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Starting April 1, we will resume our hybrid meetings back at the Sycamore Grill in Delaware Water Gap. 
 
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 6:15 PM
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
Meet at Skylanes Bowling Alley. (Party room)
100 Eagle Valley Dr
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
 
Mailing Address: PO Box 365 Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Great News! President Cleo and the Board have decided that it is time to meet back in person. Starting April 1, we will resume our hybrid meetings back at the Sycamore Grill in Delaware Water Gap. If you're not comfortable we still have Zoom. President Cleo will send out lunch orders at the beginning of the week so please get your order in as soon as possible so the staff at Sycamore can be ready for us. See you on April 1 - either in person or on Zoom! 
Lovin’ Lunch Recap
With your generosity, we were able to provide lunches for several of our local nonprofits’ staff. We provided lunch to Meals on Wheels, Family Promise, Habitat for Humanity (staff and several volunteers), Shepherds’ Maternity House, Light of the World, Street to Feet/Crossroads and Helping Hands Food Pantry. With Rotarian Lisa Baldwin Kolba’s amazing culinary skills, we were able to provide a hot lunch to the residents of Pocono Area Transitional Housing. Restaurants that provided meals were Willow Tree, Siamsa, Cinder Inn and Sycamore Grill. We were able to thank those who work tirelessly with marginal compensation and give PATH staff and residents a nutritious hot meal. All were extremely grateful. Special thanks to PDG Karen for spearheading this initiative and Rotarians Lisa Baldwin Kolba, Janelle and Jerome Henderson, Dave Yarosh, Zelda Bartolome and Ann Super. Rotary Rocks! Thank you for the opportunity to do this.

 

Feeling helpless and hopeless due to a water dilemma is not applicable only to people in Africa, Haiti, India and other parts of the world. Right here in the United States, there are millions of people who are in crisis due to lack of clean water.
In South Carolina—Deanna Miller Berry, founder of Denmark Citizens for Clean Water, helps supply the community with clean water—instead of the brown, smelly liquid laced with HaloSan, a pesticide meant to kill bacteria—that has been sloshing out of the taps in a number of homes for more than a decade. She delivers tanks and pays the monthly water costs—sometimes to the tune of hundreds of dollars.

Virginia Tech civil engineering Professor Marc Edwards, exposed the unsafe lead levels in the water in Flint, Michigan, and helped bring national attention to the issue. Local officials are dealing with the community’s access to clean drinking water years after large amounts of lead were detected. A state of emergency was declared and water that was shut off ordered reconnected.
Coming soon to a computer screen or smart device near you will be an auction in which you can participate from the comfort in your own home, or wherever you feel comfortable and safe. It will feature scores of items and services ranging from the essential to the innovative with automated reminders to bidders throughout a six-week online bidding process.
 
The 42 Rotary Clubs of District 7410, who support and help fund community projects in all or part of 10 counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania, are sponsoring a virtual silent auction online starting on Monday, Feb. 1, and culminating at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 14, with scores of donated items up for bid throughout the process. The lists of items include jewelry, vacation or weekend getaways, ski passes, tickets to professional sporting events and even professional services an attorney, an insurance agency and others. Visit Trellis.org/RotaryAuction for a look at the variety of items up for bid.  Once the bidding starts on February 1, 2021, bidders and prospective bidders may return to the site for a real-time appraisal of the bidding for items of interest until the bidding ends at 5 p.m. on March 14.
 
Once again, Stroudsburgs Rotarians stepped up to Salvation Army's Bell Ringing challenge. From 12-5 Dec 12, Rotarians took turn ringing the bells and wishing people a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Despite the bitter cold weather, people were very generous and in the holiday spirit. Jason Lesh, Events and Development Coordinator for Salvation Army, reported that our efforts raised $503.17! He thanked us and said "You really helped to Rescue Christmas this year!" Special thanks to Rotarian Dave Yarosh for spearheading this initiative
A special welcome to our newest member, Rotarian Ashe Prawl. A second generation Rotarian, Ashe will serve the club proud. A recent Pitt graduate, he has already demonstrated his commitment to the community and service above self by his contributions while in University. 
On Saturday December 12, 8 members of the Community Service Team gathered at the office of Family Promise in Stroudsburg to wrap presents and consolidate food boxes for three families.  We were supported there by Timaki Johnson, a case manager from Family Promise. Your generous support to Stroudsburgs Rotary Gives Back at Christmas enabled the purchase of gifts for seven children. The team spent a total of $815.80 on these gifts. Each family will also receive a turkey and a large box of food, as well as various items of clothing for the children.  Special thanks to Leslie Underhill for ordering the gifts from Amazon, Jim Becker and his Access Office Technologies team for their purchase and generous donation of a new bike for one of the older children, and to Lisa Baldwin for securing the food and clothing from Bushkill Outreach and Light of the World Church. 
 
As I reflect upon the Stroudsburgs Rotary 2020 21 year thus far it is evident that there have been many challenges on our journey.
However, understanding that change is inevitable and a natural part of life has made the challenges easier to face. Adapting to the twists and turns rather than resisting them has been a process that helped to maintain sanity and balance.
I am grateful to those who work diligently to make the Stroudsburgs Rotary a vibrant and productive organization. I am also grateful to each member for exhibiting grace and flexibility in the face of COVID fluctuations.
Please know that together we have the capacity to draw upon Divine Wisdom anywhere, and at any time. Together, we greet every challenge with resiliency and openness and we shall overcome.
May our minds and hearts be at peace as we face new challenges.
Be well…
President Cleo MeriAbut Jarvis
Welcome to our newest members, Jerome and Janelle Henderson who joined December 3.
Michele Baehr sponsored the Hendersons and we are lucky she did.
They are hard working, community oriented people that will be tremendous assets to our Club! 
On November 19, District Governor Joe Loughman shared valuable information to the Evening Club. He provided important insights to happenings in District 7410. He is definitely passionate about Rotary and his enthusiasm is contagious!
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