Stroudsburgs Rotary
Volume 90 Issue 10 September 3, 2020
Featured Speaker & Announcements
President's Corner
Education and Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus
The Rotary International theme for September is “Basic Education and Literacy.” It is also one of the six areas of focus. Studies have shown that education at any level has positive effects on life. From kindergarten on up, there are multiple benefits to getting an education. These benefits include better wellness, higher wages in careers, new cultural experiences and more.
Economic and Community Development:  Financial Literacy and Wellness
Education increases earning potential. Many companies place a premium on those who hold degrees or certificates, and will pay more to someone with a higher level of education. Some benefits of education and the other five areas of focus are:
Mother and Child’s Health:  Better Physical Wellness
Education can impact the overall wellness of individuals. Studies have shown that more educated people tend to purchase healthier foods and are more likely to make healthy choices as they age.
Water Cleanliness:  Environmental Impact
Hygiene Education highlights how access to clean water impacts the overall wellness of a community.
Prevention and Treatment of Disease:  Improved Mental Wellness
The opportunities that education affords people tend to improve a person’s viewpoint regarding self, as well as that of the world. A sound mind leads to choices for a sound body.
Resolution of Conflicts and the Promotion of Peace:  Cultural Exposure
When people from various cultures and backgrounds meet and exchange ideas, knowledge of the world is increased… which fosters better understanding of others. Understanding leads to empathy which leads to peaceful resolutions.
Service Education opens up learners to a wealth of new experiences which enhance overall quality of life. Learning through service offers memorable experiences for all involved. Rotary can be one of those service experiences. Let’s Speak Rotary wherever we go and educate others about the opportunity of Rotary.
Don’t forget to encourage our educators on the front lines by letting them know we care and appreciate their efforts. They are certainly heroes and sheroes. 
President Cleo MeriAbut Jarvis
PA 4-H
Special thanks to Sherry Williams, 4-H Program Coordinator and Erin Greenleaf, 4-H Educator from Penn State Extension. 4-H is the largest youth development program in the US. Purpose is to help youth learn civic engagement, leadership and develop life skills. There are many opportunities for youth to explore. We are lucky to have such a robust program in Monroe County. Image result for 4-H logo
Support to Stroudsburg Area School District
Last week we completed our project to support Stroudsburg Area School District (SASD) with their meal delivery program. SASD was able to provide meals to students who were eligible to receive meals even though school was virtual and the program continued through the summer. Stroudsburg Rotarians and Friends went with bus drivers to deliver to six locations from 4/27 to 8/26. We helped provide about 80,000 meals. SASD is very grateful for our support. Thanks to all who helped or supported this program.
Sep 03, 2020
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Sep 03, 2020 6:15 PM
Hands on Balloon Twisting
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rick Munson
September 1
Ted Butz
September 1
Dave Fox
September 6
Sara Smith-Katz
September 7
Mary Louise Parker
September 9
Leslie Underhill
September 11
Kirby Upright
September 12
Holley Kearns
September 15
Lucille Piggott-Prawl
September 16
LaJoyce Brookshire
September 24
Murph Murphy
September 24
Upcoming Events
Pocono Mountains United Way Day of Caring
Sep 09, 2020
Highway Clean Up
Sep 12, 2020
Bob Wehe Blood Drive
Lighthouse Full Gospel Church of God
Sep 21, 2020
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Evening Meeting Shawnee Craft Brewery 6:15. Confirm with Stacy Rodriguez.
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