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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Fionnuir Ni Chochlain - our 2020 ERC Emmaus High School Scholarship Winner
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Food for the Needy This Week
Campbells chicken noodle soup can lotCanned Food, Cans, Supermarket, Food
Be sure to bring a canned good to this week's meeting for Rotarian Ralph Lewis' Food for the Needy drive!
We recently heard that 1 in 7 people in the USA is hungry every day. Here in the Lehigh Valley, Second Harvest has figured that it is 1 in 8 people. Better, but many people need our help!
President's Message
Here's to ringing in the new year and decade with a real Rotary Bang!!!  I look forward to leading our club for the second half of my Presidential Term in the beginning of 2020.  January is Rotary Awareness Month!  There so much to be aware of on what is involved with Rotary.  What is your elevator speech?
This Thursday is our Club Assembly.  This is a great meeting to air it all out as we will be having an open forum.  Bring your thoughts and ideas and together we will move mountains in Rotary!
See you all Thursday!
Steve Gould
2019-2020 ERC President
ERC and Interact Help a Family
Thank you to all the Emmaus Rotarians who came out to help our Community Service Committee meet up with the Emmaus Interact Club students on Thursday afternoon. We met at the Trexler House close to Emmaus Community Park to take down and put away hundreds of outside Christmas decorations from the yard. The decorations had been carefully put up by the Interact students, who had a lot of fun decorating the yard before Christmas. If you have never been - come and see in December 2020!!   The Interact Club and Trexler Family were certainly happy for the help with packing away all the decorations and cleaning up the yard. The Trexler family have been decorating their yard for a decade now and have been supporting two local charities.  A donation box sits outside their house for Angel 34  (a non-profit organization with 100% volunteers) with all funds going to help children and their families battle cancer - $2,000 was raised this year!!  The Trexler family's girls help make hot chocolate and any money raised from their hot chocolate venture goes to support The Sanctuary at Haafsville, a safe haven for homeless cats and dogs (in 2018, The Sanctuary helped place over 1,400 animals). 
It's amazing -  all the decorations are stacked away in the house attic very carefully - gingerbread men, snowmen, santas, penguins, wise men, manger animals being passed along the chain and up a ladder into the Trexler's attic !!  
We certainly had a fun time working together and the Trexler family who were very grateful for all the help.  Afterwards, we all enjoyed some excellent pizza thanks to Mike Lahanas at Embassy Bank -  it was very much appreciated !!  
New Trumpet Editor - Meghan Reed!
A friendly reminder: Meghan Reed has assumed responsibility as editor of the Trumpet Newsletter. Please send articles and pictures for the newsletter as well as photos for the website to by Noon on Tuesdays so that the Trumpet can be delivered on Tuesday evenings.
I am happy to be a part of this weekly tradition of bringing meaningful information to our membership. I appreciate your continued contributions to the Trumpet over the next year and welcome new ideas on how we can engage readership.  Thank you Mike Waddell for showing me the ropes. I hope to make you proud! 
Meghan Reed
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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. 
Object of Rotary
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.