Date: July 22, 2020
 
Amy Hanus called the Club meeting to order via Zoom.  Brett Matherly led the invocation, Daniel Gibbs led the Club in saying the Pledge of Allegiance and Marcus Cunningham lead the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
 
 
Announcements
  • Mark French joined us for today‚Äôs Rotary meeting to fulfill part of the HW Almen Scholarship requirements. In addition to attending meetings, Mark will also have to participate in a service project.
 
Guest Speaker
Guest speakers today was Mendy Spohn, Regional Director of the Carter County Health Department. She spoke about COVID-19 and a congenital syphilis outbreak affecting our region.  The region that Carter County Health Dept. includes Carter County and eight surrounding counties.  Mrs. Spohn encouraged everyone to follow the CDC Guidelines of social distancing, washing hands regularly, wearing masks, and not going to work if you feel sick.  She mentioned that the Health Dept. has been working tirelessly since February to handle the outbreak and that free curbside COVID-19 tests are available at the Health Departement with a turnaround of 48-72 hours for results.  There is an additional site at the Chickasaw Nation Clinic that is free but will charge insurance for the testing with a turnaround of 3-5 days. She recommended testing 5-7 days after exposure for a more accurate test. There are hopes of vaccine on the horizon as there are over 221 vaccine trials happening right now.
 
 
20 members, 2 guests, for a total of 22, were present.
 
Guests
Mendy Spohn, Guest Speaker
Mark French, HW Almen Scholarship Recipient