It's hard to believe it’s June already!  And equally hard to believe there are only three weeks remaining in the 2017-2018 Rotary year.  And, what an eventful three weeks they will be!

At this week’s meeting, Dee Eng will present her Classification Talk.  Dee has been involved with a variety of Rotary activities for quite a long time, but officially joined as a member just last August.  You won’t want to miss her talk on Thursday.

The Club Recognition Dinner will take place on Wednesday June 20 at Bear Creek Mountain Resort.  At this dinner, we will gather to celebrate the contributions of our members to “Make A Difference” in our local community and internationally.  The festivities will start with a social hour at 5.30pm followed by a buffet dinner and short program.  Cost is $25 per person ($10 for children aged 3 to 16).  I understand Jeff McElhaney can still accept last minute RSVPs before delivering a final “head count” to Bear Creek on Wednesday June 13.  So, if you haven’t done so already, please contact him at or (215) 718-5163 to make your reservation.  By the way, the Club Recognition Dinner will replace our normal weekly breakfast meeting on June 21.

Several of us will be attending the Rotary International Convention in Toronto from Saturday June 23 to Wednesday June 27.  It will be hard to top last year’s convention in Atlanta.  But, I am really looking forward to all of the presentations, events and opportunities for fellowship in Toronto.

The month winds up with two changeover meetings on Thursday June 28.  In the morning, many of ERC’s Past Presidents will participate in the passing of the gavel ceremony as Rick Zayaitz is installed as Club President for 2018-2019.  That evening, Cindy Hornaman will be installed as District 7430 Governor for 2018-2019 at a dinner to be held at our own Brookside Country Club location.  Please make an effort to attend this dinner to show our club’s support for Cindy.  You can register by following this link.

Lastly, I want to encourage all members to consider contributing to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund.  We are closing in on our $20,000 goal, but need a little more participation to meet the target.  In order to receive credit for gifts in this Rotary year, all donations need to be sent to The Rotary Foundation no later than June 20.  If you would like to make a gift, please drop your check off at the EREY table when checking in at this week’s meeting.  Alternatively, you can give your check to Bill Erdman (our club’s Foundation chairman) or me, and we will be sure to submit your donation on time.

Many thanks for your awesome support of Emmaus Rotary Club, District 7430 and The Rotary Foundation!

Yours in Rotary,