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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Jan 30, 2020
The Importance of Gathering/A mission to spread awareness about organ donations
Feb 06, 2020
The Wildlands Conservancy
Feb 13, 2020
Feb 20, 2020
Preparing for the 2019 Tax Deadline
Feb 27, 2020
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Mike Waddell
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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
Pinned on ERC's Bulletin Board
Board Meeting immediately following the breakfast meeting on Thursday, January 24th! All interested members are invited to attend. Attendance counts as a make-up for one missed meeting.
What is Rotarian Karen Hobson doing? Where is she? AND What do her actions have to do with the process of grant- writing for the Rotary year 2020-2021?
Hint: Our Past District Governor and current President-elect were present at the time!

Four-Way Test Speech Contest Dates
February 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Emmaus High School, local contest
April 25, 2020, Willow Lane Elementary School, Regional contest
Let Rotarian Tony Moyer know if you can help staff either contest 

The Community Service Committee is currently collecting bath towels for Turning Point. See Karen and Nicole with your contributions at our next meeting.
IMPORTANT! Brookside CC will be closed the following Thursdays: 
January 30, 2020 - Meeting at Gather Meeting & Events (5402 Chestnut St. Emmaus) Normal meeting time.
February 6, 2020  - Meeting at the Wildlands Conservancy (3701 Orchard Pl. Emmaus) Normal meeting time.
Save the dates!
The Fellowship Committee Annual Pancake Supper - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Superior Restaurant.
Beef & Beer Scholarship Fundraiser - Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the House and Barn.
Upcoming Committee Meetings:
Fellowship Committee - Thursday, January 23, 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)
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 another member to swap with you or cover for you.

NOTE-Changes may be made from previous editions of the TRUMPET...check here before each meeting.

Thank you for taking your turn and helping Emmaus Rotary run a smooth, fun and friendly meeting.

January 23, 2020 

Greeter - George

-table - Fornwalt and Galeano-Phillips 

Invocation - Erdman

EREY- Goehler 


January 30, 2020 
(note this meeting is to be held at Gather Meetings and Events 5402 Chestnut Street Emmaus, PA 18409

Greeter - Reed

-table - Kraus and Lorah

Invocation - Lahanas

EREY- Mastroianni


February 6, 2020
(note this meeting is to be held at The Wildlands Conservancy 3701 Orchid Pl, Emmaus, Pennsylvania 18049)

Greeter - McNealis

-table - McElhaney and Prokop  

Invocation - Raynock

EREY- Peaslee


February 13, 2020

Greeter - Nonemacher

-table - Parks and Price  

Invocation - Reese

EREY- Newhart

Service above Self.