Saucon Rotary February 2021 Newsletter


Speaker February 9th:

PDG Ron Smith

Global Grants in Uganda

PDG Ron is a charter and founding member of the Blue Bell Rotary Club and a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation.  

Ron served as District Governor in 2006-2007 and in fact was the District Governor when The Saucon Rotary Club was chartered!

Ron has organized three Vocational Training Team humanitarian grants to bring improved Maternal and Child Healthcare to Uganda with Drexel University.  He has collaborated with Drexel Medical School to bring doctors to and from Uganda to develop distance education programs to serve the healthcare community in Uganda.  He is now starting his 3rd major ($250,000) Global Grant in Uganda.

Ron has been invited with his team to present his project and outcomes at the World Heath Organization in Switzerland on February 27, 2021.

Linda Young is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Global Grants in Uganda
Time: Feb 9, 2021 07:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 834 3748 1954
Passcode: 473585




Saucon Rotary Meetings Survey

The recent survey of members for their preferences on meetings (time, date, venue, frequency) drew 14 responses from our 22 total membership roll.  A second poll asking for specific dates and times they could attend meetings was answered by 9 of our 22 members.

The major conclusion:  There wasn’t much support for big changes to the pre-Covid meeting days (Tuesday and Thursday) except for frequency.  Nearly all respondents favored no more than 2 one-hour meetings per month.

About ¾ of the 14 respondents said 7:30am for Zoom meetings was okay Tuesday.  3 members preferred an 8am start.  

Most respondents said they could participate in occasional weekend service projects given advance notice.

Post Covid:   Nearly all favored food (breakfast, notably) with the meetings.

The Board will make a determination on next steps in response to the survey.





Upcoming Events
VTT/Humanitarian Grant in Uganda: PDG Ron Smith
Feb 09, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Saucon Rotary Board Meeting - all invited
Feb 16, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Saucon Rotary Club Meeting: Mark Pinsley
Feb 23, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Saucon Rotary Club Meeting:Develop Strategic Plan
Mar 09, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Saucon Rotary Board Meeting - all invited
Mar 16, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
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