Greetings Emmaus Rotary,
This Thursday October 24, 3019 is not only The Emmaus Rotary Club's Celebration Day to honor those members with 100% attendance, it is also World Polio Day 2019.  Thousands of Rotary Clubs across the globe are holding fundraisers and creating awareness in the effort to eradicate this disease once and for all.  According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative(GPEI), there were 16 WPV1 cases reported in 2019, down from 21 reported in 2018.  So we're getting close!!!!  To learn more, visit
I missed last weeks meeting because i was out of town for a work related conference.  I'm sorry I missed the Oregon Friendship Exchange Team however I am hearing it was a great meeting.  Thank you to Lexa for taking the helm while I was gone.
Also, a huge THANKS to Karen Hobson and Nicole Steirer, Co-Chairpersons for Community Service and all those who volunteered for facilitating another successful Make A Difference Day.  It was fun to see the trickle in of exhausted Emmaus Rotarians at the parade after-party.  I had a bunch of fun and I know those who stopped in shared some laughs and good times as well.
There is a Board Meeting immediately following Thursday's meeting.  Please remember all members are welcome to attend(this is counted as a makeup).  We do ask all Committee Chairs to report to the meeting for a quick update if needed.
Thanks everyone.
See you soon.
Steve Gould
2019-2020 ERC President