April 5,2020

Thursday April 9th - On Line Rotary Meeting

This Thursday at noon we are going to move our weekly Rotary meeting online.  This will be a shortened meeting lasting about an hour.  We will be hosting the meeting through Zoom.  To keep the meeting secure we will only allow presentations through the host.  Audio and Video will be allowed for all participants, so please enjoy eating your lunch before or after the online meeting.  We'll also enable the virtual waiting room, after you join the meeting the host will verify your name before allowing entry into the general meeting.  When you start the zoom meeting please pick a recognizable user name, zippypeanutbutterpants won't be allowed to join the meeting.
The link to the meeting is: 
Rotary Club of Stratford Online meeting
Time: Apr 9, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting     Meeting ID: 935 107 366    Password: 488420
Agenda for Thursday’s Rotary Meeting:
  1. President Welcome and Opening Remarks
  2. Update Members on Board Meeting Initiatives
  3. Rotary 6330 Passport Club Request for donations to purchase Masks (see below)
  4. Call on Dr. Doug Thompson for update on Covid 19 with any follow up questions
  5. Call on Debra Swan from the Local – Current Challenges and future needs
  6. Call on Sargeant at Arms:  R.L. Read to announce Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Happy Bucks
  7. Meeting Adjourned
To help any members new to Zoom Dan Kane has set up a test meeting for Wednesday April 8th from 7 - 9 pm. Feel free to drop in anytime during this meeting.  If you have trouble connecting give Dan a call at 519-301-8253 or email 
Rotary drop in - Test meeting
Time: Apr 8, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 763 365 265 Password: 451233

Huron Perth Public Health COVID Tracker

Huron Perth Public Health has created a new page on their website called COVID-19 in Huron and Perth, which will provide the testing data and epi summary for testing and confirmed cases. You can access it here:

Want to help Front line health care workers STRATFORD REGION?

Our club was contacted by Lynne Ternosky, who is a Stratford resident, and Rotarian with the Rotary District 6330 Passport Club.  Their Club is spearheading a project to acquire PPE equipment for distribution here in Stratford and area – primarily to front line workers in the nursing homes and hospitals. 
Their Club has been approved for a $2,000.00 District Grant, and she has to date raised $1,500.00.  She is reaching out to our Club to see if there is any financial support to help with this cause.  Perhaps we could donate our regular lunch meal cost to help her out?

Rotary District 6330 Passport Club has initiated their first project approved by DISTRICT 6330 for a COVID matching grant called  FACE SHIELDS

WHERE:  Stratford with Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance HPHA Long term care homes, Clinics, Hospitals

Goal:  During the PANDEMIC EMERGENCY,  the Purchase and delivery of 1000 Government Approved RE-USEABLE FACESHIELDS, Manufactured in Kitchener to local healthcare facilities facing the COVID19 Virus without Personal Protection Equipment for their frontline  healthcare workers.


Total project:  $6800       Funds received to date $1500.Pledges estimated at $1500. To be raised $3800.

Update: 500 of the FACESHIELDS have been ordered with donations to date for long term care facilities in Stratford with the virus diagnosed. This is an emergency brought on by the highly contagious and often deadly illness to high risk patients. This provision allows government to retool and increase supplies and set up new production and distribution channels.

You can follow the progress at this link and we welcome any donations made online at:

For Local  information contact: Lynne Ternosky 519-272-9861 or


Are You Doing a COVID-19 Project?
District Grant Funding May Be Available to Help Your Effort

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation are allowing the use of District Grant funds to help with club projects related to easing the burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Any project related to relieving the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic started after March 15, 2020 can apply for District Grant support. District 6330 has some available District Grant funds that can support your club project. Projects that have already started are eligible.
For projects that can be completed by the end of May. Applications received before April 9 will be considered. APPLY NOW! 
To be clear - this is over and above the usual $2,000 annual grant limit for clubs.