St Thomas Railway City Rotary Club Minutes - Sept 4th 2019
Attendance: Eleanor R, Sandy W, Wade C, Roger C, Dagmar W, Paul N, Helen C, Al G, Sue B, Barbara C, Anna (RYE) Scott C Regrets: Diane C, Bill C, Natalie R Guests: Mara Nicli, Christine Raymer, Kirk Langford
Welcome - President Scott Singing of O'Canada
4 Way Test
Sue introduced and welcome our RYE Anna Cataletti. Al and Sue provided Anna with pins to share with her exchange friends at Camp this weekend. Helen presented Anna’s first monthly allowance cheque from our club ($100). Anna presented her home Rotary Club banner to President Scott.
Wade introduced our Guest Speaker, Kirk Langford. Kirk is from the London Rotary Satellite Club. He is a former RYE student, Interact, Rotoract, RYLA member and now a Rotarian. Kirk’s presentation was about Public Image and how Rotary Clubs can discuss, define and improve their public image through honest input, planning and execution of in person welcoming, outreach and use of social media. It was a very informative and inspiring presentation. Good suggestions included doing an Anonymous Survey within our current club membership, using Storytelling to attract new members to help them to understand why Rotary is awesome, using ACTION photos in our Social Media, and holding a dialogue in our group to clarify; “What makes our club so great? What are we proud of? What/ who do we serve? Who are our members, What resources can we draw upon?” We need to decide our consistent message and then blast it out there to continue to inform and attract new membership.
President Scott reviewed the Letter of Intent for our Club to support the Music Play Zone in the Elevated Park. This stated that our club would provided $20,000 to have Scott McKay build 3 steel instruments to be installed in the Elevated Park by Spring 2020. A $10,000 deposit was required to begin this project.
MOTION 1: S. Westaway moved that STRCRC prepare a cheque for $10,000 from our OLG Bingo Account, to be paid to the Elevated Park for the first installment towards the cost of the Musical Instruments. Seconded by D. Wendt.
Discussion included that: washrooms are provided at Jumbo statue, clean up of garbage- perhaps this can be a club activity 2-3 times per year? Sandy suggested we approach Green Lane for a grant to support clean up at the Park if needed
Motion 1 carried.
MOTION 2: R. Campbell moved that STRCRC pay the balance of the funds (up to $10,000) upon compMOTION 2: R. Campbell moved that STRCRC pay the balance of the funds (up to $10,000) upon completion and installation of the musical instruments in Spring 2020. W. Coombs seconded this motion.
Discussion included: ensuring that all work was completed before we paid. We decide closer to the payment, which account this will come out of.