"To me, doctors and nurses and teachers are heroes, doing often infinitely more difficult work than the more flamboyant kind of a hero." -Pete Hamill
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Welcome to Whidbey Westside!

Whidbey Westside

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 5:00 PM
Blooms Winery & 5511 Bistro
5511 South Freeland Ave
Freeland, WA 98249
United States of America
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Don't let COVID-19 Stop You From Being a Rotarian In Action
With all this social distancing it can be hard to be your typical "Rotarian In Action". But here are a few ideas that you can add to your week and give back to your community during this time of COVID-19:
 
1. Ring A Rotarian-
Reach out to members of your Rotarian family, see how they are doing.
 
2. Once A Week-
Once a week order takeout from one of our local restaurants, keep them going till COVID-19 is gone
 
3. Share The Shopping- 
Let others know when you are going to the grocery store or big box store. Rotarians that can't leave their homes may need you to pick up something for them.
 
4. Plant With A Purpose-
Plant extra crops in this year's garden, maybe add another planter box, or two. Grow food this year not just for you, but for your local food bank, friends and family
 
Adding these four simple steps to your weekly retain will help you feel like you are doing your part to make this world a better place, and keep our community strong until this global pandemic has passed.
Did you miss last week's meeting? Never Fear YOUTUBE is Here
Just click on the word YOUTUBE and go right to our RCWW YOUTUBE Channel . Keep up to date on all that's going on with the club.
    Steps to Prevent Illness

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

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Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Take steps to protect yourself

Illustration: washing hands with soap and water

 

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Illustration: Woman quarantined to her home

 

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

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Stay home if you’re sick

woman covering their mouth when coughing

 

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

man wearing a mask

 

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

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Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:
    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
      OR
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

    Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
 We Would Love To Help
Do you know someone staring over, or just getting started, and they need a little help with their educational funds?  RCWW would love to know and help. Check out the information above and make 2020 the year to start a new life.
 The " I'm A Rotarian" Podcast is here!
RCWW member, Gwen Jones is the producer of the "I'm A Rotarian" podcast. Gwen will be interviewing Rotarians from around the District and around the world. She will be talking to them about how they got into Rotary, sharing memorable stories, and discussing Rotary's past, present, and future. Our first full-length podcast with RCWW President John Joint is available now. You can listen and subscribe, wherever you get your podcasts.
The "I'm A Rotarian" Podcast is available now on all your favorite podcast apps. Download, Subscribe and Like us.
 
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Nature & Nurture

With help from a Rotary Foundation global grant, a group of women in rural Costa Rica are using ecotourism to enrich their families' futures.

Watch: Italian clubs aim to protect hospital workers responding to COVID-19

Rotary clubs in districts across Italy worked together to procure state-of-the-art equipment needed to combat the deadly coronavirus disease for 26 hospitals around the country.

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The ongoing evolution of Rotaract is redefining its place within Rotary.

Kenyan Rotarians take action to prevent spread of COVID-19 

Rotary clubs in East Africa are forging partnerships to provide hand washing stations and food in areas where social distancing is a luxury that few can afford.

Italian club uses expertise to aid in coronavirus fight

Members help launch site so merchants can sell goods, organize supplies to make sanitizer, and provide food to health care workers.

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Robyn Meehan
    May 1
  • Rick Brown
    May 4
  • Celia Black
    May 7
  • Cliff Ridgway
    May 10
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Celia Black
    May 7
  • Ken Leisher
    May 11
Join Date:
  • Melissa Cates
    May 4, 2015
    5 years