A special Zoom Board Meeting at 4:37 convened on Monday evening with District 7950 Governor Charlene Jarest and Assistant District Governor Chuck Sauer.  Normally we would have all met at Rotary Park ending with a Million Dollar Meal to benefit the Polio Plus Fund; but in these times, Rotary International decided that all Governors should meet virtually this fiscal year.  Board members introduced themselves.  Governor Charlene wanted to know how long they have been Rotarians, what offices they have served in and what they do outside of Rotary.  Next she asked about projects we have done during the past year and plan for the coming year.  She said, "we are a mighty little club."   Governor Charlene mentioned the Fundraising Seminar and hopes to have more available at District website.  Virtual Club Training will be a series of evening Zoom meetings.  There will NOT be a Foundation Dinner in November, as in the past.  Instead the plan is that the District Conference's Friday night dinner will be our Foundation Dinner.  The Conference will take place at the Cape Codder from April 30 to May 2, 2021 with District 7890.
Other Club members joined the Zoom meeting at 5:30.  Chuck said that he was pleased to be with us and missed his visits to our Club.  Governor Charlene said that this will be a good year even with Covid.  She is a member of the Fall River Club, 2nd female President.  Her Club is celebrating 100 years this year.  Governor Charlene spoke eloquently about Rotary - where to go, incredible opportunity to build on the years of Rotary service, change bringing revolution, how to stay connected with virtual meetings, reaching out to those not attending and help them learn how to participate, maybe invite them to join you sitting safely apart while participating from home.  She provided her personal Rotary moment by sharing that her Foster mother had polio and was cured by her own mother's care.  Learning about Rotary's commitment to eliminate this disease drew her into becoming a member