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COVID-19 Testing Site Sponsored By Our Alice Rotary Club
 
Alice Rotary Club sponsored a COVID-19 testing site for Alice and its surrounding community Friday, May 1, 2020 at FESCO, Inc. Thank you Mr. Steve Findley (FESCO owner) for allowing us to set up this station at your facility that was run by Dr. Eric Nisimblat (Alice Pediatric Clinic) and his staff.
 
It is important to test as many symptomatic people in our area. We are in this together and follow our 4-Way Test.
 
The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do is a test used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. The test can be applied to almost any aspect of life.
1. Is it the TRUTH? Yes, this virus is present and we need testing.
 
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? Yes, it’s fair to all mankind that we do our part in this battle.
 
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Yes, it’s for the betterment of our world to test those affected and we make better friendships along the way.
 
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all? YES, by testing for COVID-19 and knowing those who need medical help is one step closer to victory in this battle against the invisible enemy.
 
Thank you Dr. Nisimblat and staff for all you are doing to ensure safety and good health in our community and taking the ultimate risk by doing what you do for us.

Additional testing is coming to our community.  Tests will be performed at the Jim Wells County Fair Grounds May 4/5/6/7.  Testing is free but in order to get tested you must first register either online at txcovidtest.org or call 512.883.2400.  Once that is completed they will give you a registration number, time and date for your drive up test.

  
This weeks meeting program will be presented by fellow Rotarian and Superintendent of Schools for the Alice Independent School District, Dr. Carl Scarborough. 
He will give us a rundown of how the school has been moving firmly in a positive direction.  Additionally, also let us know about how the virus has impacted the current year end and possibly the school year to come.
Our Acting President is working on getting all Rotarians more involved in every aspect of club happenings. He is asking club members to step up and join a committee.  Please contact him if you would like to be a part of any of the following or have another in mind.
 
Administrative                   Membership
Public Image                             Foundation
Service Projects
 
 
This weeks meeting will again accomplished using the Zoom app.  If you have not already done so you can download the app below.  However please know that the app is not required.  A dial in number will also be provided before each meeting.
 
Download Zoom Mobile Apps for iPhone or Android
Download Zoom Client for Meetings
 
For our April 15th, 2020 meeting we were honored that Dr. Erik Nisimblat took the time out of his day to give a very detailed and informative presentation on the many aspects of COVID-19.  This meeting was held via Zoom and we had great participation that included a great Q & A session.  
Alice Pediatrics COVID-19 Slides via Zoom Meeting
On April 22nd, 2020 the club participate in another great Zoom meeting.  In addition to our members we were joined by a few nonmembers that wanted to be informed. Mrs. Elizabeth Soliz with SBA  and Mrs Celia Garza presented information in regards to funding for business during these unprecedented times. 
We are currently in the process of acquiring a $3000 grant for Halo-Flight and our April 29th meeting bought to us a couple of great ladies from that organization. Jane Dare Haas and Wendy Greer took some time to fill us on what is going with Halo-Flight and how the virus has affected their organization.  They regretted to inform us that all fund raisers for this year have been canceled due to the virus and are looking for ways to gain funding to continue to operate and serve.  Some of the ways they spoke about were the Guardian Plan and adding an additional Giving Tuesday, Which takes place tomorrow May 5th.  For more information or to make a donation, please check out haloflight.org
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lane Bowen
July 10
 
Roland Garza
July 20
 
Spouse Birthdays
Bruce Bowen
July 4
 
Anniversaries
Gail Hoffman
Bruce Hoffman
July 9
 
Gilbert Aguirre
Yolanda
July 14
 
Join Date
Margie Gonzales
July 11, 2018
2 years
 
 May 6, 2020 05:30 PM via Zoom.
Board meeting are open to all members and if you would like to join please reach out to Bruce for meeting details.
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