Emmaus Interact Club Meeting Success
Hello Friends!
I'm happy to report that our EHS Interact & ERC Meeting was a success! The concept was to provide four stations that the students could pick from in a series of three rotations.  The stations helped students to learn more about Rotary and ERC.  The topics were: Youth Exchange, Camp Neidig, The Fourway Speech Contest/ERC Scholarship Awards, and a Meet & Greet/Round Table.  This concept was a brilliant idea brought forth by Interact Advisor, Amy Kaunitz and Interact Club President Emma.  (Emma is a terrific young leader and participated in the Four Way Speech Contest last year, making it to Districts)

What we took away from this experience was that the Students of Interact want to work more with ERC! They want to learn more about Rotary and wish we would have done this together sooner!! SO next year we will hold this sort of meeting in October and kick of the school year with helping Interact become more knowledgeable about Rotary and why Interact is really the first rung on the ladder of Rotary participation.
I so enjoyed sitting and talking with this fine group of young people who have a desire to serve the community.  We had nice conversations and shared potential service project ideas.  NEXT we will schedule a follow up joint meeting to learn more about Rotary's 7 Areas of Focus and brainstorm project ideas that Interact would like to create and that ERC and Interact can work on together.  I think this is the next chapter in strengthening the bonds with ERC and Interact and change more lives through the joy of service.  The future is bright so let's shine!
Many Thanks to Interact Advisor Amy Kaunitz, Interact Club President Emma,  Youth Committee Chair Tony Moyer (4 Way Speech/Scholarship Station), Don Blose, John Chisca and Eric Loch (Camp Neidig Station), Courtney Kennedy, Bob Kruas and Exchange Student Flora (Youth Exchange Station),  Sal Verrastro,  Nelly Kabiru and Karen Hobson (Meet & Greet/Round Table Station). And special Guests Bill Thompson from the Fleetwood Rotary Club and District Governor Len Gieseler (who is also a Camp Neidig Alum and was able to share his experience)!
Shine Bright Friends,
Meghan Reed
President, Emmaus Rotary Club 2022/23
Things to Know This Week!


  • Past District Governor Bob Hobaugh will presenting a special recognition to Emmaus Rotary for Foundation Giving achievements met under the leadership of Immediate Past President, Mike Waddell.  Mike will be accepting this recognition on behalf of ERC.
  • Our Club Assembly has been rescheduled for 2/2/23.
  • Pre-Covid we had much higher numbers of meeting attendance. Since getting back to full in persons meetings our attendance has declined. We talk a lot about being "finders" for new members. We are also "keepers" of our existing members.  We have all created friendships through the years. Who have you not seen in awhile? Please call that person today and ask them to come back to our weekly meetings.Feeling cozy at our meetings? I hear you! Want more elbow room? Me too! How do we make this happen? We need more members to attend our meetings!
    HEY maybe you're reading this and thinking....boy ya know it's been a while since I've been at a meeting.... I miss my friends.... I miss the way I feel after an inspirational program...I'd like to check out our new meeting location.  WELL, WE MISS YOU TOO and WE WANT TO SEE YOU! Let's show Superior Restaurant that we can fill the entire room so that we can justify asking that it be reserved just for us! 
  • Membership Dues time. Please be on the lookout for an email from our Club Secretary Jean. More information later in the Trumpet. 
  • Reminder! Last call to send in your nominations for our upcoming International Women's Day in March! January 20th is the deadline!
NEW  Trumpet Editor
The Trumpet will have a new editor starting Jan. 26th.  I am proud to have Nelly as this year's editor of the Trumpet.
Please send all items and reports for the Trumpet to by Monday before the meeting.
Diamond Man Eric


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:  We have had a lot of no shows lately.  Please, Please, help out here and fulfill your obligation, or get a replacement.  Thank you.😁 If after trying everything you could not get a replacement, please let Diamond Man Eric know via email.
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.
January 5th  
Sign in Table - Collect the money  -  Karen Hobson
Greeter -  Cindy Hornaman
Invocation - Fred Hermann
January 12th  
Sign in Table - Collect the Money -  Nelly Kabiru
Greeter -  James Keeny
Invocation - Irv Keister
January 19th
Sign in Table - Collect the Money  -  Courtney Kennedy
Greeter -   Rory King
Invocation -  Bob Kraus
January 26th
Sign in Table - Collect the Money - Mike Lahanas 
Greeter -  Steve LaPierre
Invocation -  Diamond Man Loch
February 2nd
Sign in Table - Collect the Money -  Ashley Lorah
Greeter -   Ann Matlack
Invocation -  Jeff McElhaney, Jr.
February 9th
Sign in Table - Collect the money  -  Anthony Moyer
Greeter -  Diamond Man
Invocation -  Peter McCullough
Interact Meeting
A fun time was had meeting the Interact students and members of the Club discuused different opportunities available to the Students like Student Exchange, Camp Nedig, etc.
Classification Talks
We continue to learn more about our new members through their unique life stories.  This is one of funnest and best ways to get to know our Members better.  I would like to have some of our long term Members do their Classification talks again, so newer Members get to know you better.  If interested please reach out to me, Diamond Man at
Happy Dollars at Work
Spread happiness!
This year we started doing something different with our Club happiness (and fines).  We are putting happy dollars to work right away! 
Each quarter the President and Sergeant at Arms select a different place to allocated happiness funds.
Q1 will be going towards The Food for Needy program in honor of Ralph Lewis who started this program.
Q2 will be for the Stove Team Project.
Membership Dues Time
December 28th, 2022

To: Emmaus Rotary Club Members,

Subject: Semi Annual Dues / January 1 st , 2023 to June 30 th , 2023

This is to notify you that semiannual Emmaus Rotary Club dues are payable by January 15th, 2023. Please remit
$110.00, check made payable to the EMMAUS ROTARY CLUB, Attn: Jean Onyambu at the address below. You may also
give the check to Jean at a club meeting.
Alternatively, you may also choose to pay the full annual dues by sending $220.00 which covers your dues commitment
from 01/01/2023 thru 12/31/2023. You will not be billed in June 2023.
VENMO: To pay by Venmo, if your Venmo account is based on a bank account or debit card, you can send $110 or $220
to Don Blose. If your Venmo is based on a credit card, send $113.30 or $226.60 by Venmo to Don.
Background: To give members an alternate way to pay, Don Blose has offered to use his Venmo account to accept dues
payments. Members can Venmo dues to Don, he will write a check and the Secretary will deposit it. The only glitch is
that to use credit card based Venmo transactions to pay dues, there is a service charge of 3%. It would raise the dues to
$113.30 or $226.60 for Venmo payments based on credit card. Venmo accounts tied to bank accounts and debit cards
have no fee.
You can also make a contribution at this time to the ‘Rotary Foundation’ and/or ‘Emmaus Rotary Club Foundation’ by
writing separate checks for each. Please note that contributions to both foundations can be made at any time during the
Rotary year.
Please attach the form below with your check or checks to help ensure proper credit is given.
Please remember January 15th, 2023 is the dues payment deadline.
Emmaus Rotary Club Dues
NAME: ________________________________________________________
Dues: Made payable to “EMMAUS ROTARY CLUB”. $ ______
Rotary International Foundation Contribution: This check must be made out to $ ______
“ROTARY FOUNDATION” and separate from checks for dues or the Emmaus Rotary Club Foundation.
Emmaus Rotary Scholarship Endowment Fund: This check must be made out to $ ______
Thank you in advance for your timely response.
Jean Onyambu
Club Secretary
Cell: 4842013335
Address: 1055 Cetronia Rd, D3, Breinigsville, PA 18031
This week's meeting.
Look forward to seeing all your great smiling faces.  Remember to call all of your Rotarian friends you have not seen at a meeting for awhile.  This will allow us to use the full room if we consistently have 40 plus members attending.
Eric Loch
Last week's meeting snipits
  Gina Vary did a great job with her Classification talk.  Classification talks are one of the best parts of Rotary and a way to get to know one another better.
Let's help our Interact Students
Rotary International Travel Opportunity
Do you like to Travel? And…………….Do Rotary Service?
We have an opportunity to participate in a National Immunization Days For Polio in January , 2023 . We just Learned of this opportunity. The participants are limited to 25 Rotarians. Contact Cindy Hornaman at if you are interested for application.
 NID EXPERIENCE  2023 :Brief Itinerary
24 Jan 2023 : Arrive New Delhi, India.
Check in JW Marriott Aerocity, Overnight.
25 Jan 2023 : Sightseeing around Delhi, Overnight.
26 Jan 2023 : Leave for Agra
Red Fort, Marble place etc, Overnight
27 Jan 2023 : Sightseeing in Agra
Taj Mahal, Travel back to Delhi, Overnight.
28 Jan 2023 : Delhi
Late lunch with Rotaract Youth Noida? See projects? Overnight.
29 Jan 2023 : NID – Visit projects, Overnight.
30 Jan 2023 : MOP UP Day—NID
Interact visit Projects Overnight.
31 Jan 2023 : Early Morning flight to Kolkatta
Stay Oberoi Grand or Taj—if too expensive, you pick one
Sightseeing around Kolkatta
Mother Teresa House
1 Feb 2023 : Kolkata
Second NID experience, Visit projects, Overnight.
2 Feb 2023 : Free Day in Kolkatta
Day with Rotarians, Overnight.
3 Feb 2023 : Fly to Delhi to leave for home.
The Cost for the below itinerary based on the below hotels would be USD 2950/ Net per person for 25 persons traveling together.
The single supplement is still $1295
24 Jan to 26 Jan
JW Marriott Aerocity
26 Jan to 27 Jan
27 Jan to 31 Jan
JW Marriott Aerocity
 31 Jan to 3 Feb
Taj Bengal
10 nights accommodation sharing a double room
Daily breakfast
1 Lunch or Dinner in Delhi, 1 Lunch or Dinner in Agra
All transfers excursions and sightseeing tour by Volvo Coach
English Speaking guide during Sightseeing tours
English Speaking tour escort
All entrances fee at the monuments
Sponsor a Ukrainian family through Welcome.US
Rotary and Welcome.US are working together
to support displaced Ukrainians.
Offer people who have fled the war a stable environment  
Rotary has been collaborating with our partners and other organizations to meet humanitarian needs in and around Ukraine. Clubs have been providing food, water, medical equipment, and other supplies.

What people who have fled their homes need most is safety — and Rotary members have been instrumental in finding them shelter. But people still need help.

That’s where Rotary members in the U.S. can get more involved. Rotary is collaborating with Welcome.US, an organization working to engage more Americans in welcoming newcomers, with a focus on sponsoring refugees.

Through Uniting for Ukraine, Rotary and Rotaract clubs and members in the U.S. can sponsor a person or a family that has fled the war and help them relocate to the United States.

To sponsor a Ukrainian refugee family and offer them a stable environment:
Download the Rotary-Welcome.US flyer
Thought for the Day /Trivia Info
A bunch of inspiration or fun trivia facts for today.






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.
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.
Another great organization helping our community:
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? 

2022 - 2023 Rotary Mission
  Imagine Rotary 2022 - 2023
Rotary International Theme for 2022-2023
Have you heard? Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones (who is also
our first female president) has announced the 2022-23 theme Imagine Rotary.
“Imagine, a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that
we can make a difference.”
The theme is a special one: the theme graphic was designed by an Australian
Indigenous artist to link with the Melbourne Convention in 2023.
Some of the symbolism includes:
Circle connections to one another
Dots around it - our people
There are 7 Dots for Rotary's 7 areas of focus
Circle + dots around it - a navigation star, our guiding light
Green solid line - digging stick (used when doing hard work); for us it's People of
Action, represents the tools for getting things done
The colors purple, green & white - celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion
Freedom to express ourselves differently but still with a special connection
Purple is also the color of Rotary's Polio campaign
Green represents the Environment
White stands for peace; it also represents Empowerment and Newness and also
the colors were utilized for the women's movement, highlighting the opportunity
to grow our female membership.
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Welcome to the Emmaus Rotary Club!
We meet at 7:30 AM on Thursday mornings
at Superior Restaurant 105 Main Street, Emmaus Pa 18049
District 7430  Club 5427
2021-2022 President 
Meghan Reed                      
District 7430 Governor
Len Gieseler
Assistant Governor Area 1
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Emmaus Rotary:
Thursday, November 17th - Rotary Foundation Program and Paul Harris Awards
Thursday, November 24th - No Meeting - Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, December 29th - No Meeting.  Happy Holidays!
March 3, 2023 - Phantoms Night with the EHS Rotary Interact Club
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