President's Message
“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. ” – Wayne Dyer
Many thanks to our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion working group that has met several times over the past 10 months or so to consider where we are in terms of being a Welcoming Club to all who attend.  Data have been collected and dissected, speakers discussed, and a presentation will be made on August 12 about their work.  An important part of this process involves this week’s speaker, Peter Jones, who will talk to us about the DEI information from RI and District 7430.  This is an important overview that I viewed several weeks ago, and I believe gives a good  context to the work of the DEI working group…please be sure to attend at BCC or virtually.
Committees are the heart and soul of our club.  We see each other infrequently so committees do their work in the background and periodically report on their progress.  Many thanks to the Committee Chairs who keep things moving toward the goals listed in our 2021-2022 Action Plan.
This week there will be two clipboards passed around.  One will have the existing standing committees and the membership therein and the other will be a list of members with their committee affiliations listed (these should match!).  Please make sure your listings are correct and now is the time to make changes if you want to join and/or leave a committee.  It’s important that you are where you want to be doing the service that is meaningful to you.  Please talk to me or the Committee Chairs if you have any questions.
In Case you Missed It!
We had some technical difficulties last week with the program presentation, but it was still great to see everyone.  We got all of the bugs worked out, thanks to Eric Loch for his persistence.  We also had our first "breakfast seat scramble" plus the fans of the European Soccer Cup finals were on hand to show their happiness or displeasure!  In case you missed it here are a few glimpses from the meeting.
See you all on Thursday.
This Week's Meeting!
Tomorrow's Meeting is going to be presented by Peter Jones who is the District 7430 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair and a member of the Blue Bell Rotary Club.
Rotary International, District 7430 and our Club all value the member experience and maintaining Rotary as a thriving and growing organization.  Throughout Rotary, we recognize our communities are diversifying.  Rotary wants to make sure our Clubs are attracting people from across our communities. 
Our District Governor, Bob Hobaugh, continues strong support and participates in this effort. 
Peter is here to tell us more about Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Professionally he has 25 years executive experience in organizational transformation at Independence Blue Cross and is bringing those skills to our District.
The Emmaus Rotary Club has our own Diversity Equity and Inclusion Working Group that will report on its work at our Club meeting on August 12.
This Week's Virtual Meeting is Different! 
This week's meeting is in person at the Brookside Country Club BUT if you prefer the virtual option we have a new link via ZOOM! 
The link for the ZOOM Meeting is below and Eric Loch will start the meeting around 7:15 AM.
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO ERIC LOCH AND JOHN CHISCA FOR MAKING THE HYBRID MEETINGS POSSIBLE EACH WEEK! And a special thanks to Wade George for helping with the camera and microphone this week.
As always, Be Well and Stay Safe Friends, 
Sal Verrastro
Trumpet Editor 
As members we are all responsibility for making each week's meeting a success.  Because of the pandemic, we suspended issuing weekly meeting assignments.  Now that we are once again meeting in person at Brookside, we will resume listing the weekly assignment in the newsletter.  This process will begin in AUGUST!!  So be on the look out each week for the meeting assignments which will appear in the TRUMPET starting in two weeks, such as staffing the front reception table (2 people) the Greeter, presenting the invocation and staffing the EREY collection table. PLEASE NOTE:  If you prefer NOT to be on this list or NOT to be given a specific assignment, please let me know via text, phone call or email.  I will honor any requests. 
I would like to thank to the following people who volunteered to take on the respective assignments for the following weeks in July.  You will notice that there are a few openings.
JULY 22nd:
-Table:  Ashley Lorah
Greeter:  Ann Peaslee
Invocation:  OPEN!
JULY 29th:
-Table:  Larry Delhagen
Invocation:  OPEN!
Rotary Change Over Party - TONIGHT!
                     WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 2021 (THAT'S TONIGHT FOLKS)
                      COCKTAILS/DRINKS STARTING AT 5
                       DINNER APPROXIMATELY 6 TIL..
                       HORNAMAN HOUSE
                       2225 RIVERBEND ROAD
                       ALLENTOWN, PA 18103
Hope to see you all there!
Do You Have Perfect Attendance?
Smart phone ClubRunner app option:
Get the free ClubRunner Mobile app by keying “ClubRunner” into the app store you use.  Open the ClubRunner option and download the app.  Have your login and password handy to sign into your account. 
If you don't know your login and password, you can retrieve it using this link:
Click on the ClubRunner app on your smart phone and click on the three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen.  Select ‘My Attendance’ and see where you are in achieving perfect attendance for the 2020-2021 Rotary year. 
Laptop/PC option:
You can also get this information through the laptop/PC version of ClubRunner.
Get to the ClubRunner software by going to 
Click on ‘Member Login’ at the upper right corner and enter your sign in information [login ends in .6560 and your password], click on ‘Member area’ and you are in ClubRunner. 
If you don't know your login and password, you can retrieve it using this link:
If you have questions about your attendance, email Jim  with the data to indicate the system needs to be updated.
Making Up Emmaus Rotary Club Meetings                                                                                            2021-7-17
How to earn a Perfect Attendance Pin each Rotary year [July 1 to June 30].
You need to attend every Emmaus Rotary Club meeting that year or make them up. 
If you have to miss a regular weekly meeting of our Club, you can make up for that absence within 30 days before or after the meeting [effective 8-13-20 by Bylaws change] by following the options described below.  Members do not have to make up for times when our Club does not meet.
How to Make Up a Meeting at Another Club:
You can get credit for attending the meeting of another Rotary Club, anywhere in the world. It’s easy. Here are the steps:
Identify another club you would like to attend and find out when and where it meets.
To get meeting locations, times and days of the week clubs meet around the world, consult the Rotary International web site,, and click on the “Club Finder” button near the top of the screen. Or download the app ‘Rotary Club Locator’. 
When you arrive at the meeting place of the club you are visiting, ask for a makeup card to verify your attendance at the meeting. You will pay the cost of your meal at that club meeting.
At the next meeting of our Club, give the makeup card to our Club Secretary or just mail it to the Club Secretary. If you fail to obtain a card, our Secretary will accept your word; just give a written note/email when and where you made up the meeting.
NOTE: If you arrive to make up a meeting at another club and find that for some reason the club is not meeting at its regular place and time, you can still be credited with a makeup. Just explain the situation to the Club Secretary in writing.
There are other ways of making up a meeting:
•             For Emmaus Rotary Club members, you can watch a meeting video by searching for 
Emmaus rotary club YouTube   Email or give a note to the Club Secretary of when you watched it and give the Club Secretary $10 to earn a make-up.  Watch any video within 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the meeting you want to make up.  Of course, if you don’t need a make-up and want to watch a meeting anyway, that does not cost anything. 
•             Attending online classes you take run by Rotary like webinars and training classes from the RI website, for example. 
•             Attending a Rotary International or District Convention, assembly, or District committee meeting.
•             Attending a Board meeting of our Club, or formal Club Committee meeting.
•             Attending and participating in a board-authorized Club service project or a Club-sponsored community event or meeting, excluding social events like pancake suppers, hockey events, etc.
•             Attending e-club meetings.  E-clubs are on-line meetings/makeup opportunities that don’t involve attending an online meeting but usually involve up to an hour of reading/writing and typically a fee similar to what we pay for an ERC meeting.  E-clubs can be found online and some examples are:
o    < includes a list of e-clubs under the tab E-club Links
It is the member’s responsibility to keep track of their meeting makeups and be sure someone sent the Secretary their makeup information.  The Club Secretary records makeups received every week but is not responsible to monitor which meetings members have missed. 
Jim Palmquist, Club Secretary, Emmaus Rotary Club
July Is....
July is Rotary Leadership Month
July is designated New Leadership Month - each year Rotary Clubs and Districts across the globe induct new leaders. Our leaders exemplify all of the qualities that make our members extraordinary; integrity, expertise, and commitment to service. 
Rotary develops leaders by providing opportunities for all members to provide service to our local communities and communities across the globe. With that service comes a learning experience in the areas of leadership, team building, planning, marketing, communication, and organization.
Serving as a Club or District officer or committee member provides an opportunity to enrich your leadership skills by sharing experiences and ideas with other Rotarians throughout the region.

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

  -Steve Jobs



We are planning another Service Meeting on Thursday, September 16tth.  This service meeting will be very similar to the very popular one we did recently for the men at the Allentown Rescue Mission. This time we will be helping women and their kids that use the Safe House through Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley. We  will be collecting items and assembling them at the meeting for individual Women's Personal Care Basket and some Toddlers' Baskets.  More information will follow in the Trumpet with a Sign-up Genius and a Facebook post to invite friends and family to participate.
We hope you will find the opportunity to help out and, in the meantime, should you need more information please reach out to Karen or Nicole on the Community Service Committee by emailing them
Emmaus Rotary Flag Program - You can Still Sign Up!
HOLIDAY FLAG PROGRAM - It is not too late to sign up for this new program which is designed to provide each recipient with an American Flag to be installed in your yard at each of the following US holidays.  For an annual subscription of $49, a 3' x 5' American Flag will be placed in a designated area in your yard and removed immediately after each date:
Memorial Day
Flag Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Patriots Day
Veterans Day
To sign up please use this link:
For more details, please contact Eric Loch!
Shelterbox Fundraiser - Save The Date
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
2021-2022 President 
Michael Waddell                       
District 7430 Governor
Bob Hobaugh
Assistant Governor Area 1
Rick Zayaitz
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