Can you believe the first day of fall is just around the corner?  The autumn equinox is Friday afternoon at 4:02PM… just in time for Emmaus Rotary Club’s “Make A Difference Day” on Saturday September 23.

I hope each and every Emmaus Rotarian is planning to participate in at least one of the six service projects being undertaken as part of MAD Day.  

To recap, the six projects (and captains) are:

  • Packing meals for local food bank - Dr. Anthony Moyer & Karen Hobson
  • Preparing and serving lunch at Allentown Rescue Mission - Melissa Schwartz
  • Light weeding and trimming at Hillside School - Gary Guthrie
  • Planting trees at Camp Olympic - Bruce Fosselman & Sal Verrastro
  • Serving as “angels” at Miracle League - Bob Halsey & Nicole Steirer 
  • Cleaning up roadside rubbish in Emmaus - John Chisca, Steve LaPierre & Jim Palmquist

We’ll provide more detailed information about each project at this week’s breakfast meeting. If you haven’t signed up for a project yet, please reach out to the captain(s) directly. We will have sign up sheets available at Thursday’s meeting, too. I hope everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to serve our community!

If you’re physically unable to participate, consider attending one of the Miracle League games to cheer on the kids (and/or heckle the announcer!).  If you’re going to be out of town or have an unavoidable conflict, consider making a financial gift to help offset the costs of the projects. Any gift - large or small - will "Make A Difference.”

I want to thank Gary Guthrie and all of the project captains for their hard work in organizing and planning what I hope will become an annual event in the life of our club.

Yours in Rotary,