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Say Hello This Thursday!
Our in person meetings Continue at Brookside Country Club this Thursday, September 23rd.  
 
 Be sure to welcome Dee Eng's special guest who will be joining us virtually from Singapore! Log on or stop by our virtual set up at Brookside to say hello to Varun Gulati from the Rotary Club of Singapore. He is the International Service Chair for his club in district 3310.  Their club is the largest in the district. He may have some other members online with him as well.  This is a wonderful way to build goodwill and better friendships through virtual fellowship. Thank you Dee! 
 
We are planning to being indoors with proper social distancing measures in place and approximately 100 can be served there so no need to RSVP…just show up before 7:30, enter through the main entrance with your mask on, get signed in, find a seat, chat with friends, and enjoy the meeting. 
 
While we meet in person this week at Brookside Country Club you also have the option to participate by joining us through the Voxx Tandem platform.  We will see you in person or online this Thursday, at 7:30am.
 
Please use the link below to join us this Thursday at 7:30am.  To join us on the Vox Tandem Virtual Meeting platform. 
 
To enter the virtual meeting, just click this link or copy and paste it into your URL Browser.  Please note that you will need Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser to join the meetings. 
You can use your computer, laptop or smartphone to join the meeting.
 
If you had any difficulties or questions on how to log on please reach out to John Chisca johnc@voxtandem.com 610-400-0203
 
The following safety guidelines will continue to be followed at Brookside Country Club: 
  • Tables will be set 6 ft apart to observe social distancing and each table will seat only 5 people.
  • BCC is requiring guests to wear masks throughout the Clubhouse, though once in the ballroom or outside, masks are not required. Even though we are in green masks must be worn while entering and moving around the Clubhouse. Once guests are seated masks can be removed. 
  • There will be multiple hand sanitizer stations located throughout the Clubhouse.  We encourage guests to use hand sanitizer upon arrival and throughout their time at Brookside.
  • Buffets will now be served by staff of Brookside behind plexiglass (gloves will be worn by those serving food.) 
  • Coffee will also need to be served (no station) and we will have to utilize single use packets such as salt, pepper, creamer, ketchup, and syrup.
 
It is imperative that if they feel sick or have contracted COVID - 19, you must stay home. 
 
Please contact Lexa, Mike, or Meghan if you have any questions.  Please also review the Rotary District Covid-19 Guidelines in this newsletter.  
 
 
President's Message
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The Final Push! Make it Count!

EMMAUS ROTARY

TO: ALL EMMAUS ROTARIANS

WE NEED YOUR HELP! OUR 13TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 14TH.

PART OF THE TOURNAMENT IS A GREAT RAFFLE—FOR ONLY $50 YOU CAN WIN:

A $4,000 DIAMOND BRACELET DONATED BY Eric J. Loch Diamond Jewelers

A $1,000 GIFT CARD TO THE PA WINE AND SPIRIT’S STORE

A $1,000 GIFT CARD TO SHANGY’S…THE BEER AUTHORITY. 

GO TO WWW.ERCGOLF.COM AND PURCHASE YOUR RAFFLE TICKET TODAY --- SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR FRIENDS AND SHARE ON FACEBOOK!!!

THE MONEY RAISED WILL SUPPORT ALL OF THE COMMUNITY PROJECTS WE CONDUCT LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY! – PLEASE HELP US—WE NEED EACH ROTARIAN TO BUY AT LEAST 1 TICKET…

IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOME TICKETS TO SELL- PLEASE CONTACT RICK ZAYAITZ, MARIO COZZUBO, DON BLOSE, ERIC LOCH AND WE CAN GET YOU SOME

A Virtual Visit by District Governor Janet Kolepp
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Janet Kolepp 2020-2021 District Governor
 
Last week our 2020-2021 District Governor Janet Kolepp visited Emmaus Rotrary Club via Vox Tandem. Janet delivered a top notch presentation giving us an overview of District 7430's accomplishments and goals for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year.  In true Rotarian ingenuity fashion DG Kolepp made the sure to make her virtual talk interactive by embedding QR Codes for our members to gain quick access to helpful links such as the Rotary Learning Center. (https://learn.rotary.org/)  We are encouraged to visit the Rotary Learning Center to explore the vast opportunities available to us to grow our knowledge and impact our club.  There are many training modules of interest for all members to learn from; and now every Rotarian in the world has access to Toastmasters International leadership and communication training through a joint initiative with Rotary International. (Talk about adding value to our Rotary membership right!!! So be sure to check it out!)
 
Janet reviewed the importance of Rotary's public image campaign to spread the word about Rotary's service work through various social media outlets now including a LinkedIn page for District 7430. If you are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn be sure to follow these pages and share.  If you have questions about the public image branding of Rotary please contact our very own Valerie Deneen who is serving as our District Branding Ambassador this year. 
 
For anyone who would like to get to know who our District Organizational Officers are please use the link below to become familiar with those serving on a the district level to help our clubs in any way they can. 
 
Of course Membership took the stage as a critical component to the future of Rotary through engagement and growth of new memberships. How can we continue to think outside of the box to make Rotary more accessible to more potential members?  How are clubs working to ensure that we cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive Rotary culture? Click on this link to learn more and view the video Janet shared in her presentation that is embedded on the webpage. https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/membership
 
A recap of 2019-2020 successes:
  • 34 clubs qualified for Rotary Club citations.
  • We added 4 clubs and had a +41 Net District Membership gain, the best in Zone 28 & 32! 
  • Our District was #1 in the USA in ShelterBox giving! 
  • All 45 clubs participated in PolioPlus giving!
  • 37 clubs participated in District Grant projects!
  • 33 clubs were awarded Youth Program awards
Rotary's Five Core Values. What do they mean to you as a Rotarian? 
 
D7430 Changeover Celebration | District 7430
 "Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves"
Paul Harris
 
Many thanks to DG Janet Kolepp for her leadership! Especially in trying times when it is needed the most. 
 
And to that I leave you with this video! 
 
 
 
President’s Dinner NEXT Week! RSVP!!
The dinner to recognize Past President Steve Gould for his leadership is scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Brookside Country Club.  Steve did an outstanding job leading our club through the craziest of times.  Sometimes with crazy hair! Let's give our Past President some props for always bringing his "A game" and a smile no matter what.  
The cost per guest is $50.00. Please r.s.v.p with Rick Zayaitz 
 
Bill Erdman will also be holding Paul Harris Recognition at this celebration. If you are attending and have a Paul Harris medallion please be sure to wear yours to the dinner!
 
 
 
  
The final harvests for Plant a Row

 

69,000 of our neighbors in the Lehigh Valley are predicted to go hungry this year. Help them with your garden, one pound at a time!

It is almost the end of the growing season in our gardens. Tony Moyer continues to collect your Plant A Row produce donations on Thursdays.  You can drop off your donations at Willow Lane Elementary School by 4:00 pm. (6135 Sauerkraut Lane, Macungie, PA 18062) Please simply leave your bagged and freshly washed veggies at the front door of the school.   All of food collected goes to the 6th St. Shelter. 
If you'd like to bring your donations to our in person meetings, Sue Wenner has volunteered to serve with Tony on the Plan A Row Collection Committee and would be happy to drop off our weekly collections to the school after our meeting. If you have any questions please contact Tony at  anmoyer1229@yahoo.com 
 
Thank you Tony and Sue for volunteering! 

To learn more about Plant A Row continue reading...

 

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September is...
BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY MONTH
 
 
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Rotary International's goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

 

OUR IMPACT ON EDUCATION

The Rotary Foundation supports education through scholarships, donations, and service projects around the world. 

HOW ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPEN

We take action to empower educators to inspire learning at all ages. 

  • Rotary Scholarships
  • Coaching Teachers
  • Teacher Training
  • Adult Literacy 
  • Mentoring Students
  • Schools4Freedom
  • Educating Refugees

Learn more about how Rotary is helping. Read the article about how In Nigeria, a university president and Rotary Club fight Boko Haram by educating and feeding victims

Bob Pfanders Memorial slide show
Emmaus Rotarians
Debi Baker, Bob’s daughter sent me this outstanding slide show of her dads wonderful life, It was terrific to know Bob, truly a gentleman of the highest character!

He will me greatly missed by his family and friends! May God rest his soul and afford him eternal rest,
Amen
Bob Goehler

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PJeeephAreF0SRHTGz6XFVsVykmwGrpB/view
Club to Club Friendship Exchange 
 
 
Club to Club Exchange
 
Open a door and connect with other district Rotarians.  This is an opportunity to share your clubs locale as well as Rotary ideas.  Covid has made our world virtual; however, following PA state as well as district covid guidelines we can meet up outdoors in limited numbers social distancing with masks and sanitizer in hand.
 
A participating club would arrange to meet at a mutual location and time and then the other club would reciprocate.  I will be coordinating clubs as well as individual participants.  Let’s join together in friendship and grow to know one another.
 
If you or your club would like to participate or desire more information please email me at deeleng@gmail.com or call my cell 610 428 3355.
 
Dee Eng
RFE Chair
Save the Date - District 7430 Events

Tuesday, October 6, 2020: Welcome to Rotary Zoom Web Meeting.

A virtual event for new Rotarians to learn about the world of Rotary.  This is a great opportunity to find your passion in Rotary service and meet other Rotarians in our District.  This is also a nice refresher for our more seasoned Members and a good way for long standing members to get to know newer Rotarians.  Plus you can participate from the comfort of your own home. 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Yvette M. Palmer Race to ZERO

The Yvette M. Palmer Race to ZERO is going Virtual This year!

The 10th Annual Race to ZERO will be a Virtual race this year.

We will have a Virtual Celebration Call on Saturday, 10/24/2020!

Let’s End Polio!

Cost: $25 per person, $50 per family team

District 7430 will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world on 2020, World Polio Day. We invite you to join with Rotarians from throughout our district to raise awareness at this year’s Virtual Race to Zero event, featuring Michael McGovern, Chair of Rotary International PolioPlus Committee. We will also hear from Rotarians who have been engaged as PolioPlus People of Action around our district. You’ll have an opportunity to connect with Rotarian friends near and far. The event promises prizes, surprises and lots of fun!

Check out https://www.raceentry.com/purple-pinkie-race-to-zero-virtual-district-7430-polio-challenge/race-information

to sign up online, donate, create or join a team and fundraise.

 
 
Rotary District 7430 COVID-19 Guidelines

COVID-19 is impacting us all in our personal, professional and Rotary lives.  We must base our decisions about Rotary activities on the health and safety of our members and compliance with government and health regulations.  Even though we may not be able to conduct the usual weekly in person meetings, many of our clubs are leading or participating in food and other relief programs in their communities.  These efforts will likely be continuing through the balance of this Rotary year and into the future.

With this in mind, the following are guidelines for all Rotary District 7430 activities:

  • All guidelines set forth by the Governor, counties and other authorized persons in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the CDC should be followed.
  • Should any Rotarian be diagnosed with or have symptoms that they suspect to be consistent with COVID-19, that Rotarian shall:
    • Not participate in any Rotary event that involves a personal appearance at the event.
    • Report their diagnoses or symptoms to the Rotarian supervising any program in which they have participated in-person within fourteen (14) days before the diagnoses or occurrence of symptoms.
We also suggest that you adopt guidelines for your clubs that reflect the current health crisis.
 
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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
 
2020-2021 President 
Lexa Shallcross                       
 
District 7430 Governor
Janet Kolepp
 
Assistant Governor Area 1
Barb Bottitta
 
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