The Rutland Community Club met on Monday, July 9, 2012.
Members present: Paul Anderson, Bert Siemieniewski, Rebecca Christensen, Ione Pherson, Deborah Banish, Brad Christensen, Lori McLaen, Carolyn Christensen & Diane Smith.
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 by President Paul Anderson. Secretary’s minutes were read and approved. Debbie gave an abbreviated treasurer’s report since there has been little activity since we last met. She has sent out approximately 100 cookbooks due to orders received because of the article in the ND Living Magazine. They sell for $15.00 each, which covers shipping. There were a couple small bills from the lunch at the blood drive, but other than that, not much change in finances. Ione made a motion to approve the report, Carolyn seconded. Motion carried.
Lori gave a report on Uffda Day. The lefse schedule is set and supplies are in place. Bill Anderson is organizing the parade, Kathy is setting up the crafters, Dave Bladow is putting the car show together and music will be provided by either Earl Fust or Peder Gulleson, or, hopefully both.
The bagpipe group from Aberdeen are hired and will play during the parade and also later in the day. Deb has already been doing some advertising. The Firemen will hold a raffle again, but Lori wasn’t sure what else they have planned. She will talk to Jeanne Leinen about the kids games, and needs to check with either Rodney Erickson or Mark Weber about a building to have them in. Lori will contact Danene about setting up demonstrators, including asking Jill and Dick Johnson if they would like to bring their home made ice cream.
Paul said the wine tasting booth is a possibility again, and will be held on the porch of the Old Parsonage as weather permits.
Fun night was discussed, as was determined that it just was eliminated last year because of schedules and hall renovation. It will be looked into again for this year.
The 30th anniversary of the Rutland Burger will be celebrated on July 25th, a Wednesday, at the Hall inRutland. Supper will be provided by the RCC. A 20 min documentary from the centennial, highlighting the hamburger, will be shown, along with pictures and memorabilia brought by whoever has some. A storytelling session will follow. Diane Smith moved that the Community Club pay for the supper as an appreciation. Rebecca seconded. All approved. Motion carried.
The Rutland sign was reported on, stating that we were waiting for Bert to check with the City Council to see what their part of it needs to be, if any. The vinyl signs for the highway need to be ordered also, but the churches need to be contacted to see if they are interested in putting up a new sign and sharing in the cost.
The informational flyer that was to be sent out is being finished, behind deadline, to be sure. A more complete report will be given at the next meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:35.
Ione Pherson, Sec.