Rotary District 7430 COVID-19 Guidelines

COVID-19 is impacting us all in our personal, professional and Rotary lives.  We must base our decisions about Rotary activities on the health and safety of our members and compliance with government and health regulations.  Even though we may not be able to conduct the usual weekly in person meetings, many of our clubs are leading or participating in food and other relief programs in their communities.  These efforts will likely be continuing through the balance of this Rotary year and into the future.

With this in mind, the following are guidelines for all Rotary District 7430 activities:

  • All guidelines set forth by the Governor, counties and other authorized persons in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the CDC should be followed.
  • Should any Rotarian be diagnosed with or have symptoms that they suspect to be consistent with COVID-19, that Rotarian shall:
    • Not participate in any Rotary event that involves a personal appearance at the event.
    • Report their diagnoses or symptoms to the Rotarian supervising any program in which they have participated in-person within fourteen (14) days before the diagnoses or occurrence of symptoms.
We also suggest that you adopt guidelines for your clubs that reflect the current health crisis.
Yours in Rotary Service,
DG Herb Klotz & DGE Janet Kolepp
"See You" Thursdays! 
This Thursday, July 2, 2020 will mark our first in person meeting at Brookside Country Club since March, however we will continue to broadcast our meetings virtually so that members may still attend meetings from the safety of their home.  John Chisca will monitor our Vox Tandem platform during our live meeting.  (Thank you for being our virtual superstar John!) Blending a live and virtual meeting will be a first for us.  I'm sure we will learn along the way and adapt to make it an enjoyable experience for all. 
Please use the link below to join us this Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 7:30am.  
We still encourage you to invite a virtual guest to help introduce Rotary to someone who could make a great Rotarian.  Simply share the link provided in the red section below with your guest. Ask them to please sign in as - their name (guest of) - in the name field so we know who they were invited by. 
To enter the virtual meeting, just click this link or copy and paste it into your URL Browser.  Please note that you will need Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser to join the meetings. 
You can use your computer, laptop or smartphone to join the meeting.
If you had any difficulties or questions on how to log on please reach out to John Chisca 610-400-0203. 
To watch past meetings that you may have missed or just want to see again. Follow the steps below. 
1) Click this link  (the same link we use to join the live meetings).
2) Scroll down on the sign in page and you will see the list of recorded meetings under "Public Room Recordings".
3) Click on the blue presentation button of the meeting you'd like to view. 
4) Click on the triangle shaped play button at the bottom left of the screen to play the recording. 
5) Enjoy! 
Be Well and Stay Safe Friends, 
Meghan Reed
Trumpet Editor 
2nd VP ERC
Diamond Girl :) 
Rotary Wings
A few weeks ago fellow Emmaus Rotarian, Jim Palmquist gave us a glimpse into how helicopters work and how to fly them.  Every week I am blown away by the amazing things our club members are knowledgeable about and have incredible experiences in.  We are a exciting group of people with diverse life skills, passions and interests that shine through in very unique ways to contribute to the Rotary experience and mission.  There is just so much we can learn from each other!  If you weren't able to catch his presentation I highly encourage you to replay it by clicking here, it's truly fascinating and best to hear it from the Pilot himself! 
After talking with another club member about how I enjoyed Jim's presentation, I learned that earlier this year Jim was a guest on "The Rotary Wing Podcast" (a helicopter focused podcast show with listeners in 40 countries) where he was interviewed by the host Mick Cullen of Brisbane Australia. I reached out to Jim to find out more and how I could share that with the club. You can listen the podcast episode using the following link You can also find it in your podcast source on your smart phone under “Rotary Wing Podcast”. 

In his podcast interview, Jim shares his story of how he and his crew survived a crash into the open ocean, the rescue work he did as a U.S. Navy Search and Rescue Pilot off aircraft carriers, and the unique aspects of the main helicopter he flew in the Navy, the HH-2D Sea Sprite. You'll also learn about the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, PA where Jim volunteers occasionally.  Jim also tells the story of the origin of the Bell Cobra AH-1, how it beat out the Lockheed Cheyenne AH-56 for a huge Army contract and how the Sea Sprite UH-2A Tomahawk was involved in that story.  He and the host even talk a little about an upcoming video about the Tomahawk in the "Designed for Battle" Video Series coming out later this year where Jim was interviewed/videotaped for,  serving as the manufacturers stand-in/pilot resource for the video.  Take look at the Rotary Wing Podcast website, where you can see more pictures, videos and documentation that goes along with Jim's interview. 

Here is a short video on the main helicopter Jim flew in. One of the 6 Helicopters he flew over his time in the Military.




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 June 25, 2020
(The time will be adjusted due to the Board Meeting this week please stay tuned for a time from Rick in a separate email)
In front of Bethany Bible Fellowship church (418 Elm Street Emmaus, Office entrance)  
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
Do You EREY? 
Your Foundation needs your help!  This shelter-at-home and virtual meeting society has adversely impacted our lives in numerous ways.  It has also impacted our Club support of The Foundation.  The virtual meetings have undercut our EREY cash program as well as eliminate the convenience of members bringing checks to the meetings.
I am here to assist you in this regard so we can continue support of the Foundation.  Whether you made weekly cash contributions or provided checks in the past, you can maintain your support by simply mailing a check payable to The Rotary Foundation to me at: 5533 Heather Lane, Orefield, PA 18069.
I can be reached at: 484-239-3412 with any questions. I look forward to your assistance in supporting your Foundation.
Thank you,
Bill Erdman
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 Corona 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. 
June is Fellowships Month

Fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members, and program participants and alumni. Learn more about how you can connect with Rotarians world wide over a variety of interests by visiting:

Plant A Row! We Need Some Help!


69,000 of our neighbors in the Lehigh Valley are predicted to go hungry this year. Help them with your garden, one pound at a time!

You may remember that a representative from Plant A Row spoke to our club about a year ago.  That inspired a lot of our members to pitch in with their green thumbs and we collected several hundred pounds of food for the needy!  Emmaus Rotary Club will be participating again this year! Our Rotary volunteer Anthony Moyer  will deliver our Club's donations to Plant A Row BUT we need some more help! We are looking for one or two more volunteers to help Tony. These volunteers will make weekly announcement at our meetings and coordinate collection at designated Club meetings. If you are interested in teaming up with Tony please contact him and Mike Waddell. -

Now that it's planting season please, we encourage you to Plant A Row! This is just one of the many ways our Club works to fight hunger right here in the Lehigh Valley

To learn more about Plant A Row continue reading...

Rotary International Virtual Convention Starts This Saturday! 


Save the Date for Rotary International's Free Virtual Event

Check out the schedule of events by reading more or visiting think link.

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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Steve Gould                        
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Herb Klotz
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