Mark Patton, October Program Coordinator, introduced Dr. Hans House, Covid Update.  Dr. House said that the Delta variant has peaked  in the U. S.  Iowa has not peaked.  Boosters are definitely needed.   Covid is endemic.  We need to get to the point where it is just like the flu.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel but may be an oncoming train.
Masking works if everyone where's them.  In order to protect at the highest level wear an N-95.   One of the goals is to make a
Covid vaccine part of the schools required vaccines. Europe is doing fairly good.  It will be along time before Africa will be vaccinated. Long term effects can be heart and lung damage.  Athletes who have contracted Covid have MRI's done to be sure there is not heart and lung damage.
Dr. House slides will be made available.   
President Liz called the meeting to order at 7:03 am.  She spent considerable amount of time explaining the new due structure.  We are keeping dues at $140, $50 for hardship, and $70 for the second person of a couple to join.  80% of the membership paid full dues during the pandemic.  Average cost of breakfast is $6.67 rounded to $7.00.  
Lots happening in October:  ORS virtually 10/20, Polio Event 10/21or 10/28, Tree Planting 10/23, RLI 10/30 Mt. Pleasant.  
Dean Carrington has found a member to become Treasurer. PDG Chris Knapp has taken the challenge.   Deb Ockenfels has sent an email regarding the Warm Soles project update. 
PDG John Ockenfels talked about RLI.  Do not let the Institute part scare you.  The courses are meant for everyone to learn something about  Rotary.  
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 am..