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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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Speakers
Dec 12, 2019
A Festive Holiday Workshop
Dec 19, 2019
Holiday Songs and Christmas Carols
Dec 26, 2019
Jan 02, 2020
Organized and Productive in 2020
Jan 09, 2020
Club Assembly
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Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect
 
First Vice President
 
Second Vice President
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Sergeant at Arms
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Emeritus
 
Immediate Past President
 
Director
 
Director
 
Director
 
Director
 
International/Foundation Chair
 
Community Service
 
Membership Chair
 
Youth Exchange
 
Public Relations
 
Audit
 
Fellowship
 
Fundraising - Beef-n-Beer
 
Fundraising - Golf
 
Fundraising - Poker Run
 
International Women's Day
 
Social Media
 
Youth
 
Bulletin Editor
Mike Waddell
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Foundation Program Meeting this Week
There will be a Foundation program this week so all Paul Harris members are expected to wear their Paul Harris medallions.
Mac Thank You!
Mac And Cheese Art Prints
Thank you for making our mac'n cheese collection a success.
 
Anyone interested in seeing the process of boxing all the food donated go to Holy Spirit Church in Emmaus on Tuesday November 19th at 3PM.  
 
I will include photos in the newsletter.
 
Eileen Prokop 
 
Local Scientist Looks at Climate Change
    Local resident and Kutztown Faculty member, Michael Davis spoke to Emmaus Rotary on Thursday, November 7, 2019, about the "Science of Climate Change". He noted that Eunice Foote wrote the first Greenhouse Effect research paper in 1856, but at the time she was not allowed to read her paper because of her gender, so an Irish male Scientist read her work and got the recognition. 
    He showed slides of the Keeling Curve which shows the upward rise of carbon dioxide; the Michael Mann "hockey stick graph" which plots proxy date including ice core samples and tree rings, and the Earth Sytems Model developed by Dr. Hansen, formerly of NASA. Hansen has written a book Davis recommends entitled "Storms of My Grandchildren". Hansen says "we are failing miserably" to meet the challenge of the climate crisis. Davis asked his listeners to recall the 62 inches of rain which fell on Houston during Hurricane Harvey two years ago.  NE USA is getting wetter as the rest of the country is getting drier.
     Davis noted that the heat produced by the greenhouse effect is decreasing the volume of sea ice and going into the oceans which are energy sinks. These produce a sea-level rise which may be from 3 to 8 inches by the end of the century.
    He also reviewed the process of scientific inquiry and the value of peer-reviewed work and ended by noting that 98% of scientists see this alarming trend.
 
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Read more...
Dues Invoices Coming Soon
 
In mid November, Emmaus Rotary Club dues invoices will be sent out by email.
Some people pay their whole year dues in June and don’t owe dues now in November. 
So don’t send in a check if you don’t get an invoice.
Thanks for paying your dues by December 15th.
President's Message
 
Hello Emmaus Rotary,
 
Rotary International is changing.  Or maybe the word is adapting.  Rotary like other service organizations around the world are fighting attrition.  Rotary is adapting to the changes we are challenged with to grow our clubs, and Rotary as a whole, by attracting new members.  Along with this adaptation, takes By-Law and Constitution Amendments to the governing documents of local Rotary Clubs and Rotary International.  And there is a process that must be strictly adhered to.
 
With that said, Sharon Rittenhouse has sent out a Membership video on Rotary to explain how Rotary International has been adapting to change in the effort to expand and grow our clubs.  Please click on the link below and watch a very short video.
 
 
Mark your calendars on Thursday, December 5, 2019 as the Board of Directors has approved every Emmaus Rotarian who brings a guest on this date, will receive a free breakfast along with their guest.  Here is a chance to meet our goal of every Emmaus Rotarian bringing one guest this Rotary year.  No excuses now since the reward is a free breakfast on this morning.  Please make your 2019-2020 President proud and show me how much Emmaus Rotary means to you!
 
Steve Gould, 2019-2020 ERC President
Fellowship Thank You and More Coming!
 
Our next Fellowship event will be Saturday, November 30 for Small Business Saturday. We have reserved 10 tote bags with Emmaus Main Street Partners. These tote bags are filled with coupons, freebies, promotional items, etc. from our surrounding local businesses. We as a group will plan to pickup the bags Saturday morning, walk around to the local shops, and grab lunch together at an eatery downtown. Reach out to Meghan or Ashley if you're interested in participating. We will have up to 10 bags reserved, past those 10 bags, you'll have to register through the link (to come at a later time).
Pinned on ERC's Bulletin Board
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th--
Bring canned food items
Thanks to Ralph Lewis and his new recruit Jim Ritter
 
COMING SOON,  COLD WEATHER, Brrrr
SO PLAN AHEAD NOW
We will be collecting new mittens, gloves, scarves
for local school kids
 
 
Bring in twin size comforters 
for Turning Point!!!
 
Semi-annual dues are due now...
Consider writing a second check for
Emmaus Rotary Foundation and mark it 
for "Scholarships".
We are working to build up an endowment
to sustain giving scholarships to our graduating
Interact students.
 
 
Did you know that from November 1st to January 15th there are approximately 29 holidays observed by 7 of the world's major religions? So...
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 
     HAPPHANUKKAH!!
          HAPPY KWANZAA!!
Can we find more greetings? Let our Trumpet editors know..
Mike Waddell, Editor-in-Chief and Meghan Reed, Trainee/Padawan
 
Brookside CC will be closed these Thursdays...
 
December 26, 2019 - Christmas - No meeting
 
January 30, 2020 - BCC Closed - Off-site meeting TBA
February 6, 2020 - BCC Closed - Off-site meeting TBA
MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

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...it's just another way to serve our club!

December 5, 2019

Greeter - Chisca

Sign-in Table - Birdsell and Boyer

Invocation - Brinker

EREY - Baxter

 

December 12, 2019

Greeter - Deneen

Sign-in Table - Coult and DePaolo

Invocation - Delhagen

EREY - Cuzzubbo

 

December 19, 2019

Greeter - Dunn

Sign-in Table - Eng and Epperly

Invocation - Erdman 

EREY- Erickson

 

December 26, 2019  No Meeting Happy Holidays!

 

January 2, 2020 Happy New Year

Greeter - George

Sign-in-table - Fornwalt and Galeano-Phillips 

Invocation - Erle

EREY- Goehler 

 

 
 
 
Service above Self.