Newsletter Date: June 28
Meeting Date: June 22
Reporter: Sharon Garland
Rob Black quoted from a Native American blessing:
“May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.” Apache Blessing
We will NOT meet next Monday, July 6.
From the June 25 club board meeting:
  • The board voted to postpone the Legends for Literacy Gala until next spring. Planning will begin in September, and last year’s sponsors will be notified to maintain the event’s momentum.
  • The board (and foundation trustees later in the day) approved allocating $7,500 to purchase 1,500 Literacy Enrichment Kits for Providence kids attending this summer’s Eat, Play, Learn program at city parks. The kits are aimed at helping maintain kids' reading skills during the pandemic.
  • Pres. Geoff appointed, and the board confirmed, Jan Feyler and Art Norwalk as trustees of the Providence Rotary Charities Foundation.
Kris David announced that all the required paperwork has been submitted for the new Rotaract Club. An induction ceremony will be held in the next few weeks and Gabriela David will serve as president.
Members can view sessions from the virtual Rotary International Conference on District 7950 website.
Anthony Hollingshead will be in touch about an alternative meeting date for next month.
Geoff is happy that he hosted 11 people and seven dogs at his home for the wedding for an employee last weekend and for Father’s Day.
Jim Gilcreast has a buck – he’s happy!
Anthony Landi has ten happy bucks for fishing with his son at Ninigret Pond and that his son is back making a fortune caddying at Point Judith Country Club.
Note: This is longer than usual but there’s a lot of important advice to protect your identity and data.
Tom Updegraff of CyberScout provided best practice advice to help individuals protect themselves from cybercrime. He warns not to think it doesn’t impact us – every person is a now a target, not just businesses.
Criminals on the internet use fear and smart tactics to get individuals to open their emails. Attachments are the easiest way for someone to gain access to personal information, it’s important to
carefully review email addresses and links and be cautious about where you click. Don’t open emails with attachments from people you don’t know.
Covid presents multiple opportunities for fraud including applying for federal unemployment and stimulus programs. He advises not waiting to file taxes, the longer you take to file the more vulnerable you are for a criminal to divert your refund to their account; have your refund direct deposited rather than opting to receive a check.
Be careful about sharing too much personal information on social media, don’t make it easy for criminals; monitor kids’ online activity to make sure they’re not sharing too much personal information. Criminals target sites like TikTok and Snapchat.
By law you must be advised when there is a data breach, don’t ignore this notification. It can be a costly mistake since one third of those hacked end up having their identity stolen. If your account is breached, freeze your credit and take advantage of any credit monitoring or other protections offered to you.
Try not to purchase things from unfamiliar websites; don’t use public WiFi or pubic charging stations (bring a portable charger with you when you travel); don’t reuse passwords and don’t answer security questions honestly (make up answers).
Do backup your data on all your devices -- backing up to the cloud is best practice; consider credit monitoring to get an alert if someone tries to open an account in your name; use a password manager, like Dashlane, that provides a military grade level of safety for storing passwords and generates passwords difficult for criminals to hack; social media monitor to see what’s on the web about you and your children.
Make sure your antivirus software is current; power down devices and cover your webcam when not in use; turn off location services unless necessary; consider individual cyber insurance; set up Zoom meetings with a password to keep hackers out of meetings; always verify a charity’s credentials before making a gift.
Upcoming Speakers
Jun 29, 2020
Officers & directors
Jul 27, 2020
District Governor Official Visit
View entire list
Executives & Directors
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Acting Secretary
Assistant Treasurer
Executive Administrator
Director to 2021
Director to 2021
Director to 2021
Director to 2021
Director to 2021
Director to 2020
Director to 2020
Director to 2020
Director to 2020
Immediate Past President
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To unsubscribe from future e-mails, click here.
To forward this email to your friends, click here.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
ClubRunner is a registered trademark of Doxess Technologies Inc.
© 2016 ClubRunner. All Rights Reserved.