President's Musings
Your human talent is your most important talent.
Carla Harris, Wall Street banker, motivational speaker, and Author of Expect to Win
Most important, please plan to register [very easy to do) and attend the Past-President’s picnic on Wednesday, July 22 where we will socialize and review  what we accomplished in 20-21.  This is always a fun event (not a dinner this time) where we can socialize and remember that we Survived and Now We’ll Thrive.  
Okay, so you know someone that you’d like to talk to about Rotary because you’re sure that they will be a good fit for what we do…service!  However, maybe you’re a bit unsure about how to broach the subject, well, here are some possibilities---
  • Wear your Rotary pin to initiate conversations about your involvement with Rotary.
  • Share stories of exciting club projects with colleagues, friends, and acquaintances.
  • Invite friends, co-workers, and colleagues to join you at our weekly Rotary meeting…breakfast is on us, who can refuse that!
  • Offer an information brochure that outlines the club's history and highlights recent service projects and social events…this is in the works.
  • Ask potential members to become involved with a club activity or service project.
Remember, you now have the New Member Referral Form so use it to get a prospective person’s name to Wade or Courtney and they will take it from there…easy peasey!
Reminder – this week is our first Breakfast Table Scramble.  The tables will be numbered so just find the one that matches the card you pick up when you check-in and perhaps meet and enjoy fellowship with some different people.
This week we will be having our newly implemented monthly BREAKFAST SEAT SCRAMBLE.  How will this work you ask?  When you check in at the registration table for breakfast, you will select the top “card” from the deck of playing cards.  The card you draw will determine which table you will be assigned to for that morning.  Take that card to your assigned table and drop it into the bag at that table.  The cards are in a random order.  For example if you draw a “3 of clubs”, you will sit at table #3 this week.  If you draw a “Joker”, that card is considered a wild card, designating that you are allowed to sit at any table you like!  In addition, the Joker card wins you a Million Rotary $$$dollars!!!  We will conform to this seating format for breakfast every third week of each month, until further notice.  FYI you cannot trade your seat assignment with anyone else.
We hope you enjoy this new format and make new friends in the process.
Yours in Service
Sal Verrastro, Vice President
Editor of the Trumpet
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.
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!
Fellowship Iron Pigs Night Out 7.23.21

Baseball is back in full swing!
It’s time for our annual Iron Pigs Night Out on Friday, July 23, 2021.
The Fellowship Committee has another home-run event for you!
We have 23 tickets available on the Berk’s Food Picnic Patio.
Only $20 per person. 
Game Time: 7:05 PM
Opponent: Worcester WooSox
Gates Open: Club Gates @ 5:30 PM
Giveaway/Promotion: Fireworks
Our admission also includes:
  • 2 1/2 hour All-You-Can-Eat Buffet with unlimited soft drinks through the middle of the 8th inning
  • “Pig in a Poke” raffle entry
  • ERC recognition on the Iron Pigs Video Board 
  • One ERC Member will throw the First  Pitch 
  • Children 2 and under are free
Reserve your ticket with Meghan Reed by July 19th. Payment due prior to game day.  First come first served! ONLY 23 seats available! 
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
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!
Honoring Linda Young, PDG
Dear Rotarian: 
Please join your fellow Rotarians and the family of PDG Linda R. Young on Monday, July 19, 2021 for visitation from 9:30-11:00 AM and a Mass beginning 11:00 AM at Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church, 1861 Catasauqua Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18018. A link to her obituary follows:
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.
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



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
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 
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
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Emmaus Rotary:
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM - ERC Changeover Party
Friday, July 23rd - Iron Pigs Game with the ERC
Thursday, July 29th - New Member Induction Meeting
Thursday, August 26th - Club Runner Presentation & Photo Day
Monday, September 13th - Annual Emmaus Rotary Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 25th - The Annual Poker Run!
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