Rotary Meeting May 5, 2020
President Craig called the virtual meeting to order shortly after 12:00 pm with Terry Gingrow leading us in Pledge and Prayer.
ATTENDANCE:  30 members were in virtual attendance along with two guests - our speaker, Wade Markel, and Lisa Duffy.  
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Wade Markel, Development Director at the American Heart Association
Some of the items Wade shared with us include but are not limited to the following:
Their Mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.  Specific goal is to increase life expectancy from 66 to 68 in 10 years.
They pivoted to address the current Covid 19 situation through initiatives such as -
     - Supporting accelerated research on the impact of the virus on the heart
     - Provide training to ICU personnel to safely serve Covid19 patients
     - Provide training on how to safely and effectively do CPR on possibly infected patients
     - Advocate policies to get health care to all
     - Provide guidelines for employers on how to help employees stay active, especially in their private lives through recipes for healthy nutrition and staying active.
     - operate kids heart challenge - activities to give to kids while they are at home - exercises for body and brain called "Kick Cabin Fever To The Curb"
Other on-going events are Get with Guideline - procedures for Stroke and Heart Attack; Go Red For Women luncheons focusing on women's health issues; Workplace Solutions.
Major Fundraisers include Heart Walk, Sat Sept 12, 2020 in New Oxford chaired by Mike Hockenberry; Heart Ball, May 30 will be virtual.
NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM: The Kiwanis Lake Clean Water Project from the Rotary Club of York