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Stroudsburgs Rotary
        Lunch Rotary Meeting                            Evening Rotary Meeting
     Thursdays at 11:55 AM                           Thursdays at 6:00 PM
The Sycamore Grille                                        Peppe's Bistro
92 Main Street                                          Eagle Valley Mall
Delaware Water Gap, PA                               East Stroudsburg, PA
Mailing Address: PO Box 365 Stroudsburg, PA 18360
President's Corner
Greetings fellow Rotarians!
Have you noticed that you have been getting less emails?  Be sure to read the full MonRotary so you don't miss out on exciting events taking place!
Have you seen our BEAUTIFUL new club banner!  Photography and design by our very own Dick Ludwig and Jessica Peetz.  Make sure to get your photo taken with it and #StroudsburgsRotary
This Saturday we have STROUDFEST!  We are in need of volunteers.  Please sign up for an hour or two...or more to share the good word about our club and Rotary.  Let's get the community involved and have a great time.  CLICK HERE to sign up!
Next we have the Bob Wehe Memorial Blood Drive.  It looks like we still have some open slots left.  Sign up for your time today.  Be sure to look for the event on Facebook (tomorrow) and share it with your friends to sign up too!  CLICK HERE to sign up!
In October we have the Reverse Raffle and Pints and Pinot for Polio.  Both events are set up on Facebook so let's make sure we share it to our pages.  SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!
Jeff Gilbert
2019-2020 President
Adam Shellhammer from the Monroe County Conservation District shared about what is happening in our area and some tips for homeowners to help with drainage.  Every county in PA has its own conservation district.  From their website:
"A Conservation District is a legal subdivision of state government, responsible under state law for conservation work within its boundaries. Self-government is the guiding philosophy of Conservation Districts. Decisions about conservation issues are made at the local level by citizens who understand and want to protect and improve their local environment.

Pennsylvania has 66 Conservation Districts, one in each county except Philadelphia.

Each district is governed by a board of volunteer directors appointed by their local governing bodies, such as county commissioners. Conservation districts provide the departments of Environmental Protection (DEP), Agriculture (PDA) and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) a way to implement a wide variety of environmental programs that best serve the agricultural, suburban and urban interests of their counties.

The success of Conservation Districts is due in part to their ability to successfully work with local, state and federal agencies and private organizations.

Pennsylvania’s Conservation Districts are a model of effective government and among the most diverse, capable and active in the nation".
Greetings fellow Rotarians!  What a week we had last week!  Last Thursday night we had our first ever Reverse Raffle.  Don Hannig and his committee did a great job and what a fun night!  Lots of laughter was shared between all of those that had attended.  Our big winner of the $5,000 was Cathy Saunders from Natural Concepts Hair Salon in East Stroudsburg.    
Last week we also had our first club assembly of the year.  We had an open discussion on our goals and the progression of those goals.  Some of the takeaways from the meeting are:
-Should RLI be a requirement for new members
-Enid Logan is the point person for visitors who are interested in joining
-Mentorship-looking at ways to develop mentorship relationships for new members for first 6 months to 1 year of their membership
-Leadership Development Participation-RLI Goal of 12 to participate and continue to find people who will assume leadership positions
-Projects to market Rotary and what groups Rotary supports.  Perhaps need to have committee established to make recommendation to board.  Build awareness to community to enhance awareness and strengthen Rotary presence.  
-Membership as to come participate, support, join
-Marketing committee will make presentation
As you can see a lot was covered.  If you have any input or thoughts/ideas please share them with me.  I would love to hear them.   We have a few more weeks until our World Polio Day event on October 24th.  We have 15 restaurants, bars and wineries participating.  Be sure to share the event with all of your family, friends and colleagues!
Jeff Gilbert
2019-2020 President
United Way Day of Caring 2019
Thank you to everyone that came out to the United Way Day of Caring at Women's Resources.  A lot of work was put in to clean up and help out.  Pictured are President Elect Cleo Jarvis and Rotarian Leslie Underhill, members of the Riley and Company Staff as well as West End Rotarian Debbie Borger.  Rotarians Holley Kearns and Jessica Peetz volunteered at Family Promise with Enid Logan.  Here are If you have any photos of you in "ACTION" please send them to
Cherry Ridge Consulting
 Our very own Jillian Olsen spoke at our club last week.  She is an Environmental Biologist and regulatory specialist with   over 17 years' experience in the environmental consulting industry, focused on spring water resource development for   the bottled water industry. Areas of expertise include bottled and bulk water industry permitting and regulatory   compliance, water resource evaluation and development, and wetland identification, delineation and permitting.       Reach out to Jillian to learn more at
The Bahama Islands experienced a catastrophic event with the impact of Hurricane Dorian.  At last week's Rotary lunch meeting, I mentioned that as a Rotary Club, we would be looking to receive contributions that would be directed to the relief efforts for those impacted by the Hurricane.
Beginning with today's meetings (lunch and evening), we will begin collecting money that will be directed to the relief efforts in the Bahamas.  Those interested in supporting this effort can make checks payable to the Stroudsburgs Rotary Foundation (we will also be passing a basket for cash contributions).  Those contributions will be going directly to the Bahamas Disaster Fund.  We will be collecting money over the next 2 weeks.
Those of you interested can go to the Bahamas District website at to learn more about the Disaster Relief efforts.
Thanks to each of you for all that you do to improve Our Community (local and the world).


Carol Ferguson, a polio survivor and Rotarian from District 7430 shared with our club a grass roots inititave to being vaccination information from credible sources to all new parents and doctors in PA.  We did a Facebook Live video that you can watch here
Thank you everyone that had come out to the 2nd Annual Bob Wehe Memorial Blood Drive with the American Red Cross.  We had a lot of walk-ins which was great and some great fellowship with Rotarians and community donors.  Bob would be proud!
This week, we have the United Way's Day of Caring on Thursday 9/12.  The club will be volunteering with Women's Resources between 10am and 3pm.  CLICK HERE for more info or talk to Cleo.
Tickets are coming in fast for the Stroudsburgs Rotary Reverse Raffle.  Be sure to get those tickets sold and into Don.  Remember, only the first 200 tickets will be accepted!  Remember, if everyone does their small part then we can do BIG things!
Pints and Pinot for Polio is coming up in October.  There are several restaurants we have participating so be sure to check it out.  Both events are set up on Facebook so let's make sure we share it to our pages.  SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  It's important that we get the word out about this NOW and get everyone excited!
Jeff Gilbert
2019-2020 President
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