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Category: Microcredit | By SDR, 16-Apr-2017 | Viewed 120  Comments 0 | Source Wilf Wilkinson

RAGM Executive Committee Minutes


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RAGM Pres Enzo Martinelli

Meeting held

via Zoom - 28 Feb 2017

Chair:

President Enzo Martinelli

Attendees:

Larry Wright, Mike McCullough, Jim Louttit, Steve Rickard and Wilf Wilkinson

Absent:

Karen Somerville.

2)

Agenda Adopted

On a motion by Larry, seconded by Steve the agenda for the meeting was adopted.

3)

Minutes Adopted

On a motion by Larry, seconded by Mike the minutes for the meeting of Jan.24th. 2017 were adopted, after inserting the name of

Andy Gauvin

in item 10 D.

4)

Treasurer's Report

In the absence of Treasurer Karen, Jim Louttit advised that the Scotiabank account had a current balance of CDN.$1,472.08 and that the PayPal Account was US.$ 4,148.09. It was also reported that since the last meeting we had received one new five year Membership for $100.00 and seven one year at $25.00. A discussion took place concerning how best to recognize who are our current Members are and if dues have been paid. Currently it would seem that we have no one following up in this area, nor do we send notices to Members who's dues are coming due. Steve, explained that Andy Gauvin was willing to work on this situation and that his services could be obtained for $60.00 an hour. There was also a discussion re obtaining the paid up membership information from PayPal and if so how confidentiality could be guaranteed.

Steve offered to get more information about the PayPal account and Jim is to speak with Treasurer Karen. On a motion by Jim seconded by Steve the financial report was received.

5)

Atlanta Convention

Enzo advised that Booth space at the International Convention in Atlanta had been confirmed. Nick Frankle had also volunteered to be the Booth Coordinator which was received enthusiastically by all in attendance. Discussion occurred regarding the Annual Meeting took place and on a motion by Steve, seconded by Enzo it was agreed that it would take place immediately following the Workshop now confirmed for Tuesday June 13th at 4:00PM. A draft agenda would be prepared for our next meeting and the meeting would commence at 5:00 PM immediately following the Workshop. (A list of the proposed officers for the 2017/18 year was circulated). The principal nominees would include: President 2017/18 Larry Wright and President in the subsequent year (2018/19) Jim Louttit, President a year later (2019/20) Nick Frankle, & Treasurer next year (2017/18) Karen Somerville with Nick Frankle in the same year (2017/18) as Secretary.

President Enzo confirmed that he would not be able to attend the Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Steve reported that Marylin Fitzgerald was organizing a one hour workshop which would highlight microfinance projects that have recently been organized primarily in North America. (It was noted that unfortunately there would be an overlap of time between our Annual Meeting and the Paul Harris Society Reception that is scheduled to commence at 5:00PM in the CNN Atlanta Hotel which is very close to the site of our workshop.)

6)

Rotary Club of New York

President Enzo reported that there had been no further discussions regarding our participation in Rotary Club of New York's International Breakfast at the United Nations. It was pointed out that our logo is now displayed on their web-site.

7)

Nominating Report

Mike reported that the nominating committee would be putting forward the following names for election at the annual meeting: President (2017/18) Larry Wright, President Elect (2018/19) Jim Louttit and Nick Frankel (2019/20).

8)

Fund Raising

Currently there was nothing to report under this item.

9)

Communications

Jim explained that our communication's materials needed some renewal prior to the International Convention in Atlanta. He noted these items for particular consideration: 1) Brochure needed to be updated and offered in multi-languages; 2) Banners are needed; 3) Pictures should be updated, and 4) Business cards.

10)

Other Business

It was suggested that a conference call involving all Members of the Board be held. President Enzo said he would arrange for such a meeting early in the month of April.

11)

Next Meeting:

March 29th, 2017
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PRIP Wilf Wilkinson

Submitted by:

Wilf Wilkinson

- Wilfrid.Wilkinson@rotary.org

Agenda 29 Mar 2017

http://ragm.org/docs/Agenda-RAGMExecutive29.3.17.docx_273.pdf
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