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November 5, 2020 Newsletter

President Dave's Message & November 9, 2020 Meeting
During this time of an increase in COVID-19 cases, our club will be meeting in the video format only. “Err on the side of caution” was the phrase that came up repeatedly as the Executive Board unanimously decided this was the most prudent course of action.
The survey of club members had a consistent message: we should continue to support Maldaners as best we can. Many club members plan to buy curbside meals. Others want to make a donation of half up to all of what they would have paid for meals. While others expressed that taking care of the restaurant was important and that they hope to meet together soon. Mike Higgins has indicated that we will be billed only for the meals we actually order curbside, so it would be good to make it worth their while to prepare the meals. I had my first curbside meal on Monday night, and it was delicious. Pickup took a minute. I heartily support giving this meal a chance.
With the restrictions on groups, the Park District contacted me about our December 12 “Walk the Extra Mile” event. Consequently, we will reschedule it again. It is tentatively set for warmer weather, and the timer/coordinator is looking at several dates in May. This time frame may actually work better as more becomes known about combatting the COVID-19 virus.
We welcome Jon Garland-Sutter, CEO and President of Illinois Income and Estate Planners LLC, (image to left) as our newest Rotarian! He will be inducted either November 9th or the 16th.
Our November 2 speaker, Adam Booher, provided an amazing story of innovation and cooperation to provide prosthetic arms to over 130 people. Of special note is that his team intentionally did not patent the model so it could continue to be used to help people. An estimated 2 million people need prosthetics so the need is great. He provided the link to the video he showed in his presentation and that link is provided in the story below.
A new event was added to our last meeting ─ a discussion group after we adjourned. It provided a chance to ask more detailed questions of our speaker and to share thoughts among club members. This went very well thanks to Stacy Kelly and Barry Tobias, and we look forward to future discussions.
Our November 9 club meeting will provide lots of updates, opportunities to brag and participate in the 50/50 drawing, and perhaps a few surprises! Keep selling that citrus and turn in those envelopes!
Have a wonderful weekend.
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November 9, 2020 Meal Reservation and Menu
The menu for curbside pickup for the November 9 Club meeting is:
Fried Chicken
Beef Lasagne
Chef Choice of Salad and Dessert
Please use the following link by Friday at 2:00 p.m. to make your reservations for the meal for curbside pickup: This link has worked very well. Contact Dave Kromphardt at only if you have a late change.
For curbside users, please place your meal tickets or cash in an envelope with your name on the outside of the envelope and give it to the Maldaners staff member that gives you your food. They will get them to Sheila Mack. Curbside pickup is between 4:45 and 5:15 p.m. To pick up food, turn into the alley behind the building and pick up the food at the back door. 
Video of Prosthetic Arm Recipient
Adam Booher, Senior Engineer at Bunn and our speaker for our November 2 Club meeting, provided us with the link to the "The OpenSocket by Bump" YouTube video that he showed during his presentation. It features Carlos from El Salvador, one of the recipients of the prosthetic arm that Adam helped design when he was as a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rotarians from Champaign helped Adam and his partners distribute the prosthetic arm. We encourage you to watch this video.
Adam also noted that it was nice to meet and talk with us at our meeting. 
Helping Feed the Homeless
At our November 2, Club meeting, Kathryn Harris reported that the October 29 dinner our Club provided to the Homeless adults at the Tent City in Springfield was a great success. Boyd’s New Generation and Catering prepared and delivered 55 individually packaged chicken and rice casserole dinners with green beans, buns, and cake to the Homeless adults. It was a cold night and recipients were happy to get a warm and delicious meal. Thanks to Kathryn Harris for arranging for our Club to participate in the City’s Meal Train to help provide food for these Homeless individuals who are waiting for more shelter and warming center space to become available. We thank Rod Buffington for graciously covering the catering costs from the proceeds from his sales of Rotary theme prints. Thanks also to Kathryn for contributing individual bottles of water and to Vicki and Norm Megginson for contributing and delivering fresh mandarin oranges and cookies.
Providing Essential Supplies for the Homeless
All members received two ClubRunner messages from Vicki Megginson letting you know that we are repeating our project with the Springfield Police Department to provide bags of supplies for the Homeless. The image of Norm with a filled bag is from our previous project. They have asked for 50 Ziplock bags of supplies that officers can distribute as needed. They would like to receive the filled bags before November 30. The bags have already been acquired for the current project. Items for each bag include: hats, gloves, handwarmers, warm socks, chapsticks (50 have already been donated), new toothbrushes and small toothpastes, hand sanitizers, masks, small Kleenex packs (50 have already been donated), and small treats.

If you would like to donate items, please let Vicki know. You can also send a gift check to Springfield Rotary Foundation at PO Box 615, Springfield Il. 62705 for purchase of items.
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