Weekly Meeting at SCCC

Mon 17th September 2018 at 19.00 - 22.00

Business Meeting

At SCCC, 39 Members present, one visiting Rotarian, Richard Dyke from Otter Vale R.C. and one New Member Gavin Brown,
Aims and Objects were read by Andrew Janes. President Keith then welcomed Gavin into the Club and the wider Rotary Fellowship, and presented him with his badge and documents.
Business: Treasurer Martin reported that he had prepared a budget for the coming year and due to an increase in RI and District fees he proposed that Club Subscription be increased from £128 to £131 for the 2018-19 Year. A show of hands carried. Meal Account balances will be sent to members soon.

Committee Reports:
Community Service:- John Binns said that his report would be on the Website. His Committee had resolved that applications for grants from individuals would only be considered if recommended by an Organisation. A lively debate ensued over the sum allowed to be spent by a Service Cttee before retrospective approval by the Club.
The Halcon Project were seeking £2500 for a Kitchen. [to be considered by Council first].
John was now the Club Safety Officer and would be reviewing events planning.
The Six Acres Disco has been booked at the Holiday Inn for 2nd December.

Vocational:- Phil Greenway reported that Youth projects would be in conjunction with Taunton Club. We sponsor the Sports Awards in October.

International:- Kathryn said that the news had only just been received that the Ruiru Club in Kenya had grasped the baton of our help to the God’s Favour School in building latrines, and had built additional facilities, with more proposed. Good local support from them.

House:- Next Meeting 24th September at the Racecourse from 5.30pm. emails had been sent to all members, and more details will follow. d/r Trevor Spurway
Programme for next month- 3rd October Weds Breakfast.
8th October – Moonraker Briefing. d/r David Stearn.

MOONRAKER Committee – numbers entered are down so every member is asked to push for entries from businesses with whom they may have contact.

Breakfast Supremo Rory reported that the numbers attending over the previous months had stayed fairly constant with several Non-Rotarians quite enthusiastic. It was proposed that the experiment continues, with the possibility that it could be a Satellite Club.