Stroudsburgs Rotary
Volume 90 Issue 35 April 8, 2021
Featured Speaker & Announcements
President's Corner

 April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry which was introduced in 1996--and is organized by the Academy of American Poets. It is a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. Today, it is celebrated worldwide.
This poem is written in celebration of beautiful words that describe the work of Rotarians. It is written as “Expanded List”--a form of poetry which I created to help very young children enjoy success at writing poetry. The technique is described in my book “The Littlest Poets and Me.”
Rotarians At Work and Play
By Cleo MeriAbut Jarvis
Projects near
Projects small
Projects far
Projects large
Beneficial to one and all
School supplies
Book Mobiles
Youth leaderships
Dispersing literacy around the world
Lovin’ lunches
Homeless shelters
Cancer Vans
Senior centers
Acts of kindness from helping hands
Bell ringing
Joining hands—standing tall
Bringing joy to one and all
Lovin' Lunch Steps Out
After delivering lunch at the Mountain Center, Rotarians Dave Yarosh and Zerla Bartolome and PDG Karen DeMatteo stopped for lunch in Mt. Pocono at Fork St. Bistro. Not only did they support the local economy but they also took the opportunity to give owner Pam Watkins Safe Steps! Rotarians are always looking for opportunities to spread the word and encourage safe practices in our community.
Spring Service Day Activities
Four agencies responded to our Service Day Request from for April 29 and May 1. The agency name, event date, activity, and Rotarian in charge follow below.  Please e-mail the Rotarian in charge of the service activity that you want to participate in.  More detailed information on each activity has been sent to each Rotarians e-mail.
1. Family Promise - 905 Main Street, Stroudsburg
Thursday April 29 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Activity: Planting flowers
Rotarian in Charge: Zerla Bartolome
2. Loder Senior Center.  62 Analomink Street, East Stroudsburg
Thursday April 29 – 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Activity: Paint front porch steps, paint sign posts, clean windows inside and out, rake out flower beds and lay down mulch. 
Rotarian in Charge: Leslie Underhill
3. Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center – Cherry Valley.  1161 Cherry Drive, Stroudsburg
Saturday May 1 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Activity: Planting apple trees around the pond
Rotarian in Charge: Lisa Kulba

4. Bushkill Ambulance Corps. Village Center, Marshalls Creek.
Saturday May 1: Start time would be 10:00 am at Station A on Winona Falls Rd. 
Activity: Repainting lines in two ambulance garages.
Rotarian in Charge: Jillian Olsen 
Let’s get out there and help agencies that are doing good work in our community!  
District Peace Fellowship 
Nancy Brittain, District Peace Fellowship Chair, presented information on this invaluable, amazing program. Fun fact: Our own Clarence Murphy was on the Committee for Peace Fellows for many years. The Rotary Foundation funded the Peace and Conflict Resolution to create network of peace building to empower and educate. Launched in 2002, Rotary Peace Centers have trained over 1,400 individuals for careers in peace building in more than 115 countries, and program alumni serve as leaders in both governmental and nongovernmental agencies, international organizations, and more. 

Rotary District 7410, NE Pennsylvania, invites those interested in learning more about the Rotary Peace Fellowship program to contact: Nancy H. Brittain, District Rotary Peace Fellowship chair, Sayre Rotary, by email to or by calling (570) 423-0288. There are opportunities for fully funded Masters' Degree and Certificate programs.

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Centers website at 

Highway Clean UP
Rotarian John Kulba announced that the Highway Cleanup will happen on April 10. Rotarians and friends will meet at the Sunoco Station, 1229 W. Main St, Stroudsburg, PA at 8AM to clean up the ramp on Rte 80. This is a much needed service to the community. We have all been noticing what a mess this section is, especially with the snow melt. Gloves, bags and safety vests are provided. Let's get our and clean up. Masks are required.
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SAVE THE DATE: Our Club will celebrate its Centennial in the 2021-2022 time frame. The capstone event will be the gala on May 13, 2022 at Stroudsmoor County Inn on 257 Stroudsmoor Rd, Stroudsburg, PA.
Let's plan a party as we Celebrate a Century of Service. 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jim Becker
April 6
Marlo Merhige
April 6
Theresa Johnson
April 6
Phyllis Gibson
April 7
Jodey Mutchler
April 13
Murph Murphy
April 20
Lucy Shunk
April 22
Zerla Bartolome
April 24
Dick Ludwig
April 27
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