It was so nice to reconnect with fellow Rotarians at our Club's first Monday Club Zoom Meeting! Past President Romeo was recognized for his commitment to Service Above Self as a Club Member, Club President, and Chair of the Club's Foundation. Special thanks to Past Presidents Lex McCrindle, Maureen Lucas and Peter Hrastovec for their contributions to the meeting.
Peter Hrastovec read an inspirational poem about baseball left fielder Willie Horton that was very appropriate for our current situation: "It all started on the June afternoon when I saw Willie Horton run for home, almost a year to the day when he stood on a car while the city burned and declared to those who dared to rebel to go home. Go home. Go home and be safe just like him running home. To be safe at home. In the Kingdom at Michigan and Trumbull where the bleachers in summer was the very place where rainbows begin and legends find their way."
Lex and Maureen presented tributes in honour of Romeo, who will be moving to British Columbia to be closer to his family:
Lex: "It was an absolute joy working with you over the years." 
Maureen: "A fair and kind person [....] I’m so happy for Romeo and Gerty. Cheers and safe travels my friends."
In response, Romeo spoke to the Club:
"Thank you all for letting me be part of Rotary and for letting me be a friend to all of you. Thank you for letting me assist and do the best I can for the Club, and for contributing as I have. There's always more that you can do, but I tried to do the best I could while given the opportunity. Thank everyone for the support, the friendship - the jabs now and then, all of which were well-intended. You have a tremendous group there and continue to flourish and by all means - please stay in touch!"
It was also nice to hear from members who wanted to share during the Happy Bucks segment, allowing members, although not meeting in person, the opportunity to connect with each other.