President's Message
Is it the truth that I read every issue of Rotary magazine…no.  Is it the truth that I should read every issue, yes. For example, the cover page article this month is about RI President Shekhar Mehta, his wife Rashi and their amazing embodiment of everything Rotary.  Reading the article with an overview of Shekhar’s goals and accomplishments just makes me want to be a better Rotarian at the grassroots level which I know I can do surrounded by so many super club members!  Please give the July issue of Rotary magazine a good look if you haven’t already.
Many thanks to Meghan Reed for organizing and facilitating our group attendance at the Iron Pigs game on Friday…great fun, plenty of food [I highly recommend the funnel cake]  a win by the Pigs 11-4, fireworks and a reminder that Fellowship is a very important part of what we do as Rotarians.  Sal/Wade have more pictures…thanks.
Thanks to Eric and AV club for recording the Peter Jones talk last week.  My takeaway is that we want to continue working to be the most Welcoming club that we can be in terms of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by inviting service-minder people of diverse backgrounds and orientations to be part of our club going forward.  Here’s the link, please take the time to watch it again if you didn’t see it last week.  The iceberg visual was particularly educational to me…how about you?
I’m very excited about our meeting this week…new member induction and Paul Harris awards…both important pieces of what we do as Rotarians, please plan to attend.
Paul Harris Recognition 
On Thursday, July 29th, 2021, the Emmaus Rotary Club will recognized our members who have achieved the Paul Harris status.  Therefore all existing Paul Harris recipients should wear their Paul Harris medal.


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."
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
Emmaus Rotary Change Over Party Highlights
What a great time at the annual Emmaus Rotary Change Over party honoring past President Lexa Shallcross for an awesome year as our leader.  In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights!
Steve Gould, Nelly Kabiru, Rose Galeano and Mark Erle.
The best bartender in town, Rick Zayaitz!
Our MC, Steve Gould, presents Lexa with her President's plaque.

Mike Gets "Pinned" by Lexa!
Ralph and Cathy Lewis unwrap Ralph's gift.
There is a new sheriff in town and he is packing a badge!
Our Hostess for the party, Cindy Hornaman enjoys the moment!  Thanks Cindy and Chris!
Do you like winning the raffle prize at the weekly breakfast?  Who doesn’t right?  But we need prizes to maintain the raffle each week.  So, we need your help.  We are looking to each Emmaus Rotary Club member to donate a weekly raffle prize of your choice if possible.  The prize value should be at least $20.  If you prefer to seek out donations from an outside vendor, please feel free to do so.  If you have any questions about this, please feel free to reach out to the Trumpet Editor. Your donation can be submitted to either the Sargeant at Arms (AKA Don Blose) or the Trumpet Editor (Sal Verrastro)
Iron Pigs Night Highlights!
Here are the high lights from the Iron Pigs Night for the Emmaus Rotary Club.  Thanks to Meghan Reed for organizing this year event for us and thanks to Sir Wade George for suppling the following photos from the big night!  GO PIGS!
Ralph and Cathy Lewis enjoy the game.
President Waddell asks for another beer!
Mark and Michelle Erle smile for the camera.
John Chisca and family bring the fun to the game!
The fireworks end the perfect evening!
District 7430 News
We would like to introduce and welcome Eileen Prokop as our new District 7430 Administrative Assistant.
Eileen has been a member of the Emmaus Rotary Club since 2005 where she has assisted in web-site development, public image and many projects. She has several years of experience in administrative functions in many fields including legal, real estate and finance.
She will be filling in for some of the functions of Sharon Rittenhouse until Sharon is able to return. You can reach Eileen at
Please join us in welcoming Eileen.
Robert (Bob) Hobaugh
District Governor 2021-2022
District 7430, Rotary International
710 East Walnut Street
Kutztown, PA 19530-1316
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 
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
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Thursday, July 29th - New Member Induction Meeting
Thursday, August 12th - ERC DEI Committee Update
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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