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
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Barb Bottitta
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Jan 30, 2020
The Importance of Gathering/A mission to spread awareness about organ donations
Feb 06, 2020
The Wildlands Conservancy
Feb 13, 2020
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Feb 27, 2020
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January 2 ---NO MEETING
A reminder that the meeting scheduled for January 2 has been cancelled.
The January 2 Member Responsibilities have been moved to January 23, 2020.
President's Message
Greetings Emmaus Rotary Club,
I hope everyone had a VERY MERRY HOLIDAY so far and are ready to ring in 2020 with a punch!
Can you believe we are half way through this Rotary Year?  Where the heck does time go?  The older I get the more I understand sayings like, "Time Flies!" Life is Short!" "Where did the time go?" etc, etc.  I am so appreciative for everyone's support to our club during the first half of my Presidential year.  Proud, thankful and honored are on the top of that list as well.  
Our club continues to grow THANKS TO YOU!  Our club continues to make a positive and influential impact in and on our community and beyond THANKS TO YOU!  Our club is continually being used as an example for other Rotary Clubs THANKS TO YOU!
Moving into the first half of 2020, and the second half of this Rotary Year, all I ask is for you to continue doing what you are doing.  Our committees are meeting more regularly and getting more participation.  Our Board of Directors is focusing on delivering transparency and other items such as organizational improvements, education and review of our club's By-Laws and Constitution, overall club's financial health and so much more.
So keep staying involved and keep inviting more guests.  A lot of our member's have taken my challenge to bring one guest this Rotary year.  Thank You to those who have brought a guest already, and Thank You to those members working to get their first guest by June 30, 2020.   Everyone can use a little Rotary in their life.  Practice the Four Way Test and share it with others.
I wish everyone a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing everyone on January 9, 2020 when we resume our regular meeting schedule.
All the best,
Steve Gould
2019-2020 ERC President
Happy New Year to All!
International Women's Day Celebration Awards
As a follow up to the announcement I made at our club meeting last week regarding our Emmaus Club International Women's Day Celebration Awards, I would like to clarify that our club gives two Awards:  1) The Rotarian Award to a woman Rotarian from a Rotary Club in Areas 1 and 2 (the Lehigh Valley), and 2) the Community Award to a woman from the Lehigh Valley.
1. Rotarian Award - Only the Club President can nominate a Rotarian from their club; however, Rotarians from that club can make recommendations to the President.  A letter was mailed to all the Areas 1 and 2 club Presidents to submit nominations.
2. Community Award - Only us, Rotarians from the Emmaus Club, can nominate a woman from the community for this Award.  You should have received the nomination information either at the November 21 or December 5 meetings if you were present and picked it up as they were circulated around the tables, or by US Mail if you were not there or did not pick it up. 
Recognizing that it may take time to gather the criteria information, fellow Rotarian Valerie Deneen has created a Website where you can enter the requested information as you gather it, save it, and generate a one-page summary. We still ask you to review the  summary before submitting your nomination. Deadline for nominations is January 20.
If you have any questions about this Award, please do not hesitate to e-mail me or call me at my cell phone 610-392-5134.
Our Committee looks forward to receiving your nominations for the Community Award. Thank you for your support.
Yours in Rotary Service.
Alicia Ruiz-Orbin
IWDC Committee Chair
Pinned on ERC's Bulletin Board
Board Meeting immediately following the breakfast meeting on Thursday, January 24th! All interested members are invited to attend. Attendance counts as a make-up for one missed meeting.
What is Rotarian Karen Hobson doing? Where is she? AND What do her actions have to do with the process of grant- writing for the Rotary year 2020-2021?
Hint: Our Past District Governor and current President-elect were present at the time!

Four-Way Test Speech Contest Dates
February 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Emmaus High School, local contest
April 25, 2020, Willow Lane Elementary School, Regional contest
Let Rotarian Tony Moyer know if you can help staff either contest 

The Community Service Committee is currently collecting bath towels for Turning Point. See Karen and Nicole with your contributions at our next meeting.
IMPORTANT! Brookside CC will be closed the following Thursdays: 
January 30, 2020 - Meeting at Gather Meeting & Events (5402 Chestnut St. Emmaus) Normal meeting time.
February 6, 2020  - Meeting at the Wildlands Conservancy (3701 Orchard Pl. Emmaus) Normal meeting time.
Save the dates!
The Fellowship Committee Annual Pancake Supper - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Superior Restaurant.
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:
Fellowship Committee - Thursday, January 23, 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)
Object of Rotary

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 another member to swap with you or cover for you.

NOTE-Changes may be made from previous editions of the TRUMPET...check here before each meeting.

Thank you for taking your turn and helping Emmaus Rotary run a smooth, fun and friendly meeting.

January 23, 2020 

Greeter - George

-table - Fornwalt and Galeano-Phillips 

Invocation - Erdman

EREY- Goehler 


January 30, 2020 
(note this meeting is to be held at Gather Meetings and Events 5402 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18409

Greeter - Reed

-table - Kraus and Lorah

Invocation - Lahanas

EREY- Mastroianni


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

Service above Self.