MONROTARY - Nov 6, 2023

Rotary November Area of Focus :
Rotary Foundation Month

Rotary Foundation mission

The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.


We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
~Winston Churchill
CURRENT - Please bring in your money and ticket stubs for the Cash Raffle this Thursday, or arrange for a pickup.  If you have tickets you are responsible for the donation.  Leslie and Stacy will both be away in the prior weeks. Returning just before the final date.
APPLE COLLECTION - for Valor. Bring in apples preferably green apples or any monetary donation. Leslie has already purchased 4 cases. They are in need of 500 apples prior to Thanksgiving and prior to Christmas.  Ed Schaefer will deliver them since he is in their area.
I-80 Town Hall Meeting at Stroudsburg HS on Thursday, Nov 9, 6-8pm in the auditorium.  This change will relocate Rotary Park.
No evening Meeting at Peppe's.
Board Meeting Rescheduled to Nov 14, 2023 at the WillowTree. All are welcome to attend.
Click here to sign Up for Salvation Army Bell Ringing Dec 9, 2023 in front of Siamsa 11-6pm
Please review to see when you are assigned and if you cannot make it, please get a replacement
The link includes Sign In, Greeters, 50/50 and Invocation
Lunch Meeting -Click here for Zoom Link Button               
doors open 11:45 for mingling/networking                                         
12:00 lunch   12:15 meeting starts
Sycamore Grill 92 Main Street, Delaware Water Gap, PA 
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Evening Meeting - 6:15 - 7:00pm
Peppe's Bistro (Back Room)
100 Eagle Valley Mall, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Committee Meetings
**BOARD MEETING - Tuesday, Nov 7th the WillowTree 5:05pm
1) Community Service Committee - Chair needed
Meeting ID: 882 0445 7245
Passcode: 629344
2) Membership Committee Meeting - Leslie Underhill
Thur Nov 30, 2023   at  5:15 pm- 6:30 at WillowTree
3) Fund Raising Committee Meeting - Chair Needed
Roster 11/9/23
Sign In: Leslie Underhill & Tanya Morales
Greeters:Kirby Upright
50/50: Jen Schnaitman
Invocation:  Lynda Keefer
Roster 11/16/23
Sign In: Leslie Underhill & Tanya Morales
GreetersEric Keeber
50/50: Cleo Jarvis
Invocation:  Rob Howell
Everyone was randomly put on the list. As a Rotarian if you can't fulfill you responsibility please find a replacement. Club Runner has all the phone #'s and email addresses.
Nov 09, 2023 12:00 PM
Noon - Gift of Life Donor Program
Nov 09, 2023 6:15 PM
6:15PM - No mtg - I-80 mtg at Stbg HS 6-8pm
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With 10 cards,  our waitress Jessie , pulled for the Queen, and 83? rolls over. 
Weekly Recap Nov 2, 2023
Thank you Tara Mezzanotte, from the DWG Coalition.  Tara was last week's speaker sharing with us about the safety concerns and the I-80 fence on the NJ side and the issues with Rt 611on the PA side.
Tara's contact info is  or 908-656-4603  or FB I80 DWG Coalition
Click Town Hall Meeting - I-80 expansion project, which also affects the relocation of Rotary Park. Meeting at Stroudsburg HS 1100 W Main St on Thursday evening Nov 9, 2023 from 6-8pm in the auditorium.
John Kulba is home and doing well!!! 
If you haven't seen or heard from a Rotarian or friend, pick up the phone to see how they are. We never know what someone else is going through.
Giving to Rotary Foundation

Foundation history

At the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” That one idea, and an initial contribution of $26.50, set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.

Thank you to all of our Rotarians for your annual donations on your birthday to Rotary International and Stroudsburgs Rotary Foundation, which helps with international and local projects.  Let's keep up the good work in making the world a better place. Thank you to our online sustaining members, sometimes we forget to acknowledge your contributions.

Annual Fund SHARE infographic


District Update
Per Dave Palmer: "Up Date on the Global Grant we are involved in.  The production line for the manufacture of the water purifiers is in action as we speak"
After the availability of all funds,  we have been finally able to formally proceed with the purchase of the 7 water purifiers. Its executive project is now almost completed and - right after - the production of the equipments will start.
As per the original estimation, in 10 weeks all of the equipments should be ready to be shipped to Warsaw first and then to their final destination of Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine, where we expect them to improve the quality of life of many suffering people.
We keep working with tenacity and determination to achieve our goal!
We’ll keep you informed of the next main developments of the project; thanks again for supporting it and all the best
Riccardo Di Bari
Past President RC Milano Nord
Project leader Pure water for Ukraine
November 18, 2023 2-4pm Come join in the great afternoon with your fellow Rotarians in our District.
Dean Rohrs is a faboulous speaker.   She grew up in Zambia and is a past Rotary International Director.
Stroudsburgs Community Service List 2023-24
Keep selling those $5 raffle fundraiser tickets. $5/ticket for a chance to win $1000, $500, and $250. This will be ongoing until November 29, with the drawing on November 30.
Updated Event/Service Project Calendar 2023-2024 (Chairperson in parentheses)
  • Nov – Collect food for Valor
  • Nov 11 - Support Valor by attending The Patriot's Ball 6:30-9:30pm at Stroudsmoor Country Inn
  • Nov 30 - Drawing the winning tickets for our Raffle
  • Dec 1 - Fellowship at The WillowTree 5pm
  • Dec 9 - Salvation Army Red Bucket Drive - Bell Ringing (Dave Yarosh)
  • Dec 29– Blood Drive (Tanya Morales)
  • Jan/Feb 2024 - Card Making for Meals On Wheels - (During Meetings)
  • April 20, 2024 – Roadside Cleanup (Gene)
  • May 9, 2024 - Stroudsburgs Golf Tournament at Shawnee Inn (Don Hannig)
Other Opportunities are always available at United Way
RLI-NEA Rotary Leadership Institue

RLI -What is the Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America?

The Rotary Leadership Institute is not an official training program of Rotary International.

Upcoming Classes

RLI NEA Seminar - 
Dist 7255 - Center Moriches, NY
November 5th 2023 - In Person
Dist 7870-NH/VT - Virtual
March 19th 2024
March 19th - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
March 21st  - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
RLI NEA Seminar -

Part I, II, III, & Graduate  There is a charge, after completion of your course you get reimbursed.

The Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America includes the original area where the International RLI was founded in 1992. It now includes 21 districts in the northeastern part of the USA and Bermuda. 

Clubs and districts looking to train Rotarians as leaders at local levels can now access online a wide array of resources developed by the International RLI. The institute offers a training program in three full-day sessions, followed by graduate seminars. Faculty are carefully selected from among Rotarians with outstanding leadership abilities, prepared to conduct innovative participatory course sessions. The International RLI is now forming additional Divisions around the world and each Division is listed on the Divisions link.

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Salvation Army Bell Ringing
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