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Remembering Wilmer Schultz
Wilmer R. Schultz 1926-2021 by Sue Straeter
 
Wilmer joined Rotary in January 28, 1952.  He attended Rotary meetings all over the world. Wilmer understood how to make up Rotary meetings he missed due to travel.  His perfect attendance record stands at 69 years—a feat accomplished by few, even at the international level!
 
Wilmer was President of Emmaus Rotary Club from 1964-65.  He was very involved with stamping out polio and donated wheelchairs through Rotary to underdeveloped countries where polio had taken its toll.
 
We remember him as a consummate Rotarian, Paul Harris Fellow, successful spiritually, financially and personally.  Wilmer said if the toils of lives define us more than anything else, then perhaps a poem called THE BRIDGE BUILDER by Dromgoole, captures the essence of my life.  
 
We lost a dear friend, but his legacy is visible around us in the contributions the Schultz Construction Company made through Building construction and Bridge/Highway construction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilmer Schultz - By the Numbers
 
4 Years as a perfect soldier
48 years as a perfect father
51 years as the perfect husband
61 Years as the perfect employer
69 Years of perfect attendance at Rotary Meetings
95 years as a perfect gentlemen
 
This writer actually met and knew Wilmer from another non-Rotary perspective.  I actually met Wilmer when he was bidding on a project some 35 years ago.  He was kind, pleasant and a gentlemen.  He was respectful and as a young man in the complicated world of construction, he offered me his welcoming voice and personality.   My respect for him was instantaneous.  Little did either one of us know that our paths would cross again at the Emmaus Rotary many years later, where he again reached out to me with his welcoming demeanor.  I certainly did not know Wilmer like most of our Rotary members, but I do know that he was a man of his word and he lived his life respecting others.
 
This is the one of last photos I took of Wilmer as he attended our meeting virtually.
 
 
We will miss you Wilmer!
 
With a Heavy Heart
Sal Verrastro
 
 
 
 
President's Message
 
 
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning. But anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson
 
 
November is Rotary Foundation Month
The Rotary Foundation transforms our gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, the Foundation taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.  The collective leadership and expertise of our 1.2 million members helps tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, locally and globally. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.
Please give as you can and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!
 
 

FOOD FOR THE NEEDY WEEK!

DON'T FORGET - This is our food collection week.  Ralph Lewis will be standing by the check-in-table to collect food for the needy.  Please bring any non-perishable food and Ralph will make sure that it gets delivered to the food bank.  In lieu of food, Ralph welcomes and collects donations which will also go to the food bank.  Lastly for those in Virtual Land who would also like to donate food, Ralph will wait for an additional 15 minutes after the meeting if you want to stop by the Brookside CC and drop of some food donations.  The Emmaus Rotary Club thanks everyone for their generosity!
 
 
 
 
You Say It"s Your Birthday
WELL HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
 
Let's celebrate our fellow Rotarians who have birthdays in November:

November 4 - Mike Parker
November 9 - Bill Erdman
November 12 - Dale Dries
November 15 - Bob Kraus
November 16 - Steve Auvil
November 23 - Guy Asnani & Rose - Galeano-Phillips
November 25 - Dee Eng
November 30 - Kris DePaolo
Virtual Meeting Option For This Week
As a reminder we will continue the masks optional for all future in person meetings until further notice.  However, we want to emphasize that everyone’s safety is very important so please use the Zoom option if you for whatever reason don’t feel comfortable attending an in-person meeting. 
 
Please Note that if you are attending virtually please use the following NEW ZOOM link! 
 
 
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO ERIC LOCH , WADE GEORGE AND JOHN CHISCA FOR MAKING THE HYBRID MEETINGS POSSIBLE EACH WEEK!
 
 
As always, Be Well and Stay Safe Friends, 
Sal Verrastro
Trumpet Editor 
VP ERC
 
 
 

Winter Lights Spectacular at the LV Zoo

The Fellowship Committee is eager to announce Emmaus Rotary Night at the Winter Light Spectacular at the Lehigh Valley Zoo!
 
December 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM.
 
Discounted rate of $12.50 per ticket.
 
Tickets are first come, first serve. Hurry there are only 4 tickets left!
 
To reserve your tickets, contact Tony Moyer by text (610-295-7691) or email (anmoyer1229@gmail.com).  Checks should be made payable to Emmaus Rotary Club.
 
 
 

WEEKLY MEETING ASSIGNMENTS

As members we are all responsible for making each week's meeting a success.  Beginning this week we shall resume listing the weekly assignment in the newsletter so please see below to verify who has what in-person meeting assignments. 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 (Sal) know via text, phone call or email.  I will respect any requests. 
 
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 fulfil your assignment, please do one of the following:
 
- Switch with someone else from another week.
- Contact another member to fill your slot.
- If either one of the above attempts is unsuccessful, please notify the Trumpet Editor ASAP.
 
 
December 2nd
Sign-In-Table:  Larry Delhagen & Valerie Deneen
Greeter:  Dee Eng
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: David Dunn
 
December 9th
Sign-In-Table:  Mike  Epperly & Alan Fornwalt
Greeter:  Mark Erle
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: Rose Galeano-Phillips
 
December 16th
Sign-In-Table:  Gary Guthrie & Don Heller
Greeter:  Steve Gould
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: Bob Goehler
 
December 23rd
Sign-In-Table:  Karen Hobson & Irvin Keister
Greeter:  Cindy Hornaman
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: Nelly Kabiru
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emmaus Rotary Flag Program - It is not too Late!
HOLIDAY FLAG PROGRAM - It is not too late to sign up for this program OR renew your current subscription for 2022!  The program is designed to provide each recipient with an American Flag to be installed in your yard at each of the following US holidays.  For an annual subscription of $49, a 3' x 5' American Flag will be placed in a designated area in your yard and removed immediately after each date:
 
Memorial Day
Flag Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Patriots Day
Veterans Day
 
To sign up or renew your current subscription, please use this link:  Flags.EmmausRotary.org
 
For more details, please contact Eric Loch!
 
 
This program also makes a great gift for a love one or friend!  The holidays are just around the corner.
COVID Booster Shots Available!
 
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Shots Now Available

Moderna and J&J join Pfizer as authorized COVID-19 booster shots in the U.S.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will begin administering booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, Oct. 25, after authorizations this week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 
A Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot was authorized in September and is already available at LVHN vaccine clinics.
Scheduling a Moderna or Johnson & Johnson booster can be done starting Monday, Oct. 25. Scheduling is encouraged and can be completed through MyLVHN, our patient portal, or by calling the COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD). The hotline is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Walk-ins also are accepted at LVHN vaccine clinics. Those seeking booster shots should bring their vaccine card to the vaccine clinic so the card can be updated.
 
LVHN also offers third shots of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
 
Visit LVHN.org/booster for more information and FAQs.
 
In Addition Both WALGREENS and RITEAID are now giving the MODERNA  COVID BOOSTERS to anyone at a high risk job or over 65.
 
Thanks to Dr. Bob Goehler for the update!

December Is....

DECEMBER is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
 

At Rotary, we believe good health care is everyone’s right. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care.

Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.

Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.

 

 
 
 
 

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District 7430 Covid-19  - New Information
Greetings District 7430:
 
This communication comes to you from District Governor Bob Hobaugh and COVID-19 Advisor Michael Seidner, MD. We wish to share updated guidelines for Rotary activity in the face of the continuing pandemic from COVID-19. The most important step a Rotarian can take to prevent COVID infection is to become fully vaccinated. Masks are recommended indoors for all Rotarians in areas of “substantial or high transmission” and especially for those who are either not vaccinated or partially vaccinated.  Immunocompromised Rotarians are also urged to wear a mask indoors.  Club Presidents are to report any positive COVID-19 tests of a Rotarian who has participated in the last 14 days in an in-person Rotary event. A Club announcement, tracing and testing should follow any positive test of a Club member in attendance. Presidents, please report such positive tests to both District Governor Bob Hobaugh and Michael Seidner, MD.
Important highlights from the RI May, June, July, and August Board of Directors meetings found at https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/about-rotary/board-decisions include: “To better guide Rotarians in their Rotary-related travel as pandemic threats continue to change and more communities adjust their pandemic restrictions, and to ensure the safety of all participants in Rotary programs, meetings, and events, the Board made several amendments to its travel policy, agreeing that virtual or hybrid meetings should continue to be implemented. The RI Board also “reaffirmed its policy that no in-person Rotary meeting or event shall be mandatory for any participant who may feel uncomfortable attending because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
 
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (Health Department) updates its statistics regarding COVID-19 case incidence and vaccination status daily.  Fortunately, cases of COVID-19 are falling as more people become vaccinated.  Unvaccinated individuals continue to be at the highest risk for hospitalization and death. COVID-19 in vaccinated individuals tends to be milder and in many cases hospitalization is not required.  Individuals testing positive should isolate for two weeks and participate in contact tracing. Check the Pennsylvania Department of Health website for more updates at https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx.
Please stay current with your individual county’s transmission rate by checking the Pennsylvania Department of Health Early Warning Dashboard located at: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
Thank you for your attention and commitment to keeping yourselves, your clubs, and the public safe during the ongoing evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. As with Polio, please advocate for vaccinations to not only keep individuals safe but our worldwide community!
 
Bob Hobaugh                                                                                   Michael Seidner MD
Governor, Rotary District 7430                                                       COVID-19 Advisor, Rotary DIstrict 7430
rotarianbob@hometownu.com                                                        mrseidner@gmail.com
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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EHS Chorale Holiday Performance
Dec 23, 2021 7:30 AM
Street Medicine in the Lehigh Valley
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Thursday, November 18th - ERC Board Meeting
 
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January 6th, 2022 - Club Assembly
 
 
 
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