Presidential Goals
Terry announced that the meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday as alive meeting, The 2nd Thursday the club is dark and the  4th Thursday of the month will be by zoom with one social activity per month.
Terry’s primary goals this year are:
  1. Get back to in-person fellowship
  2. Create new structure that works for club
  3. Maintain member retention and grow membership  (Each one, bring one)
  4. Have fun and don’t screw up too badly.
Board Member Introductions:
Terry asked each Board Member to share their primary purpose in their specified role and their goals for the coming year.
President Elect – This year Carolyn will provide Club Service and Administration.  She hopes to learn as much as can from Terry in anticipation of her rule in 2022-23.  She would like Club Service to be renamed to “Club Fun” as she tries to bring back old fellowship events and conceive as new fellowship opportunities.  Carolyn also fills role of Shepherd this year to offer condolences and support to members and member families during times of illness and need. Members were encouraged to let Carolyn know of any member needs so she can provide condolences and support. Dennis Harvey reminded the club to be sensitive to a person’s desires and respect their confidentiality. As an example, he shared the recent loss of business his long-time business partner who wished for her struggles to be kept private.  The club was reminded that Lucky Sandhu recently lost his father.
Colette, Geoff and Gallagher were AWOL due to travel or business commitments.
Chris Gayler’s goal in Membership is to increase membership by 20%.  He believes that the opportunity for people who want to do community service and have more personal interaction may result in new members.  He recommended that all club members bring a guest and if you leave the club, you should bring 2 more prospective members.   Chris is looking for new ideas to get new members and increase our community partnerships.
Karen McNamara – Community Service and Foundation Chairperson
Directors –       Karen McNamara, Chairperson
              Geoff Disch, Treasurer
            Carolyn Degnan, Secretary
 Chris Gallagher, Grants Chairperson
 Alan Love, Member
 Terry Koehne  ex-officio (non-voting)
Grants:  Over $11,000 given to selected community groups
All Wars Memorial Foundation   $300                                       
Amigos de Guatemala     $400
Concord Vet Center   $800
Connected Horse     $750
Down Syndrome Connection  $930
East Bay Community Rotaract   $540
EAT Sports Foundation  $1000
Foundation for Aid and Development of Afghanistan  $1,000
Free to Run Foundation   $250                                       
I Can Do That    $1,000                                       
Lifehouse       $750                                       
Loaves and Fishes    $1,000                                       
Rotary Club of Alamo $1,000                                       
The Dictionary Project  $1,032                                       
Voyager 6 of the Tri-Valley   $250                                       
We Care Services $500                                                    
Assets – The Foundation Endowment funds have grown to $626,000 and holds $80,000 in cash.  Investments are overseen by an investors committee led by Marco Bronzini.
Proposed for Budget 2021-22:
Education -     $19,000  $15,000 scholarship and $4000 for leadership camps
Community   $14,000   $7,000 local $3,500 regional, $3,500 international
District Grants $3,750 Trinity Center Tech,   $1,200 Wheel chairs,  $  500 to Sunset Davis Club,
Other  $  700  Rise against hunger and funds received from District
Education – Other potentially funded projects from the Foundation include the Dictionary project, Educator of the year, Amigos De Guatemala Tuition, Other education-related funds
Community Grants are supported by Interest accrued from the endowment fund including:
             Sunny Glen Smoke Alarm
             Rise Against Hunger
             Grants requested by outside funds
Community Services are funded by club members and a new (soon to be proposed) club fundraiser
Senior Center Holiday Lunch
Veterans Day
Student of the Month
Job Shadow Day
Educator of the year
Ana Dominguez will report on the Bolivia Water Project soon.
Gary Sloan: Youth Services.  Gary shared that his responsibilities encompassed the Cal High Interact Club, serve on the Scholarship Committee and raise funds for Youth through the On-line Auction Sponsor efforts.  Interact Club has 150 members that meets every week to promote Service to the Community. They have focused on homelessness, hunger, the environment, and support of special events or populations.   The key goals for the year for Gary are to engage more Rotarians and Rotaract members with Interact by promoting interaction through shadow days, vocational days, and Rotarians becoming drivers to various events.   Gary shared his concern over the underfunding that the Rotary Foundation anticipates this year for scholarships reducing funding from $20,000 to $10,000 and potentially impinging upon funding for leadership and entrepreneurial camps. 
Kathy Gailey: International Service.  Kathy is responsible for seeking opportunities in international projects.  Michelle Lee at Dougherty Valley is assisting with grant writing for dual club engagement. Kathy encouraged members to share ideas with her.  The Wheelchair grant approval is slated for the first week of August.
Colette Lay is the Assistant Governor for 6 Clubs.
Norbert Walz:  Member at large is responsible for the Art and Wind Event and Online Auction>
Art and Wind and Online Auction:   Art and Wind was last held in 2019.  We don’t know if it will be operational in 2022 and Norbert has heard that it was a 50-50 proposition.  He emphasized that this event was both a fund raiser and an opportunity to have fun.  Kathy Gailey noted this is also a way to connect with the community and obtain potential new members.
The On-line Auction is well on the way.  Norbert will be meeting with Foundation on Tuesday.  Members are already giving as Sponsors.  Norbert wants every member involved with the auction either through cash donations or collecting items.  He felt that the last year’s success was due to everyone participating.
Marv Remmich is our Programs scheduler: We have speakers through November.   Send ideas to Marv.
Unable to make the meeting today:
Geoff Disch:  Treasurer
Collette  Lay:  Secretary
Michael Love:  Public Relations
Patty Hennigan:  Vocational Services
President Show Time Koehne asked members how we can encourage attendees for lunch and communicate the number of attendees to the Catering service.    Karen McNamara offered to manage a club runner RSVP email with link to accept or decline with option to include a guest.  A reminder email would include speaker, greeter and request to attend.  The cost of lunch will be between $24-26.   If we do not get a minimum number people for lunch the cost may need to go up to cover the expenses of the caterer.   It was noted that a there may be a problem if members do not RSVP but show up, then there may not be enough food.  Everyone at the meeting seemed amenable to this plan