Hello Emmaus Rotary,
Last week's meeting was awesome, inspiring, educational and impressive.  I'm so very proud of Alicia Ruiz-Orbin and her Committee for taking part in such a great endeavor of what we do at Rotary.  Congratulations to Jill Long and Corinne Goodwin on being the honorees and award recipients at our International Women's Day Celebration.  Both Jill and Corinne had great things to say to us.  Thank you again for such a great presentation.  And thanks to everyone who participated and came to last week's meeting.
March is Rotary's Water and Sanitation Month.  What does that mean?  Well, I asked the same question.  Being a 15 year Emmaus Rotarian this May 2020, I am amazed on how I keep picking up on more and more as my own personal Rotary journey continues.  And as President, Google is my best friend because when I don't know something, Google is there. 
Here is Rotary District 3000's Water and Sanitation Focus according to Google:
  • Create awareness on water Conservation by Street play / Banners / Literature Distributions / Seminars at club level and for local community, Rain water harvesting awareness
  • Clean Drinking Water at Railway Stations, Bus Stations, Schools or Public Places, Re-user of waste water
  • Create Public Toilets Facilities, Create Awareness on Sanitation at Schools - Colleges - Economically Backward Areas
  • Create Sewage / Concealed Drainage system, Bore Wells, Building Check dams​​​​​​​
  • Providing Carriers (Transportation Systems) to carry water pots
Another wonderful focus Rotary takes part in!  Rotary never gets boring.  We pour our heart and souls into so many different areas of Service Above Self! Who do you know that fits that definition?  Everyone knows someone!  Give them a call and bring them to our Rotary meeting this Thursday(HINT, HINT!! I'm back on my Membership Growth kick!).  You may be surprised how thankful they are you asked them to a free breakfast at Brookside Country Club!!!
See you all Thursday.
Steve Gould
2019-2020 ERC President