Geneva Lake West Rotary Club

Meeting Minutes

March 16, 2021

ZOOM, the March 16, 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 p.m. on March 16, 2021, via ZOOM, by Jim Reuland.
Heidi A, and Don V., Mike H, James Reuland, Tom Beci, Don Holst, Rich Hildebrandt,
Approval of Minutes
There was an approval of the agenda, the approval of minutes was approved from the previous meeting.
Treasurer Report
Refer to the email that Don Vandello sent out on March 15, 2021.  Approved financials via email from board.
                        David Desimone (resigned)
                        Matt Bushman (resigned)
            Gains (none)
            Current 48 (46 Active, 2 Honorary)
Old business
            P.E.T.S (President Elect Training Seminar)
Don Holst (incoming President), and Phill Klamm (President-Elect) have both attend the required online seminars.
            Holiday Food Baskets
$50.00 Gift cards (Left from unredeemed gift certificates) have been distributed to Food Pantries (2) and Schools (8).  5ea to the Food Pantries and 10ea to each of the 8 schools.
            Future Meeting schedule
We will resume in person meetings, twice monthly, beginning April 1st, at The Abbey Resort, Sand Bar room (see meeting schedule on website)
            Annual Dinner
Heidi Alten has arranged our Annual Dinner for, April 29th, at The Abbey, 4:30pm to 7:00pm.  We hope to make our Service Above Self Award Presentation at this meeting.  Entertainment will be provided by the BFHS Jazz Band, the Club will make a donation to the school. ($400.00).
            Golf Outing
Date has been set for May 27th at Abbey Springs.  Toby Steivang is this year’s chairman, details will follow.
            Corn Brat 2021
Chairman, Phill Klamm, was unable to attend; but provided an agenda for the Committee Meeting on May 23rd.  They will be discussing the possibility of moving the event to Devil’s Lane Park, and the associated changes required.  They have several suggestions for improving the event, and will be reporting back to the Board on April 20th.
New business
             Funding Request: 
                        Village of Walworth PD
Request for funding 2 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator) Cost $1559.00 ea.  Board approved funding for one outright and Club match program for the second.  The Club will match up to $800 toward the purchase of a second unit.  Anyone wishing to donate should contact Don Vandello (
            SAS Teachers and Senior Student Recognition
Mike Hinske requested Board guidance on this usual Club activities.  The Board agreed to forego Student recognition for the remainder of this year.
We will attempt to recognize teachers at our meetings of 4/14/15, and 5/13.
Addendum:  Mike has reported that the majority of the schools do not want single out one teacher to honor, since all have worked extremely hard during this pandemic.  We have decided to obtain enough certificates to honor all of the teachers; and hope to present these to the Administrators of each school at the previously agreed meetings.
           Diploma Endorsement
It is not feasible to present these awards at a Club Meeting, and still manage to social distancing.  Instead, we hold the ceremony at the High School on May 20th, at 11am, followed by a regular Club Meeting at the Abbey immediately following.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:21 p.m. by Jim Reuland.  The next general meeting will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday April 20, 2021, in the Exemplar Financial Network office at 630 Kenosha Street, Walworth, Wisconsin, 53184.
Minutes submitted by Heidi Alten
Meeting Location and Frequency
Twice Monthly
4/1/2021    The Abbey Resort  Sand Bar Room
4/15/2021  The Abbey Resort  Sand Bar Room
5/13/2021  The Abbey Resort  Sand Bar Room
5/20/2021  The Abbey Resort  Sand Bar Room
                   Following Diploma Endorsement
                   Big Foot High School 11am
                    GENEVA LAKE WEST ROTARY CLUB
Annually, our Club presents a Service Above Self Award to a candidate*
who has demonstrated exemplary community service.
The award is in the form of a Paul Harris Fellowship, in the recipient’s name.
Please submit your nomination and brief description of their community service by April 12, 2021.
*please note:  the candidate cannot be a current Rotarian
            Briefly describe service:
            Nominated by: 
Please return forms, turn in at a meeting or
you can also mail to:
GENEVA LAKE WEST a.k.a Walworth-Fontana Rotary Foundation
PO BOX 368
Walworth, WI 53184
The Board will review the nominations and make the selection.
The Award Ceremony is ________________________

16th Annual Rotary Scholarship Golf Outing!

Thursday Thursday May 27, 2021 11:00am Registration!
Geneva Lake West Rotary Club's 16th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Fundraiser
"Committed to Service Above Self by helping local organizations. 
We are proud to host our Annual Golf Outing and Dinner to raise money for our Scholarship Endowment Fund
that will benefit students from Faith Christian High School, Williams Bay High School and Big Foot High Schools"
Questions about Sponsorship, Golfing or Donations - Contact:
16th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Details
      $TBA per person - Lunch, Golf, Dinner & Auction
     $40 per person - Chicken & Ribs Dinner & Auction - feel free to invite family and friends that don't golf to this Dinner and Auction!
11:00am Registration
11:30pm Lunch
12:15pm Instruction
12:30pm Shotgun Start
5:30pm Dinner & Auction
Click the "Homepage Download Files" 16th Annual Rotary Scholarship Golf Outing to download a registration form
Paying Rotary Bills Online
Pay your Bill online with Credit Card
Have your latest Statement handy.
Login to (Login in name should be your email, enter your password)
     If you have forgotten your password contact Don Vandello ( to have it reset.
Clic on the "Member Area" at the upper right corner
Select "My Account Balance"
    Note: Your account balance will be zero, since we don't use Clubrunner's accounting system.
Enter the amount you wish to pay from your Statement.
Enter Credit Card information (#, Exp. Date, CCV)
You must enter something in the "comment section"  i.e Pay statement balance (date?)
You will receive an email confirmation, don't pay any attention to the negative balance which comes up after payment, we will adjust that.
Locating documents on the Website
Steps for locating Club Documents (Financial Reports, Budgets, Forms, etc.)
Login to (Login in name should be your email, enter your password)
     If you have forgotten your password contact Don Vandello ( to have it reset.
Clic on the "Member Area" at the upper right corner
Scroll down to "Organization" and Clic on "Documents"
Select the document you wish to review.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jim Homan
March 5
Dave Rowland
March 9
Ed Heyer
March 9
Blake Daniels
March 16
Dan Misner
March 28
Lauren Asplund
March 30
Spouse Birthdays
Ed Heyer
March 9
Debra Milliman
March 11
Merilee Holst
March 17
Jodie Klamm
March 20
Susan Rowland
March 25
Jim Happ
March 26
Blake Daniels
Jen Daniels
March 4
Join Date
Glenn Wergin
March 1, 1975
46 years
Thomas Beci
March 1, 1977
44 years
Blake Daniels
March 5, 2015
6 years
Tyler Daniels
March 5, 2015
6 years
Heidi Alten
March 10, 2016
5 years
Terry Reuland
March 10, 1983
38 years
Tom Keefe
March 12, 2015
6 years
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting The Abbey Resort Sand Bar Room
Apr 01, 2021
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting The Abbey Resort Sand Bar Room
Apr 15, 2021
Annual Rotary Dinner
Apr 29, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Meeting The Abbey Resort Sand Bar Room
May 13, 2021
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Diploma Endorsement at Big Foot High School
May 20, 2021
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Club Meeting The Abbey Resort Sand Bar Room
May 20, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
View entire list
Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary / Director
The Rotary Foundation
"Service Above Self"