Bob Garagiola, President St Louis Rotary 2019-202

President’s Corner

This week’s President’s Corner will bring you up-to-date on how Club 11 is having to deal with the city & county’s Stay-at-Home order.

I. The M.A.C. remains closed to meetings and events through April 23.  At that time, they have announced that they will re-open, subject to the 10 person limit until May 15.  All Rotary events remain cancelled for now.

II. The Board of Directors met by conference call on 3/25, discussing, among other items, Second Quarter (2Q) Dues & Fees.  The following arrangement was approved:

  • Credit for the two cancelled March meetings will be processed with the 2Q invoice
  • Subsequently, for meetings cancelled in April, credits will be issued approximately           5/1
  • When the Board meets in April, they will re-visit this procedure.

III.  Bowling (league, banquet,and Columbia trip vs. K.C.) has been postponed;   Golf league was been pushed back until, at least, June.  

IV. The annual St. Louis Rotary Club Golf Tournament is tentatively scheduled for May 20  —  the committee is working with the Forest Park Golf Course on alternate dates.

V.  The Program Committee is working to re-schedule speakers of cancelled programs.

VI. Community Service Committee is reviewing Grant applications (15 so far) and will be presenting their recommendations to the Board in April.

VII.  Look for another Rotary 5 in 5 next Thursday.  It may be an “oldie but goodie”.  There were 84 views of Katie LaMarsh’s interview as of Saturday morning.

Finally, I remind all members to call or e-mail other Rotarians for Goodwill and Friendship; such an act will be beneficial for all concerned.

President Bob