Sussex Rotary Annual General Meeting 2020

It was a busy Monday, January 27th, 2020, for the Sussex Rotary Club, which had it's Annual General Meeting (AGM) with quorum attendance!

Chairing the event was current Club President Rhoda Wilson with a packed agenda.

Past President Lisa Brown then helped the Club to take a group photo of sorts to commemorate the event, and the meeting commenced with the welcome of members and a couple of special guests, Marley Monohan (daughter of Rotarian Tina Monohan) and exchange student Mimi Rosemeyer (guest of Rotarian Stephanie Bickford-Parent).

Sussex Rotary Financial Review

Committee Updates

Rotarian Jane Keith provided the Rotary Minute with details on Rotary Workplace Giving Programs, and several Committees provided updates: Bob Black and Jane Keith for the Rotary Trip Draw, Craig Long and Lou McNamara for Rotary Signage and Paula Fleming for International Fundraising.


Club Treasurer Zac Black reviewed the Club's financials for the team, drawing out several fiscal highlights. Robert Lockhart, Honorary Rotary Member and Secretary/Treasurer for the Rotary Club of Sussex Charitable Trust Inc, then provided an annual financial report for Charitable Trusts.

New Leadership

Rhoda moved the discussion to By-Laws, then through Board changes to the upcoming year, including the forthcoming installation of Angie Cummings as Club President for the 2020/2021 year and Jason Thorne as Club Vice President.

Incoming Directors for 2020/2021 also include Rotarians Rhonda Haynes, Paula Fleming, Christine Moffett, Cully Robinson and Tina Monahan.

Chase The Joker

Julie Matthews then called the ticket for Chase the Joker, and guest Marley Monahan (age 10) had the lucky number. Tina, Marley's mother, shared that this was Marley's very first Rotary meeting! Marley's ticket provided an opportunity to win ~$230, but she didn't choose the Joker. Maybe next time Marley!

Full House

Every seat was taken during the meeting. Pictured below (L-R), Honourary Member Robert Lockhart, Bob Black, Tina Monohan and guest daughter Marley Monohan (10), seated opposite Melissa Honour and Past President Bob Tremblett (blue), Vice President Jason Thorne, President-Elect Angie Cummings, Treasurer Zac Black, President Rhoda Wilson, Past President Lisa Brown, Sheri Shannon, Club Secretary Paula Fleming (corner), opposite Julie Matthews, Greg and Jane Keith, opposite Rhonda Haynes, Craig Long opposite Lou McNamara, Stephanie Bickford-Parent and guest Exchange Student Mimi Rosemeyer opposite Paul Kearley, and Alaina Lockhart opposite Sergeant-At-Arms Shelly Vail.

Sussex Rotary Club Annual General Meeting 2020