This Week's Meeting

Given the coronavirus pandemic, the original plan was to cancel next week's meeting but by setting up a series of small group calls, we think we can help. On March 24th 2020, in lieu of the lunch meeting, we're going to have a set of small-group conference calls. Each group will focus on an area in which our club members can help during this challenging time.

The deliverable from these calls would be a 1 to 3 minute presentation in a club-wide conference call the following week. If appropriate, the materials the group comes up with might go on a page on the website (e.g. if it's a resources list).

The groups proposed so far are:

• Finding Those Who Need Help/Are Willing to Help

• J Bar J Support

• Bethlehem Inn Support

• Tips/Tools for Working Remotely

• Relatives in Assisted Living

• Business & Leisure Travel Resources

• Perspectives

If you're interested in participating in (or leading) one of the groups, please add your name here: ynaz0cnJv7-Al_vHpaFc8EUY/edit?usp=sharing

Video Recording of Last Week's Meeting

Inspirational Thought

This week's Inspirational Thought was provided by Tom Hellwarth:

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

- Harriet Tubman

Klara Returns Home

Our exchange student, Klara, has returned home.  Here's a letter from her to the club:

"Hi everyone I’m sorry to tell you all that I’m going home. When you all read this, I will already be on my way home. It has been an honor to get to know all of you. I’m really grateful for all of the support and kindness you all have shown me and it has made my experience way better. Becoming a part of a big family like the Rotary club is such a unique and amazing thing that makes an exchange better than it already was. I love how we all can joke with each other and feel safe with one another. Thank you for conversing with me and listening to me talking about my life. I’m going to come back and visit, I promise that. It will hopefully and probably be next year or the year after. I’m going to miss you all so much and I hope you all take care of yourself and each other. I’ll have to fine myself when I come back to visit for making such a quick decision to go home and not be able to tell you all in person. Take care and I’ll see you all soon.

Hugs Klara, your favorite exchange student "


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