The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered everyone's lives and way of thinking.  Even before the pandemic Rotary has been thinking ahead and planning for the Rotary of tomorrow, where Clubs will be innovative with new types of Clubs, new membership categories, new ways of meeting.
As  a new club, we have responded to this need, and taken the lead to sponsor a new Satellite Club. A satellite club functions as a short-term, transitional step on the way to becoming a full, independent Rotary club. This allows interested persons to become Rotarians without meeting the requirement of having at least 20 persons to organize a separate Rotary club.  The Rotary Satellite E-Club of Heritage New York - Evening was officially approved by Rotary International in June of 2020 with 8 members, and is the third satellite Club of District 7230. Following a period of organization, the new Club has begun it's regular activities. 
Satellite clubs set up their own board and have their own officers. However, instead of a President, a satellite club has a Chair. Papia Ashraf is the Chair of the new Satellite Club and the District E-Club Advisor, Assistant Governor Bina Ahmad is the adviser to the Satellite Club to help it learn about Rotary and its activities. The 8 members are residents of Manhattan, Long Island, and New Jersey. and hope to increase their membership and charter their own Club within a year.  Our Club is extending its full support to the new Rotarians and their nascent Club.  The new Satellite Club has been assigned to the District's Area 5, which is the same as our Club. .