At our regular fellowship meeting on Fri. Aug. 20th, Pres. Jackie Y. presented the approved budget from the Board meeting (see post on Board Meeting 8/15/12). Bill M. informed the club that he ordered the Christmas trees and that he was able to arrange for 50 cents to fumigate each tree. Discussion to have Rotary publish a 2013 Calendar and Billy Y. volunteered to spearhead this project and report by the next Board meeting (Sept. 5) the list of sponsors, deadline, photos and budget. Joe W. proposed and will arrange a tour of the new Gov. Tauese Sunia Ocean Center that recently opened by NOAA. Member USCG Lt. Steve Caskey announced that he will be living Am. Samoa for his new duty assignment in the U.S.A. and he showed his honor and bought his Rotary Badge for $100. The fining session was lively and good fellowship. The Queen of Hearts was not pulled by Steve C. and the game of chance continues for another week. We had 11 members in attendance.
Rotary Club of Pago Pago working with Origin Energy to Install Solar & Gas Water Heaters for Hope House
Origin Energy General Manager Richard Young has donated two Solar & Gas Water Heaters for Hope House. The Club will assist Origin with the installation costs. Hope House CEO David Robinson has expressed his sincere appreciation to Origin Energy and to the Rotary Club of Pago Pago for continuing to provide assistance to Hope House. Installation is scheduled within the next 2 weeks. Update 8-26-12.
The Rotary Club of Pago Pago Board of Directors met on Aug. 15, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. and adjourned at 6:30 p.m. Attendance: Presiding Jackie Y., Roy H., Bill M., Tom D., Joe W., Joe Y. and Peter C. A project budget of $4,000 was established for the Onososopo Park The Club will begin advertising at the Airport, in the newspapers and on the CableTV informational Channels, subject to cost of same. John R. , Dennis W. and Jackie Y. will followup with Samoa News, Channel 13 Cable and the airport. The Club will establish a fixed budget amount for shelter boxes and other funds for International disasters. The Club will consider helping the Humane Society project to neuter and spade the pets. No budget established for this at this time. Origin Energy GM Richard Young has donated two Gas Solar water heaters and they will be donated to Hope House. Origin Energy will do the installation and the Club will cover the minor costs to have the units installed (est. $500). The Club approved the following projects and budgets: Onososopo Park ……………….$4,000 Montessori Children’s park….. 5,000 Dictionary for 3rd graders…… 15,000 Disaster Relief………………….. 5,000(?) Hope House…………………….. 4,000 Angel Ring (life saving)……… 4,000 PACE (student exchange)……. 4,000 RYLA-ROTA……………………. 2,000 Projects to be considered for Sept. 5, 2012 Monthly Meeting will be the Joint Tsunami Shelter Park cleanup with Hawaiian Air, Tsunami Anniversary BBQ for Sept. 29th, Christmas Tree Sales, Christmas Dinner & Program, 2013 Golf Tournament, Trash & Recycling, LBJ Children’s Ward upgrade, 4-Way test, 9920 District Governor Ron Seeto’s visit (TBA) and Park Equipment + Maintenance + upgrades. Notes: Joe W. to submit a report on fundraising using 9920 District and RI resources. Bill M. to followup on fumigation of Christmas trees
THIRD MEETING RESCHEDULED DUE TO OTHER MEMBERS REQUEST To All: The Board meeting has been rescheduled for this week Wed., Aug. 15, 2012, same place and same time, just the date change. I apologize for these date changes, but we need to have all board members to present their budget and milestone dates for the meeting. Thanks. Regards/Roy Sec. email@example.com Board Meeting Important that we present and approve a budget. Please be prepared to submit your budget for any projects that you are handling. Jackie Y. – Dictionary Project Bill M. – Christmas Trees, Montossori Playground Peter C. – Onososopo Park repair project; Angel Rings (replace and new locations) Roy H. – PACE, RYLA Jim M. & Roy H. & Dennis W. & Hobbs L. – Golf Tournament 2013 Dennis W. – Club events and Social functions All – Hope House, Shriners, disaster relief (international), local unintended projects or causes, LBJ Children’s Ward, Cleanup campaign, 2013 Rotary Calendar … any others? Recommendations from general membership before meeting date, please email Roy H. ————– Contact Sec. Roy J.D. Hall, Jr.; firstname.lastname@example.org; 254-1424 Date: Wed., Aug. 8, 2012 Time: 5:00 p.m. Place: Hall & Associates Conf. Rm. 2004, Ottoville Center One Agenda: President’s Report Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report Committee reports Introduce and pass Club Projects for 2012 – 2013 Old Business New Business Adjournment All members are invited to attend Board Meetings.
RYLA/ROTA CANDIDATE STEFFANY GODINET SPOKE TO ROTARY ON HIS FRI., AUG. 10, 2012 ABOUT HER TRIP TO NZ
RYLA/ROTA Candidate Steffany Godinet presented an inspiring talk to the Club on her trip to NZ and how it has changed her life to go for her dreams. She is also committed to helping the community and to work with Rotary on any future projects. Thank you Steffany and we look forward to have you work with us on our many community projects.
Eric Runyon was inducted into the Rotary Club of Pago Pago on Fri., Aug. 3. 2012. Past Pres. Roy H. presented Eric R. to the Club and Past Pres. Will S. performed the induction ceremonies. Congratulations Eric and welcome to the Rotary Club of Pago Pago.