Posted on May 29, 2020
CFB Rotary President David Hale has asked every club member to give him input about when we should reopen for in-person meetings. Following up on a spirited discussion at our most recent meeting via Zoom, Chief Hale wrote in an email, "I need to know of your willingness to return to in-person meetings at Brookhaven on June 11, 2020, by simply giving me a YES or NO response." "This is a personal decision," he added, "based on what is best for you and has no judgement associated with it." Those who aren't ready to reopen are asked to let him know when they think they might be comfortable enough to do so. 
Chief Hale explained, "Brookhaven Country Club is able to accommodate our return to in-person meetings in June under the current guidelines from the Governor. They are operating at 50% capacity for now. We would have to move to the larger room to accommodate the social distancing guidelines as required by the reopening of Texas." He also pointed out there would be additional requirements for food service during in-person meetings. 
Program Director John Chollampel and fellow Rotarian Barry Jordan have already lined up our June 4 meeting via Zoom with 22Kill, an organization aimed at preventing suicide among veterans, first-responders, and their families. This important program has already been scheduled via Zoom for June 4, and there are no plans to change. 
Please let Chief Hale know your thoughts as soon as possible about reopening in-person meetings at noon on Thursday, June 11. You can get his email address or cell phone via ClubRunner. Chief Hale concludes, "Your quick response would be most appreciated as we must plan out speakers depending on the format and give them time to make arrangements. Thank you."