The Rotary Club of
The Stroudsburgs
Volume 88 Issue 49 June 20, 2019
Featured Speaker & Announcements
Spring Fling
What a great time the Spring Fling was!  It was filled with fellowship and laughter as we celebrated President Lucille.  There was trivia, some great singing and reminiscing over the past years speakers and events.  Be sure to check the photo album here!
Banner Exchange
Rotary International Convention
As Rotarians who have attended several Rotary International Conventions, Margie and I thought we would take a minute to communicate to all of you in our club about the experience.  If you have attended one in the past you already know why you should make the effort now to register and book your room.
1st, the registration price increases over time with the best price only being available through this Wednesday June 4th.
2nd, $395 per person to register for a convention? What will I receive for that? The most important thing you receive is access to the main sessions each day where you and tens of thousands of Rotarians will hear addresses from some of the most dynamic speakers in the world.  Check this link to see the list of speakers Rotarians now at convention in Hamburg Germany are hearing from. 
We have seen Laura Bush, Bill Gates, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Dolly Parton, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Noor, Andrew Young, John Cena and Jack Nicklaus.
Now this is hard to describe but I'm going to try.  If you have ever been to a sporting even, especially like a final or playoff game that ends in a dramatic and positive way and the entire stadium erupts?  Or maybe a concert of your favorite band or performer that closed a show with a dramatic performance that sends those around you into an uplifting euphoria. The immersion into Rotary and the good that we do is highlighted at these events and there are several times throughout these addresses and presentations that your will have these uplifting moments.
3rd, $395 per person to register for a convention? What will I receive for that? After each of the main sessions there is some form of world class entertainment.  We will never forget the Cirque du Soleil performance that closed the Montreal Convention. Rotary International usually comes up with some great performances. 
4th, $395 per person to register for a convention? What will I receive for that? Access to the a House of Friendship that is... well.. just huge.  This is an extremely large exhibit hall with displays, vendors, fellowship booths and entertainment.  We usually spend 3-4 hours going through the HOF over the course of the convention.
5th, $395 per person to register for a convention? Access to or hospitality events throughout convention.  These do cost extra and while Marge and I usually don't do a whole lot of these as we tend to go eat and explore on our own we do pick the best ones.  Last year the we had a fantastic meal and presentation by local Rotarians at a Agricultural Museum/Campus.  We will only decide on registering for those when they are announced.  
If we can offer any help to any of you in getting registered to attend, please let us know.  We have already registered and booked accommodations.  While we usually try to stay within walking distance of the convention center but next year we are traveling with another non-Rotarian couple and may stay in a condo a little further away.  Just keep in mind that all your housing options diminish as time goes on. 
All in all its a busy 4 days and yes if you want the best seats you need to get there early for each session although we can be paid to hold seats. (Take note DGE elect Karen has used our seat saving services exclusively.)
We hope you will consider joining us and thousands of Rotarians from around the world.
Jim and Margie
50/50-With a brand new deck who got called to find the $33 BIG ONES??  Gary Roberts!  He didn't find.  ROLL IT OVER!
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Rotarian Kin will be producing our clubs Polos!  There is a men's and a women's fit.  We will have them at the meetings starting June 6th so you can see what they look like and how they feel.  Cost is $25.  Checks can be made out to Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs.  Jessica will be tracking orders and collecting the money.  Any questions, click the email address below:
or call her at 570-269-2891.
Jun 20, 2019
Please contact Leslie Underhill at or 570-476-1714 to reserve
Jun 20, 2019
Scholarship Awards and an Interact Club update
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Let's hear about WHY you JOINED Rotary and WHY you STAYED a ROTARIAN!  The marketing committee would like to do features of our members.  We would do a Facebook Live video to have it recorded, and include it on our website, MonRotary and District Newsletter.  Email if you would like to participate!  If you have any questions, call Jessica at 570-269-2891.
Upcoming Events
District 7410 Banner Exchange
Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort
Jun 30, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Project Healing Waters
Ray J Starners Property
Jul 10, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
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Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polioEVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed

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