As we zoomed into our second virtual meeting, President, Carrie Leising opened with leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by an invocation.
ATTENDANCE:
This morning the following people gathered:  Carrie Leising, Mary Dula, Steve Dunton, Roger Cline, Gail Moseley, Ray Evans, John Long, Dick Hall, Tom Loepp, Kelly Toppin, Lisa Toppin, Bob Sweitzer, Rich Bedell, Tom Bahr, Bob Oborn, Annette Oborn, Tina Gary, Marissa Williams, Dave Renninger, Bill Cohler, Steve Stimmel, Linda Trevorrow, Christine Faranda, Eric Weber and Andy Denton.  (Now, there were 26 of us gathered, but I only have 25 names.  If you were "on" or know who I missed, let me know)  My apologies to Christine Faranda who I left off last week. 
 
CONGRATULATIONS:
Marty and Debbie Tass are celebrating 45 years of marriage this week.
Karen Monbeck and Linda Trevorrow both have birthdays on the 25th.
HAPPY BUCKS:
Dave Renninger was happy to get out for an hour long walk on the nice day when the weather permitted it
Tom Bahr was happy that he didn't have to fine anyone today.
Dick Hall was able to go for a convertible ride.
Tina Gary set a new time for a 5K
Steve Stimmel has many nurses in his family and are happy that they are all working and staying healthy.
 
Carrie gave us some history of today's 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  It originated on April 22 when 20 million people throughout the United States gathered to protest the Industrial Revolution and to express environmental concerns.  We should find a way today to plant something, clean up an area and in general love the earth.
 
She also explained the need for PPE for First Responders in Stow.  Does any Rotarian have any contacts to get some?  N-95 masks are preferred and are especially needed.  Yesterday an e-mail went to all Rotarians and Chamber members about hand sanitizer that is available through a local company.
 
Tina explained that the District Grants Committee has relaxed their requirements for next year's grant.  If there is a PPE focus, the money could be spent now.  Tina and Linda Trevorrow will talk next week about what our club might do.
ACTION NEEDED:
Those gathered discussed a way that we as a club could offer support in this crisis.  It is suggested that since we are not spending money on breakfast, that we send our April breakfast money to Annette Oborn and then it will be distributed among The Akron-Canton Foodbank, Bulldog Bags, Ronald McDonald House and the employees of Silver Lake who have been laid off.  You may mail your check to Annette at 381 Silver Valley Blvd, Munroe Falls, OH 44262.
 
Annette closed with a joke this week and Steve Stimmel was charged with having a joke ready for us next week.
 
Hope to see everyone next Wednesday for our 8:00 a.m. Zoom meeting.  Stay safe and well this week.
 
Submitted by Andy Denton