Shine Bright Friends 
To My Dear Emmaus Rotary Friends,
So here it is...the time for my final Presidents Message.  During the past (almost) 5 years, my life has become incredibly enriched by Emmaus Rotary Club. I look back to when I first visited a meeting, I remember feeling welcomed and at home. Since then, I've had the opportunity to have some sort of connection with just about every single ERC member. You have become like family to me. This Club has become something I hold dear in my heart. What can I say....I LOVE Rotary.
Before I joined, I was looking for way to find a more purpose driven life and Rotary has done that 100 times more than I could have imagined.  The mission and vision of Rotary helped me realize that I can actually be a part of something that is capable of taking on the world's challenges, do what we can to find solutions to problems and actually help people.  Collectively WE have done some really good things that make our local and global communities better. Being with a group of not just dreamers but DOERS inspires me and pushes me serve better.
When I was asked to serve as Club President in my very early days of membership, I didn't understand why on earth you would want me to fill that prestigious role as a new person who really didn't have a full grasp on all things Rotary. It seemed scary and like A LOT of work. BUT I looked within and recognized that this feeling of being out of my comfort zone was really just fear and I knew I should step up and meet the challenge.  I was right. It was a ALOT of work.... work worth doing of course! The unexpected work is what I reflect on now. This experience made me work on myself, my relationships, my leadership skills, may patience and so much more.  It made me do a lot of new things I hadn't considered before, and I have grown in so many ways. Sometimes the perks of Service Above Self are at the end you end up a BETTER self.  
And now I get to stand, a little wiser and with a special bond, alongside those who have served before me as President of Emmaus Rotary Club. And from this side of the gavel, WE cheer on those who are next in line for this special role. Sal, congratulations. I wish you the all the best in your term. I know you will be an exceptional President. I thank you for unwavering support and friendship. 

Emmaus Rotarians, from the bottom of my heart Thank You for always helping when I've asked. Thank you for being on board change. Thank you for helping to overcome challenges. Thank you for your guidance. Thank you for putting your skills and expertise to work. Thank you for serving in a multitude of ways to make this year a success. Thank you for your mentorship and friendship to eachother. 
In my speech last year, I ended by asking you to be the light in this world for those in dark places. I asked you See the good, be the good and inspire good in others. I asked you to SHINE BRIGHT and YOU did exactly that. Please, never let anyone dull your sparkle! 
Shine Bright Friends!
Meghan Reed
President of Emmaus Rotary Club for 24 more hours

Save the Date! Club Recognition Dinner 6/28/23
Friends! Save the Date! You are invited to the Emmaus Rotary Annual Club Recognition Dinner!
Wednesday June 28, 2023, from 6-8pm
Rising River Brewing Co. 
$30 Catered Buffet Style Dinner. (cash bar)
Please register and pay in advance using ClubRunner.  Emmaus Rotary Annual Club Recognition Dinner | Rotary Club of Emmaus
R.S.V.P by 6/23/23 so that we can give a head count to the caterer. 
Reflect on the 2022-23 Rotary Year. 
Club Service Recognition Awards.
Paul Harris Recognition. 
2023-2024 New Board Member Induction.
Pass the Gavel Ceremony to ring in the New Rotary Year! 
We have a special reserved space on the grassy peninsula area with a large tent. Dine Creekside with a delicious catered, buffet style meal by Fairview Catering Co.  Tell stories by the fire pit, throw a round of cornhole and enjoy some fellowship after our program. 
This is going to be Wonderful!!!
This week we will celebrate Members receiving their first Paul Harris medal.
 Our Club is a huge supporter of the Paul Harris awards which are given to Members who donate $1000.00 to the Foundation.  Bill Erdman will give everyone more information on Wednesday about this prestigious award.
All current Paul Harris recipients should proudly wear their Paul Harris medallion and pin.
Next "Night Shift" Meeting 7/19/2023
An Evening Meeting Opportunity For Emmaus Rotary Club - "The Night Shift" 
When: The Third Wednesday of the Month from 5:30pm -7:30pm, at Rising River Brewing in Lower Macungie 1955 Willow Lane Macungie, PA 18062  
Doors open 5:30pm. Meeting begins 6:00pm. Meeting to end by 7:30pm.

The Meeting Concept: Re-engage current members, attract new members and connect with/involve local Community Leaders in project-based planning/activities and enjoy fellowship. We are going to create a productive meeting environment: not just a happy hour. This meeting option will be offered as a Once-a-Month ADDITIONAL meeting opportunity for ERC on the third Wednesday of the month.  Mornings are not for everyone due to work/school/life schedules. (AND DON'T FRET! Weekly Thursday Morning meetings aren't stopping! We like bacon and eggs too much!)
Meeting Agenda 7/19/2023 those in attendance will be get a better understanding of what Rotary's 7 areas of focus mean when coming up with ideas for impactful projects. We had a few ideas from last meeting and want to build on those.  We will breakout into groups to brainstorm more project ideas to consider implementing.   Want to learn what projects are currently on deck? Visit The Emmaus Rotary Club Calendar. 

The Cost: We ask that Rotarians make a $10 Cash Contribution to their Every Rotarian Every Year Rotary International Fund. First time guests are free. 

Food and Drink: Food and Drinks are available for purchase.

So that we can get and idea of how many people will attend our first meeting please RSVP using this event page. 
Many Thanks to our friends at Rising River or opening their space to us! 
Rotary at Work! 
One of my goals as President this year was to work with The Wildlands Conservancy to implement a project focused on environmental service. After many meetings and assessments, we found a really great project to participate in with the new Black River Sanctuary land preservation. I couldn’t be prouder of the work that Emmaus Rotary Club and The Rotary Club of Allentown teamed up to accomplish together with this joint District 7430 Grant.  ERC, ARC and Wildlands made a great team. 
Many thanks to all who came out to help plant and install deer protection. You've help create a special place.
When you set your mind to something...big things happen! Be the good in the world!
Shine Bright Friends!
Meghan Reed
President, Emmaus Rotary Club 2022-23


June 28
Sign In Tablet  Stuckey  Chad
Greeter             Nelly      Kabiru
Invocation        Birdsell  Ceil
July 6th
Sign IN Table   Blose    Don
Greeter             Boyer    Goeff
Invocation        Brosky  Michael
July 13 
Sign IN Table     Chrisca John
Greeter               Christopher,Kwinn.
Invocation          Cobbuzzo Mario
July 20
Sign IN Table    Crowler  Jessica
Greeter               Deneen   Valerie
Invocation          Dunn      David
July 27
Sign In Table      Eng        Dee
Greeter               Epperly  Mike
Invocation          Erdman  Bill
Did you know? 

Rotary Global History “Quiz”

If you get all twelve correct call yourself a “Paul Harris Historian.” 8-11 and you’re still a highly knowledgeable Rotarian. 4-7 and you know a lot about Rotary and its history. 1-3 and you’ve begun to show great interest in Rotary. “0” shows wonderful opportunity for enjoying this website.

  1. This Rotary president first was a newspaper Reporter in Denver. Who was…?
    1. Frank J. Devlyn?
    2. Wilfrid J. Wilkinson?
    3. Glenn E. Estess, Sr.?
    4. Paul P. Harris?
  2. 23 February 1905. What was….?
    1. The Charter Night Dinner for Rotary Club of Chicago?
    2. Paul Harris’ Birthday?
    3. The night four men decided to start an organization in Chicago?
    4. The First Regular meeting of Rotary Club of Chicago?
  3. A 1900 Walk after dinner by Paul Harris. What was…?
    1. The Day Paul Harris’ Grandfather died?
    2. The inspiration for Rotary?
    3. Paul’s cure for irregularity?
    4. A desperate attempt to find legal work?
  4. Cowboy, Desk Clerk, Marble Salesman, Actor, Merchant Seaman, Fruit Picker. What were…?
    1. The fifth through the tenth members of the first Rotary Club?
    2. Classifications not included until after the convention of 1922?
    3. Paul Harris’ jobs between 1891 and 1896?
    4. Occupations not thought to be good material for Rotary membership?
  5. This early Rotarian was secretary of Rotary International for 32 years. Who was…?
    1. Paul Harris?
    2. Chesley R. Perry?
    3. Arch Klumph?
    4. Herb Taylor?
  6. This famous Rotarian was expelled from a university. Who was….?
    1. Paul Harris?
    2. Chesley Perry?
    3. Arch Klumph?
    4. Herb Taylor?
  7. The First Club, in a community of less than 100,000 population. What is…?
    1. Chicago?
    2. Dallas?
    3. San Antonio?
    4. Pueblo?
  8. $26.50 from Rotary Club of Kansas City in 1917. What started the…?
    1. World War I relief fund
    2. Rotary staff retirement program
    3. First District conference budget
    4. The Rotary Foundation
  9. The First President of “Rotary.” Who was…?
    1. Chesley Perry?
    2. Paul Harris?
    3. Harry Ruggles?
    4. Sylvester Schiele?
  10. Give service to your customers and you’ll make more money. What was the…?
    1. Four Way Test?
    2. The “Business Sharing” in early Rotary Clubs?
    3. “Fred” Sheldon’s business philosophy?
    4. A violation of the “Rotary Code of Ethics?”
  11. Arch Klumph. Who was a…?
    1. Manufacturer who donated shoes to victims of polio?
    2. (the) First District Governor from the original district?
    3. (is) a present RI Director?
    4. Past RI President from Cleveland, credited with starting the Rotary Foundation
  12. Ann Brunier and Ann Gundaker. Who were the first…?
    1. Women members of Rotary International?
    2. Women Presidents of Rotary Clubs?
    3. Rotaryanns?
    4. Woman District Governors?
  13. Bonus Questions:

What was the world’s first non English speaking Rotary Club? The Answer is at Minneapolis #9

#1- 4,  #2- 3,  #3- 2,  #4- 3,  #5- 2,  #6- 1,  #7- 4,  #8- 4,  #9- 4  ,#10- 3,  #11- 4, #12- 3


    Food Collection In MAY & JUNE 2023
    Church Stipulations:Only items listed below
    Only Regular Sized Items (NO LARGE FAMILY SIZES)
    No Clothing
    Food Needed:
    Pop Tarts,         Ketchup
    Mustard           Mayonnaise ,Relish
    Ramen             Kids Cereals.                                         
      CANNED ITEMS           
     Fruit ( Pears, Peaches,  Fruit Cocktail, Pineapple)  approx. 15 oz siz
    Ravioli / Pasta / Spaghetti Os / Chef Boyardee w/sauce canned.
    Chicken Noodle Soup
    Napkins (small pack) Dollar Tree
    Call For  Mentorship
    Share with us whats happing when its happening,Where and when are you travelling to??
    What are you celebrating??
    When you Share your Happiness, you are supporting a good cause.
    4th Quarter Funds raised will go to the Emmaus Rotary Scholarship Fund.
    Call for Mentorship!
    You may have noticed some new faces at our meetings recently because our membership is growing! The Welcome Committee strongly encourages our seasoned club members (three years of service or more) and/OR any past presidents to become mentors for our new members. Mentorship offers a valuable opportunity for our experienced members to share their vast knowledge and expertise with new members who can benefit from their guidance. Becoming a mentor can positively impact our new members' attendance, participation, and overall engagement.

    Mentors are asked to:
    • Let the new members know how to contact them
    • Check with new members regularly to make sure they’re comfortable
    • Introduce them to other club members
    • Encourage them to invite someone they know to a meeting
    • Show them Rotary’s tools on My Rotary, including Club Finder and the Learning Center
    • Talk to new members about open roles they could fill or opportunities for involvement
    • Accompany new members to events when possible

    Ultimately, mentorship can strengthen our club as a whole by enhancing our sense of community and increasing participation in events and programs. We believe that mentorship can make a huge difference in our new members' lives and our club's continued success.
    Thank you for your commitment to our club and for considering the important and rewarding role of mentorship


    Rotary Direct Foundation Giving

    Dear Rotarians,

    Thank you for your dedication, leadership, and support on behalf of The Rotary Foundation. As a leader in Rotary, you play an essential role in ensuring that Rotary Foundation programs can continue to create positive and lasting change in your community and around the globe. One way you can help Rotary continue to do good in the world is by encouraging members to enroll in Rotary Direct, our Foundation’s recurring giving program.

    Last year, our Foundation raised over $434 million and funded more than 1,190 global grants, 470 district grants, and 225 disaster response grants to help communities thrive. Rotary Direct is one of the easiest and most secure ways for our donors to support the Foundation: because contributions are automated, donors don’t need to worry about sending checks or remembering to make an annual contribution on time.  

    Rotary Direct saves time and reduces administrative costs. Monthly, quarterly, and annual gift options are available. Members can enroll at the Rotary Direct page, return a completed Rotary Direct enrollment form, or enroll by phone by calling the international office that serves their area or +1-866-976-8279 if in the U.S. 

    For more information, you can refer to these frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, we are here to help! Reply to this email or write to our Annual Fund staff.

    Thank you for your dedication to Doing Good in the World.

    The Rotary Foundation

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