Assistant Governor John LemMon provided the following:

When RI President Mark Maloney introduced his 2019-2020 theme, he wrote a few prescient words, as follows.

“Rotary is built on connection. When Paul Harris came to Chicago as a young lawyer, he formed Rotary for one compelling reason: to help him connect to others in a new city. More than a century later, we have at our disposal countless ways to form friendships and networks, most of which Paul Harris never dreamed. Yet Rotary’s ability to connect us remains unique — and unrivaled. Through its distinct mission and structure, Rotary International provides a way to connect to our communities, to network professionally, and to build strong and lasting relationships.”  RI President Mark Maloney 

Of course, he could not have envisioned a world pandemic in early 2020, nor envision how well Rotary District 5130 would respond to this crisis, and continue building a connection.  As this pandemic unfolds, we are shaping Rotary’s future. He wrote, “As the club remains the core of the Rotary experience, we are now far more creative and flexible in deciding what a club can be, how it can meet, and even what can be considered a Rotary meeting.” And he further stated we need to be organized, strategic, and innovative in how we approach membership, forging wider and deeper connections to our communities and forming new club models to attract and engage more — and more diverse — members.

To that end, many clubs in District 5130 have responded by creating online meetings using the Zoom platform. A list of the known meetings follows.  Please feel free to join a Rotary meeting and continue to connect the world by building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary Service to change the world, because next year RI President-elect Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, will ask Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.

Plan to take part in an online Rotary meeting this week.

Eureka – Monday Noon – Zoom Link

Fortuna – Thursday Noon – Zoom Link

Garberville – Tuesdays noon – Zoom Link

Healdsburg Sunrise – Wednesday 7 AM – Zoom Link

Petaluma Valley – Wednesday 12:30 – Zoom Link

Rancho Cotati – Thursdays noon – Zoom Link

Rohnert Park Cotati Happy Hour – Thursdays 5:30 PM –  Zoom Link

Rohnert Park Cotati – Tuesdays 7:00 AM – Zoom Link

Santa Rosa West – Mondays noon – https://zoom.us/j/526837754

Santa Rosa East – Tuesdays noon – link TBD

Santa Rosa – Wednesdays noon – link TBD

Santa Rosa Sunrise – Thursdays 7:30 AM – Zoom Link

Sebastopol Sunrise – Wednesdays 7:30 am – https://zoom.us/j/306647696

Sebastopol – Fridays noon – Zoom Link

Valley of the Moon – Fridays 9 AM – Zoom Link

Windsor – Tuesday morning at 7:30 – Zoom Link