ALL CLUB 11 ROTARY EVENTS AND MEETINGS REMAIN CANCELLED FOR NOW. 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 will get more information via email.
The plan was for us to have our first in person meeting on June 4th. Now it appears in person meetings will not be allowed until July 1st. We will have a couple June virtual meetings to see if the interest is there as a club. If they seem to be of value and participation levels are high, we will have others until we are able to meet in person.
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 – President BOB is home. I received an email from Bob G last Wednesday. He sounded in great spirits but he understands that he has a long way to go. He also stated that 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 Mayor Jim Conway. Great vision and understanding from Past President Jim.
Past features have been on Katie LaMarsh, Wally Knoll, Beth Russell Bob Kocher, Mary Jane Thomsen, and Jack Windish/Matt Weiss.
Mayor Jim Conway will be up this coming week. 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 You Tube. Search for The Rotary Club of St. Louis Channel.
Thanks again to Doug Russell and Mike Mosella for the productions.
Board Meeting – the current board and next year’s board met virtually last Wednesday. Updates were given from the various committees and updates on the Club’s financial status. New business discussed:
Restart of meetings: see above
Virtual meetings: see above
Changing of the Guard: We will have a short “Changing of the Guard” ceremony at our June 25th Thursday meeting. The SHOW format of the change will happen at a later date.
Rotary International Convention: Since the Hawaii convention was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, the convention will be virtual so all Rotarians can attend. June 20-26. More to come.
Community Service Grants: originally scheduled to be distributed in early June, this has been postponed until sometime in August. Phil Hesley and his committee have the applications and will soon be deciding how much we will be able to distributed to each charity.
Committee Meetings – If you are on a committee, please check with your chair to see if there is anything new that needs sharing and see if you can help in any way. I will try soon to update everyone with information from some of the committees, so stay tuned.
“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