Good evening Rotarians:

As you’re certainly aware, our public health leaders are asking us all to take meaningful efforts to create social distance between us, to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

In light of this advice, and the Governor of Minnesota’s actions today closing restaurants, we will be suspending in person meetings of the Rotary Club of Forest Lake, at least until April 8th.

I have been working with Melissa on a way to hold virtual meetings during our regularly scheduled meeting times, so that social distance doesn’t translate into real distance. Please watch for an email with more information on that.

There will be no meeting – in person or virtually – this week, but I hope to begin virtual meetings for our meeting next Wednesday, the 25th.

This is also a challenging time for many of our businesses. I’d encourage you to also stay tuned and offer your patronage and support to Vannelli’s if they offer takeout service during this closure.

Finally, as Rotarians, we are People of Action. Our community look to us to take the lead in times like this, offering our support and assistance where most needed. I know that none of us need encouragement to help our neighbors and our community, and I know that we will rise to this challenge and emerge stronger.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and please stay healthy!!

Thank you!

Ted Blank, Forest Lake Rotary President

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