Rochester Rotary Club RotoScoop
May 19th, 2020

If you are interested in viewing today's virtual Rotary meeting, please click the following link:

And, if you haven't paid your sheriff's fines yet (or wish to donate more to continue our local charitable work), please do so at the bottom of the following link:

President Wayne Hodges opened the virtual meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, then we recited the modified Four Way Test.  The invocation was given by Christine Hage, who played a video, Thought for the Day by John Bell (BBC UK).  Very thought provoking.  Virtual lunch was served.

There were 44 Rotarians present, and three guests:  Chris Drouin, Karen Joyce (Warren Rotary), and Regan Gilshire (Birmingham Rotary)

President Wayne announced to the club that Steve Schettenhelm earned the 15th logon (handshake) this week, enjoy the week without fines Chief!
There were many virtual happy bucks given during the meeting, here is a sampling:
From Tim to Everyone:  12:17 PM
Very happy that the great white north is starting to open up!
From Fred to Everyone:  12:17 PM
happy that the rain will finally quit for the holiday weekend.
From Karen to Everyone:  12:17 PM
Karen Joyce  PE Warren Rotary
From Stuart Siegner to Everyone:  12:18 PM
Welcome Chris!
From John Somerville to Everyone:  12:18 PM
I’m happy that potty training is gong well
From lindameastman to Everyone:  12:18 PM
Welcome Chris and Karen! We are glad you have joined us!
From Jeff Fosnaugh to Everyone:  12:18 PM
I'm joining Rochester Rotary!
The Rotarian of the Week award was absent this week, another five dollars please...
President Wayne spoke about our Master's Golf Raffle, taking place on October 27th, when we will pull the winning ticket.  We are currently ~20 tickets away from being sold out, please try to get these last tickets sold.  We do have posters to get the word out about this event, please send John Somerville a note if you would like to receive one (via e-mail).
President Wayne spoke about the Gazebo project, construction will begin this week at our Rotary Gateway Park.
John Somerville then spoke about Zoom, and how we can make this program work better for us.  Specifically, he spoke about how to mute / unmute, and how to halt and start video.  He also pointed out the reactions button, to silently react with clapping / thumbs-up.  He also gave ideas to help remember the Zoom meeting ID.  Those two options will go a long way to help us improve the overall experience.
Ron Lichtle then spoke a bit about project Phoenix, he sent out an e-mail on May 15th regarding this initiative.  Please take a look at the e-mail, and respond to Ron.  This will help our club survive, and thrive during this pandemic.
President Wayne then inducted a new member into the club, Jeff Fosnaugh.  Welcome to the club Jeff, congratulations!
President Wayne then spoke about the Rotary story, broadcast on PBS yesterday.  History sometimes repeats itself, and Rotarian's are ready.
We had one birthday this week, Samantha Wingerter on May 25th, happy birthday!
We also had several club anniversaries today:  Maria Willett, 4 years on 5/18, Alaina Campbell, 3 years on 5/19, Bill Ebinger, 46 years on 5/21, William Gross, 2 years on 5/23, Brad Upton, 26 years on 5/24.

Sharon Reinke and Amy Converse then spoke to us about how First State Bank and Level One Bank are adapting to the pandemic.  Great information on how the banking industry is changing, and how they are able to continue offering all needed services without requiring face to face interaction.

If you are interested in viewing Sharon's and Amy's presentation, and the entire meeting, please click the following link:

Yes, this is a challenging time.  But, we are Rotarians, we will rise to the challenge, and our resilience and power of adaptation will prevail over this.  Thanks everyone, have a great week.

Upcoming meeting schedule:
Tuesday, May 26th via Zoom

Zoom Meeting Link:

Join By Phone: (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 915 9196 1920

President Wayne adjourned the meeting at 1:06 p.m.
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