President Darrell Scott
 
This started out as another awesome year for our club.  But, in March 2020, the occurrence of the Covid-19 pandemic affected our fundraising and giving activities.  Due to Covid-19, all gatherings had to cease, causing all meetings to be changed to an online virtual format using Zoom. The Tour de Lincoln fundraiser and the Rotary Club Lincoln Wine Fest (both which produced significant fundraising in the past) had to be canceled (or deferred). Lincoln schools and businesses were shut down, significantly changing the needs of those in our community.  We formed a special committee on Covid-19 support that re-allocated previously approved funding to support our students and needy community residents in coping with Covid-19. 
 
On a positive note, we were notified that Rotary would be receiving a sizeable amount of cash and properties from the Robert Dart Trust.  Robert had been a member of Rotary from about 1955 to 2002 and passed in December 2019.  He was known by a few of the club long-term members but his bequest to the club was previously unknown.  
 
Officers/Committee Chairs
  • Secretary - Art Deardorff
  • Treasurer - Susan Elliott/Anna Dugan
  • Community Service Chair – Kimberly McCue
  • World Community Service Chair - Larry Whitaker
  • Vocational Service Chair - Truman Rich
  • Youth Service Chair - Kris Wyatt
  • Fundraising Chair - Karen Johnson
  • Membership Chair - Clark Osterhout
  • Public Relations Chair - Shanti Landon
  • Foundation President – John Quigley
  • Foundation Treasurer - Bryan Ludwig
 
Rotary Club of Lincoln 2019-2020 Accomplishments
 
Fundraisers - $19,781 net
  • Night at the Races
  • Taste of Italy
  • Tour de Lincoln (event delayed)
  • Disneyland Tickets
Other Income - $33,762
  • Sponsorships - $25,023         
  • Donations - $7,901                                  
  • Passthrough Income - $838
Covid-19 Community Support - $15,976
  • Salt Mine Food Closet
  • Student Internet Access
  • St. Vincent de Paul Family Services
  • Sierra College Foundation
  • Stand Up Placer
  • Downtown Lincoln Hand-Wash Stations
Community Service - $4,821
  • Lighthouse
  • Community Blood Drives
  • Salt Mine Food Distribution
  • Community Flag Pole
  • Planned Funding Re-allocated to Covid-19 Support
 
Awards:
In spite of Covid-19, our club received many District 5180 awards for our accomplishments. Some highlights included:
  • Our very own Joann Hilton was selected as Rotarian of the Year, an honor long overdue. 
  • Our Club received the Governor's Citation as a top performing club in District 5180.
  • We were awarded runner-up in the district large club category (more than 50 members).
  • Six gold medals were received for our Youth Services, Community Service, International Service, Membership, Marketing, and Vocational Service activities.
  • Two silver medals were received for our Foundation and Administration efforts.
  • We received a Survivors Award for making it through the year in spite of Covid.  There were some district clubs that did not!
  • We were recognized by Rotary International for our contributions to the End Polio Now program