We are all facing such uncertain times at this point in our lives.  No one could ever imagine what our world, nation, state and communities would be going through at this time.  We have no idea how long this will last.  Many communities have ordered their population to shelter in place and if not so ordered to avoid contact with others as much as possible and maintain social distancing.
At this time, we as Rotarians, must try our best to live up to this year’s theme of Rotary Connects The World.  More importantly we must first continue to connect with each other.  Our District is beginning a series of Zoom Meetings so we can continue this connection. Zoom is an online group meeting platform that allows us to all log in via a link and see each other face to face. We can chat, share ideas, view presentations and watch videos together within this platform and we want to be able to share this with each of you!
The first meeting will be this Friday, March 27 at 3pm and we will discuss WHY it is so important we maintain a connection with each other. A copy of our proposed agenda is attached. 

Directions for joining us: Click on this link and simply follow the directions if you are using your laptop or desktop. You will be given the choice to either download the software to run Zoom or to simply open and run the meeting in your browser which does not require a download. If you want to join on your phone or a tablet you will need to first download the free app from your “store” and create an account and then click on the link below. The other option is to join us in audio only mode by dialing into the number below. However, I encourage you try the Zoom meeting link so I can see your smiling faces. 
At this time, we are limited to 100 participants but can increase that number if warranted. If you try to get in but cannot because of size limit, please e-mail me so I will know how many of you could not get in and we will make sure you get a video recording of the meeting. In addition, we will know to increase our package to accommodate more participants. 
We need to keep our Rotary connections and Service Above Self in the forefront of our minds as we continue our daily lives even during these times of uncertainty, perhaps even more now. These connections will help us all get through this and make us stronger when it is all over.  I invite you all to join us this Friday.  Please stay safe and healthy and I look forward to seeing you all on Zoom this Friday.
Topic: Staying Connected As Rotarians 
Time: Mar 27, 2020 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 750 266 085
If joining through the App on your phone/tablet
Meeting ID: 750 266 085
Audio Only Option: Call 301-715-8592
When prompted enter: Meeting ID: 750 266 085
Jim Henry
Rotary District 5870 Governor 2019-20