Serving Up Hope

Serving Up Hope
Dinner Service for Hope Lodge Guests

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Business Meeting Minutes – November 7, 2019, Revised



Members in attendance:  Joe Balstaedt, Jayne Barnett, Dave Chassé, Denise Chassé, Rose Defa, Ronda Eiting, Marty Gelman, John Haglund, Tim Jones, Frank Lilly, Susan Marks, Justin Powell, Colby Rider, Dave Veenstra, Judy Zone
Guests in attendance:  Jordan Taylor, Daniel Diaz
Business items:
1.       Call to order, Four-Way Test
2.       Announcements
a.       RYLA – thank you, Jayne, for driving and coordinating drivers to/from Aspen Grove (retreat).
b.       Socials
                                                               i.      Nov 14th Friendsgiving at Judy’s and John Zone’s home.  Please bring along friends you would like to introduce to our club. 
                                                             ii.      Dec 6th Holiday party at Erica Wolff’s home.
b.       Service
                                                               i.      Nov 14th – bring food items for Cottonwood High School’s food pantry to Friendsgiving.  See Cottonwood HS Food Pantry for a list of needed foods. 
                                                             ii.      Dec 7th, 7:00 a.m. Operation Santa at the Fort Union Target.  Come help kids from poor families as they find each other gifts for the holiday season!  Each child is provided with vouchers to pay for the gifts.  The kids are escorted by local Police and Fire Fighters, making it an exciting arrival scene!  Note:  our club donated $1000 to help sponsor this event.
3.       Wine into Water – This year’s event grossed a little over $14,000 and netted ~$8,500 (significantly less than last year).  Having the event on a weekday was a contributor to reduced attendance.   We discussed going back to a Friday evening for next year’s event.  But we learned that Tracy Aviary now charges significantly more for weekends than weekdays.  This raised the suggestion that we should at least consider finding an alternative venue.  One possibility: the Baldwin Radio Factory.  We also talked about having other beverages available because not everyone drinks wine.  Perhaps we should serve craft beers and have a soda bar.  Let’s plan to talk some more about these ideas in future business meetings.
4.       Reports on International Service Trips – Dave Veenstra presented slides on the Nepal trip, and Frank presented slides on the Cambodia trip.  Both Dave and Frank expressed their appreciation for Rotary’s help in making those trips successful.  They and the Youthlinc participants will be forever changed by their experiences!
Upcoming Events
Nov 14th 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Friendsgiving at Judy’s and John Zone’s home, 4517 S. Abinadi Rd (4160 E). 
Dec 6th 6:00 p.m. - Holiday Party at Erica Wolff’s home, 3222 E. Regan Court, Cottonwood Heights.
Dec 7th 7:00 a.m. - Operation Santa at the Fort Union Target

Business Meeting Minutes – October 17, 2019



Members in attendance:  Joe Balstaedt, Jayne Barnett, Linda Book, Denise Chassé, Rose Defa, Ronda Eiting, John Haglund, Julie Jones, Susan Marks, Justin Powell, Laurie Summers-Pisani, Erica Wolff, Pearl Wright, John Zone, Judy Zone
Guests in attendance:  District Governor Dr. John Hanrahan, Andy Dominic, Dustin Jones, Patricio Panuncio, Jordan Taylor
Business items:
1.       Call to order, Four-Way Test
2.       Thank you to all who drove and hosted the Rotary Club visitors from Argentina!!!
3.       Announcements
a.       Congratulations to Justin, who earned/received the Paul Harris Fellow Award!!!
b.       RYLA – please contact Jayne if you’re interested in driving or picking-up (Nov 6 and Nov 9, respectively) the students to/from Aspen Grove (retreat).
c.       Socials – Nov & Dec socials have not yet been identified.
d.       Service – Local service project for Nov to be announced.
e.       Club Calendar – Up and running in Google Docs.
f.        Club Survey – Justin will be sending it out soon.
g.       President Elect – Need to identify someone.
4.       Guest Speaker - District Governor Dr. John Hanrahan spoke about his work helping others with Rotary.  He co-founded the People’s Health Clinic, a Park City non-profit providing care to local residents who lack health insurance.  He also co-founded The Hope Alliance, an international humanitarian organization.  Dr. Hanrahan has led many medical, public health and other projects in other countries.  He is a member of the Rotary Cadre of Technical Advisors which evaluates large Rotary grants worldwide.
Upcoming Events
Oct 24th – Rotary Foundation Dinner – Oct 24 @ 6:30 p.m., downtown Marriott.
Nov 7th – Business Meeting – 5:30 p.m., Youthlinc Office at Brickyard Plaza.  Frank and Dave will report on their Summer service trips with Youthlinc (Cambodia and Nepal).



Monday, October 7, 2019

Business Meeting Minutes October 3, 2019


Members in attendance:  Jayne Barnett, Chris Casper, Denise Chassé, Julie Jones, Tim Jones, Frank Lilly, Susan Marks, Justin Powell, Laurie Summers-Pisani, Shannon Tilly, Dave Veenstra, Sonia Woodbury, Pearl Wright
Guests in attendance:  Potential new members: David DeMarco, Danial Diaz
Business items:
1.       Call to order, Four-Way Test
2.       Socials with Argentine Rotarians
a.       October 11 – Shannon - We’re taking the Argentine Rotarians to lunch at Porcupine (the one by the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon) at 12:30 p.m.  After lunch at Porcupine, we’ll take our visitors on a scenic ride up one of the canyons.
b.       October 11 – 5:30 p.m. John Haglund will host a potluck dinner at his home (address below).  John will provide enchiladas and an Italian soda bar.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. 
c.       October 12th - Erica - We’ll be taking our visitors to Park City for the Sunrise Rotary’s annual Shot Ski event.  Erika to provide details.
3.       Wine into Water quick-look report: The numbers are still very preliminary.  Rose and Tim to finalize and report.
4.       Committee Updates
a.       Service – Chris – Local service project ideas were brainstormed and discussed.  Chris will tally-up members’ inputs and report results soon.
b.      Youth – Jayne – 3 people have been selected for the RYLA weekend.
5.       Club Survey – Justin – Justin will be sending out a survey to club members soon.
6.       President Elect needed – Ronda will not be able to serve as club president.  We need someone to step-up and lead us!
Upcoming Events
Oct 11th – Visiting Rotarians from Argentina – Shannon (and anyone who wants to join her) will be taking visitors to lunch and for a scenic ride up one of the canyons.  Meet at the Porcupine by the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon at 12:30 p.m.
Oct 11th – Dinner/Social – 5:30 p.m.  Dinner at John Haglund’s home, with the visiting Rotarians from Argentina.  John’s home is at 1391 E. Stillwood Dr.
Oct 12th – Park City Sunrise Rotary’s Shot Ski Event with the Argentine Rotarians – Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-park-city-shot-ski-tickets-69370054701?ref=enivte001&invite=MTczMjgyMTMvZG5kY2hhc3NlQGdtYWlsLmNvbS8w%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=invitemodernv2&ref=enivte001&utm_term=attend
Oct 17th Business Meeting – Youthlinc Office – 5:30 p.m., District Governor Hanrahan will speak.  Followed by Board Meeting.

Wine Into Water 2019

We appreciate all who supported and attended our annual FUNdraiser at the beautiful Tracy Aviary.  This year we are joining other local Rotary clubs to benefit a farming and water project in Uganda. 
Cheers!















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
Aug 15th – NO BUSINESS MEETING
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