Rotary is closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safest and most appropriate actions are taken for our members.

In the meantime, members are volunteering for COVID19-safe deliveries for Senior members of our community.  We are also engaged in online activities to reach those within our community that are sheltered in-place and in need of e-greetings or video conference calls.

We can still be People of Action!

As Rotarians, we can still lead the way in supporting our community!

  • Check up on those in the high-risk group.  This whole experience is very isolating, and people might want / need to just talk. Let's take care of our own while we take care of our communities.
  • One way that Rotarians can help is by working with your local health department and / or food banks and pantries to learn how you can best help. Delivery to shut-ins or to those with no transportation is a real need. Special emphasis: we must do this and other projects in a safe way, your local health department can help you understand how to proceed.
  • Support Local Businesses via delivery services.  Restaurants that were quick to support your favorite fundraising efforts are in need of your business!  Curbside pickup and delivery service are ways in which you can enjoy their menu items at home.
  • If you or younger generations enjoy Skype and Facetime, consider arranging time with residence of Senior Living Centers that are isolated from the outside world; consider story time.  Connecting Generations via a favorite book.

These are just some words for advice from MEC Rotary as well as our District Governor, Mark Roberts.

COVID19 activities over the last several months included Meal Deliveries (ongoing through July), help in the area Mission Garden, Edwardsville Children’s Museum StoryTime, Get Well Card campaign for an Injured Navy Shipman, and collection of non-perishable food for the local food pantry.

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