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Fort Wayne

"Service Above Self"

We meet Mondays at 11:45 AM
Parkview Field, Second Floor, Suite Level
1301 Ewing at Brackenridge
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
United States of America

Phone:
(260) 341-1600
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Do you have any questions or comments about our Rotary Club? Programs?  Meetings? Projects? Web Site? Spin Newsletter? Please Contact David Bennett (Click Here) Thanks for your feedback!
 
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Breaking News

Weekly Club Meetings Now Online!!

 
Our meetings are Monday at noon, CLICK HERE to join us
 
 
 
Our weekly Rotary Club meetings are now being conducted live online via Zoom!  No special software is required on your computer.  Just CLICK HERE and you'll be plugged in.  Start time is noon on Mondays, but try to sign in by 11:45am to virtually socialize with your fellow members.  We are trying to stick to our regular format, except can attend from your home!  All members, visitors, and guests are invited to attend.  Zoom is very easy to use, if you would like to see a short Zoom tutorial, click here: Zoom Tutorial.  See you Monday!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MONDAYS
11:30 AM – NETWORKING. 
 
12:00 - 1:00 PM MEETING
 
DON'T MISS THIS!
 
June 1
Fort Wayne United Ten Point Coalition
 
 
INSPIRATION: Ron VerLee (retired Methodist minister)
Rotary Is….Tim Gibson (District Governor elect)
SPIN AUTHOR: Stasha Carrasquillo (Turnstone)
Web Master & AV: Julie Zollinger 
PROGRAM: Fort Wayne United Ten Point Coalition
MENU: You are on your own!
 
The Time for Will and Estate Planning is Now
Dave Van Gilder of Fletcher Van Gilder joined us to share guidance in the topic of personal wills and estates. The ongoing pandemic has highlighted our mortality in recent months, reminding us of the importance of setting our affairs in place as a gift to our legacy and our loved ones.
 
Estate planning may now be conducted largely virtual in the current environment with adapted processes. Dave also shared that contrary to common concerns, court involvement where estate plans are concerned is typically minimal when appropriate details are in place.
 
Three professionals are often recommended for establishing an estate plan, depending on an individual’s needs. These include a lawyer to draw up appropriate documents, a tax accountant to advise on tax issues, and a financial planner to advise options that may prove most beneficial for involved interests.
 
There are various elements of estate planning including:
  • A personal will
  • Power of Attorney (financial, healthcare, etc.)
  •  Advance Directives, including Living Wills
Related to the prevalent COVID and healthcare concerns of today, Dave reminded us all to have conversations with those who would be included in our future medical decisions. It is imperative to not assume they think the same way you would or that they would be prepared to make decisions without proactive conversations.
 
It was also brought to our attention that we should consider what assets you have that already have beneficiaries designated. These will need to be updated separate from your estate plans as they are not directed by a will, but are directed based on their individual contracts.
 
Now is always the right time for everyone to consider, arrange and review their estate plans, no matter their life stage or situation.
 
 

Interact Club Update

Homestead Interact Club’s founding members shared an update on their first successful year of service. In its first active year, it had 15 members from grades 9-11. They led several fundraisers, raising over $800 in donations to support Bahama hurricane relief efforts, and over $100 through the Purple Pinkie fundraiser. They have met once since the onset of the pandemic and continuing to think of ways to put their efforts towards benefitting their peers, school and community with additional new ideas offered by attending Rotarians during the meeting.

 
High Five!
Have a special event coming up or major milestone? Whether it is business or personal, your fellow Rotarians want to know.
 
For a $5 donation, at weekly meetings you can share:
•Any events happening around town that you support
•A special sale or promotion your business is offering
•Family / Personal celebrations
•Anything you want to share
 
Please email Holli prior to the meeting, so that you can be recognized.