Geneva Lake West Rotary Club

Meeting Minutes

January 19, 2021

Location - ZOOM
Exemplar Financial Network, 630 Kenosha Street, Walworth, Wisconsin, 53184, the January 19, 2021, Rotary Board meeting of the Geneva Lake Rotary Club.
Opening is the regular meeting of the Geneva Lake West Rotary Club was called to order at ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­5:03pm on January 19, 2021, in the Exemplar Financial Network office at 630 Kenosha Street, Walworth, Wisconsin, 53184, by James Reuland.
T. Beci, H Alten, J. Reuland, Phill Klamm, D Holst, R. Hildebrandt, M Hinske, D. Vandello
Approval of Minutes
There was an approval of the agenda, the approval of minutes was approved from the previous meeting.
Secretary Report
The Secretary Report was no new members. 
Member losses – Mike Scholl 
Current Member Count 50 (48 Active, 2 Honorary)
Funding requests: Tom Beci recommendations – excess funds from Holiday Food Baskets to Spirit of Hope Men’s Shelter.  They are already listed in the budget and we can potentially increase this donation to them.  We can possibly match the $1500.  $1500 was approved to send this.
Smiles – Our horse Brenda needed to be retired.  So they are requesting that we sponsor a new pony.  This was approved and in the budget already
Treasurer Report
Refer to the email that Don Vandello sent out on January 18, 2021.  It was approved.
Mike Scholl outstanding bill and Bill White outstanding bill discussed.  Mike volunteered in a conversation with Don V. that he was sending a check in but we will see if that shows up.  Bill W. has been contacted via email and mail recently by Don V.
FFG check was sent out as indicated on the report per email approval.
Budget is approved by membership
Committee reports
Membership: There was some concern among current members that the emails from RI were sending a perceived message of “you need to be a better Rotarian”.  They were reassured that GLWRC is still we following our core beliefs and that we are still contributing to our community.   
Holiday Food Assistance balance – suggestion to earmark for school lunch assistance balances.  Don V. can set up an accrual account in our accounting for that balance and use it when the kids are back to school and the balances start to add up.
Club administration: no news to report
Service: no news to report
Old business
Future Meetings – In Person? ZOOM?
Decided ZOOM meetings until further notice: 1st meeting by Thursday February 4, 2021.
Program suggestion from Dave Collins may not work. 
Don Holst – programs scheduled via ZOOM vs. in person?
Other Ideas for Membership ZOOM Meetings:
– How was your Quarantine Vacation? 2 min time limit per member
New business
Annual Meeting – Possible Kick off of in person meetings in April (working on the date and time) at a nice location.  Social Evening.
  • Service above Self awards – Rasmussen
Golf Outing in May – Committee? Toby S. will be contacted and let him know to get started on the Golf Outing planning.  Contact Dixon Golf again, HA talk to Toby S.
Action items
Board Members: Gather ideas for the Annual Meeting that we can hopefully have in April.  Awards, Programs, Social evening.  Etc.  Email: Heidi at
Meeting was adjourned at 5:52p.m. by James Reuland.  The next general meeting will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday February 16, 2021 via ZOOM
Exemplar Financial Network office at 630 Kenosha Street, Walworth, Wisconsin, 53184.
Minutes submitted by Heidi Alten