Board Minutes

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OFFICIAL MINUTES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

1. The Garden Ridge Lions Club Board Meeting was held in the Lions Den on April 18, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

The following members were present:
President John Mitzel Program Director Mark Frye
1st Vice President Mark DuBois Lion Tamer Larry Smedley
2nd Vice President Bill Swint 1 Yr Director Dave Heier
3rd Vice President Ray Pitzen 1 Yr Director Larry Thompson
Secretary Jim Newbold 2 Yr Director John McCaw Lion Hunter Bill Foote

Secretary
Minutes: The minutes of the March 21, 2018 Lions Club Board meeting were read; a motion was made by Mark Frye, 2nd and approved to accept the minutes.
Treasurer
The Treasurer’s Admin Report: The Admin account financial report and previous month’s financials were not available, a motion was made by Mark Frye, 2nd and approved to defer the financials until next month.
Communications
• None.
Officer Committee Reports
Membership: Received a new member application from George Chambers, sponsored by Jim Morgan. A motion was made by Larry Smedley; the motion was seconded and approved. He will be inducted at next week’s meeting.
Old Business
• Meeting Location: A brief was discussed (attached) on current and proposed cost comparisons and Pros/Cons of The Club at Garden Ridge vs The Garden Ridge Community Center. A motion was made by Mark Frye, 2nd and approved to present this brief to the general membership for vote at the April 25th meeting. In this motion is a recommendation to approve and to give The Club At Garden Ridge a 30 day notice if approved by the general membership.
• 2-S3 District Conference: The conference is scheduled for May 5, 2018; the following Lions will attend: John Mitzel, Jim Newbold, Pam Pitzen, Ray Pitzen, Mark DuBois, Dave Heier, Bill Swint, and John McCaw.
New Business
• Road Clean-up: Our next road clean-up will be Saturday, June 30th.

Adjourn: John Mitzel, President, adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Jim Newbold, Secretary, Garden Ridge Lions Club

2. A meeting of the Garden Ridge Lions Charities, Inc. was convened with the same officers as indicated above:

Secretary
Minutes: The minutes of the March 21, 2018 Lions Charities, Inc. Board meeting were read; a motion was made by Larry Thompson, 2nd and approved to accept the minutes.
Treasurer
The Treasurer’s Charities Report: The Charities account financial report and previous month’s financials were not available, a motion was made by Mark Frye, 2nd and approved to defer the financials until next month.
Communications
• Resources for Women: We received an RSVP request for their Annual Fundraising Dinner, Thursday, May 10, 2018.
Old Business
• Super Raffle Prize: Our request to Southwest Airlines was denied. Other alternatives are being researched.
• Charitable Options: Discussed possible new charitable giving options.
o Butterfly Garden Arbor and Bench: This would be a Comal County Master Gardener’s Project. A motion was made by Ray Pitzen, 2nd and approved to donate $1,000 towards an arbor and bench for this project. Jim Newbold will work on a Centennial Legacy plaque for this project.
o Elementary School Project: A motion was made by Dave Heier, 2nd and approved to donate $100 to each classroom teacher (approximately 30) at Garden Ridge Elementary School to purchase supplies for the 2018-2019 school year. John Mitzel and Bill Swint will work with GRES on project implementation.
New Business
• Haiti: Mark DuBois, PDG Shirley Dillman and a Lion out of Canada will be going to Haiti the third week in July to set up a Lions vision program.
• Casino Night: Doris Dollar Casino Night is scheduled for Friday, June 29th.

Adjourn: John Mitzel, President, adjourned the meeting at 8:05 p.m.

Jim Newbold, Secretary, Garden Ridge Lions Club Charities, Inc.