President's Message
Great vision without great people is irrelevant.
Jim Collins, Lecturer and Author of Good to Great
Part 1
Many thanks to the numerous members who wished me good luck starting out my term as your President.  I’m very fortunate that I’ve seen many good Presidents over the past almost 20 years as a member and, as presidents-elect, we went through a rigorous learning regimen that broadened our knowledge base and network for our presidential year.  And, of course, I’m hopeful that the The[ Rotary] Force will be with me!  BTW – my apologies for the inadvertent Baby Yoda blasting in the Powerpoint. She is fine. but our special effects advisor was given an indefinite time-out. 
Even though I didn’t work in the business world per se, I learned very quickly that hiring the best and brightest people was my number job as a school administrator.  I think that this also translates to what we do as a Rotary Club and fortunately we have many, many good people dedicated to Service Above Self.  However, like any good company/organization we need to constantly be looking for more good people so that we can do even more locally and globally and as I said at the club assembly last week, the first part of our FRIORE membership model is Find [Recruit, Induct, Orient, Retain/Exit] which makes us all FINDERS.  The Prospective Member Referral Form was sent to everyone this week so please complete it and give it to Courtney or Wade if you talked to someone and s/he showed some interest in possibly joining.
Part 2 -  next week’s message will be about what to specifically do and/or say when you FIND a prospective member.
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!
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 
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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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