Well, it seems spring has finally arrived.  The forsythia has been in bloom for a few weeks.  But, now, most of the flowering trees and many flower bulbs are in full bloom, too.  With spring comes new energy.  So, it’s a good thing we have so many events in the life of our club over the next few weeks to which that renewed energy can be directed.  Here are a few highlights:
  • The Rotary Friendship Exchange team from Sweden will be our guests at our May 3 breakfast meeting.  Come early to introduce yourself to the six couples visiting from District 2380 in Southern Sweden and hear their presentation.
  • We will gather at the Emmaus Remembrance Garden after our May 3 breakfast meeting to install a brick in memory of our friend and Past President Larry Wingard.  Let’s have a strong showing of support for Ginny as we honor Larry’s memory.
  • The Community Service committee is leading a clean-up project on Saturday May 5 from 10.00am to noon at the Knauss Homestead.  Please refer to the details in the separate article below.
  • Our club will be hosting a Kentucky Derby themed fellowship event at the Lower Macungie Township Building on Saturday May 5 from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.  Expect plenty of fun, food and drink (I hear there will be mint juleps) as we enjoy trivia contests, crazy Derby Day hats and watching the race.  The Swedish RFE team will be our guests of honor.
  • The District 7430 Training Assembly will be held on Saturday May 12 from 8.00am to 1.00pm at DeSales University.  Optional Rotary grant training will follow from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.  This is a great opportunity to learn from other leaders, find inspiration, get new ideas, meet old friends and gain new friends.  Officers, board members and committee chairs are urged to attend.  The club will cover the cost of your attendance.
  • If you are unable to attend the Training Assembly, you won’t want to miss the inaugural Emmaus Rotary Motorcycle Poker Run at Alburtis Community Park.  This event kicks off with registration at 8.30am and the motorcycle ride will occur from 9.00am to noon.  At 12.30pm, bikers and non-bikers will gather at the park for a party featuring food catered by Mission BBQ and entertainment by Sarah Ayers and James Supra band.  All proceeds from this event benefit Keystone Warriors, a local organization serving area veterans.  See the separate article below for more details.
Yours in Rotary,