Dear Friends,
I sadly learned of the passing of Rotarian Thomas Devine over the weekend. Tom joined Rotary in 1998 and served with our Club as an Active and Honorary Rotarian for 25 years. 
Many long-time members of Emmaus Rotary are sure to have lots of fond memories of Tom and his Wife Rosenia Devine. While I never had the opportunity to meet Tom in person, he and I did enjoy sending emails and the occasional phone chat.  That's the special thing about our Rotary Family; even though we never met in person we shared a bond. Tom was always very encouraging and kind to me in my leadership roles.  Over the years I have heard many members share messages and updates from Tom at Club meeting. This always made it clear to me that Tom was a tremendous Person who our members hold in high regard and have missed his since his health prevented him from attending Rotary Functions.  
My sincere condolences and sympathy go out to Rosenia and the Devine Family, and to each of you who have lost a Friend.  We have said goodbye to some really great Rotary Friends over the last few years. Let us keep our Rotary Family in our hearts and speak of them often so that their memory and legacy lives on.  
A few months ago, I remember Jeff McElhaney sharing a message from Tom. He mentioned that "My Way" by Frank Sinatra was one of his favorite songs. In honor of Thomas Devine...give it a listen and know he's with you.  My Way (2008 Remastered) - YouTube
"I've lived a life that's full
I travelled each and every highway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way"
Frank Sinatra
I have spoken with Rosenia and let her know that ERC is here for her. When I learn more about services for Tom, I will be sure to share them with you. They will likely be later in June. 
If you'd like to send your thoughts to Rosenia Devine you can send a card to:
6622 Blue Heather Court
Macungie, PA 18062
Shine Bright Friends,
Meghan Reed
President, Emmaus Rotary Club 2022/23