Look How Easy This Is! 
Hi Friends! 
Over the last year you have probably heard me go on and on about using our handy dandy ClubRunner tools to help keep ERC organized. I'm sure I didn't annoy anyone right??  I'm sure all of my enthusiastic suggestions were well received right???  
Well....I'm at it again. I'm testing the waters on using the Volunteer Sign-Up feature that ClubRunner offers so that we can help make our Community Service Chair, Karen Hobson's life a little easier! 
SOOOOO let's give a shot shall we....

Past District Gov. Bob Hobaugh has asked for a helping hand from ERC Volunteers at Das Awkscht Fescht! What a fantastic way for Emmaus Rotary to get involved with a community tradition, meet lots of folks and show people how fun Rotary is! This is a BIG project for us to be a part of so let's show Bob how ERC comes through!
Here are three places you can sign up to volunteer! 
First....just click this link and choose a shift : Das Awkscht Fescht Volunteer Shifts | Rotary Club of Emmaus (
(If you would like more information about what volunteer jobs entail click the blue box under the event location information. It will take you to the full event listing) 
Second....visit the event listing on our website calendar. Here is the link so it's handy:  EMMAUS ROTARY DAS AWKSCHT FESCHT VOLUNTEER | Rotary Club of Emmaus.  There is a blue box on the left side of the screen where you can register. When you click that box, it takes you to the sign-up page.
Third....We aren't doing away with old school can always sign up in person with Karen at a meeting. 
Need help? Just ask! I'm always happy to help you!
Shine Bright!
Meghan Reed
President, Emmaus Rotary Club 2022/23
Save the Date! Club Recognition Dinner 6/28/23
Friends! Save the Date! You are invited to the Emmaus Rotary Annual Club Recognition Dinner!
Wednesday June 28, 2023, from 6-8pm
Rising River Brewing Co. 
$30 Catered Buffet Style Dinner. (cash bar)
Please register and pay in advance using ClubRunner.  Emmaus Rotary Annual Club Recognition Dinner | Rotary Club of Emmaus
R.S.V.P by 6/23/23 so that we can give a head count to the caterer. 
Reflect on the 2022-23 Rotary Year. 
Club Service Recognition Awards.
Paul Harris Recognition. 
2023-2024 New Board Member Induction.
Pass the Gavel Ceremony to ring in the New Rotary Year! 
We have a special reserved space on the grassy peninsula area with a large tent. Dine Creekside with a delicious catered, buffet style meal by Fairview Catering Co.  Tell stories by the fire pit, throw a round of cornhole and enjoy some fellowship after our program. 
Next "Night Shift" Meeting 6/21/23
An Evening Meeting Opportunity For Emmaus Rotary Club - "The Night Shift" 
When: The Third Wednesday of the Month from 5:30pm -7:30pm, at Rising River Brewing in Lower Macungie 1955 Willow Lane Macungie, PA 18062  
Doors open 5:30pm. Meeting begins 6:00pm. Meeting to end by 7:30pm.

The Meeting Concept: Re-engage current members, attract new members and connect with/involve local Community Leaders in project-based planning/activities and enjoy fellowship. We are going to create a productive meeting environment: not just a happy hour. This meeting option will be offered as a Once-a-Month ADDITIONAL meeting opportunity for ERC on the third Wednesday of the month.  Mornings are not for everyone due to work/school/life schedules. (AND DON'T FRET! Weekly Thursday Morning meetings aren't stopping! We like bacon and eggs too much!)
Meeting Agenda 6/21/23 those in attendance will be get a better understanding of what Rotary's 7 areas of focus mean when coming up with ideas for impactful projects. We had a few ideas from last meeting and want to build on those.  We will breakout into groups to brainstorm more project ideas to consider implementing.   Want to learn what projects are currently on deck? Visit The Emmaus Rotary Club Calendar. 

The Cost: We ask that Rotarians make a $10 Cash Contribution to their Every Rotarian Every Year Rotary International Fund. First time guests are free. 

Food and Drink: Food and Drinks are available for purchase.

So that we can get and idea of how many people will attend our first meeting please RSVP using this event page. 
Many Thanks to our friends at Rising River or opening their space to us! 
Last week Meeting
Photos at the flag day that showed the crowd, veterans, scouts, flags, Sal, Lexa, Doug R., Senator Miller, Mayor Gilbert, speaker (Ariel Scholz) and the winners:
Poems in order from 1st to 3rd: Adriana Antinucci (her teacher read for her), Abigail Reichart, Miles Pospischil
Essays in order from 1st to 3rd: Charlotte Patterson, Benjamin Ruyak, Abigail Perez
Did you know? 

In many Rotary clubs throughout the world, wives of male members are affectionately called "Rotary Anns". This designation was never one of disparagement, but rather grew out of an interesting historical occasion.
The year was 1914 when San Francisco Rotarians boarded a special train to attend the Rotary convention being held in Houston. In those days few wives attended Rotary events, and until the train stopped in Los Angeles, the only woman aboard was the wife of Rotarian Bru Brunnier. As the train picked up additional convention-bound delegates, Mrs. Ann Brunnier was introduced as the Rotarian's Ann. This title soon became "Rotary Ann." Since the clubs of the West were inviting the Rotarians to hold their next convention in San Francisco, a number of songs and stunts were organized which would be performed in Houston. One of the Rotarians wrote a "Rotary Ann" chant. On the train's arrival at the Houston depot, a delegation greeted the West Coast Rotarians. One of the greeters was Guy Gundaker of Philadelphia, whose wife was also named Ann. During the rousing demonstration, someone started the Rotary Ann chant. The two petite ladies, Ann Brunnier and Ann Gundaker, were hoisted to the men's shoulders and paraded about the hall. The group loved the title given to the two women named Ann. Immediately the same term of endearment was used for all of the wives in attendance, and the name "Rotary Ann" was here to stay. Guy Gundaker became president of Rotary International in 1923 and Bru Brunnier was elected president in 1952. Thus, each of the two original Rotary Anns became the "first ladies of Rotary International."
Very few clubs have Rotary Anns, but many have Partners organizations, some are stilled called “Inner Wheel.” The word Rotary Ann can be heard on a rare occasion, and now you know where it came from.


    June 15
    Sign In Table   Seggern        Jason
    Greeter             Smida          Joanne
    Invocation        Shallcross    Lexa
    June 22
    Sigh In  Table   Socci    James
    Greeter             Steirer   Nicole
    Invocation        Straeter  Doviak Sue
    June 29
    Sign In Tablet  Stuckey  Chad
    Greeter             Beitler   Ronald
    Invocation        Birdsell  Ceil
    Call For  Mentorship
    Share with us whats happing when its happening,Where and when are you travelling to??
    What are you celebrating??
    When you Share your Happiness, you are supporting a good cause.
    4th Quarter Funds raised will go to the Emmaus Rotary Scholarship Fund.
    Call for Mentorship!
    You may have noticed some new faces at our meetings recently because our membership is growing! The Welcome Committee strongly encourages our seasoned club members (three years of service or more) and/OR any past presidents to become mentors for our new members. Mentorship offers a valuable opportunity for our experienced members to share their vast knowledge and expertise with new members who can benefit from their guidance. Becoming a mentor can positively impact our new members' attendance, participation, and overall engagement.

    Mentors are asked to:
    • Let the new members know how to contact them
    • Check with new members regularly to make sure they’re comfortable
    • Introduce them to other club members
    • Encourage them to invite someone they know to a meeting
    • Show them Rotary’s tools on My Rotary, including Club Finder and the Learning Center
    • Talk to new members about open roles they could fill or opportunities for involvement
    • Accompany new members to events when possible

    Ultimately, mentorship can strengthen our club as a whole by enhancing our sense of community and increasing participation in events and programs. We believe that mentorship can make a huge difference in our new members' lives and our club's continued success.
    Thank you for your commitment to our club and for considering the important and rewarding role of mentorship


    Rotary Direct Foundation Giving

    Dear Rotarians,

    Thank you for your dedication, leadership, and support on behalf of The Rotary Foundation. As a leader in Rotary, you play an essential role in ensuring that Rotary Foundation programs can continue to create positive and lasting change in your community and around the globe. One way you can help Rotary continue to do good in the world is by encouraging members to enroll in Rotary Direct, our Foundation’s recurring giving program.

    Last year, our Foundation raised over $434 million and funded more than 1,190 global grants, 470 district grants, and 225 disaster response grants to help communities thrive. Rotary Direct is one of the easiest and most secure ways for our donors to support the Foundation: because contributions are automated, donors don’t need to worry about sending checks or remembering to make an annual contribution on time.  

    Rotary Direct saves time and reduces administrative costs. Monthly, quarterly, and annual gift options are available. Members can enroll at the Rotary Direct page, return a completed Rotary Direct enrollment form, or enroll by phone by calling the international office that serves their area or +1-866-976-8279 if in the U.S. 

    For more information, you can refer to these frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, we are here to help! Reply to this email or write to our Annual Fund staff.

    Thank you for your dedication to Doing Good in the World.

    The Rotary Foundation

    An Update from ShelterBox

    Featured at the 2023 Rotary International Convention, Governor Emre Öztürk of District 2430 shares the importance of the Rotary and ShelterBox partnership in response to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.


    Dear Meghan,

    We are thrilled to share this inspiring new video update showcasing the incredible collaboration between ShelterBox and Rotary in response to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. This special update premiered at the 2023 Rotary International Conference and features the remarkable story of earthquake survivor and aid recipient Nürgul, alongside the perspective of District 2430 Governor Emre Öztürk from Turkey.

    Rotary International played a pivotal role in this emergency response through unwavering support from Rotarians and Clubs worldwide and the Rotary network in Turkey. From financial contributions to logistical support to on-the-ground assistance alongside our ShelterBox response Teams, Rotarians made a profound impact on the lives of those affected by the earthquakes. Governor Emre Öztürk's words beautifully convey the power of our partnership and the transformative difference we achieved by working together.

    As Rotary International's official Project Partner in disaster relief, we take immense pride in our collaboration. We hope you will share this compelling video within your Rotary networks and beyond.

    Global support from Rotary International has always been the cornerstone upon which ShelterBox is built. Since the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, England adopted ShelterBox as the millennium project in April 2000, our partnership has grown exponentially. Together, we have provided emergency shelter to over 2.5 million people, responding to disasters and conflicts across the globe.

    Our commitment to the partnership remains steadfast: we are stronger together. Each year, Rotary's support enables us to go further, support more people, and access areas that would otherwise be hard to reach. We sincerely thank you for your unwavering support, dedication, and commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those affected by disasters.

    ShelterBox's work to provide emergency shelter and vital supplies to families in Turkey and in response to disasters around the world remains ongoing. Thank you for your continued partnership and generosity.

    Together, we are transforming lives and building resilient communities.

    Yours in Rotary Service,

    Kerri Murray

    President, ShelterBox USA

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