Stroudsburgs Rotary
Volume 89 Issue 35 March 5, 2020
Featured Speaker & Announcements
President's Corner
Greetings Rotarians!
Did you check out this months District Newsletter?  Check it out here and while you are on the District Website...why don't you register for District Conference too!  Attend both sessions or just one.  
Jeff Gilbert
2019-2020 President
Pocono Mountains United Way
Ryan Lohman from the Pocono Mountains United Way spoke about the merge with Pocono Alliance.  This allows them to have a greater impact in the community and they support 22 organizations.  The main areas of focus are quality access to healthy food, support for working families and housing for the homeless.  Other programs include Bridges Out of Poverty, instruction workshops to help people with mortgage concerns and to help match programs for those with drug problems find the right treatment to resolve the opiod issue.  They also have a campaign to fund these programs with employee paycheck deductions.
Welcome Lauren to the Greatest Rotary Club in the World!
Congrats Marc Wolfe-Paul Harris Recipient!
Total Transformation
ESU Rotaract Club has decided to do a homeless initiative project called Total Transformation.  The event will be held at Stroudsburg United Methodist Church  on Sunday March 29th.  They are looking for donations such as bus passes and hygiene goodie bags.  Please bring donations to our Thursday meetings and give them to either DG Karen DeMatteo or President Jeff Gilbert if she is not present.  Thank you!  
Food Pantry Collection
Bring in these items during our club meetings during the month of March and we will do a drop off to the Purple Pantry!  See Dave Yarosh for more info!
Other Announcements
We are looking for 3 host families within the same school district to host our upcoming inbound student.  Reach out to Karen Bastidas (from the evening meeting) for more information!
RYLA is coming up from June 28-July 2nd.  Looking for applications now for sophomores going into their junior year!  See Amy Leiser for more info
2020 District Conference
Upcoming Events
Vocational Auction
Sycamore Grill
Mar 26, 2020
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lynda Keefer
March 6
Rob Howell
March 15
Bill Rinehart
March 31
Mar 05, 2020
African Safari Presentation
Mar 05, 2020
Museum Honoring Women Veterans
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Duty Roster:
Check In:Pat Sayler &
Kathleen Robbins
Greeters: Walt Peeney &
Tom Kirkwood
Invocation: Bill Rinehart
50/50:Rodney Arbona
Notes:Rob Howell
Last week Kin Roberts was called to find the Queen AGAIN!!  No luck for her though. 
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