Posted by Chuck Church on Mar 07, 2019
Meeting Recap 03/06/19
The Rotary Club of Palmdale conducted their monthly Board meeting at Gino’s Italian Restaurant in Palmdale on 6 March 2019.  In place of the traditional monthly Board Meeting on the first Wednesday of the month, the Club was proud to host our District 5300 Governor Elect Luanne Arredondo and her son Bry.  In addition, Dimus Molina and Bobby Oh joined us for the evening’s meeting.  The meeting was called to order by President Sam Garcia at 6:35 PM.  Members in attendance were Chuck Church, Janice Garcia, Sharon Freeman, Tina Borzage, Charlene Melchers, Gene Melchers and Brandie Portello.  Everyone enjoyed dinner.  The formal meeting began at 6:55 PM.   
President Sam Garcia welcomed our guests District 5300 Governor Elect Luanne Arredondo and her son Bry and Dimus Molina and Bobby Oh. 
Gene Melchers began the evening’s discussion with an update on his attendance at the Rotary President Elect Training Seminar (PETS).  Although many things have remained the same, there were also new ideas and approaches on running your club for the next Rotary year.  Gene also discussed an upcoming event.  The 14th Annual Community Sheriff’s Appreciation Dinner will be held on March 23 at 5:00 PM at the Rosamond Elementary School.  The school is located at 3082 Glendower in Rosamond California.  The cost is $30 per person and there will be a special raffle drawing after dinner. 
Bobby Oh (music instructor) and Dimus Molina (Principal at Antelope Elementary School) discussed the annual music concert fundraiser to help support the music program at Antelope Elementary School.  The concert will be on May 26th at the Littlerock Grange in Littlerock California.  The event will run from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.  The cost is $10 per person for those over 18 years of age.  Those under 18 are free. 
District Governor Elect Luanne Arredondo briefed the attendees on Rotary’s approach for the future to increase membership.  One point of information was to bring in company and corporate support for Rotary.  In order to do that you have to create a club that can present a benefit to the company or corporation.  Luanne went on to address several additional topics including a movement to reduce dues at the District and International level. 
Sharon Freeman updated everyone on our RYLA Camp attendees.  Both Daniel and Diana are registered and paid up for the camp.  The Camp is still looking for adult coordinators to escort the campers on the bus from their pickup area to Victorville and back home on Sunday after camp. 
Additional events that were discussed included AV Sunrise Rotary’s Sunday Funday event on April 14th and the country club starting at 11:30 AM.  Also, the Lancaster Sunrise Rotary will be holding a “Rolling for Rotary” bowling fundraiser on Sunday, April 28th.
Due to the length of the discussions during the evening, the reading and approval of the Minutes and Treasurer’s Report will be done at the next Board Meeting in April. 
Old Business: 
      There was no Old Business.
New Business: 
     There was no New Business.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.