Stroudsburgs Rotary
Volume 90 Issue 43 June 10, 2021
Featured Speaker & Announcements
President's Corner
Rotary Friendship Exchange
An interesting Rotary program of fellowship is the Rotary Friendship Exchange. This program provides the opportunity for Rotarians, their spouses, partners, family and friends to host and visit other Rotarians around the world.
The primary goal of a Friendship Exchange is to build greater international understanding and goodwill. Exchange participants can learn how their vocations are practiced in other parts of the world, observe new customs and cultures, and promote an appreciation of cultural diversity worldwide. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out other international activities and service projects.
The idea is for groups of Rotarians to travel to a country listed with the Rotary Friendship Exchange. The visitors later switch and the hospitality reversed. This exchange opens doors of friendship in ways which are otherwise difficult to duplicate. Each person pays for all expenses related to their travel experience.
So, if you are seeking an unusual vacation and fellowship experience, click the link below to learn more about the Rotary Friendship Exchange. Some extraordinary Rotary adventures are awaiting you!
I have joined this fellowship.  Why not join a fellowship that interests you?
All the Best,
President Cleo MeriAbut Jarvis
Assistant Secretary
With the marriage and relocation of Secretary Michelle Clark (formerly Baehr), Assistant Secretary Ann Super has moved into the Secretary’s position.
Stroudsburgs Rotary invites YOU to join the Leadership Team as Assistant Secretary. Hand-holding is a definite perk.
Please see Secretary Ann Super or President Cleo MeriAbut Jarvis for details.
What We Stand For
Three Rotarians shared their vocations and passions with the group. PP Lucille Piggott-Prawl is a Special Education and Disabilities Advocate. In that capacity, she educates and empowers families and young adults to lead rich, active lives. She works towards improving accessibility. Her passion is to be the voice for the voiceless and be the smile in the room.
Rotarian Marlo Merhige is the Monroe County Controller. She sits on the County Salary, Pension and Prison Boards. Her office pays all the county bills, handles county payroll and retirement accounts. They audit the offices for the 9 magisterial justices, 20 tax collectors and drug task force. Her passion is to ensure financial stability and demonstrate financial integrity.
Rotarian Peter Andrews, our newest member, shared great news on a development program he is working on. He is responsible for the food and beverage operations of the Penn Stroud Hotel in Stroudsburg, Hotel operations are up and running and the food and beverage will be phased in over the next year. The new restaurants will be Jacob's Diner, a Steakhouse with Mediterranean cuisine and a banquet hall. We are very excited to have these new additions to our area. Pete's passion is to ensure culinary excellence in this enterprise and embraces the fervent hope that customers will feel they are comfortable there as in their own homes.
Pocono Pride Festival
The LGBTQ+ Business Council is a partnership of the Pocono Chamber of Commerce celebrating the diversity and inclusivity of regional businesses. To engage the community in this endeavor, the Chamber hosted a Pride Festival inviting vendors and sponsors to participate. President Cleo Jarvis staffed the table for Stroudsburgs Rotary. Rotarian Stacy Rodriguez entertained all with her creative balloon costume. 
District Conference
2021 Virtual Rotary Convention
Rotary Opens Opportunities
Registration is open! Don’t miss your chance to connect with Rotary members at the 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities which will take place from 12 through 16 June 2021.

Enjoy a special rate of $49 through 7 May 2021. After that, the registration fee is $65.

You can also join us early at a preconvention, 10-11 June, for Intercountry Committees, Rotaract, and Rotary Youth Exchange officers. Each preconvention will cost an additional $20.

The 2021 Virtual Rotary Convention and preconventions are open to all Rotary members and participants and include access to the virtual House of Friendship.

Don’t forget to visit the convention event page on Facebook to connect with others and stay up-to-date on event news and program highlights!
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Upcoming Events
Annual Spring Fling
Garlic Steak House
Jul 01, 2021
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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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. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jeff Wright
June 5
Jim Hall
June 11
Clyde Henderson
June 18
Kin Roberts
June 19
John Dennis
June 21
Bob Lear
June 22
Frank Herting
Barbara Herting
June 8
Lynda Keefer
June 8
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Underhill, Leslie
Jun 10, 2021
Lunch - speaker needed
Jun 10, 2021 6:15 PM
Evening - Shamanic Healing - Energy Work
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