie Sunrise
South Valley

Clubs can receive the Rotary Citation with Presidential Distinction when they achieve the Rotary Citation plus one to three additional goals. Those Clubs who received the Rotary Citation with Presidential Distinction are:

South Valley (3)
Vernal (3)
Bountiful (2)
Cedar City (1)
Dixie Sunrise (1)
Millcreek (1)

District 5420 Rotarians, thank you for a great year!

Scott Leckman
District Governor, 2018-19

Sunday, July 21, 2019

June 27, 2019 Dinner Service for Hope Lodge Guests

Business Meeting Minutes July 17, 2019

Rotary Club of Millcreek
Business Meeting

Minutes of July 17, 2019 5:30pm meeting at Beaumont Café

In attendance: Joe Ballsteadt, Jayne Barnett (Past President presiding), Rose Defa, Marty Gelman, John Hagland, Julie Jones, Susan Marks, Shannon Tilly, Erica Wolff, John Zone, Judy Zone

Guests: Doug Stelsing, Joe Ballsteadt’s sons

Announcements: Wine into Water is September 19, 2019 5:30-8:30pm at Tracy Aviary. Please be thinking of guests to invite and please remember and move forward on your event responsibilities. Check your email for updates.

1.       Susan Marks: Should we possibly partner with the Lion’s Club on a Millcreek Fourth of July celebration next year? Those assembled seemed open to the idea. Julie Jones might have a Lion’s Club contact.
2.       Judy Zone, who will be District Governor in 2021-2022, reminded members that the DG’s club is responsible for organizing District Conference in May of the Rotary Year. So Millcreek’s District Conference would be May 2022.
Judy said she has some initial thoughts but is open to ideas:
·         She’d like the Convention to happen somewhere in Millcreek – but is there a facility that can accommodate 200-250 people with possible breakouts? Please be thinking about that.
·         She would like this Convention to be an opportunity for the club to partner with Millcreek businesses and organizations, to raise the profile of our club and possibly attract new members through their involvement with the event.
·         She would like to have a service project, possibly with Millcreek Promise and/or Sunnyvale Center – or others – as a focus of the Convention.
·         She would like speakers on social issues – similar to what Scott Leckman did in May 2019. The issues can be linked to Rotary topics or causes, but not more lecture on Rotary programs directly.  High profile speakers are a draw, so be thinking.
·         Shannon offered to organize a hike in Millcreek Canyon on Saturday or Sunday morning. Most likely Sunday, as Saturday is a full day for District Conference, and most people ‘dress up’ for District Conference.
Judy also wants club members to be thinking if they would like to be involved in District positions, as they are available that year.
Adjourn to bowling at Olympus Hills Lanes.