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Feb 10, 2023 7:25 AM
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Queen of Hearts

Sheila Dunn's table won the drawing table drawing.  The Queen of Hearts is worth $430 and there are 38 cards left.  They are responsible for putting up the banners and selling tickets this week.

Chili Open Requests

Raffle Tickets - if you have already sold your raffle tickets bring back the stubs and payment to the meeting.  Members, if you did not pick up an envelope with raffle tickets they will be available to pick up tomorrow, if you can't make it please let us know the best way to get it to you.
Wheelbarrow of booze - you can bring (unopened) bottles of booze for the wheelbarrow.  Ideally we are looking for recognizable brands that people will be excited to play for.
Upcoming Events
Toboggan Party for Exchange Students
The Chalet
Jan 28, 2023
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Keep The Dreams Alive
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Strongsville Food Bank
Strongsville High School Interact Club
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Strongsville Duck Race
A Taste in Strongsville
Chili Open
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Meeting Recap

Ashley Gay read Rick Weiser's invocation and led the pledge.

Spirit Squad

Our students last week were from the Spirit Squad, who support many of the teams at the high school.  Their members include Paige, who is nationally ranked and has competed at the national level at the Special Olympics, and is a celebrity.  They performed one of their cheers for us.

Foundation Update

Bill DeMarco provided an update from the foundation.  At the recent board meeting the foundation committed to providing $50,000 to the town center initiative over three years.  In addition the foundation is providing $10,000 to the club, to help balance out the cash flow with the Chili Open preparations under way, and expenses coming in faster than revenues at this point of the year.
The new foundation bylaws that were adopted are available for review on ClubRunner at documents/en-ca/c34ccd7c-0954-4996-8ef4-5b030cf977d7/1.  The foundation will be looking for officers and trustees to be elected.  Nominations are due by March, with the election in April.  Officers serve a one year term, and non-officer trustees a two year term.
Chili Open
The Chili Open committee were our speakers.  We do still need plenty of volunteers to help prepare the event, in particular finding auction items, corporate sponsors, and sharing the event to get golfers registered. 
If you are able to help out between now and the end of February please talk to TJ or another Chili Open committee member. Help is particularly needed with the corporate sponsor and auction committees.
In honor of the 30th anniversary tickets are $30 until January 30th, $120 a foursome until February 14th, and $50 at the door.  We are also selling VIP tickets this year for $125, with a minimum purchase of 2.  Tickets are currently on sale on the website 

Corporate Membership

The club will have the opportunity to vote Friday on an amendment to the club bylaws.  The proposed amendment was read at last weeks meeting. The goal is to attract businesses who may have multiple members who want to join, but not all of whom can attend every week.  The text of the proposed amendment is below, and a flyer giving more details is at documents/en-ca/0127c06e-561e-41c0-893c-bdfb56333ae9/1
Corporate membership is defined as an agreement with a business, which pays for individual membership dues for two or more. The business itself cannot be a club member – ONLY individuals can be members.
Attendance ­– At least one representative/individual member should attend weekly meetings. 
All individual members are required to go through induction process. Since all corporate members are full club members, they are entitled to all benefits of membership and are required to abide by all rules set forth in the Rotary Club of Strongsville By-Laws (e.g. running for any club office).
Company is responsible for payment of dues and fees for all active members (Rotary International dues, fees, district dues, club dues, weekly breakfasts).
Company will automatically be charged for weekly breakfasts for ONE primary member on a monthly basis.  Breakfast charges for additional corporate members and guests attending the same day will be billed to the Company on a monthly basis.  The Company has the option to designate more than one primary member, multiplying the number of weekly meals automatically billed.
Fees and dues
Initiation fee will be charged one time for each member at the same rate as regular members
Monthly dues (includes club, district and international dues) will be charged for each member at the same rate as regular members  .
Weekly meals will be billed monthly for primary members as well as any members in attendance above the number of primary members at the regular meal rate.