Posted on May 06, 2020
Zoom Rotary meetings have become the new norm for many clubs during the COVID-19 crisis. While club members would rather meet in person, one of the benefits of Zoom meetings is the opportunity for those members and clubs that have a connection to a club in a different country to join in from around the world. On April 30, during CFB Rotary's weekly Zoom meeting, we invited our current global grant student along with The Rotary Club of Montego Bay, Jamaica, to join in. District 5810 Governor, Beverly Grogan, also joined in.
Juan Sebastian who is attending Oxford University is now quarantined in Hamburg, Germany, where he was doing research when all travel was shut down. Several members of The Rotary Club of Montego Bay joined as well. Our club has had a long relationship with this Rotary Club, providing school supplies, medical equipment, water well funding, as well as funding many other needs of an orphan home in Jamaica. 
Our International Director, Regina Edwards, established our connection to the Montego Bay club many years ago. Jamaicans attending our meeting included Bhagwan Chuganey, Past President and Past International Service Director; Michelle Daswani, Past Assistant Governor and Past President; Yemima Garcia, President; and Kay Llewellyn,  Past President.
This meeting will go down as a meeting we will remember for a very long time. Even when we are able to resume our lunch meetings, we will embrace this technology and find new ways to have our international partners join in.