Faced with the “previous present,” which we are glad will not be the “new normal,” RCPC’s Leadership and Committee Chairs began to adapt for life during shutdown – and the complications that would bring.
One of the first adaptations was by the Transportation Committee, which was formed to bring members to meetings if they were unable to drive. Under the leadership of PP Fred Brown, the committee members expanded their presence to include more members and to call and check on older members, as well as to bring groceries or run errands for members who were at too high risk to go out. 
PP Fred Brown also organized members to provide lunches once a week for the essential staff at RCPC’s collaborative partner Agape Clinic in East Dallas, which provides medical care to the indigent, the poor and the working poor.  PP Fred collected the funds from club members who wished to help, then ordered a lunch for the ten essential staff members to be delivered from one of their favorite fast food restaurants in the area.  [The picture below shows a delivery of pizza, a favorite of the staff!]
While we can no longer meet for lunch at Maggiano’s, President Richard has encouraged members to order takeout there on a regular basis. We want to support our friends who not only have provided delicious lunches for us every week, but who have also been generous in contributing dinners for the residents of Ronald McDonald House and of Fisher House.
Ronald McDonald House has had to adapt by restricting volunteers from serving dinners there. As a result, they have had to absorb the costs of additional meals to serve their residents. Rather than their usual volunteer evening, RCPC’s RMH Committee has collected funds to purchase dinners for the residents to be delivered to the House.
Making focused adaptations to assist these agencies has helped them in their important work, made even more necessary by the limitations and restrictions of the shutdown. RCPC has been glad to be able continue providing them all support and will continue to adapt to their needs as we phase into the “new present.”