Presiding: Caitlin White
Inspiration: Esther McGann
Humor: Todd Pearson
Meeting Room setup/takedown and general problem solving: Tom Mangan and Ron Van Ekeren
Introduction of Guests: Larry Struempf
Guests: none
Foundation Drawing: Kerry Greaser won $10 with $282 in the pot and 49 cards left.
O’Dwyers Drawing: Don Prehoda
won a $20 gift card from O’Dwyer’s.
Announcements:
• Tin Eisenhauer announced that he might need help shuttling students to Estes Park for RYLA in July.
• Nicole Hauser reminded members of the new committee list.
• Kerry Greaser announced the Cathedral Home golf outing/fundraiser on July 19th, also a motorcycle poker run for C.H. sponsored by Mt. Cement on July 20.
• President Caitlin announced that our club donated $500 to the Albany County Library Summer Reading Bash.
• Becky Maddox reminded members to sell their duck tickets.
Amelia Kelso asked for Club members to participate in “generational games”  with students at Whiting High.
New Board Member for ’19-‘20
Congratulations Jamie Terry!
Rotarians of the Week: Tony Hoch nominated Gerry Meyer for competing in the senior Olympics at age 100!   TH also nominated Ron Van Ekeren  for his thorough tracking of club history
Rotarian of the Month: Annett Mello
 
Rotarian of the Year: Annett Mello for her tireless work as Club Secretary!
Congratulations Annett!
 
Upcoming Programs:
July 4 – No meeting
July 11 – Induction of new officers
July 18th – Dave Walsh – Sports Announcer
July 20 – Duck Race!
July 25 – Tentative – off site meeting at UW Art Museum
August 1 – Brad Enzi Laramie Chamber Business Alliance
August 8 – Peggy Trent – Albany County Attorney
August 15 – Erin Campbell – State Geologist
August 22 – Jeff Lockwood – UW Creative Writing Program
August 29 – Melissa Danielle – Laramie Plains Civic Center
 
Program: Wyoming Community Foundation, by fellow Rotarians Anita McLaughlin, Philanthropy Program Assistant and Jerrica Becken, Associate Director of Development
Introduction of the Program: Caitlin White
The Wyoming Community Foundation (WCF) is a 501(c)3 organization and was founded in 1989 by our own John Freeman. Its mission is to manage and distribute charitable funds in Wyoming.  WCF has granted ~$75M in ~10,000 individual grants since its inception.  The WCF endowment is around $150 M and they now grant around $8M/year.  WCF has three priority funds: Wyoming Afterschool Alliance; Wyoming Wildlife Foundation; and Wyoming Women’s Foundation.  Under the wing of the main office and board, there are six local boards scattered around the state to work on local issues.
 
For Wyoming communities, WCF is an important resource for other non-profits in managing endowed funds, putting on a statewide non-profit conference, and providing staff and board training. For donors, WCF makes giving easy, by managing donor-advised funds and finding suitable causes for individuals to support.
 
If an individual donor wants to start a donor advised fund, there is a $10,000 minimum requirement.  In 2018 WCF granted over $3.2M through donor advised funds.  Agencies may also set up funds for distribution as well.  In these instances WCF takes on all administrative responsibilities and inspires donor confidence.  Larger grants awarded by fund types include: agency endowments, field of interest and donor advised.  Smaller grants fall under the categories of unrestricted and scholarships. 
The competitive grant request for proposals was released on June 15.  Examples of agency endowed funds available in Albany County include, Alliance for Historic Wyoming, Hospice, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Springer Habitat Fund.  Examples of grant recipients of these funds are: ACPL Foundation; Big Brothers Big Sisters; IMH Foundation; Interfaith Good Samaritan; ARK and other United Way agencies.
 
Pathway college scholarships are awarded in Albany County only and are merit-based and are up to $20,000/student.
 
Responding for the Club: Pam Dunnuck
 
Response: The Rotary Club of Laramie will make a donation to the public library children’s book fund in the speaker’s name.
NOTE: We Do Not Donate a Book!
Rotary 4-way test
Of the things we think, say, or do
•              Is it the Truth?
•              Is it Fair?
•              Will it build Good Will and
                       Better Friendships?
•              Will it be Beneficial to All    
               Concerned?
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Spoke Editor: Tony Hoch, 307-760-9386 or tony.hoch@lrcd.net
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