President's Message
“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart.
  Sing anyway.”
  - Emory Austin
Most of you know me well enough to know that I’m a pretty average person with very few really deep thoughts but lately two things happened that made me ponder a bit more than usual.  First, a number of little things combined to connect with me Emmaus HS as a volunteer helping to facilitate the creation of a Chess Club which will evolve into a Chess Team that will play in a league with other schools next winter.  This has brought me into contact with some really nice, energetic, interesting students at the high school that I can help mentor not only in chess but also with leadership skills getting the Club up and running successfully.  The second incident was a meeting this morning [Tuesday] with Tony Moyer, Meghan Reed and our Interact advisor Amy Kaunitz.  We have had a strong and active Interact Club for a number of years and it was nice to reconnect this morning and hopefully rekindle a connection with these students in several different ways over the next 6-12 months.  I see this connection as mutually beneficial where the ERC has much to offer the young people who will be in charge in the coming years and the young people can also help us with new ideas and energy and enthusiasm for projects we may not have even considered.
So, what’s the deep meaning of these two occurrences in my life?  Well, to me it’s a reminder that, in my opinion, we have an obligation as we get older to help the younger generation when the opportunity presents itself.  I learned many years ago that values are more often caught than taught so just being involved sometimes even in a small way will help young people in ways that we may never know about.  Sometimes a kind word, a piece of advice giving some time to a young person, mentoring on a specific topic or problem or just listening can have very positive benefits in this crazy world.  Thanks to everyone who works with the youth in our community and I look forward to more connections in the coming months.
Last week's meeting snipits
What a powerful presentation last week.
Sister Draru should us the power of education in raising the value and quality of life of young African girls.
Visit our YouTube Channel to view her entire moving presentation.
This Thursday is Hat Day.
Put your caps on this week.  January 20th will be Rotary Hat Day.
Wear your best or craziest hat.  Rotary dollars will be available for the following categories.  Funniest, Classiest, Most Creative, Warmest, and most Rotarian.
Remember Larry, no Red Sox hats.😁
Thought for the Day
Something different for our "Thought of the Day this week."
When do we start the Emmaus Rotary singing group?
International Women's Day Celebration
Fellow Emmaus Rotarians,
As a follow up to the announcement I made at our club meeting last week regarding our Emmaus Club International Women's Day Celebration Awards, I would like to clarify that our club gives two Awards:  1) The Rotarian Award to a woman Rotarian from a Rotary Club in Areas 1 and 2 (the Lehigh Valley), and 2) the Community Award to a woman from the Lehigh Valley.
1. Rotarian Award - Only the Club President can nominate a Rotarian from their club; however, Rotarians from that club can make recommendations to the President.  A letter was mailed to all the Areas 1 and 2 club Presidents to submit nominations.
2. Community Award - Only us, Rotarians from the Emmaus Club, can nominate a woman from the community for this Award.  You should have received the nomination information either at the November 21 or December 5 meetings if you were present and picked it up as they were circulated around the tables, or by US Mail if you were not there or did not pick it up.
The deadline for nominations is January 21.
If you have any questions about this Award, please do not hesitate to e-mail me or call me at my cell phone 610-392-5134.
Our Committee looks forward to receiving your nominations for the Community Award. Thank you for your support.
Yours in Rotary Service.
Alicia Ruiz-Orbin
IWDC Committee Chair
Bob Halsey's Keeping Tabs on Us! 

Can Tabs For The Miracle League LV / Submitted By Bob Halsey   

In 2018 We started collecting the Tabs from all types of cans Soda, Beer, Seltzer, Tuna Fish, Sardines, Soup Cans, Etc. In 2018 we were able to deliver Five Full One Gallon Jugs of TabsLast year, 2019 we were able to deliver Three Full One Gallon Jugs of Tabs. So far this year 2020 we now have One Full One Gallon Jugs. I would hope we can again this year, 2020, can fill at least another Five Full One Gallon Jug OR MORE. I turn these into the Miracle League in the Middle of October, right before Halloween. They turn them into the Dupont Childrens Hospital in Wilmington Delaware. Other organizations also collect these Tabs, in total the Hospital has been able sell these for enough Money to pay 75% of the Utilities Cost in their Ronald House, where Families to stay at a very Nominal Cost when their Handicapped Children need to go for Treatment. You can bring Tabs every Thursday to our regular Breakfast Meetings.

Meghan's tab collection pictured. How is yours looking? 

4 Way Speech Contest Volunteers Needed
Judges needed for our upcoming 4 Way Speech Contests:  No experience required.
Emmaus Rotary Club Speech Contest, March 19, 10 - 11 AM, Willow Lane Elementary School
North Region Rotary Speech Contest, April 2, 10 - 11 AM, Willow Lane Elementary School
Please contact Anthony Moyer if interested:, 610-295-7691


As members we are all responsible for making each week's meeting a success.  Working the sign-in and EREY tables are a great way to get to know members.
PLEASE NOTE:  If you prefer NOT to be on this list or if you prefer NOT to be given a specific assignment, please let me Diamond Man Eric know via email.
The assignments below are selected from our membership list and are in alphabetical order (or close to it).  Should you be unavailable to make it to the meeting to fulfill your assignment, please do one of the following:
- Switch with someone else from another week.
- Contact another member to fill your slot.  Club Runner has our Member Directory.
- If either one of the above attempts is unsuccessful, please notify me ASAP.
January 13th, 2022
-Table:  Mike Lahanas & Jeff McElhaney
Greeter:  Ashley Lorah
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: Anthony Moyer
January 20th, 2022
-Table:  Barry Newhart & Jean Onyambu
Greeter: Ann Peaslee
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: Eileen Prokop
January 27th, 2022
-Table:  Joe Pugliese & J.P. Raynock
Greeter: Craig Reber
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: Meghan Reed
We now take credit cards.😁
Credit cards will now be accepted for breakfast. If you wish to use your credit card for breakfast, just sign in at the sign-in table and then go to Eric Loch so he can process your card for you.  P.S.  I will be out all of February.
New Trumpet Editor
Please send all items and reports for the Trumpet to by Monday before the meeting.
Diamond Man Eric
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
2021-2022 President 
Michael Waddell                       
District 7430 Governor
Bob Hobaugh
Assistant Governor Area 1
Rick Zayaitz
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Jan 27, 2022
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Emmaus Rotary:
Thursday, December 16th - EHS Chorus Presentation
Thursday, December 16th - ERC Board Meeting
Thursday, December 30th - No Meeting
January 6th, 2022 - Club Assembly
January 27th, 2022 - Meeting At the Macungie Institute
(We are not meeting at Brookside Country Club.)
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President Elect
Co Chair Rotary Foundation/Intl Service
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First Vice President
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Community Service
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Fund Raising- Flag program
Departing Secretary
Fund Raising Poker Run
Sargeant at Arms-Emeritus
International Women's Day
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Youth Services
Bulletin Editor
Diamond Man Loch
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Service above Self.
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