M I N U T E S
Morehead Optimist Club, Inc.
Edward Jones Offices
August 19, 2019
Present: Saundra Newton Randy Stacy Ron Fiel James Fluty Bill Redwine
Wes Holland Tony Cooper Robert Meadows Mike Mackin Jennifer Black
· July 15th, 2019 minutes.
Motion to approve as read by Bob Meadows, seconded by Jim Fluty. Vote was unanimous.
· Correspondence. Children’s Advocacy Center for $1,500 donation. John
Hopkin’s Pediatric Oncology & OI partnership for childhood cancer https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kidscancer, Sheriff’s Ranch donation (James Damron), brochure & donation. Certificates of Attendance President Redwine and Director Cooper for 100th Anniversary in Louisville, KY.
· Financial Report. Copy enclosed with Endowment update provided.
Motion to accept financial report as read by Tony Cooper, seconded by Wes Holland, vote was unanimous.
· Old Business.
- District Convention. Highlights from President Redwine from Rough River State
Energy session. Purpose, membership, recognition, special projects; example
of electric pencil sharpeners for all grade school kids in Optimist District-Atlanta.
Video presentation by OI President: Adrian Elcock.
John Maxey on Oratorical contest. Getting one of our district winners to
national/international convention: $22,000.00 to winner.
Governor-Elect: Bill Redwine will serve from October 2019-September 2020.
Frankfort Club departure from District, reasons provided to District group for
adoption and to be further reviewed/adopted by Optimist International Headquarters. District members rejected proposal 35-5.
-Children’s Advocacy Challenge to Facebook readers on matching Morehead
Optimist Club’s $1,500.00 donation. No feedback available at time of meeting.
-Cave Run Symphony Orchestra (CRSO) Challenge proposed by Morehead
\Optimist Club. CRSO President Ewell Scott made $100 donation and asked President Redwine to reach out to other charitable organizations to meet the $1,600 challenge. To date, no one has responded other than Dr. Scott.
-Webpage. www.moreheadoptimist.com. Excellent presentation and update of
MOC webpage presented. Facebook/YouTube links. Tony Cooper will be point of contact for bingo groups. Founder’s application and funding application. Schedule of events other features. Web hosting sponsored by OI is $350 per year….well done Mr. President!
-Arts and Eats Festival (Sep 21, 19). Tony/Bill attended preparation meeting. Setup 8 am, event 11-4. 50/50 split of proceeds. All proceeds raised by MOC will be donated to Childhood Cancer Program sponsored through OI.
· New Business
-Rental of Bingo facility to groups. After discussion it was agreed that MOC would continue to offer facility for rent. Schedule of oversight should be board members’ responsibilities (on-call schedule). Jim made motion to rent facility out at $75 for a four-hour period, seconded by Ron Fiel. Vote was unanimous.
-Concessions. Ricbarwine will continue concessions and will draft “no
cost” contract between MOC/Ricbarwine. Motion to accept drafting of proposal by Ricbarwine made by Randy Stacy, seconded by Jim Fluty. Vote was unanimous with one abstention.
-Donation Request-Cave Run Story Telling Festival. Previous sponsorship was two $500 donations. After discussion it was motion was made by Tony Cooper to sponsor two $500 donations, seconded by Ron Fiel. Vote was unanimous with one abstention.
-New Membership Application: Kim Barker-Tabor. Motion to accept membership application made by Tony Cooper, seconded by Randy Stacy. Vote was unanimous.
-Radio advertising buy for Annual renewal of $1,200 PLUS $400 special programming for interviews/radio spots with MOC members. Motion to fund advertising dollars made by Tony Cooper, seconded by Jim Fluty. Vote was unanimous.
-Bob Meadows has agreed to sponsor Bachi balls for Methodist Church, POC at
Church is Connie Richardson.
-Junior Optimists. Saundra asked for mentors/leadership to get Junior Optimist program running. Names: Randa Gilliam, Kayla Stafford, Cindy Rhodes, Brad McKinney, Charlie Graham.
-Golf Outing, 8/24/19. MOC has sponsored two teams. Scramble 9-12 Rowan County Christmas.
-Play Clocks at RCSHS Football field (est $5,600). No motions/discussion.
-Tourniquets for Middle School. Need 20 additional (est $600). Mr. Cooper will bring proposal at next board meeting
· Motion to adjourn by Ron Fiel at 7:43 pm.