TRF This month is the kick-off to the TRF (The Rotary Foundation) fund drive . Joe Ribera presented an overview of TRF, noting that our club is one of the most active clubs in the world. World Community Services projects (such as Breathing for Life) that are funded through TRF. Last year, we earned again, a citation for our work.  When we give to TRF, one-half of the donations from our members is returned to our club to use in our own projects. The other half is used to help provide matching funds (which we receive as well, when our projects are approved) Please make a donation to TRF at a “double sustainer” level of $200 (or more, if you are able)! THe campaign runs until November 4.  VIDEO LINK
 
Avenues of Service: is an opportunity to learn about Rotary projects throughout or district. It will be held Oct 17 9-11:30 on zoom. 
 
Rotary Council on Legislation: every few years, there is a council appointed to study, amend and modify the RI Constitution and Bylaws and the standard club constitution model.  This ensures that Rotary evolves along with our evolving culture and needs. District 5170 has been active (by our initiative, RI added a  5th Avenue of Service and  introduced a Community Member classification). 
Do you have an idea for improving Rotary? Please make your suggestions soon—to give time before Dec 31 deadline to develop your idea and work it through our regional leaders: Contact Joe Hamilton: Joe.Hamilton147@comcast.net
 
Other Announcements 
Gary Latshaw: Wednesday Oct 21 at 7PM—Climate Action committee will host Indradeep Gosh to talk about his experiences converting his home to 100% electric with battery back-up. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4760543794?pwd=bkZWeVZYWHlKVHpqY1BWUWp0WGY5QT09  Passcode 5170 
 
Veteran’s Day:  November  11—we will have a slide show honoring Vets from our lives. Send in your information ( about yourself or a relative , including a picture, the service branch, years served, location, and relationship to you) to Jerra Rowland Iif you have submitted before, she still has your information—no need to repeat).  Deadline is October 21