In view of the escalating situation with the COVID-19 virus, the safety and well-being of our members is of primary concern.  The Club is adhering to the recommendation of social distancing to stem the spread of the virus. 
To that end,  President Steve Simpson has announced some measures to continue the work of the Club.  In-person Club Meetings have been cancelled for the next six weeks and will be replaced by online meetings.  He has also announced that our clubs monthly food packing service project for homebound seniors and disabled persons will continue on Wednesday 18 March with a skeleton crew of members with the appropriate sanitary protection measures in place.  Those members who feel uncomfortable or have any underlying health conditions are advised to remain at home.  He said, "while we are taking any and all measures to ensure the safety of our members, we will not abandon our motto of Service Above Self.  These homebound seniors and disabled persons depend on our help in packing their food supplies and we simply cannot abandon them when they themselves are also in great need of our assistance."
The planned wine-tasting fundraiser scheduled for 19 March has been postponed.  The other upcoming events are being reviewed and appropriate decisions will be taken in due course.
District Governor Mahbub Ahmad in a message to all Rotarians in the District said "our primary goals are three-fold. to ensure the continued safety of our members and their families,contribute to all containment efforts, and ensure that we ourselves do not contribute towards spreading the disease."  He advised Clubs to use judgment and discretion, when it comes to club meetings and events.  Canceling or postponing meetings or Rotary-related travel, might be appropriate. Many Clubs are postponing or canceling regular in-person meetings, or holding them online, or by phone.   To help with these efforts, the District will offer it's Zoom Video Conference Facilities and its teleconference setup to all Clubs in the District at no cost.