Yesterday at 5:30PM  Rotary Del Sol held its first meeting via ZOOM.  It was a Satellite Meeting organized by Satellite Chair Jeff Weinrach and presided over by President Dave Simon.  24 members attended.  Jeff and Dave did a great job with the ZOOM technology which is a bit of a mystery to most members.
The purpose of the meeting was a Club Assembly to discuss how we will proceed during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Among the items discussed was an update from the Albuquerque -area Presidents and Announcements.  Two-thirds of the Clubs in the area have had online meetings without guest speakers.  PETS was held online as a virtual meeting with our President-Elect Ed Robertson attending every minute of the session.
Tony Pino reported on RYLA which has not been canceled as of now.  They still need counselors and volunteers.  A decision will be made later as to whether to proceed with RYLA or cancel it.  
Tony also reported on Governors Ball which is still scheduled for August 8 at Sandia Resort and Casino. He said until the situation with the Corona Virus is clarified they are not contacting donors and sponsors.
Much of the meeting was spent discussing how we  could safely continue with Service Projects.  Chris VanDyck, Service Chair, said as of now the Medians Project scheduled for April 25 is still  on the schedule but that may change as we get closer to the date.  It may be possible to do the project with a few members and maintain "Social Distancing".
Since the Club is not billing Breakfast Members for meals at this time it was suggested by Ed Robertson that members may  voluntarily agree to be billed an amount to be applied to service projects in our area.  Members who wish to do that should notify Treasurer John Gordon at  If members decide to do that it is probably best to do it a month at a time because we do not know the date regular inperson meetings will resume.
We also discussed the Nepal Project Matching Grant.  Members were very happy to learn that Chris Glidden was able to safely return from Nepal.
Steve Reynolds suggested a service project to honor all the hospital medical persons who are so couragiously attending all the Covid-19 patients in our hospitals.  He said his Cinnabon Store, which is currently closed due to the restrictions imposed, could make up Cinnamon Rolls and we could use our Meals on Wheels drivers to deliver them to the hospitals as a gesture of thanks for the heroic efforts of medical personnel in these difficult times.  
It was suggested that the club could help with the costs of production and delivery.  There was a lot of support voiced by members for such a project. President Dave Simon will contact the hospitals to see about the logistics of such program.  
Going forward with the ZOOM meeting schedule, President Dave said he would contact the Club Admin team of Nic Baker and Davis Riordan to schedule online speakers.  
Sergeant at Arms Mark Abramson did his first Virtual Fines and Happy Bucks.  Jeff Weinrach kept a virtual tally of the Happy Bucks.
Mark did a very funny and light hearted presentation. 
Lets all have a Great week in Rotary putting Service above Self. Be Safe, Be Well, Be Happy.
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