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
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How a Helicopter Works and How to Fly It
Jun 04, 2020
Classification Talk
Jun 11, 2020
Fionnuir Ni Chochlain - our 2020 ERC Emmaus High School Scholarship Winner
Jun 18, 2020
Jun 25, 2020
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GUESTS!!!!!  GUESTS!!!!! GUESTS!!!!!
Steve Gould
2019-2020 ERC President
Wild About Wildlands
We took a field trip last week to the Wildlands Conservancy's  Education Center at the Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary Preserve.  Director of Development, Jim Hess shared the history, mission and actions that make the Wildlands Conservancy a treasure to the Lehigh Valley. 
Since its founding in 1973 with the South Mountain Preserve here in Emmaus, The Wildlands has been the region’s premier, nonprofit land trust to preserve land, nature and water in the Lehigh Valley Watershed. Their mission is "to protect and restore critical natural areas and waterways, and educate the community to create a legacy of a healthy, sustainable, environment for future generations".  Over the past 47 years they have expanded to 9 preserves across the Greater Lehigh Valley region protecting 54,000 acres of land! Jim was excited to share that there will soon be an announcement of another preserve park opening in Emmaus this year! 
To make the morning even more interesting we got a birds eye view of a one eyed Red Tailed Hawk named Cyclops.  His handler Ben, shared with us that many of the animals rehabilitated by the Wildlands will never be released back into the wild due to injuries that would make them less likely to survive on their own.  Red Tailed Hawks are native to PA. They weigh about 7-8 pounds and live to about 5-7 years (12yrs. in captivity) They are solitary birds but pair up to mate and lay eggs. 
The great work The Wildlands Conservancy does for our community like education, removal of invasive plant/tree species and dams, enhancing water quality, and animal rehabilitation is made possible through donor contributions. If you would like to help future generations enjoy the gift of green space, clean water and the serenity of nature consider making a donation here:
If you love to get out into nature you may want to download the Wildlands FREE Interactive Mobile Preserve App! 


Perfect Attendance 2019
Perfect Attendance 2019
For perfect attendance recording, I transitioned from Ray Schumaker’s Excel spreadsheet to ClubRunner attendance software in July.  There is a glitch in how ClubRunner works.  Here are the people I believe have earned perfect attendance in calendar year 2019 [January to December, 2019] and will be recognized in the near future.  If you are not on this list and believe you have perfect attendance, contact me right away to double check our records. 
-Blose, Don
-Dries, Dale
-Hermann, Fred
-Schultz, Wilmer
-Zayaitz, Rick
Thank You,
Jim Palmquist, Secretary
Fellowship Pancake Supper! Please RSVP
Next Week!  Bring your family, a friend, co-worker or potential new Rotary Member to join us for an evening of fun and fellowship over a short stack! Please RSVP so we can give the restaurant an estimated number of guests. 
Beef & Beer Scholarship Fundraiser 2020
Have you gotten your tickets yet? Have you shared the event with someone you know outside of Rotary?
You can now purchase your tickets online! Click HERE.
Or buy tickets at our next meeting! Just $35.00 per ticket CASH or CHECK.  See Don Blose. 
(Make checks payable to The Emmaus Rotary Club Foundation) 
Be sure to spread the word! ("Like", Invite, and Share the event on Facebook
Would you or your business like to sponsor this event?
Read more and see our awesome sponsorship opportunities!
2020 Rotary District 7430 Conference
Have you registered for our District Conference yet? Let's be sure our club shows our support!
Sign-up now by clicking here
Learn about all the great opportunities the District Conference Committee has in store for you by watching the video below. 
For more information on the event agenda and booking click the read more button
4 Way Speech Contest Volunteers Needed
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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 
StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5 oz Can - ...
The Feed East Penn Students Food Packing Program needs your help! 
It has become more difficult for Second Harvest to supply us with protein sources for the 200 children we feed each week.  We are reaching out to our membership for help in collecting cans of tuna fish.  We will be collecting weekly until we have met the need. 
Bring your cans of tuna fish donations this week:
Thursday, May 21, 2020
8:45pm - 9:15pm
In front of Bethany Bible Fellowship church (418 Elm Street Emmaus, Office entrance)  
Don Blose will be masked and gloved with a box for you to place your tuna fish in. 
If you can help please take a ride and drop off your tuna fish.  We feed 200 people each and every week and with the continued protein (peanut butter, tuna, chicken, cereal, and milk) shortages at all food banks we know our Rotarians will step up and help.  We order food from Second Harvest each month for the children.  We have had a substantial contribution of monies from a lot of different sources and I thank each and every one of you for helping.  To keep our monies available and still help all of these children throughout the summer we are going to need your help.  We will continue to ask each and every week until either we have too much or Second Harvest has the supplies on hand we need.
Thank you for your continued generosity in advance 
Yours in Service Rick Zayaitz

The Community Service Committee is currently collecting the following items: 
  • Journals and Pens for Turning Point.  (A way for their clients to write down their journey as they start a new life)
  • Umbrellas and Ponchos for Turning Point. 
See Nicole with your contributions at our next meeting. 
Pinned on ERC's Bulletin Board
Weekly Door Prize Donations Needed! Be our next meeting's prize sponsor! 
It seems like we all like the idea of winning a festive prize at our meetings (in person or online).  We have had some very generous and fun donations over the past few months since incorporating this new aspect to our meetings. Many thanks to all who have donated a prize!  It is a nice way to give back to each other while doing some low-key networking for your business. 
In the wake of the Carona Virus now more than ever it's important to show the local businesses in our community we care and support them.  They have shown us support with raffle donations and sponsorships throughout the years. Consider purchasing a $20.00 gift card from one of the many small businesses in the East Penn Area.  As we know every little bit helps. It's also a great way to start a conversation about Rotary and invite business owners and managers to a club meeting. Please contact Meghan Reed for more information about our weekly door prizes and how you can be help! 
Upcoming Committee Meetings: Consider holding a virtual meeting to stay in touch and on task with your committee! 
(Does your committee have an upcoming meeting? Let Meghan know and we will list it here)
Rotary and Beyond:
If you are participating in a fundraiser outside of Rotary and would like help spreading the word to our club members please contact Meghan Reed. It may be eligible to run in our new section in the Trumpet called "Rotary and Beyond".  It will cost $2.00 (Happy Dollars) each time you'd like to run the information in the Trumpet.  To have the information posted in the Trumpet you must be an active committee member or board member of the non-profit organization facilitating the activity outside of Rotary participation. The $2.00 entry may be given to Meghan at a club meeting.  Contact Meghan with any questions. 
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. 


April 2, 2020

Greeter - Collins  (shaking hands is optional to avoid spreading germs) 

-table - Deneen and Dunn

Invocation - Delhagen

EREY- Brinker


April 9, 2020

Greeter - Fenstermacher (shaking hands is optional to avoid spreading germs) 

-table - Fornwalt and Epperly  

Invocation - Erle

EREY- Galeano-Phillips


Service above Self.