Posted by Ken Richardson on Dec 09, 2018
The Service Committee met December 5, 2018, and discussed on going projects for Lander Rotary.
Read the full discussion below:
Rotary Service Committee Meeting
December 5, 2018
 
Attendees:  1) Carol Chidsey, 2) Hart Jacobsen, 3) Linda Hudson, 4) Jen Lamb, 5) Staci Lancaster, and 6) Jen Peterson
 
Discussion of service projects
 
Friday Community Meals at Methodist Church—We have a cleanup volunteer slot yet to fill for the December meal.  Meal leadership schedule is as follows:
            Dec. (12/21)—Jen will lead.
            Jan. (1/18)—Jen is gone.  Staci is checking with Trinity to see if
they can lead this meal.  If not, Mike Lilygren to lead.
                        Feb. (2/15)—Jen is in town.
                        March (3/15)—Jen is gone.  (Staci is checking with Womentum to
see if they will want to lead this meal.)
                        April (4/19)—Jen is maybe out of town.
                        May (5/17)—Jen is in town.
                        June (6/21)—Jen is in town.
                        July—Jen suggested this would be a good one to find another
group to lead, as Rotary has so much going on that month with the Buffalo Barbecue.
 
North Park Signs—The parks department staff want to build nice wooden frames for the 2 large signs being replaced, and this should happen during colder weather this fall/winter.
 
Canyon Scholars Library—Hart discussed the cost overrun on the building, and Rotary has met its commitment to the project.  Jack States put together a brief write-up to pass out to Rotarians in case they would like to contribute individually.  Jack also suggested that it might be helpful to have a couple of computers at the library.  Hart is working to reach out to Leslie Calkins to see if Interact may be interested in helping with finishing out the project.  Hart is also reaching out to various contacts to try to see if there is an outlet to help provide books for the library.  This includes looking at providing books discarded by local schools.  There was discussion about possible outlets for bilingual books.     
 
Food Bank—Jen Lamb re-established a schedule with food bank contacts for Rotarians to assist with unloading food shipments as needed, and she is going to keep notifying her list of Rotary volunteers as she gets day and time information.  Rotarians helped unload in October and November.
 
Salvation Army Bell Ringing—Linda Hudson reported that Rotary’s weekend brought in $3,102 for the Salvation Army.  This is up nearly $1,000 from our club’s weekend last year.  They had 27 volunteer slots covered by Rotary.  Linda is working on identifying Interact volunteers to calculate the number of Interact volunteers.      
 
Show Shoveling—Shelli Johnson dusted off the list of volunteers to be on call to assist with snow shoveling.
 
Service Committee Recruiting—Staci asked the committee members to reach out to other Rotarians, especially new members, to invite them to join our committee as we have opportunities at lunch and elsewhere.  There was general discussion about committee signups, new member socials and other opportunities to share information with new members about our committee. 
 
The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16 at 9:30 AM at the Crux Coffee.
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Rotary Service Committee Meeting
November 7, 2018
 
Attendees:  1) Carol Chidsey, 2) Hart Jacobsen, 3) Linda Hudson, and 4) Staci Lancaster
 
Discussion of service projects
 
Friday Community Meals at Methodist Church—The four cleanup volunteer slots are open for the December meal.  Staci is circulating a signup list, and Linda will mention it at the next Trinity church meeting.  Our club may set our meal to be beef stroganoff each month.  The list of when Jen Peterson can lead the meals follows:
Nov.—No meal
            Dec.—Jen is in town.
            Jan.—Jen is gone.  (Maybe this would be a good one for Trinity to
lead.)
                        Feb.—Jen is in town.
                        March—Jen is gone.  (We will need to find a leader for this one.)
                        April—Jen is in town.
                        May—Jen is in town.
                        June—Jen is in town.
                        July—Jen suggested this would be a good one to find another group to lead, as Rotary has so much going on that month 
with the Buffalo Barbecue.
 
North Park Signs—The parks department staff want to build nice wooden frames for the 2 large signs being replaced, and this should happen during colder weather this fall/winter.
 
Canyon Scholars Library—Hart plans to reach out to Leslie Calkins to see if Interact may be interested in helping with finishing out the project.  The Canyon Scholars need books to fill the library, and there may be a way to help raise money or secure books as an Interact project, if Interact is interested. 
 
We also discussed the dictionary program, and whether we could send extras.  Hart will reach out to Dominick to see if there are extras.  Linda said there are three dictionaries at the First Stop Help Center that can go to the library, and Staci has one dictionary that she will get to Hart.
 
* Note:  Rotarian Jack States personally funded a Rotary plaque to be put up at the library to recognize our club’s contribution to enable the library.
 
Institute For Peace/Domestic Violence—Joe Quiroz is leading an effort to look into whether our club can assist with helping to address Domestic Violence as part of the Rotary District’s emphasis on the Institute for Peace effort globally.   
 
Food Bank—Jen Lamb re-established a schedule with food bank contacts for Rotarians to assist with unloading food shipments as needed.  The next unload will be November 27 at noon.  Jen notified Rotarians who signed up to help out.
 
Salvation Army Bell Ringing—Linda Hudson is seeking volunteers for bell ringing.  The online signup is active, and Linda has a paper signup that she will bring to Rotary today. 
 
Show Shoveling—Shelli Johnson dusted off the list of volunteers to be on call to assist with snow shoveling, and Staci is bring the list to Rotary today to see if any others would like to signup.
 
The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5 at 9:30 AM at the Crux Coffee.