M I N U T E S
Morehead Optimist Club, Inc.
Edward Jones Offices
October 14, 2019
Present: Randy Stacy Ron Fiel Bill Redwine Wes Holland Tony Cooper
Robert Meadows Saundra Newton Mike Mackin
· September 16th, 2019 minutes.
Motion to approve as read by Ron Fiel, seconded by Wes Holland. Vote was unanimous.
· Correspondence. 4H Camp, notes from kids. Gateway Children’s Advocacy
Center on sponsorship of IT support for safe/secure computers in support of children
· Financial Report. Copy enclosed with Endowment update provided.
Motion to accept financial report as read by Randy Stacy, seconded by Tony Cooper. Vote was unanimous.
· Old Business.
-“Shop with a Cop”. MOC is a Co-sponsor of this program. President Redwine
has designed an info brochure posted on Facebook and will be available on the Morehead Optimist Club website. All parties (Mayor/Chief, City Police/MOC President) in agreement and fund(s) migration will be handled by the Morehead Optimist Club. This project is open with $3,500 fundraising goal. Fundraising requests/ideas are being pursued by Morehead City Police Department. MOC has contributed $1,500 to this cause.
-Arts and Eats Festival. Event raised $319 for Childhood Cancer Campaign. Favorable comments from community and visibility of MOC participation. Director Cooper made motion to increase amount of donation to Childhood Cancer Campaign to $400. Motion seconded by Saundra Newton; vote was unanimous. Item closed.
-Cave Run Derby. Thanks to Director Cooper. Master Card for duplication ready and will be in operation soon. Kudos go out to Mr. Cooper for his follow-up! Item closed.
-Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program portfolio sponsorship for 2019. President Redwine was able to solidify a better price for this sponsorship. Total amount paid for sponsorship was less than $600. Item closed.
· New Business
-Department of Charitable Gaming (DCG) Report from 9-6-19. New DCG
Inspector: Kevin Pelfrey. No discrepancies noted during his visit.
-New Member Application: Melissa Davis. After discussion motion to approve new member made by Tony Cooper, seconded by Wes Holland. Vote was unanimous.
President Redwine and Director Meadows will follow-up on additional provisions for welcoming our new member.
· Other Business.
-Website overviews: MOC website went active on 8/1/19.
1,086 hits in August 2019
2,213 hits in September 2019
(avgs: 71 per day, 169 visitors)
-Lake Cumberland 1st Qtr. KY/WV meeting.
Speaker: OI International Vice President (Maryland). Theme: Grow the members (personal development). Club growth/member growth always welcomed, but let’s keep and develop our current leaders in each club.
Membership: 1998-1999, 130,000 2018-2019: 67,000
Dime-a-Day challenge. Small $36.50 unspecified donation to OI Foundation.
Veteran $100 donation/Junior Optimist Program(s).
District Oratorical Contest in Morehead (April 2020). President Redwine has secured the Performing Arts Center at the High School. Last year’s winner from Louisville was awarded over $20k in scholarship money.
Fundraising ideas. District tie-dye t-shirts. MOC will order from Beth Kerns, District fundraiser.
$25 registration fees for “all” district meetings in future.
Directory of KY-WV handed over to President-Elect KY-WV. President Redwine will be working on updated email list(s)/contacts.
Eulis Hayes recognized for donations from Ashland club.
-Special Events. Say “Boo” to Drugs, 31 Oct 19 at Laughlin. Candy bought.
-Another Bingo Event in Bath County? Club Startup ideas.
· Motion to adjourn by Robert Meadows at 7:02 pm.