Next Meeting January 25, 2021
Vol 2, Issue 19
Reporter: JoAnn Ross
President Lisa Rodman welcomed everyone. The pledge was led by Yvonne Finocchiaro, followed by the 4-Way Test led by Mimi Gaffey. For Words, Bob Kreisberg read a poem he had written about his feelings about being a Rotarian. Other than our speaker, there were no guests this week, so we were encouraged to invite someone to join us at our next meeting.
            • The club will be dark next Monday, January 18, for MLK Day.
            • Lunch Rumble #23 will be at The Landings January 13, beginning at 11:30am for take-out. Patio will be open for seating. Yvonne Finocchiaro shared that the restaurants are very happy with our support during these trying times. Wear your Rotary shirts, if possible. Finocchiaro was thanked for setting up these Rumbles.
            • Mike Metts said that this year’s RYLA, to be done virtually and called Leadership Now, will be April 17. It will open to a maximum of 320 students, with four speakers and a student panel, plus Q&A. He needs 32 facilitators, with each working virtually with 10 students during the day-long program. Anyone interested in more information or signing up should contact him soon: If you’d like to help facilitate, please contact Rachel Ivanovich at
We had no individual moments, but Jani Jackson conducted virtual break-out sessions in which members used the chat function on Zoom, in small groups, to discuss the question: “Who is Your Favorite Superhero and Why?” When all came back together, the top answer was Super Woman.
Mimi Gaffey explained that a $1,000 Paul Harris fellowship can be awarded with only a $500 contribution plus 500 points from the club. At this time, the club has 2,000 points available. Anyone interested in more information should contact her before points are gone:
Mary Fitz-Wilson continues as Roto-Rooter. Bob Kreisberg and Fritz-Wilson were elated that family members finally got the Covid vaccine. Kreisberg issued a warning about a bogus bill he got, seeking more than $200 to renew his domain name. He didn’t fall for it, and urged all to be diligent. He was fined $20 for “taking up all my time,” said Fritz-Wilson. Raegan Matthews gave her husband chocolate chip cookies and golf to celebrate his birthday. Mark Ealy was thanked for always being positive on Facebook—certainly appreciated during this time.
Fritz-Wilson recognized CHNR anniversaries (December and January): Bruce Stewart, 45 years; Kip McBane, 37; Stan Prowse, 34; Julie Walker, 33; Jeff Segall, 23; Richard Weston and Wendy Wiegand, 18; Justin Peek, 7; and Tina Ray, 4.