Stroudsburgs Rotary
Volume 90 Issue 26 February 4, 2021
Featured Speaker & Announcements
President's Corner
February is Peace and Conflict Resolution Month
Peace and Conflict Resolution and Prevention is one of Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus which we don’t seem to talk about very often. Maybe we should—because it is often the conflicts that occur throughout the world which are the root causes of poverty, despair, economic hardship and poor health.
Conflicts in certain parts of the world make it difficult to provide much needed healthcare and is a major deterrent to education and the safety of a community. Conflicts in communities in the United States offer the same results.
Because Rotary International is an organization which understands this relationship, there is a deep investment in supporting individuals and programs that will develop leaders who are committed to seeking ways toward peace. The path toward peace begins with understanding and respect for the differences that make us unique. That is why Rotary International, in association with several major universities across the globe, have erected Peace Centers in order to train Peace Makers who network globally. Through this experience, Rotary Peace Fellows build the skills needed to act as leaders, as well as catalysts for peace and conflict resolution—both in their communities and around the globe.
As Rotarians we should all be similarly committed to understanding the conflicts that exist in our own society, to speak out when necessary, and to seek solutions that reflect the values of Rotary.
Peace and Love
President Cleo MeriAbut Jarvis
Family Promise - Thank You!
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, staff and families we serve I am grateful for the opportunity to thank you for your recent donation of Christmas toys and food for three of our families in shelter.
Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, was evident in the abundance of gifts, food donated by the club for our families. The Moms who received the donation were thrilled and stated it was the best Christmas they ever had. You all are amazing with your tireless work to help those in need. This has been a tough year, in so many ways. Know that you've brightened the holidays for three families and we are grateful.

Your support of Family Promise of Monroe County is very much appreciated! Last year, our families achieved meaningful success. In collaboration with our volunteer network of community partners, Family Promise provided assistance to 318 families, including 845 individuals. In addition, we were able to shelter 22 families, up from 11 the previous year. Due to COVID-19, Family Promise has seen a marked increase in need for emergency shelter. We feel blessed to have the support of the community, including you! Enid Logan
Thank you for the thoughtful gifts. You have made the holiday for our families special. Thank you again. Timaki
Community Service
Community Service Team: on Saturday Jan 30, five Rotarians (Ann Super, Dave Super, Ashe Prawl, Leslie Underhill and Karen DeMatteo) put the initial coat of paint on a large room at the Meals on Wheels building near Snydersville.  Because of the snowstorm, the project scheduled with Habitat with Humanity has been postponed indefinitely.  The next quarterly Rotary Service Day will actually be two days – Saturday May 1 and either Wednesday April 28 or Thursday April 29.  Adding a day during the week will offer Rotarians not available on the weekends an opportunity participate during the week.  More information to follow.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a way for Rotarians to come
together and learn more about Rotary and leadership that will
benefit not only as they navigate Rotary, but also in their everyday lives.
The sessions are broken into I, II, III and Graduate courses that can
be taken over the course of one or several years. With our current
situation, sessions are now being held virtually rather than in person.
There are 2 upcoming RLIs that you can attend as a first timer with 
session I, or to continue from a session you might have taken in the
past. The next are Saturday March 6 and March 13
and from 9am to 2pm right in your own home. The cost is $25 which
we ask that you pay upfront when you register. Then after you attend the session,
submit your receipt to our treasurer or myself and we will reimburse you for the
fee. Please visit to register and find out more.
District 7410 Stay at Home Auction
The District 7410 Virtual Fundraiser is a stay at home auction. The district is requesting donations of goods and services to be put up for auction and sponsorships. Across the district the usual localized Club fundraisers that people attend in large groups have been severely reduced and so we are working together to fundraise with a Silent auction between February 1, 2021 and March 14, 2021. The auction hopes to raise $110,000 for The Rotary foundation Annual Fund and $30,000 for the Polio Eradication Fund of Rotary International. Any success over and above our goals will be used in our local clubs to match funds for local projects in our communities. The auction is live now so visit to place your bid on some exciting items - something for everyone! Our Stroudsburgs reps for this event are President Cleo Jarvis and Rotarians Stacy Rodriguez and Ann Super. Be sure to visit often because new items will be added until right before the auction closes. Many exciting opportunities!
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EVENING: Hybrid In Person & Zoom
 Skylanes Bowling Alley 6:15PM
100 Eagle Valley Mall, East Stroudsburg, PA 
Meeting at 4:30pm for dinner so let Stacy Rodriguez know if you will be attending and she will let you know the location.
Meeting ID: 874 8164 5742
Passcode: Satellite
Food & Drinks are available at 6:00pm
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lynda Keefer
March 6
Rusty Johnson
March 7
Rob Howell
March 15
Bill Rinehart
March 31
John Beljean
March 31
Ann Super
Dave Super
March 31
David Super
Ann Super
March 31
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