2021 Race to Zero - Purple Pinkie Event 
     There are lots of ways for you and your family to participate in this year's Purple Pinkie Race to Zero to End Polio. You can run or walk. Kids can bike. You can say no to a tee shirt. And YES! to the beer at the early afternoon Octoberfest.  Some may choose to participate virtually (no tee-shirt unless you buy it in the merch corner of the website).  Others may just log on and make a donation.  Easy.  Log in with this link
We already have 3 team members. And are looking for at least 7 more.  Recruitment will begin after our Annual Golf Outing is held!!!
And now: an embedded message for President Waddell
and his Execs from the Purple Princess
I am sorry finding a cape of purple
Has turned out to be such a hurdle
I'd hoped to wear it over my kirtle
Embroidered with designs of white myrtle
Look for the Emmaus Rotary Team and join us!   Remember to mark any donations at this time to the Race to Zero Purple Pinkie as from Emmaus Rotary. (Our club is number 5427) And SAVE the DATE - Saturday morning, October 2, 2021.

Sign up Today for the 11th Annual Race to ZERO! New this year, we will have the Race to Zero and Oktoberfest on the same day and place. The Race and Oktoberfest will be on October 2nd, 2021 at the Schnecksville Fair Grounds.

The location is right next to the prior year's location of LCCC.   This year’s route includes Packhouse Road down and a covered bridge, then back to the start. There are also options for 1 mile, kids race and biking. In the afternoon we will be celebrating our District’s commitment to Ending Polio by celebrating Oktoberfest with food, beverages and entertainment!. 

Join us on October 2nd and Let's End Polio!! Sign up to Run, Walk, Bike and Join us afterwards  for Oktoberfest! All Proceeds go to the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus!

           Walk, Run, Bike: 

Registration opens at 8:00 am

Childrens Race at 9:00 am

10K Bike Ride (not timed) at 9:15 am

5k Runners & walker leading at 9:30 am

1 Mile and all others immediately after

         Oktoberfest Celebration: 11:30 - 2 pm

Join us after the run for a catered Oktoberfest celebration event at the Fairgrounds Pavilion. Oktoberfest Themed Food: Sausage, Grilled Fish, Pretzels, Potato Dumplings and/or Pancakes, Sauerkraut, Salad, Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine, Mixers, Selfie Booth, Entertainment. Silly Hats

Please join with Rotarians from throughout our district to raise awareness at this year's Race to Zero event

Both Events are Located at the Schnecksville Fair Grounds, Pavilion

4550 Old Packhouse Rd

Schnecksville, PA 18078


Race Contact: John Scott - email


Facebook Page
Event Page - Registration and Fundraising (direct link)

Tickets only (direct link)





President's Message
“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. ” – Wayne Dyer
Many thanks to our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion working group that has met several times over the past 10 months or so to consider where we are in terms of being a Welcoming Club to all who attend.  Data have been collected and dissected, speakers discussed, and a presentation will be made on August 12 about their work.  An important part of this process involves this week’s speaker, Peter Jones, who will talk to us about the DEI information from RI and District 7430.  This is an important overview that I viewed several weeks ago, and I believe gives a good  context to the work of the DEI working group…please be sure to attend at BCC or virtually.
Committees are the heart and soul of our club.  We see each other infrequently so committees do their work in the background and periodically report on their progress.  Many thanks to the Committee Chairs who keep things moving toward the goals listed in our 2021-2022 Action Plan.
This week there will be two clipboards passed around.  One will have the existing standing committees and the membership therein and the other will be a list of members with their committee affiliations listed (these should match!).  Please make sure your listings are correct and now is the time to make changes if you want to join and/or leave a committee.  It’s important that you are where you want to be doing the service that is meaningful to you.  Please talk to me or the Committee Chairs if you have any questions.
In Case you Missed It!
Hillside School Presentation
Many thanks to Ian for giving us a overview of our great neighbors:  The Hillside School.
The Hillside School is an independent school for students in first through 8th grade who have language-based learning disabilities as well as auditory, visual, and sensory processing disorders that affect learning. These include dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, working memory deficits, ADHD, executive functioning deficits, and nonverbal learning issues.
A Hillside education is specifically designed to meet the needs of students who struggle to find success in traditional settings.
Hillside motto is "All brains are wired differently. We help make the connection."
This Week's Meeting!
Tomorrow's Meeting is going to be presented by Peter Jones who is the District 7430 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair and a member of the Blue Bell Rotary Club.
Rotary International, District 7430 and our Club all value the member experience and maintaining Rotary as a thriving and growing organization.  Throughout Rotary, we recognize our communities are diversifying.  Rotary wants to make sure our Clubs are attracting people from across our communities. 
Our District Governor, Bob Hobaugh, continues strong support and participates in this effort. 
Peter is here to tell us more about Diversity Equity and Inclusion. Professionally he has 25 years executive experience in organizational transformation at Independence Blue Cross and is bringing those skills to our District.
The Emmaus Rotary Club has our own Diversity Equity and Inclusion Working Group that will report on its work at our Club meeting on August 12.
Virtual Meeting and a Mask Mandate This Week!!!!
We now have a MASK MANDATE in place for our weekly meetings!  If you are attending the meeting in person at the Brookside Country Club, the ERC Board of Directors voted to impose a mask mandate for all future meetings.  You must wear your face masks in the building unless you are at your table eating breakfast.  We apologize for the inconvenience but we want to be as safe as possible for all of our members.  Thanks for understanding.
Please Note that if you are attending virtually please use the following ZOOM link! 
As always, Be Well and Stay Safe Friends, 
Sal Verrastro
Trumpet Editor 
As members we are all responsible for making each week's meeting a success.  Beginning this week we shall resume listing the weekly assignment in the newsletter so please see below to verify who has what in-person meeting assignments. 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 (Sal) know via text, phone call or email.  I will respect any requests. 
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 fulfil your assignment, please do one of the following:
- Switch with someone else from another week.
- Contact another member to fill your slot.
- If either one of the above attempts is unsuccessful, please notify the Trumpet Editor ASAP.
September 16th:
-Table: Irvin Keister & Courtney Kennedy 
Greeter:  James Kenny
Invocation / Moment of Reflection:  Rory King
September 23rd:
-Table:  Robert Kraus & Mike Lahanas
Greeter:  Ashley Lorah
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: Jeffrey McElhaney
September 30th
-Table:  Anthony Moyer & Jim Palmquist
Greeter:  Karen Paules
Invocation / Moment of Reflection: Jean Onyambu
Rotary Change Over Party - TONIGHT!
                     WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 2021 (THAT'S TONIGHT FOLKS)
                      COCKTAILS/DRINKS STARTING AT 5
                       DINNER APPROXIMATELY 6 TIL..
                       HORNAMAN HOUSE
                       2225 RIVERBEND ROAD
                       ALLENTOWN, PA 18103
Hope to see you all there!
Do You Have Perfect Attendance?
Smart phone ClubRunner app option:
Get the free ClubRunner Mobile app by keying “ClubRunner” into the app store you use.  Open the ClubRunner option and download the app.  Have your login and password handy to sign into your account. 
If you don't know your login and password, you can retrieve it using this link:
Click on the ClubRunner app on your smart phone and click on the three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen.  Select ‘My Attendance’ and see where you are in achieving perfect attendance for the 2020-2021 Rotary year. 
Laptop/PC option:
You can also get this information through the laptop/PC version of ClubRunner.
Get to the ClubRunner software by going to 
Click on ‘Member Login’ at the upper right corner and enter your sign in information [login ends in .6560 and your password], click on ‘Member area’ and you are in ClubRunner. 
If you don't know your login and password, you can retrieve it using this link:
If you have questions about your attendance, email Jim  with the data to indicate the system needs to be updated.
Making Up Emmaus Rotary Club Meetings                                                                                            2021-7-17
How to earn a Perfect Attendance Pin each Rotary year [July 1 to June 30].
You need to attend every Emmaus Rotary Club meeting that year or make them up. 
If you have to miss a regular weekly meeting of our Club, you can make up for that absence within 30 days before or after the meeting [effective 8-13-20 by Bylaws change] by following the options described below.  Members do not have to make up for times when our Club does not meet.
How to Make Up a Meeting at Another Club:
You can get credit for attending the meeting of another Rotary Club, anywhere in the world. It’s easy. Here are the steps:
Identify another club you would like to attend and find out when and where it meets.
To get meeting locations, times and days of the week clubs meet around the world, consult the Rotary International web site,, and click on the “Club Finder” button near the top of the screen. Or download the app ‘Rotary Club Locator’. 
When you arrive at the meeting place of the club you are visiting, ask for a makeup card to verify your attendance at the meeting. You will pay the cost of your meal at that club meeting.
At the next meeting of our Club, give the makeup card to our Club Secretary or just mail it to the Club Secretary. If you fail to obtain a card, our Secretary will accept your word; just give a written note/email when and where you made up the meeting.
NOTE: If you arrive to make up a meeting at another club and find that for some reason the club is not meeting at its regular place and time, you can still be credited with a makeup. Just explain the situation to the Club Secretary in writing.
There are other ways of making up a meeting:
•             For Emmaus Rotary Club members, you can watch a meeting video by searching for 
Emmaus rotary club YouTube   Email or give a note to the Club Secretary of when you watched it and give the Club Secretary $10 to earn a make-up.  Watch any video within 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the meeting you want to make up.  Of course, if you don’t need a make-up and want to watch a meeting anyway, that does not cost anything. 
•             Attending online classes you take run by Rotary like webinars and training classes from the RI website, for example. 
•             Attending a Rotary International or District Convention, assembly, or District committee meeting.
•             Attending a Board meeting of our Club, or formal Club Committee meeting.
•             Attending and participating in a board-authorized Club service project or a Club-sponsored community event or meeting, excluding social events like pancake suppers, hockey events, etc.
•             Attending e-club meetings.  E-clubs are on-line meetings/makeup opportunities that don’t involve attending an online meeting but usually involve up to an hour of reading/writing and typically a fee similar to what we pay for an ERC meeting.  E-clubs can be found online and some examples are:
o    < includes a list of e-clubs under the tab E-club Links
It is the member’s responsibility to keep track of their meeting makeups and be sure someone sent the Secretary their makeup information.  The Club Secretary records makeups received every week but is not responsible to monitor which meetings members have missed. 
Jim Palmquist, Club Secretary, Emmaus Rotary Club
September Is....
September is Basic Education & Literacy Month

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Rotary International's goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

 "When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime. It ripples through the community, one by one."

Mark Wilson
Rotary Club member



Hello Fellow Rotarians!
Back in April we planned a service activity to put together supply kits for the Rescue Mission and we got some good feedback.  We have decided to plan another one.  This time it is going to benefit women at Turning Point.  They need our help!
Survivors and their children often arrive at Turning Point of Lehigh Valley's Safe House Emergency Shelter with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Welcome Baskets provide families with necessities to help them feel welcome and valued. All items that they receive, they will take with them as they start their lives over. 
This time around, we are planning on helping them out by collecting some items for welcome baskets for the women. During our breakfast meeting at Brookside on September 16th, we would like to make this a service activity meeting for all and put together these baskets.  To make the collection a little easier, we decided to put together a sign-up genius, again like we did for the Rescue Mission, so that we don’t get too much of the same thing.  Below I have included a link to get to the list of needed items. With these baskets, Turning Point does ask for full size items. If you have any issues using this site, just let us know and we can just mark you down manually.
Also if you do not have time to shop but would still like to contribute you can give myself or Karen money and we will go out and shop for you.
You can either bring your items to a Rotary meeting or contact Karen to drop off at her house.
If you have any questions, you can contact Nicole and Karen at
Nicole and Karen
Emmaus Rotary Flag Program - You can Still Sign Up!
HOLIDAY FLAG PROGRAM - It is not too late to sign up for this new program which is designed to provide each recipient with an American Flag to be installed in your yard at each of the following US holidays.  For an annual subscription of $49, a 3' x 5' American Flag will be placed in a designated area in your yard and removed immediately after each date:
Memorial Day
Flag Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Patriots Day
Veterans Day
To sign up please use this link:
For more details, please contact Eric Loch!
Don't Forget - Shelterbox Fundraiser
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
2021-2022 President 
Michael Waddell                       
District 7430 Governor
Bob Hobaugh
Assistant Governor Area 1
Rick Zayaitz
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Sep 16, 2021 7:30 AM
We will be assembling Women's Personal Care and Toddlers Baskets for Tuning Point
Sep 23, 2021 7:30 AM
District Governor Club Visit
Sep 30, 2021 7:30 AM
Polio Truths
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Emmaus Rotary:
Friday, July 23rd - Iron Pigs Game with the ERC
Thursday, July 29th - New Member Induction Meeting
Thursday, August 26th - Club Runner Presentation & Photo Day
Monday, September 13th - Annual Emmaus Rotary Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 25th - The Annual Poker Run!
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Salvatore Verrastro
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