Presiding: Caitlin White
Inspiration: Larry Struempf
Humor: Todd Pearson
 
Meeting Room setup/takedown and general problem solving: Tom Mangan and Ron Van Ekeren
 
Introduction of Guests:
 
Guests: none
 
Foundation Drawing: Paul Heimer won $10 with $237.50 in the pot and 51 cards left.
 
O’Dwyers Drawing: Murray Schroeder
won a $20 gift card from O’Dwyer’s.
 
Announcements:
• Jaime Stine Announced the Boots and Pearls Fund Raiser for Developmental Preschool on June 1.
• Annette Mello reminded the club of the upcoming election and the procedures involved.
 
Rotarians of the Week: Tony Hoch nominated Paul Heimer for getting the summer programs all booked.  Christie Roberts nominated Nicole Nelson for donating a prize for the Duck Race; and Beck Maddox nominated Randi Downham for handling the ticket sales.
 
Special Presentations:  Steve Morgan attended the district conference and brought back a coin commemorating 30 years since Rotary became open to women and the Fairness Doctrine.
 
Upcoming Programs:
June 6 – Trey Sherwood – Downtown Laramie
June 13 Anita McLaughlin – Wyoming Community Foundation
June 20 – Tentative: field meeting at the LaBonte Skate Park
June 27 Phil Roberts
July 4 – No meeting
July 11 – Induction of new officers
July 18th – Dave Walsh – Sports Announcer
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
 
July 20 – Duck Race!
 
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!
 
Introduction of the Program: Caitlin White
 
Program: Club Assembly in two parts: 1) Becky Maddox going over the Duck Race and 2) Tim Eisenhauer and Jamie Stine looking at Club Visioning
 
Duck Race, July 20 – Becky Maddox is Duck Race Chair and recognized other committee members: Christie Roberts, Randi Downham, Amanda Givan, Murray Schroeder, Shaun Bullock, Raj Patel, Steve Morgan, Tim Eisenhauer,  and Jaime Stine. Members must sell their 12 tickets and put the names of people (not companies) on the stubs.  Members are expected to pay the full $10 each (not 3 for 25) if they buy then themselves.  Tickets are due to Randi Downham by June 20, then you can sell some more!
 
The grand prize will be $2500, donated by Premier Bone and Joint.  Becky encourages selling or giving away tickets to people with kids, as this is truly a family event.  She gave a variety of ideas for people to sell them to and ideas for making he pitch.
This year there will be an online promotion with tickets for sale, posters around town, the booth at the Farmer’s Market for three weeks and other forms of promotion.
 
Bottom line: we need to sell 1200 more tickets after we sell our allotted 12 each so everyone needs to help out. This year we have 2500 ducks, which is up from previous years with 1500 then 2000.  This is a great club fundraiser and we encourage everyone to do their part!
 
Club Visioning – Tim and Jaime went over the results from the Club Visioning exercise.  Overall the members are involved and satisfied with the club, but a few areas could use improvement like new member involvement and improving our demographic diversity. Weekly meeting are generally well received and effort is being made to get a broader range of program topics, roughly representing the 5 avenues of service.  Types and number of service projects had mixed reviews, while satisfaction with the board is generally good.  People do value club membership for a variety of reasons and the board has made headways in making membership more affordable and accessible.
 
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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