Board of Directors Meeting - Following regular membership meeting, Date:
Monday Morning Meeting- 7:00 am
Journal Press/Small Business Center
Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday (3/24) issued a “stay home, stay safe” order and directed the closure of in-person operations for all non-essential businesses. This order begins today, 3/25, at 5:00 pm
The order will be in effect until April 15, though it may be extended or shortened as needed.
Message From the Executive Director:
I (also) want to take a moment to let you know that the Free Clinic is still operating, although it is limited. Our office on State Street is closed to walk-ins however, adults living in Rutland County as well as all Veterans can call us at 775-1360 ext. 1 for assistance with:
Finally, I ask if any of you have concerns regarding the ongoing health care needs of your community members, please share them with me. If there is something more that the Free Clinic can provide, especially in our rural communities, we need to hear from you. It may be a concern that we may not be capable of directly addressing, but perhaps we could help facilitate further support.
We do not have a website, however we do have a facebook page and invite you to join us at Rutland Free Clinic.
I hope to hear from you when time permits.
Thank you for all that you do on behalf of your community!
From Your District Governor
My fellow Rotarians,
Our nation's coronavirus situation is changing daily. It is impossible at this point to determine if the risks from this virus will dissipate or expand, as the days go by and as additional test data becomes available.
Your District 7870 Conference Committee has given this issue much thought and discussion. We have decided to err on the side of conservatism.
To that end, District 7870 is cancelling the following District events and will replace them where possible with online methods. This includes the District Youth Conference and the District Conference. If you have already registered you will be refunded 100%. There are other District events being considered as well. You will be notified of those when the decision is made. Since each Club has their own unique circumstances, each must make their own individual decisions about their meetings and events.
Additionally, my recommendations are:
Global Grants Update
The Global Grant project for safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education in Trojes, Honduras was finalized in December and allows for the continuation of efforts directed by Pure Water for the World and supporting Rotary Clubs, Poultney included. It should be noted that this project for Poultney Rotary was membership driven and funded, along with donations from others. This was a high priority area but could not be supported within our budget.
Service trips, organized through Pure Water for the World, are planned for Trojes in April and June 2020. For further details on this service opportunity go to: https://www.purewaterfortheworld.org/donate/service-trips/
A second Global Grant, supported with some Club funding, was approved in 2019 and will support future efforts to provide medical equipment and training in South Africa.
This tweet came on January 23:
From: lunga mfingwana
Inspiring words from USA @Rotary rep, they played a great role in donating towards making training pediatric Pulmonologist, enhancing pediatric lung dismanagement.
With video of Assistant DG Randell Barclay speaking
How will you connect the world?
Our Rotary service connects us to people who share our values and want to take action for a better world. It connects us to people we might never otherwise meet, people who are more like us than we imagined. And it connects us to people who need our help, allowing us to change lives in communities around the world.
Rotary is implementing a new strategic plan, but the real work of shaping Rotary’s future lies with you as we adapt and grow for the future. RI President Mark Daniel Maloney challenges you to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World by building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through service.
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