January is Vocational Service Month
“Let us never confuse stability with stagnation.”
Mary Jean LeTendre
The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:
Those objectives are:
  • To encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions, to recognise the worthiness of all useful occupations, to dignify the Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  • To apply the ideal of service in personal, business and community life.
  • To advance international understanding and goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of businessmen and professional men and women united in the ideal of service.
Paul Harris wrote: "Each Rotarian is a connecting link between the idealism of Rotary and their trade or profession".
Vocational Service is the way Rotary fosters and supports the application of the Ideal of Service to the pursuit of all vocations.
It is the shared responsibility of both the Rotary Club and its members.

The role of the Club is to implement and encourage the objectives by its own actions in dealing with the community and by the development of projects that enable members to use their vocational talents in the service of the community.  The role of members is to conduct themselves and their businesses in accordance with Rotary principles, and support the Vocational Service projects that the club has developed.
During January, Rotarians are encouraged to focus on this important avenue of Rotary service.  Discussions on vocational service can lead to projects that not only develop the ethical consciousness and vocational skills of Rotarians but also the talents within their communities.  Vocational Service Month is an opportunity to begin year-long vocational service activities, ranging from Rotary discussions to awards to community projects.
Credit to District 7080 for this piece, I couldn’t have said it any better. President Mike
Last week's meeting snipits
What a powerful presentation last week.
Sister Draru should us the power of education in raising the value and quality of life of young African girls.
Visit our YouTube Channel to view her entire moving presentation.
Thought for the Day
Something different for our "Thought of the Day this week."
When do we start the Emmaus Rotary singing group?


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.  Food banks are in dire need of food right now.  Ralph welcomes your financial donations also, which will help the food bank purchase food.  For our virtual Rotarians who would like to donate food, Ralph will wait for an additional 15 minutes after the meeting  at Brookside if you want to drop off your food donations. 
The Emmaus Rotary Club thanks everyone for their generosity!
Lucky You, It"s Your Birthday
A hearty congratulations on your Birthday!
Let's celebrate our fellow Rotarians who have birthdays in January:
Joanne Smida  Jan. 13th.
Don Heller   Jan. 21st.
Chris Hornaman    Jan 31st.
4 Way Speech Contest Volunteers Needed
Judges needed for our upcoming 4 Way Speech Contests:  No experience required.
Emmaus Rotary Club Speech Contest, March 19, 10 - 11 AM, Willow Lane Elementary School
North Region Rotary Speech Contest, April 2, 10 - 11 AM, Willow Lane Elementary School
Please contact Anthony Moyer if interested:, 610-295-7691
International Women's Day Celebration
Fellow Emmaus Rotarians,
As a follow up to the announcement I made at our club meeting last week regarding our Emmaus Club International Women's Day Celebration Awards, I would like to clarify that our club gives two Awards:  1) The Rotarian Award to a woman Rotarian from a Rotary Club in Areas 1 and 2 (the Lehigh Valley), and 2) the Community Award to a woman from the Lehigh Valley.
1. Rotarian Award - Only the Club President can nominate a Rotarian from their club; however, Rotarians from that club can make recommendations to the President.  A letter was mailed to all the Areas 1 and 2 club Presidents to submit nominations.
2. Community Award - Only us, Rotarians from the Emmaus Club, can nominate a woman from the community for this Award.  You should have received the nomination information either at the November 21 or December 5 meetings if you were present and picked it up as they were circulated around the tables, or by US Mail if you were not there or did not pick it up.
The deadline for nominations is January 21.
If you have any questions about this Award, please do not hesitate to e-mail me or call me at my cell phone 610-392-5134.
Our Committee looks forward to receiving your nominations for the Community Award. Thank you for your support.
Yours in Rotary Service.
Alicia Ruiz-Orbin
IWDC Committee Chair


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.
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 13th, 2022
-Table:  Mike Lahanas & Jeff McElhaney
Greeter:  Ashley Lorah
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: Anthony Moyer
January 20th, 2022
-Table:  Barry Newhart & Jean Onyambu
Greeter: Ann Peaslee
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: Eileen Prokop
January 27th, 2022
-Table:  Joe Pugliese & J.P. Raynock
Greeter: Craig Reber
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: Meghan Reed
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.
New Trumpet Editor
Please send all items and reports for the Trumpet to by Monday before the meeting.
Diamond Man Eric
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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Jan 27, 2022
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Emmaus Rotary:
Thursday, December 16th - EHS Chorus Presentation
Thursday, December 16th - ERC Board Meeting
Thursday, December 30th - No Meeting
January 6th, 2022 - Club Assembly
January 27th, 2022 - Meeting At the Macungie Institute
(We are not meeting at Brookside Country Club.)
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Co Chair Rotary Foundation/Intl Service
Membership co-chair
First Vice President
2nd Vice President
Immediate Past President
Community Service
co Chair Foundation/International Service
Fund Raising- Flag program
Departing Secretary
Fund Raising Poker Run
Sargeant at Arms-Emeritus
International Women's Day
C0-chair Community Service
Membership co-chair
Youth Services
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.