Welcome to the Emmaus Rotary Club!
We meet at 7:30 AM on Thursday mornings
at Brookside Country Club, 901 Willow Lane, Macungie, PA 18062
District 7430  Club 5427
2019-2020 President 
Steve Gould                        
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Herb Klotz
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Hello From Your President
Hello Emmaus Rotary,
I miss you guys!!!!
I hope everyone is being safe and staying healthy during these unprecedented times.  It has really been a time to reflect on what is most important in life.  You never really know what you have until some of the things we take for granted are taken away.  However, I remain confident we will come out of this stronger than when we went into it.
Right now we are floating in a very gray area.  Until we have a better grasp of what's around the corner, it is difficult to make decisions on future meetings and events.  Rotary International and Emmaus Rotary is still very much in full effect and I know we are all ready to help in anyway to help greater mankind.  
Please feel free to send your comments and suggestions to me or anyone on the Board of Directors.  I will be joining a video Zoom meeting with our District Leaders on Wednesday evening to learn ways and options we can continue to communicate and the possibility of holding online meetings.  So please stay tuned as we all make adjustments to this temporary way of life.
A couple other items.  
First, if you receive an email from me or anyone in a Leadership role asking for gift cards or donations, it is a SCAM.   This email and text scam targets businesses and any other venue where they can leverage individuals vulnerabilities during times of need.  So please be careful and reach out to the individual directly to ask if it is real before committing to anything.
Second, if you have not heard already, The Beef N Beer Event has been canceled.  The committee is working on ideas on when to reschedule it, however, the next few weeks will be sure to define when we are able to get back to "normal" meetings and "normal" scheduling.
I encourage everyone to keep positive thoughts.  Work with your Committees on ideas and strategies that will continue to create positive change.  As Rotarians, we are all leaders!  Help those around you stay focused on what is most important.
Please take care everyone.
Yours in Rotary
Steve Gould
2019-2020 ERC President
Emmaus Rotary YouTube Channel 
Having Rotary withdraw? Get your fix by reviewing some of our past meetings on our Emmaus Rotary YouTube Channel! You never know what might inspire you while you have some time at home. Maybe check out our meeting about getting organized with Albright Ideas or get ideas on how your garden can give back this year by learning about Plan a Row.  Take this time to get inspired because what the world can always use is positive, motivated, People of Action! 

I miss you all dearly and will be thinking up some creative ways with our Fellowship Committee to Build Goodwill and Better Friendships during this time of "social distancing" (Are you as sick of that phrase as I am?)  

Your Friend in Rotary Service,
Meghan Reed
Do Your Rotary Homework!
Good morning Emmaus Rotary Club – our meetings are canceled for the next few weeks so here is a bit of homework that we can all do while being properly socially distanced!
Steve asked me to review the committee lists in ClubRunner and make recommendations for tidying the lists up and making them current.  I did that by using his membership spreadsheet and adding/deleting members to each committee as needed, making sure that the Chairs were correct (to the  best of my knowledge) and adding committees as directed. Also, one of the advantages of keeping the committee lists in ClubRunner is that when entered this way the committees we are on are then listed in our respective club profiles.
**A caveat here- I believe that everyone has the correct level access to be able to get to their profile, Chairs to edit committees, etc.  If not, let me know and I’ll ask our ClubRunner higher ups to grant the access you need.
Sequence to access the committees screen – Member login – click Member Area-organization tab-committees tab-view standing committees (left column)-click on your committee name to see the membership list. 
The screen shot below shows the 16 committees.
All members – please look at your club profile to see what committee(s) you are listed on.  If not correct, please contact the appropriate committee chair to make a change. 
Committee Chairs – please look at your committee(s) and make sure that your membership list is correct and amend as needed. **On the right side click the orange Add Member to add a member, click X to delete a member, and the edit icon to bring up a specific member and edit as needed.
Please have this editing done by Wednesday, April 1.
Please contact me at 484-274-2089 or if you have any questions.
Thanks and be safe,
Mike Waddell
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Weekly Door Prize Donations Needed! Be our next meeting's prize sponsor! 
It seems like we all like the idea of winning a festive prize at our meetings (in person or online).  We have had some very generous and fun donations over the past few months since incorporating this new aspect to our meetings. Many thanks to all who have donated a prize!  It is a nice way to give back to each other while doing some low-key networking for your business. 
In the wake of the Carona Virus now more than ever it's important to show the local businesses in our community we care and support them.  They have shown us support with raffle donations and sponsorships throughout the years. Consider purchasing a $20.00 gift card from one of the many small businesses in the East Penn Area.  As we know every little bit helps. It's also a great way to start a conversation about Rotary and invite business owners and managers to a club meeting. Please contact Meghan Reed for more information about our weekly door prizes and how you can be help! 
Upcoming Committee Meetings: Consider holding a virtual meeting to stay in touch and on task with your committee! 
(Does your committee have an upcoming meeting? Let Meghan know and we will list it here)
Rotary and Beyond:
If you are participating in a fundraiser outside of Rotary and would like help spreading the word to our club members please contact Meghan Reed. It may be eligible to run in our new section in the Trumpet called "Rotary and Beyond".  It will cost $2.00 (Happy Dollars) each time you'd like to run the information in the Trumpet.  To have the information posted in the Trumpet you must be an active committee member or board member of the non-profit organization facilitating the activity outside of Rotary participation. The $2.00 entry may be given to Meghan at a club meeting.  Contact Meghan with any questions. 
Online Committee Meetings
Our Committee Chairs are encouraged to continue engaging with their committees and stay on task as best as we can during these times of quarantine. Times like this are exactly when Rotary needs to stay focused and thinking ahead so we are able to help as best as possible now, and spring to action in the future. 

Please take advantage of the virtual meeting options available. For example, many of you learned last week John Chisca kindly set our club membership up with a Vox Tandem account to make staying connected with our committees easier.  Holding an online meeting can be very productive and boost moral. If you have any questions, for John about Vix Tandem please contact him directly at or direct cell number 610-730-7998.  
Please also be sure to log onto ClubRunner and check your individual committee listings! Our homework assignment from Mike Waddell is due! Read more for details. 
Community Service Collections 
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The Feed East Penn Students Food Packing Program needs your help! 
It has become more difficult for Second Harvest to supply us with protein sources for the 200 children we feed each week.  We are reaching out to our membership for help in collecting cans of tuna fish.  We will be collecting weekly until we have met the need. 
Bring your cans of tuna fish donations this week:
Thursday, May 21, 2020
8:45pm - 9:15pm
In front of Bethany Bible Fellowship church (418 Elm Street Emmaus, Office entrance)  
Don Blose will be masked and gloved with a box for you to place your tuna fish in. 
If you can help please take a ride and drop off your tuna fish.  We feed 200 people each and every week and with the continued protein (peanut butter, tuna, chicken, cereal, and milk) shortages at all food banks we know our Rotarians will step up and help.  We order food from Second Harvest each month for the children.  We have had a substantial contribution of monies from a lot of different sources and I thank each and every one of you for helping.  To keep our monies available and still help all of these children throughout the summer we are going to need your help.  We will continue to ask each and every week until either we have too much or Second Harvest has the supplies on hand we need.
Thank you for your continued generosity in advance 
Yours in Service Rick Zayaitz

The Community Service Committee is currently collecting the following items: 
  • Journals and Pens for Turning Point.  (A way for their clients to write down their journey as they start a new life)
  • Umbrellas and Ponchos for Turning Point. 
See Nicole with your contributions at our next meeting. 
People of Action - Community Service Activity 
The Community Service Committee has a new volunteer opportunity for the Emmaus Rotary Club!
Get outdoors and help with a local Earth Day Clean Up meeting at Emmaus Community Park on April 18th from 8:30am to 12:00pm. This is the 14th year for the Emmaus/ Upper Milford joint EAC Earth Day and The Emmaus Rotary Club Community Service Committee is eager to help the cause. Additionally there will be Electronics/battery/bulb recycling along with on site paper shredding starting at 9am until the Trucks are full or noon.
Contact Karen and Nicole to sign up with your family or group of friends. 
Rotarians at Work 
It's always nice to see smiles! Earlier this Month Karen and Wade joined the Community Service Committee to help at The Legend of Allentown to help with their Seniors new Happy Hour.  These two sure look happy to be lending hand.  
Rotary Peace Centers Program
Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers.

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals or practitioners to become experienced and effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

Since the program began in 2002, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,300 fellows who now work in more than 115 countries. Many serve as leaders in governments, NGOs, the military, education, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and the World Bank.

Our fellowships

The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities.

Have a candidate in mind?
For more information please contact Bill Hunter
Service above Self.