The Next Best Thing
What's the next best thing to seeing each other in person? Our virtual meeting routine has started to really catch on with our members.  While nothing beats our personal meetings, Steve and John have done a nice job at making us at home online.  Thanks to all who have joined in.  Rotary is always something to look forward to and uplift us! 
Please use the link below to join us this Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:30am. 
We encourage you to invite a 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 :) 
Pups in Paradise
You know someone is a good person when they spend their well deserved vacation rescuing a stray dog and it's puppies.  Some would call Frank Mastroianni and his wife Laura crazy but compassionate is a much better description.  Frank's story made for a very exciting classification talk last week!  After learning about his family values, work ethic and positive nature, we can all understand why getting on board to rescue a paradise pup makes total sense for him.
Frank comes from a big, lovable Italian family where togetherness, tradition, and a zest for life are paramount.  He is one of 5 siblings, a father to two young boys (Conner and Jordan).  He and Laura's household includes a pack of 3 dogs, 3 cats and even chickens!  Being surrounded by all of this high energy and happiness throughout his life is the perfect recipe for having a big heart.  He's one to welcome a good time and adventure but to play hard one must work hard, and he has certainly put in the work.  His drive and effort go back to his days on the Emmaus High School Baseball Team as a starter earning the 2nd highest batting average in the State and recognition as 1st Team All-State as a Senior.  Frank's genuine personality, openness, and friendly nature guided him from the baseball field to the field of sales, where he's an all-star in Real Estate at Better Homes and Gardens Valley Partners in Emmaus.  To be reputable in sales requires a person to have their client's true best interests at heart.  I imagine that it's a joy to help a young family lay down roots in the very town you grew up in and care about. 

Frank's young family of people and pets recently planted roots Fogelsville in their dream home and soon after welcomed the newest member of the pack, an Akita from Antiqua.  While celebrating their long awaited honeymoon Frank and Laura crossed paths with this pup and there was no turning back.  I'd like to think that any true animal lover would have done what they could to help, but Frank and Laura really came to the rescue for this lucky dog and her 5 puppies. They gave up relaxing with fruity drinks on the beach and spent time gaining the dog's trust, finding it veterinary care and tracking down her puppies.  That is some service above self realness! They ended up working with a rescue group called Dogs and Cats of Antiqua to help re-home these animals off of the island.  In December their island dog landed at JFK Airport and is now enjoying a good life in a cozy home. Compassion is at the core of service about self isn't it?
Because I'm Happy!
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do
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!
Your Foundation needs your help!  This 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 in the amount of $35.00 will bring you up to date thru the end of April since we last met in person on March 12th.
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
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. 
May 26, 2020 7 PM: GROW ROTARY: Telling the Rotary Story!
Register here: 
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)
May Is Youth Service Month
Did you know Rotary Youth Exchange has empowered thousands of students to experience new cultures on both short and long-term exchanges across six continents? 🌎 Learn more. Check out the 2018-19 annual report using the link:   file:///C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/rotary_youth_exchange_annual_report_en.pdf

 A HUGE thank you our Youth Committee Volunteers for their many hours of service and for taking on the responsibility of making sure our local inbound and outbound exchange students are safe and have an amazing and meaningful experience. 
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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, May 21, 2020
8:45pm - 9:15pm
In front of Bethany Bible Fellowship church (418 Elm Street Emmaus, Office entrance)  
Don Blose will be masked and gloved with a box for you to place your tuna fish in. 
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

The Community Service Committee is currently collecting the following items: 
  • Journals and Pens for Turning Point.  (A way for their clients to write down their journey as they start a new life)
  • Umbrellas and Ponchos for Turning Point. 
See Nicole with your contributions at our next meeting. 
Pinned on ERC's Bulletin Board
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 Carona 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. 
And the Winner is...
How many tabs do you think you can collect for the Miracle League by our next REAL meeting? 
Can you guess how many tabs are in this 1 quart sized mason jar? 
Eric Loch was our closest guess with 997!  
The actual count is 865.
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


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
2019-2020 President 
Steve Gould                        
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Herb Klotz
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