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Sunday, May 9, 2021
Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms reading the Bulletin. Hopefully it is a peaceful, relaxing day every mom can enjoy with family. My sister and I will be cooking dinner for our mom and all she requests is a sour cherry pie and both of us spending some time with her. Very easy request, and at 87 she said that is the best gift we can give her.
This week is our Annual Meeting to Elect Directors and Officers for 2021-22. Please make every effort to attend because we need a quorum present to perform the election. We will be using the POLLING feature of Zoom for the election.  it very simple to vote-I can say it is easier than ordering food online!

Here is the slate of candidates who need your votes:
Vice President:
  • Bill Royer
  • Hopeton Clennon
Secretary (one year term)
  • Lori Knerr
Treasurer (one year term)
  • Bill Rowe
DIRECTORS: (First Year of 2-year Term)
  • Paul Leese
  • Carrie Madigan
  • Deb Geiger
  • Michelle Morton
  • Cindy Glick
DIRECTORS: (Second Year of 2-year term)
  • Al Philpotts (filling an unexpired term)

The officers and directors listed below have already been elected in a prior vote:
President (2021-2022):
  • Deb Walter
Immediate Past President:
  • Pete Mickolay
DIRECTORS (Second Year of 2-year term)
  • Maria Dietrich
  • Dave Erickson
  • Jack Standbridge
  • Marty Fins

Many of you remember the great presentation Jenae Holtzhafer gave to our club in February about The Kindness Project in Emmaus. This non-profit provides clothing, furniture and other essentials free of charge to children in foster care filling a need no other group does. They are having a YARD SALE FUNDRAISER on Saturday May 22 from 8-2 at 860 Broad Street in Emmaus. You can shop and fill a bag for $5. How can we help?? Our CLUB members can:
  1. Volunteer to assist manning the tables.
  2. Donate Yard Sale type items like clothing, shoes, toys, games & puzzles, plus kid related items. Household items are also accepted-but NOT large furniture items.
  3. Have you been cleaning up, or have stuff you have not used just sitting around? Drop these items off at Aykroyd Hardware before May 22 and Jim & Deb Geiger (volunteers) will take them to the sale. This a very easy community project we can do and help a great organization! Please contact me or Deb Geiger for more information.
Last week I had the pleasure of presenting Past President Thea Lind her Paul Harris Fellow certificate and pin. Thank you Thea for your commitment to the Rotary Foundation's educational and humanitarian programs for peace and to a better life for people across the world. And I look forward to making more presentations over the next month plus-please consider donating today.
Also, Mary Anne Rishebarger presented a very informative program on the Monarch butterfly. She is currently Director for the USA Monarch Sister Schools Program created by the educational nonprofit Natural Partners which teaches students about environmental threats to the Monarchs habitat in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Various hands-on projects teach students about the Monarchs habitat and incredible migration pattern, while showing the students how to build or restore habitats for future generations of the butterfly. A very interesting conversation developed concerning its prime food source and home to lay egg--the Common Milkweed. Apparently it is not as common as its name, but I know several members will be on the search to add this plant to their garden (hopefully Centennial Park, too) and help the Monarch. Go to our ClubRunner homepage and look for the Monarch Sister Schools Program box and the various informative links to learn more.
Remember to join this week's Annual Meeting to cast your ballot for our club leadership positions for 2021-22. And after the election, Terri Haddad, EdD and VP of Community Initiatives & Advancement at Community Services for Children, Inc. will be joining us to update us on their mission of providing early childhood education and family services for economically disadvantaged youth in Northeast PA. Many of you remember Terri from her former roll as Chief Learning Officer at PBS39 and her 3 Mid-Atlantic nominated Emmy Award programs. See you Wednesday!
Yours in Rotary service,
President Pete Mickolay