Hello all.  Rotary Club of Nipomo is alive and well! 
Our weekly virtual meeting took place this Wednesday morning with a lively group of Rotarians.  Our two guest speakers, Bob Ferguson and David Doran were in attendance.  More on them later.  President Kelly opened the meeting, followed by the pledge of allegiance to our United States of America, and then a heart-felt and time-appropriate invocation by Ken Shadle. 
Roger Ridley, once again entertained and educated us with his Moment in History.   He cited 13 momentous events that took place on this day from 1587 to 2004.  Nicely done Roger! 
1587:  Sir Frances Drake attacks Spanish naval forces in the Bay of Cadiz
1701:  Netherlands adopts the Gregorian calendar
1863:  William Randolph Hearst is born
1967: Aretha Franklin’s famous version of “Respect” is released
2004:  The last Oldsmobile car rolled off the assembly line
Ed Harris was next up with his “Rotary Minute”.  The Rotary Club of Ojai has donated food and cash to help those in recent need due to the impact of Covid 19.  Ed also shared that there will be Rotary Covid 19 Response Telethon on May 2nd.  The goal to raise $1,000,000.  Think about it………….if each of rotary’s 1.2 million members donated just $1, just one little dollar, rotary would significantly exceed it’s goal.  For more information click here:   https://my.rotary.org/en/join-us-2-may-our-special-covid-19-rotaryresponds-telethon
Our guest speakers were David Doran, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones located in Nipomo; and Bob Ferguson, Vice President of JP Morgan Asset Management for the Northwest region.  Bob shared valuable historical information regarding the behavior of the financial markets.  He highlighted the current impact of Covid 19 and the oversupply of oil in the world.  He provided suggestions on dealing with the current market volatility and investing principles.  Thank you to both David and Bob for this interesting and useful presentation.