Board Meeting
January 6, 2007



Chairman Dave Wallach called meeting to order at 8:00 am.

In Attendance:
Bart & Shirley Carroll, Blanca and Phil Hinojosa, Larry Madick, Reid Allen, Dave Wallach, Roy Talley, Orlene and Stan Bowers, Division 10 Lt. Governor Robert Pierre, Lydia Soriano, Craig Wallace

Chairman Dave expressed how successful and smooth the float building was this year. Over 6000 volunteers worked on the floats. All were feed. Received only one complaint. Thanked everyone who took part. Special thank you to Division 10 Key Club Lt. Governor Dorothy Yen for her efforts in coordinating Key Club volunteers.

Kiwanis float won "National" Award for best representation of life in community. Nine of the floats Kiwanis worked on won awards.

Chairman Dave mentioned that we have a small and dedicated committee but we do need to expand and bring more folks into the mix.

All sixteen rider spots were filled with the last one coming in two weeks prior to the parade.

Dave passed around photos of Royal Court with Tournament of Roses President, Reid and Dave. Those wishing a copy of photos should contact Dave.

Dave singled out to Key Club members from Woodard Wilson High School Key club members for their work with clean up and trash details. The boys would arrive at 6:00 am and kept working till 11:00 pm everyday. As a think you, Dave suggested that committee award each with a $ 150 grant towards registration for Key Club Convention. Action was deferred to the Rose Float Kiwanis Club.

Dave reviewed fund raising activities to date. Currently transferred $ 35,000 to district for payment on next year's float with another $ 5, 000 being sent next week bring the total to date to $ 40,000. We are $ 10,000 short of paying for the float. It was pointed out that our funding raising activities are running behind schedule and there is a need to improve sells of Grand Drawing tickets.

Bill and Chris Lofthouse arrived to make presentation of next years float. Bill and Chris pointed out the fact that they have been experiencing major costs increases and will be needing to increase float budget by 10%. Chris present donations from Phoenix for $8,000 to the Kiwanis Cal Nev Ha Foundation Scholarship fund and $2,000 to the Rose Float club. Bill then presented three rendering of possible float designs for 2008. Committee voted to accept design #3 depicting a sailing ship for the 2008 Kiwanis Float.

The parade theme for 2008 that will be announced to the public on January 18 is "Passport to the World Celebrations". The committee selected "Serving
Children Worldwide" as the theme foe the Kiwanis float.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:45 am


Roy Talley
Acting Secretary

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