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Dear Fellow Club 11 Rotarians,
As I announced during last Thursday’s (Aug 18th) program, and in keeping with our current constitution’s required process noted below, there will be voice vote of all members in attendance at our Sept 8 program to ratify the current Rotary International Club Constitution for Club 11.
The proposed new constitution has been reviewed and vetted by our ad-hoc Constitution and By-laws Review Committee, chaired by Rick Tinucci with myself, Beth Russell, Cris Conner and Bob Garagiola as members. Feel free to ask any of us who serve on this committee any questions that may arise as you review the relevant documents as noted below.
Also, your Board of Directors, at its August 17th meeting, voted without exception and after extensive review and conversations, to bring this new Constitution to you for this vote.
Here is our current constitution speaking to this process:
Amendments to this Constitution, which do not change any of its provisions except to make same conform in substance to the Standard Club Constitution and any amendments thereto, may be made at any regular business meeting of the Club, by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all members present; provided, that a copy of such proposed amendment, together with notice of the meeting at which same will be voted on, shall have been mailed to each member at least ten (10) days before such meeting.
Appreciating how busy you all are, please review the Side-by-Side Comparison chart, if not both constitutional documents, before our September 8th vote.
Know that this proposed new constitution does not cost you or our club any money to adopt and will show the Rotary world and ourselves that our club is vibrant, renewable and committed to Service Above Self in our rapidly changing world.
Also, please know that we are not addressing any changes to our Club By-Laws, though once our new constitution is official, the committee will begin a methodical article by article By-laws review with similar adoption processes for each proposed change, but that is down the road yet.
Which reminds me of the old adage: “How do you eat an elephant? Answer: In small bites!”
Thank you, fellow Club 11ers and always at your service.
Current Club 11 Constitution and Bylaws
Standard Rotary Club Constitution Recommended by Rotary International
Side by Side Comparision
Here is a big shout out to Michelle Fassler who headed up our participation in the St. Louis Spring Fling, with our Jewelry sale. The weather was perfect (we beat the late afternoon storm for tear down) and sales were good. Rotarian’s helping out included Don Fuller, Scott Caswell, Rick Tinucci (Diane), Ed Harris, and President Mary Jane Thomsen with husband Mike. Donations from Club members were cataloged and researched by Michelle to be priced appropriately. We all worked the booth to assist shoppers, which turned out to be plentiful. Not only did this event help raise money for our Welfare Fund, but it was also a great way to promote Rotary and the work we do for the St. Louis community. Thanks to everyone for a job well done.
Hello Fellow Rotarians!
I hope this finds you well. I have just a quick bit of news and requests for you. Thank you for your time! Have a great weekend and work week!
Maggie Lampe will be on vacation from Friday, April 15 thru Monday, April 25. Our Rotary phone will be in the hands of our Rotary volunteers during this time, so you may still reach us at (314) 894-1759. Just give us a day to return your calls if you should need a response. This will be important for the following…
With Maggie on vacation, Don has agreed to assist with RSVP’s. Thank you, Don!
For Special Food Orders for the week of April 21st, please send to John Wharton at email@example.com.
Very importantly, please send RSVP’s for guests for the Honorable Mayor Slay’s State of the City Address on Thursday, April 28th to Maggie Lampe and Don Fuller. Email Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy Don Fuller at defull
Thank you so much! I am grateful for your support this Rotary year and wish you all the best.
Date: March 2nd, 2016
Location: Missouri Athletic Club Downtown
We are looking for strong potential Rotarian candidates to join for a fun and FREE breakfast to learn more about Rotary Club #11.
As a Rotarian we would like to encourage you to sponsor a guest for this breakfast. If your guest moves forward with their membership application as a result of our breakfast we will waive the initiation fee.
Thank you Club 11 Rotarians! Elections for 2016-17 Officers and Board members are complete. We had 60% or members involved in the election.
Please get behind our Officers and Directors for the remainder of this year, and for next year. Help them make Club 11 bigger and better every year.
Happy New Year! I trust all of you had a peaceful and restful Holiday and you are now rejuvenated to begin the second half of our Rotary year. Under the leadership of President Mary Jane and our Board, Club 11 has enjoyed a very successful start to the 2015 / 2016 Rotary year. I am confident that we can accomplish much in these next six months to make our Club and consequently Rotary better.
Rotary means something different to all of us. For some, it is the opportunity for weekly fellowship with our best friends. Yet for others, Rotary is the opportunity to advance ethical behavior in our professions and the business community at large. While for others still, it is the opportunity to provide humanitarian service and to promote world peace and understanding. Rotary touches us in so many different ways, and the organization is so large that it is difficult for us to fully understand and appreciate all of it’s programs. Since January is Rotary Awareness Month, this is a perfect time to get better acquainted with the many programs Rotary offers.
A good place to start would be a visit to our District Website, www.rotary6060.org. The District Website contains valuable information about what is happening with Rotary right here in Eastern Missouri including both Club and District activities. This is a great place to start your journey to increased Rotary knowledge. For a more comprehensive look at Rotary programs designed to promote humanitarian service, visit the Rotary International Website at https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/learning-reference/about-rotary/our-priorities. There is a wealth of information here about Rotary structured programs like Youth Exchange, or Interact. If you are looking for information on The Rotary Foundation programs, like GSE or Ambassadorial Scholarships try visiting https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/rotary-foundation. Both of these links will require creating a “My Rotary” account. Log in at www.rotary.org and follow the instructions to create your personal account log-in and password. Interested in Rotaries history? Try visiting www.historynewsletter.org. This site contains information on Rotaries first 100 clubs and is a resource to much of the Rotary movement over the past century.
If your are like me, sometimes it’s nice to just read printed material. The Rotarian Magazine is just what you are looking for. Delivered each month to our homes or business this publication is a great way to learn more about Rotary and then share it with others. I often give this publication to non-Rotarian friends as a way to share with them the benefits of Rotary Membership.
Spend some time this month to learn more about Rotary in our Club, in our District, in our World. Informed in the rich culture and history of Rotary, we will be better prepared to “Be a Gift” to those around us.
Elections for officers and board members for 2016-2017 will be held within the next 2 weeks. All members of the Rotary Club of St. Louis is good standing will receive an official ballot in the mail. Ballot packets will be mailed to all members from PreSort (Jeromy Fritz’s company) on Monday, January 4.
Members are requested to review the ballot, mark their selections from the candidates for officers and board members as directed on the ballot. Ballots MUST be mailed back to the Rotary Office in the sealed (signed) ballot envelope. All ballots must be received in the Rotary Office no later than Tuesday, January 13 2016.
On the morning of January 14, all ballots properly received, and properly completed will be counted by the official Tellers as assigned by President Mary Jane Thomsen. Final results of election for all positions will be announced by the Tellers at the regular Rotary meeting on Thursday, January 14.
This is your duty to select the leaders of our club for the future. Each of these candidates has been qualified and is willing to accept the responsibilities of their office. They will be donating their time, energy, and passion to moving our club forward. Please respect them and the club by participating in the the election process with your ballot.
Election Ballots will be mailed January 4. Completed ballots are due back to the Rotary office by Wednesday January 13. Tellers will count the ballots on Thursday January 14 and report the results of the election at the Rotary meeting that same day. Scroll down to see ALL candidates for ALL positions.
The election is for the Rotary year beginning July 2016 – June 2017. ry
VOTE FOR ONE
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 83%
Participation on committees & boards: First Vice President – President Elect (2015 – 2016), Songleader (2014), Membership Development Committee (2014), Mentor (2014), Board of Directors (VP – Secretary) 2013, Community Service Committee (2009-2014), Community Service Chair (2011), Led Collection Drives for: Water for Haiti Shoe Collection (2010-2012) Recycled Cell Phones (2013) Epworth Center Luggage Collection (2011), Int’l Welcome School Supplies Collection (2010-2013), Seniors for Newborns cap knitting activities(2012), Lift for Life World Book Night activity (2013)
Other Rotary Activities: Paul Harris Fellow (2011), Contributions to Rotary Foundation for Honduran Water Project (in name of late wife), Operation Food Search Project (2009-10), Muscle Man Award (2010), Bowling League (2009-2011, 2014), 8th Grade award Presenter (2009), Scribe and invocator as needed. Young Citizens Awards Recipient Mentor (2010-11), Attended Club Leadership Summit (2013), Cloud Technology Facilitator and trainer, (2013,2014). Participated in various Days of Service including Food Bank (2009-11), Painting Project )2012), Boy Scout Food Drive (2014). Rotaract Experience Provider (technical training for Brazilian exchange guest).
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT – PRESIDENT ELECT
VOTE FOR ONE (nominees are listed alphabetically)
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 88%
Participation on committees & boards:
Board of Directors: Vice President/Treasurer (2014-15), Vice President/Treasurer (2007-2008), Director (2003-05), Program Committee Chair (2005-2006, 2012-15), Program Committee (2002-2007; 2011-2015), Youth Service Committee Chair (2003-2004), Fellowship Committee (2002-2013), Music Committee (2002-2015), Police Awards Selection Committee (2013-2016), Music Committee (2002 – 2016)
Other Rotary Activities: Young Citizens Awards (2015), Old Newsboys Day (2014), Skyway Farm Auction Committee (2004), Trivia Night Committee (2006), 8th Grade awards – Webster University Scholarship Coordinator (2002-2007), Paul Harris Fellow (Self and husband), Scribe and Invocator as needed.
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT – SECRETARY and FIRST VICE PRESIDENT – TREASURER
VOTE FOR TWO (4 nominees listed alphabetically)
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 79%
Participation on committees & boards: Board of Directors (2014 2016), New Generations Committee – Co-Chair (2015 – 2016), Community Service Chair (2012 – 2013), Member – Community Service 2010 – 2016), Coordinator – Blood Drives (2012 – 2015)
Other Rotary Activities: Coordinator – Christmas Giving Tree Project (multiple years), Rotary Twitter Coordinator (2013 – 2016), Jewelry Fundraiser (2013 – 2015), Nahed Chapman Fundraiser (2013, 2014), 8th Grade Awards Presenter, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Old Newsboys Day, Multiple Done in a Day Projects
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 52%
Participation on committees & boards: Board Director (2014 – 2016), Membership Development Committee (2009 – 2013), Website Development Committee (2013), Publicity Committee (2011 – 2013)
Other Rotary Activities: Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Golf League, Bowling League, St. Patrick’s Day Float and Parade, Community Service Projects – Done In A Day, Old Newsboys Day, Lift For Life Project
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 64%
Participation on committees & boards: Program Committee (2000-2015), Program committee chair (2002-03, 2004-2005, 2009-2010), Golf Tournament Committee (2003-2015), Co-Chair of the tournament (2003,2004,2009), Centennial Project Committee (2009), Board of Directors – Vice President (2006-07, 2015-2016), Board Director (2002-03, 2003-04), Finance Committee (2003, 2015)
Other Rotary Activities: Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Golf League (2000-2015), President of Golf League (2003), Rotary Bowling League (2000-2015), Treasurer of Bowling League (2015)
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 49%
Participation on committees & boards: Rotary Club of St. Louis (2013 – 2016), Membership Development Committee (2013 – 2016), Membership Breakfast Emcee (2015)
Other Rotary Activities: Community Service Projects (2014 – 2015) Boy Scouts Food Drive, Soulard School Landscaping, Volunteer Presenter 8th Grade Awards (2015)
Rotary Club of Springfield (MO) (2009 -2013), Board of Directors (2011 – 2013), Club Treasurer (2012 – 2013), President Elect (2013), Established Club Foundation Account (2012), International Rotary Trip – Ecuador Clean Water Project (2010), Community Service Committee (2010 – 2011) .
SARGENT AT ARMS
VOTE FOR ONE (two nominees listed alphabetically)
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 73%
Participation on committees & boards: Publicity Committee (2014-15) & (2015-2016), Fundraising Committee Chair (2014-15) & Co-Chair (2015-2016)
Other Rotary Activities: Jewelry Sale, Old Newsboys Day, Host – Business / Networking After Hours event (2014), Social Media Administrator (Facebook & LinkedIn), service project participation: Scouting for Food & Tree Planting, helped plan and implement 2015 Basket Auction. Also current District Alumni Chapter President. Past experience: Founded St. Louis Rotaract & served as President & GSE Team Member to Germany in 2008.
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 72%
Participation on committees & boards: Membership Development Committee 2012-2016), Community Service Committee (2013- 2016), Greeters Committee (2012 – 2015)
Other Rotary Activities: Scribe, Greeter, Blood Drive Donor, Business / Networking After Hours
4 DIRECTORS – TWO YEAR TERM
VOTE FOR FOUR (eight nominees listed alphabetically)
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 55%
Participation on committees & boards: Community Service Committee (2010 – 2016), Community Service Grant Manager (2012-2016) Membership Development Committee 2011-2016), Club Administrator Search Committee (2015), Nominating Committee (2015)
Other Rotary Activities: 2015 Group Study Exchange Leader – New Zeeland, Rotary Club of St. Louis Board Member, President – Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise, President – Rotary Club of Pittsburgh
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 94%
Participation on committees & boards:President (2014-2015), President Elect (2013 – 2014)
Other Rotary Activities: Community Service Committee, Lift For Lift Weekly Meal/Mentor Service (2013 – 2016)
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 83%
Participation on committees & boards: VP Secretary (2010 – 2011), Board of Directors (2012 – 2014), Attendance, Program Committee, All-In-One Committee, Business Development, Intercity, Community Service
Other Rotary Activities: Paul Harris Fellow, Bowling League (many years), Bowling League Officer (President, VP, Treasurer), Scribe,
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 39%
Participation on committees & boards: New Generations Chair (2015-2016), Rotaract Adviser (2014), Membership Development Committee (2012)
Other Rotary Activities: Old Newsboys Day, 8th Grade Awards Presenter, Business / Networking After Hours, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Done in a Day service projects including – Tree Planting, Boy Scouts Food Drive, Girl Scouts Spring Showers, Jewelry Sale Fundraiser, Lift For Life Gardening, YMCA Book Fair, Rotoract – Monthly Leadership Dinners, Club Meetings, Service Projects, Fundraisers
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 82%
Participation on committees & boards: Board of Directors (2012 – 2014), Bowling League – President (2013-2016), Rotary Charity Golf Tournament – Co-Chair. Endowment Foundation, Community Service Committee, Retention Committee – New Member Mentor, Rotary Golf League. Election Teller (2014)
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 83%
Participation on committees & boards: Sargent at Arms (2015)(2004), Program Committee (2008-2015), Website Committee (2014), Community Service Committee (2008-2014), Chairman Community Service Committee (2008-09), Rise Event Committee (2008-2009), Centennial Gala Committee (2008-2009), Welfare Fund Board (2005-06, 2008-09), Rotary Board Director 2004-06), Skyway Board (2003-2004), Greeter Committee (2013 – 2016)
Other Rotary Activities: Paul Harris Fellow, Tennis league Bowling League (2010), Rotary Meeting Coordinator (2008 – 2016), 8th Grade Awards Presenter (2002 – 2008)
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 85%
Participation on committees & boards: Board of Directors – President (2014- 2015), President Elect (2013- 2014), Vice President/Treasurer (2011-2012), Board Member (2008 – 2010), Publicity Committee (2011), 8th Grade Awards 2004 – 2015) Chair 8th Grade Awards (2006, 2014, 2015), Interact Sponsor/Adviser – 2007 – 2013, Website Development Committee (2013), Website/Newsletter Support (2013 – 2016), UMSL Business Ethics Presenter (2009 – 2011, 2014), District 6060 Conference Ethics Presentation (2015), Jewelry Sale Fundraiser (2014, 2015)
Other Rotary Activities: Paul Harris Fellow, Golf League (2006 – 2016 – Officer 2007 – 2016), Rotary Bowling League (2006 -2016), Old Newsboys Day (several years), GSA Paint Project Leader (2009, 2011), Channel 9 Pledge Drive Leader (2003), Club 11 Youth Exchange Officer (2008 – 2016), Habitat for Humanity District Project (2002), Membership Development Committee (2003 – 2006, Chair 2004-05), St.Patrick’s Day Parade
Average Meeting Attendance last 3 yrs: 79%
Participation on committees & boards: Board of Directors – Vice Presdent/Secretary (2011) (2015), Sgt At Arms (2010), Golf Tournament Committee (2009-2016), Chairman Golf Tournament Committee (2016), Publicity Committee (2014), Membership Committee (2010-2012), Publicity Committee (2014 – 1016)
Other Rotary Activities: Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Bowling League VP/Secretary (2023-2016), Rotary Golf League (2004-2014), Lift for Life Volunteer (2014 – 2015), Old Newsboys Day (2015)
Friendship is the foundation upon which Rotary was built. It was Paul Harris’ hope to recapture, in a professional club, the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. From this simple beginning the Object of Rotary was created which encourages the development of acquaintances as an opportunity to serve. Today, however, in this hectic fast paced life we lead, less emphasis is placed on the care for each other, or the needs of our families. It is my belief that Rotary should not compete with family, but rather, family should be a part of Rotary. By this I mean more than including families in Rotary’s social outings. We need to include families in the work of Rotary as well. Including families in our clubs service and fund raising activities allows younger members to spend time with their spouse and children creating family time while at the same time making Rotary projects more enjoyable and successful. Our Scouting for Food service project on November 21st was a great example of this concept. Rotarians Ralph Decker, Ed Harris, and Matt Marschkle brought their spouses to help and Rotarian Richard Warriner brought his son William. Not only did this expand the help available for the project, but also provided the opportunity to share in the great work Rotary does for the Community. As our Club members begin to realize they no longer have to make a choice between family and Rotary, they are much more likely to become involved in Rotary projects and become educated, motivated and productive. These opportunities occur several times per year, so consider including your family members for our next service project.
It seems appropriate that the RI Board of Directors have declared December as “Family Month” in recognition of Past RI President Jonathan Majiyagbe’s “Family of Rotary initiative. The Holidays are a time for family. Rotarians share the bonds of an extended family, supporting each other through times of joy and and sadness. As Rotary Clubs this Holiday season extend their hand to those less fortunate and in need, I am reminded of one of my families favorite holiday songs which contains the phase, “it’s not the things you do at Christmas time, it’s the Christmas things you do all year through”. Truly Rotary Clubs and Rotarians world wide embody the spirit of this song. For Rotary brings hope to so many. It is in this ecumenical spirit that Rotary transcends the boundaries of race, creed or religion, and can bring about goodwill and peace throughout our world.
From my family to our Rotary Family, I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season.
The nominating commitee is please to report the following members have accepted nomination to run for Club Officers for the 2016 – 2017 Rotary year. Ballots will be mailed within the next two weeks for you consideration and vote. Completed ballots should be returned to the Club by January 13th with the results tabulated and announced on January 14th. Watch your mailbox for the ballot with further information.
With Denise moving on, the election process has proved more difficult this year. Please extend your personal thank you to the nominating committee for their efforts in establishing this years slate of officers.
Mary Jane Thompson
Candidates for Office – 2016-2017
Greetings Fellow Club 11 Members,
I am very pleased to let you know that the Rotary Club of St. Louis has hired a new, part-time Club Administrator! Maggie Lampe recently accepted the position and will be starting with us on December 1st.
Maggie was selected by our board appointed task force out of 33 candidates who submitted resumes for the position. Maggie comes to us with an extensive background of working with service oriented organizations. Maggie has spent the majority of her career in the non-profit industry in roles ranging from Outreach Specialist (Operation Safestreet) to Fundraising Campaign Representative (United Way of St. Louis) to Executive Director (Grand Oak Hill Community Corporation). Most recently, Maggie has been the Business Administrator for KDHX Community Radio here in St. Louis. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
Maggie and her husband Tom are St. Louis natives and along with daughter Violet, live in the Dutchtown area of St. Louis City. During the interview process for Club Administrator, Maggie said that “After more than 15 years in the industry, I found my true passion is in organizational capacity building and providing professional support to community driven efforts. I enjoy the responsibility of providing services such as volunteer coordination, accounting, donor data management and community outreach so that other individuals involved can spend more time focused fulfilling the organization’s mission.”
Our Board of Directors, along with our hiring Task Force are thrilled to have Maggie begin her role with us on December 1st. We will welcome her to her first club meeting on Thursday, December 3rd. Please join us in welcoming her then and of course, let me or one of our Task Force members know if you have any questions.
Our hiring Task Force members are Cris Connor, Michelle Fassler, Marcia Barber, Rick Tinucci and Jeromy Fritz. Please join me in wholeheartedly thanking them for serving in this capacity and for working so hard for the good of the club. Thank you all!
And, Welcome to Club 11, Maggie Lampe!
Sincerely, Mary Jane
I wanted to update you on our Board Task Force’s progress in the search for a new, part-time Club Adminstrator. Task Force members are Cris Conner, Michelle Fassler, Jeromy Fritz, Marcia Barber and Rick Tinucci. They have kept me aware and informed throughout the process, and I am very grateful for their diligence and hard work to find the right person for Club 11.
To date, the Search Committee (Task Force) has received 33 resumes for the position of Club Administrator. Phone screenings were conducted with the majority of these submittals, and these resulted in a list of 4 candidates who meet our experience and background requirements.
Personal interviews will begin next week with each of these candidates meeting with a team of two members of the Task Force. Second interviews will follow, and a final recommendation is expected to be made to the Board of Directors soon after interview completion. Our hope is that the position be filled by December 1, 2015.
Please feel free to reach out to a Task Force member or myself if you have any questions on the process or need further information.
Thank you and have a good week! ~Mary Jane
I have been Rotarian in 5 different clubs for over 30 years. I have made life long friends, helped the fight to cure Polio, helped local charities, funded eye surgery s and water wells for people in India and Africa, made many business contacts and in the process had a ton of fun. Finest organization I have ever belonged to.
33 years ago, one of the board members of the company I headed asked me to go to a Rotary meeting. I went, was impressed, and joined. Through the years, I have learned about and participated in many wonderful Rotary projects. As a large club, St. Louis Rotary attracts wonderful speakers and has multiple ways to participate both in sports and social events. A large percentage of my friends are also in the Rotary club.
While I had been doing volunteer work over the years, I was looking for a large organization that gave back to the community in a significant way. I learned more about Rotary and found that it not only gave back to the community, but to the world…very inspiring…not to mention the great people!
I joined the St. Louis Club in 1984 after relocating my family to St. Louis. A mentor suggested that belonging to a Rotary Club would be the quickest way to become a part of our new community. That is why I joined Rotary. I became a Rotarian several years later when I realized that through the bonds of fellowship, Rotarians, with a heart for service, could change the world. We put service above ourselves to help those less fortunate. And through that act we experience the greatness of …
Joining Rotary Club 11 has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The 4 Way Test, in reality a business code of ethics, is what most sold me in becoming a Rotarian in 1988. There is not an organization in the world whose members share a belief of service above self in the highest of ethical standards. My best friends are Rotarians.…