Posted by Paul Anderson on Jul 18, 2018
Bob Schmerbeck introduces new Noon Rotary Club President Robin Miears, along with her new fearless board, to the group.
(Kristy, Paul, Tim, Jeff H., Jeff W., Gena, Tammy, Charlie & Robin - Not Pictured is Janelle & Ingrid) - See BOD Assignments Below:
Your new Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 Rotary Year:
  • President - Robin Miears
  • Vice President - Charlie McIlvain
  • Secretary - Tammy Prout
  • Treasurer - Gena Carter
  • Immediate Past President - Kristy Vandenberg
  • Director - Ingrid Painter (Foundation)
  • Director - Jeff Wendling (Service Projects)
  • Director - Janelle Peralt (Service Projects)
  • Director - Paul Anderson (Rotary Youth)
  • Director - Tim Crenwelge (Public Image)
  • Director - Gena Carter (Administration)
  • Director - Jeff Harris (Membership)
New President Robin discussed her plans for the 2018-2019 Rotary year with the club. 
She stressed that we will continue to build on many of our current programs, including the Walk-A-Fun, Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Effort, Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Water Safety & Literacy Program (Josh the Otter)  & more. 
However, Robin is also spicing things up with some new additions this year - see below:
  • We will host an inaugural First Responders Golf Tournament in honor of the brave men and women who serve and protect us here in our communities.
  • We will work with local school districts and provide grants for innovative projects in the STEM subject areas (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) to assist teachers in funding these initiatives, especially where funding may not otherwise be available (or may be insufficient for their needs).
  • We will also increase our Rise Against Hunger meal output to 36K meals thanks to some shrewd investigative work and negotiating by our new and past presidents who helped lower our cost-per-meal for the upcoming 2018 effort! 
Some Key Dates for the early part of the 2018-2019 year:
1. Labor Day Walk-A-Fun (Chair - Kristy V.): 9/3/2018
2. First Responders Golf Tournament (Chairs - Jeff Wendling & Jeff Harris): 10/1/2018
3. Rise Against Hunger (Chair - OPEN): Mid-October 2018
4. Veterans Appreciation Breakfast (Chair - Donna Peterson): 11/7/2018
5. Salvation Army Bell Ringing (Chair - Dave Samuel): Late November/December 2018
6. Other Key Dates to Follow!
We have a big year planned, and Robin, as well as the rest of the new board, are looking for volunteers to step up and help out with this ambitious effort.  Here's to a great 2018-2019 Rotary Year!!
Kristy "reluctantly" passes the all-powerful gavel to Robin (just kidding Kristy). 
Kristy - from the bottom of our heart, the club thanks you for all of your hard work in leading this motley bunch during the last Rotary year.  And just when you thought your life would return to "normal," Robin mentioned to the group that she plans to keep you even busier this year!  Good luck!!