CLUB BOARDS & COMMITTEES

Here are our current club committees for the year of 2017-18.

Putnam County Rotary has a total of 14 Club Committees all geared towards making our club an active and fun program for all involved! Learn more about the club committees below, including what members are on the committees, what the responsibilities are of that committee and who the current chair is. If you are a current active member and want to join one of these committees, please contact the club president for details! To download a PDF with Committee and Board details, please do so here.

Consists of President, President Elect, President Nominee, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five members at large. View the current Board of Directors Here.

The Board has oversight of the following committees; Finance Committee, all Fund Raiser Committees, Scholarship Committee, Service Projects Committee, Program and any other “special’ committees.

The administrative functions are as following:

  • Fulfilling all district and RI administrative requirements
  • Tracking and reporting attendance
  • Making all members aware of current Rotary information by promoting
    • Club bulletin or Web Site
    • The Rotarian or Rotary regional magazine
    • District Governor’s monthly letter
    • District Web site
  • Promoting fellowship among club members
  • Organizing programs for regular weekly and special meetings, including club assemblies
  • Develop and Maintain a Strategic and tactical plan.

Consists of President, President Elect, President Nominee, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In emergency situations acts on behalf of the full Board.

This committee is to develop and carry out plans to support the Rotary Foundation through financial contributions and club participation in Foundation programs. Also, it is charged with the responsibility to at least semi-annually provide a program to the club’s members for continued education, progress, accomplishments of the Rotary Foundation and to motivate members to become more involved in supporting the Foundation personally and through the club. They are also responsible for writing and monitoring both District and International Foundation grants when requested by the Club Board.


ROTARY FOUNDATION COMMITTEE CHAIR: Don Broyles

ROTARY FOUNDATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Sam Sentelle and Tom Midkiff

The purpose of this committee is to encourage education in the club about Rotary, Rotary resources online, and help hold the meetings in regards to Rotary Education of club members.


POLIO PLUS COMMITTEE CHAIR: Ellis Conley

POLIO PLUS COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Cyndee Adkins and Tom Midkiff

This committee is responsible for all club fund raising activities, such as; the Golf Tournament, Poinsettia sale, Annual Cash Raffle, pancake breakfast, blood drive, and others.


FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE CHAIR: Jarrod Dean

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEMBERS: All current active club members are on this committee.

Public relations is essential to Rotary’s future. It informs the community that Rotary is a credible organization that meets real needs. It serves as a motivation to members to be more active in their club and district. The committee is to develop and execute a plan to provide the public with information about Rotary and promote our club’s service projects and activities using various medias to accomplish this goal.


PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR: Sam Sentelle

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Dave Gilpin, Kelli Dailey, Wanda Robertson, Cynthia Farley, Cyndee Adkins

To be effective, a Rotary club needs members. Our club’s ability to serve the community, support the Rotary Foundation, and develop leaders capable of serving beyond the club level is directly related to the strength and size of our club’s membership base. This committee is charged with the responsibility to develop an action plan for recruitment and retention of members with the mind set of “Service Above Self.” Also, they are responsible for promoting club and district membership education and training for all stages of membership, including: prospective membership education, providing new member orientation programs, continuing member education, surveying member satisfaction, and assist the District in expansion activities such as starting new clubs.


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR: Charles Nuckles, Jr.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Cyndee Adkins, Ashley Alford, Dave Gilpin and Steve Patrick

The purpose of this committee is to focus on recruiting younger members in the club and as well as supporting Interact Clubs in our high schools.


NEW GENERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR: Justin M. Williams

NEW GENERATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Cyndee Adkins

Plans and carries out at least three social events where family members are invited. Social events for the club are a fun way to get to know your club members and plan special events for them!


SOCIAL COMMITTEE CHAIR: Jarod Dean

SOCIAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Steve Patrick, Cyndee Adkins, John Young and Katie Thornhill

The purpose of this committee is to encourage education in the club about Rotary, Rotary resources online, and help hold the meetings in regards to Rotary Education of club members.


EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR: George Six

EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Cyndee Adkins, Robert Alexander, Bonnie M. Prisk and Kelli Dailey

The purpose of this committee is to develop personal leadership skills of club members thereby enhancing their professional life and developing future club leaders. They also encourage members to attend; Rotary Leadership Institute, district assemblies, seminars and conferences for the purpose of gaining more knowledge about Rotary and what is being accomplished in other clubs and around the world.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR: Tom Midkiff

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Cyndee Adkins and George Six

Weekly meetings are the core of Rotary Club activities. Weekly programs should provide club members with information and motivation to increase their participation in and enthusiasm for activities that serve the club, the community, and the world. The programs should “increase the level of awareness” of things that are happening locally and around the world. Good programs, fun, food and fellowship are the key ingredients to membership retention. This committee  is responsible for all weekly programs to provide club members with information and motivation to increase their participation in and enthusiasm for activities that serve the club, the community, and the world.  The chair of this committee will solicit monthly program coordinators from the membership who will then be responsible for finding pertinent speakers for that month’s weekly meetings.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR: Steve Patrick

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Katie Thornhill, Dave Gilpin, Jarrod Dean and Ellis Conley

Through a careful process of project selection, planning, and evaluation, our club can successfully carry out service projects that address such community needs by monetary contribution or “hands-on” contribution. Service Above Self.”This committee is responsible for finding ways to improve the quality of life in the local community and communities around the world. Learn more here! 

There are two sub-committees: Local Projects Sub-Committee & International Projects Sub-Committee


SERVICE PROJECTS COMMITTEE CHAIR: Cyndee Adkins

SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Local: Cyndee Adkins, Zackary Crede

International: Cyndee Adkins, Tom Midkiff

The club provides scholarships annually to local high school students and those receiving the scholarships are selected by this committee using predetermined qualifications. They also oversee scholarships for camp programs such as; Tri-County Y Camp High-Tor, the Salvation Army Camp Happy Valley and the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program. This committee is responsible in making the scholarship due date is scheduled, applications are requested and graded, and the scholarship winners are selected, notified and awarded in a timely manor.


SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR: Cyndee Adkins

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Robert Alexander, Bonnie M. Prisk, John Young and Cheryl Rust

This Committee is co-chaired by the Finance Committee Chair and the Treasurer. This committee has the responsibility for the club budget, monitoring expenditures, proper accounting, maintaining club dues and collection, sending per capita dues to Rl, ensuring our bylaws outline the process for disbursing funds, annual club financial review, monthly financial statements for board meetings and assists fund raiser chairs in their efforts, keeping an accurate account of funds raised for each event.


FINANCE COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR: George Six

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Justin M. Williams

One of the principles of Rotary is the respect and value of each Rotarian’s vocation. This committee will seek opportunities for Rotarians to represent their vocation in forums and presentations promoting the value of high ethical standards. It will also encourage Rotarians to share with others in the club how the 4 Way Test is relevant in their vocation. Learn more here!


VOCATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR: Don Broyles

VOCATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Cyndee Adkins