Volume 11                  Number 1
Coming Up
General Meeting: Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m. Social "hour" at 6:30 p.m. Columbia Country Club. Guest speaker: Kayla Zwonitzer, 13th Circuit Children's Division of MO.
"Foster Care"
Wear your best Hawaiian styles
Board Meeting: Tuesday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cosmo Building.
If you or if you know of someone/company that would like to sponsor the Walktoberfest, I will have forms available at the general meeting, as well as, emailed to you. We are still planning on Sunday, October 4th at 2 p.m. at the Lamb Shelter in Cosmo Park, however, there may be some changes. Stay tuned!
Vote August 4th
Board of Directors 2020-2021
Tim Echternach
Bill Tetro
Kay Brejcha
Vice President of Membership
Sara Echternach
Sargent at Arms
Elaine McCoy
Brett Benton
2 Year Term
Brian McNeill
Todd Shelmadine
1 Year Term
Bill Giddings
Aaron Zaner
Hawaiian Theme Dinner
August Birthdays
Deb Koepke - 6th
John Hubert - 24th
Leo Manson - 29th
General Meeting - July 2nd - Columbia Country Club
John Hubert, the outgoing President opened the eeting.  Opening prayer and blessing of our food was given by Jan Barry.
Opening Comments:  John Hubert reviewed the year and praised the club for the hard work and participation of the members.
Awards:  John Hubert presented awards for the past year.
Distinguished Service AwardElaine McCoy, Sara Echternach, Phyllis Erhart, and Kay Brejcha.                Community Service AwardPhyllis Erhart
Cosmo of the Year:  Bill Tetro
Patrick J. HodkinsJudy Weitkemper
The previous board was recognized, and John thanked them for their hard work.
Installation of officers:
International President, Judy Weitkemper installed the new officers for the 2020-2021 club year.
The new officers are as follows:
President – Tim Echternach,
V.P of Membership - Sara Echternach
Secretary – Kay Brejcha
Treasurer – Bill Tetro
Parliamentarian – Brett Benton
Two-year board member – Brian McNeill
Two-year board member – Todd Shelmadine
One-year board member – Bill Giddings
One-year board member – Aaron Zaner.
Presentation of the Gavel and President’s pen: John Hubert presented these to Tim Echternach
President’s speech:  Tim continued the theme of together we can and what we hope to do to move forward to help the community and to focus on diabetes.
Birthday’s: Birthday bags were presented to the July birthdays.
50/50:  Jamie Linder was the winner of $36.25
Misc. business: 
  1. Don’t forget to pick up a questionnaire that Tim developed to help us plan.  He needs our input.  Tim will also send this out by email.
  2. Please sign up for the committee you would like to be on.
  3. The next meeting will be August 6th.
  4. If you are interested in helping with the cart for Worldwide Mobility please let Tim know.
Delegates to the International Convention:
Tim Echternach, Elaine McCoy, Anita Hubert, Bill Tetro, and Sara Echternach.
(John Hubert and Larry Benton are delegates at large)
John Hubert will send the names into International.
The meeting was adjourned with the reciting of the pledge to the flag.
New Officers/Board of Directors for 2020-2021 were sworn in by International Cosmopolitan President, Judy Weitkemper.
Pictures of those who received awards handed out by 2019-2020 President, John Hubert
Board of Directors Meeting - July 28, 2020
The meeting was called to order at 5:30pm by club President Tim Echternach.  Board members in attendance were Kay Brejcha, Time Echternach, Bill Giddings, Elaine McCoy, Brian McNeil, Todd Shelmadine, Bill Tetro, and Aaron Zaner. 
Minutes: Corrections to previous minutes were corrected to read that Brett Benton was in attendance.  Also, Kay was to contact Maxine Powell about years of perfect attendance for two members after Brett noted a possible mistake on the list.
It was noted that during the pandemic that some items were voted on by email but not recorded.  The secretary will note these as they occur and add them as an addendum to the minutes.
Treasurer’s Report:  Bill Tetro, treasurer, gave a review of last years finances and a detailed treasurer’s report.  All but three checks have gone thru.  It was questioned if the checks had been received.  We will check with John Hubert to see if they were mailed.  Bill will be working on taxes.
Make Cosmopolitan Great Again:  Larry Benton gave an interesting and thorough report including history of the three clubs, the use of the building, and its potential if we make some major improvements.  This report is attached to the minutes.  Larry would like for each of the clubs to take this proposal under consideration.
Walktoberfest:  The Walktoberfest is set for October 4th at Lamb Shelter.  Music is lined up.  Tim has found a better deal on the T-shirts.  Tim will be on three radio stations starting early August promoting both the walk and the club.  Suggestions included:  due to the pandemic sponsorships will be down, we could not have the bounce house, we could not have face painting, and we do not know what the restrictions on social gatherings will be at that time.  We would need to provide hand sanitizer and use other precautions.  A discussion involved the possibility of providing donation button the web site for people to donate.  Elaine McCoy brought up the idea of a virtual walk.  Each walker would have their T-shirt mailed to them along information about the club and diabetes.  No motion was made on any of these items.
Sharing Cosmo:  Todd Shelmadine brought up the fact that we need to be on more social media and do more on Facebook and other media sites.  All agreed that this needed to be done. 
Report on International:  Following Judy’s “Together We Can” the new theme is “Together We Will”.  The next international meeting will be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the Hotel Garden Inn, July  22nd thru July 25th  2021. Tim Dollens was awarded Governor of the Year.
Correspondence:  We received a request from Great Circle asking for $500.00, no deadline was noted.
Bricks:  The exact location of the bricks is not known and they need to be located.  We also need to find out when another wall is being set up or the existing one added to.
501C:  Elaine McCoy brought up a 501C for the club.  Tim is looking into this.  It is felt that we would be able to receive more contributions if we had that designation.
Future fundraisers:  Aaron Zaner suggested using our kitchen more and maybe using it to have three more fundraisers.
National Diabetes Month and National Diabetes Day:  All clubs will do something in November. It was suggested we do something at the new diabetes center.  What all three clubs have done in the past has been poorly attended and we want to improve that.  We will be looking into advertising more for this month.
The meeting was adjourned  at 7:10pm.