Highlights of Rotary Meeting
Pledge and Invocation:
President Terri Detrick brought the meeting to order at 12:15 PM at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort and online via Zoom.  George Gay led the Pledge of Allegiance, Elaine Walker gave the invocation and Ron Furman led the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
Club News:
Board of Directors Meetings
Club and Foundation Board Meetings will take place June 15th at 7:30 am at T&C Grille and online via Zoom.
Flash Meeting
The last Flash Meeting of Terri’s Presidency will take place at 5:30 PM on Thurs. Jun 17 at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort and online via Zoom.
Committee Reports
Year End Celebration and Officer Installation – from Francine Kanyok
The event will take place Sunday June 27 –4 pm start – at the Moose Club Pavilion. Invitations with more info should go out by this weekend. Francine is still finalizing the menu. $30 per person.
2020-2021 AG Dave Palmer will install our new officers.
Membership - Mary Tempest & Ron Furman
Ron will be inducting some new members at our Jun 17 Club Assembly.
Public Relations – Carol Ziomek
The club recently received an e-mail from the Rotary Club of Tartu, Estonia asking for information regarding the International Trees planted by Tunkhannock Rotary in 1939.  The trees were planted in soil received from 29 Rotary Clubs around the world. Tartu Rotary sent 1 lb of soil for the planting and wanted to know if the trees are still alive with any photos. 
They also included a copy of the original letter they sent along with the soil. According to a newspaper article I found when writing the Club’s History in 2015, all the letters were bound into a volume that was placed in the School’s library.  Also, there was a plaque with the names of all the clubs that hung at the School.  If anyone knows where these items are today, please let me know, so I can include them in our 100th Year History for 2025.
George Gay found his 1959 yearbook photos in front of the 2 International Trees at the old High School.  No sign of where the bound book of letters or plaque from the school are.
Sandy Lane suggested to check with the Historical Society since some things from the old school were given to them.
Harvest & Wine Festival – Ron Furman/Mike Markovitz
There was a planning meeting on Mon Jun 7 at the TPL and via Zoom.
July 3rd Fireworks – Mike Markovitz/Samantha Maruzzelli
If you can volunteer to help at the July 3 fireworks, please contact Samantha Maruzzelli or sign up at one of our lunchtime meetings.
Please continue to spread the word about the Fireworks through our flyers, social media and word of mouth.
Everything is good to go with the Fireworks Project.
RI and District News: 
District 7410 Conference
District Conference will take place June 12 at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts in Wellsboro.
David Palmer, Polio Chair has challenged District to reach 100 registered; currently at 83.  If we reach 100, he will donate $100 to the Rotary Foundation.
RI Virtual Convention
RI Virtual Convention will take place from Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021.  Registration is required for this virtual convention.
Secretary Report:  Carol Ziomek
Club directories have been e-mailed to all members.  Please check your profile and contact information and make any changes in ClubRunner or notify Carol regarding any changes that need to be made.  Please take care of this before Carol leaves office as Secretary on June 30, so that President Elect Mary Tempest and incoming officers have your correct contact information.
Treasurer Report: Elaine Walker
Please pay for the July 1 2021-June 30 2022 Rotary year by June 15 at the reduced annual dues of $150. If you pay after June 15, the annual dues are $160.  Please make out check to Tunkhannock Rotary and give to Elaine Walker or mail to her at: 102 Shadowbrook Drive, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Note! If you pay online by credit card, it will go through for $160.
New members who joined after Mar 1, 2021 will not be charged any annual dues until June 2022, since Rotary District 7410 will pay both RI and District dues for you.
Our next Meeting will be Thursday, Jun 17.  This meeting will be a Club Assembly so please remember not to invite any guests, so we can freely discuss club business.
President Terri Detrick adjourned the meeting at 1:20 PM.
Jodi Crimmel
Recent Trip to Haiti
Jodi has had no luck connecting with the Jacmel Rotary Club in Haiti regarding our planned Global Grant with them.  We do have the signed MOU from Jacmel, but no contact with the person who was due to oversee the project in Haiti. 
Haiti is the poorest country in the Northern Hemisphere. Jodi’s group did a lot of stuff up in Northern part of Haiti on 3 projects:
  1. Mango Community Family Farm is a safe and sustainable farm to raise food crops on a 21 acre property.  They bring in tractors etc. to help the farmers in the area grow crops here.
  2. Haiti Eye Clinic in Pignon is helping people with eye issues or no vision. This includes a girl who vision loss was caused by gonorrhea in her mother with subsequent infections and individuals with cataracts that have almost completely impaired their vision.  The Clinic sees 1200 patients each year, do surgery, provide glasses etc.
  3. Days for Girls program to keep girls in school.  To attend school the girls need shoes, uniforms etc. that are too expensive, therefore boys get first preference in the family to get an education.  The program is giving the girls washable menstrual kits to keep them in school.  Educating women helps keep small businesses running and helps the economy.  Women will also pay back any microloans they receive, unlike the men.  They are trying to educate the young women as to what is going on with their bodies.
Jodi hopes to go back in Oct 2021 to build a house for the Mango Community Family Farm.  They are now building the blocks by hand in preparation for constructing the house.

Jodi Crimmel