Posted by Harry Farchmin on Oct 03, 2022
Board meetings are an opportunity for everyone to be a part of open dialogue addressing what types of projects our club pursues, how the club dues are spent, and where our donations end up. All new members are expected to attend a meeting within their first year, and veteran members who haven't been in a while are encouraged to drop in and keep things interesting. 
On September 27, 2022 the Elmbrook Rotary Club (ERC) & the Elmbrook Rotary Foundation (ERF) met. A few highlights were:
  • Friday Raffle Prize - The winner will be credited one free meal.
  • Dues Increase - The ERC 2022-23 Budget was adopted. To avoid a deficit budget due to increasing costs (RI dues, insurance, technology, etc.), quarterly dues will increase by $25 to $75 effective October 1, 2022. This is the first dues increase for the Club in nearly 10 years.
  • Rotary Youth Exchange - Board approved hosting an Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student for 2023-24. Expect to hear more from Bill Petterson and other club members who will be championing this effort.
  • Venue Planning during Western Racquet Club renovation - We will temporarily move our Friday morning meetings to the Machine Shed Restaurant starting mid-December when construction starts.
  • Membership Changes - Joe Pottebaum was granted a leave of absence through 12/31/2022, Pati Allen Brickmann and Steve Merritt have left the Club, and Larry Myers was approved Rule of 85 status.
Hope to see you at the next board meeting, 6p on November 22nd.