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President's Message - Volunteering
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”.
~Author Unknown
 
Many thanks to everyone who attended the Club Recognition Celebration last week and thanks to Lexa and her team for making it happen…good food, good fellowship and good people.
 
The Rotary year is coming to a close and I really appreciated spending time with many of the members who make our Rotary Club so successful.  Truthfully, I don’t think that we take enough time to celebrate and appreciate what we do each year.  As Rick liked to remind me, we’re all volunteers implying that we can’t push the members too hard…I disagree to a point.  Yes, we are all volunteers, but we are all volunteers with a common vision and commitment to helping people locally, nationally and internationally and for that reason we are, perhaps, more willing to do more when asked.  As members we could be doing anything each week, but we choose to volunteer our time, talents, energy, leadership, and commitment to Rotary [and probably other places as well!] because we want to help others. 
 
More about the fruits of our labors next week….stay tuned.
 
 
Club recognition celebration last Thursday!
A great time was had by all.  Thanks to Lexa and her team for organizing the wonderful celebration of our Rotary year.
 
Flag Day 2022.
Thanks to Sue Straeter and her great team another Flag Day event was a great success.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Great work by the Interact students!
Hats off to the huge efforts by the Interact students.  Bob Halsey would be very proud.
 
 
More great work by the Interact Club.
 
Last week's meeting snipits
The hidden talent of our Rotarians continues to amaze me.  J.P. gave an excellent example of this with showing us his magician skills.
Way to go J.P.!
 
 
 
Thought for the Day /Trivia Info
Just in time for Mike's last meeting.  Who knows who might be riding on this asteroid.
 
Trumpet Trivia
Trumpet Trivia Lives!  Don't miss out on the chance to win big Rotary bucs.
READ YOUR TRUMPET!
and remember no looking at your phones during the meeting.smiley
 
Flag Program
It's not to late to be part of our Flag fund raising program to support our Feeding Program.  You and your neighbors can just go to Flags.EmmausRotary.org and sign up.  The program rate is adjusted to the time you sign up.  Our goal is 150 flags this year and we are over half way there so far.  Door hangers will be available at this weeks meeting.  This program can easily grow to 1000 flags.  A tiny area in NH has 500+ flags.  We can surely beat this.
 
Thanks for your help and support.
 
The Flag committee
Ukraine Help
Our friends in Ukraine desperately need our help.
 
ERC Fund Raising 1/16 to12/21
 
 
 
 
Rotary and BEYOND
Emmaus Rotarians truly do live a lifestyle of Service Above Self!
Many of us help with other organizations to raise funds for great causes.  If you wish to mention your outside fund raising event at Rotary, just put up four Happy Dollars and let us know about what is going on.  If I have a website link to your cause I will post it here.
 
Ex.  I support the PA. Perimeter Ride Against Cancer which benefits the American Cancer Society and Dream Come True.
https://www.pprac.net/2022-ride.html
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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? 
 

WEEKLY MEETING ASSIGNMENTS

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.  DiamondMan@LochsJewelers.com
 
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.  DiamondMan@LochsJewelers.com
 
June 23rd.
Sign in Table  -  Joanne Smida  - Lisa Spradlin
Greeter - Nicole Steirer
Invocation - Thought of the Day  - Sue Straeter
 
June 30th. 
Sign in Table  -  Jeff Tintle  - Giny Vary
Greeter - Mike Waddell
Invocation - Thought of the Day - Sal Verrastro
 
July 7th
Sign in Table  -  Sue Wenner  - Roger Whitcomb
Greeter -  Chris Wills
Invocation - Thought of the Day - Michael Zambelli
Trumpet Editor
Please send all items and reports for the Trumpet to DiamondMan@LochsJewelers.com. by Monday before the meeting.
Cheers,
Diamond Man Eric
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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Virtual Meeting Details
For those members wishing to do Rotary virtually here are the Zoom meeting details.  The virtual meeting should be started by 7:15a.m.  Feel free to chat with your virtual friends and the members in attendance.  Please mute yourself when the President starts the meeting. Use the Chat feature to chat with the Zoom Master and others on the virtual meeting.  We'll do our best to give you the same feel of the meeting as if you were able to attend in person.
 
Please Note that if you are attending virtually please use the following ZOOM link! 
Useful Links
Weekly Meeting Zoom link
PW - ERC1234
View this e-bulletin online
Go to club website
Go to Rotary International
 
 
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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Speakers
Jun 30, 2022
Pass the Gavel - Presidential Turnover Meeting
Jul 07, 2022
Club Assembly Meeting
Jul 14, 2022
The War in Ukraine
Jul 21, 2022
Classification Talk
Jul 28, 2022
Knauss House Presentation
View entire list
CALENDARS
 
Emmaus Rotary:
 
 
Thursday, June 3oth - Pass The Gavel Ceremony
 
Thursday, July 7th - Club Assembly
 
Thursday, July 14th - A presentation on the War in Ukraine
 
Thursday, July 21st - Member Classification Talk
 
Thursday, July 38th - Presentation - The Knauss House
 
 
 
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
Immediate Past President
 
President Elect
 
First Vice President
 
2nd Vice President
 
Treasurer
 
Secretary
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Director
 
Director
 
Director
 
Director
 
Chair Foundation/International Service
 
Chair Rotary Foundation/Intl Service
 
Community Service
 
Fellowship
 
Fund Raising- Flag program
 
International Women's Day
 
Interact
 
Youth Services
 
Youth Exchange
 
Bulletin Editor
Diamond Man Loch
Rotary Links
Rotary International
RI President Home
Rotary Global Rewards
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members
 
 
 
Service above Self.
The Emmaus Rotary Club embraces, practices and promotes the Rotary International Core Values of Service, Fellowship, Diversity, Integrity and Leadership.