Posted by Devon Taylor on Aug 01, 2019
This past week, our Satellite group got together on Thursday, August 1 at Capers. 
Members were welcomed.  Carmela Ruberto led the meeting.
  • John Smale, with the help of Jeanette Minaker and April Meeks, presented the concept of the fundraiser, 'Men Who Cook, Women Who Sizzle'
    • The event will run Saturday, November 2 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Avaya Cafeteria
    • Goal is to have 250 tickets sold; tickets will cost $35; tickets to be sold through the Belleville Chamber
    • 25 guests chefs, a mix of Rotarians, home cooks, and celebrity chefs who will cook different dishes; guests will receive a 1-4 oz serving
    • Committee members include John Smale, Jeanette Minaker, April Meeks, Wayne Dewe, Helen Walsh, Tara Lyons, Bob Clute, Cory Mackay, Peter Smith, and Drew Brown
    • John Smale will send an email with more information through ClubRunner
  • Anya-Deane Best and April Meeks gave an update on the fundraiser for Lincoln
    • Family is in need of financial help
    • Fundraiser event on September 27 at the Belleville Club
      • Event will include entertainment, food, silent auction
    • More information to come
  • Tim McKinney presented a fundraiser idea; he was inspired by an art event in Kingston
    • Art could be donated by the artist; could be original art or a donation from a personal collection
    • Every guest would leave with a piece of art
    • Wine and cheese style event
    • Looking for those interested in joining the committee. Contact Tim.
  • Stephanie Carlesimo shared the idea of bundling sponsorship opportunities for several Rotary events so to avoid targeting the same businesses for every event
    • To discuss at future events
  • Collin Meyers gave a quick thank you on behalf of RLK
    • Thanks to everyone who golfed, volunteered, etc.
    • No final numbers yet but looking like $100,000 was raised!
    • Congratulations to all involved!
  • Joint membership golf event will replace the regular Thursday meeting on Thursday, September 12. John Smale will provide more information at the meeting on August 15 at Capers.
  • A trip to Camp Merrywood on August 15 however, there will still be a meeting at Capers on Aug 15 for those that are not going to Merrywood.
    • Anya will be the Chair. Please send any agenda items to her.
  • In order to plan appropriately all members are reminded to please respond to the event invitation and register your participation in advance. Thank you.