May 24 Notes

Held at Westover Library from 12pm to 1:30pm

Presiding: Pres Elizabeth Schindler   
Members present: Shawn Kelly, Karen Albert, Phil Traina, Edd Nolen, Anita Nolen, Pat Koepsel, Virginia McGee
Clubs represented: Arl Host Lions, Zonta, Kiwanis Club of Arl, Civitans

Club News: 
April/May
Kiwanis of S. Arl held a Auction and Social
Rotary Club of Arl held a Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction
Arl Host Lions held a White Cane Day Fundraiser at various locations
Zonta held a Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Women’s Club of Arl  held a Community Shred, Bake Sale and Lions provided Vision/Hearing Screening
Coming up:
Kiwanis of Arl Blueberry Sale:  10 lb box for only $31  (great price !  blueberries freeze well)  see attachment for ordering info
American Legion Aux Post 139 Breakfast on Sunday June 2nd from 9a to 11a.   Homemade creamed chipped beef, made to order eggs bacon, sausage, etc…GREAT BREAKFAST  for $8 adults at Legion on Washington Blvd.
Civitan Sale:  Saturday June 1st W-L parking lot.  Sales starts o’dark early Sat am.
(If your club has a fundraiser or service project coming up in June, pass it on to us so we can help promote it !)

Membership:
1– A big welcome to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 139–they have joined ISCC !!  Rumor has it that the American Legion Post 139 will soon be ready to sign up also.
2– Annual dues is trickling in — Karen Albert is soliciting contact updates and dues from our member clubs.
3–Pres Elizabeth has been visiting ISCC clubs in our effort to enthuse, enlighten and engage.   These visits have enhanced our ability to promote your club’s 
activities and spread the word about your fundraising efforts —   (I encourage you to get out there and do some cross-pollinating yourself !!!  I’ve learned so much  and am having fun in the process.)
4–Membership Chair Phil Traina to contact Salvation Army and Masons to encourage/invite to join.
5–Elizabeth to visit American Legion meeting in May and set to attend Women’s Club of Arl and Better Sports Banquet in June.
6–Karen still trying to update Links contact info — last letter was returned, new one sent out with another address.

Welcome Sign:
Better Sports and Optimists signs up.  Sign finished for now.  There is still space for clubs to add their sign; contact Elizabeth Schindler.

Treasurer’s Report:
Two clubs sent in their dues in April.  A check was cut and sent to Juan Sanchez for $200 to cover labor on Welcome sign.  Adequate funds available to support Leadership Arlington Youth program coming up.

Monthly ISCC Club Highlights in Sun Gazette:
After discussion, agreed to start monthly “highlights” first with History of ISCC with picture of refurbished Welcome Sign — hopefully to run in June.  Will follow with monthly installment of a service club “blurb” and picture.  We cued up Kiwanis for July — article already received from club, but need picture.  Zonta volunteered
for Aug.  Sept: OPEN   Oct:  Luncheon   Nov: Lions     We acknowledged that this is all dependent on space availability.

NOTE TO CLUBS:   PLEASE WRITE 2 PARAGRAPH ARTICLE WITH BRIEF HISTORY OF YOUR CLUB, FOCUS OF YOUR WORK AND MEETING DAYS, TIME AND LOCATION.  PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR AN UPCOMING EVENT/FUNDRAISER; YOU MAY SUBMIT THAT, AS USUAL, SEPARATELY.  PLEASE ALSO SUBMIT SEVERAL PICTURES — GAZETTE STAFF WILL CHOOSE BEST ONE —  TRY TO SEND A PICTURE THAT INCLUDES OLD/YOUNG, MALE/FEMALE —  TRYING TO APPEAL TO AS LARGE A DEMOGRAPHIC AS POSSIBLE, RIGHT?
Again, we are aiming to highlight one club per month; let me know if you have a preference, otherwise we will just assign a month.  You will be given 4 to 6 weeks lead time to send the article/picture to Elizabeth for first review.  Please prepare as copy-ready as possible.  Just let is know if your club would rather not participate.

Annual ISCC Luncheon:
Date:  Decided on Wed Nov 20, 2013
Venue:   Discussion —  Ft. Myer was a great spot but difficult to access.  Karen to price Army-Navy CC, Wash Golf and CC and K of C.
Speaker:  Discussion — Political?  Tom Davis?  Tim Kaine?  Katie Couric?  Got any ideas?  any connections?  Everybody put their thinking caps on.
Program:  We didn’t discuss this at the meeting but I will check with Shawn Kelly to see if the International Assoc of Fire Chiefs is willing to sponsor and print the programs again this year.
Door Prizes:  YES
50/50:  YES
Presentation of Colors:  Discussion — suggested that if American Legion decides to join ISCC to invite them to do Flag Ceremony.  Arlington Career Center
Cadet Corps has been doing.  No decision made.  Any feedback welcome.

Clarendon Day:
Date:  Sat Sept 28, 2013
Do we want to participate:  YES
Elizabeth presented a poster board of potential ideas to engage adults and children.
Discussion:  1- Tent:  Karen will find out price for space AND check with Main St. Bank to see if they could sponsor us/ our tent
2-Application — not submitted yet
3-Activities     Discussion —  Bean Bag Toss — Pat will find Board and Bags to check condition.  Prizes for kids from Oriental Trading
Spinning Wheel — Solicit Gift Certs and post on large board of SPONSORS.  Place 2 certs and 2 “Lunch with Service Club”  per spin.   $1-2 per spin suggested.  As prizes won, cross off of SPONSOR BOARD.. running visual of what prizes are left.
(I stopped into Earl’s Sandwiches after the meeting.  Owner Stephen Dugan donated our first Gift Cert for  Clarendon Day for $25 !!!   AND I had a superb Cuban Club.   Thank you, Earl’s  !! )
Brochure Rack — WE ARE FISHING FOR MEMBERS AFTER ALL !!!  Each club will be encouraged to contribute
info about their club.  I called Mr. Karinshak and he will look for it.
Clipboard — “…I’d like more information about *** club”
Large Donation Bucket — Discussion:   Identify “to help support Leadership Arlington Youth Program.
Bell in Center of Tent — Ring it every time someone says, “I’d like more information about joining…”.
Discussed a couple of other ideas…will re-visit next meeting.
BODIES — WE NEED ‘EM, YOU GOT ‘EM  !!!  WE’RE PROBABLY TALKING AN 8 HOUR-ISH DAY INCLUDING SET UP, FUN TIME, TAKE DOWN.  ELIZABETH WILL BE STARTING A SCHEDULE IN AUGUST.  WE HAVE PLENTY OF CLUBS, PLENTY OF BODIES —–WE NEED TO HAVE A STAFF OF 4 TO RUN THE GAMES AND ATTEND TO ALL OF OUR NEW POTENTIAL MEMBERS !!!!           THINK:     2 HOUR SHIFT

Next meeting: June 28th at Westover Library Large Conference Room 12:00 to 1:30 ish
Speaker:  Will be trying to get a rep from our newest member Am Legion Aux to fill us in on their wide array of activities and projects.

Speaker time will be limited to 20 min since we have a lot of business in the hopper.

 

 

Please send a REP from your club….helps us, helps YOU !!!!

Meeting adjourned at 1:30

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