banner
Stories
Meeting Virtually This Week!
We continue our weekly meeting virtually!  There will not be an in person meeting this week but we sure would love to see your smiling face when you join us online!  Stay tuned for updates next week as we prepare to meet in person at Brookside Country Club on Thursday, September 10, 2020.  We will be sure to offer our members to join in virtually as well.  
  
Please use the link below to join us this Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.  
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 johnc@voxtandem.com 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 https://conf.voxtandem.com/b/ste-m9r-f9j  (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 :) 
 
 
Community Service Collections 
 
StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5 oz Can - Walmart.com ...
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
 
 
 
     
 
From Coal Country to the Amazon River
Much like a river life can take us in twists and turns and even over some rapids throughout the journey. Some days you go with the flow and sometimes you steer the ship. It's the lessons you seek to learn along the way that make you who you are.  Sue Wenner's adventurous spirit and intuitive nature have created some very interesting chapters in her life that she kindly shared with us at our last meeting. 

Sue grew up in a hard working, music loving home in Schuylkill County where the winters were cold and if you wanted to be entertained you played outside.  Her family owned a successful grocery store in her community that started out of her Grandmother's home and grew over the years, eventually selling to Laneco, allowing her Father to retire.  Sue's first job was at the store and at a young age she wasn't afraid of some hard work; even helping when it came to packaging up butchered venison meat to sell to her neighbors.  Perhaps Sue's Grandmother and Father's entrepreneurial courage runs in her blood because since then she hasn't been afraid to maneuver against the current to a new opportunity.  
 
Sue graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Business Education and while she realized that teaching wasn't right for her she has taken that business know how into many other successful avenues and always knowing when it was a good time start a new chapter.  She has extensive experience in Banking and Residential Construction, Real Estate even Retail and Food Service. (Sue owned a small coffee shop for a time and also owned Sneaks N Cleats for about 6 years) Today Sue's focus is on helping others achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle through her role as a nutritionist.  After facing some health issues she saw the benefits of Holistic Healing and proper nutrition and decided to take the plunge into something totally new.  She went to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and now helps people of all ages with their health and wellness goals through one on one coaching.  She has clients that seek her help with all sorts of nutritional needs such as weight loss, high cholesterol and blood pressure, Chron's disease and Diabetes, and sleep issues.  She accomplishes much of this work through her role in a company called Isagenix.  She chose Isagenix because of the company's culture of integrity, community, education and transparency.  This was a place Sue feels she belongs and can live the life she wants.  She's able to truly help people, spend time with her family, and travel. 
 
Sue loves spending time with her Kids and Grandchildren who keep her busy with their sports, acting and modeling schedules.  They are a family who loves to cook family recipes from her Lebanese and Lithuanian heritage as well as explore local restaurants. Often time they are cooking with the food she grows in her garden. She is also very active in other community organizations and networking groups in the area such as the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber's Small Business Council where she is the Chair of this year's Snowball!  Being involved in the community is important to Sue. She loves being active in service projects and giving back. Which is why she loves being a part of Rotary so much. 
 
Restaurants aren't the only places Sue and Dave like to explore! They love to travel the world and have spectacular memories of places like Hong Kong and the Amazon.  Their most memorable trip was to the Amazon River with her Shaman. (Who else do you know that is cool enough to have a Shaman?) They immersed themselves fully into the culture by living with a primitive tribe of 35 people who taught them about their holistic medicines through jungle walks to forage for plants and trees that heal.  Sue left feeling energized and inspired.  Who knows...with her love of travel, maybe her vision of a mission trip back to the Amazon could be an experience for Emmaus Rotary dive in to. 
 
 
    
 
Trivia Night with Fellowship
Virtual Trivia - Patchogue Chamber Of Commerce
 
Put on your thinking caps for some family friendly Lehigh Valley Logo Trivia with the Emmaus Rotary Fellowship Committee!
Your hostess with the mostest, Ashley Lorah will be bringing us a creative way to get together and have a laugh.  
Ashley has worked hard to put together a unique Logo Trivia game that you won't want to miss.
SO clear your schedule and mark your calendar for: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 
7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Use this link to join us:

https://conf.voxtandem.com/b/ste-m9r-f9j
If You Wanna Be Happy
laughcheekywinksmileylaughwinkangelsmileysurpriselaughsmiley
 
If You Wanna Be Happy!
 
REMEMBER! HAPPY DOLLARS IN THE MONTH OF MAY WILL BE MATCHED UP TO $200!
SO that is something to be happy about!
(Many thanks to our anonymous sponsor!) 
 
 You can share your happiness at our virtual meeting, send Don your donations to his Venmo account at @don-blose. 
Call, text or email Don for more information. 610-392-9149 blosedon14@gmail.com. 
If we can't hear your happiness at the meeting email with me what you'd like to be shared in the Trumpet! Meghanreed517@gmail.com
 
https://youtu.be/EEwA1ldUb60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Do You EREY? 
 
Your Foundation needs your help!  This continuing 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.  For example, if you typically donated $5 per week in cash, a check inthe amount of $30.00 will bring you up to date for the new fiscal year.
 
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. 
District 7430 News! Training Tuesdays.
Our district has some exciting training opportunities available to our members. See the upcoming schedule below.
 
 
ROTARY DISTRICT 7430 ANNOUNCEMENT:
Mark your calendar for these additional Training Tuesdays opportunities.  Each session will begin at 7 PM and last for one hour.  Registration links are below and will be sent to you weekly. 
 
June 2, 2020 7 PM: GROW ROTARY: The Power of The Rotary Foundation
Register here:
 
 Thank you for your service and support to Grow Rotary.
 
 
Herb Klotz
District 7430 Governor 2019-20
Rotary Club of Allentown West  
484-707-9467 (cell)
 
 
Janet Kolepp
District 7430 Governor Elect 2020-2021
Rotary Club of Bethlehem Morning Star
484-241-1252 (cell)
The Future is Bright

Last month for Youth Services Month we highlight Fionnuir Ni Chochlain.  Anthony Moyer wrote a really nice article about Finn sharing her accomplishments.  I thought it would be appropriate to run the article again being that Finn was our guest at last week's meeting. Tony's article touched on many of the topics Finn shared about herself at our meeting.  She is an incredibly bright, talented, kind and motivated young person.  Listening to her talk about her passions and her future made me feel good about the next generation of leaders.  If you were not able to catch her talk please take a bit of time this week and watch.  You will walk away feeling uplifted and happy to know that this Interact Student and Emmaus Rotary Scholarship Recipient is sure to do great things in the world.  She is a "Person of Action" and she absolutely embodies the "Be The Good In the World" motto.

Click here to watch. Enjoy!

https://conf.voxtandem.com/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=71aa177dff08a2d10ffaab185c74d30fe4fbc6de-1591874338136

 

Article by Anthony Moyer

Fionnuir Ni Chochlain is our 2020 ERC Emmaus High School Scholarship winner!

Fin has been involved in our Emmaus Rotary Interact Club throughout her high school experience.  She served as Interact Club Vice President and President. Fin was involved with organizing our ERC Miracle League Trick or Treat booth, Rotary/Interact dinner meetings, Letters to Santa, and served as the Mosser Nursing Home correspondent for Interact sponsored Bingo Nights.

At Emmaus High School, Fin was involved with the choral department and served as stage manager for numerous theatrical productions.  She played soccer for Emmaus High School and the Lower Macungie Youth Association.  

Personally, she enjoys playing piano and singing.  Fin also serves as a piano instructor.  She enjoys the art of embroidery and learning the Irish language.  In addition, Fin is an accomplished Irish dancer.

Fin will be attending Northeast University in the fall as a History and Political Science major.  She plans to attend law school focusing on health policy.  Fin’s ultimate goal is to engage in a career that serves others.  She lives with her mother and has two older sisters.  

Congratulations Fin!  ERC wishes you success in your future endeavors!

 
 
Together We Connect
 
It only takes a few minutes to make someone's day! Please check in with your fellow members and see how they are doing.  
If you are a member in need of assistance please reach out! We are here for one another.
In addition, the Sunshine Committee will continue to personally make phone calls to say hello and lend a hand.
Together we Connect! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And the Winner is...
How many tabs do you think you can collect for the Miracle League by our next REAL meeting? 
 
Can you guess how many tabs are in this 1 quart sized mason jar? 
 
Eric Loch was our closest guess with 997!  
The actual count is 865.
Rotary and BEYOND
Emmaus Rotarians truly do live a lifestyle of Service Above Self! Check out some of the great work our fellow members are doing in our community outside of Rotary and learn how you can support their efforts. 
 
 
Ashley Lorah is EMMAUS PROUD to help the EHS Angel Network! See how you can too! 
The Emmaus Main Street Partners and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber are producing a limited number of EMMAUS PROUD t-shirts to help support our community at this time. EMMAUS PROUD #SupportLocal T-Shirts are $18 each, including shipping, with a portion of the proceeds supporting EHS Angel Network.

Shirts must be ordered by Friday May 22, 2020 and will be shipped out by Monday May 25, 2020.

The proceeds for the Angel Network will be used to support families receiving free & reduced lunches in the district through food baskets, purchasing gift cards to local grocery stores, and more. If you're interested in making a donation, you can select the 'other' option and write in the dollar amount you'd like to donate OR you can mail a check written out to 'GLVCC'' to Emmaus Main Street Partners 191 Main St Ste 205 Emmaus, PA 18049.  
 
Click here for to order your shirt or to donate. 

Sizes: T-SHIRT Sizes are Small, Medium, Large, XL, and XXL

 

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
 
2020-2021 President 
Lexa Shallcross                       
 
District 7430 Governor
Janet Kolepp
 
Assistant Governor Area 1
Barb Bottitta
 
Follow us on Facebook!
Speakers
Oct 01, 2020
Club Assembly
Oct 08, 2020
ERC Scholarship Program
Oct 15, 2020
Healthy Aging
Oct 22, 2020
Club Business
Oct 22, 2020
Emmaus Main Street Program
View entire list
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
First Vice President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Sergeant at Arms
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Emeritus
 
Immediate Past President
 
Director
 
Director
 
Director
 
International/Foundation Chair
 
Membership Co Chair
 
Second Vice President
 
Bulletin Editor
Meghan Reed
Rotary Links
Rotary International
RI President Home
Rotary Global Rewards
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members
 
 
 
Service above Self.