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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Feb 20, 2020
Preparing for the 2019 Tax Deadline
Feb 27, 2020
Classificationn Talk
Mar 05, 2020
International Women's Day Celebration
Mar 12, 2020
Paul Harris and the Foundation
Mar 19, 2020
Cambodia and RLI Fellowships
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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
You can purchase your tickets at our next meeting! Just $35.00 per ticket CASH or CHECK.
See Bryce Ruggieri or 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 
The Community Service Committee is currently collecting the following items: 
  • Unopened Peanut Butter for the Angel Network - (Please give Peanut Butter donations to Eileen Prokop)
  • New Bath Towels for Turning Point.
  • New Sweatpants for Boys and Girls in sizes Kids Small, Medium and Large and also Kids underwear (both sexes) size 4  - 10.  Donations are being delivered Lincoln Elementary School in Emmaus for students in need. 
See Karen and Nicole with your contributions at our next meeting.
Pinned on ERC's Bulletin Board
Seeking Door Prize Donations! 
As you know, your weekly breakfast now includes a Door Prize Raffle Ticket. There will be ONE winner each week. The winner will receive either a $20.00 cash prize or a donated prize for that meeting valued at at least $20.00  There is longer a buy in for a 50/50 raffle ticket. Last week Eric Loch kicked off our format with a $100 gift card to Eric J. Loch Diamond Jewelers. Thank you Eric!  If you or your business would like to donate a $20.00 value door prize please contact Meghan Reed.  
Pictures for ERC Website
If you have recently taken photos at community service activity or another Emmaus Rotary event/activity please share them with Meghan so they can be uploaded to the ERC website. 
Upcoming Committee Meetings:
Membership Committee - Thursday, February 20, 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)
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. 


February 20, 2020

Greeter - Rohrbach (Gary)

-table - Ruggieri and Reichley  

Invocation - Ruiz-Orbin

EREY- Roberts 


February 27, 2020

Greeter - Rohrbach (Woody)

-table - Smida and Stuckey  

Invocation - Birdsell

EREY- Spradlin


March 5, 2020

Greeter - Verrastro

-table - Tintle and Wenner  

Invocation - Whitcomb

EREY- Zayaitz (Rick)


March 12, 2020

Greeter - Ajamu

-table - Auvil  

Invocation - Straeter-Doviak

EREY- Boyer


Service above Self.