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
1. Call to order, Four-Way Test
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!
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