This week in Rotary
On October 13 the RDS Board Meeting hosted District Governor Sunny Kellerman.  In lieu of the regular board business  meeting Governor Kellerman discussed with the Board our Goals, Service Projects and Plans for this Rotary Year.  Sunny asked us to put this years Rotary Theme "Rotary Opens Many Doors" on our website which we agreed to do.
Sunny also told us about a new RI Foundation project, the Polio Plus Society, in which Rotarians commit to contribute $100 Annually until Polio has been eradicated.  This initiative was well received by the Board which agreed to promote it and work toward 100% participation by Del Sol Members.
Governor Kellerman told us that the spread of Polio in Africa has been controlled.  
In a discussion of Club Challenges for the year, President Ed Robertson said that the Covid-19 Pandemic has been a big challenge for the club.  
Sunny complemented the Club on our Service Projects, especially the Navajo Project which has received a lot of good publicity.  
On Thursday, October 15 at the Morning Meeting for all Del Sol Rotarians, Governor Kellerman was the Guest Speaker.  She reiterated the Polio Plus Society program and gave us a link for members to sign up. It is  Click  on Polio Plus Society which is in the Virtual Library Tab.  
In her talk, Sunny said "Rotary is now more important than ever".  
Sunny has lived in Silver City, NM since 2005. She joined Rotary in 1997 and became her club Membership Chair three weeks later.  Through that she learned three lessons for gaining and retaining members:
1.  Inspire People
2. Ask Them to Join
3.  Give them a Job!
Governor Kellerman told us about some upcoming District 5520 Events:
1.  Bi-District will be On-Line this year which Means more Members will be able to attend. 
2.  On December 5 there will be a Vibrant Club Training.
3.  Zone Institute will be Virtual November 12-14.
4.  Rotary Gratefukllness Week in Western Zones November 16-22, 2020.
Sunny also told us that Jennifer Jones from Canada will be the first female President of Rotary International in 2022.  Her final comment to Del Sol Rotarians was "This is not the time to Rest on our Laurels"
On a sad note at the meeting President Ed asked for a moment of Silence for the passing of Joe Rose, a former Active Member of Del Sol who became an Honorary Member after he and his wife Anne moved to Abilene, Texas earlier this year.  Joe had been a Rotarian since November 1991 and was a very important member of Del Sol.  We all remembered his great sense of humor and how he usually had a good story during "Happy Bucks". He was also remembered for his expansive historical knowledge especially regarding Winston Churchill. Joe was a Rotarian in every sense of the word.  He lived the "Rotary Four Way Test." Blessings Joe and condolences to his wife Anne.  He will be missed by all Del Sol members.  
Tomorrow, October 19, at 5:30pm there will be a Satellite Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians.  It will be  Club Assembly presided over by President Ed Robertson.  All Committee Chairs are asked to report on the work of their committees.  Satellite Co-Chair Jeff Weinrach has sent out a link for the ZOOM Meeting.
Lets all have a Great week in Rotary putting Service above Self.
Upcoming Events
Satellite Meeting for All Rotarians
Oct 19, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Morning Meeting for All Del Sol Rotarians
Oct 29, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Satellite Meeting for All Rotarians
Nov 02, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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