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ONE GREAT CLUB ** TWO CONVENIENT TIMES IN "THE BURGS"
Stroudsburgs Rotary
 
Currently Meetings are Virtually through Zoom Meetings
Please reach out to our President, Cleo Jarvis for link
 
Lunch Rotary Meeting
Thursdays at 11:55 AM
The Sycamore Grille 
92 Main Street
Delaware Water Gap, PA
 
Evening Rotary Meeting 
Thursdays at 6:15 PM
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
Meet at Skylanes Bowling Alley. (Party room)
100 Eagle Valley Dr
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
 
Mailing Address: PO Box 365 Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Our allotted time to volunteer this year will be Saturday December 12 from 12-5 PM. Please email Dave Yarosh at dayarosh@vectorsecurity.com or call him at 570-899-6014 with the time you can help. The Salvation Army will be sanitizing the kettle and all of the equipment that accompanies the kettle.  Masks will be required.
 
Some Super Heroes Wear Rotary Badges
Whether it be…
  • Dropping food off at a food pantry
  • Helping to clean a shelter for battered women and rape victims
  • Feeding the elderly at a facility that houses elders
  • Dropping off balloons to brighten the lives of community members
  • Organizing a Highway Clean-up project
  • Ringing the Salvation Army Bell to attract donations
  • Writing a grant to provide technology to Head-start children
  • Fishing with Veterans to soothe PTSD
  • Helping to erect an inclusive playground for all children
  • Helping to establish a sewing machine project in Peru to empower women
  • Contributing to Pedal cart project in India so folks can get to work
  • Supporting Cancer Patient Distraction Therapy
Rotarians live a life of service to others… selflessly and generously. That is why I say emphatically that…
              Our Super heroes are our very own Rotarians and their capes are their Rotary Badges.
Rotarian Jim Becker, District Rotary Foundation Chair, shared with us very important information on Rotary International. Jim showed very moving video of RI then and now. You can feel confident donating to RI as 4 Star Charity Navigator gives it a rating of 92% which is one of the highest in the county. RI sends money back to our community over time. For example, we recently received an International Grant for our Head Start program. Our donations help Rotary achieve global projects of polio eradication, clean water, literacy and entrepreneurship in economically disadvantaged areas. The discussion segued into recognition of Paul Harris Fellows. Karen DeMatteo, Clarence Murphy and Frank Herting were recognized for their Paul Harris award history. Arlene and John Frailey accepted a Paul Harris for distinguished Rotarian, the late John Frailey. Frank Herting gifted his to his wife, Rotarian Barbara who has been very involved and a steadfast supporter of Rotary.     
Special recognition goes to Don Hannig and his committee for all their hard at work at pulling together a very successful Reverse Raffle. The event was the inaugural event at the hottest new venue in the Poconos The Armory on 271 Washington St in East Stroudsburg. Special thank you to Rich Berkowitz for hosting us at this beautiful facility. Rob Howell was the top prize winner, Ted Butz took second place and Jennifer Narkavich was the third place winner. There were many prizes all the way thanks to all of you who donated or secured donations from local merchants.This made for a fun event. This is our major fundraiser so that we in turn can help our community through our Stroudsburgs Rotary Foundation. 
 
  
It's Easy to Enter and Our Club Gets a Portion of the Proceeds.
Press Ctrl and click this link   go.rallyup.com/rotarydistrict7410 
Be sure to credit our club by selecting Stroudsburg  when prompted.
Share the link with family and friends and remind them to select our club.
 
Our District ]7410], is providing a supported fundraiser for all clubs. With the effect COVID19 had on canceling so many fundraisers for the clubs in our district our leadership team felt it was necessary to help in providing the opportunity to raise funds.
 
Below is an attachment of the district supported fundraiser. This fundraiser should be both profitable for our club and require very little manpower from our members. It will also be of a short duration and we encourage you to act immediately! 
We will be gathering in person for the second time since the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions were imposed. Attendance is limited to 24 and only those who respond will be admitted.  Jim Becker and the Tech Team will be providing a simultaneous ZOOM experience.
 
Date:  Thursday, August 20th, 2020
 
Time:  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.
            Meeting begins at 12 noon
 
Location: Sycamore Grille 
92 Main Street   
Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327
 
Important to Note
  • Please respond by Tuesday, August 25th 2020, no later than 10 p.m.  
  • Indicate attendance by stating “Yes, I will attend. My Menu Choice is # __”.
  • Bring a check payable to STROUDSBURGS ROTARY in the amount of 15.00 or exact change in cash
  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED
You must include in your response a selection of items #1, #2 or #3 from the following menu
 
      1.  Mediterranean Salad with Grilled Chicken- chopped romaine lettuce topped with feta, olives, cucumbers, artichoke                       hearts, tomatoes and grilled chicken with herbed white balsamic vinaigrette dressing on the side.
 
      2.  Philly Cheesesteak Flatbread- thinly sliced beef, onions, peppers, mushrooms, marinara and mozzarella cheese on a                       grilled flatbread
 
      3.  Caprese Press- fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers & tomatoes with pesto & balsamic glaze on grilled sourdough                       served with sweet potato fries
 
           Dessert is included

           Guests have choice of unsweetened iced tea, coffee or water.
 
Join ZOOM meeting via link below…
 
Stroudsburgs Rotary is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Stroudsburgs Rotary - lunch meeting
Time: Aug 20, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Thu, until Dec 31, 2020, 20 occurrence(s)
       
Meeting ID: 880 2428 4864
Passcode: 075312
 Vasilia Briegel just graduated from SHS with a 4.0 and #3 in her class of 462.  She has been very active in her church youth programs and giving back to the community.  She   was also an active NHS member. Vasilia will be attending Penn State main campus later this month to study finance. Congratulations to this talented young lady. She will receive   $500 each year for 4 years with an update to the club each year.
 
 We also heard from our past scholarship winners and received a life update from each. Chris Vo 2016~17, Kwaku Anim-Appiah also 2016-17, Brandan Zambrano 2017-18 and Sergio Burtron 2018~19.  It was great to see  these young folks again and hear what is happening in their lives.
 
Thank you to Tameko Patterson and Ed Kmetz for leading these committees.  
 Youth Corner
 At last week's meeting, we heard from our Scholarship winners.
 2019 ~ 2020 Essay Contest Winner "Rotary Unites the World"
Our winner this year was Christopher "CJ" Marina, who just completed his senior year at SHS.  CJ and his AP English teacher Mrs. Austin attended our zoom meeting where CJ read his essay to the club.  Well done and congratulations to CJ. He will receive a $500 check and certificate.
Stroudsburgs Rotarian Sponsor Bob Lear, Stroudsburgs Rotarian PDG Karen DeMatto and Rotarian Jim Becker present a Stroudsburgs Rotary Foundation Grant to Pocono Cinema President Courtney Tolino.
Pocono Cinema will partner with East Stroudsburg University professors to screen movies related to their classes. Following the films, the professor will lead a discussion. Movies will feature timely topics such as the depiction of women in films. This series will be provided at no cost to students. Three movies will be offered on different topics over the semester.  To obtain the rights for a public screening, the studio fees are typically $300.  Pocono Cinema will be donating the space to use for the screenings and discussions.
Pocono Cinema will offer additional screenings of each movie that will be open to the community at a reduced ticket price of $5.  These screenings will also have a discussion following the film.  The series will either begin September 2020 or January 2021 depending on when ESU resumes classes on campus.
 
Great films inspire conversations. Through the Cinema Film Club, Pocono Cinema offers the audience opportunities to engage with our films on a deeper level.  Movies can be a more approachable medium that allows people to engage in meaningful discussions.  Screenings with discussions allows students and community members to connect and fosters a sense of community.
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