The winners of District Governor Rick Gromis’ Make A Difference Day (“MAD”) photo contest were recently announced at the District Conference.  And, DG Rick’s latest newsletter also included the winning entries.  There were four categories: (1) Having Fun at a MAD Day, (2) MAD Day Service Project, (3) MAD Day Rotarians Making A Difference, and (4) Best in Show.
I’m very happy to report that photos submitted by Emmaus Rotary Club won three of the four awards! 
Here’s the winner in the Service Project category which was captioned: “How many Rotarians does it take to plant a tree?”
And, here’s the winner in both the “Having Fun at a MAD Day” and “Best in Show” categories which was captioned: “'The Rotarians Main Street' - Playing on The Beatles Abbey Rd cover photo”
For the winning entries in the Service Project and Having Fun Categories, District 7430 will donate $50 each to The Rotary Foundation in the name of Emmaus Rotary Club.  And, for winning the Best in Show, District 7430 will donate $100 to The Rotary Foundation on our club’s behalf – a total of $200 to support doing good in the world!
Emmaus Rotary owes a debt of thanks to Jessica Freeh, a professional photographer and friend of John Chisca, who captured these images (and many others) on our Make A Difference Day projects last September.  I would also like to thank John for captioning and submitting the photos to the District – all in compliance with DG Rick’s strict requirements.
The service projects undertaken by all of you on MAD Day truly made a difference in the lives of many in our community.  It is wonderful that the spirit of fun and fellowship we shared that day was captured in these winning photos.
Yours in Rotary,