This was a Zoom meeting of over 50 participants that included Christine Hall, previous member, who signed in from Thailand where is was almost midnight. President John Moorman gave us announcements about Taster for Giving and asking everyone to let them know any ideas for how to put on interesting entertainment on Zoom and also words about the travel raffle. Tom Connaughton gave us a factoid about RI evolution – early rapid club founding around the world but a rather slow acceptance of women members. We also had several happy announcements about members and their families. The speaker was the Alexandria Fire Chief Corey Smedley who gave us a most interesting presentation covering many aspects covering current capabilities and plans as well as proposing that the fire department outreach division partner with us in Rotary so we might synergize our efforts in support of the Alexandria community.