6:30 call to order by President Kerri President’s announcements Toast to Rhonda! 4 foundation fellows to nominate and will be sent in Melvin Jones had a conflict of interest and has been delegated to Allison State convention is May 20-22 in Springfield if anyone wants to go
guests/new members Lisa, guest of Cyndy Fogarty, opened Taylor & Max Swore in new members Bob Betz, Dan Bawinkel, George & Julie Hernandez, all sponsored by Chris Weaver. All are Rock Valley professors
secretary’s report Distributed via email Lion Steve Pomahac motioned to approve, Lion Theresa seconded, all approved
treasurer Not in attendance, will email
tail twister Shannon Barlow returned the plastic Lion. Given to new Lion George Hernandez to return at next meeting Happy Bucks Chris Weaver’s father’s tumor is benign David Kieswetter - Boy scouts sold 20+ roses Marla’s son is graduating college Chris donated a happy buck – Kerri is happy Chris brought 4 new members Scott is not happy Augie was hung over yesterday Pin fines of $1
Committees Nominations for 2016-2017 board President – Tami Verstraete 1st VP – David Kieswetter 2nd VP – John Peterson Secretary – Karen Martin Treasurer – Allison Ebany 2 year Director (second year) – Jerry Wallace 2 year Director (second year) – Monique Weaver is resigning her second year in order to accept nomination as Membership Director – Jeanna Woods nominated to fill 2nd year of this position Membership Director – Monique Weaver Director –Augie Christopher Director - Steve Pomahac Lion Tamer – Brent Murray Tail Twister – Kevin King Immediate Past President – Kerri Wallace Lion Scott Wallace made a motion to accept the nominations, Lion Augie Christopher seconded. Motion passed Steve P has expressed concern over handling OSD and being on board, nominating committee felt there were enough people to balance any concerns
2016 Steak Fry place & date Most did not have a preference for date or location Officers will be sworn in Beloit Lionesses said they do a cash bar and that's something we could look at doing.
District Convention Recap Tami, Kerri, Karen & Sherry attended. Were well received by the District. Jeanna was there with Astro for Leader Dog Kerri gave a speech on Autism Awareness and pins were handed out Push for the next year is the 100th anniversary and the convention in Chicago – will need LOTS of volunteers! Chicago convention is last week in June 2017 at McCormick place
Leo Club Update Had 2nd bowling night Monday, added 5 more, so 22 bowlers. 30 individuals signed up for Special Olympics, previous high was 5 Over 40 Leo members now Soliciting members from the 8th grade as well for next year Special Olympics moved from service to athletics
OSD Update Met prior to general membership Everything going well Feedback from meetings in the past few weeks has indicated the businesses/potential sponsors are very impressed with how OSD is run by a volunteer club. Impression is that for-profit festivals are not run as well. Kick off was fabulous Pick up posters to hang around town Magnets available to hand out, Justin Weiman will take around town to distribute
Rose Day Update Couple more days to get your tickets in – either turn in to Dick or to Macktown Insurance 63 internet orders – significantly more than last year Boy scouts did 21 Jack sold 40 Club total is about 200 Delivery is Saturday April 16, show up at Macktown Insurance between 8-8:30 am Will hand out OSD magnet with roses Will have extras for cash & carry
Rhonda Fair Tribute Memorial donations were directed to Wimpy’s at the family’s wish Exec Board would like to designate an amount for Wimpy’s in Rhonda’s name to continue to support families. Discussion took place on not designating an amount, but rather attaching her name to supporting a family. Wanted to do a specific amount as we have done benches in the past for other members that have passed. Lion Jeanna Woods moved to donate $1500 to Wimpy’s and also have Rhonda’s name associated with a family each year, Lion Kevin King seconded. All approved.
Survey Results Only about 1/3 responded, biggest issue is that location is running out of space. Researching locations. Results were handed out along with comments (attached) Will review at next board meeting Cliques also are a bit of an issue and would like to see more table integration Always looking for ways to improve If you have any feedback from the results, let Kerri know
Brews & BBQ Officially moved to the Speedway due to the Village expense (security and 2 days) Do we want to look at another event in the fall? Kerri reached out to Ryan Asta to see if they will be doing Octoberfest – will be first weekend in October. Not sure about Hansfest, Kerri will check with Ryan Hansmeier Discussion ensued about having an event to promote the village. Peppermint Swirl blood drive won’t happen, so would like to replace that – maybe Christmas walk weekend?
business from the floor Planting - $750 budget, Jamie is ordering flowers. Will schedule planting. Needs to know how many cages are needed. Jack said he would donate flowers for his mom (even though she is still alive) – she will walk by them every day.
requests & thank you notes None
50/50 $81 to the Leo Club!
Motion to adjourn at 7:25 pm made by Lion Scott Wallace and seconded by Lion Chris Wallace
next meeting: april 21, 2016 5:15 pm @ fibs – elections!
upcoming events: april 16, 8 am, macktown insurance – rose delivery april 27 – executive board may 5 – general membership may 25 – executive board may 26 – general membership – new date!!o get a firm date for the nominating committee meeting.