What's Happening at Rotary Club of Concord
The  Rotary Club of Concord is proud to welcome John Arena III, Mario Matos and Ryan Kauppila to our club and to Rotary International’s global community of more than 1.2 million men and women dedicated to building a better world.  Each brings skill, experience and enthusiasm that will help us continue our service to the community and the world. John is Funeral Director at Dee Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Mario is owner of Super Mario Plumbing and Heating. Ryan is an analyst with Putnam Investments. We hope their experience with Rotary will be both rewarding and fun.
 
At Rotary's Feb. 11 meeting, Dr. Laurie Hunter, Superintendent of the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District, spoke to us about the impact of Covid-19 on the school system and about the plans for a new Middle School. The schools have stayed in session with a hybrid model throughout the shutdown. To date there have been only 127 cases of Covid, 27 staff and 100 students, infections coming mostly from outside sources. Dr. Hunter reviewed the plans for the Middle School construction. She asked for feedback and encouraged us to spread the word to the Concord community. Those associated with the schools in some way are aware of the progress, but the general public should be aware as well. If you are a member of a group that would be interested in a speaker on the subject. please contact Dr. Hunter.
 
 
On Thurs, Feb. 4, Dr. Barry Kitch, Chief Medical Officer at Emerson Hospital, gave a comprehensive overview of Covid-19 and the ongoing efforts to contain the virus. Of particular interest, how the virus is affecting the Concord area. His talk covered the three types of testing, current treatments for active cases, and an overview of the various vaccines currently available. 2,200 Emerson Hospital employees have been vaccinated. We will now be in in Phase 2 through April, prioritizing first: individuals 75 and over, then Individuals age 65+, individuals with 2+ certain medical conditions ((only those conditions listed as at increased risk for severe illness), and/or residents and staff of low income and affordable senior housing. Many thanks to Dr. Kitch for his enlightening presentation.
 
The Rotary Club of Concord is donating masks to the Council on Aging for distribution to Concord seniors. Here they are, picking up masks at a drive-through event Jan. 26.
“We aim above the mark to hit the mark”, a “quote from a quote” by our speaker, John Boynton, sharing inspiration from the inimitable Ralph Waldo Emerson. While narrating slides of architect’s renditions and outlines of steps forward, our Jan. 28 speaker’s enthusiasm for the expansion and renovation of the library excited everyone. The beauty and utility of the updated library attests to the foresight of the many involved in its creation. As he wrapped up his remarks, John talked of  “Closing the Gap” on the building project.  With a goal of $12.2 million, $10.7 million has already been raised. To learn more view the Library Corporation’s website at CFPLCorp.org where you will find a walk through video of the space. You may also email them at development@cfplcorp.org.
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