Club Information
Stroudsburgs Rotary
Currently Meetings are Virtually through Zoom Meetings
Please reach out to our President, Cleo Jarvis for link
Lunch Rotary Meeting
Thursdays at 11:55 AM
The Sycamore Grille 
92 Main Street
Delaware Water Gap, PA
Evening Rotary Meeting 
Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Shawnee Inn 
Shawnee on Delaware. PA
Mailing Address: PO Box 365 Stroudsburg, PA 18360
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Our District ]7410], is providing a supported fundraiser for all clubs. With the effect COVID19 had on canceling so many fundraisers for the clubs in our district our leadership team felt it was necessary to help in providing the opportunity to raise funds.
Below is an attachment of the district supported fundraiser. This fundraiser should be both profitable for our club and require very little manpower from our members. It will also be of a short duration and we encourage you to act immediately! 
We will be gathering in person for the second time since the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions were imposed. Attendance is limited to 24 and only those who respond will be admitted.  Jim Becker and the Tech Team will be providing a simultaneous ZOOM experience.
Date:  Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Time:  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.
            Meeting begins at 12 noon
Location: Sycamore Grille 
92 Main Street   
Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
Important to Note
  • Please respond by Tuesday, August 25th 2020, no later than 10 p.m.  
  • Indicate attendance by stating “Yes, I will attend. My Menu Choice is # __”.
  • Bring a check payable to STROUDSBURGS ROTARY in the amount of 15.00 or exact change in cash
You must include in your response a selection of items #1, #2 or #3 from the following menu
      1.  Mediterranean Salad with Grilled Chicken- chopped romaine lettuce topped with feta, olives, cucumbers, artichoke                       hearts, tomatoes and grilled chicken with herbed white balsamic vinaigrette dressing on the side.
      2.  Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread- thinly sliced beef, onions, peppers, mushrooms, marinara and mozzarella cheese on a                       grilled flatbread
      3.  Caprese Press- fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers & tomatoes with pesto & balsamic glaze on grilled sourdough                       served with sweet potato fries
           Dessert is included

           Guests have choice of unsweetened iced tea, coffee or water.
Join ZOOM meeting via link below…
Stroudsburgs Rotary is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Stroudsburgs Rotary - lunch meeting
Time: Aug 20, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Thu, until Dec 31, 2020, 20 occurrence(s)
Meeting ID: 880 2428 4864
Passcode: 075312
 Vasilia Briegel just graduated from SHS with a 4.0 and #3 in her class of 462.  She has been very active in her church youth programs and giving back to the community.  She   was also an active NHS member. Vasilia will be attending Penn State main campus later this month to study finance. Congratulations to this talented young lady. She will receive   $500 each year for 4 years with an update to the club each year.
 We also heard from our past scholarship winners and received a life update from each. Chris Vo 2016~17, Kwaku Anim-Appiah also 2016-17, Brandan Zambrano 2017-18 and Sergio Burtron 2018~19.  It was great to see  these young folks again and hear what is happening in their lives.
Thank you to Tameko Patterson and Ed Kmetz for leading these committees.  
 Youth Corner
 At last week's meeting, we heard from our Scholarship winners.
 2019 ~ 2020 Essay Contest Winner "Rotary Unites the World"
Our winner this year was Christopher "CJ" Marina, who just completed his senior year at SHS.  CJ and his AP English teacher Mrs. Austin attended our zoom meeting where CJ read his essay to the club.  Well done and congratulations to CJ. He will receive a $500 check and certificate.
Stroudsburgs Rotarian Sponsor Bob Lear, Stroudsburgs Rotarian PDG Karen DeMatto and Rotarian Jim Becker present a Stroudsburgs Rotary Foundation Grant to Pocono Cinema President Courtney Tolino.
Pocono Cinema will partner with East Stroudsburg University professors to screen movies related to their classes. Following the films, the professor will lead a discussion. Movies will feature timely topics such as the depiction of women in films. This series will be provided at no cost to students. Three movies will be offered on different topics over the semester.  To obtain the rights for a public screening, the studio fees are typically $300.  Pocono Cinema will be donating the space to use for the screenings and discussions.
Pocono Cinema will offer additional screenings of each movie that will be open to the community at a reduced ticket price of $5.  These screenings will also have a discussion following the film.  The series will either begin September 2020 or January 2021 depending on when ESU resumes classes on campus.
Great films inspire conversations. Through the Cinema Film Club, Pocono Cinema offers the audience opportunities to engage with our films on a deeper level.  Movies can be a more approachable medium that allows people to engage in meaningful discussions.  Screenings with discussions allows students and community members to connect and fosters a sense of community.
We Rise By Lifting Others 
  Robert Ingersoll’s quote “We rise by lifting others” reminds me of a saying in an Ancient African culture. The elders often said “The only time you should look down on     a person is when you reach down to lift them up".
  Lifting others up means that we selflessly put the needs of others before our own needs. As we do so we support the dreams, goals and aspirations of other people. Our            loving acts toward others begin to take root as others take notice and join us.
  A good example is the four friends who founded Rotary. Their efforts certainly have lifted others up. But I am sure they never imagined the magnitude to which their efforts    would grow as others later joined them along the way in service to their fellow human beings.
As we Rotarians work to make the world a better place most of us lift others up in our own small way. It could be with a smile, a compliment, a nod of encouragement, by spending a couple of hours lending a helping hand, donating a few dollars to help a cause, or many other ways. The reward is that warm fuzzy feeling that lifts us as we lift others up.
Have an Uplifted and Joy-filled week.
Cleo MeriAbut Jarvis
President 2020 21
A special Thank You to Rotarian Dave Fox for hosting our annual picnic at his home. Thanks to Rotarian Stacy Rodriguez and DPG Karen DeMatteo and company for coordinating. A beautiful day on his beautiful property. Bittersweet event - we said good-bye to Rotarian Jessica Peetz who is relocating to Florida. We will miss your exuberance and ever present smiles! And we will definitely miss our honorary youngest member, sweet Hailey. Best of luck to the Peetz family as they embark on their new adventure. We know you'll be with us virtually, Jessica. But, somehow, it won't be the same without your cheers!

Members of the Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs show their appreciation for the staff at Pleasant Valley Manor today. (06/10/2020) The group set up a full cookout spread with chicken, hotdogs, and hamburgers. During the pandemic, staff at the Manor had the tough job of caring for those most vulnerable in the county. A spokesperson for the rotary club tell us, along with first responders, they consider the staff heroes.

"They're first responders as much as any other organization in the county and they certainly had their hands full here, and we just wanted to do something to give back to them," said Leslie Underhill.

The rotary club served 80 staff members at today's cookout.

Courtesy of Blue Ridge Channel 13 News 

Bushkill Emergency Corps received a generous grant of $500 from the Rotary of the Stroudsburg which will be used to purchase an Intraosseous Vascular Access System (EZ IO) gun and needles. The equipment is used to allow Paramedics to gain immediate access for administration of medications by drilling directly through a bone and into the bone marrow. An advanced treatment, this is vital when gaining access to deliver life-saving medications becomes necessary. Bushkill Emergency Corps is very grateful for this grant and the support the Rotary of the Stroudsburg provides to community-based organizations such as ours.
We finished up our Membership Incentive campaign and it was Hugely Successful!  From the start of the Campaign (a little more than 1 month ago) we have approved 27 new members for Rotary.  Our plan is to have all of these individuals inducted before the end of this month.  Congratulations to the new members, to our Club and to Rotary!
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