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Club Notes January 21, 2021
Invocation led by Mark Horton asked that we be thankful for this day that has given us its blessing, opportunities and challenges. We appreciate each day that comes to us and are challenged to give our best always.
Club Values led by Charlotte
Announcements by Pres. Charlotte
  • The club foundation voted to donate $1000 to Polio Plus as a memorial to Peter Eichman. The club has also received memorials for Peter from Green Valley residents..
  • Wash cleanup will be Feb 6. More information at future meetings.
  • The third posting of next year's club officers was given and with no objections, we welcome the new board.
  • Chuck is working to get a Vaccination Pod in Green Valley but so far the Pima County has not  agreed. People are receiving vaccinations in Tucson.
District 5500 Announcements
  • Virtual Rotary Leadership Institute programs will have sessions on Jan 23,30 and Feb 6.  Charlotte encouraged members to attend to learn more about Rotary. She asked members to submit a request to Ron Darrah for reimbursement of the registration fee.
  • RYLA will be on Feb 19-20, 2021.
  • The 4 Way Test speech contest for Interact group is coming. With the Dist contest on April 17.  The winner receives $1000. Bill hopes to get more contestants to have a club contest with the winner moving on to the District.
Our speaker today Dr Lowenstein shared information about Corona Virus and Vaccines. He let us know that masks really work. He also said that getting the virus is much greater inside closed rooms with groups of people. What is very concerning with this virus is the asymptomatic cases are about 80%,so we need to wear masks and maintain social distancing. He is pleased that infusion of monoclonal antibodies is a treatment available that does help. A Dr. determines if a person is a candidate for the treatment and needs to be given within 7-10days of contracting covid. It has been successful in decreasing hospitalization.
Vaccines: 
He shared the new technology that has been developed in the last ten years has changed how vaccines can be made. The new Messenger RNA vaccine goes to the construction part of a cell to instruct the body to make a spike protein to create an immune response. This vaccine seems to be a lot less risky than other vaccines and seems to need about 2 wks to build up the immune response. He shared that some people are hesitant in getting the vaccine but we have a choice of getting the virus or getting the vaccine. The side effects seem to increase after the second dose. He recommends that people who have had the virus should wait for about three months before getting the vaccine. The more people that get vaccinated will decrease the spread. If we can get 90% of the people, the virus should be under control.
Next week’s speaker: Joanne Bollinger - Empowering Women in Zambia
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Horton
January 25
 
Phil Silvers
January 26
 
Join Date
Francis Howe
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Jim Rusk
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
John Knutsen
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Paul Barker
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Peter Eichman
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Raymond Cook
January 1, 2013
8 years
 
Lloyd Higgs
January 3, 2019
2 years
 
Abe Demchuk
January 4, 2012
9 years
 
Jim Ault
January 4, 2012
9 years
 
Carol Pfister
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Martin Gomez
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Tom Maher
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Tom Regnier
January 5, 2012
9 years
 
Mary Lou Grieves
January 14, 2016
5 years
 
Jim Blackburn
January 21, 2016
5 years
 
Russell Hampton
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