President Elect’s Telegram
ALL CLUB 11 ROTARY EVENTS AND MEETINGS REMAIN CANCELLED FOR NOW BUT WE ARE GETTING CLOSE TO REOPENING. THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF NOTICE FOR WHEN WE WILL RESUME ACTIVITIES
SOME ZOOM MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE COMING WEEKS
Keep a lookout for our VIRTUAL Rotary Meeting planned for Thursday May 28th. The program will be an educational meeting on How to use ZOOM effectively. Brian Elliot will give the ZOOM presentation on ZOOM. Stay tuned. You should have received an invitation from Joan via email. If not, please contact the Rotary office.
The updated plan is to have Thursday Zoom meetings on June 4th and June 18th. These will be speakers from our club that will be giving the program. There will be no meetings on June 11th or June 25th.
In July since July 2nd was previously cancelled it will remain so cancelled. Our hope is the have installation of officers on July 16th and hopefully can have this live at the MAC.
Our program committee led by Beth Russell have done a great job at shuffling programs in these very uncertain times.
PLEASE WORK AT BEING HEALTHY DURING THESE TRYING TIMES
Please be assured that your Board of Directors for our club is taking measures and making decisions that will make keeping everyone’s health the top priority. Always remember as we come out of this all of our meetings and activities will be optional and each individual should make decisions that are best for YOU.
We are all dealing with an unprecedented situation with COVID-19. Hopefully we will get through this in short order and be able to get back to our “normal” lives again. When we get through this, hopefully we will realize how important our FREEDOM is and we can work harder on treating each other kindly every day.
UPDATE – The have been no recent updates on the Status of President Bob.
He is home. We have kept contact with his wife on a regular basis and she continues to tell us how much he also appreciates all the concerns and the strength of the Rotary prayers and cards and good wishes. We should continue to pray for Bob’s recovery as he still has a long road ahead with lots of help from home health care nurses.
MAKES ME PROUD TO BE A PART OF SUCH AN OUTSTANDING GROUP – THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. LOUIS
Our Throwback Thursdays seem to be catching momentum. This week we had the wonderful video featuring Bob Sherrill. Another great insight to a long time Rotarian.
Past features have been on Katie LaMarsh, Wally Knoll, Beth Russell Bob Kocher, Mary Jane Thomsen, Jack Windish/Matt Weiss and Jim Conway. . Be sure to watch.
If you haven’t seen it make sure to check it out on various social media sites. One place you can see all of them is on YouTube. Search for The Rotary Club of St. Louis Channel.
Thanks again to Doug Russell and Mike Mosella for the productions.
The Rotarian Magazine, highlights:
- A quote from International President Mark Daniel Maloney – “
While this crisis is serious, we know that this challenge is a temporary state. We will get through this by working together and by taking care of each other – just what Rotary members do.”
- The Rotarian is digital now. Your can take the Rotarian with you at
- There is a good article on etiquette by Sheila Armstrong, we can all use a refresher on this in this no contact world
- Results from the photo contest which received more than 600 entries from 56 countries. Phenomenal
Keep connected with Rotary by reading one article a week from the Rotarian Magazine.
I heard a quote from a 19th century author and poet the other day that hit home.
“What we do for ourselves dies with us, What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal” Albert Pike
“Call a Rotarian” – President Bob kicked off this program on April 7th. Let’s see if we can keep this going in support of Bob. I think this is a good gesture and will help keep us connected. And you will feel good just to make a “personal” connection.
Finally, if you have questions, concerns, or ideas regarding Club 11 and the “Stay-at-Home” orders,
feel free to share.
My e-mail is:
President Elect Kent Steinbrueck