Jack Czarnecki (2010-2011)
In spite of the shaky start, Jack’s presidency ended up being quite successful. One of the biggest successes was moving the annual auction from the armory to the Allison. The auction had brought in 20-30 thousand dollars in previous years but when the location was moved to the Allison, the Club raised about 125,000 dollars.
Jack was also involved with the dental and medical trips to Guatemala. He really stressed the importance of service and compassion. Trips like the many made to Guatemala and other projects give people the tools to serve and be compassionate.
Grant Gerke (2011-2012)
Sheryl Kelsh (2012-2013)
Geoff Gilmore (2013-2014)
Thankfully his presidency went much more smoothly than his trip to the international convention. Some of his goals for the year included making operational improvements such as setting up a budgeting process and simplifying fundraising; improving membership, reviewing the club’s ethical standards and carrying out joint projects with the morning club.
One unfortunate event of Geoff’s presidency was the loss of Joan Austin, wife of past president Ken Austin and co-owner of A-dec. To honor her, the club had an heirloom rose developed and named in her honor.
Jeff Lane (2014-2015)
Attendance greatly improved while he was president. For 11 months out of the year, the club beat the previous year’s attendance records. This increase may have been caused by the shortened time of the lunch meetings. Instead of running for an hour and fifteen minutes to an hour and a half, Wednesday lunches were shortened to just an hour. People could come early or stay late but this made it easier for people who did not have that option to attend. Jeff also changed how attendance was monitored. A participation tracking spreadsheet was developed so people could track their hours involved with the club outside of lunch meetings. This spreadsheet also served as a nice reminder of what activities were available for members to participate in.
Another improvement came to the budget. The club had been keeping track of income and expenditures but not in a way that made them easy to compare. The reorganized budget lined these two figures up so it was easier to see what was being spent compared to what was being earned.
To be more inviting to visitors, the club eliminated the fee for guest lunches. The fees for member lunches brought in enough money to cover those of guests too. Overall this helped the club feel more welcoming toward guests and encouraged Rotarians to bring them along.
Jim McMaster (2015-2016)
Other accomplishments of the year included a fireside meeting and the 42,000 dollars which were given out as scholarships to high school students.