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Virtual Meeting: April 27 at 12:00 Noon
     Note you can join the virtual meeting at 12:00 noon this week and you will not be held in a waiting room.  The meeting will formally begin at 12:10 pm.  We will adjourn at 1 PM, but we are able to carry the meeting longer for anyone who wishes to stay on to chat. 
 
     This week, Rotarian Rich Vedder will speak on “The Impact of COVID-19 on the Athens Economy.”
 
     Let me (Roger Rollins) put in a personal recommendation for these virtual meetings.  In the midst of our shelter-in-place regimen, I find it reassuring to be able to come together and meet live with other Rotarians at our regular meetings again.  Before the formal meeting, some of the usual spontaneous interactions between attendees do take place.  (And all attendees experience all of them.)  The presentations have gone very well, and the question and answer periods have been quite lively.  If you have not yet attended a virtual meeting, please give it a try.  We all benefit from each other's presence!
 
     Thanks Again to President Elect, Sheila Mark for taking the lead in making these virtual meetings happen!
 
    So again, to join the meeting, click on the URL in your invitation email (or the copy below).  If this is your first Zoom meeting, it will prompt you to download the Zoom software (if you have not already done so).  It is recommended that you start your sign-in about  5-10 minutes before the meeting.  Note:  Sheila Mark reports that we have upgraded to the Zoom Pro Edition so that the length of the meeting is essentially unlimited by Zoom.  However, should you unexpectedly get cut-off from the meeting, whether because of poor internet connection or because unexpected Zoom behavior, simply re-join the meeting as you did at the start.
 
     For first timers, Marcia Chadly has a great video on You Tube showing you how to use Zoom:  https://youtu.be/9isp3qPeQ0E .  You might want to watch this before Monday and try a Zoom meeting with friends or family.
 
     The following is a "copy" of the invitation for tomorrow's meeting.  Feel free to forward  this invitation to family members, friends or colleagues that you would like to invite to join us. 
 
Sheila Mark is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: The Athens Rotary Club
Time: Apr 27, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 811 4988 4508
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     See you all on Monday at 12:00 Noon and Have your Happy Bucks ready!!  
2020 Athens Rotary Scholarship Awards
Worstell Scholarship Awards – Submitted to OU Financial Aid Office
Anna Crabtree, Alexander High School          $3,000
Collin Williams, Alexander High School        $1,300
Dillon Banik, Trimble High School                 $1,000
John “JK” Kearns, Alexander High School     $1,000
 
Gawande Scholarship Awards – Submitted to Athens Rotary Foundation
Abigail Miller, Athens High School                  $3,000
Karli Graham, Nelsonville York High School   $1,800
Clay Williams, Nelsonville York High School  $1,500
 
Committee:
Karen Vedder
Rich Vedder
Don Green
Ed Peterson
John M. Miller (Chair)
Athens Reflections by Don Fucci
Covered bridge in Athens Co. 8/4/2015
    Our Photographer, Rotarian Don Fucci, has provided several of his photographs (taken over the past few years) that reveal the flavor of life here in the Athens OH area.  Don called the collection "Athens Reflections" and they can be viewed in the photo album on our web pages:  Athens Reflections by Don Fucci.
Split the Pot Contest #37
The winner of the weekly Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest on March 9, 2020 was Don Green.  Don collected the weekly split of $17 (which he donated to the scholarship fund) and then cut the nine of Clubs from the remaining deck of cards.  So, the contest will continue next week with $700 in the accumulated pot and only 19 cards in the deck.
 
The winner of the weekly Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest on March 2, 2020 was the pooling players at Dave Palmer's table.  They collected the weekly split of $27 and then cut the Queen of Diamonds from the remaining deck of cards.  So, the contest will continue next week with $683 in the accumulated pot and only 20 cards in the deck.
 
The winner of the weekly Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest on February 24, 2020 was Richard Vedder.  Rich collected the weekly split of $21 (which he donated to the scholarship fund) and then cut the Queen of Clubs from the remaining deck of cards.  So, the contest will continue next week with $656 in the accumulated pot and only 21 cards in the deck.
 
The winner of the weekly Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest on February 17, 2020 was Roger Rollins.  Roger collected the weekly split of $17 and then cut the four of Hearts from the remaining deck of cards.  So, the contest will continue next week with $635 in the accumulated pot and only 22 cards in the deck.
 
The winner of the weekly Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest on February 10, 2020 was Don Green.  Don collected the weekly split of $19 (which he donated to the scholarship fund) and then cut the King of Clubs from the remaining deck of cards.  So, the contest will continue next week with $618 in the accumulated pot and only 23 cards in the deck.
 
The winner of the weekly Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest on February 3, 2020 was Roger Rollins.  Roger collected the weekly split of $21 and then cut the Ten of Spades from the remaining deck of cards.  So, the contest will continue next week with $599 in the accumulated pot and only 24 cards in the deck.
 
The winner of the weekly Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest on January 27, 2020 was Dr. Jim Gaskell.  Jim collected the weekly split of $26 and then cut the Three of Hearts from the remaining deck of cards.  So, the contest will continue next week with $578 in the accumulated pot and only 25 cards in the deck.
 
The winner of the weekly Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest on January 20, 2020 was Ed Zatta.  Ed collected the weekly split of $16 and then cut the Nine of Diamonds from the deck of cards.  So, the contest will continue next week with $552 in the accumulated pot and 26 cards in the deck.
 
The winner of the weekly Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest on January 13, 2020 was Candy Kemmerer.  Candy collected the weekly split of $23 and then cut the Queen of Hearts from the deck of cards.  So, the contest will continue next week with $536 in the accumulated pot and 27 cards in the deck.
 
The winner of the weekly Athens Rotary Foundation Scholarship split the pot contest on January 6, 2020 was Susan Urano.  Susan collected the weekly split of $24 and then cut the 2 of Diamonds from the deck of cards.  So, the contest will continue next week with $513 in the accumulated pot and 28 cards in the deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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