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President's Message
Dear Emmaus Rotarians,
 
     I already have my eye on the extended weather forecasts! Lets all cross our fingers for a cool, crisp day with clear blue skies on Monday, September 14, 2020 when we hold our 13th Annual Golf Tournament.  Meanwhile, buy a raffle ticket. Sell several more. We are aiming to sell all 300 to max out the excitement for the prize winners--- a $4000 gold bangle diamond bracelet from Eric Loch Diamond Jewelers and 2 gift cards!! -- one for $1,000 to PA Wine and Spirits and another for $1,000 to Shangy's Beer Emporium. 
 
     Meanwhile, it looks like we can get back together for a regular Thursday morning meeting on September 10th. Mike Waddell and Sue Wenner have been working with Brookside Country Club and it seems we fit under their tent! Keep a look out for details. This week Janet Kolepp, our District Governor, will officially visit Emmaus Rotary for our virtual meeting. So, folks, how do we "stand for the district governor" as is our protocol when we are in Vox Tandem land? What do you think? Do we stand in our own homes and offices? Do we clap? Do we enthusiastically wave our hands? 
 
     Last Thursday, the Board accepted a report from the Fund-raising Oversight standing committee which looked at all the brainstorming data from early July. They are recommending 3 possible new fund raising events to add to our Golf Outing, Beef n Beer and the Poker Cycle Run.
These include a USA flag subscription service for the East Penn area, a cornhole tournament, and a miniature golf tournament. The Board has given its official nod to these events. So we are looking at scheduling and staffing. You, know- all those details. If one of these events captures your attention, please speak to Mike Waddell, the Czar, and  Meghan Reed or Sal Verrastro for more information, to share the excitement or to volunteer. 
 
     Let me note one change here and you will be caught up- for now!  East Penn School System is back in session. We are changing the day we pack food and the locations for distribution. Think Wednesdays for now. We will pack early on Wednesday mornings at Bethel Church where the PLUS Groceries Food Pantry in Emmaus is located and then drive immediately to three schools for distribution. Cindy Hornaman and Rick Zayaitz have details. 
 
Yours in Service,
Lexa Shallcross
President Emmaus Rotary
2020-2021
 
     
Meeting Virtually This Week!
We continue our weekly meeting virtually!  There will not be an in person meeting this week but we sure would love to see your smiling face when you join us online!  Stay tuned for updates next week as we prepare to meet in person at Brookside Country Club on Thursday, September 10, 2020.  We will be sure to offer our members to join in virtually as well.  
  
Please use the link below to join us this Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.  
We still encourage you to invite a virtual guest to help introduce Rotary to someone who could make a great Rotarian.  Simply share the link provided in the red section below with your guest. Ask them to please sign in as - their name (guest of) - in the name field so we know who they were invited by. 
 
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. 
 
To watch past meetings that you may have missed or just want to see again. Follow the steps below. 
1) Click this link https://conf.voxtandem.com/b/ste-m9r-f9j  (the same link we use to join the live meetings).
2) Scroll down on the sign in page and you will see the list of recorded meetings under "Public Room Recordings".
3) Click on the blue presentation button of the meeting you'd like to view. 
4) Click on the triangle shaped play button at the bottom left of the screen to play the recording. 
5) Enjoy! 
 
  
 
Be Well and Stay Safe Friends, 
Meghan Reed
Trumpet Editor 
2nd VP ERC
Diamond Girl :) 
 
 
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

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! 

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Cheers to Fellowship!
When life hands you lemons go find some grapes! The Fellowship Virtual Wine Tasting held last week was a nice way to stay connected and create new memories while not being able to get together in person.  Many thanks to Joe Pugliese and Michael Orbin for hosting the tasting along with Dina Zayaitz who introduced us to a very tasty wine from Scout and Cellar and creating a lovely zoom meeting for us. Dina has been so kind as to donate the proceeds of this event to the Food Insecure Children of EPSD.   If you'd like to order a bottle of wine and give back to our Food Packing Program simply click the link below. 
Please reach out to Dina with any questions. dinaczayaitz@gmail.com
 
Cheers Emmaus Rotary Club! 
Your Fellowship Committee
 
  
 
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

And They Live Down In Our Valley....
 
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to our Rotary friends celebrating this month!
 
Roger Whitcomb September 3rd
Jeffrey McElhaney September 12th
Valerie Deneen September 14th
Tyler Suzadail September 14th
Tammy Kita September 26th
Patrick McNealis September 28th
 
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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