Club photo

Club photo
Volunteering at Casino Night for the Inn Between, hospice for the homeless

Monday, May 14, 2018

Business Meeting Minutes May 10

Attendees: Jayne Barnett, Linda Book, Chris Casper, Dave Chasse, Denise Chasse, Rose Defa, Ronda Eiting, Margareta Hjorth-Vlasic, Frank Lilly, Susan Marks, Dave Ruprecht, Dave Veenstra, Erica Wolff, Judy Zone
Visitors: Julie Chasse

Four Way Test

• Wine into Water – Judy – Confirmed that all committee chairs from last year’s event will be chairs again this year. Fundraiser Chair – Judy, Task Chair – Rose, Beverage Chair – Laurie, RSVP Co-chairs – Dave and Denise Chasse, Promotion Chair – Chris, Check-in Chair – Frank, Food Co-chair – Julie and Jayne, Volunteer Chair – Justin, Program Chair – Shannon, Opportunity Drawing Chair – Ronda, Clean-up Chair – Dave V, Reconciliation Chair – Danny (Frank)

There was a lot of discussion about this event. Food, ticket pricing, check-in etc. Some of the members in last weeks meeting had brought up the idea of having all the food catered. Judy went into great detail of how expensive this would be with serving appetizers. It was concluded that we would double the amount from 100 to 200 people for the Utah Food Service catering and still have 15 members contribute nice, ready to serve appetizers too. Also, talked about having Spice Kitchen as an option for catering.

After discussion and a vote, it was concluded that the ticket price will go up $10.00 to $60.00. The majority of members felt this was not too much of a price increase but it would help offset some of the additional food cost. Also, discussed the option of selling a few tables of 8 for members who are interested at a small discounted rate. We will continue to brainstorm and figure out a way to make check-in run smoother if possible. Also, be prepared with tents if it rains. Maybe break down the check-in process alphabetically.

Judy emphasized to the group that What we have is working!!!

• Strategic Plan - Frank – Discussion was brief due to time. Membership increase to 30 for the 2018/19 year. Also, think about retention.

Rose’s daughter, Lori gave a brief introduction about the House of Hope and what they do and who they serve. Members put together Mother’s Day gift bags for the mothers who are in the program.

Upcoming Events
a. May 24th - Social – Game night at Erica’s house
b. June 7th – Business Meeting @ Cottonwood Country Club
c. June 14th - Business Meeting @ Cottonwood Country Club
d. June 21st - Service/Social – Burrito Project and dinner

Friday, May 11, 2018

Fun Mother's Day project at the House of Hope!

Fun Mother's Day project at the House of Hope! Our club donated bath wash, lotion, lip gloss, nail polish, chocolates & other items to make gift bags for residents who are recovering from addiction. House of Hope lets moms stay with their kids during recovery. Thanks to all the Millcreek Rotary members who made this service a success! Thanks Rose Defa for organizing! 





Sunday, April 29, 2018

Purge the Spurge!

Much thanks to members and community members who purged the spurge at Grandeur Peak Trailhead on Saturday April 28. Much thanks to our club president Frank Lilly or organized and brought treats! 



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April 12 Business Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Jayne Barnett, Linda Book, Dave Chasse, Denise Chasse, Julie Jones, Frank Lilly, Susan Marks, Anita Minor, Justin Powell, Brian Rollo, Danny Schoenfeld, Laurie Summers-Pisani, Dave Veenstra, Erica Wolff, Judy Zone

Visitors: Ann Weaver Hart - Linda’s neighbor and good friends – retired of University of Arizona. Hope she joins! Linda was her daughters mentor in medicine. Kids grew up together. Members introduced themselves and welcomed Ann!

a) Four Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

b) Finance Update – Danny – 2nd invoice you received is for the 2nd quarter of dues. If you paid already you can write a check for $15.00 for the t-shirt. Presented the current budget. Everything looks good. Foundation payment is current. Club Grants $2,500.00 per year. Can change if things come up. (Budget is attached)

c) Presidential Citation – Frank - Pres Citation – We are making good progress on our citation. I will be updating the dashboard to reflect our funding of two RYLA students, and our coordination of a networking event with Rock Rotary. Our planned Grandeur Peak project on 28 April will be our environment-themed project that will get us over the hurdle on one of the categories for the citation.

d) Committee Updates Service - Frank briefed the club on our upcoming service projects: April 28 at 10:00 am at the Grandeur Peak Trailhead. We will be purging the spurge. May Service project will be in tandem with our business meeting on May 10, and that will be at the House of Hope. Social – Thursday, May 24th – Game night & Dinner at Erica’s house – Details to follow Membership
Foundation – Frank - As a club we commit to donating $100 per year per person to the Rotary Foundation – we are one of the few clubs to do it. Wine into Water

Upcoming Events
a. April 12th - Business Meeting 5:30 pm Cottonwood Country Club
b. April 19-21 - District Conference Springdale, UT
c. April 28th Service Project - 10:00 am at Grandeur Peak Trailhead to Purge the Spurge
d. May 3rd - Business Meeting 5:30 pm Cottonwood Country Club
e. May 10th – Business Meeting/Service Project (Mother’s Day) – House of Hope 5:30 pm
f. May 12th – Youthlinc Benefit
g. May 24th - Social – Game night at Erica’s house

April 5 Business Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Jayne Barnett, Chris Casper, Rose Defa, Marty Gelman, Julie Jones, Frank Lilly, Susan Marks, Anita Minor, Justin Powell, Dave Ruprecht, Laurie Summers-Pisani, Dave Veenstra
No Visitors

• Four Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

• Presentation by Nancy Volmer, on the SLC International Airport – Nancy introduced herself and gave members a little background about herself. Members introduced themselves to Nancy. Nancy gave a great presentation on the changes happening with the SLC Airport. It will be a completely new airport. Facilities are very old and need to be renovated. It will be a linear configuration opening up space for the airplanes to move. More seating at gates etc. Visit slcairport.com if you are interested in more details. Help spread the word!

Ran out of time so will cover committee updates at the April 12th business meeting.

Upcoming Events
a. April 12th - Business Meeting 5:30 pm Cottonwood Country Club
b. April 19-21 - District Conference Springdale, UT
c. Service Project – April 28th 10:00 am at Grandeur Peak Trailhead to Purge the Spurge
d. May 3rd - Business Meeting 5:30 pm Cottonwood Country Club
e. May 10th – Business Meeting/Service Project (Mother’s Day) – House of Hope 5:30 pm
f. May 12th – Youthlinc Benefit

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Our club's service impact so far this Rotary Year


Wow! This is impressive. Thank you Rose Defa, Local Service Chair, for putting this together, and for being such an excellent leader.

Thanks to all our members for their contributions to our service in time and money so we can give back to our community. You all rock!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Support our Interactors in their food drive this Thursday, April 12 at our regular business meeting


City Academy Interact Club is running a Utah Food Bank food drive at the school for the last couple weeks of April.  They want to have it wrapped up by April 30.

They've asked our club to help support the food drive.

Because of our schedule this month, I don't see any other dates aside from this week's meeting to collect some food donations.

So, if you would like to support their food drive, please bring donations to this week's Business Meeting.  I will take any donations brought in and deliver them to the school.

Regarding donations, here is what the Utah Food Bank is asking for:
  • All natural ingredients
  • Low sodium
  • Low sugar
  • No high fructose corn syrup
Most needed food items:
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Canned Meats (tuna, chicken or beef)
  • Chili
  • SpaghettiOs/Ravioli
  • Canned Fruits
  • Other Boxed Meals
Thank you!

-Brian Rollo, Youth Service Chair