The Rotary Club of
The Stroudsburgs
Volume 88 Issue 37 March 28, 2019
Featured Speaker & Announcements
Harvard Admissions Policy Lawsuit
Rotarian Charlie Kirkwood is a Harvard University graduate and he spoke about whether or not the school is discriminating against Asian Americans.  The current demographic of students are 15% African American, 12.3% Hispanic and 22.9% are Asian Americans.  The Asian Students Lawsuit states that 40% of applicants should be Asian not 22.9%.  22,000 applicants apply for a Harvard Undergraduate degree but there are only 2,000 openings.  The criteria that is looked at for admission is their grades from high school, SAT Scores, Recommendations and Activities and their personal ratings (undefined).  Characteristics that fall into this rating are personality, courage, kindness, and other subjective qualities.    The category that is being challenged is the personal ratings.  5.6% of ALL Americans are Asian Americans.  Harvard states that they were seeking to keep diversity and a more well rounded student body.  The Judges decision is expected in the next week or two.
2019 Annual Spaghetti Dinner
A note from the Spaghetti Dinner Committee:
Chair Cleo Jarvis has already started signing volunteers up for this event!  Please be sure to sign up to make meatballs the night before or to help serve our wonderful community.  Tickets will be given out soon.  The event will held on May 18th from 2pm-7pm at Stroudsburg High School.
Business Card Ads on the Spaghetti Dinner Place-mat went on sale after it was announced at the weekly meeting last Thursday.  Ads spaces will only be reserved with payment. Artwork will be accepted until April 30th.  We are accepting ads in order until the place-mat is sold out. (Which happens quickly so please do not delay.) This year the Spaghetti Dinner will occur in conjunction with the Run for the Red Registration at the Stroudsburg High School on May 18.  Since this will be 3 days before the Primary Election and there will be especially high visibility. The following rates apply per space:
  • Stroudsburgs Rotarians-$50
  • All others including Stroudsburg Rotarian Political Candidates-$60
  • Political Ads-$70
See Jim or Margie Becker with any questions!
50/50-Immediate Past President Rob was called to find the Queen but he did not succeed.  Who will win??  $99 rolls over!
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Rotarian Duty Roster
Sign In: Karen DeMatteo & Don Page
50/50: Pat Forney
Invocation: Rodney Arbona
MonRotary Notes:
Lynda Keefer
Apr 25, 2019
Please contact Leslie Underhill at or 570-476-1714 to reserve
Apr 25, 2019
Pleasant Valley Manor
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Upcoming Events
Rotaract Club of ESU 5 Year Charter Celebration
Peppe's Bistro
Apr 30, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Council elevates RotaractRepresentatives from around the world vote to make Rotaract clubs members of RI and to preserve club

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