The meeting was called to order at 7:30 a.m. Present were Mike, Carl, Matt, Duane, Scott, Ryan, and Trista.

Upcoming Dates:

July 23rd - Fellowship Breakfast at Brunch Cafe

July 30th - Annette Jahnell, "My Year of Beds"

August 1st thru 3rd - Noon Club's Blues Brews & BBQs

August 4th - Cruise Night (still seeking volunteers)

August 6th - Vera Mayer, District 6440 Youth Exchange Coordinator

August 11th - Oktoberfest Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. at VFW

August 13th - Dr. David Shinherr, Centegra Back & Spine Center + Board Meeting


Mike reported that we have four sponsors thus far. A few members are in discussions with other companies regarding additional sponsorships, so keep finding new ones.

Keep selling raffle tickets.

The Chamber is still looking for parade help this Sunday, July 20th. If you can volunteer, meet at Main Street Station at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Shawn has officially resigned his membership.

Carl reported that the McHenry Community Fellowship Breakfast will be a free event with limited availability (tickets will be distributed) on Wednesday, 11/26, from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at the McHenry High School West Campus cafeteria. Since this event conflicts with our usual fourth-Wednesday fellowship breakfast at Brunch Cafe, we will relocate that month to this event instead.

Carl also reported that the book drive will still occur later this year. Carl has been thinking about the idea of an annual literacy award through which one or more classroom teachers would be rewarded for their unique literacy efforts with a library purchased for their class. Scott recommended we reach out to Follett as a possible sponsor for this reward.

Matt provided an Oktoberfest update. We currently have seven beer vendors with the intention to secure up to twelve vendors. We have three bands that will donate their services in lieu of tasting mugs. The VFW is secured as both the venue and the food provider. Mike found a mug that will work on which our logo can be printed. We will find inexpensive lanyards to affix to each mug. Mark will get an estimate on 50 T-shirts through a supplier he knows. Tickets sold will be limited to 300. Advertising for the event will begin in September. Businesses who would like to sponsor our club for the year and wish to be featured on advertising for this event must have their sponsorship payment submitted to the club by early August at the latest.

If Route 120 construction is still in full swing by October 29th, our annual adopt-a-highway clean-up will cover from Green Street east over the bridge only.

We should start taking pictures of the club president with our program presenters to submit to the Northwest Herald as news items.

The marble game rolled over.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.