This was our first change over meeting conducted by Zoom.  President Joanne's Rotary year was a success under challenging conditions due to Covid 19.
The year started out normally and changed in March.  Despite the challenges of figuring how to hold a meeting by Zoom under Joanne's leadership the club did not go dark, but thrived in new ways.  
 
Under the success column Joanne's leadership resulted in 1) a success youth exchange with Duda who charmed everyone with her enthusiasm for exploring her host country; 2) start up of a new Interact club at Central and continuing support for the existing Interact club and Rotaract clubs; 3) Work on a satellite club focusing on the Hispanic community; 4) ongoing strong community support including, dictionaries, science fair, backpacks, pancakes at White Oaks Public School and a project of significance to upgrade the WOPS library with new furniture and books, turkeys to NGOs for distribution to provide food security, and more 5) continuing international support for Days for Girls, Sleeping Children and others, 6) Strong fundraising under difficult conditions for ECKP, Internet auction, Christmas ornaments, and golf; 6)  meeting and exceeding our goals for the Rotary Foundation's annual giving [more than double our goal] and beating our polio goal.
 
 
 
Under Joanne's leadership we all pulled together and stayed together-  THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR and helping us to stay connected.
 
 
 
Our club officers for the new Rotary Year were sworn in by ADG Kathleen by Zoom and Joanne swapped her President's pin for a Past President's pin.
 
Incoming President Anette took over the virtual gavel,acknowledged Joanne's success and looked forward to continue our efforts under a new reality challenged by Covid.  Anette recognized the support of her new board of directors and encouraged us to walk through a door of opportunity  to put service into action by building a better mouse trap.  The strategic review that is going on will present us with new opportunities to improve the lives of those who need it most.  It means starting from the ground up.  Review what we do and do it better by focusing on a few things and doing them well instead of many things.  She said "lets have fun, work together and make the best year yet!"
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