Week of Dec. 30, 2019

Prayer: Staci Ackerson
Quote of the Week: 
Guests: None
Secretary's Report: 21 members present
Treasurer's Report:   None
Honors and Illnesses:  
  • Congratulations to Ron James and Linda Klemesrud on their engagement!
  • Congratulations to Randy Heitz on his retirement after 30 years with Farm Bureau!
  • Congratulations to the Cathy Rottinghaus and family, her daughter is expecting a baby in 2020.
  • FCMC is proud to announce CCHS alum Meredith (Worrall) Lukens will be returning to Charles City to practice as a PA!
  • Julie Versluis had surgery on December 26 and is at home recovering.
  • Staci has a friend whose young daughter is battling Autoimmune Necrotizing Myopathy brought on from Influenza B which then caused Encephalitis of the brain. Prayers for this young girl and family are appreciated.

  • The Club received a grant from the Floyd County Community Foundation for the child safety kit project. Stay tuned for more on this project.
  • A membership application has been made by Matt Bradley. Matt is employed as marketing manager at Frist Security Bank & Trust.

Fun & Frolic:  Linda led us in a fun dice game to roll a snowman.

Program: This week's program was a Club Assembly to bring everyone up to date on current club business and projects:
  • Budget - The Board has had to make decisions to cover the costs of weekly meetings. Over time, the costs of meals and rental of the Elks Lodge have increased. The $9 per week that has been charged for meals is not covering the costs for the meal and rental fees. That has left the Club to cover the shortfall. In order to keep fundraising for projects, the following changes are coming:

    Club Admin Fee - Starting this quarter, members will be billed a $25 per quarter admin fee that will cover the costs of the facility rental.

    During the Assembly, a discussion was held on possible alternate locations to save money. The Club explored numerous alternative sites about 5 years ago, and it was determined that Elks was the best fit for meeting logistics and size.  Possible new locations since that time could be the Veterans Room at FCMC or Hot Shots. The Board will have further discussion on these options.

    Meal Rate - Starting on the April billing, meals will be increasing to $10 per week. This covers the actual per meal charge from the catering service. Members can use the meal opt-out option if they would prefer not to pay for meals and reduce their costs.
  • Soup Supper - Jan. 18 - This year's event will feature homemade chili and a variety of premade soups along with slider sandwiches. A member has once again donated pies. A grant from Thrivent will help cover the costs of site rental, paper products, and supplies. The committee is finalizing ticket details and will be asking members to sell tickets ASAP. Volunteer assignments are also in process.
  • Radio Auction - Feb. 1 - It's one month to auction day! Keep the items coming into Circle K. Tammy and Veronica will kick-off marketing this week. For items to be featured on the soup supper placemats, we will need the no later than January 10.
January 30 Assignments 
* Reminder: If you are not able to attend, please find someone to fill in for your assignment. *
Next Week's Meal
Broasted Chicken, Au Gratin Potatoes, Spring Salad, Green Beans, Roll, and Cookies
Menu - January through June 2020

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Remember meals are billed a quarter ahead


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Jan 06, 2020 12:00 PM
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