As someone said, ” What a rough 2 years the past 3 weeks have been!” What we have gone through–and continue down the same path–is truly historic on many levels. But we have persevered and have embraced change: Zoom is our new Rotary connection. Facebook has kept us abreast of other initiatives in Rotary worldwide; it has also infused some weird humor in our lives. (But hoarding TP been…different!)
We are adapting to the new normal of the digital format for meetings and social get togethers. The range of Zoom meetings go from the traditional — replete with the bell, pledge, happy dollars, the 4-Way Test and guest speaker — to reconnecting with a social/cocktail hour. And we’ve had fun laughing at our awkward learning curve to conquer Zoom.
More important is the health and safety of our members and our communities. This is proving to require Herculean measures, and a new vocabulary. Social distancing. Self isolation. COVID-19. Pandemic. But we also have clubs and members helping distribute food to the less fortunate, shut ins and those more at risk. Sewing is now a valuable skill as we make masks by the hundreds, by the thousands. Creative Rotarians lead the way finding ways to solve our ever changing obstacles and challenges.
We strive to send out the most current and accurate information as possible, but occasionally the vetting process isn’t thorough enough. All future information will go through SNOPES, so there is no confusion regarding scientific facts, figures and forecasts. Click below to see the link from Dr. Daniel Vocelle:
COVID19 Summary For Sharing
Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay connected! Wash hands for 20+ seconds!
Donna Gaiser, District Governor