Meeting of October 4, 2017

Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed, Superintendent of Hopkins Schools, was in attendance, and Karen pictured with Chris was a Paul Harris Award winner, … and last but not least Dan Narr lead the bylaws discussion.

Call to Order: 7:30 AM by President Jacob Millner

Invocation by Karen Hoppe:
Each of us has all the time there is. Those years , weeks, hours are the sands in the glass running swiftly away. To let them drift through our fingers is tragic waste. To use them to the hilt, making them count for something, is the beginning of wisdom. …. Help us to do so …. Amen … Eleanor Roosevelt.

Pledge of Allegiance.....Four Way Test...... and RI Theme for 2017

Rotary Minutes: Cathy Carlson presented The Ten Commandments for Rotary Invocation. #1 “I am not the main speaker” #2 “Thou shalt not have any other speakers before me” #3-10 to be presented at another time. The invocation sets the tone for the meeting and may include thanks for the food.

Shane Haggerty (must be his third visit!);
Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed … New Superintendent of Hopkins Schools – friend of Katie
Betsy Anderson – guest of Guy Marzano and member of Golden Valley RC;
Randy Feldman – guest of Ron Levitus.

1. Alexa Rundquist: The Minnetonka Rotary Foundation meets tonight at 6:00 PM at Dunn Bros. on Highway 7
2. Scott Johnson: Charter Night will be November 2 at the Commons. Coordinator for the event is Molly Sebold
3. Jennifer St. Clair: Thanks to all the volunteers from last night’s Loaves and Fishes. St. Gabriel’s kitchen team is looking for a group of volunteers to thoroughly clean the kitchen. Date TBA
4. Katie Williams: Introduction of Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed who gave a brief bio followed by short presentation on the Hopkins Public Schools referendum. Three items are on the ballot - $30m bond for renovations and repairs, levy for capital projects, and new operating referendum levy. Average homeowner to see less than $3 added to tax bill for all three items. Printed summary of the proposals was on all the tables.

Raffle: Darlyne’s ticket did not win. The pot grows to $95.

Happy Bucks with Tony came fast and furious:
Guy was very happy being married to Christine for 20 years
Christine was equally happy about being married to Guy for 20 years
Alan was equally happy that Guy and Christine were celebrating their 20 years of marriage
Dale Feste was happy for Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed our new superintendent attending our meeting and Betsy Anderson being on the school board for 12 years
Pete was happy Tony fixed his car
Tony was happy that Pete has a Porsche
Cathy was happy that the Tommies beat the Johnnies
Chris C was happy that St Thomas is a real University not just a college.
Betsy was happy that Dale taught her the ropes and the new superintendent in attendance.
Dalyne was happy that the golf tournament was a success and she will attend next year
Mark was happy Troys wedding came off in Montana destination wedding
Ann was happy to be with her grand kids
Sam was happy about singing to his grandson … who thinks he is Frank Sinatra
Therese was happy her daughter is doing well in swimming and a speech course to talk slower.
Jacob was happy too

Program: Minnetonka Rotary Club Bylaws Update
President Jacob Millner opened the program by stating that the bylaws committee, chaired by Dan Narr, has done a yeoman’s job over the past 10 months to update our bylaws. He deserves our heartfelt thanks. A special thanks to Sam Stern and Ron Usem for their legal input. A copy of the proposed updated bylaws has previously been distributed to all members as per current bylaws.

Dan Narr lead the remainder of the program. He thanked the committee members, Sam and Ron, and all club members who organized their collective talent and wisdom to work on this project. The committee felt it was important that the bylaws reflect how the club currently operates. Last update was approximately 10 years ago.

Guy Marzano made a MOTION to approve the updated bylaws. SECONDED by Ron Levitus. There followed a detailed discussion of the bylaws, Article by Article, primarily for clarification and completeness.

Article 2: Clarify service chair v. committee chair as referenced in Article 9; change Foundation chair to Rotary International Foundation chair in Section 1.

Article 3: Add verbiage to explain rotation of officers from secretary elect to president which reflect our current procedure

Article 4: Remove the parenthetical

Article 6: Clarify verbiage between Sections 1 and 2 for consistency.

Article 9: Add Social Service Committee to the list of standing committees
Each of these changes was added as an amendment to the original motion by a separate MOTION which was SECONDED, and each amendment passed by voice vote.
Neal Enzenauer raised the issue of no longer having Sergeant-at-Arms ( SaA )referenced in the bylaws. The old bylaws lists SaA as an officer in Article 4. He felt the position should be covered in the bylaws with at least a job description. Members of the current bylaws committee responded that this issue was discussed during the formulation of the new bylaws. It was decided that SaA was a volunteer position, which is similar to greeter and raffle ticket seller, is not a voting member of the current Board, and therefore did not need to be included in the bylaws. The club still has a weekly SaA and this is posted by the Program Committee.

There being no further discussion, Guy repeated his original MOTION which now included the amendments above. MOTION was SECONDED by Ron. A quorum being previously established, a vote was taken. The MOTION passed with 34 yeas, 0 nays, and 2 abstentions.

President Jacob again thanked the club for their persistence and patience in getting the bylaws updated in a timely manner. Next week’s speaker will be from Mano a Mano.

Adjournment: 8:37 AM by President Jacob Millner.