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ROTARY CLUB IN THE WORLD!
 
ONE GREAT CLUB ** TWO CONVENIENT TIMES IN "THE BURGS"
Stroudsburgs Rotary
        Lunch Rotary Meeting                            Evening Rotary Meeting
     Thursdays at 11:55 AM                           Thursdays at 6:00 PM
The Sycamore Grille                                        Peppe's Bistro
92 Main Street                                          Eagle Valley Mall
Delaware Water Gap, PA                               East Stroudsburg, PA
 
Mailing Address: PO Box 365 Stroudsburg, PA 18360
 
Their mission is to offer services and supports in partnership with people with disabilities, their families and communities and their vision is that every citizen realizes their full civil rights and contributes to their communities in meaningful ways.
 
From their website:
"Whether you are a person with a disability, a family member of someone who experiences disabilities, or are looking for services for someone who has a disability… Values Into Action is for YOU.
Values Into Action is an organization dedicated to YOU.  We are committed to delivering exceptional services and supports to YOU, exclusively in your own home, neighborhood, and community – no building or programs, only services that YOU help design and direct.  We are after all, all about Making YOU Happen."
 
Join Sistah Chat Radio for a fun family day of information, shopping and entertainment! FREE Admission! Enjoy a huge vendor fair, live entertainment all day from the Get Seen in the Poconos stage and a tricky tray with great prizes for all! 100% of all tricky tray benefit  Women United of Pocono Mountains United Way to be able to provide daycare scholarships to the Hannig Family Children's Center for single mothers going to NCC. 
Event will be on Saturday November 16th from 2pm-6pm
Northampton County Community College Monroe Campus
Register NOW for our Annual High School Seniors Leadership Luncheon. 
  Our Keynote Speaker, Victoria Cooper, is a licensed professional counselor and licensed behavioral specialist
  who owns The Consulting Firm, a company that offers therapy and psychological strategies to businesses.      Her 
  diversified experience includes a background working with young people, which has always ignited her passion 
  for supporting others.  There are also opportunities to sponsor a student and to be an event sponsor. 
Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort
Nov 21, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The Pocono Cinema is the oldest theatre in Monroe County opening in 1929.  it reopened in 2008 as the non-profit center having stages added as well for live performances, art galleries that are student run and of course the cinema itself.  They are excited to provide hands on experience to students in running a gallery.  Theatre is very accessible and they have been changing their formatting to be "sensory friendly".  They realized there was a large population that was not being served and made simple changes in lighting and sound to make sure the programs are suitable to patrons especially children with autism or on the autism spectrum.  This is an inclusive program.  Expanding the programming is thanks to funding received from RCOTS.  The next event will be a sensory friendly concert likely in the spring of 2020.  Pocono Cinema is always looking to add new programs and partners.  They welcome new ideas so reach out to Courtney at courtney@pococinema.org Also, the 3rd Saturday of every month there are free movies for children.  Their Red Carpet Event is coming up on November 16th.  For more info visit their website!
 
Thank you for everyone participating in the recent Rotary events including the Reverse Raffle, the Pints & Pinot 4 Polio crawl, and the Community Dinner at St John’s in Middle Smithfield.  Your presence at these and all of the Rotary events has helped to make the first part of the Rotary year successful.  Also, I would like to thank all of you who were able to make the John Parker memorial tribute this past Saturday.  It was a wonderful event and I know that Mary Louise was very appreciative of the day and the support shown to her and her family.
 
We do have some upcoming events in November including our annual Leadership Luncheon event on Thursday November 21st at the Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort.  The Luncheon will be our weekly meeting so please come out and support the young leaders from our County Schools.  We do need help with sponsors for the cost of each student’s lunch so please consider paying 1 or more of the students (We anticipate that the number of students will be 150+).  The cost per student attending is $25.  Please see Jim Becker if you are able to sponsor a student or if you would like to be a “Corporate or Individual” Sponsor.”
 
President's Corner
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians!
 
Have you noticed that you have been getting less emails?  Be sure to read the full MonRotary so you don't miss out on exciting events taking place!
 
Have you seen our BEAUTIFUL new club banner!  Photography and design by our very own Dick Ludwig and Jessica Peetz.  Make sure to get your photo taken with it and #StroudsburgsRotary
 
This Saturday we have STROUDFEST!  We are in need of volunteers.  Please sign up for an hour or two...or more to share the good word about our club and Rotary.  Let's get the community involved and have a great time.  CLICK HERE to sign up!
 
Next we have the Bob Wehe Memorial Blood Drive.  It looks like we still have some open slots left.  Sign up for your time today.  Be sure to look for the event on Facebook (tomorrow) and share it with your friends to sign up too!  CLICK HERE to sign up!
 
 
In October we have the Reverse Raffle and Pints and Pinot for Polio.  Both events are set up on Facebook so let's make sure we share it to our pages.  SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!
 
Blessings,
Jeff Gilbert
2019-2020 President
Adam Shellhammer from the Monroe County Conservation District shared about what is happening in our area and some tips for homeowners to help with drainage.  Every county in PA has its own conservation district.  From their website:
"A Conservation District is a legal subdivision of state government, responsible under state law for conservation work within its boundaries. Self-government is the guiding philosophy of Conservation Districts. Decisions about conservation issues are made at the local level by citizens who understand and want to protect and improve their local environment.

Pennsylvania has 66 Conservation Districts, one in each county except Philadelphia.

Each district is governed by a board of volunteer directors appointed by their local governing bodies, such as county commissioners. Conservation districts provide the departments of Environmental Protection (DEP), Agriculture (PDA) and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) a way to implement a wide variety of environmental programs that best serve the agricultural, suburban and urban interests of their counties.

The success of Conservation Districts is due in part to their ability to successfully work with local, state and federal agencies and private organizations.

Pennsylvania’s Conservation Districts are a model of effective government and among the most diverse, capable and active in the nation".
 
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