Congratulations Elected 2020-2021 Board Members
Our Board election results for the 2020-2021 term were announced at our Board meeting last week. 
Congratulations to the following Emmaus Rotary Board Members! Thank You for your dedication and service to The Emmaus Rotary Club. 
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John Chisca
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Courtney Kennedy
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Eric Loch
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Salvatore Verrastro
I Want to Change the World
What happens when you take two dynamos who want to change the system? They do it and they do it well!
If you've had the chance to talk with Karen Paules you may have learned a bit about her fascinating story.  At our last Rotary Club Meeting we had the opportunity get to know her better and to start our day feeling truly inspired.  
It all began with a drawing.  But there is a bit before that! Karen wore a few other hats first.  After graduating High School where Karen loved performing in the color guard and getting into lively discussions on the debate team; she studied Pre-Law at Penn State University.  However, destiny and adventure beckoned her to Florida where he developed a love for marketing and found a position at an exercise physiologist office.  Soon she became fascinated with physical therapy and decided returned to PA to pursue her education.  After years of tenacious drive Karen is now a Doctor of Physical Therapy, has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.  Oh, and by the way, she achieved all of this while raising a family, being a care giver to her father along side her mom, and working.  So yeah...dynamo! 
Karen is an advocate for Senior Care. She sees the client as a person, not an appointment and understands the importance of building genuine relationships with the people she serves.  Through her experiences she recognized the need to deliver quality home care at an attainable price as well as the need to bring compassion and real support to the table.  So when asked in an evaluation by her employer "What her goals were?", she reflected and answered: "To change the world."  
This is where the story of Nest in Place takes off.  Karen and her business partner Susan Schlener have developed a well rounded approach to home care based on an individual's true needs and what goals they and their family caregivers have.  They are creating the next level of service that does exactly what they set out to do - Upend the status quo of healthcare. 

"Our Community Coordinators will sit and talk with you to find out what your specific needs are.  This includes basic information like activities of daily living, home safety, transportation, medications, etc, but we also want to know about you.  Do you miss growing your own tomatoes? Do you love pinochle but have no one to play with? We don’t just want to help you stay in your home: we want you to SOAR!  Our Community Coordinators then develop a comprehensive evaluation and plan – our SOAR plan:"

Rotary is the perfect place for person like Karen.  She said it best during her talk. "If you want to change the world it's a good idea to be around the people who are doing it."  With someone like Karen in our corner, there is no telling what  exceptional service projects will be in our Club's future!
Karen and Susan are changing the lives of many people in the Lehigh Valley.  Hopefully one day the Nest in Place concept will change the lives of seniors all world wide...all because of the two little birds who just wanted people to SOAR. 
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 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  (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 :) 
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
If You Wanna Be Happy
If You Wanna Be Happy!
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 
If we can't hear your happiness at the meeting email with me what you'd like to be shared in the Trumpet!
Happy Happy Joy Joy! 
We have some happy Rotarians this week who are bursting at the seams to share some happy news with YOU! 
Karen Hobson is happy to celebrate that her husband Malcolm officially retired last week - Happy for him!  
Karen's youngest son, Rowan has started last Friday on his next US Naval aircraft training for his future plans of flying - The Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircraft, a Maritime patrol aircraft, at Jacksonville Florida in October.
Bill Erdman is thrilled for his daughter Mary Kate who just learned she will do her orthopedic trauma fellowship at Harbor View in Seattle starting August 2021. Although that in itself is good news, the great news is that Harbor View is the premier hospital in the entire country for orthopedic trauma! That is worth 10 happy dollars which Bill said he can collect from her when she starts making the “big bucks”.
And I think we were all happy about Steve's rockin' new quarantine haircut that he showed off last week! However Bill said he'd give Don $5 bucks if Steve kept his hat on this week.  Hahahah. Sorry Steve. Sarge needs the money! 
District 7430 News! Training Tuesdays.
Our district has some exciting training opportunities available to our members. See the upcoming schedule below.
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)
Community Service Collections 
StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5 oz Can - ...
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
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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 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. 
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


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