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October 12, 2020 Newsletter

Paul Harris Quote
Club Board Meeting Open to All Members
President Dave wants everyone to know they are welcome to attend Board meetings.
The Club Board of Directors will meet at 4PM on October 12. Attend to learn more about the Club and its activities. 
Click Join Board Meeting just before 4. 
Meeting number (access code): 162 995 7795
Meeting password: reWKSqW6r96 (73957796 from phones)
Call +1-408-525-6800 to join by phone. 
Note from Tom and Dee O'Brien
As we are away during winter months, we both miss our only opportunity to join our fellow Springfield Rotarians during the summer. But my brain surgery (now almost 3 years ago), respiratory and cardiac conditions make it too risky to join groups, especially at indoor venues. It's not just Rotary that we're alienated from, but friends and so many other social contacts - all of which bring change and flavor and stability - to life. It's extraordinary how lives have changed by this virus.  Yet we're hopeful for a legitimate vaccine to be available soon, and our chance to return to Maldaner's on Monday evenings to enjoy the stimulation and fellowship of the Rotary family that's been an important part of my life for 50 years. 
Warm regards to all,
Tom and Dee O'Brien
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day
The WASH Rotary Action Group announced October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. 
This initiative is to increase awareness of the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
Excellent resources to help your club promote hand washing with soap in your community can be found at
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF are jointly calling for action to achieve universal hand hygiene. They have released a document that outlines why handwashing is important and a framework on how to achieve this.
Club Meeting Information for October 12
We welcome Carly Malany Hinkle to speak to us this week. She has worked in the trenches against the COVID pandemic in the Chicago area and will share her experiences with us. Her insights should be very enlightening.
Kathryn Harris is organizing a meal for us to provide to homeless people in our community. The program is called meal train, and we will be providing 55 meals on Thursday, October 29. Kathryn will have more information coming 
We will have Brag a Bucks this week so please share all those great things you have in your lives. Our Scholarship Program benefits by your pride! And Barry Tobias will give us an update on the John Montgomery Citrus Fundraiser.
Click Join Meeting at the appointed time to participate from your location. 
Meeting number (access code): 162 311 8505
Meeting password: HsbMyjGR294 (47269547 from phones)
Dial +1-408-525-6800 for a voice connection. 
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