Thank You to Essential Workers
Jan 13 is the kick-off of our PR Campaign to thank essential workers, including those in Rotary, for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and to promote continued mask wearing.
A half-page ad appeared in the Jan 13 Examiner and digital graphics appeared on our Website, both of our Facebook pages (Club and Harvest & Wine Festival), Instagram and a slide at the Dietrich Theater. If you have a Facebook page, please share one of our Facebook postings to spread the word far and wide, so that all essential workers know they are appreciated.  On Jan 14, it will appear in the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce newsletter.
Phase 2 of this PR campaign will start later in Jan and early Feb with posters, road signs and billboards with the same message.  We will need help from our members and friends to distribute/post the posters and road signs.  Stay tuned and please consider helping us with this Thank You campaign.
A huge Thank You to Glenn Holcombe for producing the graphics for digital, newspaper, poster, road sign and billboard formats, several of which required that he reconfigure the graphic.  Thank You also to Rotarians Ann Way, Mary Tempest, Carol Ziomek, Elaine Walker and Norm Kelly for their monetary donations to pay for the Jan 13 newspaper ad. 
If anyone else would like to donate to this PR effort to thank essential workers, please make a check payable to Tunkhannock Rotary and send to Elaine Walker with a notation that it is for Thank You PR.
Jan is Vocations Services Month
Jan is Vocational Services Month in Rotary.  According to the RI website: "The concept of vocational service calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster:
  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions:
  • Talk about your profession in your club and take time to learn about fellow members’ occupations.
  • Use your skills and expertise to serve a community.
  • Practice your profession with integrity and inspire others to behave ethically through your words and actions.
  • Help young people achieve their career goals.
  • Guide and encourage others in their professional development.
By undertaking these activities, you bring vocational service to life. Vocational service is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which we serve our communities around the world."

Dec 2020 Calendar Raffle
Thank You to everyone who entered our Calendar Raffle and congratulations to the winners listed below!  A big Thank You to those winners who donated their winnings back to the Club.
 Kevin Kitchnefsky
 Sheila Noble
 John Keker
 Mark Stankavage
 Matt & Sarah Davis
 Larry Noble
 Alison Wetherbee
 Mercedes Kromko
 Beckie Zaleppa
 Barbara Locker
 Tom Norville
 Terri Detrick
 Harry Sharpe
 Colleen McAleer
 Cathy Ciprich
 Francis Wilcox
 Clarissa Miller
 Jim Walsh
 Gary Jayne
 John Hovan
 Karen Fuller
 Zach Griffith
 Amy Markovitz
 Don Davis
 Christine Traver
 Steve Bray
 Melissa Romanoski
 Lucia Behler
 Ken Walker
 Shealynn Rogers Shave
 Aaron Hovan

In the highlights of the Jan 7 meeting, you will see that we are annually funding a student to attend HOBY.  So what is HOBY?
Founded in 1958 by actor Hugh O'Brian, the (HOBY) organization’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.
HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the US, serving local and international high school students. Students selected by their schools participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences.
The Tunkhannock Rotary Club makes an annual donation to the HOBY organization to help them pursue their mission. This program allows a student(s) from the Tunkhannock Area High School to participate in this experience.

Rotary Zoom Only Meetings in Jan
Due to the coronavirus pandemic in PA, Shadowbrook will not restart its food services until Feb. As a result, our weekly in-person and Zoom meetings will now be held exclusively via Zoom until further notice.  The Zoom link will be sent to all members a few days before each meeting. The flash meetings will also move to Zoom. 
Please stay safe and healthy and remember to wear your mask, practice social distancing and like your Mother always said, “Wash your hands!”
Looking for Stories for the Weekly Bulletin
Weekly Bulletin Editor Carol is looking for people who would like to write some articles for the Weekly Bulletin either on a regular basis or a one-off basis. Articles can be short contributions several paragraphs long on subjects relevant to Rotary or of interest to Rotarians.
Committee Chairs are welcome to write about the activities of their committees or ask for ideas to help enhance their programs.  Please contact Carol (at if you have an interest in making a contribution to the Weekly Bulletin.