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Tomorrow night - Thursday, June 18 - we are moving the Thirsty Thursday party - with all social distancing precautions in place - from Zoom to an in-person social hour in the parking lot
outside Rotarian Charlie Augello's East 48th Street Market, 2462 Jett Ferry Rd., Atlanta GA 30338! Festivities begin at 5:30 pm and continue until about 7:00 pm. Here's how the evening will work:
Note: We are carefully watching the weather. You might want to bring an umbrella.
President Cathie, President-Elect Ardy and your Board of Directors have been carefully considering our plans for the immediate future. While most if not all of us miss the opportunity to get together face-to-face, we are 100% committed to doing that safely. Here's what we're thinking for the next few weeks:
You will be receiving a meeting invitation for our July 10 meeting - we'd like everyone to respond so we have an idea of how many people are ready to join us for in-person meetings. We will also be reaching out to everyone by telephone in the next week or so and may send a short, online survey to gather your thoughts about getting back together. We recognize that this is an individual decision for everyone - and that people are in different places with regard to how quickly we move out of "shelter in place." We would like to hear your concerns and ideas, and are ready to try to answer any questions you may have.
We are also exploring the possibility of keeping a Zoom option in place for attending for those who aren't yet ready for in-person meetings and will keep you posted on our progress.
As most of us know, the Rotary International Convention scheduled for Honolulu, Hawaii this June was cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Rotary International recently announced that it would be welcoming the world of Rotary to a virtual convention - from June 20-26 - all FREE of charge.
RI has issued a list of dates and times for Virtual Convention programming. As you can see, the convention does not run the entire day, but instead will be broadcast at a few set times each day. Additionally, if you miss the live broadcasts, they will be readily available on the convention website, providing some flexibility for you and your event attendees to participate at your own convenience. The Virtual Convention is free to all attendees, however, there will be a sign in process in order to access the programming. Detailed Instructions for this process will be provided before the event.
We hope that you will take the time to join these sessions and to participate in some of the fun features of the Virtual Convention: wearing and sharing photos and videos of us in our Aloha wear, the Virtual Walking Challenge, and interacting with others in the virtual House of Friendship.
Here's what we know of the schedule now:
More detailed information about the Featured Breakouts, the platform that will be used, and instructions for accessing the programming and transitioning back and forth between events will be shared as soon as it is available on the convention website. You can also register on that site - admission is free.