Board Meetings and Ballots
Hello Emmaus Rotarians,
It is hard to believe it is already the end of July. They aren't kidding about the presidency year flying by! Thank you all for the warm words and encouragement so far. It means a lot. 
Just a reminder that this Thursday, July 28th is our monthly Board Meeting to be held at 8:30am following our regular meeting, at Brookside Country Club and via Zoom using the following Zoom meeting information. All members are welcome to attend.  In fact, I encourage new members to attend a Board Meeting to get a better idea of what our Club has going on. It is a great way to jump in and learn how we get things done! 
Meeting ID: 827 3304 6253
Passcode: ERC1234
It is also important to know that this week we will be casting our final ballots for the 2022-2023 Board Election starting Thursday, July 28, 2022.  Members in attendance at the regular Club Meeting this week will be given a paper ballot.  There will be a separate email that will go out to all active Membership on Thursday that will include voting instructions and the ballot consisting of the 8 Candidates to vote from.  Please keep an eye out for this email if you will not be in attendance on Thursday.  Thank you all for your thoughtfulness in casting your votes for the leadership of our Club.  
See the good, be the good, inspire the good in others!
Shine Bright Friends,
Meghan Reed
President, Emmaus Rotary Club 2022-2023
Golf Golf Golf and prizes!!
The push is on for our Golf/Raffle Drawing annual fund raiser.  Thanks to Bob Halsey and others for starting this fund raiser years ago.  It has evolved into the largest single fund-raising event our Club has on an annual basis.
This year Sue Wenner and her Team are preparing a great event with close to $10,000.00 of prizes available for the price of only $50.00 per ticket.  Only 400 will be sold which means your odds of winning will be a huge amount better than being struck by lightning or winning the PA. Lottery.😁
Let's see who can sell the most tickets! 
This year's goal is to raise $30,000.00 so in Sal's year as president we can do great things for our communities.
Here is a copy of the the ticket showing the prizes up for grabs.
Groceries Plus Food Pantry Collection THIS THURSDAY! 

To prepare for our food collection THIS week (Thursday, August 4th), please see the list below of items that the Groceries Plus Food Pantry is currently in need of.  Please bring your food donations to the registration table at this week's meeting for Ashley and Joanne to deliver to Groceries Plus Food Pantry. Thank you!!

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.
Help Wanted! Youth Exchange Co-Chairs Needed.
Help wanted. Youth Exchange Co-Chairs Needed. Apply today! Excellent benefits 😉
Do you love the idea of helping young people become more confident, connected, and cultured? 
Are you well organized, a strong communicator and coordinator? The Youth Exchange program is looking for you! 
This is the perfect way for you to leave a lasting impact in the world.
Our friend and current Chair, Rose Galeano-Phillips, will be moving on and is ready to share this opportunity with a new leader in ERC.  We thank Rose for the outstanding service she has given to ERC through this role (and much more). Rose you are wonderful, and we appreciate all you have done for the young people who have benefited from this program.  We are truly grateful for your service to Emmaus Rotary. 
Think you’re up for making a big difference? See below to learn more about this very important role in ERC.  Please contact Meghan Reed with your interest. 
Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time. Youth Exchange Committee involves 4 distinct activities that together create the Youth Exchange Experience. Inbound coordination between our club, our Rotary District, and East Penn School District. Outbound recruiting for long-term and short-term exchanges. Youth Exchange Counselor who connects with the inbound student regularly to make sure everything is going well. Host Family Coordination that includes recruiting and assistance in the vetting process. This club is active throughout the year.

Last week's meeting snipits
We had a great presentation from "the 3rd. St. Learning Center in Easton.  These educators are making great strides helping young children succeed in school and beyond.  If you would like a copy of the Power Point, please send me a note and I'll forward it to you.
Thought for the Day /Trivia Info
Annual Picnic
In case you missed the International Themed Potluck Picnic last Saturday, at the Emmaus Community Park, here are some high lights!
Many thanks to the ERC Fellowship Committee for a great picnic!
Flag Program
It's not to late to be part of our Flag fund raising program to support our Feeding Program.  You and your neighbors can just go to and sign up.  The program rate is adjusted to the time you sign up.  Our goal is 150 flags this year and we are over half way there so far.  Door hangers will be available at this weeks meeting.  This program can easily grow to 1000 flags.  A tiny area in NH has 500+ flags.  We can surely beat this.
Thanks for your help and support.
The Flag committee


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.
August 4th 
Sign in Table  -  David Dunn  -  Mark Erle
Greeter -  Dee Eng
Invocation - Mike Epperly
August 11th  
Sign in Table  -  Alan Fornwalt  -- Wade George
Greeter -  Bob Goehler
Invocation - Steve Gould
August 18th  
Sign in Table  -  Diane Graham  -  Gary Guthrie
Greeter -  Keith Heffner
Invocation - Fred Hermann
August 25th
Sign in Table  -  Karen Hobson  -  Nelly Kabiru
Greeter -  Cindy Hornaman
Invocation - Irvin Keister
Virtual Meeting Details
As of July 1st. 2022 we will only be doing virtual meetings when we have outside speakers or a special event like Club Assembly or monthly Board Meetings.  This is dependent on someone being available to do this.  General meetings will be recorded and posted to our YouTube account as time allows.
The virtual meeting should be started by 7:15a.m.  Feel free to chat with your virtual friends and the members in attendance.  Please mute yourself when the President starts the meeting. Use the Chat feature to chat with the Zoom Master and others on the virtual meeting.  We'll do our best to give you the same feel of the meeting as if you were able to attend in person.
Please Note that if you are attending virtually please use the following ZOOM link! 
ERC Fund Raising 1/16 to12/21
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.
This is Marcus Rivera reaching out through Wildlands conservancy. We are searching for volunteers who would be eager and willing to report once a week to help maintain the quality of our stream buffers. I was informed that volunteers through your establishment helped install them at an earlier date, therefore if anyone is willing to help with the current maintenance project please do not hesitate to reach out.
Marcus can be reached at MRivera@WildlandsPa.0rg
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? 

Trumpet Editor
Please send all items and reports for the Trumpet to by Monday before the meeting.
Diamond Man Eric
We now take credit cards.😁
Credit cards will now be accepted for breakfast as long as Eric is there. 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.
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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 
Meghan Reed                      
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Len Gieseler
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