Doug Brent hosted break out groups at noon. Everyone had a nice time chatting and catching up, almost like sharing a table at an in person meeting. Please join us next week. Let  Doug know if you need any help with  technical issues. 
Marty Fishman called the meeting to order at 12:35. After the Pledge Russ Klein was introduced as a visiting Rotarian. 
Birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated by a video of birthday celebrations rather than us singing. 
Condolences on the death of Beverly McCleve, no word yet on services.

Dave Downing is moving to Capitola this month. We’ll miss you Dave.

End Polio Now campaign started today. The BOD has decided to rescind the opt out. We will need to let Dan Snyder or Avis La Grone know how much you would like to donate. If they don’t hear from you someone will call to remind you. Money is due at the end of June. 

We are so close to wiping out polio worldwide. Marty shared a very touching video with a polio survivor saying how much he would like to see it wiped out in his lifetime. There were about 37 cases last year, when Rotary took this on as a cause in 1985 there were 350,000 deaths! Avis urged us to get this done so we can take on other causes. Don’t forget to donate, any amount is welcome.
Red to Blue badge, Marty gave a list of meetings to attend. Morning Rotary is meeting at 8:30 and it looks like they will have an interesting meeting tomorrow. To join their meeting, click here.
The Great Race registration has been extended to May 17. Mike Norcia encouraged us to register, at this point Santa Cruz has more participants than we have. Sign up and complete on your own time.
Nicolas Welzenbach has a podcast on guiding grief. This has been a passion project of his and he would love our feedback. It is available here.
District 5170 Training Assembly starts this coming Saturday, May 9, 9:00 AM Zoom All members should be receiving participation instructions and links to the presentations by email. Although some of the training sessions are related to leadership preparation, many of the sessions are for general members or to allow anyone to learn about how clubs run, grow and thrive. 
Avenues of Service Today is Giving Tuesday. This is normally done in the fall, but this day has been added because of all that is going on. Tina Orsi-Hartigan will put out a list every week of what is needed for St. Lukes. Amy Potts mentioned that House of Hope can use our help. Additional Avenues of Service include:
  • #Feed the Need 
  • Red Cross Blood Drive (Tina OH and David Wells)
  • Food Runners (Patti van der Burg)
  • Food Pick (Michelle Nelson-Myers)
  • Feed Our Heroes (Paul Johnson, LGCC, LG Educ. Community)
  • Family Giving Tree (Judy Rodriguez)
  • Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (Hal Rosen)
  • Santa Clara County Health Services Volunteer Sign up (Heidi Owens)
  • Uplift Family Services Autism Campbell project in urgent need of materials
  • in need of help and supplies
Rotary Book Club meets May 7 at 1:30. We are reading Thread of Grace.
Guest speaker May 12 is Bill Tobin of Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. He will be speaking about Shelter Box. 
Today’s speaker was Mark Adams, MD, FACS. He is the Chief Medical Officer at El Camino Hospital System. The title of his presentation was Covid-19: Myth versus Reality. He gave us a lot of good information about the disease highlighting the disease in Santa Clara County. Thank you Dr. Adams, it was a very interesting and timely presentation. 
To view the slides from todays meeting, click here.