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                        
District 7430 Governor
Herb Klotz
Assistant Governor Area 1
Barb Bottitta
Follow us on Facebook!
Feb 06, 2020
The Wildlands Conservancy
Feb 13, 2020
Feb 20, 2020
Preparing for the 2019 Tax Deadline
Feb 27, 2020
Classificationn Talk
Mar 05, 2020
International Women's Day Celebration
View entire list
Executives & Directors
President Elect
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Sergeant at Arms
Sergeant-at-Arms Emeritus
Immediate Past President
International/Foundation Chair
Community Service
Membership Chair
Youth Exchange
Public Relations
Fundraising - Beef-n-Beer
Fundraising - Golf
Fundraising - Poker Run
International Women's Day
Social Media
Bulletin Editor
Meghan Reed
Rotary Links
Rotary International
RI President Home
Rotary Global Rewards
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members
If it's Thursday it must be the Wildlands Conservancy
ERC’ers – a reminder that we are taking a  roadtrip to the Wildlands Conservancy this Thursday, February 6.  Rumor has it that Jim Hess has a special treat for us so be there!  Also, wear you walking shoes if you’d like to take a short walk around the site (weather permitting) after a nice breakfast from David's Italian Market…probably 30-45 minutes.  Also, there’s a geocache about 200 yards from the meeting site so get the app and you’re ready to go.  Also, for those who need directions, click on the link below and watch the video to the end!  Also, doors open at 7 am and close at 7:30 so leave the house early!  Also, here is the GPS address to use--
3701 Orchid Place
Emmaus, PA 18049
Yes, too many alsos, but there’s so much to say!
President's Message
Happy February Emmaus Rotary!!!!
February is Rotary's Peace and Conflict Resolution Month.....
As I sit here and write this message on a balmy 60 Degree early February day, I wonder what the world would be like if EVERYTHING was at PEACE!!
Take a moment and think about that!
Steve Gould
2019-2020 ERC President
Love Creates Courage 
Our speakers at our Thursday, January 30th meeting had us thinking about why we do what we love, and how love gives us the courage to face our fears. 
Many thanks to Cindie Feldman, Owner of Gather and 29 Cooks, for sharing her personal story of the struggles she faced with hunger growing up and how that time in her life led her to recognize the importance of gathering for a meal. How gathering over a meal leads to purposeful conversation to connect and sometimes reconnect us.  She encourages us as Rotarians who gather each week to look back at why we initially joined Rotary and reflect on why we are here today.  

Anil Srivatsa shared his inspirational story of how his family faced their fears of organ donation to save his Brother's life. Anil's experience led he and his wife on a cross country road trip of the United States to spread the word of organ donation awareness. He asks us this: How many of us would be willing to give up an organ without being afraid? There will be fear, but fear should not be the reason to say NO.  The most common fear is the unknown..."Will I be ok?"...."What will happen to me?".  We learned what happened to Anil. His words were "Nothing!"  He can still run a 100 meter sprint. His diet hasn't changed. He lives a normally and even takes part in the World Transplant Games. Which he playfully invited our fellow Rotarians and organ donation heros Murtaza Jaffer and Eric Loch to partake in with him.  His message to over 75,000 people has been to Let Love Win and Beat Fear.  Since he began his talks, four lives have been saved!  
Fellowship Pancake Supper! Please RSVP
Beef & Beer Scholarship Fundraiser 2020
You can purchase your tickets at our next meeting! Just $35.00 per ticket CASH or CHECK.
See Bryce Ruggieri or Don Blose. 
4 Way Speech Contest Volunteers Needed
Image may contain: text
Volunteers are needed to assist with the ERC 4-Way Speech Contest at Emmaus High School on February 13th - 6 PM - 7:30 PM.  Volunteers are also needed to assist with the District 7430 North Region Speech Contest at Willow Lane Elementary School on March 28th - 10 AM - 12 PM.
Please contact Anthony Moyer (  610-295-7691) if you are able to help at either or both events. 
Community Service Collections 
The Community Service Committee is currently collecting the following items: 
  • New Bath Towels for Turning Point.
  • New Sweatpants for Boys and Girls in sizes Kids Small, Medium and Large and also Kids underwear (both sexes) size 4  - 10.  Donations are being delivered Lincoln Elementary School in Emmaus for students in need. 
See Karen and Nicole with your contributions at our next meeting.
Pinned on ERC's Bulletin Board
IMPORTANT! Brookside CC will be closed the following Thursdays: 
February 6, 2020  - Meeting at the Wildlands Conservancy (3701 Orchard Pl. Emmaus) Normal meeting time.
Beginning Thursday, February 13, 2020 payment for your weekly breakfast will be $15.00.  Your $15.00 payment will include a Door Prize Raffle Ticket. There will be ONE winner each week. The winner will receive either a $20.00 cash prize or a donated prize for that meeting valued at at least $20.00  There will no longer be a buy in for a 50/50 raffle ticket.  This is a creative way to offset the recent price increase by Brookside Country Club and will help run our meeting more efficiently.  If you or your business would like to donate a $20.00 value door prize please contact Meghan Reed.  
Save the dates!
Beef & Beer Scholarship Fundraiser - Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the House and Barn.
Upcoming Committee Meetings:
Scholarship Endowment Committee - Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. prior to our club meeting
Membership Committee - Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. prior to our club meeting. 
(Does your committee have an upcoming meeting? Let Meghan know and we will list it here)
Check the list below to see if you are scheduled to serve as Greeter & Raffle, Sign-in Table, Invocation or EREY.
If you will not be at the meeting when you have an assignment, it is your responsibility to arrange for coverage of your duty. 
Please note that changes may be made from previous editions of the TRUMPET. Please check before each meeting! 
Thank you for taking your turn and helping Emmaus Rotary run a smooth, fun and friendly meeting. 

February 6, 2020
(note this meeting is to be held at The Wildlands Conservancy 3701 Orchid Pl, Emmaus, Pennsylvania 18049)

Greeter - McNealis

-table - McElhaney and Prokop  

Invocation - Raynock

EREY- Peaslee


February 13, 2020

Greeter - Nonemacher

-table - Parks and Price  

Invocation - Reese

EREY- Newhart


February 20, 2020

Greeter - Rohrbach (Gary)

-table - Ruggieri and Reichley  

Invocation - Ruiz-Orbin

EREY- Roberts 


February 27, 2020

Greeter - Rohrbach (Woody)

-table - Smida and Stuckey  

Invocation - Straeter-Doviak

EREY- Spradlin

Service above Self.