Bob Garagiola, President St Louis Rotary 2019-202

President’s Corner ~ June 04, 2020

President’s Corner CLUB 11 — I have said over and over that my favorite part of Rotary is its people.  As a new member my wife, Teddy, would ask me about the meetings I attended.  Who was the speaker?  What did you have for lunch?  Who did you sit with?  What else is happening in Rotary?  Before I answered these specific questions, I would simply say that these are the friendliest and nicest people you would ever want to meet.  It was true then and it’s still true today. My recent heart problems (triple by-pass & complications) has us humbled by Club 11’s response…

Bob Garagiola, President St Louis Rotary 2019-202

President’s Corner ~ April 16, 2020

President’s Corner   ALL CLUB 11 ROTARY EVENTS AND MEETINGS REMAIN CANCELLED FOR NOW.   ·  SOCIAL DISTANCING !! · WASH YOUR HANDS!! ·  MASKS !! ·  SELF QUARANTINE !! · SANITIZER!! ·  NEW NORMAL !! · STAY-AT-HOME ORDER !! ·  ……..AAAARGH !!    ….had toget that out of my system.       Last week I was ableto give out some good Rotary news.  How about some more….!   Long-time member, DonLochmoeller, (a Club 11 Rotarian since 1979) was recently featured on KMOV andthe CBS Morning News as he was released from the hospital recovering fromCovid-19.  AttaBoy, Don!!  …

Bob Garagiola, President St Louis Rotary 2019-202

President’s Corner ~April 09, 2020

President’s Corner PRESIDENT’S CORNER   ALL CLUB 11 ROTARY EVENTS AND MEETINGS REMAINED CANCELLED FOR NOW!     How about some good Rotary news?   We have a new Rotary application going through the review and approval process.  So, we should expect to have a new member to Club 11 shortly.  And there’s more…..we have a request for an application from a prospect who  attended our “Get to Know Rotary” breakfast in February and is sponsored by “Motown” Mike Mosella.  #RotaryProud.   How are you staying connected to Rotary?   PepperBox?  The new on-line Thursday format featuring the 5 in…

President’s Corner ~April 02, 2020

President’s CornerThis 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.T 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 invoiceSubsequently, for…

President’s Corner ~ March 19, 2020

President’s CornerGiven the unprecedented and rapidly changing developments regarding the Covid-19 virus and in consultation with the Board of Directors, ROTARY CLUB 11 WILL BE CANCELLING ALL MEETINGS (including the Board) AND ALL EVENTS THROUGH MARCH 31.During this period, the Board will be monitoring the situation and consider next steps.  We will provide up-dates.I encourage all members to continue to exercise common sense and follow the many precautionary practices to minimize the health risk.  As I mentioned in my message this past Saturday, we should take time to reflect on the positive messages from our invocations and keep those thoughts in…

President’s Corner ~ March 26, 2020

President’s Corner Given the “Stay-at-Home orders by the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County, Rotary Club of St. Louis will continue to postpone all meetings and events until further notice.   The Board will continue to monitor the situation and consider next steps; they will be holding a Conference Call this week and will provide up-dates. __________________________________________________________________________ I am not a doctor or medical professional (nor do I play one on TV).  So if you want to know how to cope with Covidan-19, go to your family practitioner.  Otherwise, it’s Rotary Club 11 business as usual. Meg Brown and David Benz…

President’s Corner ~ March 12, 2020

President’s CornerI found last week’s presentation by Don Pohl, President of Ranken Technical College, to be very interesting and informative.  One aspect was Ranken’s three-pronged approach to 1) Educate in the fields of the current leading-edge technologies; 2) Provide a general education; and , 3) Instill a work ethic.According to Don, it is the work ethic attributes of Ranken students that employers find that help to differentiate their graduates from other programs and result in Ranken’s 98% placement record.  Work Ethic.Several weeks ago, I attended the Rotary-UMSL Ethics Panel.  Club 11, through the initiative of Tom Teasdale, has been a…

President’s Corner ~ March 5, 2020

President’s Corner   How many bones are in the human body?                                                                                 Who was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?                              Who shot the arrow that killed Achilles? A near capacity crowd of Rotarians, Civilians, and guests gathered at the Glaziers’ Hall…

President’s Corner ~ February 27 2020

President’s Corner   After last week’s meeting – which featured an outstanding presentation by Molly Butterworth & Tom Eyssell on the history of the automobile in St. Louis – I noticed two groups of Rotarians gathered.  One was in a corner of the Missouri Room and the other was in the outer lounge where we check-in, pay for parking, etc. Both groups were earnestly planning upcoming events for Club 11 that are at the heart of what we do.  The Community Service Committee was working on the process to review Community Service Grant applications and future Community Service actions.  The…

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